Reading restaurants...cafe capri
- yummymummy Sep 21, 2005 11:31 PM
Just moved to reading and looking to know whats decent..seen it but haven't been to Cafe Capri on Main street.. how is it? Looking for everything from take-out, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, etc...would appreciate the help!!!
I like Mandarin Reading for Chinese take-out and they have a great sushi bar.
The Horseshoe (North Reading) has great ribs and bar-b-que.
Bangkok Spice on Haven Street is good inexpensive Thai. The Duck Walk is good (much) more expensive Thai. Richardson's ice cream has a store in the Jordan's Furniture on Walker's Brook Drive/North Ave. Capri is ok for pizza and calzones...haven't had their other stuff in a while. Town Pizza in the center has good pizza, too. The Reading Wine store in the center is nice for gourmet goodies. I'm completely blanking on the name of the restaurant in the center (on the corner, near the wine store) that has good drinks and food...when I remember, I'll post.
Pho Number One in Woburn is worth a visit. Very simple, no-frills interior. Food is tasty and reasonable.
Take 128S to 38. Go right and continue straight. Pho Number One is on your left, a small storefront.
Savory Tastes on Main St. in Reading is an excellent place! It is not a take-out place but has closer to a find dining menu, though at more moderate prices. the menu changes 4 times a year, for each season. The food and service has always been great for me, and I have been there over a dozen times. All my friends and relatives who have gone there have enjoyed it very much too.
And for the best Italian sub anywhere, try Little Chucks Deli on Washington St.(it is on the bend driving away from 28 towards Home Depot, Jordans etc.).
Capri is an old standby for us. It's a comfy casual place to go and eat casual and very decent italian. Check your mail, cuz they have been having free entree coupons which makes it even better! They make a veggie pasta which is excellent, with zucchini, mushrooms eggplant and onions. Hubby loves the pizza and calzones. Its a little too chewy for me and i like blander sauce, but it is better than a lot of places. I used to love their shrimp dishes but they have switched to a smaller less tender shrimp lately. Good eggplant parm too. The sauces are really good though, cream, garlic and oil , marinara and i think a wine sauce, but havent had that one. They are counter service all day and waitress at night. The waitresses are all great. The have BBQ but i havent tried it. But everytime we want to go somewhere easy and good we end up there. Also in North Reading there is another italian place called Marios. Its a sub shop but they make half of it romantic and cafe-ish. Went quite a while ago but the shrimp dishes were great and the pizza was very Reginas-like.
I second Duck Walk in Wakefield for good (if a little pricy) Thai. The sushi place next door to it (Sushi Island) is also very good and has live jazz on some nights. And just a couple stores down from that is a good ice cream place.
If you're venturing into Woburn, China Pearl has Dim Sum on the weekends and Lanna Thai Diner is pretty good less expensive Thai - better than Bangkok Spice in my opinion.
In Reading, Venetian Moon is a little pricy as well - but very good. I love the wine and cheese shop next to it. Twin Seafood on Main Street just opened up and it has really good deals on seafood dinners (takeout and a small sit down area).
Sushi Island is one of my favorites. I am there at least 3 times a month and I've NEVER been disappointed. Sure it's not as good as Oishii II in Sudbury, but it is MUCH better than the place in Lawrence across from the movie theaters on 114, MUCH better than the place in Andover behind main st and the atmosphere is great with the live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.