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sarahlinsey Aug 24, 2006 08:12 PM

Looking for good and moderately priced place for party of 5. Recently went to Euno and was unimpressed. Thinking about Strega, Massimino's or Antico Forno. Any comments on these or suggestions for something else? Grazie!

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    foodie72 Aug 24, 2006 08:14 PM

    Prego! Mamma Maria has a three course chef special that has never dissapointed. I don't know if it is moderately priced, but well worth every penny.

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    1. re: foodie72
      mcel215 Aug 25, 2006 02:22 PM

      I love Mamma Maria, but don't find that it is in the moderate range. However; Antico Forno is :).

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      mwk Aug 24, 2006 08:17 PM


      I like Antico Forno, and you'd probably enjoy that also.

      Other choices would be La Summa on Fleet St. or L'Osteria.

      1. MC Slim JB Aug 24, 2006 08:23 PM

        I haven't been to Massimino's for a few years, but remember it fondly. Antico Forno is excellent, casual, and high-value for the neighborhood, strongly recommended, especially for wood-oven dishes like pizzas and baked pastas.

        Strega is so comically awful on so many counts, I don't know where to begin. It is a cheesy theme-park concept masquerading as a real restaurant. In the sort-of mid-priced range with worthy food, I quite like Carmen.

        I've had a couple of spectacular meals at La Brace lately, but it isn't exactly cheap. It focuses on grilled meats, many of which run to just about $30, with pasta dishes in the low teens, but it's a terrific little neighborhood place, still largely undiscovered, and well worth looking into. Thanks, Limster, for that tip!

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          Bostonbob3 Aug 24, 2006 08:28 PM

          Out of the places you mentioned, I'd go with Antico Forno. Another mid-priced restaurant I like on Salem Street is Rabia's.

          1. hiddenboston Aug 24, 2006 08:33 PM

            I'd go with Antico Forno, too. Unlike many places in the North End, they have excellent pizza AND excellent entrees.

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              sarahlinsey Aug 25, 2006 02:09 PM

              Thanks all - we're going with Antico Forno and I've noted the other recommendations for our next North End outing!

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              1. re: sarahlinsey
                Taralli Aug 28, 2006 04:35 PM

                Antico Forno report, please :-)

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