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Pizza and Beer in the North End....

vegchefboston Sep 19, 2006 10:50 PM

or somewhere near southie. Nowhere 'fancy.' for a 25th birthday\just a few friends... help soon please

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  1. tatamagouche RE: vegchefboston Sep 19, 2006 10:57 PM

    Well, Pizzeria Regina, of course! For something slightly fancier but not as good, Nebo.

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      Bostonbob3 RE: vegchefboston Sep 20, 2006 01:02 PM

      Regina. Or Antico Forno.

      Or, grab a pie at Haymarket Pizza and bring it next door into Pete's Pub. That would probably be the most fun (and the cheapest).

      1. hiddenboston RE: vegchefboston Sep 20, 2006 01:26 PM

        Definitely Pizzeria Regina. If they are packed, Antico Forno is a great choice, as Bob says.

        This is where I really miss the European!

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          michela RE: vegchefboston Sep 20, 2006 02:15 PM


          1. CocoDan RE: vegchefboston Sep 20, 2006 03:16 PM

            I second, third and fourth Reginas!

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              Pegmeister RE: vegchefboston Sep 20, 2006 03:19 PM

              Reginas and Antico Forno are both good choices, but lately I've been going to the Waterfront Cafe in the North End. They make a great pizza and they also have stuffed fried olives!!

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                hiddenboston RE: Pegmeister Sep 20, 2006 03:32 PM

                Pegmeister, could you give a little more info on the Waterfront Cafe? How are their other entrees? What is the clientele like there?

                I'm leading a group of 20-25 people through the North End and areas around there in a few weeks and am looking for a very casual place in the North End afterwards. Sounds like this might be a good place to go.

              2. gini RE: vegchefboston Sep 20, 2006 04:18 PM

                Does Ernesto's serve beer?

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                  JenC1973 RE: gini Sep 20, 2006 04:21 PM

                  Ernesto's does serve beer. I went there recently after reading a lot of posts on here about it. I was very disappointed. Couldn't compare to Regina's, Galleria Umberto's or Santarpio's. Don't know if you've tried it yet. It's also a small place, so if you have a larger group, you might want to keep that in mind.

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                    a l i c e RE: gini Sep 20, 2006 04:22 PM

                    Yup. And rough table wine - perfect for pizza, in my opinion. Ernesto's was going to be my vote, although it might be too small for the OP's birthday group?

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                      tatamagouche RE: a l i c e Sep 20, 2006 04:37 PM

                      I love Ernesto's too but for a birthday party, counter service and fluorescent lights might not be the way to go...

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                    Pegmeister RE: vegchefboston Sep 20, 2006 04:58 PM

                    Hiddenboston - The Waterfront Cafe is the type of place you like to hang out and watch a game, but get there early on those days, it gets crowded. Their menu runs from sandwiches to pasta, pizza etc. I mostly go for the pizza or the stuffed olives. However, one time the kitchen made a mistake and gave me fried scallops instead of the olives and they were quite good - once I got over the shock tasting fish and expecting cheese!!! Here's their website http://www.waterfront-cafe.com

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                      9lives RE: Pegmeister Sep 20, 2006 06:42 PM

                      I hear they make a good burger too.

                      It's a good place to meet a Coast Guardsman or woman because it's across the street from USCG station.

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                        gini RE: 9lives Sep 20, 2006 07:14 PM

                        Isn't that a sweet sentiment.

                    2. halaluia13 RE: vegchefboston Sep 23, 2006 04:59 AM

                      Pizza Regina without question...Nebo is great for a fancier outing

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