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Caserta44 Oct 29, 2006 02:56 AM

Do they do a lunch menu? or just dinner?

  1. seefood Oct 30, 2006 01:18 AM

    This is not exactly responsive to your question, but I'd suggest staying away from Pomodoro. Here's why:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    There are plenty of good restaurants in Boston that treat people with respect. They deserve our support. Pomodoro doesn't.

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      Caserta44 Oct 30, 2006 03:25 AM

      I luckily have bever met the owner or someone too rude here but ive only been twice, Ive seen a ton of negative feedback for the service but the food id really good. Its really unbelievable the stories ive heard

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        kbw18 Oct 30, 2006 08:01 PM

        I've been going to Pomodoro for about seven years, maybe longer. Never had a problem - in fact, the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. I have always liked the food, although I miss the old handwritten menus that went by the wayside with the recent renovation.

        I have seen the staff at many small North End restaurants be less friendly to people who break the unwritten rules about how to wait for a table. That does not give a good image for tourists, but may be what's in play. Or it could just be that every restaurant has a bad day once in a while.

        1. re: kbw18
          seefood Oct 30, 2006 08:15 PM

          I wonder what unwritten rules you refer to. I am a former restaurateur; I've managed dining rooms, seated people, handled reservations, consoled guests when their tables weren't ready on time, etc. I know what it is like to be the one dealing with the public and so I'm always extra-nice to the host/hostess, as well as the servers.

          Also, I'm not a tourist; I live here.

          As for our Pomodoro experience, I can't imagine what unwritten rule we broke. When the dude told us that it would be a 25-minute wait, we didn't make a fuss; we just went down the street to Cafe Graffiti and had a drink. We waited patiently for 45 minutes before giving up. Do the unwritten rules require more?

          1. re: kbw18
            tatamagouche Oct 30, 2006 08:49 PM

            "Unwritten rules" and "hospitality" seem to me mutually exclusive concepts. You extend hospitality to strangers; only insiders know unwritten rules. Restaurants are in the hospitality business. My few experiences at Pomodoro have been positive ones; but a clear majority on this board have had negative experiences--that doesn't sound like an occasional bad day.

        2. limster Oct 29, 2006 03:54 AM

          I believe it's the same menu for lunch and dinner.

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