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Jan 2, 2007 04:06 PM

North End Boston

does anybody know a good restaurant for the dollar in the Northend of Boston.

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  1. My own feeling is that most of them aren't worth the money, even though many are pretty reasonable. Some picks:

    Low end: Pizzeria Regina (it's pizza only), Antico Forno

    Mid-range: La Brace, Carmen

    High end: Prezza, Mamma Maria

    1. There are many threads on this subject, so you might want to do a search, but a few I would recommend include La Summa on Fleet Street, Antico Forno (pizza and Italian) on Salem Street, and Galleria Umberto (Sicilian pizza) on Hanover Street.

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      1. re: hiddenboston

        No Rabia's? I think it's very good for the money.

        Umberto's is lunch-only, of course, but one heck of a value.

        Despite some recent complaints here, I still like Antico Forno.

        1. re: Bostonbob3

          Yes, definitely Rabia's. For some reason, that one slipped my mind. Darn brain cells....

          Another good one that is inexpensive is Pagliuca's on Parmenter Street. Great lasagna, excellent pastas in general, and definitely reasonable.

        2. Our visits to the NE have been one disapointment after another over the past few years.

          Except for Pizzeria Regina and Neptune Oyster, I am pretty much all done with the NE.

          Try Vinny's at Night or Lil Vinny's in Somerville for great Italian at an even better price.

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          1. re: Gabatta

            gabatta... you took the words right out of my mouth... the only 2 reasons to go to the NE are the 2 spots you mentioned... Regina's and Neptune Oyster Bar. Nice.....

            1. re: Gabatta

              How is the neighborhood for Vinnys. Where is little Vinnys?

              1. re: Formiaforever

                Steadily improving. I'd strongly suggest you consider purchasing real estate nearby.

                1. re: CportJ

                  we purchased real estate near vinny's in 2002 and have seen lots of value added with a recent appraisal. The neighborhood has always been safe for us, even when we left a door open overnight or for a few hours and UPS has told us it's one of the safest for delivery. It's not suburban, it can strewn with trash (sanitation workers don't help) but it is safe and multi cultural/multi ethic and we like it. With Assembly Square developing, likely to become gentrified more.

                  Little Vinny's was some blocks away and closed some time ago.

                  I need to try Vinny's again soon. Since they got a Globe article and lots of publicity, a few years ago, seems to have taken a slide in quality and rising prices. Full bar now....interesting developments in restaurants and now Sarma is not far away! A great winter farmers market after the popular summer market, small business food entrepreneurs, Brownyn in Union Square, lots of ethnic food markets. Capone foods in Union a favorite for food shopping as well.

            2. I just went to Cibo for the first time and thought it was pretty good, and not that expensive. I had a very good linguini with clam sauce. The only thing that wasn't so hot was the bread, but it's a minor quibble.

              1. Daily Catch is pretty reasonable for pasta/seafood dishes.

                Red sauce..Artu is a good value. Their roast lamb/eggplant sandwich is great for lunch.

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                1. re: 9lives

                  I really agree with Artu and Ernesto's on Salem has always made nice slices of pizza pretty cheaply.