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Davis Square restaurant

uman Jan 2, 2007 07:53 PM

There is a new italian place behind the Rosebud Diner.
Does anyone know anything about it? Tried it?

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  1. gini RE: uman Jan 2, 2007 10:23 PM

    I haven't been to it, but I believe it's owned by the same folks as Rosebud's. Which is why I've never been to it.

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      phoebek RE: gini Jan 3, 2007 12:03 AM

      excellent judgment, gini. i haven't been either.

    2. enhF94 RE: uman Jan 3, 2007 11:08 AM

      It's called La Spina, and I stopped by a little while back to talk to them when they first opened. The woman was quite proud that they use very little salt in the recipes, and pointed to the bolognese as "what we're proudest to recommend."

      I didn't try it and I probably will at some point, but I was concerned by those highlights.

      1. Sal Monella RE: uman Jan 3, 2007 03:50 PM

        That location has seen as much turnover (going back to its days as the Surrey Room) as Sauce/400 Highland has in recent memory. We went there a few iterations ago and were not impressed at all...can't even remember its name any more. We thought of trying it then came to our senses and went with a tried and true place. We seem to have Italian restaurants coming out of every pore now.

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          betta RE: Sal Monella Feb 27, 2007 12:36 PM

          That is a different Italian place -- there is one behind the Rosebud and another where Sauce/400 Highland used to be.

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            tamerlanenj RE: betta Feb 27, 2007 01:32 PM

            Sauce is gone already?

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              Sgt Snackers RE: tamerlanenj Feb 28, 2007 04:26 AM

              Sauce left, then it was 400 Highland for a short while. It's now Sagra, you can find a lot of posts here on it - pretty good place IMHO.

        2. swortis RE: uman Feb 27, 2007 05:15 AM

          Ate there Friday. Leisurely service, which we enjoyed, and very nice food: clams steamed in wine; tomato salad; swordfish and shrimp over fresh pasta with a light lemony sauce; osso bucco over a creamy risotta. Nice friendly vibe; decent wine list etc. Four of us ate ourselves silly and downed three bottles of wine for about $200. I hope it survives.

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            sukisooo RE: uman Feb 27, 2007 01:06 PM

            Why not just go eat at Gargoyles bar? The best in Davis.

            1. Dr.Jimbob RE: uman Feb 28, 2007 12:16 PM

              The place is called La Spina. There's been a moderate amount of traffic on this board already about the place. I wrote first impressions a few threads back -- punch line is very good food, puzzlingly clueless service.

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