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LisaMass Feb 18, 2007 08:31 AM

Looking for good Italian food, moderately priced in Beverly, Salem, Peabody, Danvers, etc. area.

Going for dinner tonight, so Cafe Grazziani is out (closed for dinner on Sundays.)

Thanks for any suggestions.

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    chompie Feb 18, 2007 03:20 PM

    Toscana Ristorante in Peabody. Search it here, i wrote up about it a few days ago. Also Calitri in Danvers. They have a website and theres a little from me here on them too. Where is Grazziani? and thanks for keeping me from checking out Wardhurst! I was curious too. I looked inside but didnt eat there.. Also Wakefield has Ristorante Molise and Portobello.

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      LisaMass Feb 18, 2007 04:51 PM

      Cafe Grazziani is on washington st in Salem - they do have a web site. It has been around, literally, forever. Food is easy, inexpensive and consistently pretty good. Not stellar, but good and consistent. At least worth checking out.

    2. Salbert Feb 18, 2007 04:12 PM

      Ristorante Molise in Wakefield is a sure hit!! LOVE the food- the service is always friendly and the prices are great!

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        ShelT54 Feb 18, 2007 04:50 PM

        Can't remember the name, but nice Italian restaurant in Salem right across the street from Hawthorne Hotel bar.

        1. saridt Feb 19, 2007 06:25 AM

          Zabaglione in Ipswich --they also have a smaller cafe next door.

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            Toby Winter Sep 17, 2010 10:01 AM

            I wouldn't really call this an Italian Restaurant. Menu is not what you might expect.

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            Zabaglione Restaurant
            10 Central St, Ipswich, MA 01938

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              hiddenboston Sep 17, 2010 11:44 AM

              Whoa, that's a huge bump for this thread! The OP was looking for suggestions for a night out......three and a half years ago. :-D

              But hey, when in Rome.....for moderately priced Italian north of Boston, I like Alia in Winthrop.

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                treb Sep 17, 2010 12:02 PM

                Talk about waking up the dead... Donatello's in the Danvers area on rt 1 is OK. I like Zabagloine in Ipswich very diverse menu but, no bargains there. For me it's Rino's in Eastie for old school Italian.

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            taxi Feb 22, 2007 01:36 PM

            Tonino's on Hamilton Street in Saugus. Tivoli's on Exchange Street in Malden.

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              hoohah Feb 22, 2007 07:37 PM

              Try Cafe Salerno in Beverly. But try it early. They close at 8 pm on Saturdays and earlier on other days. It's family run and quite entertaining. The pizza is good, the chicken marsala is awesome and the prices are more than fair. Just don't arrive at 8:15 and hungry.

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                jalapenopopper Mar 6, 2007 01:44 PM

                Calitri's, Rt. 1 South, Danvers. Home-made pasta, sauces and soups daily. Great prices and mellow atmosphere.

                1. Science Chick Sep 17, 2010 12:34 PM

                  Chianti's in Beverly is very nice and reasonably priced too. Live jazz most nights as well in the lounge!!

                  http://chiantibeverly.com/

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                    drewinmrblhd Sep 17, 2010 12:45 PM

                    Gallo Nero in Peabody has great food at moderate prices. Not much of an atmosphere but the food is made to order and they have an open kitchen. The "Fusilli ala Vodka" is spectacular!

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                    Gallo Nero
                    89 Main St, Peabody, MA 01960

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                      itsparadise Sep 20, 2010 06:49 PM

                      Petrillos in Peabody - very good, very reasonable.

                      http://petrillosrestaurant.com/

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                        surferbettygal Sep 21, 2010 11:11 AM

                        I agree, very reasonable and extremely delicious!!

                      2. ScubaSteve Sep 20, 2010 07:39 PM

                        what's the name of that place on 114 in Middleton right across from Richardson's? i had a very decent chicken parm there last year.

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                          Mahj Sep 21, 2010 02:46 AM

                          Teresa's

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