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Limoncello or 5NorthSquare

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Hello North End Experts: Can you give any advice or reviews on either of the above. Friends of mine are coming to town and they suggested either of these spots. Your thoughts please. Thanks!

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    1. I've briefly considered trying both of these places a few times, but can't really get excited about either of their menus. They both seem members of that great middle tier of fairly interchangeable, tourist-oriented North End places where big portions are part of the attraction. I'd love to hear some good reasons why I should try them; neither seems to get much attention on this board.

        1. I've had one of the worst meals of my life at Lemoncello. Bad food, bad service and no assistance of any kind from the owner. I would never go back or recommend it to anyone. Money would have been better spent anywhere else.

          1. Okay, I will step up to the plate in favor of Limoncello. I believe it is possible to have a bad meal anywhere, and unforgivable if the management doesn't seem to care. Having said that, I have eaten there many times, and even entertain business associates there. Service has always been attentive and pleasant. The food has been very good, with the rosette being my favorite offering. It isn't going to give the "gourmet" places a lot of competition, but it also isn't priced to. For a decent, family-style restauramt. I consider it one of the better ones in the North End.