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Mar 23, 2007 07:44 AM

Old Fashioned Antipasto

I love antipasto salads especially the ones that are so big they could easily feed 4-6. I do love the antipasto at Teatro but If I am looking for a big old school antipasto, where do I go? I like them with lots of hot peppers, eggs, tuna, anchovies, salami, ham, olives and lots of good oil and vinegar. Does anyone have a favorite place that serves them? Thanks.

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  1. It's self-serve but the antipasto table at Vinny's at Night in Somerville is pretty big, with lots of options. Ninelives had a picture of the table posted recently.

    1. I know exactly what you're looking for - it's typically at so-called "red sauce" places. A base of crisp iceberg lettuce, tomato, onions, marinated eggplant, marinated mushrooms, other marinateds, slices of meats and cheeses, pepperoncinis...tuna, egg, and anchovies on some...

      I am willing to bet that Italian places in Medford for example has this -

      (My father happens to make a great one, but that's not for sale, unfortunately.)

      I think I had a good one at Pagliuca's in the North End, once upon a time.

      I love the antipasto table at Vinny's, but that is definitely not the "old school" antipasto that you are looking for. But I think Vinny's also has the "old school" antipasto on the menu, separate from the table.

      1. I like the antipasto at the Venetian in Weymouth; lots of what you mention in your post is included in it.

        1. Don't laugh. Bertucci's has a traditional type of antipasto and it's good. At least the one at Bertucci's in Brookline Village is or was a few years back.

          1. The New Bridge in Chelsea has Antipasto just like you want.
            12" Platter.. Bed of lettuce, red onions, pepronccini, tomato, olives egg and about 2 pounds of meats and cheeses. I do not remember if it has tuna and anchovies , but im sure they will add it for you