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Best Italian Restaurants in MetroWest & Southern Suburbs?

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ShelT54 Apr 8, 2007 02:18 PM

Looking for good mid-range Italian restaurants not as expensive as Il Capriccio for this weekend.

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    Blumie Apr 10, 2007 10:52 AM

    Add Tartufo in Newton to the list.

    1. hiddenboston Apr 9, 2007 10:11 AM

      I hear that Sweet Basil in Needham is outstanding.

      Might also be worth trying Tullio's in North Quincy. They have excellent Northern and Southern Italian dishes, and the prices are pretty good.

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        paulgardner Apr 9, 2007 05:46 AM

        Sweet Basil, Needham

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          alt11 Apr 9, 2007 09:39 AM

          Biagio on Moody Street in Waltham. Recently opened and ate there for the first time on Friday night. Food was terrific. Only drawback was the noise level - we were on the first floor and felt ourselves speaking louder than usual to be heard across the table. Already looking forward to going back, though!

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            wannbe_foodie Apr 10, 2007 09:35 AM

            Also went to Biagio this weekend... food was solid, and service was great, but I give two thumbs down for the hostess who made our group of 5 feel unwelcome and "lucky" to have have gotten a table at 6:30 (was empty at the time, but filled up 3/4's full by the time we left.)

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          Gabatta Apr 8, 2007 04:52 PM

          Cafe Bella in Randolph

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            bachslunch Apr 8, 2007 03:54 PM

            The good ones I can think of are varying degrees above mid-range: Tosca (Hingham), Tomasso (Southborough), Bridgeman's and Saporito's (Hull), Caffe Bella (Randolph), La Campania and Tuscan Grill (Waltham). Haven't tried Riva (Scituate) yet.

            And there's always the Federal Hill neighborhood in Providence, RI.

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              emilief Apr 8, 2007 03:51 PM

              Try Vela in Wellesley Hills. Great food, excellent service.

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