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Jul 10, 2007 12:46 PM

Where to eat at North End?

I need to find a place to eat at the North End for a group of work people, there will be about 10 of us going for dinner. We are all co-workers and all are visiting the area for the first time including myself. Where would you recommend we eat - we want a place that is semi-casual, trendy, fun and serves good food. A place with outdoor seating would be good but that is not a must. Any suggestions are appreciated!

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  1. Taking all your requirements into consideration, I hearby decree that you shall be dining at:


    Gratuities gratefully accepted.

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    1. re: Bostonbob3

      So you think Prezza! What kind of crowd/atmosphere is there?

      1. re: CJ25

        Prezza is a very hip, snazzy place. Ask for the big table up front for your party.

    2. Mamma Maria is another good choice for a group of your size.

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      1. re: Blumie

        CJ25, Prezza has good food, a good bar, upscale scene, all in a reasonably priced, fairly casual setting.

        Here's the website:

        1. re: Bostonbob3

          Mamma Maria and Prezza are my two NE favorites, but I wouldn't consider Mamma Maria trendy, or Prezza particularly fun (plus, the atmosphere is casual, but the prices certainly aren't!) Maybe Taranta?

      2. There are not a lot of outdoor dining options in the North End, but there are some Al Fresco/open air restaurants worth considering. I know that one place has rooftop dining- is it Lucca? Il Panino on Parmenter Street just opened a patio recently, as well. Both have good, reasonably priced food.

        1. Correction- I just looked into it and Fiore is the restaurant with the roofdeck dining. I apologize!

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          1. re: mouths2feed

            Sounds nice. How is the food at Fiore?

            1. re: pollystyrene

              It is pretty good. Not as upscale as Prezza, but also not as pricey.

          2. Does Fiore have a good vibe/atmosphere?

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              1. re: CJ25

                The only thing Fiore really has going for it is the roof deck, and if it is a nice night, it will be jammed. The food is NOT great and the "vibe" is nothing special at Fiore. I would try Taranta, or if your budget allows, try Tresca (but sit downstairs because it is more fun).

                1. re: JCPope

                  After reading reviews I think Fiore is out. Dinner is for tonight so I think it will be nice out. How about Bacco?