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Where to eat at North End?

CJ25 Jul 10, 2007 12:46 PM

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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    Bostonbob3 RE: CJ25 Jul 10, 2007 12:53 PM

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


    Gratuities gratefully accepted.

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      CJ25 RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 10, 2007 01:00 PM

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

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        Taralli RE: CJ25 Jul 10, 2007 01:16 PM

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

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      Blumie RE: CJ25 Jul 10, 2007 12:58 PM

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

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        Bostonbob3 RE: Blumie Jul 10, 2007 01:05 PM

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

        Here's the website:


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          pollystyrene RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 10, 2007 08:04 PM

          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?

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        mouths2feed RE: CJ25 Jul 10, 2007 11:32 PM

        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.

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          mouths2feed RE: CJ25 Jul 10, 2007 11:38 PM

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

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            pollystyrene RE: mouths2feed Jul 11, 2007 12:50 AM

            Sounds nice. How is the food at Fiore?

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              mouths2feed RE: pollystyrene Jul 11, 2007 01:16 AM

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

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            CJ25 RE: CJ25 Jul 11, 2007 10:18 AM

            Does Fiore have a good vibe/atmosphere?

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              ChefJune RE: CJ25 Jul 11, 2007 10:30 AM

              I like it!

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                JCPope RE: CJ25 Jul 11, 2007 10:56 AM

                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).

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                  CJ25 RE: JCPope Jul 11, 2007 11:04 AM

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

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