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Sep 26, 2007 06:37 PM

No. Easton, MA dining recommendations sought

Any suggestions for upscale dining in or around North Easton, MA would be appreciated. Within 1/2 hour drive, if possible. Thanks.

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  1. Colonel Blackinton Inn in Attleboro is 32 mins away according to Mapquest; it's very good. You might want to do a board search for Mansfield or Foxboro...those towns are closer than Attleboro.

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    1. re: JaneRI

      Thanks. I've actually been to the Col. Blackington Inn and it was excellent. I've heard negative things about Luciano's in Wrentham. Any experience there?

      1. re: Jane Hyde

        No, sorry - I've heard both good and bad about Luciano's but never been. Ditto rmperry's post....heard good things about Tr. della Nonna in Mansfield...and it's close, too.

    2. Trattoria della Nonna in Mansfield gets good reviews. I have not been there, but my brother said it was excellent.

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      1. re: rmperry

        Thanks. I'll put this on the list to try.

      2. Brennan's took over the former Blackthorne Tavern on 138 just past 106 in Easton. A very cozy place with a big fireplace and frequent live music (folk, irish).

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        1. re: jcantin

          Thanks for the tip. Years ago there was a restaurant "1882 House" or something similar. Any idea if that is still around? I don't remember exactly where it was, just that it wasn't far from Easton.

          1. re: Jane Hyde

            You are thinking of the Irish Embassy Pub, in a fantastic old building, horse stalls still in the back. It was once owned by the late Tommy McGann who moved it up to Portland St near the Garden. Tommy passed in 1998 in a car accident. Many great times were had in this place, upstairs, downstairs the occasional ceilidh would break out...

            Of course, it is now a strip mall with a Dollar Store, a pet store and an AT&T store.

        2. My family dined at Trattoria Della Nonna this summer and the food was very good. Ingredients were fresh - nicely presented. It's near my daughter's school, Wheaton College in Norton, and we will gladly return again. It's not that far from Easton.

          1. My local favorites for upscale dining are Coriander in downtown Sharon (French bistro with American twists), and Bon Caldo on Rte.1 in Norwood for upmarket Italian, with an outstanding wine list.

            Luciano's is very "old-fashioned", not in a good way. It reminds me of eating at Pier 4, in Boston. I'd avoid it. Trattoria della Nonna is good, but I prefer both the food and the atmosphere at Bon Caldo.

            Also, have you tried Cafe Bella in Randolph? It's a pain to get into, but the Northern Italian food is excellent.

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            1. re: winedude

              Thanks for the tip regarding Cafe Bella. Haven't tried it, but will try to get there.

              1. re: Jane Hyde

                Second Corriander... avoid Lucianos.... ! It's like adequate wedding banquet food... nothing extraordinary...