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mom & pop old world Italian restaurant east Boston?

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have heard of a great place in eastie old school, what is the name?

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  1. I'm guessing you're thinking of Caffe Italia. Very good old school Italian/Italian-American, with a really nice caffe as well.

    1. Could it be Rino's Place http://www.rinosplace.com/

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      Rino's Place
      258 Saratoga Street, Boston, MA 02128

      1. caffe italia and rino's place are both great little old scool italian restaurants in eastie...if you want a quick bit during the day, meridian market (proscuitto and mozzarella sub), and milano's (chix, broc, ziti, and ravioli) and great bets.

        1. Could also be Jeveli's in Day Square, though I think Rino's and Caffe Italia are both better...

          1. What about Carmine's?

            1. You mean Carmen's (Kitchen)? I guess it could be any one of these places. There's a great East Boston chow discussion in a previous topic, it might be there if it's not here.

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/448448

              Maybe it's Zafferanos, though I hear they've closed. Can anyone verify that?

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              1. re: erwocky

                Zafferano's (RIP) was great but not old school. I just ate at Jeveli's Sunday afternoon and it was old school but decidedly not great.

              2. There is also Marios on Chelsea Street in East Boston

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                1. re: FoodArt

                  Is Mario's still open? I went there a few years ago and had a so-so meal. Definitely old-school, though!