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Matt H Dec 14, 2007 05:26 AM

The first couple months here in Boston have been great, have had the opportunity to try out alot of what the city has to offer.

We have eaten in the North End a couple times, but I want the lowdown from everyone here. If you had to choose 2 restaurants in the North End to eat (One for a splurge and one that is affordable) which would you choose?

We would like to try one of them out this evening for dinner.

Thanks again!

M

  1. frankie Imbergamo Dec 27, 2007 03:25 AM

    tryout These.

    splurge

    Tresca
    Davides
    Prezza

    Affordable

    L"Osteria
    Loconte's
    Giacamo's

    are all Awsome

    Frankie Imbergamo

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      bachslunch Dec 17, 2007 03:21 PM

      Please feel free to check out the research I've done on the North End here:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/448599

      I assume you're up for Italian? For a splurge, I'd go with Mamma Maria or Prezza (open for dinner only). For super affordable lunch, Galleria Umberto. For pizza, Pizzeria Regina. For mid-range sit-down, Antico Forno or Pagliuca's.

      1. frankie Imbergamo Dec 16, 2007 04:09 AM

        Splurge

        Mama Marias
        Tresca
        Prezza
        Davides
        Bricco
        Strega
        Maurizios
        Taranta

        affordable and good

        L'Osteria
        Pagluicas
        Giacamo;s
        Carmen
        Ricardo;s

        Frankie Imbergamo

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          Pegmeister Dec 14, 2007 08:27 AM

          I would begin the evening with oysters and champagne from Neptune, move on to some lovely comfort food at Antico Forno; and then I would be torn between a pastry from Marias or an expresso martini at Paradiso!

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            Bostonbob3 Dec 14, 2007 09:55 AM

            Pegmeister, I saw Ravensclaw at Pete's last night..

            I believe it was a red. Ravensclaw "Blend" I think.

            We miss you.

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              Pegmeister Dec 14, 2007 10:31 AM

              The red may be leftover, because I drink the chardonnay. I even e-mailed Somers group to ask them about it and they never responded. It looks like all their pubs are going to Copperidge. At least that's what they told me in Hennessey's. Guess they don't care too much about what the customer wants. I guess I could switch to red!

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            saltyair Dec 14, 2007 06:27 AM

            Splurge-
            Lucca
            Prezza

            Affordable-
            Pagiluca's
            Mother Anna's

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              Boston Scene Dec 14, 2007 07:45 AM

              Splurge: Prezza, but worth it!!
              Affordable: Bacco (its moderately priced, more expensive than Regina and what not, but its much more formal and has entrees) I always recommend this restaurant as my go for great food that doesn't break the bank!

            2. Matt H Dec 14, 2007 06:14 AM

              This is great info, the menu at Antico Forno looks great. Lets expand it a little more, which place would you pick in the NE to go out for a pastry/espresso afterwards?

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                Bostonbob3 Dec 14, 2007 06:23 AM

                The Modern is my fav for pastry.

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                  Taralli Dec 14, 2007 07:38 AM

                  Maria's for sfogliatelle: http://www.northendboston.com/marias/...

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                    pslopian Dec 14, 2007 07:46 AM

                    What about Mike's?

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                      Taralli Dec 14, 2007 08:03 AM

                      Naw, Modern or Maria's.

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                      Northender Dec 14, 2007 11:17 AM

                      I don't think Maria's stays open in the evening although it is the place for sfogliatelle with Modern a very close second.

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                    Taralli Dec 14, 2007 05:48 AM

                    Splurge: Prezza: http://www.prezza.com/

                    Affordable: Antico Forno & they have a lot more than pizza from their wood oven: http://www.anticofornoboston.com/

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                      Bostonbob3 Dec 14, 2007 05:57 AM

                      Oh, yeah, totally forgot about Prezza. Very tasty. Good add.

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                      Bostonbob3 Dec 14, 2007 05:29 AM

                      Spurge:

                      Mamma Maria
                      Taranta
                      Terramia
                      Neptune Oyster

                      Affordable:

                      Antico Forno
                      Pizzeria Regina
                      Daily Catch
                      Pomodoro

                      Somewhere in between:

                      Marco
                      Carmen

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                        Matt H Dec 14, 2007 05:36 AM

                        Bostonbob,

                        Are Antico Forno and Regina's good for just pizza or are most of their dishes on par with the other restaurants in the NE?

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                          Bostonbob3 Dec 14, 2007 05:56 AM

                          Regina's is just pizza. Antico Forno has excellent oven baked pizzas, but also a full menu of pretty darn good Italian favs.

                          Here's their menu:

                          http://www.anticofornoboston.com/dinn...

                          Their Rigatoni Salsiccia E Ricotta is one of my favorite cold weather dishes.

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