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Jan 3, 2008 06:21 PM

Need crudite and cold cut platter in Arlington area - where to order?

I'm hosting a birthday party (an adult party, not a kid's party!) for 30 people on Sunday and want to order some cold cuts, etc. tomorrow. Where's good?

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  1. My first thought would be D'Agostino's -- and then you can go a block up Mass Ave and get a platter of cookies at Lakota Bakery!

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    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

      for salads, I would go to La Provence in Concord, MA.

      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        Great recommendations D'Agostinos and Lakota. Bob's is really good but not worth the drive with D'Agostinos in Arlington.

      2. Depending on where in Arlington you are, I'd recommend either Neillio's in Lexington or Bob's in Medford. Neillio's roasts their own turkey breast and roast beef daily and has all kinds of home made entrees and sides. Bob's is a more old school Italian deli with everything from prosciutto and sopresatta to steak tips and sausages.


        Bob's Imported Food & Catering
        324 Main St, Medford, MA 02155

        Neillios Gourmet Farm
        53 Bedford St, Lexington, MA

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        1. re: BJK

          Another vote for Bob's in Medford. Bob's is the only place that I get my cold cut platters. They also have good potato salad and their rolls make great sandwiches.

          1. re: buffet king

            Another place to try is Roche Bros. in Burlington

        2. If you are in South Arlington or the Center, La Bella Foods in West Medford is a bit closer than Bob's (and D'Agostino's) but is a similar Italian deli with prepared foods. (Bob's or even a bit further Maria's Cold Cuts in Somerville are a bit better and more complete.)

          For a less expensive option, La Ronga on Somerville ave near Porter Square does platters. I slightly prefer McKinnon's selection, but I don't think they do platters. Sessa's nearby has more interesting salumi. Dave's fresh pasta could also do something interesting.