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Feb 25, 2008 12:32 PM

Places in Medford

Daughter is on the move again! Must be the leading sport in Boston. I'm now looking for restaurants in this area. Always looking for Italian and seafood. Will be very happy with a restaurant serving good comfort food ie, mac & cheese, meatloaf etc. Please and thank you in advance.

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  1. For good Italian food in Medford I would recommend: Bocelli's on Main Street, Raso's Grill on Mystic Ave, Bob's on Main Street and Regina Pizza at Station Landing (Wellington Circle next to Kelly's Roast Beef). For good seafood in Medford I would recommend Moulton's on Winthrop Street.

    Moulton's Seafood Restaurant
    178 Winthrop St, Medford, MA 02155

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

    Bocelli's Restaurant & Pizza
    374 Main St, Medford, MA

    209 Mystic Ave, Medford, MA 02155

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    1. re: buffet king

      Thanks for reminding me BK...we've been meaning to try out Moulton's for a long time now but keep forgetting. Can you give me some details of their menu? Prices? Do they do a large variety of fish plates? Mostly fried? How fresh are we talking about in relation to say Courthouse Seafood on Cambridge St? Any info. is helpful.

      1. re: Sal Monella

        Sal, I can't find my copy of last years Moulton's menu. I got a fishermen's platter last year for $16.99. A large order of their homemade clam chowder was $5.00 last year. I'm not sure if there prices have increased for 2008. Moulton's has fried, baked, broiled and I think cajun cooked seafood. I haven't bought fish or fried dinners at Courthouse Seafood in Cambridge. I can tell you that the owner of Moulton's goes to the fish pier in Boston every morning to buy what he needs for the day. I went to Moulton's several times last year and all the seafood was definately fresh. I haven't been to Moulton's for 2008 yet! Hope this information helps. If you do go to Moulton's let us know if you liked it?

        1. re: buffet king

          Thanks BK. This definitely helps. We'll give it a shot in the near future and report back.

        2. re: Sal Monella

          Moultons get fish fresh daily... they have baked/broiled and fried dinners. They even have combo plates where you pick 2 or 3 from a list... They offer a large variety of fish and it's not all fried either.
          You won't be sorry... I would try it out during the week (Tues-Thurs) expecially now during lent the weekends can be extremely busy...

      2. You could also try Kelly's Roast Beef at Station Landing in Medford for their lobster rolls and double cheeseburgers.

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        1. re: buffet king

          I would also add Nappi Meats on Salem Street (Route 60) for their pizza and meatball subs.

          Nappi Meats & Groceries
          370 Salem Street Route 60, Medford, MA 02155

        2. my fave medford resto is chili garden which has some serious sichuan cuisine. i guess it's not meatloaf but it's comfort food to me !

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          1. re: mr mangia

            I agree, and if you like sichuan style cuisine, this is the best and most authentic in the entire Boston area !!!

          2. Moulton's is excellent for seafood. I am not a huge fan of Bocelli's but it is decent Italian-American in a crunch. Right on the Medford/Somerville line, my pick for Italian is Li'l Vinny's on Medford St. Across the street is Olde Magoun's Saloon with good Irish pub/comfort food, and across the way you can get pretty good steak tips & fries at On The Hill Tavern.

            I like Italian cold cut subs at Bob's & I get some Italian grocery & deli items (great stuffed cherry peppers with provolone & proscuitto) items there, but in my opinion their dinners & other subs just aren't that good anymore (I would say 5 years ago I ate there every week, now it is very rare).

            For pan-Asian take-out, my pick is Sei Bar. Chili Garden in the square used to get a lot of good reviews but I have never been. Also in the square there is Chung Ki Wa for Korean, The Lighthouse for breakfast, and Modern Pastry for sweets.

            For bread & pizza dough I always go to Italo's.

            There are also lots of options very close to the Medford line in Ball Sq & Davis Sq. (Soundbites, Ball Sq Cafe for breakfast, Tu y Yo for Mexican, Dave's Fresh Pasta for excellent panini, cheeses, prepared "comfort foods," wine & of course, fresh pasta)

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            1. re: saridt

              Is L'il Vinny's open for lunch?
              I love Chun Ki Wa, best lunch deal going.

              1. re: 4chowpups

                According to their website, Lil Vinny's is not open for lunch.

                There's a decent Vietnamese/Chinese place in Medford Sq., too, Pho Yan. The Chinese side looks pretty American but the family's originally Chinese.

            2. A third for Moulton's! I miss that place. Haven't gotten back there since we moved west. Thanks for reminding me we need to get there soon.