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North End Treats

Just off the pike in Framingham on 30 looked open. Anyone know the scoop? Logo has fire.Brick oven?

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  1. North end treats is awesome!
    Yes just opened and they will have delivery starting April 15th. I have only had the gelato and a bite of the lobster tail cream pastry a friend at work gave me but the pastries are delicious!
    It was recomended to me by a friend who raved about the sauce they use for thier pizza. They have a great menu that is extensive, salads, pastries, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, tea, coffee,panninis and wraps, and other great items. The website www.northendtreats.com It is not up and running yet last I heard. They do not have seating as of yet when I went last week. (I am not sure they will as it is a small place).
    Anyway check it out! It is well worth it!

    1. yes, they are open.. they did a soft opening on Tuesday, without advertising..they just opened the doors to see what kind of foot traffic they would receive..its the cousin of my wife's place..we were in there a couple of weeks ago for a sampling of the food and everything is amazing.. spread the word..this place will definitely satisfy.. the menu is extensive, from pizza, to panini sanwiches, to pastries and flavored coffees.. if i could make a recommendation.. the steak tips are unbelievable..you can get them on a plate with rice or, even better, try the steak tip pizza

      1. I went in during lunch today, they had lots of staff- it seemed like owners and management were also helping out to get everyone's order in. Its clean, store with a great selection of drinks, baked goodies, and the panini was delicious. The Bova bread that made all the difference!

        1. stopped in for a quick slice of pizza and a lobster tail the other day. pizza was great! they do have an oven out front. lobster tail shell was nice and crisp even though they were pre-filled. cream was a bit disappointing though: too sweet and texture was pudding-like.

          1. I just had a lobster tail and cannoli from North End Treats. I agree that the lobster tail was disappointing. The pastry was nice and crispy, but the filling seemed to consist only of too-sweet whipped cream. There was none of the pudding texture the previous poster referred to, so maybe they're working on it. The cannoli was better, but not as good as Mike's. The filling had the opposite problem: could have used more sweetness or more flavor of some kind, and the shell wasn't stale, but was not as crisp as it could have been. I look forward to trying the brick oven pizza, though.

            1. I got pizza to take out about 2 weeks ago and it was delicious. The sauce was amazing. As for the cookies I got that was another story. Some tasted stale although the almond ones were good. They also did not have any decaf drinks which was disappointing.
              I will be back for the pizza and hopefully now that they are getting busier the cookies may be fresher.
              And as for the service that was disappointing also. There was one person ahead of me being waited on and 4 girls working along with the 2 guys cooking pizza and not one of the girls said a word. They were refilling and stocking and talking with the cooks as I waited at least 3 minutes for the customer in front of me to finish up. And then when the customer finishes one of the girls decides that she can help the girl with what I needed.
              So just polish up on the service and they will be good to go and I will be happy.

              1. I work right around the corner form here and have not tried it, but plan too! A friend of mine jsut told me that the same people run it as Bovas bakery in the North End ... I now know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow!! I'll report back how it is.

                1. Friends bought 2 different pizzas for dinner. The first was a mixed cheese. The highlight for everyone was the delicious ricotta that made the pizza. The other was vegetable. The peppers were soft and vinegary, while the amazing eggplant, though fried, tasted grilled! The sauce was tasty and the dough has just the right amount of salt. While this definitely isn't as good as the North End Reginas, but for the Framingham/Natick area, the pizza was quite good. The baked goods we have bought have been fine...had better elsewhere.

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                  1. re: foodymom

                    Thanks for the pizza particulars. Eggplant and ricotta are my two favorite pizza toppings. Was the eggplant breaded or battered and then fried?

                    1. re: pollystyrene

                      Great question and, honestly, I don't remember. I think it was breaded and fried.

                      1. re: foodymom

                        I had one tonight (pizza with ricotta and eggplant), and I think the eggplant was very lightly breaded and fried, as you said. I actually thought the pizza could have used a bit of salt somewhere, so I added some shredded parm cheese that I had at home. Other than that, it was very good. This is a different type of pizza than Regina's altogether, with thick, doughy crust, tomato chunks and big dollops of ricotta; however, given a choice between the two, I'd opt for Regina's. I really liked the puffy, chewy dough, though.

                        The cannoli I had was a bit better than the last one I had there. The shell was crisp again, and the filling seemed more flavorful. I also had a "whoopie pie," which was really filled with simple--albeit good--whipped cream. The cake part was good, though, giving me an excuse to try their cupcakes next time.

                  2. Worst Pizza experience I have ever had. I went in today, Friday June 20th and ordered 2 pizza's. I waited and waited while others that ordered after me received their pizza and were on their way...I asked several times...finnally I was told they "broke my pizza" how do you break a pizza? Ok fine I continued to wait... finally my small pizza was done and now they can't find the large pizza...Totaly clueless...I admit my temper got the best of me and I left without my pizza...The manager said "have a nice day" not I'm sorry ...I will never go back in...it's really too bad as I own a small company nearby and frequently by pizza for all the satff...NOT THERE...NOT EVER

                    1. I've never heard anything about how their food is because whenever anyone goes all they tell me about is the horrible service. I don't plan on going anytime soon.

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                      1. re: julialw

                        I've been twice and both times the service was fine. It's just takeout. You call, you go, you give money, they give food. There hasn't been any unpleasantness on my visits.

                        1. re: pollystyrene

                          You have to call first? What if you are driving by the area, pull in on impulse and take a look at what they've got before ordering? I'm trying to figure out if their service is consistently bad when one doesn't call in their order ahead of time.

                          1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

                            I haven't tried just popping in for pizza/sandwiches because I don't like to stand around waiting, but I guess I'd expect to wait 20-30 minutes depending how busy it is. When I just stop in to get pastries, they're right there to take and fill my order quickly, but I don't know about the cooked-to-order stuff. Oh, and they have a takeout menu that makes ordering over the phone easy.

                            1. re: pollystyrene

                              OK that's what I was getting at...the scenario of popping in for pastries....something I need to remember to do the next time I'm out that way. thx

                      2. Someone there needs to take "food establishment management 101." Went at lunch time. Big garbage barrel right in front of their front door and it was overflowing with trash onto the little enclosure where they have tables and chairs for customers. You had to step over the cheesy, greasy pizza boxes to get into the place. (Ugh!). People sitting there eating surrounded by other people's trash...

                        Anyway, the floor was dirty inside, too. I told the help about the trash and they just looked at me. No one moved to clean it up....

                        That said, their meatball wrap was very good, but I'm not sure I'll go back as they simply don't have a clue and it makes me wonder if the FRONT of the house is like that, what's the BACK of the house like...