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maxinboston Apr 8, 2008 10:40 PM

A couple years ago I remember visiting a small Italian restaurant in the North End. I remember delicious fresh pastas, good wine, a tiny space(possibly open kitchen) and a black interior (the walls were black, it was a dark room). It was right on a North End cobblestone road, with not much besides street parking around (typical North End). I think it was in the same neighborhood as the Paul Revere house tourist attraction. Small little spot, could've easily been family (or mob) run, that sort of feel.

Anyway, great meal, and completely forget the name of the restaurant. Help!

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    Northender Apr 10, 2008 10:01 AM

    If it was near paul Revere house it is most likely Carmen on North Street although they do not have open kitchen.

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      maxinboston Apr 9, 2008 10:31 PM

      Thanks all. Going to head down there tomorrow night, I'm sure it'll be great whether or not its the spot I remember.

      1. smooncakes Apr 9, 2008 08:55 PM

        Another vote for Carmen -- it has to be this place! Dark interior, cobblestone road, right near Paul Revere, and great pasta and wine. Have not yet had better in the North End.

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          pierce Apr 9, 2008 09:18 PM

          as a north ender and a rider of bikes with very small wheels, I'm fairly certain that right there around Carmen at North Square is the only vehicle-legal road in the north end surfaced with anything but asphalt. And even of pedestrian ways Greenough Lane is the only other thing I can think of, and no restaurants back there, at least not in this generation. Of course its late, so maybe I'm forgetting one, but put me down with the Carmen group

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          saltyair Apr 9, 2008 08:14 AM

          Carmen sound right

          1. Food4Thought Apr 9, 2008 04:19 AM

            Most likely "Carmen" on North Ave, cobblestoned, right next to the Paul Revere House and next to Limoncello. Small, dark interior. Run by a great couple.

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              raddoc Apr 9, 2008 06:34 AM

              Could have been Sage before it moved?

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                Ralphie_in_Boston Apr 9, 2008 07:06 AM

                Dom's is (was) on a little alley-like street and was small, but not exactly near Paul Revere's house. And it's closed now.

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                  Bostonbob3 Apr 9, 2008 07:06 AM

                  Sage was tiny, but not dark. And no cobblestones.

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