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Steakhouses vs. Italian - best of the best

campoli Apr 28, 2008 01:33 PM

I'm looking for your votes for your favorite steakhouse and italian restaurant... and your favorite dishes there! (Looking for an overall vote considering taste and ambiance, however with more emphasis on the food, of course!)


Mamma Maria
Antico Forno


Oak Room
Grill 23
Abe and Louie's
Capitol Grill

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    Taralli Apr 28, 2008 01:56 PM

    Add Prezza for Italian, delete Fiore. Not sure why you're including Locke-Ober and Salts as steakhouses - some might add Flemings, Mortons, Capitol Grill...

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    1. re: Taralli
      campoli Apr 28, 2008 02:07 PM

      Good call, Taralli. I forgot about Mortons - went to one of their locations in New Jersey which was excellent.

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      bachslunch Apr 28, 2008 02:17 PM

      Mistral isn't an Italian place, while Taranta is actually a fusion of Italian and Peruvian. Other Boston city limits Italian contenders not listed above would include Trattoria Toscana, Sorellina, and Carlo's Cucina outside of the North End and Giacomo's, Pagliuca's, Daily Catch, Maurizio's, and Marco, among others, in the North End.

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      1. re: bachslunch
        purple bot Apr 29, 2008 01:05 PM

        I really like Sorellina, especially for a special dinner.

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        treb Apr 28, 2008 03:02 PM

        I'd add Vinny's for 'old school' Italian and depending on my mood for a particular 'cut' of steak, I might choose A&L for bone in fillet, Oak Room for Chateau Briand for 2 or CG for Porterhouse.

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          campoli Apr 29, 2008 09:30 AM

          Thank you, bachslunch and treb! I've decided to take my parents to a steakhouse when they come for a visit. Still going back and forth between the menus of A&L, CG, Oak Room, Grill 23 and Flemings though : )

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          1. re: campoli
            Northender Apr 29, 2008 11:32 AM

            Grill 23 for the best steak; Oak Room for the best ambience.

          2. Sal Monella Apr 29, 2008 10:25 AM

            Not on your list but my top Italian restaurant is Trattoria Toscana. Great food.

            Oak Room

            1. frankie Imbergamo Apr 29, 2008 12:38 PM

              The Best Italian on your list would Definately Be Mama Maria;s Very fancy but outstanding Italian food!!

              The best Steakhouse on your list is Abe and Louies!! Steak Rocks!!

              Frankie Imbergamo

              1. frankie Imbergamo Apr 29, 2008 12:43 PM

                The Best Italian on your list would be with out a doubt Mama Maria;s. The food is outstanding a little fancy but worthed it!!

                the Besy steakhouse on your list would definately be Abe and Louies--Their Steak Rocks!

                Frankie Imbergamo

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