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North End Restaurant Recs for Parents

MenuPorn May 15, 2008 06:25 AM

Hello! My parents are coming to visit and would like to eat in the North End. With them, we've done Sage, Giacamo's, Antico Forno, Taranta, Strega, Assagio, Florentine (yuck), Pomodoro, Pizzeria Regina, Dolce Vita, Fiore, Terramia, Bacco and Bella Vista, so looking for something new.

Looking for a hidden jewel, great food, price doesn't really matter. I know you guys can help me out!

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    bakerboyz RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 06:37 AM

    Not really "hidden jewels" but you have missed 2 that many feel are the best in the North End, Prezza and Mamma Maria.

    1. heathermb RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 06:38 AM

      My current favorite in the NE is Prezza. A search will yield many reviews.

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        Bostonbob3 RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 06:58 AM

        Mamma Maria, Prezzo, Marco, Carmen, Rabia's, Neptune Oyster.

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          Ralphie_in_Boston RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 07:25 AM

          Above recs are very good, I'll add Artu' and L'Osteria.

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            Hambone Willy RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 07:30 AM

            Mid priced, red sauce, solid food Pagliuca's on Parmenter St. (and my Mom loves it).

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              Sterndogg RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 09:05 AM

              If you enjoy organic seafood, Mare is another solid spot. I also love Piccolo Nido. It's located on the corner of North Street and Lewis Street - away from the tourists. Haven't been in awhile, but the grilled calamari is incredible along with the seafood risotto and grilled veal chop.

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                bachslunch RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 02:36 PM

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/448599

                should give some ideas.

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                  Novasmurf RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 02:46 PM

                  Monica's

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                    pasuga RE: MenuPorn May 15, 2008 04:28 PM

                    Hi: I moved out of the North End about 4 years ago, but would like to also recommend Monica's and L'Osteria. When I lived in the North End, I took my family to Monica's whenever they came to town.

                    L'Osteria is a consistently good family-owned red sauce place.

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                      greenstate RE: pasuga May 15, 2008 06:57 PM

                      Monica's(shhhhhh). Grilled calamari appetizer any of their delicious homemade pastas with seafood.

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                        Hambone Willy RE: greenstate May 16, 2008 06:35 AM

                        I forgot Monica's (the Richmond St. one). It has had a face lift recently and the list of specials is comically long but the food is consistently good.

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                      Bostonbob3 RE: MenuPorn May 16, 2008 06:58 AM

                      Oh, and Il Panino is also quite good.

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                        powerfulpierre RE: MenuPorn May 16, 2008 07:40 AM

                        I've always found Artu to be a very enjoyable combination of good food and comfort.

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