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Great meal at Delfino's

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Karl Jun 9, 2008 04:22 AM

Went to Delfino's in Roslindale on Saturday night. This was my first time there and I have to say it was excellent. Started with the littleneck clams appetizer, which were cooked perfect in a spinach, jalepeno pepper garlic butter sauce (i know jalepenos, it sounds weird but it gave it a real mellow kick). Then for the main course I went with the veal parm. Being raised italian with an incredible mother and grandmother cooking italian staples like this all the time i typically don't order this type of dish but I'm glad i did, it was great. tender and light and there was more veal than pasta on the plate. Other dishes my dining companions got were a citrus salmon and the steak. Both looked great and everyone was happy. Portions were good sizes and the prices were great. I think this is a great alternative to any restaurant in the north end.

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    whops RE: Karl Jun 9, 2008 04:56 AM

    I sooooo agree. Delfno's provides a very satisfying dining experience. It is a few steps from the commuter train stop, and there's easy parking in the city lot. If one dines early, one can enjoy a little premeal shopping at the Lebanese grocery (excellent olives) and the cheese shop (beautiful selection, helpful staff, choice chocolates and honeys), Dine early is my advice.

    1. MC Slim JB RE: Karl Jun 9, 2008 05:44 AM

      The way they manage the no-reservations policy is a bit inept and annoying, especially on weekend nights, but I have had some very fine meals here. At least you can cool your heels with a drink around the corner at Birch Street Bistro.

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        xperteater RE: MC Slim JB Jun 9, 2008 07:01 AM

        birch street bistro isnt too bad for bar food

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          MC Slim JB RE: xperteater Jun 9, 2008 07:10 AM

          Agreed: I like Birch Street Bistro. But Delfino is more of a fine-dining experience. The only thing we haven't loved on the Delfino menu is that free-form seafood lasagna. That was pretty underwhelming, and not cheap.

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