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Best Red Sauce Italian

brave man Jul 16, 2008 04:28 PM

We are traveling to Boston tomorrow (July 17) for my birthday and would like a recommendation for the best Italian Red Sauce Restaurant.

Also any recommendations in the Portland Maine area for great local food for both lunch and dinner.

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  1. Rubee RE: brave man Jul 16, 2008 07:16 PM

    Here is a recent thread with some good suggestions (also, if you post your Portland, ME question on the "New England" board, you'll get more responses). Happy Birthday!

    Red Sauce Italian in North End

    1. MC Slim JB RE: brave man Jul 16, 2008 08:19 PM

      A few places I like for this kind of Italian-American food, all in the North End, where the atmosphere tends to help: Massimino's, Pagliuca's, Rabia's. I also like the pizza at the original Pizzeria Regina, and the wood-oven dishes (including pizza) from Antico Forno.

      Places serving different styles of Italian food that I prefer: Trattoria Toscana, Carlo's Cucina Italiana, Grotto. On the pricier tip: Benatti, Prezza, Da Vinci, Via Matta.

      1. hotoynoodle RE: brave man Jul 17, 2008 04:45 AM

        fore street in portland was on the vanguard of locavore cuisine years ago. his cooking, the vibe, and the space are excellent. dinner only, i believe.

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          pemma RE: brave man Jul 17, 2008 05:22 AM

          Yes, Fore St. is good in Portland. For Italian, we also enjoyed Cinqueterra very, very much.

          1. frankie Imbergamo RE: brave man Jul 17, 2008 08:35 AM

            Tryout these Traditional Italian Restaurants in the North End. L"osteria, Pagliuca;s,
            Massamino's, La Summa, Limoncello,Italian Cantina and Saraceno's


            Frankie Imbergamo

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