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Looking for Italian Restaurant With Caricatures on the wall near big dig zone?!

tbman28 Aug 19, 2008 10:22 AM

I went to this restaurant by chance near where they tore down the old elevated expressway. I remeber becasue we crossed over dirt and grass that they were trying to turn into a path or park. This Italian Restaurant has a few different rooms. It had alot of caricatures on the wall of famous Boston celebs in a garden/vineyard type atmosphere. I remeber it was also sort of dark, but the food was great! If anyone knows or has a suggestion, I would appreciate it. I am heading up to Boston on Thursday 8/21 and wanted to go there again!! I am in desperate need fellow Chowhounds!


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    beeker77 Aug 19, 2008 10:36 AM

    I could be offbase location-wise, but I know the Palm has a large amount of caricatures, and they consider their food partly Italian.

    1. TomH Aug 19, 2008 11:01 AM

      That definitely sounds like a description of Joe Tecce's.


      I wouldn't really recommend the food there as it isn't nearly as good as it once was.
      I think the opinions on this board are pretty much in agreement with that if you do a search.

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        Snowflake Aug 19, 2008 11:01 AM

        I would say you are looking for Joe Tecci's


        1. Rubee Aug 19, 2008 11:10 AM

          I haven't been in a long long time, but maybe Polcari's?

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            laulauman Aug 19, 2008 11:40 AM

            It is definitely Joe Tecci's.

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              Rubee Aug 19, 2008 12:46 PM

              Ahh, that's what I was thinking of. Yes, I meant to say Joe Tecce's (the first restaurant in the North End I went to back in the 80s), not Polcari's. I've never been to Polcari's.

          2. C. Hamster Aug 19, 2008 11:52 AM

            Joe Tecce's

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              bachslunch Aug 19, 2008 02:42 PM

              Been to Joe Tecce's within the last year or so. Food's not at all good, and check the bill carefully when it arrives.

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