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

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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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  1. 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. 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.

      1. I would say you are looking for Joe Tecci's


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

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            1. re: laulauman

              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.

            1. 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.