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Nov 12, 2008 11:17 AM

Panna cotta

I just discovered my new favorite dessert over the weekend at an Italian dinner--panna cotta! Any suggestions of where to get some good versions in the Boston metro area, particularly around Newton?

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    1. I order panna cotta whenever it's on a menu, as it's my favorite dessert. Not sure about Newton area, but my favorites are at Via Matta (served in a glass with layers of fruit), and Avila, served more traditionally with fruit compote. I slightly prefer Avila's version, but I've rarely had a bad one! The version at Hungrey Mother in Cambridge is also quite good!

      1. I have had delicious Panna Cotta at Ristorante Olivio in Arlington

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        1. re: phonelady

          Za, also in Arlington, often has it in some version or other and it's always good. I suspect their related restaurant EVOO would also have a good version.

          138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

        2. Try Athan's Bakery in Washington SQ. Brookline...not half bad

          1. OMG it's my favorite dessert too! I had a wonderful one at Lucca in the North End. I love the texture it just slides down your throat.