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Panna cotta

Chris in Newton Nov 12, 2008 11:17 AM

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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    robertlf Nov 12, 2008 05:33 PM

    Paparazzi has it.

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      kimfair1 Nov 13, 2008 04:32 AM

      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!

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        phonelady Nov 13, 2008 05:37 AM

        I have had delicious Panna Cotta at Ristorante Olivio in Arlington

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          GretchenS Nov 13, 2008 06:57 AM

          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

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          miketr Nov 13, 2008 07:39 AM

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

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            macadamianut Nov 13, 2008 11:56 AM

            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.

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              taves7 Nov 13, 2008 12:08 PM

              Via Matta in Park Plaza also has it.

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                robertlf Nov 13, 2008 05:24 PM

                Well, you got me so worked up for panna cotta that I had some tonight at Paparazzi with strawberries and caramel.

                1. rebs Nov 13, 2008 06:11 PM

                  also my favorite dessert!

                  i just had a delicious panna cotta at Erbaluce. Via Matta's is also very good.

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