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Italian recs in Medford?

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CookieLee Nov 14, 2009 10:45 AM

I often drive by some Italian restaurants in Medford, on my way to and from Davis SQ in Somerville. Has anyone dined there recently and have some recs? Thanks!

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  1. mtm7654 RE: CookieLee Nov 16, 2009 06:09 AM

    Which restaurants are you referring to? The biggies are the one in Medford Square (Il Faro?) and Botticelli's further up Main St. going towards Somerville. Both are decent if not exactly fine dining. Il Faro is more formal and has a more upscale menu. Botticelli's is more home style with pizza and the usual pasta suspects. If I remember correctly their soups are homemade. It's been some 5+ years since I've been to either however.

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    Il Faro
    21 Main St, Medford, MA 02155

    Main St Cafe
    232 S Main St, Randolph, MA 02368

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      grant.cook RE: mtm7654 Nov 16, 2009 06:11 AM

      I haven't been there in a long while, but have had a couple of nice meals at Il Faro..

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      Il Faro
      21 Main St, Medford, MA 02155

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        sinned61 RE: mtm7654 Nov 16, 2009 06:37 AM

        BTW it's BOCCELLIS

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          mtm7654 RE: sinned61 Nov 16, 2009 07:40 AM

          Thanks-I knew it was one of those famous Italians!

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        naughtywaitress RE: CookieLee Nov 16, 2009 09:22 AM

        Italy Italian or Italian American?... You never know when you say "Italian" in New England. If it is Italy Italian you are looking for, I heartily recommend Bistro 5 in West Medford. No pizza or meatballs but yes risotto, homemade pasta, rabbit, wild boar, lamb...

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        Bistro 5
        5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

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          CookieLee RE: naughtywaitress Nov 16, 2009 09:52 AM

          Italy Italian would be good. I don't remember the name of the street, but I think what I was looking at was where DePasquale Bros was.
          Thanks for all these recs!

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            mtm7654 RE: CookieLee Nov 16, 2009 11:19 AM

            And don't pass up Bob's Foods. It's take-out only but you can get pasta dishes made while you wait, sandwiches or pizza.

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              buffet king RE: CookieLee Nov 16, 2009 11:29 AM

              Boccelli's located at 374 Main Street is in the former DePasquale Bros. location. I like the pizza and fetttucine alfredo at Boccelli's. Their sicilian (square) slices of cheese pizza are $1.00 each.

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