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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. 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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    1. re: mtm7654

      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

      1. re: mtm7654

        BTW it's BOCCELLIS

        1. re: sinned61

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

      2. 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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        1. re: naughtywaitress

          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!

          1. re: CookieLee

            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.

            1. re: CookieLee

              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.