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Great chicken parm--N. Shore or N. End?

Having a serious chicken parm craving. Any Chow suggestions for good offerings on the North Shore or North End?

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  1. Victor's Deli (lunch) or Vinny's at Night (dinner) in Somerville. Rino's Place (nicer) or Sonny Noto's (more casual) in Eastie. Mangia Mangia (lunch) or Massimino's (dinner) in the North End.


    1. Agree on Massimino's in the North End. Both Lucia's and Artu also in the North End also have good chicken parm. On the North Shore I have to go with Theresa's in Middleton...hands down.

      1. I'll add Antico Forno to the list..great version; finished in the wood burning oven.

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        1. re: 9lives

          Salemwood in Malden has some pretty incredible chicken parm.

          1. re: 9lives

            I'll second Antico Forno. That's where I go when I'm in the mood for chicken parm. That wood burning oven makes the dish special.

          2. I had some tasty Chicken Parm at Old Tyme Italian in Lynn a couple of weeks ago

            1. They do a great chicken parm at Caffe Italia in Marblehead.


              1. Abbodanza in Everett or if you are looking for a sub, hit up Bob's.

                1. Gallo Nero in Peabody has awesome chicken parm. I also highly reccomend the Vodka fussilli as well. Looks like a hole in the wall but the food is great.

                    1. Went to Rino's this past week-end, hadn't been for a while. Started with lobster fritters, large pieces of lobster served with a balsamic glaze, very tasty. next beefsteak tomato's with buffalo mozz, I don't know where they get their tomatoes, but they were ripe and tasted pretty good for March. Next the table had an assortment of entree's consisting of grilled halibut which was a nice thick steak portion, chicken parm which hung off the plate with a side of ziti, also a full plate. Salads are a bit small but included good ingredients and the bread is killer, great crust for dipping. Their sauce is simple and clean tasting, I like that. Lastly a few ordered steak which was just OK. Dessert consisted of frozen chocolate sorbet, frozen lemoncello ice cream and expersso. The wine list is serviceable and moderate. Rino's is an excellent value.


                      1. give me a tray of chicken parm from dagastino's in winchester & i'll eat the whole thing.