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

BillieJean Feb 28, 2010 08:00 AM

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

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    Neely08 Mar 29, 2010 08:01 AM

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

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      treb Mar 29, 2010 06:01 AM

      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.

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        phatchris Mar 1, 2010 01:39 PM

        Prezza on Sundays.

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          drewinmrblhd Mar 1, 2010 11:52 AM

          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.

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            joth68 Mar 1, 2010 11:26 AM

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

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              Northshoregirl Mar 1, 2010 08:15 AM

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

              http://www.northshoredish.com

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                phonelady Mar 1, 2010 07:15 AM

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

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                  9lives Feb 28, 2010 10:35 AM

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

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                    drbangha Mar 1, 2010 05:38 AM

                    Salemwood in Malden has some pretty incredible chicken parm.

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                      Pegmeister Mar 1, 2010 08:31 AM

                      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.

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                      FeastNut2008 Feb 28, 2010 09:13 AM

                      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. MC Slim JB Feb 28, 2010 08:46 AM

                        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.

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