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Tommaso's Restaurant, Any Good Dishes Other Than Pizza?

curiousgeo Mar 10, 2010 02:16 PM

I'm considering Tommaso's for a weekend night dinner which I know will be crowded with its no reservation policy. We've always enjoyed the pizza there, but were wondering if there were any other dishes worth trying, say the linguini with white clam sauce, lasagna, veal or eggplant parmigana? We usually order separate dishes, then share them family style so everyone gets a taste of what's ordered. I'd appreciate your thoughts and suggestions on any particular dishes they do well besides the pizza since we will be ordering a small one to share.

Besides Tommaso's, we're also thinking of Antica Trattoria, Ristorante Milano, North Beach Restaurant or Ideale. But we haven't been back to Tommaso's for a few years now and I think it's time for another visit. Thanks for your help.

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    DavidT RE: curiousgeo Mar 10, 2010 02:28 PM

    I was at Tommaso's 3-4 weeks ago. We had the spinach salad, fried calamari and a pizza. The portions of the salad & calamari were big and can easily serve 3 or even 4 people. The calamari was nicely fried and comes with a cup of their warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

    1. wolfe RE: curiousgeo Mar 10, 2010 02:31 PM

      Some suggestions and possible cautions in a previous thread.

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        mrs bacon RE: curiousgeo Mar 10, 2010 03:27 PM

        We always start with the Coo-Coo Clams.

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          Euonymous RE: mrs bacon Mar 11, 2010 11:25 AM

          The coo coo clams are delicious, as are the cold vegetables in vinaigrette.

        2. lexdevil RE: curiousgeo Mar 10, 2010 05:41 PM

          The green beans and the seared zucchini.

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            virtualguthrie RE: curiousgeo Mar 10, 2010 06:05 PM

            Yes, yes and yes. The House-made beef ravioli are delightful soft little pillows of joy. They are a must have for me even more so than the pizza.

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              tvham RE: virtualguthrie Mar 10, 2010 09:08 PM

              If you do a get a pizza and haven't tried it before I would definitely recommend the meatball pizza.

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                Robert Lauriston RE: tvham Mar 11, 2010 08:16 AM

                My favorite is the sausage and mushroom.

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                  roster RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 11, 2010 08:46 AM

                  a second or third for the clams. They are always good there

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              curiousgeo RE: curiousgeo Mar 11, 2010 11:48 AM

              Thank you for all your replies, I appreciate your suggestions. I was hoping for some insight to some of Tommaso's main dishes, but other than the ravioli, most of the comments were about the pizza and appetizers. As I said, I know the pizza is great, so we may go with the deep fried calamari (there's a nice picture of that on Yelp), coo coo clams, maybe a salad, then a pizza. Now my son is a confirmed cheese and tomato pie guy, while my wife and I would prefer the meatball or sausage mushroom combo. I wonder if they would accommodate us with a half cheese, half meat pie. Anyway that sounds like a pretty nice meal and I'm looking forward to it. Thanks again.

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