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Cheap Italian Eats (like Angelo's in Providence) in Boston Metro

rpglancy Apr 22, 2010 07:48 AM

I grew up in Providence and our go-to dinner out was Angelo's Civita Farnese on Atwell's Ave in Providence. Simple Italian-American fare, but always hit the spot and was an amazing value, even for veal dishes. They are still doing a great job today BTW... Anybody know of a place like this in the greater Boston area? I am always willing to drive if it is worth the trip... Thanks!

Angelo's Civita Farnese
141 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: rpglancy Apr 22, 2010 08:47 AM

    what's the price range for ":cheap"? and do you mean like a red sauce place?

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      rpglancy RE: hotoynoodle Apr 22, 2010 09:39 AM

      Red Sauce places can be great, if they are decent quality. I would say $10-15 plates... ~Thanks!

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        Taralli RE: rpglancy Apr 22, 2010 09:56 AM

        http://www.losteria.com/ or http://www.massiminosboston.com/

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      treb RE: rpglancy Apr 22, 2010 10:11 AM

      Rino's in eastie, De Parma's and Rosetti's both in Winthrop (both are BYOB), excellent old school Italian most entree's are in your price range.

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        joth68 RE: rpglancy Apr 22, 2010 02:43 PM

        Abbodanza in Everett

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          9lives RE: rpglancy Apr 22, 2010 03:39 PM

          I;ma fan of Massimino's in Boston. Their lunch prices are a great deal.

          Recently went to Vinnie's at Night in Somerville; short walk from Sullivan St Orange Line. In the daytime, it's an Italian deli and at night they turn it into a very good red sauce Italian place.

          207 Endicott St, Boston, MA

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            teezeetoo RE: 9lives Apr 22, 2010 06:39 PM

            Fiorellas in Newton might fit your bill. And I agree: never snear at a good red sauce. I grew up with the best of them, in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

            187 North St, Newtonville, MA 02460

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            mandasanval RE: rpglancy Apr 23, 2010 02:35 PM

            I really like Antonio's Cuccina Italiana in Beacon Hill. Great food, goodish prices, huge portions. Feels like a family place.

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