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basil4me Jul 13, 2010 12:04 PM

I will be coming into Westford this weekend for a meeting and need some recommendations for dinner (2 nights). It's been a few years since I was there but remember a great place which I think was called Agresti's located in a strip mall. Is it still there? Thank you.

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    Cheffrank Jul 13, 2010 12:46 PM

    Unfortunately, it closed. The food was excellent, particularly for a small place in a strip mall.

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    1. re: Cheffrank
      robertlf Jul 13, 2010 06:50 PM

      Cafe Goa (Indian restaurant) opened in it's place and then they closed. Now there's a sign for "Taza Mediterranean Grill" but it's been months and it has yet to open.

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      simonr Jul 13, 2010 02:57 PM

      It's been a while since I was there, but Vincenzos in Chelmsford is pretty good. Or drive into Lowell for Cambodian (and other) food - a search on this board should get you some ideas.

      1. MC Slim JB Jul 13, 2010 03:20 PM

        What kind of food / cost / level of formality are you looking for?


        1. ecwashere7 Jul 13, 2010 04:20 PM

          I'd recommend Gibbett Hill in Groton and Bamboo in Westford. Both are good options.

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            fmcoxe6188 Jul 14, 2010 10:15 AM

            I can second both of these recommendations, also I think that the board has had positive experiences at Kimballs outdoor grill...I havent tried it personally.

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            bear Jul 13, 2010 05:50 PM

            I still dream about the Chicken Scarpariello at Agresti. I've tried to recreate it, to no avail. It was quite good.

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              robertlf Jul 13, 2010 06:47 PM

              I have the perfect recommendation for you. It is in nearby Tyngsboro which is next to Westford. The restaurant is Caffe Il Cipresso. They make several kinds of homemade pastas and allow you to choose from several homemade sauces. Homemade soups too which are very good. It really is great. Just beware that they are only open on certain days so call ahead. BTW - The former chef/owner of Agresti's now works at Angela's Coal-Fired pizza in Tyngsboro. At least I saw him there when they first opened.

              Caffe Il Cipresso
              130 Middlesex Road
              Tyngsboro, MA 01879
              (978) 649-3128

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                bear Jul 13, 2010 06:53 PM

                Thanks, robert. Good info. I have a friend in Tyngsboro, and it just might be time to pay her a visit this summer.

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                  robertlf Jul 13, 2010 06:59 PM

                  Don't let the tiny strip mall environment dissuade you. The pasta is great.


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                    tweetie Jul 14, 2010 05:15 AM

                    Highly recommend Belle's Bistro. Although not Italian it's worth checking out.


                    Belle's Bistro
                    2 Power Rd, Westford, MA 01886

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              powerfulpierre Jul 14, 2010 07:30 AM

              Probably better for a social rather than a business dinner but don't overlook Gilson's Herb Lyceum in Groton. A set, highly local menu served in a rustic barn setting. Wonderful food and service for $55 pp. Friday and Saturday evenings, with reservations only. A great alternative to Gibbet Hill, which is also very good! No disappointments with either.


              Gibbet Hill Grill: Restaurant
              61 Lowell Rd, Groton, MA 01450

              Gilson's Herb Lyceum
              368 Main St, Groton, MA

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