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peku Dec 3, 2010 03:47 AM

My husband and I are heading into Boston this evening. (Yes, I am posting my question a little bit late.) I was thinking some well done Italian food would make for a great dinner. While we don't want it to be an exorbitant meal, we are more than comfortable spending $100 pp for a great dining experience. Any suggestions?

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    RoyRon Dec 3, 2010 12:52 PM

    I would second Scampo and Prezza. If you go to Scampo don't miss the Lobster pizza or try the Elephant Ear Walking bread as an appetiser. The Kurobuta pork chop is also amazing.

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    Prezza
    24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

    Scampo
    215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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      justbeingpolite Dec 3, 2010 01:00 PM

      How about Trattoria Toscana on Jersey St.? Haven't been in a while. But it's a board favorite.

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      Trattoria Toscana
      130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215

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      smtucker Dec 3, 2010 09:31 AM

      I would think that Gran Gusto should be one of the options you consider.

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      Gran Gusto
      90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

      1. ecwashere7 Dec 3, 2010 06:49 AM

        Unless you want to grab a cannoli after dinner on Hanover, stay out of the North End. I suggest going to Erbaluce or Via Matta. They are the closest to what I had when I studied and traveled in Italy (Florence and to the north).

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        Via Matta
        79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

        Erbaluce
        69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

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          kimfair1 Dec 3, 2010 07:34 AM

          I would say either Via Matta, or Carlos Cuchina Italiana in Allston.

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          Via Matta
          79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

        2. L2k Dec 3, 2010 05:08 AM

          Are you going to the North End? Or elsewhere in the city?

          Do you prefer seafood? Red Meat? Pasta?

          Lots of choices, help us narrow it down!

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            peku Dec 3, 2010 05:47 AM

            I was trying to keep it bread because we're open to lots of options. :)

            In order to minimize the choices, let's say North End. As for food, seafood, red meat, pasta all work for us, but I guess to lessen that also we'll go with good red meat and pasta options.

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              Taralli Dec 3, 2010 06:17 AM

              http://prezza.com/

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                barleywino Dec 3, 2010 06:20 AM

                Prezza is a popular choice for N End red meat/pasta. A good option for those outside of the N End would be Scampo (valet parking too) especially if you like baby pig (Fridays only) or rack of lamb.

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                Prezza
                24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

                Scampo
                215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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