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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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  1. 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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    1. re: L2k

      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.

        1. re: peku

          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

      1. 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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        1. re: ecwashere7

          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. 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. 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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            1. re: RoyRon

              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