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Dinner rolls/Italian Rolls...where to go in Boston?

As the youngest member of the extended family, I have been delegated "rolls" and coffee for my father-in-laws' 80th birthday.

Literally, there is a pecking order of which cousin gets to bring what in this large, warm, and traditional Italian-American clan :) Most guests will be in the 50-80 year old range, born and bred local good folks.

Hoping to get promoted next time, so I can actually use my cooking skills...I want to make the right choice...

Would you go to: Bob's in Medford, LaRonga's, or Piantedosi for the rolls? (The ladies are making sauce, meats, antipasti platters, and the like.)

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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  1. I am partial to Iggy's - both their french and sourdough rolls make the cut in our house!

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    Iggy's
    130 Fawcett St, Cambridge, MA

    1. of the one's you mentioned, Piantedosi may be the best.

      1. Bob's does get some, if not all of his bread from Iggy's but wouldn't have a wide variety.

        1. I love the dinner rolls at Clear Flour in Brookline. They also make an olive version that is to die for!

          1. what kind of rolls? like dinner rolls? pace in the north end has good bread too, but it sells out very quickly.

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            1. re: hotoynoodle

              Thanks 'hounds! I'm looking for dinner rolls that can be used as a side for pasta w/homemade meat sauce and alongside antipasti...

              I love Iggy's...need something a little less "toothy" for the octogenarians :)

              1. re: winecafe95

                there's bova's too, but i don't care for their style.

              2. re: hotoynoodle

                I second the Pace recomendation... but you Must get there early.