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bluesjack Feb 11, 2011 04:18 PM

Had a truly memorable dinner there but haven't been in a couple of years. Been thinking of taking a dear foodie friend there, does Prezza still deliver the goods?

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Prezza
24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

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    Northender Feb 11, 2011 04:52 PM

    no change that I can discern. same staff same chef, same large portions. Really high quality well prepared food with the "customer gets what he/she wants" approach Just remember that the price points have not gone down at all!

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      peelmeagrape Feb 11, 2011 05:36 PM

      Yes, it's still very good. We ate there about a month ago and everything was delicious. (We had the bone-in tenderloin and the homemade meatballs, sausage, ribs, tomato and creamy polenta.) Ate way too much because it was that good and still had leftovers the next day.

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        misscucina Feb 11, 2011 07:01 PM

        I was there in December with some other food obsessed people and we practically licked the gnocchi bolognese off the plate. Had some lovely venison as well and no one steered us to a ridiculously overpriced bottle of wine (though there's little under $40, iirc). This is not cutting edge stuff -- the menu has a lot of familiar things very nicely done.

      2. MC Slim JB Feb 11, 2011 07:26 PM

        Had another very fine meal there recently. Not convinced that you don't have to be careful when ordering wine to ensure what you ordered is what they uncork, though.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          phatchris Feb 12, 2011 05:03 AM

          I sit at the bar about once a month. Great pours on the wines by the glass. All the pastas are really good.The gnocchi bolognese is a little heavy for me so I substitute the tagliatelle. The crispy pork chop with vinegar peppers and potatoes is outstanding, probably my favorite thing on the menu. For apps the wood grilled squid and octupus is great.Portions are really big and easily split in the kitchen. For two diners I'd go with one app, two half orders pasta, and one main.

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            bluesjack Feb 12, 2011 10:55 AM

            Thanks for the imput, will be there in about 6 weeks

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            LAC06488 May 8, 2011 04:43 PM

            We were there last Monday night ..it was delicious...I recommend fried cod bellies, homemade fettucine with lobster fra diavolo, wood grilled squid and octopus...figs with gorgonzola and procuitto..The appetizers are generous, enough to share with 2 or three...entree's are moderately sized...it's possible to get a smaller portion of pasta and that wold be a great appetizer for two...interesting wine list...good dessert list but I was too full..

            1. opinionatedchef May 8, 2011 05:12 PM

              man i wish we could concur with all the above. we tried it a year ago and nothing wowed us. but i think we're the only ones. drat.

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                hondodog May 8, 2011 07:12 PM

                You're not the only one with a sense of underwhelment. Went there a few years ago and nothing was all that special. Couldn't figure out what the brouhaha might have been about. Haven't been back since.

              2. MC Slim JB May 9, 2011 08:21 AM

                Based on a recent visit, I'm still a fan: great wood-grilled steaks and chops, very fine pastas, a full-service experience (reservations, parking/valet, full bar, dessert) that is rare in the North End, an interesting, deep wine list. The modern decor isn't my favorite, but that's a quibble. I advise splitting three courses per two people -- antipasto, primo, secondo -- as portions are larger than I prefer.

                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                  hondodog May 9, 2011 04:05 PM

                  Well, then, all the excuse one needs for another try...

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