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pizza & beer near Umass Boston

Hi Foodies,
I need some help finding a good place to take a group of 8+ people for an inexpensive celebration or consolation meal after UMass's mens quarter final Hockey game this coming Saturday. I was thinking that you can't go wrong w/Pizza and Beer? Any ideas for me?

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  1. Pizza and beer near UMass Boston....well, not too far away (a 5-10 minute drive) is the Alumni in the Wollaston section of Quincy. It has about the best bar pizza I've had, and very cheap beer. Note that the place is a little rough around the edges, but I've never had any trouble there.

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Thanks for taking the time to reply, but I'm looking for more of family friendly place. Any other ideas?

      1. re: nhinboston

        The Snug is actually very family-friendly. I've been there some evenings when families with children outnumber couples and groups of friends.

        1. re: hiddenboston

          The Snug? In Hingham? I doubt people from NH want to drive all the way down there.

          1. re: Guinness02122

            Doh! I'm sorry, my last post went to the wrong thread (I thought I was posting to the South Shore fun thread). No, The Snug doesn't have pizza, LOL. And no, the Alumni is NOT family-friendly. Hmmmm....probably Tavolo as a couple of the posters said, or for very casual, Avellino's in Medford (on the way back to NH), which has good pizza and excellent subs.

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            Tavolo
            1918 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

            Avellino's
            313 Mystic Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    2. I can't remember if the harp and bard does decent pizza.

      pegmeister where are you?

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      1. re: C. Hamster

        Most of us are coming from New Hampshire. The idea being to have a bite eat, w/our son before heading north.

      2. I would do Tavolo next to Ashmont station in Dorchester. Very family-friendly, strong beer selection considering nothing costs more than $5.50, and it's usually pretty easy to park.

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        Tavolo
        1918 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

        1. I know Tavolo is probably better, but Salvatore's is easier to get to since it's just down the street from I93. It's a small chain. Prices are a little steep due to the Seaport location.

          http://salvatoresrestaurants.com/atta...

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          Tavolo
          1918 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

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          1. re: Guinness02122

            no pizza at the harp n bard im pretty sure of that. i like the food there just no pizza.
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            tavolo is prob the best recommendation so far.

            i like salvatores as long as i sit at the bar and pay bar menu prices.

            1. re: messyheat

              Suburban people drving in the city find it to be a nightmare. Tavolo is not next to I93. Parking is terrible near Ashmont station also.

              Salvatore's = easy to get to/from
              Tavolo = hard to get to/from

              Keep in mind, they are coming from the north and they are a large group, it appears.

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              Tavolo
              1918 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

              1. re: Guinness02122

                Tavalo has its own parking lot.

                Plus it's 5 minutes off exit 11B. And/or Morrissey. With only 2 turns! :-)

                1. re: C. Hamster

                  Cool! Good to point that out - driving can be a pain when you're driving fr a distance. Heck, driving in Boston can be a pain for anyone, depending on the time of day.

          2. Take the T and go to Regina's in the North End.