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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.

              1. Since it's a drive back & forth, coming fr NH, you might want to do what we ended up doing after my daughter graduated fr UMass Boston. Because she insisted that there was enough stress with the graduation (and because I've trained her to become a true-blue pizza lover, haha), she insisted going for pizza afterwards, and nothing else. So, since some of us were living on the North Shore at the time, we chose the Regina's in Wellington Circle in Medford (actually *she* chose Regina's, since she loves the one in the North End).

                It's a short ride from 93, and not too far from Rte. 1 (which leads to 95), depending on which part of NH is your destination.

                We had a great time, the pizza was great (which actually surprised me - I'm really fussy about pizza, since I make my own), and we didn't have to struggle with traffic.

                Now that was the only time I've gone to that Regina's, and it was a couple of years ago, but it's an idea. Maybe someone can chime in w/more recent experiences w/that Regina's.