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Mar 14, 2011 06:05 AM

Casual, very good & mid-price on Cape Cod in March


I know there are many links here on Cape Cod dining, and I've checked the couple winter discussions, but as I head off for a week of work (yes, in March) on the lower cape with my husband tagging along, I'm wondering where the mid-priced, casual spots are where the food is prepared with thought and care, is interesting and flavorful, though simple is fine, and a nice glass of wine or pint of micro beer can be had. Mid-priced to me means entrees from 12 to 20. We love good food but those $27 and 32 dollar entree...while oh, so tasty sounding, are not in my price range.

Provincetown mostly on this trip, but Tuesday night I'll be driving in and could stop anywhere on the way.

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  1. In Ptown, Napi's and Fanizzi's fit th e bill. Both are casual and moderately priced with good food. I prefer Fanizzi's at lunch but dinner is okay too. They also have $15 early birds if you're on a budget.

    On the way to PTown, with convenient access from the highway in Orleans, is The Beacon Room. We like it a lot, with excellent simple fare done right. The room is comfy, we prefer the lounge area, and it's in your stated price range.

    Good luck and report back!

    Beacon Room
    23 West Rd, Orleans, MA 02653

    Napi's Restaurant
    7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657

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    1. re: CapeCodGuy

      Napi's was good...very good. Let's face it, in P'twon, little is open in March.

      Nice wine list...we were happy to be able to buy a bottle of the Guigal...good standby.

      Bowl of Portuguese soup was wonderful - a four star bowl. A little spicy, fresh, very good.

      Caesar salad was fresh, nicely prepared.

      Cod Provencal was excellent...just a lovely plate of fresh, perfectly cooked, well portioned fish.

      Dessert, not memorable.

      Espresso pathetic.

      Very good service, owner greeted us at the end of the meal. Friendly, nice ambience for two but also friendly to families.

      P'twon is lucky to have them. My only thought is that while the meal was excellent, I didn't have a desire to go back...kind of like I had the good meal. Rest of the menu, while eclectic, didn't appeal to me...but that is really a personal detail.

      Napi's Restaurant
      7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657

      1. re: broadwinged

        And just to add....the next night we wandered into the Squealing Pig. Basic bar food, maybe a notch up, but great beers, very very good wines by the glass (some local), decent prices and a warm, friendly, fun place. We really enjoyed the evening in this convivial establishment!

        Three stars for food
        Four for attitude, fun , and good wine!

        Squealing Pig
        335 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657