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6 for lunch before the Bean Pot in North End

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Had hoped to go to Mama Maria's but not open for lunch. Am meeting family for a 4 hr visit before we go to the game. Where can we have a great, casual lunch, sit and talk, and not be driven out?
We would certainly still order wine.....

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  1. Try neptunes - no reservations but if you get there on the early side (11:30) you should get in.

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    1. re: teezeetoo

      Definitely not a place to linger, though.

    2. Pomodoro would be a suitable pre-Beanpot spot.

        1. As much as I don't care for the place,Fiore would work and has surprisingly great pizza.

          1. Massimino's was the perfect spot. We were encouraged to linger after a delicious lunch. All orders were different and all fresh and flavorful.