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Eggplant Parmesan

holldoll May 13, 2012 06:47 AM

all I want for mothersday is a great plate of Eggplant Parmesan.
Preferabally a sit down rest with decent atmosphere and service.

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    retrofabulousity May 13, 2012 07:41 AM

    Gran gusto in cambridge

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    1. re: retrofabulousity
      holldoll May 13, 2012 08:34 AM

      Gran Gusto it is! Thanks and happy mothers day!

      1. re: holldoll
        opinionatedchef May 13, 2012 01:59 PM

        holldoll, whew! you def chose the winner; glad retro hopped on to help. It is sooo good at GG- perfect, actually. unfortunately, Vinny's is no comparison, and ditto with any sub shop( where they buy it in or make it in hotel pans.)

        1. re: opinionatedchef
          treb May 14, 2012 08:29 AM

          don't get your comment, agree GG is very good but, Vinny's cooks their eggplant, in fact everything, to order. whew!! no hotel pans.

          1. re: treb
            Madrid May 14, 2012 01:00 PM

            well, I live down the street from Vinnie's and often pick it up from their to go case in the deli, and when it's not in there, they will dish some up from the sandwich bar. I do believe they make it in house, but ahead of time, for restaurant patrons, and then heat it up "to order." It heats up fine, by the way, as I know from the using up my leftovers.

            1. re: Madrid
              treb May 14, 2012 02:28 PM

              I don't believe you can equate entree's preped for take out or their sandwich shop vs entree's ordered at their restaurant.

            2. re: treb
              opinionatedchef May 15, 2012 02:37 PM

              well then i am completely wrong,my memory is faulty and i apologize. thx for the correction, treb. How is it compared to GG in your opinion?

        2. re: retrofabulousity
          ebaba May 13, 2012 04:43 PM

          + 1 for Gran Gusto -- really truly delicious. But don't skip the pizza!

          1. re: ebaba
            holldoll May 14, 2012 12:32 PM

            Can you believe GG didn't have any Eggpland Parmesan yesterday.. LOL
            Good thing I only traveled 1/2 a mile to get there.
            We ordered squid ink pasta meh! fettucini al porcini meh! calamari fritti meh!
            pizza with tartufo good but soupy, arucola pizza also good but soupy. Great wine, super Tuscan and a house white I had never heard of, tiramisu more custard than cake and a napoleon type desert meh! Overall I think GG is slipping a bit although the service was righ t on.

            1. re: holldoll
              bear May 14, 2012 01:18 PM

              Bummer. This thread had me craving good eggplant parm so I ordered takeout from Gran Gusto, along with a side of pasta and the fettuccine w/ porcinis. I was crushed when they called back a few minutes later to say they were out of eggplant. I agree, the fettuccine was just okay. The red sauce on the pasta side was awesome, though.

        3. hotoynoodle May 13, 2012 07:40 AM

          il panino on parmenter.

          but i don't know where you'll get in anywhere today without a reservation.

          happy mother's day anyway.

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            treb May 13, 2012 07:03 AM

            Vinny's in Somerville.

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            1. re: treb
              holldoll May 13, 2012 07:41 AM

              Little Vinny's or Vinny's @ Night?

              1. re: holldoll
                Madrid May 13, 2012 01:02 PM

                I'm guessing @night since lil'vinny's is no more.

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