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The Best Veal Parm Around

josephlapusata Aug 17, 2012 12:26 PM

Looking for the BEST Veal Parm around. Sablones in East Boston is gone. I like Rino's and Hanger J. Was looking for somthing along those lines. I wanted to stay away from the North End. I like my veal thin, fried chrisp outside, tender inside. A nice tasty red sauce and plenty of cheese. Any places come to mind. Thank you Joe.

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    FeeFiPho Feb 26, 2013 04:23 PM

    Delfino's in Roslindale.

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      devilham Feb 26, 2013 05:46 PM

      Agreed whole heartedly, the sauce at Delfino's is so bright and nice, don't know how they do it, but wish I did (and should seriously ask the chef as they are a friend.....oh well)

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      Karl Sep 6, 2012 12:20 PM

      Rocco's in Wilmington, incredibly crispy on the outside and super juicy!

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        cone197 Sep 3, 2012 03:56 PM

        New Bridge Cafe in Chelsea. End of story.

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          treb Sep 7, 2012 06:22 AM

          Funny you mention NB, I've been going there for decades, they have a good red sauce and their Italian offerings are really good. It's my fav upolstered sewer!

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          surferbettygal Sep 1, 2012 06:22 PM

          I love Petrillo's veal. They are located in Peabody. That is the only place I will order veal. Super tender.

          1. MC Slim JB Aug 21, 2012 01:46 PM

            I don't see veal parm on the menu at Anchovies anymore, but I wonder if that's one of many "legacy" off-menu dishes that they will serve on request. It's now the same kitchen as Giacomo's next door, and they have veal parm on their menu. (Haven't eaten at that Giacomo's in quite a while, expect that's the sort of American-Italian dish they do decently.)


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              AngerHeSmiles Aug 21, 2012 12:19 PM

              Best in the area I've had is at The Antique Table on the Lynn/Swampscott border

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                Pegmeister Aug 20, 2012 10:56 AM

                I like the veal parm at Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale. It's one of the few places that also offers a side of raviolis. Very old school.

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                  devilham Aug 20, 2012 11:37 AM

                  Another Roslindale joint for good parm would be Delfinos, their sauce is one of the best ones around

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                    josephlapusata Aug 20, 2012 02:02 PM

                    O.k. I had the veal at Cafe Rosetti. It was just about perfect.( Authentic homemade). Veal was tender. Sauce was lovely. Pasta was also done to perfection. I would have it again in a heart beat. The only issue I had was the veal was not crispy enough on the outside and I would have liked a thicker sauce. It was still a 10 and would order again. Nice place thank you guys for letting me know about it. Joe

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                      Science Chick Sep 6, 2012 12:47 PM

                      How can it be a 10 if you would have liked crispier w/thicker sauce? If they made these changes, would it be an 11? ;0

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                        josephlapusata Sep 6, 2012 02:03 PM

                        I gave it a 10 because they did everything right. Just because I like it extra crispy and sauce a bit thicker does not mean they do not get a 10. If a place down the street made it the same way but extra crispy and thicker sauce they would also have a 10 but, I would probably eat there instead.

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                          treb Sep 7, 2012 06:23 AM

                          SC, you should give them a try and it's BYOB.

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                    josephlapusata Aug 18, 2012 02:35 PM

                    Ok, I am going to try Cafe Rosetti in Winthrop. I will be in Revere today. Will let you know how it was.

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                      Jenny Ondioline Aug 17, 2012 11:43 PM

                      I've had an entirely respectable veal parm at Carlo's Cucina in Allston.

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                        sinned61 Aug 17, 2012 08:26 PM

                        Ristorante Pavoratti in Reading. AWESOME VEAL!

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                          Madrid Aug 17, 2012 05:34 PM

                          Has anyone tired the veal parm at vinnie's at night?

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                            MC Slim JB Aug 17, 2012 06:27 PM

                            I have, but it was years ago. And I was more likely to get a veal marsala there. I honestly haven't been back in a while: a good reminder to get back there.


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                              Madrid Aug 17, 2012 06:30 PM

                              I'd be curious to see what you think of it now. The eggplant parm is great but seems to me to be slipping some.

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                                treb Aug 18, 2012 06:10 AM

                                I think Vinny's has suffered in their quality since they began with all those Groupon offers two years ago. You should give Rosetti's in Winthrop at try, great veal parm, and it's BYOB.

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                                  Madrid Aug 18, 2012 07:47 AM

                                  I agree, I live in the neighborhood. I didn't see the food slipping as much as the service. They got so much publicity and then put in the full bar and granite everywhere. Over reached a bit, maybe. But I don't go often so can't give a really informed report. It's a lot harder to get to Winthrop with a special needs kid, but if they have tiramisu or a good dessert for the kid, the BYOB is a great feature.

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                                    wonderwoman Aug 18, 2012 08:24 AM

                                    agreed re vinny's. we were there a few months ago (yes, on a groupon:). was anticipating the osso bucco -- what a disappointment. the meat was fine, but the sauce lacked flavor, and what they were trying to pass off as risotto -- a few grains of long grain rice floating around -- was a disgrace..

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                                      galangatron Aug 21, 2012 09:23 AM

                                      thanks for the tip about rossetti's in winthrop. only had the chicken parm and was curious about the veal parm. they also have a great beet salad when in season

                                2. CapeCodGuy Aug 17, 2012 03:22 PM

                                  I'll second Victor's Deli in Somerville. But why avoid the NE? The best Veal Parm I've ever eaten, and that's saying some, is at L'Osteria on Salem St.

                                  Crispy and tender goodness with a nice quality cheese and tasty red sauce. All of $11.50 at lunch for a huge piece of veal and pasta. If I lived any closer I'd weigh 300 lbs.

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                                    josephlapusata Aug 17, 2012 04:53 PM

                                    I want to avoid NE because of parking;.Plus, I grew up there and I know how good the food is. Also, I am taking my son with me. He is too young for big walks but, he loves veal parm as well. I also thak god that I no longer live in that area I would be 400 puonds.

                                  2. MC Slim JB Aug 17, 2012 02:18 PM

                                    Victor's Italian Cuisine in Saugus, though I'm banking (without first-hand experience) on the notion that it is just as good as it was when it was on Lincoln Ave, before it moved over to Route 1 a few months ago. Pounded, breaded, and fried to order, with a very nice red sauce and lotsa cheese.


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                                      bark Aug 30, 2012 01:55 AM

                                      I drive by Victor's on Lincoln a couple times a week, it's still there, but are they new owners? I still see people waiting outside, just never had the chance to stop. Hear the one on RT 1 was very good, someone gave me their menu, haven't gotten there yet either.

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                                        MC Slim JB Sep 3, 2012 06:13 PM

                                        I thought they had moved: maybe they kept the original on Lincoln open? The other explanation is new owners, kept the old name, I guess.


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                                        croutonweb Feb 26, 2013 08:31 AM

                                        We went to Victor's on Rt. 1 in Saugus.

                                        The Caprese salad was disappointing. The dressing was
                                        OK, but the there was half as much mozzarella as there should have been, no fresh basil leaves, and the plum tomatoes were pale and quite under ripe. That last bit is somewhat forgivable given the season.

                                        The veal parm with pasta was a mixed bag. The pasta was barely passable. The penne was cooked well beyond al dente, and was completely unseasoned. The sauce was bright and fresh tasting, however it was just ladled onto a plate of pasta. This is a pet peeve of mine. How long would it take to toss the pasta in the sauce before serving? The veal itself was very good. It was tender and perfectly fried.

                                        I'd go back again, but I'd probably try the veal parm sandwich and avoid the problematic pasta.

                                        1. re: croutonweb
                                          Karl S Feb 26, 2013 02:54 PM

                                          FWIW, no one should order caprese in this region outside of August & September.

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                                            MC Slim JB Feb 26, 2013 03:28 PM

                                            I think the sandwich is the way to go: $9 doesn't get you a real veal cutlet pounded, breaded and pan-fried to order at many places around here. And I do like their sauce, too.


                                        2. maillard Aug 17, 2012 01:32 PM

                                          Aw! I thought this was going to have the answer to what the best veal parm around is. :)

                                          I really like Victor's Deli in Ball Sq.

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                                            enhF94 Sep 3, 2012 05:07 PM

                                            that is a bold statement, good sir. I'll have to check it out and see if, finally, there's something at Victor's I like.

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                                              maillard Sep 4, 2012 12:22 AM

                                              Uh oh... I was not trying to be bold! And full disclosure, I've only had a few bites of the veal parm. I liked it, though! I usually get the chicken parm. Both need salt, but are otherwise delicious.

                                              This thread has made me crave a veal parm sub. So maybe I'll run over there this week and I can report back with a more recent review...

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