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Aug 17, 2012 12:26 PM

The Best Veal Parm Around

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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  1. 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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    1. re: maillard

      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.

      1. re: enhF94

        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...

    2. 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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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        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.

        1. re: bark

          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.

        2. re: MC Slim JB

          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

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

            1. re: croutonweb

              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. 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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            1. re: CapeCodGuy

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

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              1. re: Madrid

                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.


                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  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.

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    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.

                    1. re: treb

                      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.

                      1. re: treb

                        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..

                        1. re: treb

                          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. Ristorante Pavoratti in Reading. AWESOME VEAL!