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jdhyatt Oct 18, 2012 01:16 PM

Good place to go with teens - decent food but not excessively expensive?

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    libertywharf Oct 19, 2012 03:05 AM

    LoConte on Salem Street

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      Taralli Oct 18, 2012 01:58 PM

      http://www.losteria.com/

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        CapeCodGuy Oct 18, 2012 04:40 PM

        I second L'Osteria. Had lunch there today in fact. Best red sauce Italian "comfort" food in the North End IMO. Delicious, tender, and perfectly prepared Veal Parm with pasta for only $11.50. What's not to like?

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          missfoodie Oct 18, 2012 07:15 PM

          I too am a fan of L'Osteria. But think teens would like Giacomo's as well.

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            MrsCheese Oct 18, 2012 08:06 PM

            We had a good experience at Panza, which has some of the same menu items as Giacomos but takes reservations.

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              hotoynoodle Oct 20, 2012 09:23 AM

              +1 on panza, right across from giacomo's. same owners, in fact.

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            pasuga Oct 19, 2012 09:34 PM

            + three for L'Osteria.

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          ScotchandSirloin Oct 18, 2012 01:50 PM

          I think Antico Forno would be a good choice. Solid approachable food (great gnochi and chicken parm (when on the menu)) w/ a brick oven, loud enough and teens can get a pizza if they are so inclined. Cheaper than the most expensive places.

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            phelana Oct 19, 2012 03:11 AM

            I like Antico Forno as well ...took my daughter and her boyfriend there when they were high teens and they did enjoy it.

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              treb Oct 20, 2012 09:01 AM

              2nd Forno, just stay with the entree's that are cooked in their brick oven, stay away from the pizza.

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            cambridgedoctpr Oct 18, 2012 01:25 PM

            in the south end, but i like Tratorio Toscana; high quality with very reasonable prices. I just tried it after reading the glowing reviews by Slim, et al. I will be back.

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