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

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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: ScotchandSirloin

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

        1. re: phelana

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

      2. http://www.losteria.com/

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        1. re: Taralli

          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?

          1. re: CapeCodGuy

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

            1. re: missfoodie

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

              1. re: MrsCheese

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

            2. re: CapeCodGuy

              + three for L'Osteria.

          2. LoConte on Salem Street