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eating on The Drive

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Have a small group of out of towners that wants to go to Commercial Dr to shop & eat. Need something that caters to carnivores & Vegetarians(non-Vegan). Any suggestions will be gratefully appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Via Tevere (on Victoria Dr, actually but a short walk).
    Absinthe Bistro s actually pretty good.

    Both are only open in the evenings for dinner...so plan your shopping for late afternoon.

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    1. re: fmed

      Another vote for Via Tevere - the best place on the Drive (or near).

      1. re: reiney

        How do you like Via Tevere vs Roma on Hastings?

        1. re: 1newyorkguy

          VT wins for pizza. Roma for pastas, apps, other mains.

          1. re: fmed

            VT's pizzas have kind of ruined us for other places. We were at Farina recently and it was just no contest. VT is a great combo with shopping nearby and an early dinner to avoid the lineup, which is there even in the cold, wind, dark and rain. Best to arrive at least 15 mins before they open so you get seated in the first wave of customers.