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Jun 19, 2013 01:38 PM

ISO recommendation for dinner- Relatives staying overnight in Revere

My aunt & uncle will be staying at a hotel in Revere next Tuesday night and we would like to get together with them for dinner. I looked on the board for places in Revere and don't think that will do for my 80 something relatives. We were thinking of the North End but my uncle has recently had surgery so I don't want to make him walk too far. Not looking for Prezza prices but want a nice place. Not interested for Asian for this evening. TIA.

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  1. Definitely not cutting edge, but they might enjoy the Winthrop Arms. Very "old school."

    Been a while since I've been but simple prepped food in a nice spot.

    1. They might enjoy the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn, which is just down the street. Right on the water. Ample free parking. The food is not overly fancy, but it's always fresh and dependable. Good cocktails too. It is a big favorite with the older locals on the North Shore!

      1. Haven't been myself, but I hear Abbondanza in Everett is a very good Italian-American place of the old school.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Abbondanza is very good. The tables are a little too crowded together for my preference, so if you need a little more elbow room you might want to call ahead or mention it when you go in. There is street parking on Main St and around the corner on the side streets, you could drop your uncle at the door if you can't find a spot out front.

          Oya Cuban Cafe in Malden might work too. We took my not-very-adventuresome, 70-something inlaws there for lunch and they really enjoyed it.

        2. Demainos in Revere is solid red sauce Italian. Also Ravesi on Revere St is very good.

          1. The Continental. It's right out of the 70s from the dark red booths and carpet to the gold and velvet accents. The menu has a lot of variety not to mention my favorite baked stuffed lobster in the Boston area. They also come around with freebies like popovers, chicken wings, spinach pie, etc. it's right up Rt 1 in Saugus about 2 miles from the Revere exit. They do a brisk senior citizen early bird business.