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Mar 9, 2014 12:50 PM

Boston Help!

I am going to Boston for a long weekend. I have never been and I need suggestions for some great dining experiences. It will be four of us. Two couples. We are staying in the North End. Looking for great restaurants. An suggestions for a few memorable meals?? Thanks hounds

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  1. if you gave a bit more detail as to price and kind of food that you are seeking, it will be easier to give you advice.

    1. I love all kinds of food, but French bistro food is a favorite. I love veal, lamb, seafood...basically anything goes for me.

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        1. IF you all like cannoli might I suggest getting the classic fresh filled ricotta from Mike's, Modern and Maria to do a taste test back at your lodging.

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          1. re: Bellachefa

            Don't waste your time/calories on Mike's - they're pre-filled just like you'd find at any Italian restaurant anywhere. Instead, focus on Modern and Maria's, and in addition to the cannoli try one of the less-common pastries, like the sfogliatelle.

            1. re: TimTamGirl

              Although never my first choice, Mikes most certainly does fresh filled ricotta. However most tourists don't know that and look at what is in the pastry case.

              1. re: TimTamGirl

                They've always freshly filled them when I've bought them there. Delicious!

                1. re: TimTamGirl

                  This might surprise you as it did me (not a Mike's fan) but a 'very discerning' gourmand that i know- said the cannoli at Mike's were better than they are at Modern.

                  1. re: opinionatedchef

                    I agree. I also prefer Mikes over Modern for many things. I find the counter help at Mikes to be much friendlier than at Modern. I usually get several things when I stop into one of these shops and their attitude at Modern seems to be "not something else" whenever I say the next item I want. It's like they can't wait to be done with the customer. I never felt that attitude at Mikes.

              2. Neptune Oyster in the N. End.