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Antico Forno Fri. nite


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Antico Forno Fri. nite

Joanie | | May 16, 2007 06:29 AM

Only my 2nd time there and it was nice if not overly thrilling. Most of the North End seemed fairly quiet at 7PM on a weekend nite, surprisingly. Met my 3 dining partners just before our 7:00 reservation, only about 1/3 full then and never completely full when we left. Wood fire oven was going full blast. They'd already ordered a bottle of some red and I wanted to see what glasses of white they had but the waitress ran off a very cursory list ("We have chianti, chardonnay, etc."). Since I don't really know a ton about vineyards, it didn't matter too much but that's an annoying way to tell you what wines are available. Pinot grigio was a huge pour. She then came to tell us the specials without mentioning prices. We started with an antiipasto plate ($18) which was fine I guess but that's just not something I usually pay attention too. However, the mussels were great. The sauce had a nice zip to it, lots of good sized mussels, no complaints there, about $10. Two people ordered the ravioli special w/ capicola and I got a seafood risotto special, with salmon and crab ($20 and $22 I think). The salmon was definitely the noticeable flavor. A baked rigatoni dish rounded things out. A lot of food and good sized doggy bags at the end of the meal. One large tiramisu was split between 2 or 3 of us, good flavor altho maybe a ittle too liquidy. It was fine but I'd rather pay the extra $10 here and there and go to Prezza.