My mom's birthday is coming up and she would like to go out for Italian. I don't think she has ever been to the North End despite living 15 mins away her whole life. Anyway, I thought it might be nice to take her in and grab dinner. She likes very basic red sauce type dishes (veal parm, chicken parm, lasagna), so no Bricco, Sage, Mama Maria's...it would be lost on her and she would just complain that I'm spending too much.
Any suggestions for good, casual, red sauce joints? Lasagna would be a plus since she has mentioned it as would manicotti, stuffed shells, ravioli...you get the idea. Antico Forno maybe?