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Simple, seasonal Italian NOT in North End

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Simple, seasonal Italian NOT in North End

csk | Aug 8, 2011 02:17 PM

Looking for a solid Italian meal for two people for a weeknight, emphasis on good homemade pasta. Would especially love a place that features seasonal ingredients (the squash blossoms are particularly beautiful at the farmer's markets right now), but not necessary.

Willing to spend 20-ish for pasta, more for secondi, so nothing too fancy (Prezza, etc).

So far I'm looking at Gran Gusto and Trattoria Toscana. Others we've been to in around the same price range are Posto (underwhlemed) and Sportello (yummy overall, but not the atmosphere we want). GG sounds to be more of a pizza place, but we don't want pizza. Or red sauce.

We're in Somerville and are willing to drive/travel, just not into the North End!

Thanks!

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Gran Gusto
90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

Sportello
348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

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