Any fans of Italian style tripe out there, I have the place for you. My father used to feed me tripe when I was younger, not telling me what it is was. All I knew was that I liked it. It has become hard to find any place that serves it nowadays. Saturday was always tripe day, so when I was in the North End this past weekend, I was on a mission. After starting off with an "App" of stuffed squid & Monkfish Marsala & a bottle of Nero d' Avola at the Daily Catch, I was on my way. Stopped by some of the older more established rest's with no luck. Finally a handwritten note on a door: "Tripe $7.95". Ah the good old days. Entered to find an empty dinning room. The waiter said come back a 5:00. After hearing that, I thought for sure "Tripe $7.95" would be for lunch only. Nope dinner too. Good thing I had an "App". Hour & a half later & couple of wine tastings at the various merchants I was back. The only thing I had to order was the bottle of Barbera, as the waiter, which turned out to be the Manager/Owner knew what I was there for. "Tripe $7.95". The bowl was a big as a basketball & the best I have ever had. BELLA VISTA, Hanover St.