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Boston Restaurants...Long (In Response to Lisa P)


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Boston Restaurants...Long (In Response to Lisa P)

Nancy Ives | Jun 18, 2001 07:33 PM

Come on...comparing Boston restaurants to NYC restaurants is like comparing one borough to all five. Obviously New York has a lot more choices to dine than Boston. That said...we spent this past weekend in Boston. Friday night dinner was at Maurizio's. Fried calamari and tomato sauce app was excellant as was the mozzarella with prosciutto, yellow tomatoes and greens. Special entree was fried cod, lobster tail, fava beans and broccoli rabe. Very good but not great. Partner had shrimp and pasta. Great tomato sauce--I wished I had ordered it. This is the second time we have eaten there. Very close quarters(we were downstairs)and loud but we had a great time. Saturday morning we grabbed a French Stick at Sel de la Terre. It never made it to Quincy Market. Had lunch at Todd English's King Fish Hall. I really can't understand how two people could spent $150 for lunch. We spent $44 with two beers and a dessert. We had three apps.--tuna kabobs, salmon kabobs and yellow tail tuna (like a flat sushi roll). All were delicious. We were full! Dinner was at Villa Francesca. (Fourth time there). Eggplant rollatini app was wonderful. I will go back there just for that dish. I had veal and pasta (tomato sauce based)dish. Delicious. Partner had scrod with shrimp--not a great dish. Tiramisu was the best at Villa Francesa's out of three sampled. Caffe Paradiso was just okay and at two for $13--ridiculous. Cafe Vittoria was good. Anyway, before we left, we took a chance to get some more French Sticks at Sel de la Terre. They brought two warm from the kitchen for us and again we had our breakfast. We had a great time and good food. Why anyone would eat at Legal Seafoods is beyond me.

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