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Comella's, No "Mess", "No Mas"


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Comella's, No "Mess", "No Mas"

paul | Nov 22, 2002 02:40 PM

A very sad thing occurred to Comella's in West Newton. Several years ago, they concocted a dish called "Mess" which appeared to be leftover lasagna, stuffed shells and eggplant parmigiana all mushed together with more cheese melted on top. It was excellent and earned them well deserved raves from the Boston Globe. I returned yesterday after several years away and found that they now have approx. 30 variations of "Mess". I proceeded to order 3 dishes, Lasagna with "mess", Chicken Parm. with "mess" and "Papas Mess" (Mess with meatball). I brought the food home and when I opened each meal much to my chagrin, I found that sadly the aforementioned "Mess" had evolved from lasagna, eggplant parm and stuffed shells to Ziti with sauce, a couple of very small slivers of eggplant (not eggplant parm) and cheese melted on top. I was so saddened by this turn of events that I called Comella's to voice my dissapointment. When I did, the woman on the phone merely said that she "...was sorry that I felt this way..." I chose not to inform her that this was not a feeling or an emotion but a fact that ziti with sauce is not and never will be "MESS"!! Shame on you Comella's!

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