Hi Chowhounds. I'm new to posting on the boards, but for all the posts I've read they seem very helpful. I'm going to be in town for 3 days, 2 dinners, and for one or both dinners I'd like to get some Italian in the North End. I know many posts have been written about this before, and I've read those and tried to narrow it down and get specific help!
I've narrowed to Antico Forno, Giacomo's, Lasumma, L'Osteria, and Prezza. I've read some bad reviews on here about the first two, so I'm leaning away from those unless CHs advise otherwise. And I'd like to stay under roughly $25 a plate, so that seems to rule out Prezza.
Unfortunately I don't know the difference between the types of Italian: northern, southern, traditional red sauce. So I can't offer any advice on which of those I'm looking for.
Any help on deciding between the above (or suggesting an alternative) would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!