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Melinda's/Delfino's

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Melinda's/Delfino's

Joanie | Apr 8, 2005 08:11 AM

Got a steak burrito from Melinda's in Cleary Sq. a couple nites ago and thought it was pretty good, altho no one can ever beat Boca Grande's prices. Good sized burrito w/ the right amount of steak, sauce with a little zip, forgot to ask for black instead of red beans but these were quite good, not sure if cheese was on it for $5.75. Two doors down is a small newish Spanish restaurant that has some interesting dishes on the menu plus a steam table. Nothing more than $12.95, worth checking out.

Finally made it to Delfino's in Roslindale and it was a wonderful meal. Walking over to my friend's, I passed thru Forrest Hills station and couldn't resist the 2 for 1 donuts at Mike's, so part of a glazed was my appetizer and part was dessert and it tasted as good at 7PM as it would have at 7AM. Those are mighty fine donuts. Anyway, Delfino's is a pleasant place that seats about 35 and has a small bar for about 6. We got one of the last tables and immediately were brought a basket of rustic bread. A pinch of salt added flavor to the olive oil. Interesting pastas in the $13-19 range, entrees about $16-20 with a couple specials a little over and a couple bargain parmagians. We split a special of baby spinach salad w/ pine nuts, gorgonzola, onions and sun dried tomatos for $7.95. My penne w/ pancetta, fontina, eggplant and tomato was wonderful, the pancetta and eggplant were kind of mashed up so it almost seemed like a bolognese sauce. My friend had the statler chicken which was stuffed with cheese, not sure what else w/ asparagus and mashed potatoes. With two glasses of wine and tax, it came to $53. Definitely need to try other things. Walked by the new Sophia's and they were jumping. That square is really cute altho a couple storefronts emptied out recently.

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