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North End Bummer

Rich P | Jun 11, 2009 06:56 AM

Pagliuca's 14 Parmenter St.
Antipasto salad was no more than Iceberg lettuce, California olives a couple of pieces of salami and a couple of chunks of provolone. 4 people ordered 4 different dishes. My daughter got the Muscles Marinara. As it was passed to her I smelled the muscles and new they were gonna be a disappointment. She ate 4 or 5 of them and said they were wicked overcooked. in fact the last one she ate made her cringe and she stated that it tasted like they were steamed in one of my hockey skates. The marinara on the spaghetti was good. $20+
My wife got the Beef Brigole. There were no signs that this was anything other than chunks of pot-roast on a heap of spaghetti. The only thing "rolled" was me for paying $20+ for this dish. Our other guest got the Chicken Ziti and Broccoli. tough to screw this up. It was OK. Finally, I was in the mood for a good Carbonara. I ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara. There was enough white pasty sauce on this to cover 4 servings and still have enough to wallpaper my kitchen. The flavorless meat on top was presumably bacon.$20+.
Dining out is not a weekly activity in these tough times for my family and I felt taken by this place.
I have only once felt as let down as this. In Venice we were hurried into a tourist trap joint with a nice view an horrible over price crappy food. I hate feeling like a tourist in my own city. My wife and I did our research on chowhound and this looked like a pretty good bet.
Do not bother with this place.

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