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Vinny Testa's: "Your restaurant always smells so good"
This restaurant is massivley popular among college kids whose parents are coming to visit. I think the main reason is because the portions are so massive that the students end up getting a week's worth of garlic-laden italian food at their parents' expense (duh, what else are parents any good for?).
At the end of your meal, your waiter will shake a wine bottle filled with little pellets with "all" the table numbers in the restaurant written on them. If they pull your number the meal is on Vinny's.
Favorite Dish: Chicken parm. I used to like it a lot more at Vinny's but I think that in the past two years or so they changed the way they prepare their pasta, and the five pounds of spaghetti you get with your eight chicken breasts are, in my opinion, not as good as they once were.
VINNY TESTA`S: TRY FOR A FREE MEAL ON THE HOUSE!
It`s not in the North End, but the food is great here! Great price & LARGE portions (enough to share for 2-3 people!). It gets crowded here & there`s always a wait.
When you finish your meal & the check arrives, your server will come by your table & shake a wine bottle. Your table # & others are inside the bottle. If your table # is the one chosen, then your whole meal is on the house (free!). Good luck!!
Favorite Dish: Try the Farfalle con Pollo (chicken & broccoli over a bed of bow tie pasta). & the Mussels Fra Diavolo. The Fried Calamari is excellent as well.
See below: Itallian or Seafood
There are SO many good places to eat in Boston, there is even a very good Afghani place (but its actually in Cambridge) called the Helmand, (First Street). but these tips are on Italian, so here are my suggestions:
Very large portions, at a casual, comfortable restaurant: Vinny Testas on Boylston Street is it. It's in the back bay, near other restaurants, bars and shopping. Entrees there are big enough for two!
Also, for good italian a little more upscale try the new "Davios" It's across from a bar called "Whiskey Park" which is very nice.... (owned by Cindy Crawford's husband).
Also for itallian visit the North End of Boston, (Boston's "Little Italy"), it's very quaint and a great place to go for a romantic dinner with a date, or just go there and have a cappacino in one of the cafes.
Lastly there's the trendy and great itallian restaurant called Via Matta which is on Exeter Street not far from the theater district, located behind the Four Seasons hotel.
Favorite Dish: If you're looking for Clam Chowder, Lobster, or seafood in general, (as many who visit Boston seek out), we have a few Legal Seafoods restaurants, which are very popular. Although they are a large chain, so I will recommend also: the oldest restaurant in Boston, "The Union Oyster House" which is in Faneuil Hall. It has not lost its original charm.
Email me if you have questions about other restaurants in Boston, or anything else!!
VINNY TESTA'S !!! you gotta go...
VINNY TESTA'S !!! you gotta go there....you have never eating so much Italian at one time..and it's cheap too. Sorento's is also one of my favorites, it's in the back bay on Peterborough street.
you get HUGE portions...it's incredible. And for an appitizer they give you fresh garlic with bread and that's soooo good. And after the meal, they bring a wine bottle filled with numbers and if they pick the number of the table you're sitting at, you get a free meal, well almost, the tax and drinks aren't free.
Favorite Dish: Farfelle con pollo. and everything else!
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