2. Pros- Cons
3. Final Thoughts
Massaminos.. Well 1 word to describe this place .. obtrusive.... in so many ways, the size of this place is a downfall. STAFF lingers near the doorway which is connected to the kitchen which is 5ft away from the seating. A hovering effect as all stafff just stands their talks mingles, talks loud. very unproffesional. THE FOOD..The soup a pasta, beans mixture looks like it came out of a can. It just doesnt look as if it was prepared separetly. small bite size peaces of pasta with beans mixed it with an orange sauce looks like a typical CAN of soup picked up at STOP AND SHOP or something... nothing special.. the polo paridiso sauce is watered down.. a pasta dish comes on the side with marinara sauce... the effect doesnt do much as the pasta plate is just ZITI and marinara nothing special almost like a KIDDY plate if you ask me.. The Bachliorti though is impressive. the mixture of Chicken , ham, cheese is very appetizing but again the SAUCE is watered down. The service.. is great... the server... You'd expect more from an Italian Restaurant... She seemed lazy, unattentive and left EMPTY plates on the VERY small table. One must know when the table needs to be cleared. The water filler was extremely efficient though as she always made sure out cup was filled to the max with water.
Pros: Price, $10-14 dollars entree is cheap by North End standards
Cons: Size- Small places usually have an appeal. The hole in the wall places usually stand out to have a higher quality of food at times. Not this time. Employees hovering near the door, hovering outside the kitchen next to your seat, discussing their life, dating, how tired they are. Management should tell their staff to stand somewere else and be proffesional.
PRICE- reflects the product, as it does not share the same quality of food as other North End restaurants. Cheap price compare that to going to Applebee's or Fridays when you pay a little more, you can go to Cheesecake Factory and get the Cheescake Factory quality.
Location- Located on the outskirts of the North End. The beggining of Endicott street. A walking distance away from Hanover street. 5-7 minute walk to Mikes Pastry or other North End Shops. Hanover street is the heart of the North End.
Parking- Forget about it, though a parking lot across the street varies price on day depending on local event at Fleetcenter/TD Banknorth Garden. $15-$25 WOW. If your smart like me you either park your car somewere around North Station ( Weekends are free) ( Weekdays is for Commercial vehicles only) near the bars and walk a few blocks or you park your car at the 99 restaurant in Charlestown and take the orange line across the street. 1 ride over and get off at North Station.. Parking is free.
Final Thoughts: Choose alternative restaurant. North End is littered with other shops that offer a higher quality food for slightly higher price. The price is the bright side, but its quality is I felt on par with a TGI Fridays, not something you want when you go to the NORTH END. Side Note: the watered down sauce was such a dissapointment. If you want to go their, youll go their to see what i mean by a HOVERING EFFECT of the STAFF. VERY VERY UNPROFFESIONAL. And whenever possible GO TO MIKES PASTRYS after. the Conolies are to DIE FOR....