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Boston Restaurant Blog -- February, 2006

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A Quiet Valentine's Day Dinner at Assaggio in the North End of Boston

We went to Assaggio in the North End of Boston last night for Valentine's Day. And while it wasn't the best Italian restaurant I have been to in the North End, it may have been one of the nicest as far as atmosphere, especially for Valentine's Day.

We sat downstairs at Assaggio, which is quieter and more cozy than the upstairs area. Grapes hung from the ceiling, Frank Sinatra played in the background, and an oil lamp was on each table, making for a nice, intimate scene for all the couples having Valentine's Day dinners in this little-known dining spot. Our meals were very good; the penne with vodka marinara sauce was tasty, as was the chicken with prosciutto and eggplant. But it was really the atmosphere that made Assaggio so special.

As much as I liked Assaggio, I think I may have been spoiled by the meal we had the previous night, also in the North End, at an outstanding Italian restaurant on Salem Street called Rabia's. In fact, I believe that Rabia's was good enough to become our next featured restaurant on this site. Stay tuned...

For those who want the address for Assaggio in the North End of Boston, here it is: Assaggio, 29 Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113; the phone number is (617) 227-7380

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