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The Red Rose

315 Smith St. (President & Union Sts.) Send to Phone
This cozy Italian eatery was one of the pioneers of Smith Street’s restaurant row.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual

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The Red Rose Restaurant Review

: While Smith Street has rapidly gentrified, The Red Rose is much the same as when it opened over twenty years ago (that means wood and stucco pervade on the inside). It’s no hindrance to the wide selection of Italian favorites served here though, which includes every dense red sauce Italian classic you could hope for: penne bolognese, chicken Parm and veal scaloppine. Enjoy the trip back in time (aided by the cheap wine list) and you’ll leave sated.
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