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107A Porter St. Send to Phone

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sablone's Restaurant Review

: Two words sum up this long-lived East Boston favorite-veal and clowns. We don’t mean funny food, but rather the house specialty and the overkill design theme. Food first: the menu features 15 different veal dishes including a pretty good char-grilled chop along with a bevy of classic Italo-American favorites like veal Marsala, veal Parmesan and saltimbocca. Now, the clowns: each of the three rooms and the bar is decorated with nothing but clowns- there are masks, puppets and pictures galore, so much so that the look is more high camp than kitsch. Now back to the food. The portions are huge, the salads contain freight car tomatoes and iceberg lettuce, the shrimp scampi is a surprising find and the broccoli rabe in garlic is a tasty appetizer and large enough to share. Order a cocktail and it doesn’t take long for the waitress to call you Hon. Full of animated diners with a staff to match, this place is a throwback to a time when Bostonians (more specifically East Bostonians) went out to eat, not to dine.


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