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“Interesting Italian”
Review of ITA101

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Ranked #5 of 76 Restaurants in Medford
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I had heard great things about this restaurant and we finally tried it. The food is exceptional and the service just ok. The manager, Nina, was very pleasant but the waiter was somewhat inattentive.

We were a party of four and shared grilled octopus and the burrata appetizers. There was plenty to share.

Two of our party had the Spaghetti con Vongole which had plenty of clams out of the shells. The other two had Spaghetti Alla Chitarra con Cacio e Pepe which is probably the best I've had.

For dessert, we shared the dark chocolate mousse and the creme brûlée. The mousse was excellent but we found the creme brûlée to be somewhat runny.

All in all, a great dinner and I recommend it

Thank Mikeydi910
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

BYOB....and we brought 4 bottles to share amongst the 6 of us. This restaurant is courteous in customer care, comprehensive in menu options, and delicious in experience.
We ordered coffee first as we waited for our friends, the staff had no issues as our group of 10 slipped to 8, then to 6. As friends arrived, we dove into the menu - well topped salads, three different apps, and squid ink pasta as an entree. every bite, every plate - beautiful to see, sensational to savor.

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Thank Pallasrayne
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The grilled Octopus was the best ever! Service was a little slow, but very friendly. Tables are a little too close together for my comfort, but it is a smaller restaurant so that is to be expected. Don't let that keep you away. Food is very good. Worth the trip.

1  Thank MarcyRenay
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Small, quaint restaurant in downtown Medford. The menu changes frequently and is always interesting. BYOB or they sell wine from Auburn Road winery (very reasonably priced).

I had the Sunday prix fixe "lamb" theme and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! This is not the Olive Garden, folks. The portions are appropriate, which allows one to have all of the courses and not need a stomach pump.

Our service has always been good. Definitely make a reservation on OpenTable. If you don't see one available, call them. We've been squeezed in (no rush, though) even when OpenTable says it's full.

In the spring, it's great to sit out on the sidewalk. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Can be loud and the service a bit abrupt but the food is worth it. The themed prix fixe, multi-course menus change weekly and feature homemade pastas, a themed ingredient, or a region.

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Thank RJB180
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