I ALWAYS make it a point that if I will be anywhere in Rhode Island to stop by Antonio's Pizza. I have made special trips (over 150 miles roundtrip) just to get their pizza. They sell pizza by the slice and it is worth the $3 for each slice. I highly recommend their buffalo chicken and blue cheese slice and their nacho slices.
Antonio's started near the campus of UMass and has since expanded to areas near Brown, U of Illinois and Texas A&M.
Sadie's is a restaurant/bar in Waltham across the street from the Watch City Brewing Company. I have never seen this place that crowded, but then again I usually went there in the middle of the day. Sadie's seats about 80 or so and has a fairly large bar where you will usually see locals having after-work beers and grabbing some bar food. The steak tips are marinated in something that tastes great! There are better choices in Waltham, but Sadie's will help cure any steak tip craving.
This a small bar that serves food. It seats about ten around the bar and has table seating for another 30 or so. After 5pm, expect to wait up to a half hour for a table. Seating at the bar is also a long wait. The reason why, the food is THAT good. It's just bar food, but they make it taste great. Their nachos are piled high with chicken and beef and smothered in cheese. Buff's is mostly known for their wings and tenders. I usually order the honey hot tenders if I am getting the food to go and the honey hot wings if I am eating there. They do have buffalo seasoning for everything, but the honey hot is sweet with just a touch of heat. A full order of wings has about 40 wings and costs about $8. A full order of tenders has about 5 or 6 tenders and costs about $6. They do charge a 50 cent take out fee, probably to cover the cost of the packaging.
Parking can be found out front on Washington Street, but I usually park in the lots behind Uno's at Newton Corner.
This is a dive bar through and through. I am not quite sure why they call this place a restaurant as it is a hole in the wall bar. It is attached to a Chinese restaurant, so perhaps they serve food as well. I went to Cindy's to play a couple video games they had and to grab a drink while doing so. My drinking companions creeped me out and many seemed over-served or over-drugged. I would not recommend this as a restaurant and not even an average bar.
I went to Ariadne for their champagne toast dinner for New Year's Eve. The restaurant has a very "cool" feel to it and the bar looked worthy to come back to and relax.
The meal was a prix fixe and had four courses: oyster rockefellar appetizer, raspberry sorbet, the entree, and then dessert. All of this was supposed to include a champagne toast at midnight. However, on this night, the champagne arrived a full half hour after midnight. It really did sour the evening. The food is good, not memorable, but good. For the price, I was hoping for a little better.
Parking is easy as Newtonville is a small town with large parking lots.
First off, don't let The Mess fool you - it isn't some kind of description of the interior of this tiny restaurant. The Mess is a mish mash of yummy Italian food and blended together into one plate. While no two "messes" are the same, it usually consists of oozy cheese, good italian non-meat based pasta sauce and whatever else you want to add to it - pastas, chicken, meatballs, sausage, etc. One Mess will run you about $7-$16 and will feed two people. the messes are awesome and the lobster ravioli is heavenly. They also do eggplant right! The sausage is nice and spicy and the noodles are never overcooked.
Pros: Red's Mess (chicken, meatballs, and sausage), also the sweet potato ravioli
Cons: Seats about 16 people, so you may want to get it to go.
I love Paddy O's. It's a neighborhood restaurant that serves up great food, great atmosphere, and plenty of Irish beers. Paddy O's is one of those places you go to when you crave shepherd's pie and a tall glass of Guinness. It always seems like a warm and welcoming place. The interior is filled with dark mahogany and has a bar that seats about 12. The place always has a lot of business, but I have never had to wait longer than 15 minutes for a table. Parking can be a problem because West Newton only has a couple parking lots for all of the many businesses in the town. One day, I drank a Guinness a little too quickly and when the Irish server appeared, she asked me if there was a hole in the bottom of my glass and quickly got me another glass full of beer. All that being said, the crowd is mostly older and they do not over-serve anybody. The food is great! I have never had a bad experience here. All of the food has fairly large portions and the price is in the $8-$15 range. Paddy O's is also a great place to go to for St. Patrick's Day. My wife and I got to hear a live bagpipe play while we ate our food. The fish and chips, the chicken pot pie (served in freshly baked bread), and shepherd's pie is all highly recommended.
I have gotten take-out from this restaurant on several occasions and they do also deliver. I have found that delivery takes about 45 minutes on average, so you should plan ahead when you get a Chinese food craving. The interior of this restaurant is not desirable, so take out or delivery is probably the best option.
The prices are reasonable. I actually discovered this place one night when I was on a quest to find the best prices in Haverhill for Gen. Gau's chicken with an appetizer and rice. Having just moved to Haverhill, I literally drove around to every Chinese restaurant in town one night and picked up a takeout menu from each. I had tried a couple other Chinese restaurants in town from menus I had found in the yellow pages. I discovered that these other restaurants actually didn't taste that good and were more expensive than they needed to be. I needed to find better.
Fuhing has great prices and interesting combo plates including the $5.00 all day combo of two appetizers and rice. The Gen. Gau's chicken is great and doesn't taste like it was previously frozen.
I have been going to Westford House of Pizza for about ten years. For the most part, it is just your run of the mill pizza shop. However, they have an unbelievably good chicken parmesan sub that is always tender and tasty.The prices are average and I don't feel like I am getting ripped off by portion size or quality. They do not deliver, but picking it up is easy as there is almost always a parking spot right in front. They are located right next to a Little Peach as well, so if you want a pint of ice cream to go along with that large pizza, it's right there.It is my preferred pizza house in Westford and there are many options to choose from in this town.