Readers' Choice: Vote for the Best Italian Restaurant in Wakefield

Patch readers nominated the best Italian restaurants in Wakefield. Now, vote to determine which one is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.

Where is the best Italian restaurant in Wakefield? Cast your vote to let us know.

We’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate.

Nominations were accepted on Wakefield Patch through July 9 and include:

Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.

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The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

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Rada Frohlichstein July 25, 2012 at 01:41 AM
How about Artichokes to be nominated?
joe July 26, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Rada Frohlichstein July 27, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Why not, They are a very nice Italian Restaurant with great food and drinks plus the decor is very metropolitan that can be in any big city right here in Wakefield. The owners are very nice who recently supported the 4 of July party in our town. They restored an old building and made it nice and very classy. I'm not their personal friend, I'm just a customer. Absolutely Yes they should be nominated.
Laurie Hunt July 27, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Porto-Bello is amazing!
Rada Frohlichstein July 27, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Laurie, Yes I agree the food is fabulous, I was so pleasantly surprised.."Never judge the book by its covers" however, they do need to update their decor and create the ambiance to much their tasteful cuisine.
Laurie Hunt July 27, 2012 at 03:07 AM
I disagree Rada! It is so homey! Many of the items there came from trips to Europe - Portugal and Italy if I remember correctly. My husband and I love it there. I dislike the "newer" styles of restaurants where they pack you in and you are sitting on top of other people.
Rada Frohlichstein July 27, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Laurie, you are correct, I do not like when they over-seat either, do not get me wrong i personally have no problem with their decor, but I know if they move with time and promote more they would have more business. I like the owners and I want them do do well.
Sara Jacobi July 27, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Hey all - unfortunately, we took nominations for two weeks before the voting started, and per the contest rules I can't add in another business now. But there's always next year!
Rada Frohlichstein August 02, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Thanks, I was on Vacation for 2 weeks and had no idea that was on... No biggie Thanks Sara, you are doing a great job.
Lisa Butler August 02, 2012 at 03:23 AM
You also forgot Cafe Italia
Don August 02, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Went to Cafe Italia last Friday, not that good.
Kimberly Bova McDonald August 02, 2012 at 10:46 AM
None of the restaurants were "forgotten" it was that none of the readers nominated them for the honor. I am sure now that everyone is aware of the process their favorites will be on next year's ballot!
Joe June 21, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Too bad they spell it CAFFE italia, which is a bone-headed misspelling on their part - CAFE means Cafe, CAFFE means COFFEE in italian.. So not only is the food not that great, but its such inauthentic italian, they cant even spell the name right - unless they wanted a Ristorante to be named Italian Coffee... joke


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