Lets have dinner at the Antico Forno!
Antico Forno - Italian for "old stove"Sawdust-covered floors, a mural-sized rendition of the Tuscany countryside (painted by a local artist Jack Dunlea) and a blessed statue of St. Rocco tucked into a beehive-shaped, wood-burning brick oven set the stage at the North End's
***Parking and Directions***
Parking is very limited in the North End. However, the good news is that the restaurant validates parking for the Parcel 7 Garage next to the Haymarket T stop. $3 for 3 hours. Please see the web site for details, http://www.anticofornoboston.com/directions.html
I reccommend using public ttransportation, the nearest subway (T) stop is Haymarket station (Orange and Green Lines).
In order for this event to be successful, we will need to be organized and follow some rules.
- Rule number 1 - Please show-up if you reserved "yes"
If you are a "maybe", please reserve "no" and write "maybe" in the notes field or simply say "maybe" in the comments field for the event. Reserving "yes" when you are a "maybe" is misleading and is taking a space from someone who is definitely attending. If you are a "no-show", you may be removed from the group.
- Rule Number 2 - Be on time!
When we have a large group, please understand that it is not fair to ask those who have arrived early to wait for late comers.
Just to explain the reasons for these rules, it is not fair for the restaurant to hold empty seats and lose business for latecomers or no-shows. Lateness and no-shows gives me and the Meetup groups a bad reputation which may affect our ability to make future reservations. As it is, Meetup groups already have a bad reputation at many establishments and some places will not even take Meetup reservations.
If you are late, please understand that we can not wait for you and can not guarantee that you will be able to join the group.
- Rule Number 3 - Please be financially prepared to pay for your meal including taxes and tip. (Taxes is 6.24% and group tip is typically 18%)
The only other expectation that I have is for people to have fun.
This should be a pleasant event and I am really looking forward to meeting new and familiar faces.