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The restaurant descriptions that follow reflect the opinions of the editors of Rural Intelligence.
They are editorial content, not paid advertisements, and are organized by county.

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Mazzeo’s - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Rural Intelligence Food“I feel like I’m in an episode of The Sopranos,” said my friend who grew up in New Jersey and thus knows from whence she speaks. She was not suggesting that Mazzeo’s is a mob hangout. Rather, she was acknowledging that this enormous restaurant embraces you with a hearty Italian-American gemütlichkeit. Though it’s the size of a small cruise ship, Mazzeo’s feels like a mom-and-pop restaurant, and the Mazzeo clan works hard to make all their guests feel like part of the family. The more-than-generous antipasto plate ($12) features fluffy fresh mozzarella, tangy marinated peppers, salami, mortadella and olives, which can be shared by 3 or 4 hungry people. All the main courses, including pastas, come with a choice of soup or salad, and you soon understand why so many folks are leaving with doggie bags: the portions are very generous. Most dishes are robust, including the garlicky linguine with white clam sauce ($22) and the fettuccine with veal Bolognese ($20) a). Mazzeo’s is the kind of place that would be perfect for an old-fashioned Sunday dinner, except it’s closed on Sundays! Apparently, the Mazzeos reserve that day for dining at home with their family. —Dan Shaw

1015 South St., Pittsfield, MA
(413) 448-2095
Monday - Thursday 4-9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 4-10 p.m.

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