The Other Critics

Symphony 8 Saddens; La Galleria 33 Brings Back Red Sauce

Prohibition, Symphony 8's downstairs lounge
Prohibition, Symphony 8’s downstairs lounge Photo: Courtesy of Prohibition

• Mat Schaffer gives Symphony 8 a D in a thorough takedown: “Be forewarned: The food (assuming what you want is even available) is riddled with missteps. Dinner is dishearteningly disappointing.” [Herald]

• Robert Nadeau has two stars for La Galleria 33, which does old-school red sauce Italian rather nicely. Of particular, note, the eggplant parm, which is “as gooey and greasy and wonderful as ever. You can hardly go wrong with a dish like this — until the tomato sauce. The North End has its issues, but no one ever serves an undercooked tomato-sauce dish, so that, too, was superb. A guest had the side linguine with it, which wasn’t bad at all.” [Phoenix]

• Cheap Eats finds that Somerville’s Pizzeria Posto rarely disappoints now that some early seasoning issues have been corrected: “Posto doesn’t take reservations, so getting a table on a weekend night may require a wait or a stint at the bar. As the weather warms, Posto plans one more enticement: outdoor tables along Elm Street. Get in line now.” [Globe]

• MC Slim JB pays a visit to Falafel Corner and finds it much better than it needs to be: “For budget-conscious students, discriminating vegetarians, or cabbies seeking a halal meal in the wee hours, Falafel Corner is a welcome haven, a hopeful sign of recovery in a neighborhood that can always use more soulful, independent restaurants.” [Phoenix]

Symphony 8 Saddens; La Galleria 33 Brings Back Red Sauce