- Traditional/family, skewing older, and probably encompassing the broadest spectrum of customers
Thought I would contribute one from that category: Antonio's
on Main Street in Manchester. The place itself is newer, having only opened in 2009, but the folks running it have clearly been making food for a long time.
Homemade chicken and rice soup - perfect for a cold day.
Somewhat underwhelming garlic bread. Many places don't toast the interior of the bread, I find. Not sure what that's about.
Cheese ravioli and a properly giant meatball. I admit that I thought of this thread when I saw how the sauce was applied to the pasta.
"He makes the meatballs himself - our recipe," I was told, "and they were just made this morning, so you picked a good day to come."
A satisfying old-school red-sauce meal.
I was a little sad to see that I remained alone in the place after the only other customer left, while people piled into other, more modern establishments on Main Street, many of which I'd patronized myself. (Lucky Taco I would recommend to anyone.) I guess that's a familiar feeling to have, though, when one makes it one's business to find places like these.