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WorcesterFoodies is an independent group of wandering consumers of tasty foods. All from different backgrounds, we have the love of food in common. Coming together once a month at a Worcester area restaurant, WorcesterFoodies is determined to eat everything the city has to offer and suggest, to you, what we like the best! Learn more »

Chicken Vegetable Soup and the Mozzarella and Tomato Salad from Compass TavernMozzarella and Tomato Salad from Compass Tavern

For this month’s Foodies, we ventured to Compass Tavern located on 90 Harding Street. The exterior is a beautifully reconstructed industrial brick building.

Homemade Lasagna in the Canal District

Homemade Lasagna from Compass Tavern on Harding Street in Worcester

Looking for hearty, homemade comfort food with a New England flair? The Compass Tavern may be just the right choice.

From By Joe Giacobbe published February 2016 in Worcester.

Hanger Steak and Truffle Fries from the Compass Tavern

Hanger Steak and Truffle Fries

I wouldn’t have thought that one of my favorite spots for a Friday night out would also become a new favorite for dinner, too!

From By Kelsey Lemmon published February 2016 in Worcester.

La Cucina Italiana Offers An Authentic Italian Experience

Eggplant Rollatini at La Cucina Italiana on Hamilton Street in Worcester

La Cucina Italiana is a little Italian restaurant in the little Grafton Hill neighborhood with food that is anything but little.

From By Amy Peterson published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Porchetta with a Side of Penne

Porchetta with a Side of Penne from La Cucina on Hamilton Street in Worcester

Homemade Italian classics, superior service, great value and BYOB! What’s better than that?!

From By Evan Dufault published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Red Clam Sauce at La Cucina Italiana

Red Clam Sauce at La Cucina Italiana on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Tender clams in a sea of fresh red sauce intertwined with linguine…one of my favorite Italian dishes!

From By Laurie Lemmon published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Chicken Parm at La Cucina Italiana

Chicken Parm at La Cucina Italiana on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

La Cucina Italiana is a marriage of passion, food, family, and culture that blends together to bring us home-cooked Italian meals.

From By Stephanie Orsi published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Cavatelli Bolognese from La Cucina Italiana

Cavatelli Bolognese

La Cucina Italiana is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant that offers excellent Italian food at a reasonable price.

From By David published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

La Cucina Keeps it Simple and Sweet

Eggplant Parmesan from La Cucina Italiana on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

The first thing I noticed was a chalkboard that read, “People who love to eat are the best people.” Right then, I knew I was in for a great dining experience.

From By Kelsey Lemmon published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

New Italian BYOB Addition to Worcester

Cavatelli Bolognese from La Cucina Italiana on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

This family-owned casual Italian restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere, plus it’s BYOB!

From By M. Michelle published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Manicotti at La Cucina Italiana

Manicotti at La Cucina Italiana on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

I had a pleasant meal at La Cucina Italiana, a very homey neighborhood restaurant with Italian written all over it from every angle.

From By Donna Dufault published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Porchetta from La Cucina

Porchetta from La Cucina on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Almost hidden away on Hamilton Street in Worcester, La Cucina Italiana is a little gem of a place: great food, great prices and great service all to be had.

From By Dana Lane published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Baked Haddock from La Cucina Italiana Restaurant and Deli

Baked Haddock from La Cucina Italiana Restaurant and Deli on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Our most recent Foodies stop was La Cucina Italian Restaurant and Deli. We were greeted with warm smiles and the smell of some delicious Italian food.

From By Julie Valois published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

La Cucina’s Cavatelli Bolognese

Cavatelli Bolognese from La Cucina on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

La Cucina Italiana on Grafton Hill is a BYOB with great Italian food at great prices and a lovely atmosphere with lovely people.

From By Scott Erb published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Porchetta at La Cucina

Porchetta at La Cecina on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Eating slow-cooked pork stuffed with spicy Italian ham, salami, and cheese topped with an earthy mushroom gravy makes for a pleasant Tuesday night.

From By Joe Giacobbe published December 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Pumpkin & Lobster Risotto at The International

Lobster Risotto from The International in Bolton, MA

With rustic flair, The Fireplace Room at The International in Bolton delivers elegant dishes to keep even the pickiest diner satisfied.

From By Jayme Valdez published November 2015 in Bolton.

Caesar Salad and The Godfather Pizza

Caesar Salad and The Godfather Pizza from the International in Bolton, MA

The International is the perfect place for a special occasion with your significant other. They serve delicious, hand-crafted food, but it will cost you.

From By Evan Dufault published November 2015 in Bolton, Casual Eats.

Cauliflower Steak at The Fireplace Room

Cauliflower Steak at The Fireplace Room in Bolton, MA

One just might think, “is it cauliflower sitting atop a steak, or maybe it’s a steak sitting atop cauliflower” Neither; it’s pure vegetarian happiness!

From By Laurie Lemmon published November 2015 in Bolton.

Lobster and Pumpkin Risotto from The International

Lobster and Pumpkin Risotto from The International in Bolton, MA

The International’s Lobster and Pumpkin Risotto offers rich and hearty flavors.

From By David published November 2015 in Bolton.

The International Sirloin

New York, New York Sirloin Steak - RS

The fabulous steak at The International was just about as perfect as perfect gets.

From By Ron Scott published November 2015 in Bolton.

The Cast Iron Swordfish at The International

The Cast Iron Swordfish at The International

The Fireplace Room restaurant in Bolton at The International has amazing food, and the views will take your breath away.

From By Robyn Lane published November 2015 in Bolton.

New York, New York at The International

New York, New York at The International - SO

Known for being a world-class golf course, The International is tucked away in the back roads of Bolton.

From By Stephanie Orsi published November 2015 in Bolton.

The Fireplace Room Is A Real Ace

All Natural Brandt Farms Filet from The International in Bolton, MA

The Fireplace Room at The International golf course has a menu with real balls.

From By Amy Peterson published November 2015 in Bolton.

Great eats in the heart of Bolton

Rainbow and Beet Radish Salad from The International in Bolton, MA

If there’s sushi featured on a menu, whether it’s at a Japanese restaurant or not, I’m that girl who has to order it. Every. Single. Time.

From By Kelsey Lemmon published November 2015 in Bolton.

New York New York at The International

New York New York at The International -JG

The International is a world-renowned conference center and golf course. Lucky for us, it also has an outstanding restaurant.

From By Joe Giacobbe published November 2015 in Bolton.

The Best Cast Iron Swordfish

The International has Best Cast Iron Swordfish

I walked into The Fireplace Room expecting to be hungry afterward based on the elegance and menu prices. I was WRONG!

From By Alex Cholakis published November 2015 in Bolton.

Cast Iron Swordfish From The Fireplace Room at The International

Cast Iron Swordfish From The Fireplace Room at The International

The Fireplace Room at The International in Bolton is a hidden gem that combines fantastic food and great service with a lovely atmosphere.

From By Dana Lane published November 2015 in Bolton.

Pumpkin with a Yummy Twist from The International

Lobster Risotto from The International in Bolton, MA

Discovering that pumpkins and lobsters can live in harmony on my plate was a delightful surprise and one I can say I am glad I ventured out for.

From By Donna Dufault published November 2015 in Bolton.

Duck Choo Chee from Basil n’ Spice

Duck Choo Chee from Basil n' Spice on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I had read that good Choo Chee curry should have a very prominent coconut smell topped with red coconut oil—the Duck Choo Chee from Basil n’ Spice had both.

From By Drew Wheelock published October 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Basil n’ Spice Basil n’ Chili

Basil n' Chili from Basil n' Spice on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

When going out for Thai food at Basil N’ Spice on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, expect some heat, fresh vegetables, as well as sweet and spicy flavors.

From By Alex Cholakis published October 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Seafood Combo Basil Pad Thai from Basil n’ Spice

Seafood Combo Basil Pad Thai from Basil n' Spice

If you are craving creative & flavorful Thai food in Worcester, look no further than Basil n’ Spice; especially the Seafood Combo Basil Pad Thai.

From By Evan Dufault published October 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Let’s Talk About Pad Thai

Pad Thai from Basil n Spice on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

For flavors and textures to tempt your appetite, head to the newest Thai hot spot on Shrewsbury Street: Basil N’ Spice in Worcester, MA.

From By Amy Peterson published October 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Drunken Noodle from Basil N’ Spice

Drunken Noodle from Basil N' Spice on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Basil n’ Spice on Shrewsbury Street is a true delight! The atmosphere is beautiful. The food is delicious. And, the staff is more than eager to please.

From By Julie Valois published October 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Basil n’ Spice Ginger Chicken

Ginger Chicken from Basil n' Spice on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Are you looking for a small quaint space with great food and a fantastic staff? Try Basil n’ Spice Thai Cuisine located on Shrewsbury Street.

From By Lynn Beauregard published October 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.

Chicken Teriyaki at Basil n’ Spice

Chicken Teriyaki with jasmine rice from Basil n' Spice on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Classic Chicken Teriyaki is as simple as it gets and at Basil n’ Spice on Shrewsbury Street this delicious dish was prepared perfectly.

From By Joe Giacobbe published October 2015 in Food Reviews, Worcester.