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Dining Out

Tasty hints of the North End

Italian favorites in Winchester

My husband has a theory: You can tell how good a restaurant is by its bread. If a restaurant can’t bother serving fresh bread or rolls — the first edible impression — how can you expect it to wow you with the rest of the meal?

From the first bite, we knew we were in for a treat at Lucia’s Ristorante & Bar in Winchester. The thin-sliced bread, made especially for Lucia’s by Piantedosi Baking Co., has a crunchy crust, with the interior so soft, chewy, and moist, we didn’t need butter.

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