A Restaurant’s Take

Stuffed shells

At Francesca’s Kitchen in Arlington, a dish like Nonna used to make.

Stuffed shells from Francesca's Kitchen in Arlington.

Michele McDonald

Stuffed shells from Francesca's Kitchen in Arlington.


Despite its tables, this small restaurant feels more like a takeout joint. The menu offers salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and specials that change daily. They often look so enticing that I’ve arrived intending to order one thing and — after eyeing the display of, say, stuffed shells (fantastic) — left with something entirely different. — Sacha Pfeiffer

FRANCESCA’S KITCHEN 162 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, 781-648-0005,

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