Medford >Restaurants > Bob's Italian Foods & Catering
324 Main St, Medford, MA | Directions 0215542.407458 -71.108640
Best Italian North of the North End – Typically I would rate a great place with all five stars but my practice is to save the big wazoo rating for the fancy diningrooms in town. HOWEVER, Bob's is totally a five star foodie kinda hot spot. I was amazed at how big the subs and dinners were not once, but three and four visits later... and a great value. There is no comparing the Steak & Cheese sub or the Chicken Parm. And the fresh pasta take-out makes me want to swing on by off the 93 every time I'm passing through. This place is always busy so call ahead to order if you can decide in advance, the menu is pretty large so it's not easy! And the deli / prepared foods make you want to stock the fridge. Next time I grill I'm going for the homemade Italian Sausage, more on that later!
Shame on Bob's – Bob's has gone so down hill and has overpriced itself.
We were charged $8.95 for burnt chicken fingers, reheated fries and a warm salad. Another night the chicken broccoli was the best I have ever had. Next time ordered the Seafood and there was nothing to it. We moved here four years ago and thought it was great to have such an awesome place to stop on the way home. We don't go anymore.
We sincerely apologize for your disappointing meal, that is not acceptable nor is it our standard, as you once believed true. Thank you for your comments and we hope you'll come back soon and give us an opportunity to show you why so many people have loved Bob's for 3 generations and often tell us how our pasta dinners and sandwiches are a great value for quality and quantity. Happy New Year. Bob
The Perfect Neightborhood Food Store – I've always been in love with Bob's Italian Foods in South Medford. It feels like one of those little markets you might find on a movie set for a flick that takes place in Brooklyn from long ago, where everyone knows everyone else and nearly every kind of Italian food item can be found on their shelves and behind the counters.
The pastas are outstanding at Bob's (the tortellinis may be my favorite of them all) and the sandwiches are better than any you'll find in your everyday generic sub shop. And the best time to go to Bob's? Right around Christmas, especially when it's snowing out. The feel of walking into the warm, well-lit store on a cold, crisp day to get some ziti, olives, pesto, or cheese is something you won't soon forget.
Thank you for such a terrific review. You make all our hard work feel like we're doing something special and appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Bob & Staff
Tasty sandwiches and Excellent Variety of Italian Foods – My wife and I have been regular customers at Bob's, most of the time bringing home a filling meal/sandwich after working all day. The one drawback is their saute station. It has been hit or miss with their cream based sauces, many times being on the watery side, despite their use of heavy cream and fresh cheese. The proper use of a slurry (thickening agent) would do wonders so the sauce will set up and not run all over the place.
Thank you for your feedback and valuable input! See you again soon! - Bob
Great Sandwiches - expensive catered trays – Let me first say that Bob's has a fantastic reputation. People come from miles around to get their subs and I agree that they are fantastic!
However, I was disapointed with their catering. We ordered catered trays from Bobs for a family party. The food was very tasty and the decorative trays made for a nice presentation. However, the calzone tray was cold (not what were expecting.) They didn't include grated cheese for the pasta - this was probably an oversight. The chicken & ziti was hot and flavorful but didn't wow me. Overall, I thought we overpaid for what we received.
I will call them again for subs and deli platters but I won't call them for catering trays.
Bobs is Overrated – If you want a real Italian place-go to the north end in Boston. The deli help is all from south america and more than half of them don't properly understand English. The store is poorly air conditioned and quite honestly I think the owners write there own reviews.
Like i said BOBS IS OVERREATED
Best Italian food North of Boston! – This place has the best pasta take-out, subs and deli. Plus the bbq fresh meats and homemade sausages are to die for, like heaven! The ziti, chicken & broccoli for catering is my families favorite. All reasonably priced and top quality delicious Italian gem!
Great – I love the subs and the smells, nice place a little crowded but that is what good food brings. I enjoy the specials and try the cold cuts.
Amazing giant subs – I knew I made a good decision going here when I saw the line at the deli counter. I called the day before to order the 6 foot sub. I ordered too late in the day, but the person on the phone helped me out and suggested two supreme subs. I got an Italian and a chicken parm. I had to carry them like a baby when I was on my way out. They did offer to help me carry them to my car. I took them to a party on Sunday to watch the Pats and the Sox games. Everyone loved them. I would go back to try the catering.
Editorial Review – Specializing in authentic Italian food for over 60 years. Offer prepared take-out food and catered trays and entrees for any size event.
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