The Best of Somerville 2010

On December 1, 2010, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The winners of The Somerville News Reader’s Choices/Election results for



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Readers choices for 2010

Best Idea in 2010:

Somerville Local First/Joe Grafton Director

Best Somerville Food & Restaurants:

Best Combination Breakfast & Lunch:

 Ball Square Café, 708 Broadway

Best Italian Food:


Amelia’s Kitchen. 1137 Braodway

Best Chinese Food:


Wangs Fast Food, 509 Broadway

Best Variety and All Around Restaurant:


Mount Vernon Restaurant, 14 Broadway

Best Italian/Seafood Combo: Vinny’s on Broadway, 76 Broadway

Best Local Deli: Victor’s Deli, 710 Broadway

Best Irish Pub: Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St.

Best Liquor Store: Ball Square Liquors, 716 Broadway

Best Local Bar: Michael’s Bar, 97 Washington St.

Best Thai Food: Thai Hut, 93 Beacon St.

Best Hamburger: Boston Burger, 37 Davis Square

Best Hot-Dog: Spike Junkyard Dogs, 217 Elm St.

Best Roast Beef Sandwich: Jimbo’s Famous Roast Beef & Seafood, 40 Bow St.

Best Pizza: Mamma Lisa’s, 312 Broadway

Best Homemade Pizza: Yolanda DiRenzzio

Best Bakery: Lyndell’s Bakery, 720 Broadway

Best Sub Shop: Leone’s Submarine Sandwich, 292 Broadway

Best Coffee Shop Franchise: Dunkin Donuts, Powderhouse Circle

Best Coffee Shop Local: True Grounds, 715 Broadway

Best Chef:


Omar Djebbouri, Ball Square Café

Best of Somerville Services:

Best Doctor:

 Dr. Menon

Best Electrician: TD Electric- Winter Hill

Best Plumber: T.J. Sillari, Inc

Best Attorney: Michael T. Dwyer, 741 Broadway

Best Teacher:


Grisalda George, Healey School

Best Principal: Steve Tuccelli, Winter Hill Community School

Best Politician: Alderman Sean O’Donovan, Ward 5

Best Insurance Agent: Jack Connolly, Wedgewood Crane

Best Real Estate Agent/Realtor: Maureen Reilly, The Norton Group

Best Real Estate Rental Agent: Ross Blouin, Colony Real Estate

Best Florist: T.F. Murphys Florist, 346 Highland Ave

Best Upholstery: Rudy’s Upholstery

Best Bank Employee: Lisa Ramos, Century Bank

Best Waitress: Patty Oppedisano, Renee’s Café

Best Barber: Tony Alibrani, Alibrani’s Barber Shop, 194 Holland St

Best Boss: Acting Somerville Police Chief, Michael Cabral

Best Nurse: Mary Hart, Mt. Auburn Associates, Somerville Ave.

Best Somerville Artist: Martha Collins

Best Somerville Poet: Doug Holder

Best Somerville Writer: Julia Fairclough

Best Somerville Celebrity:Jimmy Del Ponte

Best City Employee DPW: Frank Santagelo, Somerville Highway Dept.

Best City Employee City Hall/Annex: Frank Senesi, Veteran’s Services


Best of Somerville Business:

Best Somerville Bank:

 Middlesex Federal

Best Real Estate Company: The Norton Group

Best Insurance Agency: Wedgewood- Crane & Connolly, 19 College Ave.



Best Creative Business in 2010:  Chocolate Tarte, 199C Highland Ave.

Best Gas Station: Good Gas, 345 Medford St

Best Auto Body Shop: Pat’s Auto Body, 161 Linwood St.

Best Tow Company: Pat’s Tow, 160 McGrath Hwy

Best Law Firm: Richard G. Di Girolamo/Anne M. Vigorito

Best Convenience/Neighborhood Store: Y-Not Variety, 140 Willow Ave.

Best Travel Agency: Baker Travel

Best Somerville Non Profit Agency:

Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave.

Best Cable Show:  Somerville Pundits



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