Monday, December 10, 2012
Framingham Selectmen approved the name change for the Framingham landmark restaurant, which opens in 1946.
La Cantina Restaurant is now LaCantina Italiana Ristorante. Framingham Selectmen approved the name change last week's on the 67-year old restaurant's liquor license. The name change is to clear up any confusion among consumers, said attorney Peter Barbieri. "The change is so we don't get calls asking for tacos anymore," he joked. Many Framingham residents already know LaCantina as the place to go for chicken parmigiana and of course, Fanny's Original Italian Dressing and marinara sauces. In 1946, after many years experience in the grocery and meat cutting business, Leo and Fanny Mencoboni took their life savings, bought an empty lot next door to their little one room neighborhood grocery and meat market, and with the help of many friends, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A group of Framingham residents is hosting a fundraiser tonight for Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, a possible candidate for Governor in 2014; Murray has yet to announce his candidacy.
A group of high-powered Democrats in Framingham, including most of the legislative delegation, is hosting a fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tonight in Framingham at La Cantina Ristorante. Locals can meet with the Lt. Gov. between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. with a suggested donation of $50, $100 or $200. Murray has not formally announced he would like to be governor of the Commonwealth, but has hinted he would like to have the title someday. The election is in 2014. Murray is no stranger to Framingham. The former Worcester mayor makes frequent visits to the largest town in the Commonwealth. State Rep. Sannicandro writes in an invite that went out that "Murray is a great friend to MetroWest, investing $22 Million into a new MassBay Campus, $9 …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
What do you think of this Italian favorite in town?
In our directory of businesses, readers like you can rate and review businesses so others in town looking for a place to go will know your thoughts. This week, we want to know what you think of La Cantina. Would you recommend this restaurant to your neighbor? Do you think the prices and selection are good? Do you have one favorite on its menu? We love the shrimp parm! Stop by the Framingham Patch listing for La Cantina, which you can find here, and leave a comment or just rate it on a scale of one to five stars.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
La Cantina Italiana Restaurant will provide financial aid for deserving families to cover elementary school lunches. Students/families will be given scholarships, if they can prove a hardship and did not qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Framingham Public Schools has a policy to never deny a child a free lunch. Because of that policy the Framingham Public Schools Food Services Department had about $40,000 in unpaid school lunch bills. La Cantina Italiana Restaurant offered to provide financial aid in the form of reimbursement to the Framingham Public Schools to cover the cost of elementary school lunches for deserving families. The long-time, popular South Framingham restaurant is owned and operated by the Mencoboni family. Last night owner Lee Mencoboni gave the Framingham School Committee a check for $5,000. Mencoboni told School Committee members he and his family wanted to give back to the community. In order to be eligible for the program, students must be registered …