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Alia Ristorante

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495 Shirley St, Winthrop, MA 02152-1321
+1 617-539-1600
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love this place! The atmosphere, service, food, quality and price are beyond amazing. A great menu full of choices, and if you can't find something they'll customize/make you something with whatever they have! Perfect for any occasion; I've gone on dates, with my friends and with children.

Thank MJohannaC
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is always great, cooked just as you like it. The server Lubna is a delight, always smiling, always happy, eager to please, always moving! Owner Said takes special pleasure in attending to each guest, asking about family members and talking about his family. It's like stopping at a neighbors house for a... More 

Thank John M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Authentic family run joint with superb food! The place was packed with locals when we went on a Friday night. The service is slow - the way it should be. BYOB, drink, talk, enjoy!

Thank Philippa K
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We are two couples who only arrived in Winthrop late this afternoon(29th October 2016) and we went for a meal at Alia Ristorante a short 5 minute stroll from our hotel. We were given a lovely welcome and were surprised to learn that we could use our own wine, which by chance we had just bought, and there was no... More 

Thank BadskierCardiff
Wilmington, Delaware
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Rather a hole in the wall, from the outside. Inside was old but clean. Food was good.Service was adequate.

Thank lshaf1315
Winthrop, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We come here often and it never disappoints. The owner is extremely warm and welcoming. We've tried most of the items on the menu and everything we've eaten, from the penne fresca to the chicken d'Alia is absolutely scrumptious. And, the ambience is cozy and lovely, as well. It will always be one of my all-time favorite restaurants.

Thank JMegByTheSea
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have had the pleasure of dining at Alia several times. Everything they have served has been great. We have particularly enjoyed their Osso Buco (with cous-cous optional), shrimp dishes, a house special chicken dish, and yummy appetizers. They don't have a liquor license, but there is a liquor store within a block. Recommended to anyone who enjoys a good... More 

Thank Jill H
Needham, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I've had several good meals at this restaurant, they serve Mediterranean style seafood, pasta and meats, and have some good vegetarian dishes too. You BYOB and there are two package stores within a hundred yards or so. The owner is very personable and the dishes are excellent and ample, and the prices are very reasonable. I've also been here with... More 

Thank Ricketee
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Said Lahyani, the owner, makes you feel welcome. Food is good. I like the eggplant parm. This is a 'BYOB' restaurant.

1 Thank Bonnie314T
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Said is always upping his game! New funky/cozy couches, and the tastiest new specials! My husband and I were just in and he got the Fish Tagine - a red snapper cooked in Moroccan spices, soaked up with rice in a tagine. WOW! Unlike any other fish entree I've had anywhere in Boston; and Said (the owner - who you'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Shirley St, Winthrop, MA 02152-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Winthrop
  • Phone Number: +1 617-539-1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?