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417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
+1 617-742-0404
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rigatoni” (64 reviews)
“lobster crepes” (11 reviews)
“prosciutto” (42 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing Food!! Small and tight, but delicious and authentic. I’ve never had Italian this good before. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered.

Thank Eatmeimaturkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Witt Sopranos on loop in the bar and the staff all looking moody in Black the atmosphere is perfect, then the faces crack and the smiles and warm welcome come out. This is Italy but the Boston way! In most restaurants they pass the menu...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went here on the recommendation of others and was very disappointed. We had a 730 reservation and did not get seated until well after 8pm and spent less time dining than we did waiting. My friend ordered the lobster ravioli and I ordered veal...More

Thank Ferzeen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent early dinner here at about 4:30 on a Saturday and right after we sat down the place really started filling up. We had just walked in, but if you're eating later than that you'd really need a reservation. Very attentive waitstaff. There...More

Thank Keri B
Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a looped video of the John Gotti movie which frankly was distracting. Great for the ambience, but do you want to see violence while you're eating your pasta? We got there before our early reservation and were led downstairs (they seem to seat...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very very good. Portions were very large. Reasonable wine options. Prices were very fair. Service was attentive. My only 'nit' is that we waited nearly 30 minutes after our reservation time. Be advised.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were spending the day exploring Boston and I decided to time it for a late lunch in the North End right near the Old North Church of Paul Revere game. Surprised it was not as busy as several other North End Italian establishments but...More

Thank ArtfromMaui
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited two weeks ago early on a Sunday evening. We sat in the front and enjoyed the open window. Service was friendly and attentive. The calamari appetizer was superb. Entree portions were generous and flavorful. An authentic Italian dining experience.

Thank family0f6traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had reservations for dinner on a Friday night and were seated immediately at a relatively quiet table along the wall in the lower level (Basement but referred to as the "Garden Level"!). After having drinks at the bar on the previous night, on the 1st...More

Thank New_Month_New_Trip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an evening meal here. It was a very busy night and luckily I had booked the day before. The front of house staff were good at their jobs and coped well with the customers. Well cooked fresh pasta. Pleasant house wine by the...More

Thank Rebecca G
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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31 July 2017|
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Response from O-Lora-O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, full bar. I doubt they have many types of scotch, however.
28 July 2017|
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Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
Shorts are fine. Very casual. They did ask my grandson to remove his hat. Server could not have better. They even made a pasta dish for me that was not on the menu. If you haven't gone yet, skip dessert and go to mikes... More
2 February 2017|
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Response from mmmbank | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if he's well behaved. He may feel special being in a restaurant with lots of adults.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-0404
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