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1918 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124-3765
+1 617-822-1918
17:00 - 02:00
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Rockville Centre, New York
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104 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went with family for dinner. Arrived around 6 on a Friday evening and the place was not very full. We sat right away. Ordered a bottle of wine and an antipasto plate to start which was very enjoyable. The plate had delicious edibles: olives, cured meats, and cheeses. We then ordered dinner. I had a chicken Parmesan which I thought... More 

Thank Ricky35345
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Totally caught off guard. Not typical Italian - MUCH BETTER! One of the best salmon dishes I have ever had (and I've eaten all over the world). Great food and service. Totally worth a visit!

Thank dnsmcklr
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner at this lovely gem early Saturday night during our recent stay in Dorchester. We were drawn by viewing their menu online and wow, it was everything we hoped for and more. The decor was colorful and conducive to conversation, the service was attentive and friendly and the food, well, it was fabulous. We appreciated... More 

Thank drameade
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Love the meatball panini. I also had some delicious lasagna last time we went. The food has been great anytime we've been. Good wine selection as well. And usually yummy dessert too. Convenient parking available across the street.

Thank KJK1984
Vero Beach, Florida
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223 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

At the recommendation of a family member we visited Tavolo on a Monday evening. We were seated quickly and drinks were brought even faster. The menu was varied and our party enjoyed everything we ordered. The tagliatelle bolognese was rich and meaty and the portion was very large. The lasagna was also very good and the portion while smaller was... More 

Thank John S
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

We went with friends to this delightful neighborhood restaurant last night. It was early on a stormy Saturday night so the restaurant was quiet but we had a reservation and they seated us, as requested, in a quiet and secluded cozy booth. The bar was busier but we appreciated that it has a section to itself so as not to... More 

1 Thank mossboston
Tucson, Arizona
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This place has all the advantages of an upscale Boston restaurant. The bar is friendly and open, designed in a square that invites friendly banter. We had a drink at the bar before meeting friends for dinner and the bartender's service was friendly and helpful. Dinner was delicious, in a warm but casual dining room. Two of our meals (pasta... More 

Thank megrey
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We went as a family and each of us were delighted with food, service, pricing, atmosphere. Good neighborhood restaurant with a touch of originality.

1 Thank Marcia G
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We came for my birthday and my husband had the three course pasta tour which I would thoroughly recommend. It involved a delicious salad, pasta and dessert with the option of a half or full wine flight : sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and prosecco. I had an average starter of 'spreadables' and a delicious pizza. Staff were friendly and efficient.... More 

1 Thank HPS28
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

What a great spot!!! Came to hear my friend's poetry and music. The food was amazing. I had the Garlic spinach and antipasto. Decor was funky and interesting.

2 Thank Stephanie Y

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1918 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124-3765
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Neighbourhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
  • Phone Number: +1 617-822-1918

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