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Aria Trattoria

253 Hanover St Apt 2, Boston, MA 02113-2330
+1 617-742-1276
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“porchetta” (9 reviews)
“meatballs” (18 reviews)
“stuffed figs” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
253 Hanover St Apt 2, Boston, MA 02113-2330
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Small, cozy, charming place up on the second floor, away from the Hanover Street hustle. Our salad, fish, and pasta were perfectly prepared. Service is very good. Reservation nearly always required. We'll definitely be back!

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aria Trattoria is hidden up on the 2nd floor of a building in the North End. The dining area is not big, and we were glad we had made a reservation. We shared a starter of their signature meat balls in tomato sauce. That was...More

Thank Ale C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We are city dwellers and have lots of great dining choices. The North End is such a lively, fun neighborhood but, despite hundreds of restaurants, few are outstanding in all the ways Aria excels. From the greeting and seating by the owner, to the very...More

Thank donnaso
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This 2nd floor establishment is in the heart of Little Italy. The climb us the stairs is worth the effort. Our server was charming and very funny as he joked with other staff and our table. The food was fresh, seasonal, flavorful and delicious. There...More

Thank Patti H
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this place to us to celebrate our anniversary. We sat by the window, had a fantastic bottle of wine and a wonderful dinner. Started off with roasted tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, stuffed warm figs, spaghetti, and then port shoulder and rib eye...More

Thank pennynurse
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Had the black mission figs filled with goat cheese wrapped in bacon (daily special). It was great. The Osso Bucco was also awesome as well as the ricotta cheese desert. A bit on the pricey side but worth it.

Thank PortlandRoss
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent and attentive service with good wine list. Special was figs stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon/ yummy! Sizable portions; the risotto was so good! Delicious dessert to end with espresso and we rolled out the door.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a delightful evening at Aria! Very good food, excellent service, good wine list, intimate setting. The only thing that detracted a bit is that it can be rather noisy due to the small space and the hard surfaces like brick walls. The menu...More

Thank happyadventurer5280
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My friend and I ate at Aria after it had been recommended. Although it's cozy, it's not a spaghetti and meatball kind of place, it's more high-end in preparation, presentation and menu. I can't say enough about the Mushroom/Oyster ravioli's, with mushrooms, escarole and ribbons...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

5 of us made a reservation online. They set up a great table by the window for us. When we arrived, the owner greeted us and welcomed us to his home. It is a very small restaurant and definitely has the feeling of being someone's...More

Thank Stephintexas
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:30
17:00 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Hanover St Apt 2, Boston, MA 02113-2330
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket goverment center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-1276
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