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#23 of 2,371 Restaurants in Boston
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North End
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190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412
+1 617-523-4480
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place for Friday dinner out. Started with Caprese salad for the table. Osso Bucco was a limited special cooked to perfection with a lovely sauce. My brother in law had the Haddock Putenesca which he really enjoyed. The eggplant Parmesan is always very good and the chicken piccata was delicious. The staff is great.

Thank Mason B
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent Italian restaurant in North End. Very helpful service. Food is made to order so don't be in a rush; but it is well worth the wait. Meatballs are famous and delicious. All of the sauces are special. Somewhat pricey but well worth it.

Thank Mary Melvin F
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One recent cold and rainy day, my wife and I were in Boston for some business and decided to have an early lunch in the North End. Of course we had to drive around for a while to find a parking spot that wasn't marked "commercial vehicles only" or "resident permit only", but we did. I pulled up TripAdvisor to... More 

Thank Flenser
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with an Italian coworker who has been going for years who knows the staff. So friendly and fun people. They help you order and select great options for whole group. Meatballs clam pasta octopus carpaccio all just wow. Highly recommended for couples or big groups atmosphere just great. I'll be back

Thank Malcolm C
Boston, United States
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love it here! My family loves it here! They take reservations! The red sauce based food, such as chicken parmigiana is delicious. My son asked for the recipe for the sauce. Love it! Great for families. Wait staff is great.

Thank Lisa G
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and grew up here. The best Italian food is cooked at home by my Mom. But, if Mamma is busy then this is the real deal. Ask for the specials. They don't over price them like some other places and all the food is so good!

Thank relatedgroup
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we were walking the Freedom Trail, walking through Little Italy, a local recommended Limoncello for dinner - so we went in an booked for that night. It is a obviously very popular and quite noisy. Tables are close together, but that was OK as we had a nice chat with our neighbours. The food was delicious. We had caprese... More 

Thank woodendtraveller
Braintree, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of friends and I walked in for an afternoon drink... and didn't leave until late evening. We just wanted a glass of wine. The hostess seem apprehensive about letting us in for just a drink, but graciously showed us to their tiny bar that fits about 5 people. We ended up making friends with a couple locals at... More 

Thank Stephanie P
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed dinner suggestions and received from our hotel concierge. Looked it up on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. Most glad we did. Arrived on time at 6:30 pm. Placed was busy but were seated immediately. Tables are close together but that kind of adds to the atmosphere. Were served wonderful basket of a rustic bread, assorted olives,... More 

Thank Bramps C
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Limoncello for the first time with friends (who have been there a few times), on a couples trip. I loved the atmosphere, location in the North End, and the staff are true Italians! The food was amazing! Authentic Italian dishes! Dishes ordered: Penne Al Pomodoro, Lasagna Mediteraneo Raviolis Soecial, Meatballs, Rosette Al Montasio Ed Olio Di Tartufo! Not one... More 

Thank Lisa P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-4480

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

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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