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#71 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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226 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2302 (Richmond)
+1 617-742-9200
17:00 - 01:00
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service and atmosphere. Everyone that was at my table said the same thing. Average food. Strange take on their calamari and my linguine was very salty.

Thank trotpace
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during the holidays during a very busy evening. The quality if the food is very good, service is excellent and the menu has some classic dishes with interesting twists. The only negative (and its a minuscule one considering all else) is that it is a bit pricey for what it is, but still an excellent place and highly... More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a business dinner and was pleased with the food and service. The Calamari and Carpaccio were great starters before dinner. I had the linguine with clams which was light and delicious. I don't think you can go wrong with this menu.

Thank Daniel S
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great dinner for our company Christmas Party. The setting was small but intimate, so we could talk and enjoy our conversation. The food was excellent!!

Thank Carl_Nielson
New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

So this is in the heart of the North End, where it is very difficult to fine a bad meal, not impossible, but very difficult. It os also very difficult to find a better meal then the last one in this neighborhood. However, we did. This place is great, very comfortable, not hurried, and delicious. We started with oysters, then... More 

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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great Italian restaurant. Good food, great service, extensive wine list, great setting (even better if you can get a table in the cellar downstairs).

Thank Vezich
Kingston, New York
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We came as a family and had expectations of great food and service. We found exactly that and the food was over the top great as was the location . We celebrated a birthday and ate, drank and felt so well treated and fed.

Thank Charlottetime
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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Dinners were very good (Carpaccio, Burratta, Pasta with Ragu and Rigatoni with wild boar). Wine selected by waiter to accompany were excellent. Service was very good-though the restaurant was nearly empty (Mon night), I felt like the food came out too quickly, especially between courses.

Thank odie1
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We dined on Sunday night at this attractive, romantic restaurant near Copley Square. The rigatoni was absolutely delicious, the red wine selected complemented the meal nicely, and the cheesecake capped the meal off. The service was excellent, and the dinner was paced well. This restaurant is heartily recommended for lovers of Italian cuisine.

Thank Charles J
syracuse ny
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up here by accident because every other restaurant in the north end had lines for miles and we were starving! It looked nice so we took a chance. Food was delicious. The wait staff was a tad pretentious..when i asked if they had any specials she replied "we don't do specials, every meal is special"! Other than that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2302
  • Public Transportation: Orange and Green Line to Haymarket
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-9200

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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