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Cafe Porto Bello

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South Boston
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672 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127-1596
+1 617-269-7680
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very small setting, probably max of 30-40 but manageable. I have yet to get a bad meal here or hear anyone who had. I had a seafood (Clam Special) and they were very sweet clams in the shell over linguini a very very good dish… I have had in the past Chick Parm, Chick Marsala and the pizza is fantastic.... More 

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Thank John C
boston
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Lots of pasta and fortunately also offers gluten free pasta. Small and homey atmosphere. Good italian food with reasonable prices.

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Thank longfellowplace
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Tucked away on Ring Road, this new spot is beautiful. I was there with 6 coworkers and we had a good time. The service was excellent. This is a nice change from the usual back bay hot spots.

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Thank Tom M
Los Angeles, California
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685 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Excellent & friendly service. Basic decor feels very homey. Cash only restaurant- be prepared. My Pollo Saltimboca was super delicious. My friend was pleased with his stuffed scrod. We ordered and I would not order again the calamari starter. House wine by the glass 5.95 - I would eat here again. Street parking without meters!

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Thank Nancy D
St. Louis
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We were looking for a quiet place to have lunch and also have good food. This restaurant provided those items and more. Kathy, our waitress was wonderful. The food was absolutely wonderful in both price, quality and quantity. The space inside is comfortable and quiet. We had both appetizers and entrees. The lobster ravioli appetizer is extremely good as well... More 

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Thank slimboreno
Boston, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The only drawback & I mean the ONLY drawback is its cash only. But if you walk three feet in either direction go to an ATM. Everything on the lunch menu is extraordinary! The lobster ravioli appetizer is ridiculously delicious. The lunch prices are so very reasonable that you are tempted to order two dishes to split (or take home).... More 

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Thank Pesky6
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Service, great food and hospitality make this wonderful restaurant a hidden gem in Boston. We love the North End so what a pleasant surprise we experienced on our first visit! We'll be back...Italian fare at it's best and more than reasonable prices. Add it to the best of Boston.

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Thank Iridaceae
Boston, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This small Italian restaurant is a local favorite. Good food, reasonable prices & generous portions. We both ordered wine to start. Crispy bread & butter & olive oil was brought to the table. Then we ordered our favorite appetizer Mozzarella Fritti...fried mozzarella in a fresh plum tomato basil sauce ($6.95). Save some bread to sop up the tomatoes. I ordered... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Great pizzas in an Italian (in the USA) restaurant that reminds of Naples! Try the smoked mozzarella and prosciutto, it was great.

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Thank Andre B
Boston
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place in south boston I came here and it was just great:) the food was very good , great waitstaff , too noisy but other than that :)good job

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 672 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127-1596
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South Boston
  • Neighbourhood: South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-269-7680

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