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La Summa Cantina Italiana

#79 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
North End
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30 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113-2017
+1 617-523-9503
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the finest meals we ever had in Boston's famed North End. Just off Hanover street in stands alone on 30 Fleet Street. In business for over 30 years Host Barbara Summa treats her clientele like family. The. Stuff artichokes were very delicious and our main pasta dishes were devouring. The prices were very competitive for the area. We... More 

Thank NeptunusRex
Syracuse, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a favorite of mine when I lived in Boston almost 20 years ago. We went back this weekend, this time with our 10 year old and it was just as delicious as I remember. We split a salad and each enjoyed a different pasta dish (Alfredo for me, fusilli with pomodoro sauce for my son and... More 

1 Thank ahschaub
Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very nice Italian dinner with our family of 7 in Boston for the Head of the Charles. Easy walk from downtown Hilton. 2 of us had the Pappardelle E Melanzane eggplant and 3 had the Sunday special Rissotto of the Day which was Frutti di Mare. 1 had the House Special. All dishes were beautifully executed especially the rissotto. Homemade... More 

1 Thank Mike B
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to north end of boston for some great italian food. There were lines to get in the high priced restaurants on hanover st. A local referred us to la summa and we were very pleased. No lines and great food at a great price. The owner was barbara and she treated us as if we were long lost family

1 Thank soboston2014
Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went to Boston for a cousin's trip. Looked on TA and tried a few places that have that option to click and make a reservation, but it was the same night we wanted to go out, and there was no availability. So we called Summa (based on reviews) and they had an opening at 8:30. We feel it was... More 

1 Thank wherenext2016
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great dinner! Quiet, fairly priced and great quality. Window seat was a bonus. Off the main drag so felt a little more local.

1 Thank Chris L
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I had dinner here this past Saturday night. We had an excellent meal. The hostess and wait staff were very friendly. The meatball appetizer was delicious. We shared a Caesar salad that was perfect. I had the chicken limone, which was so tender. My husband had the veal parmagiana, which he thoroughly enjoyed. The wine list was... More 

1 Thank 922saundrar
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is off the main street in North end. More of an authentic Italian restaurant. Homemade Manicotti was a cheesy delight!! Pollo special was good but rich tasting. Wine menu only shows by the bottle but they do offer a few by the glass. Give it a try!

1 Thank Anne B
Boston, MA
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I just had a great experience at La Summa. The staff was very polite. I enjoyed homemade pasta that was delicious. ... and, even though the restaurant was full, I still felt I had plenty of room at my table and could actually have a conversation with my husband. I will definitely return.

1 Thank JustGotBack14
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Wife & I tried this small restaurant after reading the reviews and it was within walking distance of our hotel. The food and service were excellent. They served dishes that we had never seen, but it was all worth it. Not too expensive.

1 Thank Jim W

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113-2017
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-9503

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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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