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Rino's Place

#102 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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258 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128-1616
+1 617-567-7412
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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grapevine, texas
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the Boston airport and headed straight to Rino's. The lobster ravioli was absolutely wonderful! A lot of ravioli filled w chunks of lobster in a great tomato cream sauce also with chunks of lobster. My husband had the Rino special w shrimp, chicken cutlet and veal cutlet in a cream sauce over pasta. He enjoyed every bite.... More 

Thank ccjohnson2
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Save your money and time. Excessive wait, poor communication from staff and very average experience characterize Rinos. Go to the north end and any random restaurant will out cook and out match this average Italian food eatary. Don't waste your time......

Thank Heena V
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been here a total of 3 times and fall in love with this place all over again each time. The most recent trip was for my moms birthday, and this restaurant once again failed to disappoint. With flavorful appetizers such as the seared scallops and crab cakes to downright delicious entrees such as their seafood... More 

Thank Crazyjaylo
Norwell, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit to rinos! Staff was beyond friendly... the food is delicious, old school Italian with a few unique add-ons. Share appetizers, if you get and you have to try more than one dish... the meals are HUGE. Just go order and take it home! We had everything possible as we were a large party and minus... More 

1 Thank S H
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Small but family friendly. Home made pasta. Italian as Real as it gets. Hidden gem. Waitstaff extremely friendly and helpful Be prepared to wait but worth it.

1 Thank Everett H
Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Rino's is one of those gems in East Boston that makes your mouth water thinking about homemade Italian food! Truly a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is small, reminding me of the North End in Boston. Reservations can only be made for parties of 6 or 8 or more I believe. Normally quite busy for dinner but... More 

1 Thank ADoucy1211
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

My sisters and I happened upon this lovely little restaurant and were so happy we did. Between us all we had the Bruschetta, Cheese Ravioli with Pink Sauce (fantastic with the largest ravioli I've ever seen), and chicken parmigiana and finished with an almond desert if the style of tarimisu. Sooooo gooood! Be ware the huge portion sizes...we ordered wayyyy... More 

1 Thank Leah M
new york, ny
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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The line was 25 deep at 2:50pm today 10 minutes prior to opening. Clearly nobody was fazed by the recent less than excellent reviews and neither were we as Zagat reviewers and other critics consistently rave about this place. We were excited to try it out. The portions are really big, the quality of the food is excellent and the... More 

1 Thank scrutinizing
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Rinos is a bit over hyped. the food is great but in my opinion over priced. $20+ for gnocchi, plus its almost impossible to eat there. The one time I did they sat our group at different tables.

Thank Rob C
boston, mass.
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202 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Rino's Place is an East Boston neighborhood restaurant. Far off the tourist path and a bit of a trip to get there. Given that it is a neighborhood restaurant, parking can be a bit difficult for dinner, as you are competing with residents for a limited number of spots. The wait staff was excellent and probably they know all the... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-567-7412

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