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Ida's Restaurant - CLOSED

3 Mechanic St, Boston, MA 02113-2336
+1 617-523-0015
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13 Sep 2014
“Ida's has closed after 63 years”
5 May 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
3 Mechanic St, Boston, MA 02113-2336
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Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have written many obituaries in my long career as a newspaper reporter, but this is the first for a restaurant. Ida's closed early this year after 63 years as a landmark North End family-style restaurant. Paul and Donna Bruno, having worked hard for years...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came to this restaurant, very small only about 8 tables! The bread was excellent! The pasta and sauce was delicious ! My husband said it was the best chicken Parm he has ever had!

3  Thank Lgpm
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Ida's has 10 tables and about 25 seats. It's literally like walking into someone's living room. They're only open 3 days a week and I thought I wouldn't be able to get a reservation because I left a message the same week. Donna was so...More

2  Thank boriqua72
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Everytime we go to the North End, we go to Ida's. It's like eating in an Italian home. The food is simple basic Italian food, served by a family who have been there for generations. The tables are close together so you can chat with...More

1  Thank pmonachina
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The last time I wrote a review of a North End restaurant and recommended it highly, we couldn't get in the next time because the line was too long. When I told my ever-loving that I was going to recommend Ida's, our favorite North End...More

2  Thank Robert S
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Down a little alley, nice little place to escape the hectic hustle of the North End. Serves good traditional Itailian food in a traditional Italian way. Wouldn recommend.

1  Thank RaeRae M
Reviewed September 16, 2012

After eating "fancy Italian" several times in the North End, we asked a couple bartenders where we could find great home style Italian like grandma used to make. One name kept coming up -Ida's. Ida (90+ years old) and her sister are in charge of...More

1  Thank Amygkaufman
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Food that's just like mama used to make! Price is very right and the atmosphere is relaxing and fun. Not to be missed.

1  Thank lustytraveler
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Make sure to call ahead and make a reservation. It is only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. There was a good selection of dishes to choose from. We had two of the veal dishes that were delicious. We will go back!

2  Thank jlkkshic
Reviewed August 9, 2011

This was my first time dining at Ida’s and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The one thing you need to know is that it’s a total “home style” experience. Having grown up in an Italian family in the Boston area, I compare dining at Ida’s to...More

2  Thank TonyC1959
North End
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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
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  • Address: 3 Mechanic St, Boston, MA 02113-2336
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-0015
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