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Ida's Restaurant - CLOSED

3 Mechanic St, Boston, MA 02113-2336
+1 617-523-0015
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  • Poor5%
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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 24 May 2011

Where do I start? Maybe that I've been eating at Ida's since the early 80s, and I've never had a bad meal there? That one time when I had my mouth all primed for it and they told me they had just served the last...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2010

Wait...yes, even with reservations. Noisy, yes, since all the tables are crowded together and there is only about seven of them. Hot, very, as the air didn't move at all...but worth it...yes! Nothing fancy here, just authentic (well maybe not entirely) good basic Italian food....More

1  Thank suzregan
Reviewed 30 September 2010

If you've had a bad meal at Ida's I suggest you go again. I AM Italian and the sauce they use has always been wonderful. It takes me 2 days to make my Ragu (spaghetti sauce for you non-Italians!) and their sauce compares very well...More

1  Thank hannibal132
Reviewed 22 May 2010

We totally enjoyed our visit! Great food and family service. They were all so friendly and seemed genuinely flattered that we met someone on our plane trip that referred us. Something is very right that Ida opened her restaurant in 1951! We understand that they...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2008

bare bones hole in the wall that serves the traditional good stuff that mom and grandma made when you were a kid!

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Reviewed 11 May 2008

I have been going to Ida's since I was born - okay, so, maybe I was 3 days old - my parents took me to Ida's the day I left the hospital. It is wonderful. Perhaps it only qualifies as "comfort food", but they do...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2007

Perhaps the other reviewer would discount me as a confused local, but having eaten at a variety of places in the North End, I would absolutely recommend Ida's to anyone looking to eat in that neighborhood. I have never had a bad experience there, and...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2007

Good food. I've been going there since I was like five.

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Reviewed 7 July 2007

This being our first visit to Boston and the North End, we decided to talk to native Bostonians about where to eat in the North End - a good, stick to your bones Italian meal without all the touristy hype - and, we were told...More

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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
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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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