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Ristorante Saraceno

286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-227-5888
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
Neighbourhood: North End
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So rare to get a true old world experience -- great food and exceptional hospitality in this intimate restaurant on the world famous (and equally congested) North End. Be careful not to miss this gem. Usually one of their staff is casually waiting in the...More

Thank BonVivantduJour
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were able to get reservations and although we still waited, it was only about 15 minutes. The brownstone has multiple floors that are all decorated differently. Some rooms are darker lighting than others. Dress is casual and prices were reasonable.

Thank chelep
Reviewed 6 days ago

Among many other Italian restaurants in the Little Italy section of North Boston, this is a great choice. Decent portions, great service and authentic cuisine. The Chicken Picatta was excellent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little spot right on Hanover Street with great homemade Italian food. I had the chicken piccata and it was amazing. My husband had the sole and it too was amazing. Friendly staff, cozy restaurant. I would go back again tomorrow.

Thank Marym4841
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times when I am in the city. Frankie the owner is a delight! The Chilean Sea Bass is amazing! I have loved every dish!

Thank Denise I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant quite accidentally and are really glad we did....food was excellent, fairly priced and the service was very good. Go with the waiters' recommendations, if you are undecided about what to eat.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the North End. Different atmosphere in the basement vs street level vs upstairs. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The staff is nice and attentive

Thank aladd0417
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Compact, tight, old italian restaurant with frescoes on the ceiling. Food was excellent and the ambiance is nice too. Right next door is a gelato place. What more could one want?

Thank Ersun U
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited Boston on Sunday to spend the day with my sister. We walked to North Boston where "little Italy" is. There are so many restaurants to choose from. We chose Ristorante Saraceno and had a one of a kind, tasty meal. Wait staff was great,...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

With all of the Italian restaurants in the North End, it was hard to choose, but we hadn't tried Ristorante Saraceno, and after reviewing the menu outside, we decided to try it! Veal piccata, eggplant parm and Caesar salad were delicious! But the service matched...More

Thank dlmaiocca
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Wondering if you have gluten free eggplant parmesan?
17 December 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Cindi E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, as no one in our group asked that question. I'd call ahead & ask.
Do you have gluten-free options?
23 November 2015|
Response from MagBic | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-5888
  • E-mail