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Ristorante Saraceno

286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-227-5888
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (55 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“baby octopus” (6 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Food was good but not great. Service was worst ever experienced at any restaurant in my life. It got to be a running joke after the first hour. Luckily we were meeting friends we haven't seen in 3 years so we were in no rush...More

Thank Carmine L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We’re from Vancouver, WA When ever we travel to Boston, we always begin and end our trip at restaurante Saraceno. Our first meal there was about 18 years ago. If you like Italian, go there. It’s located at 286 Hanover St. in the North End....More

Thank Janis W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It was our anniversary and the North End should've been the right place to celebrate. We've enjoyed Saraceno's maybe a dozen times over the years. But after waiting ONE HOUR after our RESERVATION time we gave up. People showed up without reservations and were given...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We where in Boston from Chicago for a college football game. We had 8 people in our group. Made a reservation in advance and they where ready for us. The place was very busy. Our food was excellent and the service was good, our waitress...More

Thank jq23811
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Ristorante Saraceno while touring around the North End. We were seated at a great table for 2 by the open air window steps away from the sidewalk. The restaurant is small with classy interior. The wait staff is both friendly and attentive....More

Thank vegout2
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very good food and served hot. Plentiful servings. The service was also very good and attentive. We ate downstairs, and it felt just a bit claustrophobic. I do recommend to other travelers.

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Requested a recommendation from the concierge and they recommended Saraceno. I was not disappointed. The food was excellent. Service was also very good with the servers being very attentive. Only downside is it is very cramped seating but I can ignore that when the food...More

Thank 870cameronm
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Want to first start out saying that the food was very good. The calimari is probably some of the best I have ever had. The waitress was very nice, but they seemed short staffed. She was working hard, but could not keep up with her...More

Thank Brabsct
Reviewed 15 September 2017

In a sea of Italian restaurants, hard to know which one to choose. Stopped in at Ristorante Saraceno, small area at street level, but larger seating area below. Sat in the basement surrounded by wine bottles, we were there late so had 2-3 waiters taking...More

Thank KiwiTravel68
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We get to the restaurant no lines, no reservations and immediately they give us a table. The service was really good and the carbonara shrimp pasta was delicious, it was so good I didn't want to share with nobody, definitely if I go back to...More

Thank Rverber
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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17 December 2016|
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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.
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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