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La Summa Cantina Italiana

#65 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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30 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113-2017
+1 617-523-9503
16:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find on a freezing night. A friend who lives in the North End recommended it, and it was perfect. Cute and cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff. Very good food. Nice portions. Decent, not huge so you will overeat. Even a gas fireplace in the corner. Loved it. Will return again. I started off with the Arancini which... More 

1 Thank K R
New Vernon, New Jersey
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459 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Boston for the weekend and decided on Italian for Saturday night on Saturday afternoon. We didn't realize how booked all the Italian restaurants were in the North End. We found La Summa through a long search on trip advisor but they were one of the few places who would accommodate us at 7:30 on a 2 hour... More 

1 Thank Dan P
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This little Italian restaurant on Fleet St in the NorthEnd has been owned for decades by a single owner and remains true to its roots using a eight burner stove with excellent, very cost effective, real Italian cuisine. Very comfortable and friendly environment worth checking out. Not flashy and ostentatious. Just a real value.

1 Thank RonTomp
Southington, Connecticut
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

First time eating here. Food was amazing. Pasta was freshly made. Every employee that we had contact with was super friendly. The restaurant is not in the vicinity of all the other places so it's not as easy to find. We found it by accident by walking around in the neighborhood. We come to Boston once a month and will... More 

1 Thank CTCOP5542092827
Baton Rouge, LA
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252 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We asked the concierge at our hotel (Marriott Long Wharf) is she knew of a good Italian restaurant. She said that she loved a place named La Summa which was right off of the Little Italy part of Boston. We said, cool, and headed out. This is a cloth napkin place that was absolutely empty when we arrived. (There in... More 

1 Thank MGKelly
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

we walked around the area looking for a restaurant for a quick dinner..luckily;y we found La Summa...Everywhere was very busy being 4th July long weekend..The staff were very helpful and gave good recommendations...the food was excellent, the fresh pasta was delicious and could've eaten this every night of our stay....The menu is just the right size and all our dishes... More 

1 Thank mrmtee
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate here while visiting Boston. Great romantic table by the window, wonderful service, excellent veal!!

1 Thank jerry629
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wow. We had an amazing meal here. We had appetizers, salad, chicken limone, the house special, arancini, gnocchi. All of it was fantastic. Our waiter was helpful in guiding us through the options. I cannot wait to go back. Only downside, I fear it has ruined me for other Italian restaurants.

1 Thank jkmcgoo
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My wife and I were in Boston for a night and found this restaurant in the North End. Place was just opening and wonderful lady seated us in the window while they continued to set up for the evening. Wonderful Italian style ambiance made us feel so relaxed. Not a lot to pick from but we had good choices and... More 

1 Thank MrSki_RedSoxNation
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had a large dinner party and the service was exceptional. Although all the meals were very good, I would say the pasta, which was homemade, was the standout. I have not eaten gnocchi anywhere in the world that was better than what we got at La Summa. Its exceptional and authentic. Its an unpretentious, small and reasonably priced place... More 

1 Thank Neil P

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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
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113-2017
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-9503

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

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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