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Fratello's Ristorante Italiano

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799 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246-5506
603-528-2022
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We have stayed in the Laconia area on many occasions and never ate at Fratello's until this past weekend. We were truly, pleasantly surprised. While we called ahead (they do not accept reservations) we still had a 35 minute wait. I had low expectations thinking it may not be worth the wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
srtrvlr_9
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tewksbury, ma
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had stuffed shells and a side of meatballs and it was enough for two meals! I loved the sauce, the filling was delicious and the meatballs were divine. We loved the bread and the salad was great too! I got peanut butter chocolate pie for dessert and I HIGHLY recommend it!

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tewksbury, ma
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have stayed in the Laconia area on many occasions and never ate at Fratello's until this past weekend. We were truly, pleasantly surprised. While we called ahead (they do not accept reservations) we still had a 35 minute wait. I had low expectations thinking it may not be worth the wait. The food was very, very good. My wife... More 

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North Stratford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Loved the pianist but did not see one this time. Great food and service, Order Italian you can get the other dishes at other places. However everything is good.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I called ahead for reservations because we were going with a group of 7 on a Friday evening. I was told they don't do reservations, but they do take 'call ahead' seating. The young lady asked for my name, size of the party, and what time we would be arriving. (sounded like a reservation to me!) Anyway, when we arrived... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Unfortunately there are not too many choices in the area for pasta, however as an honest reviewer and yes, I still have returned to this restaurant because friends like to go there. But I am firm in my belief that for what you pay, that they could offer perhaps a salad at no additional charge perhaps even family style. When... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Highly recommended and will return. Five of us in our group and each one was very happy with the drinks and appetizers we ordered which were very filling. The piano player Oscar adds ambience to the dining atmosphere.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Food is great. Drinks are great. Service is usually great. We do enjoy eating in the bar vs in the dining area. We've never eaten downstairs, but they usually have somebody playing the piano and it is really neat to listen to. The upstairs dining area just seems a little cramped and you don't really get privacy...so that's why we... More 

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Auburn, Maine, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

What a nice surprise to find such wonderful food and great service in central NH. Had a great lunch here and our server helped us figure out things to see and do in the region- made us feel welcome and the food was fabulous! Would be easy to let quality slide during the off season, but they certainly did not.... More 

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Monkland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our new favorite restaurant and we will be back on our next visit to the area. Absolutely no issues with this restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

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Long Island, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had been referred to this restaurant by the concierge at the lodge we stayed at. We had taken their word for it and were not disappointed. The food was very good. The wine was very good. The waitress was very attentive and informative. The place was set in an old bank with a pianist who was very good. Would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 799 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246-5506
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Laconia
  • Phone Number: 603-528-2022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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