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#43 of 2,673 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412
(617) 523-4480
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Little piece of Italy

In town for the night and found this place, amazing homemade pasta and the service was fantastic, I felt like I was in Calabria

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Bobby M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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375 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

In town for the night and found this place, amazing homemade pasta and the service was fantastic, I felt like I was in Calabria

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We've just returned from a trip to New England, which was lovely. While in Boston, we took advice from a friend's daughter and made reservations at this charming Italian restaurant in the North End. Thank goodness we made reservations!! It was packed.. This place is family run and you can tell. Everyone, from the Host to the Bar to the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We discovered Limoncello's a while back looking for another restaurant. And now we make sure to eat there whenever visiting Boston. If you go get the meatballs. You will not regret it! After you enjoy a great meal, its location by the Freedom trail gives you a good excuse for a stroll.

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Oxnard, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Like many of the really good North End Italian restaurants, sometimes you have to wait. We didn't have reservations, so the manager asked us to hang around outside. He got us in in about 30 minutes. And yeah, it was worth it. Very authentic, loud and frenetic atmosphere, lots of couples and a few families. Hard to go wrong with... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A college graduation celebration, dinner for seven. The service was wonderful, friendly, and timely, and the food was very, very good. Our waiter even played a role by reading a congratulatory telegram! If you are looking to lose weight, this is not the restaurant for you.

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New Liskeard, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had heard great things about this restaurant from a friend and was not disappointed at all. Short stroll from Downtown Boston into the North End working up an appetite for great Italian food. Although reservations are suggested,we were ble to walk in for dinner at about 6:30 p.m.and they made room for our party of two. Atmosphere was excellent, service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wonderful service, love the bread and olives they automatically serve. Had a wonderful squid ink linguine with lobster pasta . However, didn't lie, the coffee

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A waitress in the North End recommended this restaurant and it was just what we were looking for. Wonderful meat and pasta, friendly service etc

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you want an authentic Italian experience, look no further! The staff is made up of many family members, and the food is made using Mama's recipes. Don't miss Mama's meatballs - don't know what they do to them, but they are superb. (And huge - can definitely share with the table)! We were there on a Wednesday night and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Limoncello came highly recommended and didn't disappoint. I took my team there and we had a wonderful, delicious meal. The waiter was definitely Italian and he made great recommendations regarding our choice off appetizers and main courses. We tried their famous hand made meat balls and also enjoyed the lovely bread served when you first sit down. A number of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 523-4480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 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

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