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Limoncello

#77 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
North End
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190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412
(617) 523-4480
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

We visited Limoncello on the recommendation of a guide at Boston Common. Located near Paul Revere's House, the restaurant has all the charm you'd expect of the North End. From the hearty bread at the beginning of the meal to the handmade pasta (try the Rosette specialty) to the cannoli to finish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
11yearhoneymoon
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Montgomery
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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357 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montgomery
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Limoncello on the recommendation of a guide at Boston Common. Located near Paul Revere's House, the restaurant has all the charm you'd expect of the North End. From the hearty bread at the beginning of the meal to the handmade pasta (try the Rosette specialty) to the cannoli to finish, everything was outstanding. The staff was friendly and... More 

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We live near Boston but rarely have lunch in Town. Admist the 6 foot snow banks of the North End, we stoppd on a recommendation. The sauce was wonderful, I asked for more. Veal in both our dishes was tender. Service perfect . Bread incredible.

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Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was warm... Service was okay. The bread was delicious to start... The appetizers were okay along with the entrees which didn't carry much flavor. I had the night special which tasted like tomato paste on top of pasta. My hubby faired slightly better but was disappointed in the shrimp. Dessert was very good. An "okay" experience... Maybe some... More 

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Cranford, NJ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Excellent restaurant in the north end. Classic Italian favorites, but the highlights here were the appetizer meatballs and the veal chop. I had the pork chop, stuffed with prosciutto, spinach and fontina. Delicious...but the folks who ordered the veal chop, outstanding. Do not leave there without ordering the meatballs. Can't miss. I didn't pay the bill, so can't help you... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Tried this restaurant as it was on the list from our concierge at our hotel. Parking was a nightmare due to all the snow but our waiter was very helpful. Restaurant does not have a full bar, just wine, beer and cordials. Our meals were very good. Salads not included. Eggplant parm and the chicken marsala. With many restaurant choices... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We made reservations for the four of us including my 2 children 9 and 10 years old. Service was the best thing about the night! They were very attentive!! We ordered meatballs for the appy. Very good! My husband ordered chic parm and I ordered a shrimp dish. Both were good but nothing special. My kids ordered pasta and sauce.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Three of us enjoyed a relaxing dinner at Limoncello recently. The service was attentive but not intrusive and they waited to clear until everyone was finished. I appreciate it when we are not rushed. The noise level at Limoncello is much less than at other North End spots--easy to converse. The antipasto platter was delicious and fresh. The swordfish special... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Ate here with 3 friends and we couldn't stop commenting on how impressed we were. Everything was perfect, from the hostess promptly seating us at our reserved table to the final check. The waiter was extremely helpful, fun and professional. I didn't know meatballs could be so delicious. We also ordered a Burrata as an appetizer with the meatballs. I'd... More 

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Newburyport, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Don't let the outside of this restaurant fool you! For the North End, this place has an open feel to the dining room. I was there for a work event so I was able to sample many different items. The meatballs were great, wonderful scallops and shrimp, but the best was their signature dish known as Rosette. Definitely will get... More 

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Ellington, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place may not look like much from the outside, but do not let that influence you. The food here is heavenly. My husband and I are no strangers to really great food, but the first bite of our meals here stopped conversation and made us both pause for a moment in reverence. The traditional red sauce type of Italian... 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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?