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Limoncello

#34 of 2,689 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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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 220
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  • 122
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Excellent food but odd service

We had an excellent meal at Limoncello which we found on the Freedom Trail walk. I loved the veal parmigiano. Great bread. Normal high price. Old guy was the waiter and a bit odd. One thing: we forgot our credit card as it wasn't returned in the bill. When we went back to get it later, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our first trip to Boston, and this restaurant came highly recommended by a tour guide. Loved the background story about the owner winning the lottery and opening this restaurant with his family... And, the famous meatballs were absolutely excellent. I also enjoyed my dish, the rosette. I have never had this dish before, and look forward to getting out my... More 

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San Jose, California
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent meal at Limoncello which we found on the Freedom Trail walk. I loved the veal parmigiano. Great bread. Normal high price. Old guy was the waiter and a bit odd. One thing: we forgot our credit card as it wasn't returned in the bill. When we went back to get it later, they had a number... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ever since Mauricio won the lottery and opened up Limoncellos, I have been goin gthere. I go to Boston once a year and ALWAYS eat there. I even have made it a tradition with my kids when we meet up in Boston. Limoncellos has 4 great things going for it: 1) the food is awesome - very authentic Italian 2)... More 

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Arizona
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57 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We ate her a few years ago after visiting Paul Revere's house and this trip decided to give it another try. We arrived on a weekend right at dinner time without a reservation but were shown to a table within a few minutes. The service was excellent as was the food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place is as authentic as it gets...great Italian food and impeccable service. If you want the real thing, GO HERE! The meatball appetizer is very tasty, obviously homemade as was the pasta. The mozzarella appetizer also fresh and luscious. Everything we had gets 5 stars..Really!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Was told if we wanted to eat Italian while in Boston to go to Limoncello's by a local that immigrated from Italy. The recommendation did not disappoint. Called for a reservation in the afternoon but they were able to fit our party in without issue. The staff was very friendly and provided outstanding service. Now the great part. The food... More 

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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife remembered this restaurant from her days in Boston approx. 10 years ago. Was a recommendation in the past already. And that is still the same! It was very full, reservations were not possible for Saturday 19:00 but for another time. The service was kind and very fast. The dinner was very good (pasta, fresh fish from daily specials),... More 

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Georgetown, Indiana
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great place in the North End...it is the real deal for Italian food. Waiters were great....very attentive but not overly so...great suggestions for meals...go for the squid ink pasta...hard to describe but outstanding and lots of large chunks of lobster in the delicious sauce. The meatballs are SUPER....giant sized and melt in your mouth. Portions are very large. This place... More 

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Kennett Square, PA
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our family of 4 teenagers and my husband were in Boston for a family wedding, but came to celebrate my birthday. My nephew recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint! I had the Veal Parmigiana, which was delicious and the portion was just right. Two of my sons had the meatballs and said they were better than my meatballs!... More 

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Edmond
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The pasta was cooked perfectly. The shrimp and the lobster were good proportions. Sauces were seasoned just right. Just a great place.

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Additional Information about Limoncello

Address: 190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412
Phone Number: (617) 523-4480
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?