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190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412 (North End)
(617) 523-4480
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Ranked #75 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Little Silver, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Everything we ate here was delicious and authentic. The meatballs were on par with my Nana's and the lasagna is unmatched. The staff was attentive and courteous. It is a win win in the North End.

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Tampa, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited Limoncello restaurant with a group of work colleagues for an end of the year dinner. We went on the recommendation of one of the group whom had dined there previously. We were definitely not disappointed. It was superb in every way. Everyone ordered something different and everyone raved over their meals. The atmosphere is so welcoming and our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I am quite a regular here, as they serve some great Italian basics for pasta, meat & fish. My father loves their lasagna, my mother the 'rosette' pasta and my brother the 'chicken braciolettini'. I must admit that I usually convert their octopus & chickpea appetizer into a pasta dish (and add hot peppers). I've been doing this for years!... More 

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Boston, MA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

So I had to venture out to a new spot in the North End with corporate guests and Limoncello got all the good reviews. I would agree, but it's not my favorite. A good spot for dinner. It's loud and seems to be frequented by a more professional crowd. My guests claim it's the best meatball they've ever had (a... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Sorry Limoncello did not meet expectations. Party of 5 each of us thought food was underwhelming. Service adequate at best. Compared to many other North end restaurants this one goes last on my list A few pluses. Ample room, we did not feel crowded. Not rushed. Good bread. Read so many good reviews cannot believe we left hungry. Sorry, maybe... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

First trip to Limoncello's in quite a while. I had talked it up to my husband and it did not disappoint. We made reservations for Sunday night (although we probably could have just walked in). We were seated right away and before we could even put down our coats, the waiter was bringing over waters for us with a smile.... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We arrived late on a Saturday night, and it was packed but we were greeted like old friends and got a table in the middle of the restaurant. Service was very friendly, informative and cozy. All the dishes we tried were perfectly cooked the portions were generous and tasty. Local wine went perfectly with the meal. Overall a very pleasant... More 

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South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is hands-down our favorite restaurant in Boston. A big claim for a city teaming with restaurants. Whenever we visit, we make a point of going. During a recent icy-cold day we were greeted with smiles and welcomes to come out of the cold (despite the fact that the restaurant didn't open for another 30 minutes). The food is wonderful... More 

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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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