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Limoncello

#15 of 2,565 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
North End
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190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412
(617) 523-4480
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 296
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 20
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  • 12
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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 Octopus

We totally enjoyed our dinner in particular the octopus starter, the meat ball starter was perfect to share for two. The manager told us that the Lemoncello is home made, it was so good!! We will be back Ciao

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Nicola R
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We totally enjoyed our dinner in particular the octopus starter, the meat ball starter was perfect to share for two. The manager told us that the Lemoncello is home made, it was so good!! We will be back Ciao

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Thank Nicola R
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I know Italian food. It's what we do. Whenever travelling outside of Italy of course, we look for the Italian area of whatever city we are in, either on business or pleasure. We found this little gem in Boston. It's great, authentic Italian food, every bite. It's Crazy busy, make reservations and expect it to be loud.... More 

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Thank Kathy G
Syracuse, New York
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I've gone to Limoncello. It's in the north end, home to many Italian restaurants. Inside, the tables are close together, it's kind of noisy but in a good way. White linen tablecloths, good bread, olives, and olive oil to start with. Order the house red, it even has a cork! The homemade pasta dishes are... More 

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Thank ConnieH440
Wolcott, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great spot. A friend suggested this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The staff were fabulous. They were fast but did not lose that special touch of getting to know their customers. In seconds they had the table set and wine on the way. The meals were tasty and as authentic as you can get. Everything was fantastic... More 

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Thank Norberto T
Milton, Georgia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel concierge suggested this place and I was a little skeptical about going to someplace on the North End that I didn't know. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! The service was spot on and the food was even better. I had the rosettes and they were to die for. My daughters lobster ravioli was just as good. The buffalo... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Wayland, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We weren't here last night for dinner for our first time and it was like we were family. The food was phenomenal in the service was exceptional. I had the seven fishes and my wife enjoyed her shrimp scampi. I very highly recommend you try this place.

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Thank Steve S
Vermont
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Very nice meal. Chicken parmigiana, eel ink pasta with lobster, house special pasta florets, eggplant parmigiana. Nice service. Very pleasant setting. Family feel. Mayor of Boston sat behind us.

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Thank ckcVermont
Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The best part of our experience was the waiter - Antonio. He seemed to be very authentic with a thick accent. It seems to be a very popular place in a crowded neighbourhood filled with restaurants. The atmosphere was lovely, electric. The service was excellent. The food was OK. I had the carpaccio appetizer which was very good. My wife... More 

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Thank HCR2848
Newington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

What a great gem! We were there with friends and family. Our server was great, DEFINATELY make reservations!! Great sized portions. Would return again!!

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Thank Tina M
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I met a friend in town last night after work, and we decided to head over to the North End to try to find a restaurant that neither of us had been before. Limoncello had been recommended to us, so we decided to try it. We got there early - 5:30, and we had no problem getting a table without... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
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?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.