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190 North St, Boston, MA 02113-2412 (North End)
(617) 523-4480
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Ranked #57 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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287 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lexington, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had gone here when they first opened years ago and don't know why we haven't been back! Went for lunch today. Windows were open to a glorious day, unlike some North End restaurants, tables are nicely spaced so you aren't elbowing your neighbor. The Scallop in homemade Limoncello app was delicious. Dinner portions were appropriately sized for lunch and quite... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Glad we had a reservation. Restaurant was packed on a Tuesday night. Nice waiter. Ordered 2 misto salads, the signature pasta that he recommended and stuffed chicken breast. 3 women sharing all that food and there was plenty for all of us. All delicious! Saved room for gelato at Mike's. Felt like we were in Italy again! Will definitely return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It reminds us of some of the restaurants in Italy. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly great wine list always a good time

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Webster, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were walking around Boston enjoying the sights, had an ice cream at Quincy Market which pushed back our lunch plan until later in the day. We rolled into Limoncello at about 4.30, just a few tables occupied, and the staff just gathering themselves up for what I am sure was a big crowd brewing. No need for a reservation,... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Close your eyes...and you're in Roma! Burrata was perfect with fresh basil, tomato and olive oil. Bread was absolutely wonderful but the best, was the pasta! Don't miss out on the Rosette AL Montadio Ed Olio Di Tartufo - Proscuitto, Montassio Cheese, Mushrooms and finished in a Tomato Cream Sauce with Truffle Oil. THE BOMB if you like truffle oil.... More

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Bedford, England
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305 reviews 305 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
521 helpful votes 521 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We decided on Limoncello's for an evening meal because of favourable reviews and the fact we could get in without a reservation. This was not a good decision! The place was extremely noisy and the tables were tightly packed together. I could hardly hear what the waiter was saying! Both our pasta dishes were distinctly average in taste. We left... More

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Fort Worth
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Approaching Boston's North End on foot, I asked a passing local if she could recommend a good Italian restaurant. It was 2:00 pm, we had missed lunch so were ready for a full meal. She recommended Limoncello and we were so glad she did. My wife had lasagna and I ordered veal parmigiana. As I said, we were starving and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My friends and I ate at Limoncello's on Saturday evening August 9, 2014. We arrived early before our reserved time but were seated immediately. The tables are extremely close to each other and the restaurant is very, very noisy...no exaggeration. When our waiter approached us and began reciting the specials it was virtually impossible to hear him. I ordered the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

...then this is the place for you! This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel as we were looking for a family friendly Italian restaurant. Very nice atmosphere and they seated our party of eight promptly. Our server was an older gentleman with a beautiful Italian accent. He was helpful and made some great food and wine recommendations. I... More

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Port Huron, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Be sure to make a reservation for dinner here as it's a busy little place. A favorite of the locals as we found out. Outstanding Italian restaurant. Fresh crusty bread served with olive oil and parmesan cheese when you first sit down and just gets better from there.

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