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Antico Forno

93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217 (Charlestown)
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Ranked #314 of 2,816 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Charlestown
Cross street: Cross St.
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75% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Heading out to dinner one night during our vacation, we asked the concierge for a recommendation for pizza in the North End. She suggested Antico Forno and I am so glad that she did. The pizza was wonderful! The sauce was so delicious... you actually tasted fresh tomatoes. The wood oven baked pizza was loaded with cheese and meats and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I can't imagine any of the local folks eating here. We stopped in for a snack while in the Italian North End. It took at least 20 minutes to get water after we were seated. The waitress, yes the middle-aged, black-haired lady, finally came by but said nothing at all to us. She just waited there. We ordered a pizza... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The food just ok and overpriced. Veal parm was gross. Chicken parm alittle better than the veal but not much. Decent caesar salad. Once was enough for this restaurant, would not go back.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The food was good but overpriced for the ghastly way it was served, I've had better service at school dinners. The waitress was rude, lied to us on two occasions and finally swore at us. It has left a bitter taste to what should have been some good food. It may be lively but that comes at a price, speed... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food was good, I had a rally nice pizza and a very sizeable antipasto. However, the head waitress was incredibly rude, not only did she decide to violently over pour the bottle of red wine we ordered into glasses so we had to order another, but the same was repeated with water. In fact there was so much water... More

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The north end has so many good restaurants. Antico Forno is a great place. Be prepared to wait or make a reservation. We started with a caprese salad (it's July, so the tomato was fantastic). I had the puttanesca, my husband had the gnocchi. Both were delicious. Service was fast, but I didn't feel rushed. We may go back off... More

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Sydney, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

moderate wait time to be seated for 2 people. however we seated against the open windows. The windows fold to open therefore half of my space was taken by the window glass and i had to sit so that 1/4 of my body was in the small isle. The tables are very very close together and it does feel that... More

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South Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant in July for dinner. The restaurant was very crowded with families and very noisy. The tables are very close together. The food was good, but not huge portions. The service was good and very quick, which may be good for families with children, but not good for adults who don't want to rush through their meal. This... More

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I would give this restaurant 3-4 rating. The food was excellent. They had a wide variety to chose from...salads, pizzas, pasta and chicken & veal entrees. The service from the actual server was almost non existent. The busboy did all the work. He refilled waters, cleared the table, brought extra bread. And the real kicker is that a party of... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Let me begin by stating that my grandparents were Italian immigrants so I am picky about Italian food. My Husband and I ate here last night, and we are still talking about our meals.....longingly! The pasta is all freshly made. It is the first fettuccini I have ever had.....including in Italy.....that was as good as my grandmother's homemade pasta. The... More

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