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Antico Forno

#310 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
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93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217 (Cross St.)
617-723-6733
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 26
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
3 meals in one!

Awesome Italian food! Great ambiance here as well. I ordered the chicken Parmesan over gnocchi and the portion was so big I still have leftovers from my leftovers! Very tasty!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
dougyfrizzle
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Sanford, Maine
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

In the North End but not on the main street...worth finding. The food was amazing and the prices very reasonable. The only negative was our server wasn't very friendly which really surprised me.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

When visiting Boston our good friends from there always take us to Antico Forno for a fabulous meal. By all means get off the touristy throughoufare of Hanover St and get over to Antico Forno or La Osteria for authentic fresh Italian. The wood fired pizzas here are awesome, as are any of the freshly made pasta dishes (and by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited Antico Forno on the advice of our Guide Book. It was a bit hard to find in Boston's North End but I'm glad we kept looking. We went for lunch after missing out on breakfast, so we were hungry. The hostess and waiters were very attentive. My daughters ordered from the regular menu (gnocchi and fettucini) and my... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Antico Forno is my favorite - bar none - restaurant in the North End. I've been coming here for over 15 years, and have yet to be disappointed with ANY meal. First, the ambiance: Antico Forno is a bustling mom-and-pop type of place, serving comfort-food style meals. If you want something romantic, you might want to go elsewhere - seating... More 

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Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Best dining experience of our weekend trip to Boston. Place was already full at 5:30 pm and for good reason. Definitely try the chicken parm and share a pizza for an appetizer. Nice, affordable wine selection. Kids had a great time too - our kids blended perfectly in the relatively high noise level. Canolis at Mike's Pastry a few blocks... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

SIngle Business traveler, recommended Antico Forno by the hotel staff. Great meal at the bar, involtini melanzane (eggplant starter) so damn good, you should order two! Rigatoni Salsiccio, finished in the brick oven with ricotta on top - best pasta dish ever! Great atmosphere, really reasonable prices for the high quality of the food, and excellent service. Can't wait to... More 

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Sanford, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Awesome Italian food! Great ambiance here as well. I ordered the chicken Parmesan over gnocchi and the portion was so big I still have leftovers from my leftovers! Very tasty!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Found it on trip advisor while we were having a drink at the "bell in hand" pub, walked through a blizzard to this rustic neighbourhood and found this gem. The atmosphere was amazing and the food was to die for. Next time we're in Boston we'll be back

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Superior, Wisconsin, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After a mix up with the reservation at our regular go-to spot to visit in Boston's north end, my group of 13 wound up here. The prices were about right, the price were good, and the good tasty. I was happy to see it packed, as that's a good sign of a decent place. The location is great, just a... More 

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Houston, TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was with a moderately large group -- for the North End small restaurants -- so we called ahead for a 7:00 p.m. reservation. When we arrived the table was ready and so was the staff. We fumbled around with the menu for a while (we are from Texas and Alabama) until our lead waitress Gabriela stepped in and helped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217
    (Cross St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-723-6733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?