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Cafe Pompei

280 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804 (North End)
(617) 227-1562
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Ranked #958 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian, Café
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went here for lunch... It was fabulous... Best calzones...hubby had shrimp pasta which was amazing... Love the small family feel too.

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Mommyexpat
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The service was poor, orders messed up, slow, and one of our party watched a waiter eat his meal and bring him something completely wrong 10 minutes later, after most were done. The server could not be flagged down, and he acted put out when we said that we did not order lasagna, but pesto. The potential is their....

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ended up here because my daughter couldn't decide where she wanted to eat and we were in front of it when I'd had enough walking; besides, she wanted to try the Aranchini. They asked if we wanted dinner or snacks. ??? I went with it and said dinner. We were brought downstairs. The decor was like a scene from... More

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Sparta, New Jersey
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213 reviews 213 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This restaurant is better than the reviews seem to indicate. The shrimp and scallops fra diavolo over fettuccini was excellent. The spice level was just right and very consistent over all ingredients. The scallops and shrimp were both a nice size. The crostacio della casa with shrimp and clams with onions and mushrooms in a scampi sauce was also excellent.... More

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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent had the seafood risotto ;however the staff not so great on the restaurant side when we entered we were greeted nicely asked if we wanted appetizer type of food or full meal. I wanted arrancini my son wanted pasta so we were moved to the restaurant side. The young man on the other side was much... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food came very quickly, and the staff was very friendly. It was a little dark in the restaurant, but overall a nice place for a quick meal.

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New Hampshire
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231 reviews 231 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I ordered the mozzarella sticks. They came out fast and luke warm. I was hoping the dipping sauce would have had a stronger flavor. Overall, a 5 out of 10. Again, it was after midnight. If I was closer to Barracuda(near the Omni Parker - where I normally stay), I would have gone there. Their late night food is awesome.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This restaurant has both formal and informal dining space. The formal side had table linens and walls lined with hand painted reproductions of the House of the Eleusinian mysteries in Pompei. The informal side had a gelato bar, no tablecloths, no decor, good air conditioning, and just one friendly but otherwise busy waiter. I had a quick lunch on the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate here for breakfast on several occasions and it was perfectly adequate for breakfast. The capuccino was good which was a pleasant change from the bad coffees we had previously. We ate the French Toast for breakfast and it was perfectly fine. The service was slow and the interior is tacky and the place is well past due getting... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were looking for a cheap dinner after too many splurges on our holiday so we thought we'd try this place. In short, it was awful. To start with the table linen was dirty, my napkin had a big black mark on it. We were brought bread which looked lovely but was stale. There was very little ambiance despite the... More

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