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Cafe Pompei

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North End
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Diner
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280 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
(617) 227-1562
Today
7:00 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Divided Opinions

This place really seems to divide opinions judging by reviews here and on other sites Visited last week and have to say we really enjoyed our meal Calamari - excellent Lasagna Ricotta Ravioli No complaints Really friendly staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Ian S
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London, United Kingdom
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Geelong
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had the worst pizza of our four week trip to the USA and Canada here. The service was terrible too with the food just plonked on our table.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place really seems to divide opinions judging by reviews here and on other sites Visited last week and have to say we really enjoyed our meal Calamari - excellent Lasagna Ricotta Ravioli No complaints Really friendly staff

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Branford, CT
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We came for breakfast at 9 am on a Sunday morning, we were seated promptly and given coffee, no spoons, no cream. Half hour later we went up and got our own. Waitress came over and took our order at 9:35, we walked out at 10:30 having never received our breakfast. Enough said!

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our sunny breezy window spot in this cute, quaint cafe. Amazing coffee, cappuccino, Italian sausage, banana French toast! Great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Friendly service. Highly recommend the Shrimp Scampi or Lasagna. Plenty of room. Accommodated my handicapped mother.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The sauteed spinach and mushrooms was delicious! My sister ordered the chicken parmesean--she ate the whole thing! also my shrimp on my corn soup were cooked perfectly, but i wish I got more than two. Waitress was very friendly -- not too crowded on a saturday night in may compared to other restaurants! I would go back again

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Salt Lake City, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It seems that when we find a restaurant on Boston's "north end" that we like, they go out of business. Hopefully, this won't be the case with our new "find". We walked down Hanover Street looking at menus in windows. Many were, we thought, very pricy for pasta dishes, and several had lines of people outside waiting to get in.... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Honestly the rudest most pitiful service I have ever encountered in my life. The good was substandard nothing that you wouldn't get anywhere else like Chef Boyardee. Whoever that fat woman is with the short hair she is atrocious. No respect for customers and was very insulting because clearly there was a language barrier. Which begs me to ask why... More 

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Carrollton, Missouri
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don't miss this charming little restaurant in Boston's North End. My companions and I were wandering along the Freedom Trail and the enticing smells from the multitude of Italian restaurants became overwhelming. We had been reading the menus in front of several restaurants and decided that Cafe Pompei was the place to go. It was a great choice! The food... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was a cold night as we checked out the restaurants in the North end. We finally decided on the Café Pompei because it looked inviting and the menu wasn't outrageous pricing. I'm so glad we did. I ordered my standard chicken parm which is how I judge a restaurant for the first time. My friend ordered a Primavera made... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Pompei

Address: 280 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
Phone Number: (617) 227-1562
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Monday 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:30 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 280 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 227-1562

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:30 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:30 am

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