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Ristorante Saraceno

286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804 (North End)
617-227-5888
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Ranked #103 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North End
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had walked by this place earlier today during lunchtime and it looked nice (and was crowded), so when we had to choose a restaurant for dinner we went back. It turned out to be a good choice. We got the one remaining table near the (open) window. We had an insalata primavera (tomato, red onion, green peppers; very tasty)... More

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I am still searching for a North End restaurant that has great food, good prices, as well as good service. I was able to make a reservation here the day before at the time I wanted. When we arrived they put us a table right next to the kitchen, so the wait staff was going by us continually. There was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was recommended to Saracenos by a friend. I was looking to try a new Italian Restaurant in the North End. I ordered the Baby Octopus on linguine. It was delicious. The restaurant is very small, but, the service and food were impecable. I definitely recommend to any visitors to the North End of Boston.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Been coming here for years, and it's always great. The location in North End is dead center of the action, and when they open the windows it really makes for a great night. Both the food and the service are impeccable - best Penne Arrabiata I've ever had. When you find a great restaurant, you always expect it to decline... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a reservation for 5pm on a Saturday afternoon and walked in a couple of minutes early and our table for 6 was ready for us to sit down. The first floor seating area was more than half full at the time we arrived. Waiter came right over and took our appetizer and drink order while another server was pouring... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been coming here for years and when I bring new friends they always ask me days later "what was the name of that fabulous restaurant you took me to?" Saraceno's has the most amazing food. My favorite is the lasagna. I always get extra meat sauce to take home, it's that delicious. The linguini with scampi is another favorite.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are hundred's of great restaurants in the North End Italian section of Boston to choose from.....I 've been going for 40 + years. So how do you pick one?? Start with CONSISTENT great food....add an awesome waiter named Joe Collins who works only in the "basement"......a great owner named Frank, who is always there...and then get your parking ticket... More

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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a group of 4 couples and were looking for a place to have dinner with no luck. One of the guys asked a guy on the street for a recommendation and he suggested going here...what a great surprise. We were seated in the basement and had a great server named Joseph who was just perfect. He explained the... More

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Plano, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The North End is home to some of the best Italian food around. You cannot go wrong. We walked by and just by chance we went in to Ristorante Saraceno .I am sure glad we did. Beautiful day, open air seating, and authentic food. Made me feel like grandma was in the kitchen. The veal and chicken were perfect and... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

zuppa di pesce is wonderful. Very good service and delicious italian food. I was visiting Boston and this restaurant came highly recommended.

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