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Ristorante Saraceno

286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804 (North End)
617-227-5888
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Ranked #152 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Fairfield County, CT
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to this small unassuming restaurant on several occasions. The first time was because our original choice was crowded and we didn't feel like waiting an hour to have dinner. Wow, what luck. We walked right in to this place was greeted and sat down. The waiter came over, gave us menus, spoke with us casually for a few... More 

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Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Whist walking the Italian district we stumbled upon this place. Food was fantastic. Place is small but that just adds to the buzz.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

$12 glasses of house wine, no listing presented, just "chianti" DInners were good,nothing special. Cozy setting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here for over 25 years. The consistency never changes, and the prices srill remain resonable. Everyone loves the charming waiter Marcello, he is kind, helpful and adds to all the delight which makes Boston's Ristorante Saraceno the quintessential North End eatery.

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After a busy day we wanted some good food with little fuss. This friendly restaurant was not almost empty like others we passed and had a nice atmosphere. We had a glass of wine and a starter main and coffee and we were not rushed or left to wait for ages to be served. It was a pleasant evening meal.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I went to this fine restaurant this past Saturday afternoon for lunch. When we entered, we were immediately seated at a table for two on the first floor. The service was awesome and the food was absolutely delicious! The only problem was that we were seated near the doorway and kids and patrons kept coming in, along... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We chose this restaurant for a good family meal for a special occasion on Saturday Nov 15th. The restaurant has mulitple dining rooms. They walked us downstairs and through several rooms and seated us at the furthest away table in the restaurant - the room was moldy smelling and a loud dehumidifier fan was right above the table. This was... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food was very good. Classic Italian dishes but very well prepared. Also served many dishes without pasta which is hard to find in an old school Italian joint and I really appreciated. Be sure to try the broccoli, it was really amazing. But what really impressed me was the service. The waiters had a real attention to detail for... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Business dinner. We had great service. Very good pacing. Solid food that made for a great evening. It's a very good North End venue.

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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A very nice and dependable red sauce Italian Restaurant in the North end of Boston. Inexpensive for a white table cloth place and that includes the wine selections by the glass or bottle. Sit either upstairs only on the second floor or on the main floor and stick to the typical dishes and enjoy.............very reasonable and there is a wonderful... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Saraceno

Address: 286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
Phone Number: 617-227-5888
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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