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Ristorante Saraceno

#160 of 2,721 Restaurants in Boston
#175 of 2,935 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
North End
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286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
617-227-5888
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
That's Italiano

We had a great time here. We wanted to have an Italian dinner but we wanted a cocktail first. Someone had mentioned this place so we went by to check it out. When we got there we asked if they had a bar and the fellow who greeted us (I think perhaps the owner) told us they serve cocktails at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
sgbslo
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San Luis Obispo, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is our 7th time to visit Ristorante Saraceno. It is our go-to place when we come to the North End. We live in Michigan and love coming here every time we vacation in the Boston area. The food is fresh, well prepared and absolutely delicious. The wait-staff is excellent and the menu is varied. We had a great talk... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I lived in the north end for over eleven years and Ristorante Saraceno has always been and still is my favorite restaurant. Franco is the consummate host/owner. He is passionate about his business and his friends/patrons. If you become a regular you will never go anywhere else. Also, you will never experience this level of hospitality and quality in the... More 

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Martinez, California
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228 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We chose this place based on trip advisor reviews. We were seated downstairs in the basement which is decorated like a grotto. The food was excellent, the ambiance romantic. It was crowded but not noisy. I had a chicken dish with tomatoes, spinach, white beans and a wine tomato sauce, The hubs had Osso Bucco with rigatoni in a red... More 

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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was in Boston's North End Sunday evening looking for a great Italian Ristorante and I found it!! Sinner and the city was vibrant. People everywhere...lines outside of restaurants..crowded. I had a hundred choices but thought who would know best but the locals. I stopped into two shops and randomly asked where they would eat given all the options...both replied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you want great Italian meal with an awesome atmosphere you don't want to miss this place. We will be back as soon as possible.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a great time here. We wanted to have an Italian dinner but we wanted a cocktail first. Someone had mentioned this place so we went by to check it out. When we got there we asked if they had a bar and the fellow who greeted us (I think perhaps the owner) told us they serve cocktails at... More 

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Cary, NC
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best waiters we have ever had. Great restaurant for a big group. They have a basement area and rooftop area. Food was phenomenal. We had 8 dishes and all were excellent.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a very good chicken parm. Wife had something she liked. Server was nice, but slow and inattentive. Got our wine orders wrong, then disappeared for what seemed like forever. After eating, waited forever for our bill. People that showed after us with more people were served, ate and left before us.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a very nice romantic dinner here and the food was excellent! Great authentic Italian restaurant, will have to come back again.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It has been a while since our visit but I am just now getting around to reviewing. The service, food, and overall experience was very good and I would make it a point to visit there again when I have an opportunity. The most memorable part of our experience was that the obviously experienced server was able to observe our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-227-5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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