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Ristorante Saraceno

#208 of 2,700 Restaurants in Boston
#227 of 2,913 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Summer Lunch

We were walking around Boston and decided to have lunch in the North End. We have eaten in a few different places but we just decided to try Saraceno's. Sat near the window just like other reviewers. We had sausage stuffed mushrooms for the app and while they were tasty I wish there was more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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SALEM, MA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a late night dinner here. Our meals were delicious and large. We had cannolis and cappuccino for dessert that were excellent too. Very romantic setting for two parents out alone for the night:)

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New Hartford, NY
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Searching the North End of Boston for a restaurant on a busy Saturday night can mean long lines. We found this cozy place happy to seat the four of us immediately. Bread was on the table quickly along with a bottle of olive oil. Dinners great and reasonably priced. Very good service, too.

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Corpus Christi
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I'd been out walking the North End, touring and just enjoying the day. I tried to eat at Giacomo's ( highly recommended, but they don't open until 4:30, so I'd defaulted to Saraceno's). What a great surprise! The first friendly waiter I'd encountered since I'd left Texas! I was sat near an outlet, so I was able to charge my... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I used to love this place, but found lately it's hit or miss in terms of the food and service. I always go there hoping to be seated in the very top floor or the lower level that looks like a grotto, but am VERY hesitant to request a specific room (even if the restaurant is not that busy) as... More 

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SALEM, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were walking around Boston and decided to have lunch in the North End. We have eaten in a few different places but we just decided to try Saraceno's. Sat near the window just like other reviewers. We had sausage stuffed mushrooms for the app and while they were tasty I wish there was more sausage flavor. My wife had... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We made reservations and sat at the window on a wonderful summer evening, wonderful service. The food was very good .There is also an upstairs dining room with a glass ceiling,however it was booked for a private function that night. Weather was perfect so we were actually glad we didn't eat upstairs. Also it is very close to Mike's Pastries,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My friend and I decided to celebrate our joint birthdays together at Ristorante Saraceno, a long-time favorite of ours. We were lucky enough to get a window seat overlooking Hanover Street, but any of the other rooms in this four-story restaurant would have been fine. Each level of rooms makes you feel as though you've been transplanted to Italy with... More 

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Searcy, Arkansas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The restaurant is fascinating; there are seating areas at street level, upstairs, and downstairs. Food was delicious and service was friendly.

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Aurora, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Was on a quick visit to Boston. Skip the long lines of the ultra popular eats on Hanover with foreign languages and flashing iPhones. My seafood risotto was fantastic. The seafood was cooked just right. Oh, and linen table cloths! Coming back for sure.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were walking the North End and thinking about a little lunch...and it began to rain so we ducked into a nearby Italian restaurant. Lucky for us we did. We were the only patrons. Lunch was excellent, the service very attentive. It was a nice, quiet lunch before we went back out.

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?