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Ristorante Saraceno

#209 of 2,880 Restaurants 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    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
Lovely restaurant

We had a lovely meal here recently while visiting Boston. The servers were attentive and the meal was quite good. A lovely salad, very good bread and a nice meal. Noticed that others that came in after us were given the 'specials' for the evening. For some reason we were not. Thought that was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
joycelia
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

So many choices on the North End, it's hard to decide which one to end up at. Service was unfriendly and bread and oil weren't very good. Pasta was average. The atmosphere was very nice. We were on the second floor and it was very quaint.

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North Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This might have been one of the worst Italian places I've ever been to. what can I start with? We were on a business dinner, the waiter pushed us to the basement just to make room for more people, although we asked for a table upstairs... We got a waitress who might have just started, she pushed the plates to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Four of us got there for dinner. We got ushered in the basements going through several rooms upstairs then downstairs. Frankly it was kind of charming but for some reason, it felt like being parked out of the way in a sense that the room was full of families with kids (ok but the other rooms were not) and the... More 

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Jacksonvile, FL
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stumbled upon this place when we were in north end looking for Mike's Pastry, it is a few doors down on the same side of the road. We both had a pasta dish which was wonderful. Pasta had a good flavor and the sauces were tasty and not too much for the pasta. The Alfredo was... More 

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Johns Creek
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Celebrating our anniversary with a trip to Boston, we returned to site of our 1st date, 19 years ago . The food was even better than I remembered. Bone in veal chop special, stuffed with prosciutto and cheese and topped with shiitake mushrooms was outstanding. House chianti very satisfying.

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Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a lovely meal here recently while visiting Boston. The servers were attentive and the meal was quite good. A lovely salad, very good bread and a nice meal. Noticed that others that came in after us were given the 'specials' for the evening. For some reason we were not. Thought that was a bit odd. That being said... More 

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Bentonia, MS
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The most amazing lasagna that I've ever had. It was absolutely perfect. Great service and atmosphere. We will definitely visit again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

BEST ITALIAN DINNER EVER! Best service by Eduardo! Highly recommend the fettacini bolagnese and spagetti carbonara! You can do half and half. Lemon cello a nice finish! Perfection!

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Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Love this place! Food is excellent and the service fantastic. We have eaten here a number of times when visiting the city. Great wine list that won't break the bank and the portions are more than enough for lunch the next day. However, we always clean the plate.... It's cozy as many of the North End restaurants are. They can... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This friendly restaurant graciously seated 13 of us and took care of all our requests. Server Joe was professional and knowledgeable, bringing everything promptly and with a sense of humor. No complaints were had with this delicious dinner.

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?