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Ristorante Saraceno

#198 of 2,685 Restaurants in Boston
#212 of 2,898 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 27
    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
And then it began to rain...

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Bauermej
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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washington, dc
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely evening at the Ristorante Seraceno. I had the fried prawns and my wife had the fried calamari for our main courses. The seafood was fresh and superb. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our seat was near the window and it was relaxing to enjoy our dinner and watch the people pass by. The North End... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed dinner here immensely. Appetizer special was great as were the dinner specials. I had Lobster and Shrimp with linguine and scampi sauce which was a special. My husband had the veal chop special - incredible. I would go back anytime I am in the area. Service was outstanding as well.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I don't think that there could be a bad restaurant in the North End. Pick one. That's what we did. Find a place to park and wander up the street. We ate downstairs which was more convenient. We started with house salads and Italian antipasta. We then shared a shrimp pasta and that was plenty. The desserts looked beautiful but... More 

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Cambridge, MA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It was a balmy spring night and I couldn't wait to get to this restaurant, where I'd been recently and had loved it. The place seemed to be having an identity crisis; it was nothing like before. We waited a too-long time to be approached by a waitress, who seemed to have just completed a course on how to be... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I stopped in on a Saturday evening. The food was wonderful! The service was outstanding. A very nice experience. This is a place we will return to often.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were a party of 5 looking for an early dinner on a busy Saturday. We were greeted immediately but the hostess went into the back and a waiter came over and spoke to us as if we didn't belong asking "May I help you?" in a very nasty tone. We were seated but felt instantly uncomfortable. If I hadn't... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were a party of 8 on a Saturday night - first time here. We followed the hostess down some stairs and through a maze of rooms and tunnels until we got to our table. Really great atmosphere. Our waiter recited all the specials, took our drink order. He returned with our drinks, took our food order and we never... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was not the first visit for some in our party. Street-level floor was full, so we were in the lower level, which was fine with us. Décor was Italian funky and the background music was Italian and toned down, which made dining pleasant. (I avoid restaurants with loud music.) The waiter recited the day's specials, and is applauded for... More 

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Norman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had pass by this restaurant two days ago after already eaten dinner and just loved the aroma coming out of the restaurant...wonderful! So we ate dinner there tonight....best meal ever! Everything on the menu looked so good I couldn't decide on which pasta to get, so the server did a half and half....I didn't know this was possible! Both were... 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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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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
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?