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Ristorante Saraceno

#173 of 2,865 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very accommodating

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
BetsyR19130
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bentonia, MS
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

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 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

my daughter and i were just looking for a place for lunch in the North end. it was early (just past 11AM) and we noticed that they were open. they had a good, short list of specials so we decided to walk in. our waiter couldn't have been friendlier or more attentive. we ordered the fried calamari, baked clams, and... More 

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Macon, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were a party of 4 on a snowy Sunday eve. It was cozy and the staff made us feel welcome and at ease. The food was good but not outstanding. Was not disappointed and would recommend this to anyone wanting to experience 'little Italy' in Boston.

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friend and I were in the North End and decided to go to dinner on a Saturday night. We walked up and down Hanover Street to pick a restaurant and settled on Ristorante Saraceno. We were thrilled with the service and the food was supurb! The prices are probably the best you'll find in the whole area. The staff... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I visited this place on the recommendation of a hotel person. On the surface, it looked just like THE place. The person who greeted us looked and spoke like he had just arrived from the Old Country and the ambiance was terrific, right out of antiquity. Unfortunately, I think that is where they also found the bread they served. And... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Good Italian food...Quaint Italian ambience...A very professional server....reasonably priced. REALLY WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR? Just an Italian pastry from the bakery nearby. ARRIVEDERCI

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food here isn't great. The prices are reasonable but you get quantity not quality. If you're after a big feed and don't know what real Italian food is then this place is good for you.

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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: Families with children, Romance, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?