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Carmelina's

307-309 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
617-742-0020
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Ranked #78 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Intimate Italian dining in the North End. Large open front overlooking all the action on Hanover St, the main street in the North End. Marble tables, brick walls, large Black and White photos of the family in Sicily. This is truly like taking a trip to an Italian restaurant in a little Italian village. The menu offers a combination of the styles of the Chef / Owner's family, and modern inspiration and applications. We are always striving to keep our food fresh, flavorful and true to our culinary traditions.
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

LOVED IT ALL!!! The food, the atmosphere and the SERVICE!!! Gianno was so attentive!!! The owner/chef -Damien (sp?) came to our table to make sure everything was up to par!!! It was TRULEY AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had dinner here on Sunday 12/07/14. i had a reservation, which i HIGHLY recommend for you to make one, and even though i was a few minutes late i was seated right away. Since the moment i walked in, everyone was engaging, funny, caring, and very attentive. The service really sold this place to me, but ofcourse the food... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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175 reviews 175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We walked in off the street on a Friday night. The place was buzzing. There were no tables available but the hostess said two seats would open up at the bar in about 25 minutes. That was our preference anyway; the bar overlooks the kitchen where the chef is chefing. It's the best seat in the house. The hostess took... More 

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Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on Yelp reviews. I was a little disappointed that the menu was completely different to what they display on their website. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was great but our first server wasn't the best. She asked for our drinks order and only listened to one of us before walking away and not... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have never been to Italy. I do, however, have many Italian friends. My taste buds have eaten many meals cooked by them, and their parents and aunts who are transplants from Italy. Carmelina's gives you those flavors, and more. We had reservations and were seated by the window - with the wall of windows open. It was a bit... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were strolling around and stumbled upon this little unassuming Italian restaurant. the ambience was quaint and relaxed. The menu was short and familiar. We had the meatballs, seafood risotto and Sunday macaroni. It was awesome! No time for coffee since there are so many desert places surrounding this place. I will return next year!

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New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Small place with open layout, so expect to leave smelling of food and smoke. That aside, service was cordial and very efficient. Meatballs appetizer and Pesto pasta with seared tuna were amazing. A bit n the salty side for the latter, but overall a great meal. They don’t offer dessert.

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Scarsdale, New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had dinner here recently. Bread was great, meatball appetizer ridiculous! Had the Sunday Macaroni . . . huge serving with sausage, meatballs and short rib. So delicious! Did not have the service issues that others mentioned but it was a Sunday and not too busy. Although I would recommend, I have had better meals in Boston's North End. Still, can't... More 

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Upton, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While the food was quite good it couldn't compensate for our rude server. She was condescending and dismissive. It was as if she were doing us a favor by serving us. We will not be returning.

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Ottawa CAN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We were hoping to get into some of the more "high-profile" Hanover street spots, but ended up at Carmelina's on a hunch when the other spots were full. The place is fairly intimate but very pleasant, and we were lucky enough to get a seat at the bar in front of the open kitchen. Watching the chef flip and toss... More 

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Additional Information about Carmelina's

Address: 307-309 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
Phone Number: 617-742-0020
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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