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331 Main St., Saugus, MA
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Yummy, yummy, yummy family run business formerly of Boston's Famous North...
Yummy, yummy, yummy family run business formerly of Boston's Famous North End.
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
never ceases to please

not fancy and not schmancy, a super friendly family Italian eatery with excellent waitstaff and wonderful food

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
cjscar
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North of Boston
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224 reviews 224 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went early on a weekend. Got seated immediately. Service was great all night. Food was hit and miss. My husband had the chicken parm and loved it. It's his favorite and he said it was cooked perfect, you could cut with your fork. I got the chicken masala . Chucks of chicken instead of thin slices. Made it a... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent and friendly customer service and wait staff. Food was delicious and staff was eager to accommodate my gluten free choice of pasta.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We tried their meatball sub. You would think an Italian place esp one from the North End would be able to make an amazing meatball sub! Well its was awful! The meatballs were cut in slices....flat...all filler and no spices whatsoever. Tasteless. The sauce was the same. I have had better meatballs at a subway restaurant in a pinch. We... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Out of this world pizza, quality traditional Italian and solid wine list. The friendly, family-run service is the differentiator, though. Exceptional food, service and atmosphere!

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Have never had anything here I didn’t like. Veal is to die for,always cooked perfectly. The pizza is outstanding. They don’t skimp on anything and are always so friendly. The Pushcart food is so much more enjoyable than the Italian restaurants in the area. We keep coming back for that warm ,friendly greeting as soon as you enter.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We love going to the Pushcart where every meal is a treat. As soon as you walk in the door, you completely forget you're in Saugus. The portions are very generous so plan on taking leftovers home with you. After having eaten there so many times, we've tried just about everything and nothing will disappoint you. A winner every time... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

not fancy and not schmancy, a super friendly family Italian eatery with excellent waitstaff and wonderful food

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

One of the best things that happened to Saugus resulting from the "Big Dig" was when the Pushcart was forced to move out of the North End. This Bistro offers a vast variety of Italian delicacies: veal, chicken, steak, and seafood, prepared with tasty sauces and cooked to perfection. The Steak Masala and the Panko Crusted Chicken stuffed with Mortadella... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We have visited the Push Cart in Saugus several times. The food is AWESOME! Especially like their veal cutlet. Very good portions. Staff are excellent! Good wine selection. Small cozy atmosphere. The North End in Saugus!

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revere ma usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

restaurant has a warm atmosphere and very pleasant waitstaff food was down home Italian fareabundant and very good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 Main St., Saugus, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Saugus

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Yummy, yummy, yummy family run business formerly of Boston's Famous North End.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?