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#119 of 237 Italian in Boston
#401 of 1,887 Restaurants in Boston
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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
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ANTIPASTO / APPETIZER
Caesar
Baby Romaine / Mascarpone / Lemon / Ricotta Balls
USD 12
Zucchini Flowers & Chips
Goat Cheese / Lemon / Truffle Honey
USD 20
Traditional Meatballs
Certified Angus Beef / Pomodoro / Whipped Ricotta
USD 15
Burrata
Homemade Tomato Jam / Balsamic / Pistachjio
USD 16
Cacio e Pepe Arancini
Grana / Black Pepper / Risotto
USD 16
Shrimp Scampi
Lemon / Cherry Tomatoes / Sformatino di Patate
USD 18
Grilled Octopus Positano Style
Eggplant Caponata / Burrata
USD 18
Insalata Mista
Passion Fruit Purée / Roasted Pears / Parmigiano Cheese Crostini / Spicy Pecans
USD 12
Dry Aged Beef Carpaccio
Baby Kale / Parmigiano / Truffle Essence
USD 17
Eggplant Parmigiana
Layered Eggplant / Fior di Latte / Pomodoro / Basil
USD 16
RAW / CRUDO
Oysters
Blood Orange Mignonette / Horseradish / Cocktail Sauce
Market
Salmon Crudo
Lemon Basil Puree / Pickled Scallions / Ginger Vinaigrette
USD 16
Tuna Crudo
Truffle Mascarpone / Potato Stick / Shaved Black Truffle
USD 17
Kampachi Tartare
Avocado / Jalapeño / Cilantro / Spoonbill Caviar / Yuzu Ponzu
USD 19
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
ea USD 7
Alaskan King Crab
Hot or Cold
Market
Seafood Tower
12 Oysters / 4 Shrimp Cocktail / 1/2 Chicken Lobster / Alaskan King Crab
Market
PRIMI
Homemade Spaghetti & Meatballs
San Marzano Tomato / Basil / Garlic / Grana / Meatballs
USD 22
Cacio e Pepe
Black Pepper Fettuccine / Grana
USD 24
Gnocchi
Brown Butter / Potato / Chives / Smoked Pancetta
USD 29
Homemade Spaghetti Vongole
Chitarrine / Manila Clams / White Wine / Garlic
USD 26
Pomodoro
Fresh Tomato / Basil / Garlic / Grana Podano
USD 22
Pappardelle al Cinghiale
Wild Boar / Red Wine / Porcini Mushrooms
USD 26
Risotto of the Day
Chef's Daily Selection
Market
SECONDI
Wagyu Burger
Black Truffle Aioli / Guanciale / Red Onion Jam
USD 23
Chicken Parmigiana
"A North End Classic" Baby Bok Choy / Celery Root / Smoked Apple
USD 23
Salmon
Roasted Carrots / Spinach / Pinzimonio
USD 32
Orata
Whole Boneless Fish / Vin Blanc / Artichokes
USD 34
Veal Milanese
Bone In / Arugula / Lemon / Grana Padana
USD 38
Veal Chop Parmigiana
Gragnano Penne / Pomodoro / Basil / Parmesan
USD 43
12oz Prime Filet Mignon
Wild Mushroom Demi / Bone Marrow
USD 48
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Creamy Parmigiano Polenta / Roasted Chestnuts / Red Wine Reduction / Sweet Italian Glaze
USD 36
Aqua Pazza
Catch of the Day / Mussels / Clams / White Wine / Garlic/ Roasted Potatoes
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CONTORNI
Shishito Peppers
Bonito / Smoked Salt
USD 12
Baby Brussels Sprouts
Pancetta / Sweet Black Balsamic
USD 12
Italian Fries
USD 10
Broccoli Rabe
Crispy Shallots / Mascarpone / Lemon
USD 10
Wild Mushrooms
Fresh Herbs / Shallots / Sesame
USD 14
Double Mashed Potatoes
USD 10
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

We dined on a Saturday night and had made reservations ahead of time. The place was not full but steady so I'd recommend reservations. We had the scallops and the bolognese - both were good - but the scallops where hands down the winner of...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Enjoyed the apps very much. The pork belly and also the crab cakes were delicious. For the main course went with the fish of the day cooked in a "aqua pazza" sauce. It was terrible. The fish had an off flavor, not like it went...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

Quite possibly the best restaurant in the North End. The food was excellently prepared, and inventive. For appetizers, my husband had zucchini flowers, I had a Cesar salad, which was lemony and delicious. Then came veal bolognese, which was a delicious white bolognese sauce, and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

This is a small restaurant on the North End just down the street from Paul Revere's house. The food and the service were excellent. They have an oyster bar that serves a number of different oysters. All of the dishes we had were excellent. We...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Ok. We live out of town and would consider moving to Boston to be closer to Aqua Pazza. Not really, but close to it! Absolutely one of the best restaurant experiences we've had. Aqua Pazza is in the North end of Boston where there are...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed this North End restaurant. Good food, good service and relaxed ambience. Truffle Potatoes stand-out and the Veal Milanese was also excellent. Pasta dishes were not enormous (a good thing) and full of flavor. Our server gave good recommendations on wine and was knowledgeable...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

We were visiting for the 4th of July weekend, coming from NYC and did a lot of research for good restaurants. We ended up here in spite of some of the bad reviews. And we were so happy we did!! We LOVED so many of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Nice. Pleasant setting. Friendly service. Broad selection of starters and courses. Eating alone, I sampled 4-5 starters because I enjoy variety. The food was good, not excellent. I think 5 star requires excellence. Still, quite enjoyable. Fried smelt was ok,. Arrancini Fried seafood rice ball...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Atmosphere was excellent. Our server was super helpful with helping us sort through the menu. The oysters were phenomenal. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Lovely waitress made the meal great. Wife wants to return for another! Had excellent seafood here... all items very solid!

Date of visit: February 2019
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