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104 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2213
+1 617-723-7847
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal” (44 reviews)
“salad” (31 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2213
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Reviewed yesterday

We made a reservation on Open Table earlier the same day and took the subway from our hotel to the North End. We were early and seated immediately. We had a veal dish and a carbonara dish. Staff was pleasant, and food was delicious.

Thank doremi1232018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the BEST italian in the North End. So reasonably priced too. You can have a meal for $10, with huge portions and mouthwatering old italian taste. Just like my Grandma. If you're looking for authentic italian, that tastes like you're in Italy, this...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend this restaurant. This has become our go-to place for a great Italian dinner in the North End. The bruschetta, calamari and pasta with seafood were outstanding! Service was very good especially considering how busy they were on a Saturday night during St....More

Thank scsheeran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in with no reservation on a Monday night. Felt like a very authentic Italian. Very much home cooking. Could have been in someones house. Nice bottle of red, some steamed mussels and chicken with mushrooms. Thanks for making us feel like guests in your...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVE L’Osteria! The food is consistently delicious, the wait staff is beyond friendly, and the atmosphere is beautiful! Such a beautiful gem off of Hanover St.!!!!

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met my MA family here for dinner recently while in Boston. There was 5 of us total and we were seated at a lovely large table. All meals were delicious, but I have to say the Chicken Parmesan was definitely the best I have...More

Thank TLVento
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worst service I’ve experienced in a very, very long time. The staff was not helpful and very unconcerned with the hour+ wait after ordering. The food was lukewarm and bordering on cold when it finally did arrive. Even then, the food was nothing to...More

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Went to L'Osteria based on a Boston Globe recommendation. First we were seated downstairs in the basement, which I guess is the overflow when the ground floor is full, but resembles a half finished basement with a closet and bathroom! I suppose we could have...More

2  Thank OliverHardy
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We came to show our friends the North End, big mistake! We were asked to wait and give a place in the basement, which had not amenities to contain the noise and it was super noisy. After washing hands we note that the toilette is...More

Thank Thefineobserver
losteriaboston, Manager at L'Osteria, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thefineobserver, I am sorry you had a bad experience here at L'Osteria. Let me address some of your complaints.... You walked in on a Saturday night at around 7:00ish with no reservation in Boston's North End~every restaurant you go to will have a wait at...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten her twice in the last month, both times were a great experience. Staff are very friendly, lively atmosphere. I had the Veal L’osteria it was delish. My friends had Chicken Parmesan which they loved. Two of the kids were disappointed there was...More

Thank Marie C
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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November 13, 2016|
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Response from worldwonder805 | Reviewed this property |
We used visa. I know MasterCard is accepted too.
Jeanne H
July 5, 2016|
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Response from bqworc | Reviewed this property |
No parking or valet, but that's not unusual for North End
Debbie R
January 20, 2016|
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Response from hound_dog_computers | Reviewed this property |
You need to call the restaurant. We are only review places :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-723-7847
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