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Antico Forno

#86 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217 (Cross St.)
+1 617-723-6733
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be fair, we were here for Valentine's dinner. The food was good, and the bread was the best we've had in a long time (they make their bread in-house) but we just felt rushed. We would have stayed for dessert and coffee but decided to walk over to Modern We would go back, on a slow night and "feel... More 

Thank HHICarlos
Natick, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious insalada, pasta dishes, bread, and wine for me and my hubby last night, in a cozy and welcoming little environment. Thanks Antico Forno!

Thank Bradicioni
Burlington, Vermont
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in Little Italy section. Food is wonderful. Never had a bad meal there. Service is quick. Just be aware it's tiny in there and you may be dinining bumping elbows with the next table. Make reserations! Parking near by.

Thank Jennifer L
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner for 6 with family and friends. It was a busy Saturday night, with many having pre-Bruins game dinners, date nights and tourists sampling the North End. This is my second time here, but it's been years. The restaurant did not disappoint. They accommodated us well, adjusted menu items for some dietary requests and even changing sauces on... More 

Thank Lulu118
Sarasota, Florida
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394 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not the best pizza I have ever had but still excxellent. We stopped in on a cold January day while walking the Freedom Trail and it was perfect. The fireplace was very welcome and the brick oven made it even better. Service was good The house chianti was surprisingly good.

Thank John D
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We visited Antico Forno the Friday before Christmas, as we were in town visiting family. We had a large group of 10 where relatives were coming in to meet us, so we thought what better place to go for a meal when in Boston than the North End! We chose Antico Forno because we had a few vegetarians in our... More 

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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

If you are looking for authentic Italian food in the North End, you need to eat here. Our family stopped in before a Bruin's game, and were not disappointed. Generous portions, amazing entrees, and the antipasto appetizer was delicious. All three of our meals were tasty- we will definitely be back to try different items! The service was excellent, and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Their last Zagat rating is from 2013. I wonder why. We had our reservation for 10 people and when we got into the restaurant the door lady took our names and sent us to the bar until our table is ready. The place was full . we could not get to the bar and constantly were moving away from the... More 

Thank czeckmate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Two years in a row we have made it a point to stop here. Food is great and the service is exceptional.

Thank Pat K
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

My family has enjoyed dinning at Antico Forno for several years. The food is consistently very good. The menu ranges from pasta, pizza, chicken, and veal dishes. You can't go wrong with whatever you order.The service is very attentive in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Lunch or dinner, Antico Forno is a can't miss dinning experience if you're looking for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217
    (Cross St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-723-6733

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Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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