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Antico Forno

93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217
+1 617-774-8529
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (261 reviews)
“salsiccia” (9 reviews)
“gnocchi” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Antico Forno
1. Great pizza in wood fired oven
"The pizza margherita was delicious!"
Antonella A
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2. Italian Perfection
"This is where you want to eat on the north end!"
Rest-and-Romance
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3. Brick Oven Roasted Chicken
"Antico Forno (old oven) has an authentic brick oven"
DOROTHY M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stop at this restaurant every time we visit Boston . Food is great, and service exceptional. Must try the rice balls, and pizza. Both excellentMore

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Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno! My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience. Happy to hear you enjoy the food and service and and have recommended toe rice balls and pizza. Hope to have...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 19, 2018

You almost can't go wrong in the North End for Italian eats, but this is one of my top choices because the food is exceptional, authentic, and for the quality and atmosphere the pricing is really reasonable for the area. Really really love the ambiance...More

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Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you for that raving 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to inform us of your group experience where you all enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We hope you are all able to join us...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great pizza and salad at Antico Forno. The service it great en quick. It's a little bit noisy....but with just the two of us we had a good conversation.

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Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno! My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience. Happy to hear you enjoyed the pizza and hope to have you back again ssoon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've heard that the more packed and crowded the restaurant the more authentic the food. I'm not Italian connoisseur, but the food was fantastic. Calamari linguine was the closest thing to perfect. The portions are generous for the price. Overall fantastic food and drinks. The...More

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Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Steve for your 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience. Happy to hear you enjoyed the calamari linguine. Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed 6 days ago

Glad I read the reviews before eating here. Was forewarned about how loud it was and the reviews didn't disappoint. Be prepared; on a Saturday night it was very loud. You will struggle to have a conversation. Could be an issue if you're on a...More

Thank Melissa C
Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Melissa for your review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience. We are happy to hear the steak issue was resolved and you enjoyed the pizza and gnocchi. Hope to have...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were visiting Boston for a family wedding and had a group wanting to have dinner together. The young men needed a pizza fix, so we tried this place. The brick oven pizzas were delicious and we didn’t go broke eating there. Casual atmosphere and...More

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Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience. Happy to hear your group was accommodated and you all enjoyed the pizza. Hope to have you back again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, I love this place. I’m Italian so I’ve grown up with Italian cooking my whole life. I felt like I was eating in my grandmas kitchen. The Gnocchi was delicious. They also serve their delicious bread with Oil and Parmesan ... no questions asked!...More

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Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your raving 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate it very much. Happy to hear you enjoyed the gnocchi and our homemade bread. Hope to have you back next time you visit Boston.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was busy and loud as is most of Boston's restaurants. Reviews looked good so I was hoping for some good food. Food was okay. Got a pasta dish with clams. Tasted a little fishy. Service was poor. Waitress forgot about us. I watched her...More

Thank Carmen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We return to this restaurant in the North end every time we visit Boston. Good atmosphere and food. Bread/olive oil are brought to the table. We shared a salad and rigatoni. Really, really good.

Thank pmbtjb
Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno and thank you for visiting us every time you visit Boston! My staff and I appreciate it very much. Happy to hear you enjoyed the salad and rigatoni. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok let’s get to it. It was a good restaurant with acceptable service and reasonable enough prices for what you get.Brian liked his Seord Fish Meal while the 1/2 Chicken was gobledbup by Kelly and my veal Marcella was small portioned and lacked flavor ....More

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Carla G, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michael, Thank you for your review of Antico Forno! My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience. Happy to hear that the swordfish and Pollo Arrosto Chicken dish were liked very much. We pride ourselves in...More

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Angel G
December 7, 2017|
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Yes Angel we do. Please call the restaurant. For a Saturday night reservation for 25 it would have to be an earlier reservation. Sincerely Carla Gomes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
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: +1 617-774-8529
  • E-mail
Description
Restaurants Around the World: 9. Antico Forno Boston, MA Antico Forno is billed as “The Most Authentic Italian Restaurant,” and we’re hard pressed to argue. This mainstay in Boston’s North End manages a cozy mom-and-pop atmosphere with world-class traditional cuisine. Entrees like Saltimbocca di Pollo and Linguine al Frutti di Mare hearken back to the old country, but Antico Forno is best known for its brick-oven pizzas piled high with house-made Italian sausages and mozzarella. 10BEST Says (#8 Boston Family Friendly) Best Value: Traditional Italian baked in a brick oven sets this Italian restaurant apart. Serving a selection of pastas, entrees and pizzas all cooked to perfection in their famous brick oven at reasonable prices, Antico Forno is a good value. Kid friendly (although lacking a children’s menu), Antico Forno serves even the littlest one sin style. Serving some of the best pies around, Antico Forno carries a large selection of toppings as well.
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