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Antico Forno

93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217
+1 617-723-6733
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (280 reviews)
“gnocchi” (53 reviews)
“primavera” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
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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1 - 10 of 830 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there for a family lunch. The food was perfect. Had pizza and some pasta dishes and all of it was off the charts. We had a few average meals in the North End but this stood out. Will definitely go again. Will definitely go...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimcU2609WB
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your raving 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the pizza and pasta! ! Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

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

Date of visit: January 2018
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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 5 days ago

Amazing food! Lively atmosphere! Personable waitstaff (Donna, Adrian) who treat you like family! What's not to like?More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank babaganoosh666
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your raving 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoy Antico Forno! So happy to hear we are your favorite spot for over 25 years! Hope to have you back again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t care what you say this is my favorite pizza in the north end. Paired with fried calamari and antipasto I couldn’t ask for a better pizza and fixings. You won’t break the bank here either. Try it out Tuscan wood fired pizza and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GuySBosMia
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your raving 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the pizza!, antipasto and fried calamari! Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came back to Boston a year later...visit wasn't as wonderful as the first but still good. Service was a little slow. Each meal in our party was delicious though. Super place to hang for a fine dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MLFrazie
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the food! Thanks for returning for a second visit as well. Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time going to Antico Forno and the food was fantastic!i got the veal medalians with a wine sauce served with roasted potatoes,artichoke hearts and green beans .my husband got a pasta fra diavolo with seafood .there was nothing left on our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joyce K
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your raving 5 star review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the veal scallopini and fruitti di mare! Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I planned to meet a friend for dinner in the North End and we ended up at Antico Forno after seeing how crowded it was and noticing how many people walking by were headed here. We both got spaghetti carbonara which was excellent (can't wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank margareidy
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the food and service! Happy to hear you enjoyed the spaghetti carbonara. Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classic red sauce, pizza restaurant. Bustling but comfortable. Pleasant and efficient service and very good food. Excellent pastas, particularly those finished in the brick oven, and great chicken parmigiana. Nothing fancy but a perfect place to dine in the North End for authentic Italian food....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank berkshireshomeowner
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the food and service! Happy to hear you enjoyed the chicken parmigiana. Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Clean, light, bright, and well appointed. A great stop while day tripping the neighborhood. The service was very friendly, and felt authentic, the food was great, and came out quickly. Would definitely come back, and suggest to a friend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MylezEdward
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed the food and service! Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Met up with a bunch of friends for a birthday celebration- someone else picked this restaurant. It was meh. Lots of red sauce, pretty run-of-the-mill. Someone said they have excellent pizza but nothing really jumped out from the menu! I ordered the Fettuccine Positano which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank heathermeat
CarlaG1413, Owner at Antico Forno, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for your review of Antico Forno. My staff and I appreciate you letting us know your opinion! Hope to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Carla Gomes

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 617-723-6733
  • 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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