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Osteria Rustico

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85 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114-2007
+1 617-742-8770
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

I happened in here while waiting for a friend when going to a Bruins game. It is a tiny place with about 15 seats maximum and I shared a table w/a few strangers as I didn't want to eat standing. I got a FANTASTIC chicken parm sandwich. It was served open face w/a copious amount of golden bubbly cheese. It... More 

Thank sarahfina_6
Tralee, Ireland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Nice wee café for breakfast with very friendly staff. Menu is pretty big with options for everyone...I went with the omellette ($5.95) and it was excellent although could have been a bit bigger (you don't say that about most places in the States!?) with some wheat toast plus a bagel ($1.95 I think) & a good cup of coffee. It... More 

Thank Roddy S
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016

The porsciutto and mozzarella sandwich is amazing. Their chicken cutlet is also delicious. Highly recommend calling in the order for pick up as its sometimes so packed you have to wait 10-15 minutes.

1 Thank WorldTravellerDHF
Sharon, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is one of the better sandwich shops in the area. Friendly staff, big selection, and great execution on a variety of Italian fare. If you happen to be hungry and near Rustico around breakfast time, give "The Barnyard" a go: three eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, homefries, and American cheese on Italian bread!

Thank silinx
Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016

We loved Rustico for the food and we could eat there but we chose to take the food back to our hotel room. The menu is huge and they have breakfast, lunch and dinner but know they close at 7:00 P.M. on weekdays. The Italian sausage sandwich is awesome and my wife said the Veggie Sandwich was the best she... More 

Thank sail15
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180 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Awesome little hole in the wall with delicious homemade everything. My daughter is very particular about her gnocchi and said it was wonderful. I had the penne with meatballs, also excellent and for dessert had the cheesecake in an almond cone twice a night apart. It was scrumptious. Excellent service, portion sizes and price.

1 Thank jcrdaycare
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253 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016

I had the opportunity to have take out from Osteria Rustico and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It is a small shop with limited seating and I was at a training in the neighborhood. I ordered their tonno, which was a tuna sandwich with olive oil and greens. Having discovered this way to serve tuna during... More 

Thank souzagar
Atlanta, Georgia
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348 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Osteria Rustico is small Italian shop on Canal Street right next to the North End Train Station. I met a colleague for Breakfast. It is small, with only a few seats. Very nice coffee. I just had the oatmeal which is a nice self serve set up. Can't wait to go back and check out the lunch menu. Prices seem... More 

Thank MacAtlantaGa_
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2015

I had the gnocchi pasta and they were delicious. My next visit I had the eggplant parmigiana sandwich. I wasn't overwhelmed with the sandwich. It was good, not great. I enjoyed the rice ball appetizer.

Thank Peace500
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to go for lunch. The place is a little small, so it's best to get it to go, but there is some seating. Regardless, their subs are amazing and I'm really glad I found this place!

Thank bmcgilli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-8770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?