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Ristorante Saraceno

#182 of 2,368 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sedona, Arizona
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many resturants on Hanover St for Italian food. It was windy and cold and some of the places we wanted to go to had a line outside. We stopped into this place which is small. I got eggplant parm which was not fried. It did not come with pasta nor anything else. They did serve bread. My wife... More 

Thank Harry B
mission hills
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in town for a combination business/pleasure trip and wanted to enjoy a meal in the North End after a long, rainy day of site-seeing. I'm not sure why they say they take reservations (we, like many in line we talked to, made reservations on Open Table). They don't have a check in desk, didn't care what our name... More 

Thank kstraveler62
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On vacation and went here for dinner with another couple. Picked it because we were able to get a reservation on Open Table. Arrived and reservation was honored, but only because our entire party was there. The hostess seemed disorganized and didn't mark us off, but we got a table and we were happy. Our waiter Mike came and took... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An 8:30 reservation get us seated 20 minutes later after waiting on the cols drafty sidewalk. Our table for 7 was up 2 extremely steep stairs and we sat squished together. Sevierville was slow but friendly. Food was only average and not worth $60/pp.

Thank Mirgen2013
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tiny restaurant,only popped in as all other local restaurant full.Had a lovely meal and staff pleasant and friendly.

Thank Windyj007
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations at 7:30. When we got there, customers with 6:30 reservations were still waiting to be seated. There really wasn't a desk to check in. The hostess was out on the sidewalk with lots of people milling around trying to get her attention. No formal wait list. I got the impression that they had really overbooked their reservations,... More 

Thank SpeedSki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 8 had an excellent lunch here today. Service was wonderful & food very fresh and delicious.

Thank Cindi E
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in for lunch after a long flight and what a great surprise. We ordered an a la carte pizza and got a great meal. It is large enough for both of you and the crust was perfectly done, crisp on the bottom, easy to eat. There was just the right amount of sauce and cheese and plenty of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on the recommendation of our hotel. Food was fantasy and service was also excellent. A request for an item not on the menu was managed well and tasted delicious. Thanks for a great meal!

Thank rblw
Billings, Montana
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find in the North End among the many restaurants. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! Best gnocchi ever and their marinara was awesome. Window seat was great for people watching while enjoying our meal.

Thank Skary94

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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
$31 - $40
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-227-5888

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

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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