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#124 of 1,860 Restaurants in Boston


$31 - $40
Italian, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was just average. Table cloth was stained and when I asked for it to be replaced they said it was clean and it was ok. Will not return.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy time for dining during Boston marathon. All restaurants were full so we weren’t expecting great service or food. Very pleasantly surprised. Service was impeccable and food was as good as we’ve had anywhere. Definitely recommend this establishment for Italian food.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding. There are many excellent restaurants in Boston’s North End. I have been to many of them and this is hands down the best. Went with husband and neighbors this time and only was the atmosphere and service excellent, everyone one of us loved our...dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred to this restaurant from an employee at our hotel - she told us to say ZaZa sent us. We loved every minute of our experience eating here! We had the table in the front window which opened to the street. So fun...to people watch while waiting for our food. Food was excellent and we commented many times during our trip that this was the best meal we had the entire time we were in Boston! Thank you so much for a great experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had the best meal tonight. Meal was amazing. Service top notch. Loved this restaurant!!! Thank you!!! Will be back again.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch. Wow! It was fabulous. Great service, fantastic food. I will be back when I’m in Boston again. Even the bread was good.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Frank, the owner, greeted us and made sure we had no needs throughout the meal. I ordered the lunch special ravioli and it was superb.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 24, 2021 via mobile

This establishment was plenty is competition along Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was tasty and served piping hot. All four entrees got great reviews. Our grandson only wanted pasta with butter and gated cheese which the restaurant...had no problem whipping up. There was a nice selection of wines and the service was very good. We ate downstairs and it felt like you were in Italy!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 31, 2021

Our experience at Ristorante Saraceno was not a good one. The main reason is the value and service. We were greeted upon arrival and seated. Took a long time for the waitress to recognize us and take drink order. We had the Fried Calamari for...app and we both ordered the Shrimp and Scallop With Linguini "Special". Lesson learned, always ask for the price of the Special. Let's start with the Calamari. For nearly $20 we were served a small portion of less than mediocre Calamari. Horrible value, sub-par quality. Traditional Frutti de Mare was on the menu for $30 but we didn't want the muscles and calamari that comes with the traditional dish so we ordered the Shrimp and Scallop With Linguini "Special". For $45 for this dish we were served over-cooked shrimp, over-cooked scallops with a small portion of linguini. In addition the side-muscle (the tough part) on the scallops was never removed. IMO this is unacceptable for a restaurant to serve scallops without removing the side muscle. Overall sub-par service, sub-par food, horrible value. Will never visit this restaurant again. Avoid, avoid, avoid this over-priced tourist trap.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 10, 2021 via mobile

Went for dinner with my husband and had a great experience, the food was great and the service fantastic. We will come back soon

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from 111ruthk | Reviewed this property |
no idea either
December 17, 2016|
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Response from Cindi E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, as no one in our group asked that question. I'd call ahead & ask.
November 23, 2015|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ristorante Saraceno

Yes, Ristorante Saraceno offers takeout services.

Ristorante Saraceno is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4