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#148 of 1,876 Restaurants in Boston
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$31 - $40
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Cozze E Vongole
PEI mussels and New England clams sauteéd in garlic, oregano and bay leaves in a red or white sauce.
Vongole Al Forno
Clams baked with signature stuffing topped with slivers of Italian bacon.
Antipasto All' Italiana
Thinly sliced prosciutto, soppressata and artisanal provolone cheese studded with artichoke hearts, olives then drizzled with imported olive oil.
Imported anchovies available $2.00
Funghi Trifolati
Mushrooms sautéed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil.
Antipasto Di Mare Della Casa
Calamari and octopus salad dressed with imported olive oil, balsamic vinegar and kalamata olive garnish.
Zuppa Di Cozze Della Casa
Black​ mussels house style poached in a white wine sauce or red sauce with fine herbs.
Funghi Ripieni
Mushrooms stuffed with Italian sweet sausage, herbed breadcrumbs and sherry wine sauce.
Lumache Alla Parigina
Escargots bourguignonne.
Prosciutto E Melone
Parma ham thinly sliced with seasonal melon.
Pasta E Fagioli
Savory pasta and bean soup.
Funghi Trifolati
Sauteed mushrooms
Insalata Della Casa
House salad
Funghi Ripieni
Stuffed mushrooms
Insalata Primavera
Tomatoes​ & oregano with vinaigrette seasoning
Insalata Alla Cesare
Caesar Salad
For 2 $10.50
For1 $8.50
Spaghetti All Amatriciana
Spaghetti with tomato-onion-bacon sauce & sharp parmesan cheese
Spaghetti Marinara
Spaghetti with plum-tomato fine herbs sauce
Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
Spaghetti with an eggs-bacon, white wine sauce & parmesan cheese
Spaghetti Alla Vongole
Spaghetti with white or red clam sauce
Linguine Ai Frutti Di Mare
Linguine with seafood
Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese
Tagliatelle with ground meat based tomato sauce
Potato Gnocchi Napoletana
Melanzane Alla Parmigiana
Eggplant​ parmigiana
Rigatoni All Arrabbiata
Rigatoni with spiced tomato or white sauce
Fettuccine All Alfredo
Fettuccine alfredo
Risotto Seafood
Risotto Mushroom
Pasta E Fagioli
Pasta and bean soup
Cotolette Di Vitello Al Marsala
Veal scaloppine in marsala wine with ham & mushroom sauce
Saltinbocca Alla Romana
Veal scaloppine with prosciutto & fine herbs on a wine sauce
Vitello Alla Pizzaiola
Veal pizzaiola
Vitello in Carrozza
Veal scaloppine in a egg batter topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and white wine sauce
Petti Di Pollo Al Marsala
Chicken breasts sauteed in marsala wine
Petti Di Pollo-Al Vino Bianco
Chicken breasts sauteed in white wine
Polla Alla Cacciatora
Chicken cacciatore
Chicken Verdicchio
Veal Parmigiana
Sogliola Meuniere
Filet of sole sauteed with lemon & butter
Scampi Al Gratin
Shrimp scampi
Frittura Di Calamari
Fried calamari
Frittura Di Gamberi
Fried​ shrimps
Fritto Misto Alla Saraceno
Fried seafood platter with calamari, shrimps, and scallops
Gamberi Alla Luciana
Shrimps in marinara sauce
Zuppa Di Pesce
Cioppino with little necks, mussels, squid, shrimp, lobster, & scallops
Polpetielli Affogati
Simmered octopus
Aragosta Alla Griglia
Grilled lobster
Aragosta Bollita
Boiled lobster
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Reviewed April 15, 2020

We enjoyed a great authentic Italian meal at this excellent little spot in North End. There are many Italian restaurants in Boston, and my son, who lives in Southie, selected this place on a friend's recommendation while we were visiting. It did not disappoint! Excellent...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 25, 2020

It was recommended visiting here. This is a small "hole in the wall" type restaurant. Food was very good with good service. Owner was very nice. I would go here again.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020

I have attended an annual friends Xmas party at Sacaceno for the past 5years. The food is always spectacular and delicious. Arguable it may be in the top ten of North End Restaurants. The chicken marsala was tops.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2020

Very quaint little Italian restaurant in Little Italy of Boston. Had a very delicious dinner and the service was friendly.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019

On our walking tour through Boston, we passed Hanover Street with a seemingly endless selection of Italian restaurants. How should one pick? Then I remember the recommendation of a shop salesman the night before, telling me that I need to have dinner at Saraceno. And...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2019

We stopped here for our first dinner in Boston and the food, atmosphere and service were so good we came back two nights later and had another wonderful meal on a different level of the restaurant. Started out our first night with the Funghi Trifolati....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

We searched for “the best” Italian restaurant in the North End and this was recommended. We could not have been happier with the meal and the service was exceptional. We had the eggplant which was thinly sliced and rolled with just the right amount of...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2019

Was highly recommended! Stopped in with friends visiting from CA for lunch on a Saturday. Unfortunately, we seemed to have visited on a day with limited service. Not too busy, yet, but it took a bit to be welcomed and seated. Once seated, it took...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 15, 2019

Found this place while walking down the sidewalk. We saw the "Cucina Napoletana" on the restaurant sign and, knowing that the cooking of Napoli is known as some of the best in Italy, we decided to give this place a try for lunch. It was...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I are always looking for great places to enjoy each other's company and share an intimate dinner. The Saraceno did not disappoint, with multiple levels for dining the old brownstone takes the cake. Beautifully maintained by an attentive staff with great food...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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I'm not sure, as no one in our group asked that question. I'd call ahead & ask.
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