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Ristorante Saraceno

286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-227-5888
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“lasagna” (34 reviews)
“bread” (37 reviews)
“baby octopus” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We heard about Saraceno’s on a YouTube review of Boston by a local. There were 2 Italian restaurants in the North End we wanted to visit. Saraceno’s for ambiance and service far exceeded the other one. The food was amazing as well. It wasn’t the...More

Thank D648OYkarenj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With dozens of restaurants to choose from in the immediate area, the hotel concierge recommended Saraceno Ristorante and we couldn’t have been more pleased. It’s your quintessential warm and authentic Italian restaurant and all our meals were excellant with large portions. Service was spot on,...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were entertaining family from out of town and dined at Ristorante Saraceno. Although our reservations were at 6:00pm through Open Table, due to a scheduling conflict we arrived almost two hours early and we were still seated promptly. Our waitress was very friendly and...More

Thank steve V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little joint with a wonderful staff. My husband had the lasagna and I had a simple spaghetti marinara but holy cow I didn’t know spaghetti could be so good. No dairy or meat ❤️ and my husband swears his lasagna was the best he’s...More

Thank CiairaBobara
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on an evening, service was good, food was average. I would say there are better places to eat in the North End after having our meal.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We were lucky to be offered a table for two here one lunch time during our short stay in Boston and we immediately felt like we were in Italy. The food was authentic italian and delicious - we both had pasta and they do a...More

Thank surfnirvana
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was my first time at Saraceno's, and I was generally pleased. My friend and I shared tasty sauteed clams and mussels for an appetizer and then had fettuccine bolognese and linguini vongole ( clams ) respectively. Food was very good, portions were ample, but...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Small place but huge on flavor! The staff is so nice. The food was perfect in portion and explosive in flavor. Everything was delicious. My Pasta Fagiole was incomparable from what i had tasted before. I had the shrimp carbonara and it was amazing..My friends...More

Thank Jorge C
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Such a cozy place to eat, very few tables gives it an intimate feeling, we were there during the summer and all the front doors were open to the street and it felt like you were in Italy, the food is just awesome with a...More

Thank drblonski
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

A party of 6 on Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. We sat upstairs in a beautiful room with arches and a statue. However that wasn’t even the best part. Our server was just lovely. Our drinks and food were excellent. We ended the evening...More

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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
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Diana N
September 25, 2018|
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Response from Ruth K | Reviewed this property |
no idea either
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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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I don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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: +1 617-227-5888
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