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Ristorante Saraceno

#195 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-227-5888
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little spot right on Hanover Street with great homemade Italian food. I had the chicken piccata and it was amazing. My husband had the sole and it too was amazing. Friendly staff, cozy restaurant. I would go back again tomorrow.

Thank Marym4841
Logan, Utah, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times when I am in the city. Frankie the owner is a delight! The Chilean Sea Bass is amazing! I have loved every dish!

Thank Denise I
Quincy, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant quite accidentally and are really glad we did....food was excellent, fairly priced and the service was very good. Go with the waiters' recommendations, if you are undecided about what to eat.

Thank Bob L
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the North End. Different atmosphere in the basement vs street level vs upstairs. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The staff is nice and attentive

Thank aladd0417
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Compact, tight, old italian restaurant with frescoes on the ceiling. Food was excellent and the ambiance is nice too. Right next door is a gelato place. What more could one want?

Thank Ersun U
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Visited Boston on Sunday to spend the day with my sister. We walked to North Boston where "little Italy" is. There are so many restaurants to choose from. We chose Ristorante Saraceno and had a one of a kind, tasty meal. Wait staff was great, very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Janet M
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

With all of the Italian restaurants in the North End, it was hard to choose, but we hadn't tried Ristorante Saraceno, and after reviewing the menu outside, we decided to try it! Veal piccata, eggplant parm and Caesar salad were delicious! But the service matched the great Food! All waitstaff were attentive but Luigi was the star! He couldn't do... More 

Thank dlmaiocca
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We were in Little Italy on a busy night and managed to get a table at the restaurant. The owner lead us on a path that took us to the lower level and then through several more rooms to get to our table. It reminded us of a restaurant in Siena, Italy, that involved going through several levels of a... More 

Thank William R
Midlothian, Virginia
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We found this little place just walking up and down the street. My husband was looking for some caprise. We went in and I ordered the Lasagna. So thankful I did. Sauce was just perfect and not too acidic. That was the best lasagna I've ever had!!! Don't miss out.

Thank Dinkswife
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Was looking for the late night Italian dinner experience in the North End to give my kids after attending a hockey game. Found Saraceno on Open table and decided to give it a try. It was about 930 pm when we were seated in the back corner of the main floor dining room. It was an unusually warm February weekend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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
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: +1 617-227-5888

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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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