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Ristorante Saraceno

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286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-227-5888
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
Neighborhood: North End
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Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to this Italian and took pot luck without looking at any reviews. There are so many Italian restaurants to chose from in this area, and they all looked tempting and busy. The Saraceno on our visit on a Monday night...More

Thank Bordersgeezer
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I ate here for lunch was very affordable we were out for under $20 I had fettucini alfredo and she had a tomato plum sauce on penne pasta both had good taste but were nothing amazing the butter was frozen and could...More

Thank BHAMChris
Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is our 7th time to visit Ristorante Saraceno. It is our go-to place when we come to the North End. We live in Michigan and love coming here every time we vacation in the Boston area. The food is fresh, well prepared and absolutely...More

Thank AlohaHawaii
Reviewed August 30, 2015

I lived in the north end for over eleven years and Ristorante Saraceno has always been and still is my favorite restaurant. Franco is the consummate host/owner. He is passionate about his business and his friends/patrons. If you become a regular you will never go...More

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed August 29, 2015

We chose this place based on trip advisor reviews. We were seated downstairs in the basement which is decorated like a grotto. The food was excellent, the ambiance romantic. It was crowded but not noisy. I had a chicken dish with tomatoes, spinach, white beans...More

Thank karansimoni
Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was in Boston's North End Sunday evening looking for a great Italian Ristorante and I found it!! Sinner and the city was vibrant. People everywhere...lines outside of restaurants..crowded. I had a hundred choices but thought who would know best but the locals. I stopped...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

If you want great Italian meal with an awesome atmosphere you don't want to miss this place. We will be back as soon as possible.

Thank Jason F
Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a great time here. We wanted to have an Italian dinner but we wanted a cocktail first. Someone had mentioned this place so we went by to check it out. When we got there we asked if they had a bar and the...More

1  Thank sgbslo
Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best waiters we have ever had. Great restaurant for a big group. They have a basement area and rooftop area. Food was phenomenal. We had 8 dishes and all were excellent.

Thank marleycary
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a very good chicken parm. Wife had something she liked. Server was nice, but slow and inattentive. Got our wine orders wrong, then disappeared for what seemed like forever. After eating, waited forever for our bill. People that showed after us with more people...More

Thank Bob M
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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Wondering if you have gluten free eggplant parmesan?
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.
Do you have gluten-free options?
November 23, 2015|
Response from MagBic | Reviewed this property |
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, 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
  • E-mail