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Cantina Italiana

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pizzetta margherita
topped with fresh tomato sauce, basil, parmigiano and mozzarella cheese
pizzetta al prosciutto
topped with fresh tomato sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella and thin-sliced prosciutto
pizzetta con salsiccia
Topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions and spicy Italian sausage
pizzetta ai quattro stagioni
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and calamata olives
pizzetta capricciosa
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, mushrooms and parma cotta ham
pizzetta con funghi
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, wild mushrooms and gorgonzola
pizzetta con salame
topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and salame, drizzled with a spicy oil
Grilled Italian bread topped with marinated plum tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, drizzled with olive oil and basil
frittura di calamari
fried calamari tossed with garlic and cherry peppers
imported fresh mozzarella cheese served with fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers and basil, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
We have been serving generations of families, locals and tourists in the North End since 1931. People crave the taste of our food. Some say their mouths water just thinking about eating here. That’s why when we change even the slightest thing, they let us know it. We’re set in our Ways and Proud of It!
$21 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here last night and had to post a review. We eat dinner a lot in the North End and decided to try Cantina Italiana for the first time...it did not disappoint...in fact, it impressed me a lot! Omar the waiter provided excellent service...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank cmigsvacation
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrific find! We chose Cantina Italiana based on Trip Advisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank debbieklb
Reviewed January 9, 2020

Three of us went directly from Logan Airport to Hanover street, took advantage of valet parking and randomly chose Cantina Italiana. The menu presented a wide variety of choices. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. We ate and were back to Logan well in time...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank virginiawise50
Reviewed December 31, 2019

After hearing it was one of the oldest spots in Boston's little Italy we had to try it. Portions were perfect and the flavors were very good. All the sauces were very flavorful.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank SkateGirl314
Reviewed December 30, 2019

Every time we go to this restaurant. We have never had a bad meal. We shared the mussels as our appetizer, followed by a salad and homemade noodles in a meat sauce. We will go back.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed December 27, 2019

We had no reservations but were warmly welcomed and seated within 15 minutes. The Restaurant was full of satisfied diners. Some of which were obvious regulars. I have been to many Italian Restaurants in the North End. I am a Sicilian Italian raised in the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Ric C
Reviewed December 24, 2019

We had our holiday luncheon at the restaurant last week for a group of 20. Appetizers and meals were all excellent! Service was great too! Our server was Omar who was awesome! We had a blast!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 930tinah
Reviewed December 22, 2019

What a gem! As we'd planned a couple of nights in Boston, we asked for hints about places to eat. Cantina Italiana was suggested, so we made dinner reservations. We were cordially greeted, then seated in a booth. Our waitress, whose name I unfortunately do...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank RainelleT_13
Reviewed December 9, 2019

We've been coming here for special occasions for years, and Cantina has never disappointed. The recent menu refresh makes it even more amazing. Totally worth every single calorie. Even better than the food (which is hard to beat) is the service. Omar has been our...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank emal33
Reviewed December 8, 2019

My family has been going here since 2009. As soon as we came in, we were greeted with recognition immediately by Omar, the best server I have ever had. He has been at Cantina Italiana for many years and even if the good wasn’t at...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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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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Angel G
December 6, 2017|
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Response from bmartuscello1102 | Reviewed this property |
I am just a customer who loves the food there. Please call the place and ask. Food is unbelievable and service is great. Best of luck
September 12, 2016|
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