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Cantina Italiana

346 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1911
+1 617-723-4577
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bombolotti” (26 reviews)
“pasta” (95 reviews)
“pollo” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
346 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1911
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolute authentic Italian food. Not sure if the pasta was homemade (I think it may have been) but the sauce definitely was. It was a simple marinara sauce with linguine and I couldn't stop eating it! Hence the title of this review. I didn't even...More

Thank vnhaas92
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got off our Hop On/Off bus tour near Hanover St to scope out some tasty Italian for lunch while visiting Boston for a couple of days. It was past the normal lunch time so found this place pretty quiet and easy; seemed well rated...More

1  Thank RealtorK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 6 walked into this restaurant one night during our vacation to Boston. We immediately felt warmly welcomed. The atmosphere was very family friendly, with loud, but pleasant conversations coming from the bustling restaurant. There was much laughter to be heard and it...More

1  Thank MNMomOfFive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a short wait, we were seated and greeted by whom I believe was the owner, or manager. My wife had the Veal Parmigiana and it was very good. I ordered the special (Lobster filled raviolis in a vodka sauce) and shrimps. The raviolis were...More

1  Thank djdany007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is everything in a restaurant...myself and two friends visited this place because it didn’t seem very busy and we were only in Boson for a few hours and wanted to get all the sights in! Ilenea was our server and had the worst attitude......More

Thank crodican
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Boston. We've been going there for 10 years and our most recent visit last week was equally enjoyable. The food is consistently excellent, they have a nice wine list, and service is great. My favorite is Veal Saltimbocco....More

Thank SuperM0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here several times over the years and have never been disappointed. The staff is a real professional crew. The Maitre d’ runs the place as well as any I have any seen. The food is solid consistent Italian and priced moderately. The decor...More

1  Thank Sjfotos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family all agreed, this was our favorite meal during our vacation in Boston. Great staff and great food!

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner was so good, very tasty pasta dishes in a family atmosphere. Not a fancy place although the food and service were excellent.

Thank GO_ofcourse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were seated quickly and the meal and service was great. I had the chicken parm and my wife had the knockies. Very nice atmosphere, we loved it there.

Thank Clint 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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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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Response from Nadeen C | Reviewed this property |
No casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1911
    (Fleet Street)
  • Public Transportation: Closest stops are North Station and Haymarket
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-723-4577
  • E-mail
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!
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