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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!
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Italian food here. Ate here back in August for the 1st time and was very impressed, so we decided to go again while in area. Did not disappoint . The homemade Bombolitte pasta is great. Veal Chop parmesan was amazing as well as their...Picatta. Fresh homemade bread served with olive oil... can not rave enough.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our waitress let us relax and enjoy our time but was right there if we needed anything.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the restaurant. I was very pleased with the food. The pasta e fagioli soup was hot and very hearty on a cold Boston evening. Bombolotti con Aragosta Fra Diavola! Saying it correctly burns at least 50 calories. This lively...lobster and shrimp dish featured massive shrimp and delicious lobster pieces in a deep, flavourful sauce.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2021 via mobile

Excellent place to eat! The food was amazing, the service was great and you cannot go wrong here. We had meatballs for an appetizer that were delicious. I had the lasagna and my husband had the ravioli and they were so good. Authentic food and...the staff was so friendly. Will definitely go back again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 17, 2020 via mobile

Good food and very welcoming people Good atmosphere and drinks. Clean. We sat outside since the weather was so nice

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Second time here and just as good as the first. The only caveat is that you can still end up waiting in line as they can’t distinguish outside reservations so they get too many people wanting those tables. We waited about 15 min which was...fine. The food was awesome as was the service. We had chicken parmesan and shrimp & lobster fra diablo. The last time I had the veal Parmesan which was amazing. Don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this place. Worth the night out and outside seating is a plus but know that it is a bit tight out there. Omar is great too!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

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...and knew the menu well...he gave us excellent advice on food and wine. We shared the Prosciutto and Buratta app along with a Caesar Salad...both excellent. For the main course, I tried the bombolotti con aragosta fra diavolo...simply incredible. My wife tried asked for something off the menu Gnocchi with pesto...is was great. Paired with a nice wine suggested by Omar. Excellent all around. I will go back for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

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
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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...to pick up our fourth friend at the airport. Will return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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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
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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
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September 12, 2016|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cantina Italiana

  • Yes, Cantina Italiana offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Cantina Italiana offers delivery services.

  • Cantina Italiana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4