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“Arriverdeci Boston. Hello Italy.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cantina Italiana

Cantina Italiana
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Ranked #85 of 3,179 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Fleet Street
Transit: Closest stops are North Station and Haymarket
Description: 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!
boston, mass.
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202 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Arriverdeci Boston. Hello Italy.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been to several North End restaurants , but this is one of our favorites. Great service . Huge menu . Excellent food in large portions. Fair pricing. Broad wine list and even an adequate house wine. You can get your typical "red sauce" favorites, but several innovative menu items are also available. Good for families, groups of friends or couples dining.

  • Visited July 2014
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Boardman, Ohio
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108 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent choice in Little Italy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I wanted to try a North End restaurant in Little Italy during our recent trip. We picked Cantina Italiana on a whim (maybe it was the vintage sign outside)- it was a lucky choice for us. Excellent service, delicious food, good portions, and very reasonable prices. I can't say enough good things about our meal here.

  • Visited August 2014
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ANTIOCH
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian food, atmosphere and wait staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a Boston local and he gave us excellent advice. The portions are huge. We ordered two dinners and split them between the three of us. The menu special of seafood and pasta was terrific. We were not able to finish both dinners as they were so large. The wait staff as solicitous of our enjoyment,

Visited August 2014
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Italian in Boston's North End”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

There are lots of great choices in Little Italy on Hanover St in Boston's North End. One of those is Cantina Italiana. We were there on a very busy Saturday night but we were seated right away as we had made a reservation. The food was terrific, service was great, and we had a nice bottle of wine with dinner at a very reasonable price. I had a hard time picking from all the great menu choices and the portions were big so I didn't have enough room for dessert after dinner. I hope to go back so I can try some more of their dishes.

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Thank Mike O
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Place and Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

While in Boston for a conference my friends and I went to dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Their house recommended dish was the Bombolotti alla Buongustaia. It was fantastic. Out of the entire group there was no complaints. Everyone enjoyed their dishes! The service was fantastic.

  • Visited August 2014
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