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Antico Forno
Antico Forno

Antico Forno Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.anticofornoboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 723-6733
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Gaglio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: They cater both small and large parties.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Restaurant Week Summer 2006
    August 13-25, 2006
    Menu On Line: http://www.anticofornoboston.com/restweek.htm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cross St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: They validate at Parcel 7 garage, $3 for 3 hours
A word from Antico Forno
Stop by Antico Forno for a great meal in an atmosphere that is casual and relaxed with delicious food, of course, but also prices that are reasonable.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had the best mussels Fra diavolo. Soooo good , I got the shrimp and scallops in the same sauce over home made fusili. When I got finished sopping up the sauce with the excellent bread the plate was so clean they didn't need to wash it! Lol"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great classic Italian food in the heart of the north end. Good for groups, but can get loud!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I ordered pasta dishes and they were very dry from baking in the oven. My son had pizza that was good, but I wouldn't go back just for pizza. The service was slow and they sat three of us at a table for two. My back pushed up against another table for two, so my hair probably dangled over their plates. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We were referred here by our conceirge and it must have been a hotel deal. I asked for a place with homemade pasta in the north end. When we asked the server he hesitated when I asked if it was homemade. It definitely wasn't. The food was bland. Service was not great. It was a disappointment all around."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went here for a late lunch/early dinner and while there were only 5 tables dining, they were all in a row up against the windows. We were also placed here, mushed between a couple and a big family. I get that you want to seem busy to attract more customers, but the tables are way too close together and it makes for very uncomfortable dining. Cute interior, but horrible acoustics, could hear every conversation loud and clear. As for the food, unmemorable. Veal parm was bland and tough, the pizza was so so, nothing to write home about. Still on the hunt for a decent north end restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for a long time and the food and service have been consistently good. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming to the North End for years, and decided to try a new restaurant from our usual spots. Wow glad we did! Antico was over the top. From the food, service, and value (lunch $50 with cocktails) this will be our new go to when in town"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Wait staff curt, dining room a bit crowded. However, the food makes everything else not count so much."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. We were looking for authentic Italian and we found it!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Antico Forno remains the perfect local spot to meet friends new and old in Boston's North End. Every staff person has a gleam in their eye when they see you! You feel welcome, and everything on the menu is just so perfect, it is a struggle not to get the same thing the next time you come, which you will - and it's just too bad if you don't live nearby. We did, and we did. No we don't, so we don't. Too bad. But we were in town last week, and dinner was fantastic! Don't miss this gem! The wait is more than worth it!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The quality of the food is likely the best in the North End - I would go back any time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. The service was excellent, even with our two small children. And the ambiance is classic, bustling, Italian North End. Loved it!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was very good. My chicken saltimboca was delicious. It was nice that all the windows opened and you felt like you were eating outside. The prices were good as was the service."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "And all this at a very reasonable price - including terrific wines between $35 to $45 per bottle"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My husband and I shared the arugula pizza and a simple pasta dish with some veggies. Both were very good. The pizza crust was one of my favorites ever!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "It's very loud and they don't have a liquor license. Food was excellent as was service!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "An extensive choice of Italian cuisine, a good wine list and a nice atmosphere. It is a little noisy because it is crowded but don't worry you can still hold a conversation. I would definitely recommend a visit."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went out for dinner with my nephew and his wife who were visiting for the week-end. The restaurant was very busy with a waiting line at 8:00 on a Sunday night. The restaurant decor is attractive but the noise level is not - definitely annoying. The service was good and attentive enough considering the crowd. The food was delicious. We've eaten here before and will again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner. Full house on a Saturday night, but they sat us promptly at 7 pm (the time of our reservation). The wine, pasta, and pizza were fantastic. Service was great, too. It was our third time in three summer trips to Boston, and we will be back next year!!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Ate here on a busy and tourist-filled Saturday night. Reservations helped us avoid an hour wait. The brick oven pizza was very good and at less than $20, a pretty good deal. The pizzas are 11" and a good size to share if you pair with an appetizer and dessert. The calamari appetizer was good and comes with a salad on the side. It has a cramped and noisy vibe which was fine for our party of six that included teens."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " Food and service were fine, but the noise level was so disturbing we won't go back!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "OK family Italian restaurant and food. Not memorable but busy and bustling place in Boston's authentic North End."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Wow what did we do wrong to deserve this. After about a 10 minute wait we got to meet our waiter. He immediately asked if we were ready to order. So we ordered a salad and a special pizza as appetizers. Caesar salad was to be homemade and if you like Kens bottle dressing it was perfect. The $17.00 truffle pizza was bland and undercooked. I was still looking for our waiter when a waitress came over and asked if we were ready for desert. We were still looking to order dinner. So we finally ordered. I had Pasta bolognese and needed a search party to find the meat. My son had baked fusilli with vegetables and goat cheese which had the texture of oatmeal. 5 days in Boston and by far the worst meal. Back to our hotel for room service."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "very good experience at Antico Forno, seats at the bar, good table, good food and a waitress who did not make us feel we needed to rush to turn the table for the next reservation. Only problem is it is very noisy and with the large front window area open it was a bit warm. We all enjoyed our meals and will go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Antico forno was recommended by a friend and I made online reservations for 8pm and showed up around 750pm and there was approx 50 people waiting. I was seated at around 810pm so it was well worth taking the extra time to reserve online and they even called to confirm the day before. The food and service was absolutely fantastic and me and my fiancé cannot wait to go back and try another meal on the menu. We go into the north end at least once a month to eat and I'm sure we will be back there next time we go out. Watching all the meals come out of the kitchen wishing you could taste them all. It was a great experience and we cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our party of 5 all enjoyed our entrees. The service was terrible. The busboy was the one that saved the night with his service...as for our server she was non existent. I think it is due to the fact that they add a 20% gratituty for parties of 5 or more. I hope the tips are pooled here & the busboy got his fair share. There are some many places to choose from here I would go somewhere else. As I say, I could get this service at home I don't have to pay for it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent. Food, service & wine did not disappoint!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was good, not excellent, but it was so loud we could not even talk across the table to each other without yelling. Several tables were so loud we heard everything they were saying. Too many other great restaurants in the North End. We won't go back to this one."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place was outstanding. The food, the service, everything. It was fairly noisy, but that's because they don't mess around with service! I couldn't recommend it more strongly."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I had to ask for butter 3 times. Was not crowded and it was hard to get a 2nd drink"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Very friendly with good food. Great bread. Good wine. Good for families."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Listen, the food is good. It really is. It is classic north end Italian. I'd recommend that they take a few tables out and slow down a touch. Feels rushed, sounds like chaos. Get the sense that it is more about quantity than a quality dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious and substantial. We had a reservation and were seated a little early, which we wanted. The service was perfect, efficient and professional, not hurried. This was our second time and we invited family to join us. We were all pleased with our experience. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Fast service and fantastic Italian entrees. From appetizers to salads to the pizza...always delicious."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is our favorite North End restaurant! The food is always great"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I've been on a quest to find the best restaurant in North End and now I can't stop. This is now favorite place!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nothing good to say about this place. Do not waste your time and money there. There are plenty of better options in that area. Wines were affordable."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A wonderful evening of food and drink is what our party of six experienced at Antico Forno. Couldn't have been better...we'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great litte place in the North End. Very popular. We had a very nice meal and our service was great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we made a reservation via Open Table only to get seated 40 minutes past the reservation time. Service was prompt but rather curt, especially considering the wait we had. To make matters worse, the noise level made it very difficult to have a conversation across the table. The food was excellent - which is what saved our experience. We've been patronizing this restaurant for a decade and it's our favorite in the North End. But the service and noise we just experienced will make us think twice before we go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014