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Aria Trattoria
Aria Trattoria

Aria Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arianorthend.com
  • Email: ariatrattoria@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (617) 742-1276
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Tucker and Clayton Goncalves
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Aria Trattoria is happy to provide catering options upon request.
  • Private Party Facilities: Aria Trattoria is the perfect destination for your party, whether it may be a small intimate affair or a gathering of up to 46.

    Aria's intimate and charming second floor dining room which boasts views of bustling Hanover Street, an open kitchen and a fireplace.

    Whatever your private party needs, we are here to accommodate you with the warm hospitality and delicious cuisine you have come to expect from us.
  • Private Party Contact: Massimo Tiberi (617) 742-1276
  • Special Events & Promotions: Fare un Viaggio
    Let us take u on a delectable voyage through italy. Indulge your adventurous side with a three course meal designed by our talented culinary team. Each table will get appetizers, a touch of pasta for the table and a different entree for all, Bon Viaggio!!!!
    $55 per person, exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity
    wine flight to match $30 per person

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Haymarket
    goverment center
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer discounted parking at the Parcel 7 garage on New Sudbury St. after the corner of Congress St. for up to 3 hours
A word from Aria Trattoria
Located in Boston's historic North End, Aria Trattoria features a mix of modern and old world Italian cuisine while paying homage to Massimo family roots from abruzzi influences. The menu is built on a foundation of simple, fresh pastas and antipasti, as well as a healthy dose of grilled meats, fish, and poultry dishes. Well-loved favorites like limoncello marinated shrimp, Cavetelli con Agnello, and massimo's grandmother's Porchetta

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "excellent environment. very nice owners and authentic Italian from Abruzzi. excellent real imported mozzarella di bufala in the appetizers. perfectly cooked al dente bucatini authentic Abruzzi style porchetta excellent wine selection and good recommendations"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food is great! My boyfriend and I found Aria one night looking for somewhere to have dinner in the North End! We have been back and the service and food were great. We enjoy sitting at the bar. Love Gil!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a most excellent dinner Friday evening in a corner table overlooking Hanover street. The food was excellent, as we started with the caprice salad while I had the Salmon special and my date had a delicious pasta dish, along with a nice Italian red wine. The service was excellent, especially young Dominic, who was a treat. Massimo runs a very nice restaurant operation that he refers to as his 2nd home."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A place to dine at when visiting Boston. If one lives in Boston then you should go often."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I have been here twice and I don't know that I can say enough good things about this restaurant. The space is adorable, the service is excellent, the staff is friendly, and the food is excellent! The first time we went, we had the 3 course chef selection. The Lemoncello Shrimp is simply one of the best things I have ever eaten. The pasta was fresh and delicious, and the scallops and prime rib was amazing. This time we all enjoyed a pasta dish...and it was excellent. If you are looking for a special night out, I would suggest you go here! Excellent!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent, great wine selection and recommendation, and it was very quiet and friendly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Tried this gem during restaurant week and cant wait to return. Service and food were wonderful."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "When we arrived we thought what a nice cozy little space. In minutes the place filled up and it was like dining at a Who concert. It was so loud we took our deserts home. Normal conversation is impossible. LOUD isn't a strong enough word. Here it is the next day and I still have a headache. The breakdown: Nonna Rosalie’s meatballs were very good. The Insalata Caprese with local "hairloom tomaotes" (that's how it appeared on the menu) was also very good. The swordfish was terrific. The Rigatoni Bolognese was undercooked and uninspiring. The Torta al Cioccolato and Tiramisu were very good. I wish I had read the reviews before making this reservation. We will not be going back to Aria."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was restaurant week in boston and we are new to town. Saw this restaurant on the list and it had wonderful reviews. It did not disappoint. It's a small place so best for no more than 6 maybe 8 . Waiter was attentive and helpful. I had the swordfish special which was very nice."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We live in JP and don't make it to the North End very often. Aria was very much worth the trip. Such a lovely location on the second floor overlooking Hanover Street, The service was impeccable and the food and wine were awesome. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I tried Aria for the first time with a friend for restaurant week and it was amazing! I live in the northend and have been wanting to try it. We had an amazing meal and bottle of wine. My friend had the lemoncello shrimp, bolognese and tiramisu. I am gluten free and ordered the caprese salad, swordfish and they even substituted a gluten free dessert for me. The service was great & the owner was very attentive and welcoming. Such a great night! I'll definetly be coming back with my husband."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We were in Boston for the international seafood show and wanted to have a nice night with a good quality meal. two of my freinds that live in the area gave us a resturant to try. it was almost above Modern pastry on the second floor. We picked the chef's choice with the wine flight. It was one outstanding, one course after another and each wine choice went perfect with it. They never rushed us and the seating at the front wiindow next to the fireplace toped the night off. I will go back each time I return to Boston. I am in the wholesale seafood business and the fish course was done perfect as well as the rest even the desert. I have been to many resturants on the North End, This is the tops. Perfect Night."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was our first time and it was amazing! First let's start with everyone who was working there. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. We love to dine when it's a family run experience. Our server Tiago was wonderful. We had the best table in the window and the food was delicious! My husband ordered the veal chop and said it was the best he ever had. Everything we ordered was very delicious. The restaurant is very cozy, great service and excellent food. We cannot wait to go back. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Nice small restaurant (a dozen tables) with some very good menu items. Some items could improve. We ordered the truffle French fries that were saturated with oil, for example. The veal chop was very good. The service was friendly."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Did the tasting menu. Choices were excellent but some of the food was not hot"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Walking into Aria was a pleasant surprise. Friendly faces, impeccable service, and the best meal I have had in a very long time. Not only will I be raving about my experience to friends but I plan on revisiting myself very soon!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Love this 2nd floor restaurant - great ambience, amazing food, and wonderful service. Hi quality ingredients and care in cooking provide a great high end experience. Sadly my veal chop was overcooked this time, hence the 4/5 starts, but everything else was divine. I think it was just a mistake in cooking this once. Love the calamari; the caprese salad with roasted tomatoes was perfect, and their bolognese signature dish is to die for. Certainly pricey, but definitely worth every penny to support this family business."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We both had the three-course tasting menu -- we requested a vegetarian version and that was no problem. I expected that we would each get the same dishes, but for two out of three courses, they were different. This was a pleasant surprise, as it meant we got to try more dishes -- each quite good. First course was pizza for one and Caprese salad for the other, second was a tasty salad with grilled artichokes for both, and last was a simple spaghetti with tomato sauce for one and their mushroom ravioli for the other. We arrived early (around 6:30) on a Saturday night and the noise level was fine for most of our meal, but it was pretty loud when we left. I'd definitely go again, and would go early when it's quiet."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We did the Fare un Viaggio and it was awesome - especially for our group of 4. We had a great mix of food to share and enjoyed all of it! My fiance has been dying to try that for months now and we were really happy with what we had."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Delicious food, fantastic servicel Both of us ordered the three course tasting, and each course was wonderful. The pasta, with a delicious meat sauce, was superb; the main course included the best pork dish I've eaten, and very good scallops. The server was extremely attentive, helpful in wine suggestions, and very well-paced. We will definitely return next time in Boston."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I've been to Aria many times now. It never falls short. Amazing service, amazing food, amazing everything."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great restaurant but the noise level was over the top. We could not even have a conversation with out shouting over the people who were shouting to talk to each other. Pasta was spectacular though!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Decided to try Aria before heading to the Saturday night Celtics' game. Couldn't have had a better pre-game experience - food was delicious, service was great. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were seated right away, service was great. we opted to have the Tour of Italy letting the chef prepare our 3 course mael. The Meatballs and shrimp apps were great, then the pasta exceptional, the our meal. mine was scallops and my hubby got rib eye. both were exceptional. the wait staff was very good and we really enjoyed our meal"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were looking for a new place to try in the North End and gave this recent opening a chance. The food was mediocre at best, and definitely not good value for what they are charging. Also, we came on a Friday evening and the space got uncomfortably loud. We will not be coming here again. Too many other choices in the North End at this price point with much more pleasant ambiance and better food."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Frequent Boston and been to many restaurants. This one is by far one of the best. From the greeting at the door to the lemoncello, this was a dining experience. The food and wait staff were excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Fare un Viaggio a three course meal designed by the chef was a wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to my next visit and another dining voyage through Italy!! You will not find a better dining experience than this in the North End. Bon Appetite!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Shrimp appetizer was amazing, everything else was just ok. Definitely not worth the prices. I got a pasta bolognese & my girlfriend got raviolis, both dishes were over $20 which is way to high for a bowl of pasta. I would go back to sit at the bar and have some shrimp and a drink but that's about it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant and the service was impeccable. Great view and excellent seafood. Pasta a little too aldente?"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Massimo and his team do an outstanding job and the food variety and preparation was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "It was my first time dining in the North End and had decided to go out on a limb and take my girlfriend out for Valentines Dinner. The restaurant was small and cozy. The food was excellent, we left feeling satisfied. Along with our dessert course they gave us complimentary champagne. Our waiter was also very knowledgeable and aided us in choosing a wine. Overall We are very pleased with the experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First visit to Aria Trattoria and we were not disappointed. Definitely in the charm of the North End. Smaller, intimate dinning with care. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Aria is an amazing gem in the North End. The food is delicious, well priced and just plain delicious. Try the pineapple martinis!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Valentine's Day is always difficult for these small North End restaurants, but Aria did a good job overall. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. The special menu was very good, and though I liked pasta course, I felt it was a little too al dente for most people. Food was good....not a standout amongst this hub of Italian restaurants, but good just the same."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had the price fixe menu for Valentine's Day this past Friday and we had a great experience. The food really was impeccable, although I felt the portion sizes were a bit large for a four course dinner. I felt bad because I wasn't able to eat everything, even thought it was all very good. They wine list has a variety of options, some at reasonable prices. Service was great. We chose this spot because it was reviewed as the "most romantic place in Boston." I do have to disagree here. The inside is very nice, but as most north end restaurants, it was cramped and loud. Otherwise I had a fantastic time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Try their version of a 3 course tasting menu fabulous"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I loved this place. It is kind of hidden because it is on a second floor, but it is worth it. Food is good, great service. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a very good meal and wonderful experience at Aria Trattoria last weekend. Owner and staff provided excellent service, and the tasting menu provided a wide variety of fabulous choices. A little more space than some of the other Northend spots, a little quieter, and an option that I will go back to soon."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had dinner for two on a very quiet Wednesday night. Unusually quiet, I thought. Food was creative and delicious. Waiter was very friendly. As we were leaving, the owner came in and made a point to ask how everything was. Kind of crazy how many wonderful restaurants are in such a small area. We will be back to try some of the other wonderful dishes on the menu!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "My Wife and I were looking for a somewhat romantic getaway in Boston and found Aria online. The staff is amazing, authentic and the food experience was untouchable in the North End. Highly recommend this new hot spot in the North End. A must visit!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014