Aria Trattoria
Aria Trattoria

Aria Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arianorthend.com/
  • Phone: 6177421276x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - 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 6177421276x
  • Special Events: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Aria Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (52)romantic (52)special occasion (46)notable wine list (32)scenic view (14)hot spot (11)good for groups (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Extraordinary!
    look4gddiningVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Possibly the best restaurant experience in Boston. Absolutely wonderful. Seats approx 40 people; we opted for the Chef's choice: WOW! A must if you love Italian fine dining.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner, too full to finish
    patrish95
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Took my mom to Aria for her recent birthday dinner. We had a great two seater at the window. Opted for the 3 course chef's choice meal - did not disappoint. Everything was wonderful and we were too full to finish the last course (a gorgeous steak!). Will definitely come back, hopefully with my husband next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Authentic Italian!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I read reviews on Open Table to find a great Italian restaurant in the North End for dinner on Friday night. We were visiting from Texas for the weekend. The positive reviews were correct. We could not have been more pleased with Aria Trattoria and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good, authentic Italian meal. The owner greeted us at the door and our waiter was fantastic. Wine list was good. We had the most wonderful seasonal appetizer - the figs are a must have! The restaurant was very noisy & vibrant, so you should not expect a romantic quiet evening out. If you are ready for a hot spot with great food, I encourage you to give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Aria
    Dmg21
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food is fantastic. The mushroom raviolis are homemade and the best I've had. The service is friendly and will make good suggestions to your questions. This is now my favorite North End restaurant. Request a window seat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The owner welcomed us to his "home" and we felt like welcome guests. The food was fantastic and the service attentive. They were more than accommodating to our two kids (5 and 8) and made them feel special. I will definitely be recommending Aria to others and will return myself.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good little spot in the North End
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dined here for our fifth anniversary. Requested the best seats in the house, and they delivered. We got a table by the windows overlooking Hanover St. and the view was wonderful. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. The caprese salad was especially worth noting. Prepared a little differently, but absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, Authentic Italian
    DarylVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Two members of our party have Abruzzese roots, and related instantly to the menu and the preparations. The fresh-made pasta tasted just like it came from my grandmother's kitchen. We all tried something different -- from the swordfish special to the various meats -- and all dishes were spectacular. There is a good selection of wines, and we found one to satisfy all the palettes in our group. The fact that the restaurant is on the second floor keeps you away from the crowds while still enjoying Hanover St. One tip: With all the dessert locations nearby, skip the dessert menu and head across the street to a place like Caffé Vittoria if you want a post-dinner sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Wonderful Meal
    BozemanMikeVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Booked Aria Trattoria through OpenTable during a recent business trip to Boston. What a wonderful experience. Cuisine was great, Good value and the service was exquisite. I would definitely come back to this iconic Italian restaurant among the many along Hanover St in North Side Boston
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful restaurant
    kitcat810
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had been given a gift certificate for my birthday to Aria so a friend and I went on a Monday night. It was fantastic. The food was excellent (we went for the chefs choice), the service was outstanding, and we had a table right next to the window looking out over Hanover street. Will definitely try to get back there before we leave Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful find
    tpourah
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Thanks to the reviews we chose wisely. A wonderful special occasion evening. Food, wines, service, tops plus special attention by owner, we will definitely be back. Would also make a great romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Italian Gem
    KathytmVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were visiting the area from Chicago and looking for a great Italian meal in the North End. We sure found it here!! The owner was friendly and an absolute delight. He genuinely seemed interested in our own stories of Italian heritage too - two Italian gals with their Irish husbands. We were treated special as he stopped by the table several times to check on us. Be sure to request the table by the window! Ciao!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good-But?
    Vsjego
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a good restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. However, there are many mom and pop Italian restaurants on Boston's North End. In 3 words...Crowded, expensive, tasty...You can get Crowded and tasty for much less in Boston
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem in Little Italy
    worldtraveler
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We loved our dinner at Aria Trattoria. The restaurant is on the second floor of busy Hanover Street, so it is a welcome respite from the weekend crowds in Little Italy. Our server was very helpful, suggesting great wine. The food was delicious. Will return when I'm back in Boston!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Robnj
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We ate here with a group of 6 including 2 tweens. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. The owner visited all of the tables. Pasta was homemade and the steak and pork were cooked perfectly. We would highly recommend this restaurant. Much better than one of the older and more established North End restaurants we went to the next night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    GregBoston
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place never comes up short; great food, amazing service, and and an excellent view of the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service and location
    Cynthia
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was only okay, but service and location were both very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local find
    YpsidinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I loved the food and the service at this cute restaurant. The owner greeted us and seated us. We really enjoyed spending our anniversary at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food and Service was fantastic The Eggplant Parmesan was really cooked to perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the voyage thru Italy dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Come and be entertained by the friendly waiters and indulge in great food. Don't really want anyone else to know about this place as it is very small and intimate and I want it free for when I want to go there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time dining in the north end. Overjoyed with our choice to done at Atria. Warm and inviting greeting by the owner when we arrived. Treated like old friends our entire stay. We got an excellent bottle of wine that the owner recommended & decided to do the 3 course dinner. The food was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be returning on our next trip to Boston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    weloveit
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is amazing...ingredients fresh and top quality. The waitstaff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed both ordering off menu as we'll as the Tour of Italy. We've been twice now and it only keeps getting better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous every time!
    Fabulouseverytime
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is our new Favorite place in the North End. The food is always amazing, portions are a good size, I think it's reasonably priced and the service is outstanding. We have been here at least 5 times in the past 3 months and there is always something new to try and everything is always amazing. I can't say enough about how much we love it here. The owner Massimo makes your dining experience that much better he always remembers you and makes you feel special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner in the North End
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My girlfriend and I were visiting Boston for the weekend and decided to have an early dinner at Aria Trattoria based on the positive reviews from OpenTable. This turned out to be a great decision. The restaurant itself is on a second floor overlooking one of the busy North End streets which makes from a nice escape from the bustle of the area (particularly on a busy Saturday). The staff was also friendly and attentive (although a bit over-eager). However, the best part was the food. We chose the tasting menu option and were treated to a delicious selection of items both on and off the menu. The chef and the waiter did a very nice job incorporating our preferences and we had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian!
    Mike
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have eaten at many of the Italian restaurants in the North End. This one has the most authentic food. Everything was delicious, the service was timely without rushing us, and the price tag at the end of the evening was reasonable. We have already been back a second time, with a crowd, and our experience was just as good on a Saturday evening as it was on a Thursday evening. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • accommodating and the real deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had requested a Window seat for dinner. While they are limited, the owner read my note when I booked the restraunt. It's a good sign when the owner takes the time to actually read a request and do something about it proactively. This smart attitude permeates the restaurant and everything about it. Service is real and not pretentious. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Delicious!! Italian classics with a touch of elegance and flavorful combinations that were satisfying and memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gustatory hug
    Anarmour36VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Thanks to Open Table reviews for recommending ARIA. From the welcome at the top of the stairs to the 'when should we plan to come back?!' at the end of the meal, everything in between was a sheer delight! The food is amazing and for wine, check out the 3 estate wines on the left page. We had the Daienero which was a great price for a fabulous wine. Thank you, Massimo!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    EricP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I loved this place, food is out of this world, service is top notch and couldn't be in a better spot in North End. I look forward to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a great dining spot!
    MilomiaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were here a few months ago. Remembered to request table by window to see outside. Owner and waiter both are there to serve and be helpful and welcoming. Consistently good food and service!!! Great white wine list!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice
    Hope
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We made a last minute reservation and ended up with the best table in the restaurant. The host/owner greeted us warmly and the food was excellent. The only criticism I have is that our waiter flopped our meals down and was pretty ambivalent. My dining companion and I weren't sure what his problem was, but either way it was a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was great highly recommend the eggplant. Service was excellent- never felt rushed or interrupted. Excellent choice!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TommyfromNRNYVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My family and I had spent one night in Boston on our way further north. We're New Yorkers. Italian New Yorkers. I checked Aria's reviews on Open Table. Almost all were favorable. We decided to give it a try. We had a 7 o'clock reservation. Got there a few minutes early ... were seated immediately ... and proceeded to order and enjoy some of the most delicious food I've eaten since my grandmother spent all day over the stove 40 years ago. The wait staff was attentive without hovering. The wine list was extensive. And ... the whole experience didn't break the bank. I would definitely recommend Aria Trattoria. I'll definitely revisit it when I'm back in Boston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fantastic
    BigfootVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    After reading numerous Open Table reviews on Italian restaurants in Boston's North End we chose Aria Trattoria and we were delighted with the results. We were seated promptly on arrival for our 7:00 pm Friday night reservation and following reviewer's suggestions we went with the fixed price meal letting the chef choose everything. A couple at the next table had done the same and they had different appetizers, pasta course and entrees than us so it is not a pre-planned selection. All of it was great and the other couple felt the same about their items. And the accompanying wine pairing was very good and worth the extra price. We were near but and right next to the windows and could still enjoy the open to the street feel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal!
    Sal7
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Service was great. All waitstaff were helpful and friendly. Food was delicious bad portions good sized. Would definitely return here. Felt like we had discovered a hidden secret spot above busy Hanover Street.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden treasure
    JimmyG
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The restaurant was a little hard to find - a small sign and located on second floor. An intimate restaurant. We were greeted immediately and shown to a prime table. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. My wife had the wild salmon and she said it was one of the best she had ever eaten. The portion was huge and wonderfully prepared and presented. I couldn't decide between two dishes so he arranged for half portions of each dish. The menu provided plenty of choice and, although we don't drink, the wine list appeared adequate. We will definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian Bistro charm
    BBRancherVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Service and food were outstanding. Room small and intimate. The owner went out his way to make the meal an exceptional experience dining experience. I'm an Italian that takes great pride in my cooking and a collector of Italian wine. This restaurant was a pleasure from end to end. I'll go back
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic North End dining
    JennyTony
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Fabulous service, quaint and romantic setting. The decor was classy, the food was amazing, the staff was wonderful...loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    gonoles62
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had 8:30 reservations. We got to Aria about 20 minutes early. The owner offered us a table but told us if we waited until our time we would get a better table. We did, and boy was it worth it. Before being seated we had a glass of wine at the very small bar. The bartender was engaging and funny. The owner took us to our table. It was at the window overlooking the street. This restaurant is on the second floor so this was a choice seat as you could enjoy the street below without the people walking by being feet from you. My wife couldn't decide between lobster risotto and Osso Buco. Waiter made her a appetizer size of the risotto. Complimentary Lemoncello for dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great diner with adult children
    Bostonjake
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Fantastic food had by all. Beautiful view and great italian wine
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Boston
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very creative limited menu, but excellent food in this small second floor restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.