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Aria Trattoria
Aria Trattoria

Aria Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arianorthend.com
  • Phone: (617) 742-1276
  • 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 (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 WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Delicious!! Italian classics with a touch of elegance and flavorful combinations that were satisfying and memorable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was great highly recommend the eggplant. Service was excellent- never felt rushed or interrupted. Excellent choice!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Fabulous service, quaint and romantic setting. The decor was classy, the food was amazing, the staff was wonderful...loved it!"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food had by all. Beautiful view and great italian wine"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very creative limited menu, but excellent food in this small second floor restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our first time at this restaurant and we have been to many restaurant at the N. End but this one took the 5 star rating! The owner greeted us and was very pleasant and the service was outstanding, Tiago and Domenic were the two that were assigned to our table. Antipasti of grilled shrimp in a lemoncello marinate and the mission figs wrapped in Italian ham was excellent, our meals from their Bolognese sauce, the pork Osso Buco or their slow roasted pork Abbruzzese style was fabulous! The next time we go we decided to try the Chef own selection of a three course meal. Just let the Chef do it's thing for you. It would be like buckle up, relax and just go for the ride. Can't wait to return!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "this restaurant has all you would expect.great food , ambiance and location. we were pleasantly surprised with the attention from both the waits staff and the owner massimo"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Made a last minute reservation through Open Table. Went here because they were offering 1,000 points! We had been here before but took my brother & his wife for the first time. When we first arrived it was very noisy but after the family with kids left we could actually hold a conversation without raising our voices. Only 3 window tables, hope to get one next time. Food is very good but $24 for a pasta dish is a lot. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The owner, Massimo greeted us and assisted waiting on us. He recommended that they choose our courses and we went Long. It was a wonderful display. The meatballs for an app were delish as we're the shrimp with pine nuts. Osso bucco, linguine bolognese and a delicious rib eye dish for entrees, all were excellent. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Visited this locale on a business trip. Service was great, food was very well prepared. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "All around, a great experience. Massimo gets it right with this North End gem. The food is exceptional, the service on point and overall I would say, one of the best pasta places in Boston."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Second floor gem in the heart of Hanover street. We had the tasting menu with wine flight and for a party of two the variety and quality was top notch. Larger parties will have even more variety but our meal, which included bufala mozzarella, grandma's meatballs, homemade pasta, scallops and osso bucco, along with 3 nicely paired wines, was perfect. Only complaints: 1. we ordered drinks and the tasting at waiters first stop, and appetizers came too fast. One word to take back the hot plate and everything slowed down to the right pace. 2. Tight quarters, we felt like we were crammed in a little close to the party of four next to us. But for the rest, it was well worth it. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have been to Aria Trattoria many times. Every time I travel to the north end from Chicago, I make sure I have a reservation. The food is the "best". I have traveled the world my entire career and I would place Aria in the top five of those I have had dinner. Great ambiance, great staff, wonderful wine and a romantic spot. Strongly recommend to all who will frequent the north end of Boston."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food and service were absolutely excellent. We've been here since last fall and this is probably one of the best meals we've had yet. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It took us a 200+ mile trip to Boston to find a restaurant with all the qualities we've been looking for: Amazing food, Amazing service, Amazing Ambience... and more. Six of us took advantage of the "Fare un Viaggio" - basically, a food voyage through Italy during which the chef chooses the dishes he feels are the best to try and you just sit back for the ride. And what a ride it was! It's so difficult to find a restaurant with AUTHENTIC Italian flavors, an almost unlimited wine list and meatballs that, I hate to admit, beat my own in consistency and flavor. Between the incredible food, seamless service and the bartender who kept us entertained and REALLY knew how to make our favorite drinks, Aria is the #1 place to visit in the North End!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "For a North End Italian restaurant located on the 2nd floor to survive, you know the food is going to be great. We did the chef's tasting menu for our group and it was awesome. Appetizers - Meatballs, lemoncello Shrimp, Charcuterie, Calamari…what a great start! Home made pasta as second course and main courses of Osso Bucco, Steak, seared scallops, house special salmon! We were raving about the meal. Waiter made nice recommendations on wine which were reasonably priced. Best Italian dinner I've had in quite a while. At $55 per person for the tasting menu, I thought it was fairly priced! A great experience."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Simply put, the food was outstanding! The service was incredible and from everyone, from the host, to the server (Drew), the busboy (Dominic), the host...everyone. We've been to just about every restaurant in the North End, but had not had the pleasure of dining at Aria Trattoria before now. Without a doubt, this fine restaurant has become our new North End favorite and for so many reasons. Did I mention the food? I had the porchetta, which was to die for; my husband had the osso buco, which was ridiculously good...and the crispy polenta!! Wow. Our only regret is that we no longer live in Boston, otherwise we'd eat here every week. Yes, it's THAT good! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The restaurant is very small, but that doesn't take away from the ambience, the food, service.... Started at the bar while waiting for the rest of our group. The bar tender poured me 3 tastes of wine before I found one I liked. That kind of service was displayed throughout the night. One in our party couldn't decide between 2 dishes and the server suggested half dishes of both. Worked out well. Got to give a shout out for the meatballs. We eat in the North End frequently, and these are the best I've had."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We found this via Open Table and found it to be very nice. they welcomed you to their 2nd home and had the table already set for our party when we arrived. The host was charming. Our appitizers were very good and the portions were easily shared. Entrees were cooked to perfection...including the veggies. I have only to comments and they relate to the wine service. It took quite some time for us to order wine and the server "glugged" the wine every time he filled or refilled and it splattered. Good wine needs to be eased out of the bottle. So I would suggest they serve wine with the goal of not bruising the grapes. We will be back to see how they do."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Will be back again. Food is phenomenal, Real Italian style entrees and excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We made last minute reservation here when my parents and in laws were visiting from out of town. Was a little unsure what it would be like as we booked a table for 6 the same day for 7pm on a saturday. So didn't think it would be great as normally all the good places are booked up. But we were very pleasantly surprised, it was a great experience. The food is delicious, very fresh and tasty, homemade pasta is so yummy. The service was great, good wine list. We got a great seat by the window and the atmosphere was lovely. The only reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is it was a little small and a little noisy. Not really a problem for me, but my parents found that was the only drawback. We will definitely be back though, loved it! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We originally had a reservation for two, but two friends decided to join us for dinner. Although I thought I had changed my reservation to four on Opentable, apparently it didn't stick. When we showed up at Aria Trattoria, the host said he could only accommodate four at the bar. At first I was pretty disappointed, but it was a blessing in disguise. The bartender made amazing recommendations, and I couldn't be happier that we ended up at the bar. The food was outstanding, as was the service. We will definitely go back during our next trip to Boston."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Entirely average food. Certainly not a Open Table Top 10 experience. Clams casino, pasta with veg, swordfish all flat and a bit bland."
    Dined on 5/2/2014