266 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://quattro-boston.com/
- Phone: (617) 720-0444
- Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Executive Chef: Gianni Caruso
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Quattro
Quattro Ristorante, Grille & Pizzeria, is restaurateur Frank DePasquale’s forth restaurant in the North End, hence the name which means 4 in Italian. Quattro is also located on the 4 major corners of the North End, Boston’s Famous Italian Neighborhood. Inspired by Italy’s passion for high quality foods prepared with fresh ingredients, Quattro brings delicious foods from simple locally grown ingredients. Frank DePasquale does something few restaurateurs have every tried, melding a full service restaurant that serves wine, beer and cordials with a kitchen equipped with a rotisserie, a char broiler and an authentic Neapolitan brick style pizza oven. Quality has been the only focus and the essential ingredient at Quattro, from the ingredients to the preparation of the food to the service. Quattro’s unique menu appeals to a wide variety of people by touching on all categories, fresh meats, seafood, pork and poultry prepared right in front of your eyes on our custom built rotisserie.Continued
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Quattro reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (10)hot spot (9)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (8)special occasion (7)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)good for groups (1)Show More
- First VisitOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/19/2014This was our first visit to Quattro. We had a great experience, from the service, to the quality of our meal and the wine list. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Service was great, not over bearing and our interaction with our waitstaff was pleasant. We were not rushed and enjoyed a leisurely meal. I would recommend Quattro to anyone looking for an authentic Boston North End Italiian dining experience. We will visit again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for all seasons.PhyllisVIPDined on 11/15/2014The open spit creates wonderful selection of meats from wild boar to veal. We have never been disappointed. Brick oven pizza preparation is mouth watering and the pasta dishes can't be beat. Never disappoints. Reservations advisable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service and food was excellent.SW2014VIPDined on 11/14/2014We had the swordfish and the dinner special, the Lobster Ravioli. Both were fresh and delicious. The Swordfish was grilled and juicy. The lobster was tender and flavorful. The Chef's presentation was five stars and a winner. All of the staff from the hostess, the waiter, to the Chef provided excellent and personal service. We will return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pre-show venueOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/11/20144 of us went to Quattro pre the Stevie Wonder show. Reserved table ready when we arrived (all others taken), prompt, friendly service; prompt food service - all in all good experience, we'd go back again.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good, but not fantasticwmidoj1VIPDined on 11/8/2014I was disappointed that I had a reservation and was there at 6, but it was obvious that there was no way I'd be sitting any time soon. It may be Saturday night, but they took the reservation so they should be able to honor it....i think we were seated 30+ minutes later. However, we needed speedy service and that it was so all good there. The pizza was awesome, but the tuna tartar was more of a ceviche in flavor. Very lemony.Special Features:
- quarttro surprisePinkyDined on 10/25/2014Another Frank DePasquale restaurant, can't go wrong. Excellent service from Mike, very good food and prices. Not Ille Panino but a good substitute.Special Features:
- great placeluvitaliaDined on 10/18/2014The food was delicious. Stuffed calamari was so fresh. Lobster ravioli was so creamy. Fresh bread nice atmosphere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Neopolitan PizzaleynafayeDined on 10/15/2014The restaurant itself is unremarkable. The cocktail and wine list are poor and the appetizers we had were mediocre. But Quattro really shines when it comes to pizza. If you like Neopolitan, this is a great Boston spot. Cushy, airy crust, flavorful sauce, perfect char.
- A fun dinnerwestenderVIPDined on 10/3/2014The restaurant was not too busy at 6:30 on a Friday, but it filled up quickly. Friendly efficient servers handled the crowds, quickly moving between the packed tables. When one person did not like the usual olive bread, the server brought plain bread with a smile. The food was good. There are small plates on the menu, but we chose 2 entrees. We enjoyed the pasta dish and the shrimp and scallop skewer. The two entrees went well with a nice glass of red wine. A nice choice in the North End!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great location & good foodSBBohVIPDined on 9/17/2014Quattro is located right on Hanover Street in the middle of everything. It is small but laid out week with an open kitchen concept. The food was good, nothing too amazing but tasty and standard Italian. The service was good except the archaic bill system. I was dining with a friend who needed an itemized bill and this was a big challenge. The waitress was very nice about it but time to upgrade Quattro!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very nicexianbostonDined on 9/6/2014The food was quite delicious. The space is lacking much in terms of charm or character and it is VERY loud inside but the food held its own and made it worth the trip.
- Leaves A Lot to Be DesiredTRfoodieDined on 9/5/2014The wine list was formidable. But my gnocchi was sub par: the sauce was pretty bland and very watery. Also, I ordered us the arancini and potato crochette appetizer; the arancini were pretty decent but the crochette tasted and appeared to be prepackaged/frozen (something you would expect at a halfway decent sports bar that gets its food deliveries from Sysco).Special Features:
- Great North End Italian FoodluvmyfoodDined on 8/31/2014Quattro is located in the heart of Boston's exciting North End. The food was great; we ordered a pizza, pasta, and salad, all of which were fantastic. The service was also very quick and friendly. My only complaint is that it was very loud inside.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- QuattroBud2Dined on 8/16/2014Stopped in to Quattro on a Saturday. As expected with any place on Hanover during the summer, it was slammed. It seemed like the wait staff was overwhelmed and rushed us during every phase of the meal. It took nearly 10 minutes to put in our drink order. 2 out of 3 dishes came out cold. Overall, if you have the chance try somewhere else in the NE I would.
- You will never be dissapointed.PhyllisVIPDined on 8/16/2014One of my favorite North End destinations. never disappoints, quality and service remain consistent. Wait to hear daily specials before making up your mind.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/5/2014Nice view when the windows are open and the pizza is the best item on the menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never disappointsPhyllisVIPDined on 8/2/2014A one page menu with every item worth trying but aways wait to decide until you hear the daily specials. The open-spit creates wonderful things.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 73 reviews are from the Quattro reviews archive.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 7/20/2014Mediocre food at best. This was better when it was Express where at least you knew what to expect.
- A Nice Treat For An Evening OutingDisappointedDined on 7/19/2014Nice staff... We had reservations but arrived 10 minutes early. And able to be escorted to a table right away. Wait staff nice and informed us of the evening specials. First time for my daughter at a restaurant in the North End for dinner. She ordered the Lobster risotto and I had the Bolognese pasta dish. My dish lacked seasoning. My daughter's risotto under cooked .. A little disappointed but I would give Quattro another chance (maybe?). I liked the location and ambience but quality control is HUGE for me.Special Features:
- Great atmosphere.RyanBDined on 7/13/2014The dining atmosphere was great and the food was 4.5 stars. Our waitress wasn't the best, but the dining experience definitely outweighed the service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It never disappoints.PhyllisVIPDined on 7/5/2014Wonderful any season of the year but in the summer when windows are open to the breeze it is extraordinary. Menu is limited with a varied selection to choose from. Daily specials make it difficult to choose. Open pit selections often include my favorite, wild boar. Delicious. Enjoy!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not the Italian PizzaPittbullVIPDined on 6/22/2014I read the reviews before booking this restaurant and most of reviews were good and advertized as the place to go to eat the real italian pizza. Wow, NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!!.... I'm REAL italian (moved here few years ago) and I don't know what kind of pizza those guys aet before, but this was really awful... I didn't digest it since the following morning and the tomato sauce and mozzarella didn't taste of the real one. Indeed, IF YOU ARE ITALIAN (real italian) DO NOT GO THERE! GranGusto Pizzeria in Cambridge is still #1 in Boston
- Great experience overallKayFDined on 6/21/2014Came to Quattro on a recommendation from a friend. There was a mixup when we checked in as they had us as a party of four which should have been six but they solved that with no problem. We got a great table at a window so we could be part of the indoor and outdoor experience. Our server was fabulous and the food was also.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- chubbybunny1Dined on 5/2/2014This is my go to in the north end. Great atmosphere, great service, great food. The octopus salad is phenomenal as well as the swordfish skewer. Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- the best steak tips in the city!!Diningout14VIPDined on 4/27/2014you must order them!! i also love the meatballs and the fig pizza!!Special Features:
- MehAllisonDined on 4/22/2014Food was only so-so. We could have gotten a LOT better in the North End.Special Features:
- TerryTerryVIPDined on 4/19/2014This place was great last year. This time food was marginal at best. Pizza was soggy, too much sauce, not enough cheese! Waitress said they have different chefs and they are all different! Bad pizza is not ok. They need to train them for consistency . No excuse. All other food was bland and plain. Pasta was ok. Just ok. Not enough flavor.Special Features:
- A lovely experienceMinnesotanDined on 4/3/2014As visitors staying in different parts of the city, my wife, son and I wanted to meet up for dinner. We booked a table at the last minute without knowing much about Quattro. It was easy to find from Haymarket Station, the staff was welcoming and just attentive enough, but not overly so, and it was a great place to discuss our adventures. The interior character was more modern than I ever would have guessed from walking by, and just cool enough to make even us feel a bit stylish. Son had pizza, wife had a ravioli, I had a seafood pasta. All excellent. Summary: we walked feeling tired and stressed, and left feeling full, relaxed and satisfied. A quick stop at Modern Pastry (just steps away) for a cannoli was the perfect topper for the meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Impressed!PattyVIPDined on 3/29/2014We live in the North End and were presently surprised by this place! It had solid pastas that were unique compared to the menus for other places in the area. Which, if you haven't been, are almost identical as you walk down Hannover street. Best part, the prices weren't outrageous! Solid pastas for under $20. Try it!Special Features:
- Restaurant Week FindChrisDined on 3/25/2014I really enjoyed the atmosphere. They have done a great job renovating this and created a beautiful space. There was a good variety of delicious food and the portion sizes were great. I would definitely recommend Quattro.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Horrible Food and Bad ServiceRandSDined on 3/18/2014For an Italian restaurant, they really don't know how to cook pasta. When one of our dishes came out all of the pasta was hard and stuck together to the point that it was unedible. Then the other dish was one of their specials, risotto. It was so unflavored and very bland. Basically, I was eating plain rice. It was not worth the money at all! It is also a fairly small restaurant with two servers. However, they only managed to come refill our waters after we asked several times. It was also really noisy and I could not hear the person across from talk.
- Could be betterFirsttimethereDined on 3/14/2014Food is good quality but not spectacular Expensive for what you get Frankly it is overpriced Underseasoned Entrees came too fast Alto strata in Wellesley far superior as is tratorria Toscana In Fenway This Restaurant looked better on paper Mare is far and away better I really wanted to like it more
- comfort spotDianaMDined on 3/11/2014Nice cozy spot with pretty good food and excellent service. all and all a comfortable, easy dining experience. would recommend it for dinner but would like to try lunch here next. we went the seafood, pasta route but would like to try their pizza which they are known for.Special Features:
- Hidden gem in little ItalyChrisDined on 3/1/2014Amazing menu much different than typical north end restaurants. Definitely one of my favorites - delicious grilled foodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent PizzaOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/15/2014I eat here fairly regularly. The pizza is excellent, actually as good as you can find in northern Italy (but of course not as good as Naples and Rome). The rest of the food is good, not excellent. My main complaint is that the food comes out too fast, even when the restaurant is slow. Tell the server to give you some time between the antipasto and main course.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- yumOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/14/2014Great pasta and appetizers, all reasonably prices. Don't miss the arancini!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friday nightMaryAnnDined on 2/14/2014Our first trip to Quattro was a great experience....good food, great service and a pleasant evening! We would highly recommend it for dinner in the North End!Special Features:
- Great Place and FoodJoseDined on 1/31/2014We enjoyed the ambients, great service and the quality of food. We willstrongly recommend this place.Special Features:
- Perfectly Good FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/19/2014And the prices were not bad either. My only complaint was that my fish was undercooked. The waiter was very nice and friendly. I'd go back any day.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food the only drawbackMiddlesexVIPDined on 1/18/2014Good food the only drawback is the freezing cold air every time the door opens. We were close to the door and chilly most of the night.I would recommend this to a friend.