Our party of four greatlyOur party of four greatly enjoyed our dining experience. The lobster risotto was superb. The waitstaff was very attentive with wine and water glasses being kept full. We were glad to have a reservation through open table as the entire North End was humming with revelers on abeautiful Saturday summer evening.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. The price is very reasonable given the quality of the food and service. We love this restaurant.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA great northend alternativeGreat food for three out of four of us. The fourth was just okay, but that could be due to the type of dish rather than quality. Fresh pasta and other ingredients. They take reservations and you can pay with a credit card. We were seated immediately and the food came quickly and hot. We plan to eat here again on our next visit.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best meal of my lifeI reserved a table for 9 at Rabia's in celebration of my graduation - I had never been there, but it seemed to have good reviews, so I was hopeful. It blew away my expectations. Every plate was delicious, the wine list was wonderful, and the service was exceptional. Even though I've graduated, I'm going back to Boston as soon as possible just so I can come here again!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choice!With so many options in the North End, cannot go wrong with Rabia's. Will definitely return!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food.
Moderately-priced for the North End.
THE VERY BEST CAESAR SALAD THAT I HAVE EVER HAD - REALLY !!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks once again!Fantastic service, food and people! Always the best...5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Such a wonderful place! The service is great! It was a very busy night and towards the end I somewhat felt like they were trying to get us out of there, but they did offer desserts and did not really rush us. The food was great! I have the Chilean sea bass special and it melted in my mouth, so good! I cannot wait to go back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA real gemI go here several times a year, and it's always top of the list when thinking about where to take visitors or for a special occasion. Bustling and lively, but never ever rushed - even on a Friday or Saturday night during prime tourist season. Some North End places want you in and out, so the tables can be turned over frequently. Never at Rabia's. Great food, variety, from simple things like linguini with clams, but also more fanciful dishes like Vermont red apple ravioli with figs. Same can be said about the wine list. Love this place.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a birthday celebrationThis was a birthday celebration with 11 people and I wanted the North End experience but in a less crowded, less noisy place. The service was excellent, very attentive, and we did not wait long for any of our courses. The food was great - the reason I chose Rabia's was the combo Italian dishes along with the raw bar and seafood offerings, and we were not disappointed. Great night and I thought reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDecent restaurantI wasn't crazy about my dish, gnocchi con pesto, but it's a seafood place, so perhaps I ordered wrong. Nevertheless, not the bad spot: decent wine list, intimate for a romantic encounter, though it was rather loud. Service was fine.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!We've been to Rabia's 4 times now and every time the food has been delicious! Great lobster pasta dishes with plenty of lobster. Very friendly wait staff and cozy atmosphere.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI always have a great experienceI always have a great experience at Rabia's. I always go with a mixed crowd and I never get any of the attitude I get at other North End restaurants. The staff is friendly, we're seated right away, and the waiter or waitress is very helpful with the menu. This visit was with friends from Washington state. One told the waitress what he'd like, lobster out of the shell, however she recommended. She brought him a perfect dish. We all had lobster in some form, and it was great. I love it there.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster dinner was great! EveryoneEaster dinner was great!
Everyone had a hard time choosing, and they we all good.
Raw clams were outstanding.
Service was outstanding.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing authetic italian food.Amazing authetic italian food. Lobster ravioli is a must. The calamari was one of the best I have had. The goat cheese made me go home and buy goat cheese to recreate the appetizer! Yum all around!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have had lunch a coupleWe have had lunch a couple of times at Rabia's and enjoyed everything. Sunday night dinner was not up to par - maybe a different chef? Food was just mediocre, but we will give them another try in the future.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLeave a seat for me!Love this restaurant ! We have never been disappointed. Looking forward to returning. All the seafood is cooked to perfection.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM