Filippo Ristorante

Filippo Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.filipporistorante.com/
  • Phone: 617-742-4143
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thurs: 11:30am - 10:00pm Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10:30pm Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Filippo Frattaroli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Filippo's will cater event from small parties to large. Our specialities include catering rustic dishes for the ultimate Italian experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Filippo functions, on the second floor, is our spacious and formal function facility. We have two beautifully appointed dining rooms to accommodate groups from 25 to 230 guests.
  • Special Events: Each time you visit Filippo Ristorante or Ristorante Lucia, leave us your buisiness card. Each time you visit us you are entered to win a one week stay at our bed and breakfast in Sulmona, Italy! The drawing will be at the end of the year!

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Haymarket on Green Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking at Parcel Seven Garage and a Private fee based parking garage on Causeway Street.
A word from Filippo Ristorante
Filippo Ristorante, conveniently located on the first floor, is our cozy and informal restaurant. We serve classic, as well as innovative, Italian dishes with a focus on the Abruzzo region of Italy. Take a tour of Italy and still be in time for the game (Celtics and Bruins)! For classic Italian dinning from the 20 regions of Italy; the Frattaroli family, owners of Ristorante Lucia, is proud to introduce Filippo Ristorante!!
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26 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
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    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (8)romantic (7)notable wine list (7)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (6)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • It appears that this long
    LyzaVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    It appears that this long staple restaurant of the North End is ready to shut their doors. We visited on a Saturday evening and had a reservation for 8pm. When we entered, only one other couple was dining. That didn't give us a good feeling. We specifically chose Filippo's because we had dined there previously, (five years ago) and still remembered one of their regional specialities, three pastas baked in a pastry crust. Checking the menu on line, this dish was still listed. How disappointing to find that though it was on the menu, the restaurant no longer prepares this dish. Our unfriendly server just muttered a response when questioned. Our caprese salad was merely a sliced tomato, topped with a slice of mozzarella sans seasoning.
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  • You really get a feel for
    luvgoodflavorsVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    You really get a feel for the North End and Italian American history when you enter Filippos. Lots of fun. We were there just before a Bruins game and it was so crowded but the servers were cheerful and attentive. The calamari fritti was amazing. Nice place for out of town guests.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great food and great service, literally a little piece of Italy in the north end
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Liquor prices were high. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Liquor prices were high. Food was only fair. Wait staff forgot us. Had to ask for things we should have had several times
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  • Traditional Italian Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Filippo always delivers high quality Italian fare and excellent service. Would recommend to anyone looking for a classic Italian restaurant and looking for a fabulous experience in Boston's North End!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Always had a delightful meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Always had a delightful meal at this restaurant. Meal was perfect on a busy Boston Garden night.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Very affordable, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Very affordable, delicious food, nice decor, great service!
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Great Service and Food ...
    KenCVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great Service and Food ... We had a private room, which was great.... staff couldn't have been more friendly ... Outstanding go-to place
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, portion size
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Food was good, portion size good as well however service had much to be desired. The host that seated us had no personality and did not make us feel welcome at all, there seemed to be one waiter and when our party asked for water it seemed as if we were disturbing him! The overall experience was not good and with so many other great restaurants in the area we will be returning. Very poor customer service!
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  • This was my second time at
    JeffK1969
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    This was my second time at the restaurant. On my first visit, the food was a delight, tasty and authentic. This last visit disappointed, I felt like the food was slopped on the plates and bland.
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  • we thought the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    we thought the food and service was exceptionable. Would definately go there again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Recently went to Fillipo for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Recently went to Fillipo for a birthday. Serivce started out very well, we all ordered similar dishes which came out extremely fast. But our experience went down from there, our meals can out and we -ok. The chicken portion on my chicken Parmesan was quite large, but came with a side of 10 or less pieces of ziti which was cold. We went to pay the bill and since it was for a birthday we were all paying separate we just asked to split it but they told us they couldn't and with a bunch of confusion they finally took out payment. Paying for the food took longer than the meal. The decor was a dated, it had a funny sent . We won't be returning, there are plenty of other options in the north end that we could get our monies worth.
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  • The staff, food, and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    The staff, food, and atmosphere were just excellent. Thank you for a great experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Went there before a celtics
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Went there before a celtics game. Food was on par with other Italian restaurants in the area. They were not that busy so we were able to get to the game on time.
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  • Excellent!!
    CC10
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    The food was absolutely delicious. We had a wonderful server named Lou Lou! She was fantastic. Absolutely delightful experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was amazing with large
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Food was amazing with large portions and great flavor. Meats were melt-in-your-mouth good, pastas cooked to perfection and seafood was fresh and delicious. No kids menu and no help in choosing items for kids, but with a little creativity on our part, worked out fine. Great for couples, families, friends getting together, comfortable setting to accommodate all. Will return and highly recommend to others.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • This place was in it's heyday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    This place was in it's heyday in the late 1980's and 90's and does not wear it well. The food was okay, but it lacked in flavor and originality. The chicken dishes were overcooked (as was the pasta). Fast service as the place was empty. Walking in to the center of the North End and seeing people waiting on lines to get into more modern eateries made me regret making the reservation just to save a buck. I can't see how they're turning a profit?
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  • Great and close to the garden!!
    jojo4092
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    Went before a concert at TD BankNorth Garden and the food was great. So close to the garden and parking is right there as well. Pasta was homemade and excellent.
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  • Don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    The senior citizen waiter we had made us feel like we were a burden. I never complain about food or service but this place was pretty bad in both departments. The food wasn't even that good but we could have stomached it if it wasn't for the miserable waiter.
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  • Lots of Bad reviews on Yelp,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Lots of Bad reviews on Yelp, so bad I was a little scared to go to this place. I can tell you the food was outstanding. I have now been twice in the last month. Our waiter was from Italy and was very personable.
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  • Excellent food and service;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Excellent food and service; our waiter was authentic and very hospitable. Will plan to return next time we are in Boston.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • Wayyyyy past its prime
    JohnG
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    We selected Filippo for dinner because it was one of the highest rated in our timeslot, $$ pricing and had seating for 11. I guess they had room for a group that size since not many people dine there anymore. The food was OK but nothing to write home about. Portions were generous. The servers were nice but clumsy with the wine. Not much personality and just going through the motions. The bar seemed to be active with patrons that came often. I would suggest staying closer to Hanover Street where the action seems to be.
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  • Great food for moderate prices.
    NorthEnddiner
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Great food for moderate prices. Great for people watching as they head towards the North End or TJ Garden.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Stopped at Fillippo before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    Stopped at Fillippo before Aerosmith concert. Delicious meal fun atmosphere . especially at the bar. Nicole the bartender/waitress was amazing and fun! Recommend highly!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The service could have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    The service could have been better. I felt like they needed to employ additional waitstaff. The food was great but I found it odd that they were completely out of dessert at 6 p.m.
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  • First time at Fillipos and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    First time at Fillipos and the food and atmosphere were very enjoyable. We usually go to Luccia's in Winchester, which is also very good, but this time we chose Fillipos.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • The food was excellent, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    The food was excellent, the kitchen sent food out very quickly. Servers were a little slow but it was well worth it.
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    good for groups
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  • Waiter was DEAD, no your welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Waiter was DEAD, no your welcome when you say thanks He should have stayed in bed!
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  • The service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    The service was great and we all had great dinners.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • North end near tD Bank
    Don2
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Waitress was excellent -always on top if things. Dinner was served with resonable preparation time. Overall good service and dinner.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great spot to eat before an event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    This Italian family-owned spot is a short walk up Causeway street from the Garden. We dined there on a Monday night, when they are normally closed but did open for a concert at the Garden. The service was friendly and attentive, and the kitchen shined. Fresh calamari in a light batter was hot and tasty, and entrees were mostly old standards with some great specials, all done very well with high-quality ingredients. Food and overall experience were close to some of the high-end Italian eateries on Hanover Street at much more reasonable prices. Proximity makes it a perfect pre-event dining choice.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Highly recommended. Like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Highly recommended. Like the menu options - love the veal. Looking forward to a return visit.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh. Totally meh. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Meh. Totally meh. Food was pretty good, but the service was horrible -- both slow, and rude. Also, stay away from the house wine.
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  • Ehh, OK for a quick bite.
    KG535
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    This restaurant was good. I wanted it to be better. Our server was amazing, and she helped the rating. It was quick, which was important because we were attending a concert at the Garden. The Lobster Ravioli's sounded great, but didn't taste great. My husband's meal was awesome (I can't remember what it was now), and the cheese soup was amazing. This place really isn't up to North End standards though. I wish we went to Nebo.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    The food was delicious and the restaurant itself is cute and pleasant. The wine by the glass was mediocre. Our waiter was hilarious. I couldn't tell if he was being rude to me or funny with me. We had to flag down the waiter any time we wanted anything.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Poor experience
    Food13
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    The waiter had a major attitude. Food was decent but service was poor!
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  • Old Gem in the North End
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Lulu, our server was just great. My wife had the dinner special veal chop, it was superb. I had a seafood dish with salmon, mussels, shrimp calamari over linguini....it was fantastic. Plenty of large shrimp could not finish. The restaurant has been around for years, an old fashion north end gem, absence of the upscale eateries located in the area...but it's a good thing. Great food, great service!!!
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Have been coming to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Have been coming to this restaurant and it's sister restaurant in Winchester for many, many years and feel like the quality of the food and menu options have declined. Very disappointed since this had always been one of our favorite places.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • I had been here a few times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I had been here a few times before and had a better experience then. The wine was overpriced and the waitress didn't allow us to taste first. The food was out in less than 10 minutes which leads me to believe it was prepared prior and just heated up which isn't appetizing. As soon as we finished, the waitress dropped the check and kept coming back to see if we'd paid, even though we hadn't even finished our wine. We felt rushed although we were the only ones in there. I was hoping for a great, romantic Valentine's Day dinner but was let down.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Cozy and Convenient Place to Subway
    workinggalslunch
    Dined on 2/7/2012
    Enjoyed our evening. Had nice waitress "Lulu" who made us feel right at home. Food, prices and services were good. Wine prices a little high ($9.00 glass for house). I liked that it was near North Station as our group of four all came in on the MBTA and it was convenient. We were seated in a roomy booth and in a cozy room with a map of Italy on the ceiling and lots of Italian ambiance (very homey. We were not "rushed" at all so good place to go if want to do a lot of talking and sharing over dinner.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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