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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Aria Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (57)romantic (54)special occasion (45)notable wine list (30)scenic view (13)hot spot (10)late-night find (6)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Superb food and even better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    Superb food and even better service - tiny spot- need reservations - loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Tagliatelle Bolognese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    The Tagliatelle Bolognese is out of this world. I would consider flying to Boston from LA just to have it. Saltimbocca made with guinea hen was also a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as I had hoped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Not as good as I had hoped for- small portions w/ not much in the way of side dishes; I guess you need to order them separately, which is not the case in most North End &/or Italian restaurants. But what we did get was very good. Noise level very high, almost to the point of intolerable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food not as good this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    food not as good this time around. Thought the veal was over salted and the hen was a bit too rare for me.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had 2 different kinds of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We had 2 different kinds of risottos and both were dry and lacking in taste. Also the mushroowm ragu that came with the Bistecca tasted a little burnt. Everything else were very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NOT a genuine Italian restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    NOT a genuine Italian restaurant, from the over-complicated food to the waiters who can't pronounce the pastas to the misspellings on the menu. The room was nice but the food, what we came for after all, was mediocre and not genuinely Roman, as advertised. To top it off, the wine list was grossly overpriced, even in comparison to SF, where I'm from. I mean $120 for an average Brunello and $85 for an average Nebbiolo? C'mon!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seating was cramped at our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    Seating was cramped at our table. We were seated next to a work-related group that was quite noisy. After they departed, the noise level was more moderate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were looking forward to
    CarolS
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We were looking forward to eating at Marco and traveled from Metro West. All four of us were disappointed. Of our two appetizers, only one was delicious. Of our four entrees, not one could be considered gourmet: (fish was dry/bland, veal (scallopini)was fatty and chewy; we were all amazed that not one main course came with either a vegetable nor pasta. Even at 6 p.m. the noise level within the restaurant was bothersome. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The 32-ounce Biftecca alla
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    The 32-ounce Biftecca alla Fiorentina was decadent and truly a rare find this side of the Atlantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    I thought the service was not that great. I would have liked the server to explain the menu a bit more. We were handed the menu and that was about it for service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After quickly being seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    After quickly being seated we ordered the recommended ricotta and mozzarella fritters which were unfortunately bland and a little heavy for our taste. For entrée’s I ordered the prime sirloin, with mushroom ragu, the mushroom ragu was great, but the sirloin was a little tough. I had also ordered a small portion and they mistakenly brought and charged me for the large. My husband ordered the veal shank, but due to a mistake in the kitchen his dinner arrived 20 minutes after mine. His veal shank was also too tough for our liking. Both entrée’s were quite large but we would have preferred less food with more attention paid to the details. After watched each other eat we were ready to end our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table and menus were dirty.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Table and menus were dirty. Artichoke appetizer left spikes on artichoke which cut our mouths. Loud restaurant. Presentation of dishes lacking and minimal. Disappointed that I chose to bring my Mom here for Mother's Day based on the high Zagat rating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very accommodating with excellent
    JackVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    very accommodating with excellent food. large portions and a very interesting wine list with some very affordable wines.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first visit, and we loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Our first visit, and we loved it! Great service, delicious food, and we loved the sangria! Thanks so much for everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the server was attentive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    While the server was attentive, she was too chatty and interrupted our conversation constantly. The wine list was expensive so we asked the server for a suggestion and it was clear she did not have a good understanding of the wines. So we got a very young, wine for an expensive price and it was just ok. The food was very good, but not sure I would rush back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. A little hard
    Pompano
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    Great food. A little hard to find even if you have been there before, but worth the trouble!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find. Completely different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    Great find. Completely different vibe than Pigalle, but equally amazing food. And they ain't kidding when they say family-style. Not "Maggiano's" family-style, but real Italian. Everything was great AND, bonus round, we had some pretty amazing doggy bags to bring home! Great service, too. I love it when a waiter says "You can have this or that really expensive wine, but these two also are cheaper and great with just about anything."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is wildly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    This restaurant is wildly overrated. They basically had nothing on the menu that you couldn't get at 50 other restaurants. Try somewhere else next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although it was noisy, the
    TravelFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Although it was noisy, the food and service made you forget about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't think any of above categories
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Don't think any of above categories apply. Service was pleasant and professional. Home made pasta dish was excellent. Fish and poultry were good. However, food is pricey for quality, ingredients and portion size. Profile should be 3 $ not 2. Dining area is cozy. Unfortunately, there was a graduation party of 12 that was loud and exuberant which dominated the tiny dining room and made conversing difficult for the other diners. Glad we tried it but would not return any time soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed my visit. My companion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    I enjoyed my visit. My companion found his meal 'fair' and certainly nothing special. Overpriced in his view for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was just wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    The food was just wonderful. They brought out several platters from the kitchen of meats and cheeses , compliments of the chef. Service was excellent. I recommend going 'family style' on the menu, which is served every Sunday. It is really wonderful. And not very expensive either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a lovely experience
    GourmetAlbaVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Overall a lovely experience in the North End, as usual. The menu is still excellent but we were disappointed that the bolognese, previously such a feature, has disappeared (apparently due to a new chef/management). We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was attentive in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Service was attentive in the beginning with good explanations by the waiter and food came out well spaced. In the 2nd half, it was difficult to get a waiter or to get a check and this did not appear to be a function of the business of the restaurant since it was less busy during the 2nd half. So for the 1st half of the meal, the rating was very good, but was a fair for the 2nd half.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you for making my carbo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Thank you for making my carbo loading before the marathon a very special and memorable event. The chef's special accomodations for me were truly appreciated. I will always remember and be sure to refer friends to Marco's! Keep up the outstanding work!! Mari Petersen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marco is always fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Marco is always fantastic. I go there at least twice a month and always have a great experience. The prices are great and the food is wonderful. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very attentive staff, friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Very attentive staff, friendly , knowledgeable. Modified main course to make it gluten free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was one large, loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    There was one large, loud table. It's a very nice and intimate room, and the low ceiling and brick walls probably made the noise worse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected peaceful place
    RobiesloveVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    Unexpected peaceful place in the Nothe end with great food and service, Margarita
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and generally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Excellent food and generally attentive staff made for a wonderful dinner. The staff was concientious about my fiancee's nut allergy, and were very informative about the dishes. The space is tight, but that's the North End for you. Also, it would have been nice if we could have been seated further away from the door/bar. But overall, an excellent visit to a North End favorite of ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really first rate preparation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    Really first rate preparation and execution. A cut above the typical North End Italian experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My girlfriend and I always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    My girlfriend and I always come here for special occasions, and its great every time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought the food was solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    I thought the food was solid but was disappointed that, in light of the way the restaurant described itself, the pasta not fresh. My meal, the carbonara was good but did not taste authentic. On the other hand I thought the spot was great and the service was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My reservation was for 9:00.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    My reservation was for 9:00. I phoned that we might be late. We made better time than expected & arrived @ 9:10. We were not seated until 9:45. It's clear no one was seated ahead of us because we were 10 minutes late. Rather Marco's predicted time between meals was obviously off. We were given a complimentary amuse bouche but that still did not compensate for being told "we'd be seated in a few minutes" when "a few" = 45 minutes. The meal was ok, nothing to get excited about. Noise was to a degree that I wish we had asked to be seated in the "no shouting" section. The espresso took so long to arriveI suspected they were picking the beans. Then I felt like shooting up a signal flare to get our waiter's attention to get the check.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a wonderful second
    JBirdVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2008
    This is a wonderful second floor place in North Boston with outstanding food and service. Everything was wonderful. Setting was nice an quite on the second floor, but still able to see the activity below.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went on Christmas Eve,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/24/2007
    We went on Christmas Eve, not a typical dining out night, but a tradition in my family. It's often hard to even find an open restaurant on this date. They had a special traditional Italian XMas eve menu. Very nice. Waitress was helpful and friendly. Very low-key.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy, romantic, rich, delectable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/11/2007
    Yummy, romantic, rich, delectable, enough to make me weep - thank you
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate