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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Aria Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)fit for foodies (61)romantic (53)special occasion (47)notable wine list (38)scenic view (16)hot spot (10)good for groups (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Tour of Italy
    sofarsogoodVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were seated right away, service was great. we opted to have the Tour of Italy letting the chef prepare our 3 course mael. The Meatballs and shrimp apps were great, then the pasta exceptional, the our meal. mine was scallops and my hubby got rib eye. both were exceptional. the wait staff was very good and we really enjoyed our meal
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    robs
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Decided to try Aria before heading to the Saturday night Celtics' game. Couldn't have had a better pre-game experience - food was delicious, service was great. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We were looking for a new place to try in the North End and gave this recent opening a chance. The food was mediocre at best, and definitely not good value for what they are charging. Also, we came on a Friday evening and the space got uncomfortably loud. We will not be coming here again. Too many other choices in the North End at this price point with much more pleasant ambiance and better food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North End Gem
    JoeMVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Frequent Boston and been to many restaurants. This one is by far one of the best. From the greeting at the door to the lemoncello, this was a dining experience. The food and wait staff were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nicccceeee
    Cool
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was a great restaurant and the service was impeccable. Great view and excellent seafood. Pasta a little too aldente?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Billp
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The Shrimp appetizer was amazing, everything else was just ok. Definitely not worth the prices. I got a pasta bolognese & my girlfriend got raviolis, both dishes were over $20 which is way to high for a bowl of pasta. I would go back to sit at the bar and have some shrimp and a drink but that's about it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional dining
    DonGVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Massimo and his team do an outstanding job and the food variety and preparation was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    dmary
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    First visit to Aria Trattoria and we were not disappointed. Definitely in the charm of the North End. Smaller, intimate dinning with care. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING GEM!
    EmmaVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Aria is an amazing gem in the North End. The food is delicious, well priced and just plain delicious. Try the pineapple martinis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was my first time dining in the North End and had decided to go out on a limb and take my girlfriend out for Valentines Dinner. The restaurant was small and cozy. The food was excellent, we left feeling satisfied. Along with our dessert course they gave us complimentary champagne. Our waiter was also very knowledgeable and aided us in choosing a wine. Overall We are very pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    TXGirlVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had the price fixe menu for Valentine's Day this past Friday and we had a great experience. The food really was impeccable, although I felt the portion sizes were a bit large for a four course dinner. I felt bad because I wasn't able to eat everything, even thought it was all very good. They wine list has a variety of options, some at reasonable prices. Service was great. We chose this spot because it was reviewed as the "most romantic place in Boston." I do have to disagree here. The inside is very nice, but as most north end restaurants, it was cramped and loud. Otherwise I had a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • V-Day Dinner
    tonyd
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentine's Day is always difficult for these small North End restaurants, but Aria did a good job overall. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. The special menu was very good, and though I liked pasta course, I felt it was a little too al dente for most people. Food was good....not a standout amongst this hub of Italian restaurants, but good just the same.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try their version of a 3 course
    dinesoutalotVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Try their version of a 3 course tasting menu fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new place on the Northend...
    JPTierney
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had a very good meal and wonderful experience at Aria Trattoria last weekend. Owner and staff provided excellent service, and the tasting menu provided a wide variety of fabulous choices. A little more space than some of the other Northend spots, a little quieter, and an option that I will go back to soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    il2eVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I loved this place. It is kind of hidden because it is on a second floor, but it is worth it. Food is good, great service. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice option in the North End
    Aesculus
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We had dinner for two on a very quiet Wednesday night. Unusually quiet, I thought. Food was creative and delicious. Waiter was very friendly. As we were leaving, the owner came in and made a point to ask how everything was. Kind of crazy how many wonderful restaurants are in such a small area. We will be back to try some of the other wonderful dishes on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it!
    floridagirlVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We were seated immediately & the server was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and had a great variety of Italian dishes on the menu. Then owner checked in on us and was super friendly. Atmosphere was energetic and while it is a small restaurant and full of energy, it wasn't overwhelming. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fare un Viaggio a three course
    DTMJRVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Fare un Viaggio a three course meal designed by the chef was a wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to my next visit and another dining voyage through Italy!! You will not find a better dining experience than this in the North End. Bon Appetite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take the "tour of Italy"
    Jaxandroro
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The owners presence really elevates the quality of your dining experience. He takes the time to personably ensure you are enjoying everything. The tour of Itally is when you let them decide what to bring you for apps, pasta, and a main course. It was wonderful! The food was great and it came out at a nice speed. Not so fast that you feel rushed, but not too slow that you get bored between courses. Not know what's coming out next adds to the excitement of a great dining experience. The portions were also quite generous. I will likely be back with some more foodie friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    dmwilkinson
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My Wife and I were looking for a somewhat romantic getaway in Boston and found Aria online. The staff is amazing, authentic and the food experience was untouchable in the North End. Highly recommend this new hot spot in the North End. A must visit!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Aria Trattoria is small and intimate on the second floor in Boston's North End. Fabulous food and wine, including my favorite; Vino Noble di Montipulciano. The owner greeted us at the door and made sure everything was to our liking. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    evyrex
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was a romantic spot to dine on New Year's Eve. The service was great and the food also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the tasting menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The tasting menu was wonderful. Our waiter suggested that the four of us "put the menus down" and let him choose for us, the way they do in Italy. Everything was great, but we especially enjoyed the caprese salad with roasted tomatoes, the shrimp limoncello appetizer, and the osso bucco style pork entree. They even accommodated our friend's gluten free diet wherever possible within the same tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    we enjoyed our Sunday night overlooking the street watching the world go by. Great food - we had the calamari, pasta with clams bolonga and chicken. Very good - we felt was better than Top of the Hub and on par with Four Seasons and #9 Park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    love2
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This was our second visit to Aria and I couldn't be happier. The staff is amazing and made us feel like family. We will make it a point to visit on our next visit to Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Spot
    CMBH
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    North End gem of a place. Small and warm in atmosphere. We were welcomed and waited on with genuine care. Menu was carefully prepared with seasonal and local foods, all done to perfection. Our dinners included tasty crafted italian favorites (polenta, broccoli rage, fresh pastas). We were a group of 6 on a weekend night and never felt like we were being rushed despite the busy time. Owner came and introduced himself, we sat near the fireplace, ate and drank to our hearts content and wandered back out into the busy streets of the north end, happy and smiling (the limoncello helped too)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected delight
    Lisamike
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Aperol Spritzers a must, the waiter came over and suggested the 3 course meal they pick for you I was like no I not adventurous with my food but my husband said sure lets do it and we trusted them. They did not disappoint the meatballs were amazing, the shrimp dish phenomenal and a caprese salad with the freshest mozzarella and basil very yummy, then came an pasta with pork I loved it. Now for dinner a chicken dish with grilled artichokes and potatoes the chicken melted in my mouth, a pork dish that was fabulous and scallops with spinach it was to die for the food was amazing.I had no room but the men had tiramisu and didn't leave a bite it was great. We will be back not sure if we will tell friends may want to keep this a secret.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Gem
    advjdv43
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This restaurant was small but very nice. They ingeniously used all the space they had. And the closeness of the tables made for fun and interesting dining. The food was absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everthing was amazing!! Best
    dsal
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Everthing was amazing!! Best Calamari I've ever had. Will be back for sure..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    BezoJr
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We tried Aria at the advice of a friend who spends time in the neighborhood. He called it perfectly. We were greeted at the entrance by the proprietor, who took our coats and showed us to the bar. We had a nice glass of wine with a fantastic bartender. There is an item on the menu that allows the staff to choose your meal. It was fantastic, and the only thing that out shined the food was the service. While the place is small and cozy, we never felt rushed or hurried and even lingered for a little after dinner. I can not wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nifty North End Dining
    DCFoodie
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    A small and very very crowded set of tables in an unpretentious setting above a pizza place need not stop you from dining at Aria. The space reminds me of small establishments in the West Village of NYC. The owner greeted us as we entered. Lots of folks knew one another . But beware-- this is not a place for casual or intimate conversation . The noise level on the Friday night we dined was off the charts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aria wonderful food and service
    Melemg
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had a most memorable experience at Aria. My husband and I have been wanting to go to Aria for some time and it did not disappoint. We had a great appetizer and meal. Very attentive staff and the owner Massimo is great. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    BostongalVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The food is always outstanding! There is a nice variety of items, including vegetarian options. This is fun for going out with friends, nice for special occasions and very romantic for dates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent all around...
    bconn61
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Outstanding overall experience. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was off the charts. They sent us a complimentary dessert because we waited just a few minutes for our reservation which was unnecessary but a very nice touch. Definitely going on our list of 'regulars'.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab
    JD27VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Food was superb and matched totally by the service that ran with an outstanding customer service mindset. Everyone worked together as a team to deliver an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a wonderful dining experience!
    Hospitality1st
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    WOW! We were greeted by the owner, Massimo, like we were old friends. Our server Tiago was the consummate professional. The truffle pasta was dreamy - the truffles were flown in that day from Umbria! So decadent-we ordered it again. The clams casino are shucked to order and baked to perfection with panko herb breadcrumbs. The seared sea scallops, with white beans and sauteed spinach were perfect. Swordfish was the fish special and served with cauliflower puree, haricots verts, and asparagus. The wine list is reasonable with a wonderful selection. A simple, yet perfect chocolate cake. Our server offered to go to Modern Pastry for us if we wished for cannoli. From start to finish, this was a delicious and perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite in the North End
    Klalib
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We had friends visiting from Iceland who love the North End experience. We gave this one a try and it was fantastic. It was small, quaint and very personal. The waiter suggested the meatball appetizer which was fantastic. Our server was very nice and made suggestions. The owner Massamo was lovely, introduced himself to each table during the evening. He has been around a while and has taken all his experience from the North End and Italy and brought it to this lovely place. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully prepared, and I imagine everything on the menu is wonderful. The risotto was the best that I have ever had. We had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    I was recommended this restaurant by a friend and I couldn't be more pleased. The owner stopped by and personally introduced himself and was extremely friendly. The meat ball appetizers were amazing. Overall and amazing restaurant in the North End.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very very good. Owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Food was very very good. Owner was attentive to customers. Wait staff friendly and accomodating. It is a small dining area, seats only around 40 people. When at capacity, it is rather loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived up to expectation with
    SquidVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Lived up to expectation with food and wine. Hope it is air conditioned in summer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.