Carmelina's North End

Carmelina's North End

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.carmelinasboston.com/
  • Phone: 6177420020
  • Hours of Operation:
    We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 12 noon - 10:30 pm
    Friday and Saturday 12 noon - 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Damien DiPaola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Watching our chefs cook in the wide open kitchen

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Richmond and Prince St
  • Public Transit: Haymarket
    Government Center
    Aquarium
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Parcel 7 garage, which is under a 5 minute walk to us, offers deeply discounted parking with our validation.
    They charge 3$ for 3 hrs. Bring us the ticket and we will validate it for you.
    If you don't get back to your car within the 3 hours they will charge you the normal rate. This is the link for more info

    http://boston.citysearch.com/profile/map/4719119/boston_ma/parcel_7_parking_garage.html
A word from Carmelina's North End
Intimate Italian dining in the North End. Large open front overlooking all the action on Hanover St, the main street in the North End. Marble tables, brick walls, large Black and White photos of the family in Sicily. This is truly like taking a trip to an Italian restaurant in a little Italian village. The menu offers a combination of the styles of the Chef / Owner's family, and modern inspiration and applications. We are always striving to keep our food fresh, flavorful and true to our culinary traditions.
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Carmelina's North End reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (30)romantic (22)scenic view (15)special occasion (15)hot spot (13)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Nice North End choice. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Nice North End choice. Very nice if a bit limited menu. Decent wine list. I think prices are reasonable for food quality. Good wait staff as well. Will go back again!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food! Hands down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Excellent food! Hands down our new favorite in the North End.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great! Three couples
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Food was great! Three couples out for dinner and we ALL loved our appetizers,salads and meals.Fish was perfect,homemade pasta delicious,and chicken meals to die for! Steven, our waiter was knowledgeable and made some great meal suggestions and even had one meal cooked differently to accomodate my husbands taste. Tight quarters for dining with a larger party. Of note was that we could not be seated while we waited for friends to park the car (although table remained available and empty we had to wait outside).We would have preferred to wait with a bottle of wine and appetizers!!Overall excellent dining experience and even better is it's located across from Cafe Vittoria where we retired after dinner for coffee and Mike's Pasty!GREAT NIGHT!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We arrived on time for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    We arrived on time for our reservation and our table was ready, but they would not seat us until our third person arrived. So first the hostess asked us to wait by the front door. Then they asked us to wait outside even though our table was empty and it was cold out. The service was ok. Some of the entrees were better than others. Nothing was spectacular. I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a very good meal at Carmelina's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Had a very good meal at Carmelina's. We sat at the counter looking into the open kitchen and watched the chefs work. The lead chef was very meticulous, carefully looking at every ingredient as he added it to the dish and tossing it in the trash if it wasn't perfect. he tasted every dish with a clean spoon. really paying attention to the quality of what he was putting out. We had the Mushroom Risotto appetizer, Gnocci special and the double cut stuffed pork chop. all were very good. the wine list, while not extensive, was very value focused, good wines for good prices. a nice romantic dinner for 2 for under $100.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The experience and food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    The experience and food was exceptional. Would definitely recommend it and would return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although we had reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Although we had reservations we waited for almost an hour to be seated. Several parties of the same size who appeared to be friends with the management staff but without reservations were seated before us. we would have left but it was a busy Saturday night and trying to get in anywhere else in the North End would have been pointless. The food was okay but not outstanding and service was so/so. We won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, well flavored "Italian
    OuttaTowner
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Good, well flavored "Italian grandmother" style food. Attentive service but not hovering Our water glasses were filled regularly. Would recommend and would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carmelina's - the BEST!
    invitingVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    This is our third time dining here. We brought two other couples and everyone LOVED everything about this restaurant. The server, Paul, was incredibly attentive. The atmosphere is fun. Above all else, the food is beyond delicious and reasonable. Carmelina's IS our favorite North End spot! You cannot ever go wrong with this spot. It feels much less "touristy" than many North End restaurants and you are definitely not rushed through your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very attentive wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Very attentive wait staff and food was good but very heavy handed with garlic, in fact so much so that our clothing still smelled strongly the next day.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small but lively. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Small but lively. We had a wonderful meal and staff were extremely friendly. If you have to wait, plan to wait outside, as there is no bar or waiting area inside...typical of the north end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice but breezy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    The food was very good and the ambiance nice. It is a very small space and we were a party of six with a reservation, but had to wait outside until a table left. Once seated we were right inside the door which every few minutes people were opening to ask about table space and would hang in the door while talking to the hostess. This left us freezing and asking multiple times for the door to be closed. We were a little disappointed to have to leave and find coffee and dessert elsewhere since we were engaged in conversation and having fun with out friends, but it ended up to work out fine with a cafe two doors down that was wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was unbelievable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    The staff was unbelievable and the food out of this world. My husband and I usually go to Carmelina's alone but we dared to take our 4 children. The wait staff was amazing with them and the kids loved the food. It was a true North End experience. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tight little spot in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Great tight little spot in the lower and busier end of Hanover St. People watching through the open windows while dining on well prepared food from some great young chefs all with a couple of nice glasses of wine served by some friendly and attentive servers sounds like a great night to me!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate