Vinoteca di Monica
An up-to-date Italian RestaurantMany of the restaurants in the North End are old-fashioned, with tired decor and boring food. Not Vinoteca di Monica! The menu includes some standards, but also interesting possibilities such as gnocchi with boar meat. The pasta is made fresh on the premises. All the food tastes fresh! The full menu (but not the prix fixe menu) is available at brunch, which is nice for those who aren't fond of breakfast food. Our waiter was funny and the service was very good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentFood is delicious - the truffle pasta dish is to die for!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating a collegeWe were celebrating a college graduation. It was an early dinner so the restaurant was quiet. Our server was very good.The food was all very good. I think the price was a bit high for the amount of food but probably in line with the area.
This was our second visit and both times we were satisfied with the food. Overall very good but not a WOW.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA GREAT FindI selected this restaurant from open table after reading reviews and was very pleased. We had a reservation but arrived late because of heavy traffic. We were seated promptly and the service was outstanding. The salads were great and there was ample time between courses; we never felt rushed. All of the pasta is homemade. The gnocchi was tasty and my friend enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli!! Not enough room for dessert.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness dinnerA small business dinner of 3. Selected based on other open table diner's reviews. Vinoteca is outstanding. I was very please. Reasonable prices for Boston. Excellent presentation and great flavors. We had the lasagna, papperdella and the picatta. All were very well done. I Portions are a good size but not the typical American Italian Supersized portions. All around an excellent choice. Thank you very much!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Excellent food, excellent service, and excellent experience. It is very noisy so conversation was difficult. The food was expertly prepared. Try the green spaghetti with turkey meatballs - outstanding!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Lively atmosphere.We made a reservation for this restaurant (for 6 people)for my daughter's college graduation celebration. The food was delicious. They have a very large menu and something for everyone. It's on a side street right off of Hanover and around the corner from Mike's and Modern Pastry shops so it's in a great location. The atmosphere was lively and fun. We all ordered pastas for main courses which were tasty. My son ordered mussels which were large and amazing. The appetizers - Bruschetta, grilled eggplant, and calamari were also perfect. If you like high quality Italian food, you will love this place. I know there are many wonderful restaurants in the North End but we were very happy with our choice.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian LoversSome of the best minestrone soup I've had in a long time. Really, really enjoyed the gnocchi too.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Monica'sFirst visit to Vinoteca di Monica's however have been to Trattoria di Monica on many occasions. It's our go to place we recommend all new visitors to Boston try. On Sunday we took our son & girl friend to Vinoteca. All our dinners we wonderful and the service was pleasant and attentive. Will definitely go back again.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had salads to start andWe had salads to start and two special entrees. Everything was excellent. For entrees we had a wild boar ragu on gnocci and a lobster risotto. Really tasty! Our waiter was very helpful in choosing food and wine. They have very nice wines by the glass and we also had a half bottle of Brunello, which the waiter pointed out to us on the last page.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrong hereWe had a excellent dinner on a very busy Boston Marathon weekend night. The food was fantastic and the staff were very welcoming. We had a party of 6 but a few arrived late and the staff seated us and never hassled us despite the fact that some of our party arrived 20 minutes late. Service was excellent. We had a great experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were promptly seated forWe were promptly seated for our 6:30pm dinner reservations for four - the service was excellent as was the food - outstanding! I have already booked reservations for a special occasion in July - we highly recommend this restaurant!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWe were fortunate to get window seats, and our food was delicious. I had the cheese ravioli and my friend had the gnocchi. She told me that it was the best she had ever tasted. Our waiter was pleasant and efficient. It was nice that we could get a reservation as we were going to a show and did not want to risk having to wait for a table. Will definitely return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a crowded place so VinotecaIt's a crowded place so Vinoteca isn't for large groups (we ate at a bar table), but the appetizers homemade pastas are excellent!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely meal at VinotecaWe had a lovely meal at Vinoteca di Monica -- very good food, nice decor, and attentive service. The boar ragu with gnocchi was really tasty and everyone at our table enjoyed the restaurant. We'll definitely go back.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe decided to try somethingWe decided to try something new for Restaurant Week, and chose Vinoteca di Monica. SO glad we did! Lovely decor, fairly large, but nicely spread out so you do not feel crowded. Friendly staff. EXCELLENT food, all of it. Highly recommend the Insalata al Limone. The fish of the day was SO good, and beautifully presented. We looked at the dessert menu (a rarity in the North End, where many places direct you to Modern or Mike's. The choices looked interesting, but we were too full. Next time!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best food in theThis is the best food in the North End hands down. Creative menu, homemade pasta, excellent service and great prices. Go here!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it. Plan to be backLoved it. Plan to be back the next time we're in Boston!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMalways consistent. Nice menu.always consistent. Nice menu. Great homemade pasta. waitstaff very knowledgeable. service always attentive. a regular on our list.12/14/2012 12:00:00 AM