About 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
Boston, MA 02113
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Aria Trattoria is happy to provide catering options upon request.
We offer discounted parking at the Parcel 7 garage on New Sudbury St. after the corner of Congress St. for up to 3 hours
Jason Tucker and Clayton Goncalves
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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
Aria Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
Owner and staff were friendly and helpful. Food was delicious! Oh how I would KILL for that eggplant appetizer recipe! I can try hard, but will probably never be able to recreate it's light taste (think eggplant parm on a cloud!).
Really great dinner in the North End! Bravo!
Great service and food. We had the chef choose what he was serving us and were not disappointed. The only drawback was sitting next to a table of 16 celebrating a birthday. They were very loud. Otherwise, our server was excellent and the food amazing. We will be back.
Everything was fantastic, we just felt rushed at the end because it was clear that the table was needed to turn over. And the funny thing was that we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time and never complained once. All in all, it was a wonderful night, I just didn't like the eyeballs at the end.
Great, cozy dining and fantastic food. They treated us very well and were very considerate. Everything is made to order and tastes very fresh. We got the meatball and calamari appetizers and were very impressed. The calamari was a bit tough for a few pieces but overall good. I had the veal chop and it was cooked perfectly. The sautéed spinach on the side was delicious as well. Recommend fully for special occasions or just a night on the town.
We have been to Aria multiple times. We are always more than satisfied with everything. The service is great, the ambience is nice and the food is fabulous!
Massimo is always greats us and checks in while we are having dinner.
Thanks once again for a fantastic visit!
See you soon.
As soon as you sat at the table a bottle of wine is placed on the table by the waiter without even asking for it. Found that very sqeezy. Owner kept watch on us & waiter did not take us as seriously in comparison to older guests. Food was served luke warm at best. Also seated for our reservation 30 minutes late. Don't waste your money if you have any respect for yourself.
I was looking for a nice, quiet restaurant to have dinner with family members visiting from out of town, where we could actually have a nice conversation instead of shouting at each other over crowd noise and loud music, as we had to do the last time they were in town! This definitely fit the bill. This is a small restaurant, but the tables aren't too close together, and we were able to have a very nice, relaxed time talking with each other. The food was wonderful, our server was attentive and helpful, but not overbearing, and the ambience was very pleasant. It is on the second floor of the building, up a flight of stairs, so might be difficult for those with mobility issues (I don't think there was an elevator). They give validated parking for the nearby Haymarket Garage, and we were pleasantly surprised that we only ended up paying $3 to park there for the evening - pretty unheard of in Boston! We really enjoyed our dinner there, and will gladly recommend this place to friends.
This was my second time eating at Aria and it definitely won't be my last. My boyfriend took me to Aria as a surprise for my birthday and it was the ultimate romantic date. We sat by the window over looking Hanover Street and people watched over a bottle of delicious Italian wine. The night was so perfect that I had to return the favor and take again for his birthday. We went in thinking we knew what to order (because we hadn't stopped thinking about it since our last meal a few months prior) but after talking to the waiter we decided to try their Fare un Viaggo, where they surprise you with food based on your likes and their chef's intuition. It was absolutely incredible! The waiter knew my boyfriend liked the gnocchi from our last visit so they made sure to incorporate it into his selections! Also, I am gluten free and they made sure to ask and accommodated me every step of the way. The service, food, wine, everything was exceptional and I can't wait for our anniversary to return for more!
What's special about Aria is the "culinary journey" meal, where you share any food restrictions with Massimo or his staff, and the rest is taken care of. We had two vegetarians in the family, and so four of us enjoyed a variety of meat dishes, and the two others enjoyed delicious pastas. The variety was wonderful, giving everyone a chance to taste the flavors of Italy. Service was outstanding, and we had a wonderful experience. With two bottles of wine and gratuity, the entire evening ran us just under $100 PP, which in my book is an outstanding value.
Always a pleasure to be part of the best the North End has to offer! Atmosphere feels like family and treated likewise. Service is class act. Can't get back soon enough. And the food? Phenomenal and fresh as always satisfied! Don't miss out on this gem when in town!
The 1st time we chose Aria was in 2015 and a Blizzard had forced us to find a place close to home to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We such a good meal that when we were looking for a place for this year Aria was an easy choice. The restaurant is on the second floor and there is no handicap access which is common in North End buildings. The room has a warm and cozy feeling with windows overlooking Hanover St. The menu under the direction of owner Massimo and Chef Cleiton offers an interesting variety. The portions are generous so my wife and I decided to share the appetizer, 1/2 doz. of extra large shrimp marinates in lemoncello with fried capers and pinenuts which proved to be a good choice. We both ordered the porchetta(a style of roasted pork) served with roasted potatoes and broccoli rabe. Delicous! The serving was quite large and provided supper the next day.
Our waiter, Diego, was effeicient, attentive and very knowlegeable about the menu. The wine list was good and included several reasonably priced choices. The dessert menu is brief and if you want to take short break do what a lot of North End diners go to a cafe. If you make that choice you will the Cafe Paradiso just downstairs. You can't go wrong with Aria.
Went for Valentine's day 2017. Service was excellent from coat check to seating to serving. The food (especially the Veal Rigatoni) was absolutely delicious and served at a great temperature. Restaurant was quiet and romantic. It was a tad pricey compared to other restaurants on Valentinea day, but well worth it ($320 for dinner and drinks for 2) but well worth it.
Excellent authentic Italian restaurant with great food (awesome meatballs), a nice wine list, and very good team oriented service. You have a primary server but everyone seems to help each other out. Food is an 8 out of 10 (I grew up in a gourmet kitchen), service was 9 out of 10 - friendly and professional (maybe a touch too friendly), and the ambiance is the best. It's a small, cozy place but we had no trouble with noise levels. Overall a great place for a date or a special occasion.
This is an amazing restaurant in the North End. The food was incredibly good, the servers were efficient but not intrusive. It is a bit noisy but you can still manage conversation. The restaurant is small so I going to assume reservations are a must but it is so worth the visit. We absolutely will be returning again since everyone wanted to try what everyone else ordered.
We went with another couple. We were immediately seated, chatted with the owner Massimo and told him to just "feed us good food and great wine". He took away the menu's and we knew we would be in good hands. Within minutes a bottle of white wine arrived with homemade bread and a few minutes later 4 plates of antipasti (Limoncello shrimp, Nonna's meatballs , rack of lamb and tomato and mozzarella salad. I felt like I was at an outdoor cafe in Florence. Halfway through the antipasti a bottle of Brunello arrived just in time for the lamb. A house special Bolognese followed and then came the family style entrees that we all shared - Osso Buco, rib eye with truffle fries, sea scallops and a grilled salmon dish. Somewhere in the food carnage another bottle of red arrived. From nowhere a dish of pastry arrived to cap things off.
Probably our best dining experience in the North End in a decade.
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