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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

253 Hanover St., 2nd Flr.
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 742-1276

Website:
http://www.arianorthend.com/

Catering:
Aria Trattoria is happy to provide catering options upon request.

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

Public Transit:
Haymarket
goverment center

Executive Chef:
Jason Tucker and Clayton Goncalves

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (36)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Special Occasion (27)
Cozy (26)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (10)
Business Meals (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Another wonderful dinner at Aria. We ordered two different seafood options and they were both delicious! We finished our meal with a wonderful Espresso Martini...they are delicious here. Aria is definitely one of our favorite places to go in the North End.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

My fave if the entire North End. Massimo and his staff are exceptional. The food is outstanding. It is my number 1 choice when entertaining friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Excellent from start to finish with a great server, excellent food and great energy in the restaurant. Just loved it.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Aria Trattoria is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. The food is superb, and the service excellent. It can get a bit crowded and loud at times, but it is a generally festive, sociable crowd.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Loved Aria! The service could not have been better, nor could the food!
Quiet, cozy, private, special. Will return. Perfect

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Greeted by owner who was friendly, personable and interested in his customers. Great waiter with great thumbs. Wil definitely return next time we are in Boston! Thanks for a fun evening. 👍🏼

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The owner was great and friendly. We went for restaurant week and the linguine with clans was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Great portions and nice ambiance. Good for a date!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Aria Trattoria and owner Massimo Tiberi never disappoint! One of the North End's hidden gems on Hanover Street offers authentic Italian fare of the highest quality night in and night out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Quick table after a NHL game, great presentation & information on menu.
Chose a tasting menu and it was spectacular.
Highly reccomend

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Another great meal and evening! Our new favorite spot!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Overpriced for pretty standard food, not very taste. Next time we will try another restaurant in the area.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Just Ok. We went for dine out Boston. The meatball appetizer was very good. The rigatoni with a beef and veal tomato sauce was rather heavy and hard to digest, even though I didn't finish it. The tiramisu was excellent: light and airy, not too sweet.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

The ambience was great and the food was amazing. The staff was welcoming and it had a family friendly feel. Would definitely go back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Cozy, comfortable atmosphere and an incredible menu to choose from! The staff make you feel welcome, and the delicious food will keep you coming back time and time again. Aria is the perfect place for a 'special occasion' meal!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great atmosphere, amazing service and food!

We were treated like family

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

A charming restaurant with impeccable customer service, notable wine list and delectable cuisine. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Service and food was outstanding. Lovely ambiance in the North End

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

First time and had seating by the window overlooking Hanover St. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Extensive wine list but
I prefer cocktails which weren't great btw. Server was excellent along w the host. Would definitely do it again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Best meal in Boston!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Both times my husband and I have visited Aria, we have received excellent service and the food has been exceptional. Some may say the price is a bit high, but the portion sizes and quality of the food are outstanding. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The best Valentine's dinner I ever have

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Outstanding food and service! We both had a veal chip, a ceasear salads and calamari. All were some of the best we have ever had!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Another great night at Aria, great food, nice ambience, and fantastic service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We had a great time here. We were seated on time and our needs were accommodated by the staff. The owner was very friendly and food was excellent. Definitely going back again

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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