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About Cantina Italiana
A tradition in Boston’s historic North End. We have been serving generations of families,locals and tourists in the North End since 1931. People crave the taste of our food. Some say their mouths water just thinking about eating here. That’s why when we change even the slightest thing,they let us know it. Some things should stay just as they are.
Boston, MA 02113
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are offering a special menu on SUNDAYS from 12:00pm-10:30pm, 2 courses for $25.00.
We offer valet parking after 4:00pm daily. The cost is $20 per car. We also validate @ the Parcel 7 garage near Haymarket Square.
Closest stops are North Station and Haymarket
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
"2 for $25 Sunday Special" Cantina Italiana will be offering a set menu on Sundays from Noon-10:30 pm. An appetizer and an entree all for $25 per person.
Cantina Italiana Ratings and Reviews
This was a great place to dine in the North End! My friends an I were greeted as we walked in and were immediately seated due to our reservation. The service was incredible and the food even better! Nothing better than homemade pasta with homemade sausage in a garlic/Parmesan sauce!
Will definitely return for another visit when I come to Boston!
We have been to Cantina Italiana several times. Food has improved- we almost didn't go back after our last visit in the summer. But the wait staff is so friendly, the family-friendly atmosphere so enjoyable, we were happy to return on New Year's Eve. Glad we did!
We chose this restaurant based on the largely positive reviews. Arrived about 20 minutes before our scheduled reservation time and were promptly greeted and seated. Our server was very friendly and meals were quickly prepared with a very short wait. Food was average at best. I ordered a veal dish which had little flavor & my wife had a similar dish made with chicken. No sides accompanied our meals so I asked for a half order of pasta. A small bowl with marinara cost $7. Four small slices of cold bread came with some plain olive oil. No more was offered but was provided when we asked for it. I wouldn't return or recommend based on this experience.
Bread was bland, very surprised. Fish of the sea was lacking enough seafood.
Pasta was outstanding as was the mushroom appetizer. Bruzetta very good but just one slice of bread. Ordered Johnny walker got jack daniels. Ordered kettle one got grey goose. Ordered pasta side dish which never appeared.
Marco the waiter and Host were very sociable and outstanding. Some mixups on orders.
Went to Cantina Italiana for dinner Christmas Eve. Very poor service, waited a long time to have orders taken and to have food served.
Food quality fair at best compared to other North End restaurants.
Party of 4 was squeezed into both better sized for two people. Seats were very uncomfortable.
The one good thing was the fine service in the bar area while we waited for seats!
Perhaps service and food quality was off due to busy Xmas Eve,
but my experience was not at the high Open Table rating this restaurant has.
Our family enjoyed an impromptu night in town and were pleased to get a reservation with immediate seating on a Thursday (game) night. The food was deliciously prepared and our server was courteous and attentive. So pleased to have found this place amongst dozens of North End choices.
We planned an early dinner for our family who were arriving at the airport after a long trip back home for Christmas. This was our first time dining at Cantina Italiana. We chose it because it has great reviews. It was a very fun evening and the staff were all so welcoming. What a wonderful start to the Christmas weekend. The food was very good, our waitress was terrific and the vibe in the restaurant was relaxed and fun. Clearly this place is efficiently run and cares about their guests. Everyone was so gracious and welcoming to our group of weary travelers. We will return soon!
The reservation was available right on time and the Host was great. The food and wine were excellent. Unfortunately, our table was next to a small group that spoke very loud and our waitress, although very nice and polite, knew nothing about the food or menu. She had difficulty with the ingredients in the specials as she described them and wasn't even sure if pasta came with our dinner so we ordered a side of pasta to be sure.
The food was "North End", but the atmosphere and service was more like a "Chili's" or "Applebees".
The food is absolutely outstanding - authentic Italian fare and homemade pasta! Absolutely delicious. I had reservations with my family, and the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The wait staff was also wonderful - very engaging and helpful - had a lot of fun conversing with him. Would highly recommend as a North End treasure - there are a lot of fabulous restaurants in Boston's North End, and this has got to be one of the tops!
We had a fantastic meal at Cantina Italiana! The decor is typical North End - somewhat outdated, but still manages to be charming. That being said, our food was outstanding. We had an antipasti platter to start that couldn't have been better and our pasta dishes were superb. Their homemade sausage had tremendous flavor that really added to the dish. I would highly recommend going to Cantina Italiana!
We had an absolutely fabulous dinner for a holiday gathering with friends. Every person raved about their entrée and the meals were served piping hot and with generous portions. I am not a wine drinker although my friends loved the selection and I appreciated the wide array of cocktails. Relaxed but lovely atmosphere, we really felt like we were being entertained in someone’s home. Would definitely recommend it !
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