We were seated in a cramped table near the entry. There was a draft and it was cold, so we paid for our drinks and left.
Recently visited Cantina Italiano and i have nothing but great memories of this place. Very friendly staff. Food was excellent. Priced fairly. I visit the North End whenever im in town and this will be my new go to place 👍😎
We love Cantina! Best food in the North End. Omar is the best server there - ask to be seated in his section.
we had a very pleasant evening, in a warm and inviting atmosphere, and were greeted like old friends, though we have not eaten here in a long time. the food was excellent, the service unfailing, and on an overly chilly April evening, this was a wonderful place to go. I would go back in a heartbeat.
We picked this restaurant due to vegetarian options, and we could make a reservation easily for 4 people on a Saturday night. We sat in a quiet area toward the back. Food was excellent, service was great. We will go back again
Second time visiting Boston second time dinning at Cantina. Both times the service was top notch. This is not a trendy setting however, excellent food, big portions and a true family experience. We will return next year as well.
Fresh and delicious pasta dishes!
Excellent food and service
I have been coming back for several years. Food is outstanding! Definitely the best Italian restaurant in the North End. Everything from the lasagna, the chicken piccata, the veal, seafood pasta, salads, and the risottos are absolutely the best I've ever had. I have tried other Italian restaurants in the area but I always find my way back to Cantina Italiana. This is one you will not regret. Friendly service too.
Gluten free pasta was excellent
I love this place! The owner is very gracious and the staff are friendly and attentive. And of course the food is excellent!
The owner is always gracious and welcoming and the food is fantastic. We make it to Boston once or twice a year for business and this is our go to place in the North end.
St Patrick’s Day weekend in Little Italy. It was great fun. Good awesome.
Lovely old-fashioned North End restaurant. People were warm and welcoming. Quiet enough for conversation but not uncomfortably quiet. Waiter was exceptionally polite and accommodating. Menu was extensive and included many traditional Italian-American dishes. Food was fine and we left comfortably full. Not an exciting restaurant, but a very satisfying one.
WE have been here several times and it never disappoints. In a neighborhood known for excellent italian restaurants (and we've been to almost all of them) it's our favourite.
Great food and great service! Very enjoyable!
Cozy and welcoming is how I would describe it. Our waitress was very pleasant and most accommodating to one of our group who has dairy allergies. The food was delicious. We would recommend the mussels in wine sauce and the arancini. It was a very pleasant evening
My friends and I visiting from NY were looking for a great Italian meal and we found it! The staff was friendly, the seating comfortable, and the food delicious. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend it.
It’s amazing! The owner and waitress were so helpful and the food was amazing. It’s been open since 1931 and should stay open forever. Such a north end gem, and easy to get a reservation.
We walked out of a restaurant due to poor service down the street and decided to try this one. The host couldn’t have been more welcoming. The waitress was one of the nicest people and was very honest as to what was good that night. The food was perfect from appetizer to dessert. Classic North End Italian food!
The food is fresh and the waitstaff is terrific. Classic Italian fun!
The best Italian food in the North End! The service from the bartender to the host, General Manager, and our waitress was 5 star!
Pizza was great, so was the tortellini, thought looks bad
The service was outstanding! It started with Sam as our bartender as we waited for our table. Very helpful and friendly. Then we got to our table and Marco was our waiter. He was excellent. My wife had the salmon with linguini. Very good! I had the chicken saltombocca, the best I have ever had. The pasta bombolottis outstanding. We had the bombolotti. Fantastic pasta, great atmosphere and very capable and friendly service. I highly recommend Cantina Italiana.
Perfect dinner with family and kid friendly. The food was very good and I would definitely go back.
My girlfriend and I went to Cantina Italiana for a North End Valentine's Day experience. We had no complaints about the place as it had delicious food and excellent wine options. Definitely recommend.
It is a great place with my favorite chicken park and my vegetarian wife loves the bake gnocchi.
I went here on valentine's day with my girlfriend. The service was great, the waiter i had was always asking if we needed anything else. The food was excellent, and the prices were a great deal for the quality of the food.
Trip to Boston’s Little Italy and we chose the Best Restaurant. Amazing in all aspects.
Excellent food, excellent service, very friendly and attentive. Couldn’t ask for better
Had a cozy neighborhood feel. The food quality did not match the price despite the large portions.
Service was perfect, from the time we step foot inside, we were greeted with warmth! It was a nice cozy atmosphere! Can’t wait to go again!
Super food and service. Homemade pasta, veal and chicken parmigianan. Bread was also homemade. Service was the best in many restaurants I have been in.
Love this place!!! Well worth the walk from Copley to the North End. Food is great. Service is awesome.. The price is right
Marco and staff were Great
Our Uber driver recommended this place and we're so happy we dined here. Outstanding meal and service. We'll definitely be back.
Great place to eat dinner was fantastic!
Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Casual environment. Great food. Like going to an old friend's house for a great dinner.
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!