- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Veal Chop Parmigiana
lightly breaded all-natural veal chop, angus beef, pork, and veal ragú Bolognese, baked with mozzarella and parmigiano; served with our house-made bombolotti pasta
pan-seared shrimp in a garlic butter, white white, and lemon sauce, crostini
Pappardelle alla Bolognese
chef's authentic representation of the classic Bolognese, slow cooked 3 meat ragú of angus beef and pork, San Marzano tomatoes, house-made pappardelle
Great food, excellent specials. The real deal in the North End.
We said outside on the newly created patio and had ample space between us and the next parties. We started with an appetizer of Italian olives. We were served an artisan bread and flavorful oil which was a nice accompaniment to the olives. We shared two meals which were outstanding. The first was the papadelle Bolognese and the second was the veal and eggplant Parmesan. Recommended for food, ambience and service. The oldest restaurant in Boston’s North End.
Service and food were amazing! Exceptional and memorable meal for our first meal in Boston!! Would definitely come back. The meatballs are everything! ❤️ Pappardelle with pesto was outstanding.
Lovely all around
Went there for my girlfriends birthday and I will be going back, excellent service
Tremendous food and service. Highly recommend.
We very much enjoyed our dinner at cantina Italiana, the service was wonderful and very quick considering how busy they were. The food was delicious, we especially enjoyed the caprese, arancini, and the chicken Saltimbocca. The only tiny issue we had was that it was so dark where we were seated, we had to use a flashlight to read our menu. but overall we were very happy, and would absolutely come back. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
Fun to go out after so long! Our waitress was great! Fun! Helped us celebrate my moms birthday - getting the whole restaurant involved and laughing!
Great Food but service was very slow
Food and service was EXCELLENT! A must try for good home made pasta!
Amazing!! Excellent evening all around!
It speaks for itself!
Love going back, The food is always excellent and the staff are very friendly.
Great food awesome service. Will be back again!! Only downside was the weather.
Excellent food!!! So freshhh 🤌🏻
Awesome meal with family from out of town. Fabulous North End experience. Exceptional service and top notch cuisine!
Food was great. Service was good. Outdoor seating was easily accommodated.
I received the wrong beer twice.seemed our waiter had to many tables. Stuck in the back of the building
very tasty and enjoyable - however we found the food over salted
Outside dining was average but waitress was somewhat inattentive. Good food. May or may not go again.
This has been our "go to" North End restaurant since our son began his studies at Boston University. Always a great place! The service is impeccable, the food outstanding and always offer specials that never disappoint! Fresh made pasta, and fresh ingredients in all dishes. The service is special with great attention from the wait staff. I can't say enough great things about Cantina Italiana!
Absolutely amazing! Our server, Matt recommended the most delicious bottle of wine we had never heard of. His service was great, food delicious and the atmosphere was very casual and welcoming.
As always, great food, great service, addition of outdoor dining is wonderful. Best Italian resuaurant in the heart of the North End.
Food was great and service was great too! The only thing I would say was it did take a little bit of time to get he food but it was worth it.
Waited 20 minutes for just drinks. Followed by slow service and an additional 39 minutes to run the card once given to them. Will not return.
Food, service, ambiance and waiter were excellent.
Judy our server was wonderful-knowledgable and very friendly! Hadn’t eaten there since 1995 so happy we found everything was as good as we remembered. Hope to get back again soon!
We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the food, everything but especially our waitress who was fun and informative with great service. Unfortunately, I don't remember her name but you probably know who she is (smiley). We'll go back when in Boston.
Consistently good and never disappoints. Lively atmosphere. Great food. Personable servers. The real deal!
Loved the outdoor seating. Waiter/staff attentive
Food was cold
App was soggy
Waited 35 mins between app and main course and waitress didn’t come to our table much first and last trip
Food was very good. Service was outstanding. Omar made the visit an enjoyable experience. He was an excellent!
We brought my husband's 93 year old Italian mother for Mother's Day. The Cantina was where she often met her husband for lunch when they were courting back in the 50's. It did not disappoint! The Sunday Ragu was just the way she would have made it in her own kitchen and she claimed it better than her own mother's before her. Delicioso! How's that for authentic! So impressed. Our waiter was excellent! He was a recent immigrant from Florence/Milan and I forget his name but he was wonderful. He was so courteous to my mother-in-law and was genuinely interested in her history and family from the old country and in the North End of long ago. What a terrific experience. Highly recommend this restaurant if you want great Italian food, generous portions, great wine and courteous, caring staff !
We dined outside for mothers day. The food and service was great!
Great I wish I went to this place years ago
Unorganized hostess and extremely loud environment. Def not following covid protocols. Still fun to be in North End!
Food was great and hot hostess and waiter really went out of their way to accommodate our larger party.
The food is very, very good and the price is just right. A little loud and crowded, but what we expected. Service was great.
Fresh made pasta in the north end. Veal parm. What more can I say? They always come through with an incredible meal. Love this place to death!
Excellent food and service. Very impressed with the experience overall and I’ve been to many North End restaurants. I will absolutely go back again!
You can order delivery directly from Cantina Italiana using the Order Online button. Cantina Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 723-4577.
Cantina Italiana is rated 4.6 stars by 1954 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.