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Best Italian Restaurants in South End


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A photo of Terra at Eataly Boston restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Back Bay
Booked 117 times today
Terra at Eataly Boston, a contemporary Italian restaurant, consistently impresses guests with their varied seasonal menu and high-quality Italian cuisine. Praised for its “authentic and high quality” meals, Terra champions Italian classics, from the prosciutto and cheese board to the fettuccine with beef and pork ragu, which have been described as “delicious” and “outstanding.” The wine list, representative of fine Italian wines, further enhances the dining experience. Customers laud the “excellent” service and the vibrant atmosphere, where food enthusiasts congregate to savor every bite. Despite a minor setback due to an out-of-service elevator, Terra's captivating blend of exquisite Italian fare, efficient service, and lively ambiance earns it rave reviews.
A photo of Trattoria Il Panino restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North End
Booked 211 times today
Located in the North End of Boston, Trattoria Il Panino is highly praised for its exceptional Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers an extensive menu, complemented by a selection of fine wines and cocktails. The house special, lobster Fra Diavolo, and the restaurant's homemade pasta are consistently highlighted in reviews. Customers also rave about the "delicious and satisfying" dishes, expressing their appreciation for the authentic Italian cuisine. Delicious cocktails, such as the pistachio martini, add to the experience. Trattoria Il Panino is described as "easily the best Italian food in Boston", and many customers emphasize their eagerness to return, vouching for the quality and consistency of its gastronomical offerings.
A photo of La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Boston restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Back Bay
Booked 44 times today
La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Boston is praised for its authentic Italian cuisine, with customers labeling it as one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston. Its Neapolitan-style pizza is particularly noteworthy, having been compared to the quality one finds in Italy. The restaurant's delight lies in its simple, yet beautifully presented dishes, which are said to be a celebration of ingredients. Customers rave about the enjoyable ambiance and outstanding service. Located in the Prudential Center, the place also offers a unique dining experience reminiscent of an Italian marketplace. Despite being busy, the service is efficient, and the food consistently delicious.
A photo of Contessa - Boston restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Back Bay
Booked 59 times today
Reigning over Back Bay and The Boston Public Garden, Contessa is the crown jewel of dining atop one of Boston’s most glamorous hotels, The Newbury Boston. Delightfully re-imagined, this enclosed rooftop destination is inspired by the old-world resorts of Europe and the lasting estates of Italy where classic grand trattoria cuisine awaits. Designed like a conservatory with a glass roof and retractable panels for open air dining, the rooftop space feels like a “garden in the sky” where diners relax in a sun-soaked room for breakfast, lunch, or brunch or take in the sunset and starry skies over cocktails and dinner. Contessa is Boston's first culinary destination from hospitality powerhouse Major Food Group, led by founders Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick.
A photo of Sorellina Boston restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Back Bay
Booked 50 times today
Sorellina Boston is a premier choice for anyone seeking an authentic Italian culinary experience. Located in the heart of Boston, it's no wonder why customers find themselves returning to this delightful eatery. Reviewers have hailed it as "the most amazing Italian I've had in the US!" and "the best modern Italian I have ever had." Their menu is a collection of traditional Italian dishes expertly crafted, from their selection of Pasta like Gnocchi and Ravioli, to their Desserts such as Tiramisu and Cioccolato. It's not just the food that is acclaimed, the ambience and service have also been described as "impeccable" and "romantic and elegant." From the reviews, it is safe to say that Sorellina Boston offers a perfect blend of traditional Italian cuisine, exceptional service, and a warm, inviting atmosphere.
A photo of MIDA - South End restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South End
Booked 55 times today
MIDA - South End has become a cornerstone for authentic Italian cuisine in Boston. Patrons cannot give enough praise for the restaurant's exceptional service, creative drinks, and most importantly, their superbly crafted dishes. Embracing the spirit of Italian culinary tradition, the restaurant particularly shines with its pasta offerings. One visitor even proclaimed that MIDA served some of the best pasta he has eaten in Boston. From the flavorful risotto to inventive desserts, the food consistently leaves an unforgettable impression. Gluten-friendly options and a welcoming ambiance only adds to the restaurant's inclusive allure. Whether it's a spontaneous date night or a dedicated trip from New York, MIDA promises a memorable dining experience steeped in authenticity and warmth.
A photo of Bar Mezzana restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • South End
Booked 32 times today
Bar Mezzana has earned itself formidable acclaim among Italian food enthusiasts as it continues to serve up delightful and innovative Italian cuisine. Located in the increasingly vibrant Ink Block neighborhood, the restaurant's food receives persistent praise from patrons. Among their culinary accolades are their crudo, highly praised for its originality and exceptional taste, and their pasta dishes which have garnered rave reviews for their authenticity and flavor. Reviews such as, "Simply the best Italian food I've ever had. It became a daily place to dine while I was in town on business. Going to miss it very much," and "As someone married to an Italian I'm used to good Italian food in Italy, this would be great food in Italy!" underline the restaurant's dedication to providing high-quality Italian food. With repeated commendations for their attentive service, superb wine list, and warm, welcoming ambiance, Bar Mezzana has secured its place as a must-visit destination for succulent Italian fare.
A photo of Bricco restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North End
Booked 111 times today
Bricco, located in the heart of Boston's North End, is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, a fact reinforced by numerous glowing reviews. Patrons commend the restaurant for its outstanding food, great wine selection, and excellent service. Its varied menu, featuring a broad range of spirits, cocktails, and wines, is particularly appreciated. Dishes such as Lamb veal and Short Rib, Sea Bass, and their unique Zucchini Flowers appetizer come highly recommended. Reviewers have described their dining experience at Bricco as "amazing," "delicious," and "a treat," confirming that Bricco offers a truly authentic and unforgettable Italian dining experience.
A photo of Eva restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Back Bay
Booked 39 times today
Eva, located in the heart of Boston, is an iconic destination for Contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant has been praised in numerous reviews for its exceptional food, vibrant atmosphere, and top-notch service. Patrons love the unique and delicious dishes on offer, ranging from the popular margarita pizza to the memorable steak tips. The adeptness of Eva's staff in creating a warm, inviting environment is consistently remarked upon, with accolades for their friendliness and attentiveness. Moreover, the upbeat and fun ambiance is ideal for socializing, making it a favorite for both locals and visitors. The restaurant's prime location on Newbury street and its ability to maintain good service even during busy times like New Year's Eve highlight its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
A photo of Porto restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Back Bay
Booked 26 times today
Porto, a gem located in Boston, is highly praised for its exceptional Italian cuisine. The glowing reviews highlight the superb quality of dishes, varying from pasta with wild mushrooms and duck confit, to the authentic Italian cheesecake. The delectable tuna tartare, delightful tiramisu, and the best Puttanesca sauce the city has to offer are not to be missed. Patrons appreciate the amazing service and the charming outdoor patio, making their dining experience unforgettable. Whether you are a seafood lover who would indulge in the Piatto Di Mare entre, or a meat lover, who would savor the flavorsome octopus and skirt steak, Porto is undoubtedly a destination restaurant.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in South End

Discover the essence of Italian dining in Boston's South End, an area celebrated for its vibrant culinary scene. This neighborhood offers a variety of Italian eateries, each presenting unique interpretations of traditional and contemporary Italian dishes. From expertly crafted pasta and risotto to inventive seafood preparations, these restaurants pride themselves on using fresh, seasonal ingredients to deliver authentic Italian flavors. The dining experience is enhanced by the distinct ambiances that range from cozy, family-style settings to more sophisticated, chic environments. Each establishment is committed to providing exemplary service, ensuring a memorable meal for every guest. Moreover, the South End's Italian restaurants are renowned for their commitment to quality, drawing both locals and visitors alike who seek a genuine taste of Italy in Greater Boston. Whether you're a connoisseur of Italian cuisine or exploring it for the first time, the South End offers an Italian culinary adventure that promises to delight.

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