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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Akame Nigiri and Sake restaurant
5.0
5 (79)
$50 and over
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
Located in Lexington’s Historical district Akame Nigiri and Sake offers an un-traditional Omakase experience. Akame Nigiri and Sake will be offering a 15 Course Omakase for $180 per person. The Omakase focuses on Japanese Seafood flown in directly from Toyosu fish market. While seated at our 6 seat Omakase Bar, guest will be able to enjoy a semi-private Omakase experience skillfully crafted by Chef Michael Monaco. Seating's will be held Thursday at 6:15, Friday and Saturday at 6:15pm and 8:30pm. All Allergies and food aversions must be communicated 72 hours in advance, so we have time to make adequate changes. Due to the nature of the meal touch sensitive Shellfish and Crustaceans Allergies cannot be accommodated.












Top review
Peace
Dined 1 day ago
It was just myself and my son at Akame Nigire and Sake, so that's why it was on the quieter side. We loved the food! Each course was so elegant and creative. We watched each item get made, were told about the ingredients and could ask any questions - was an experience as much as delicious food!!
A photo of Omakase at Shore Leave restaurant
4.9
4.9 (41)
$50 and over
Sushi
South End
About the restaurant
Join us at the sushi counter at Shore Leave for a special chef's tasting menu! Expect a variety of bites including nigiri, sashimi, and tempura. The meal is timed to be a 45 minute experience. Please arrive 10 minutes early. The whole meal is paced so that you can enjoy the nigiri the moment it is made! As soon as you finish one piece, you’re handed the next by our sushi chef, who is right in front of you at the counter. We offer a curated selection of sake, beer, and wine to accompany your omakase. Come early or stay late to enjoy cocktails and additional snacks at the Shore Leave! We accept parties of 1-6 Sunday through Wednesday from 5:30-9:30pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
We had our first Omakase experience for my girlfriend’s birthday. The food was great and the staff took great care of us. They threw in a few extra treats and courses to make her birthday meal special. Left thoroughly sated and she was delighted
A photo of Fresh Boston restaurant
5.0
5 (4)
$30 and under
American
South Boston
About the restaurant
If you have to cancel, please give us as much advance notice as possible. We have a 10 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running late. Thank you!

Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 10:30a - 3:00p. We also serve our full lunch menu during Brunch

We are all about the good vibes here at Fresh Boston, drawing from our original location on Nantucket! We have a full bar, full liquor store, & full dine-in area as well as "grab & go". Our unique concept has everything you need with a vibe

>We are open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)
> Brunch Saturday + Sunday 10:30a-3p (we also serve our full lunch menu during brunch)
>Our Liquor Store is fully stocked with spirits, beer, seltzers & over 225 facings of wine.
>Catering & Private Events freshboston.com/catering
Top review
KelsieL
Dined on Dec 22, 2023
Absolutely love fresh my new favorite restaurant in Southie! Highly recommend
A photo of EVOO restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2166)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Cambridge
About the restaurant
At EVOO we serve eclectic, New American cuisine focusing on sustainable and local ingredients. EVOO is located in the heart of Kendall Square; MIT, Microsoft, Google, Sanofi/Genzyme, Biogen and the Cambridge Innovation Center are just a few of our neighbors. Chef Peter McCarthy's ever changing dinner menu offers EVOO classics such as our Chinese Box filled with Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Hoisin Braised Beef and our Garlic and Parsley Studded Beef Tenderloin.

At EVOO, we have three private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests, or the entire restaurant may be reserved for up to 100 guests. We are available for corporate events, weddings, bridal or baby showers, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions. We also have a great outdoor patio in the nicer months.

We are proud to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified. We hope to see you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Thank you for all the wonderful meals and the best hospitality in the business.
A photo of Molinari's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (395)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
“I wanted to do a place with good Italian comfort food. The simplicity of it, the freshness of it, the quality of ingredients that you get to work with.” They specialize in that quintessential Italian comfort food – pizza. “I think it’s great that the city of Boston is turning around and starting to become known for pizza like the other big cities in the country,” he said. “It is such a simple food but it all comes down to the quality of ingredients.” It’s all done out of an open kitchen where the star of the show is Molinari’s wood burning oven.
Top review
Lucky7vip
Dined 3 days ago
This was our first time at Molinari and we hope to be back. Wonderful food and service. Very welcoming to patrons, old and new.
A photo of Piccolo Nido restaurant
4.9
4.9 (296)
$31 to $50
Italian
North End
About the restaurant
Piccolo Nido in Boston is an Italian restaurant with a family atmosphere, owned and operated by chef Pino Irano from Napoli. Piccolo Nido’s dinner menu includes a daily soup option, as well as classic antipasto and pasta dishes. Enjoy an espresso or cappuccino with dessert, and enjoy getting to know Pino when he steps out of the kitchen to greet the patrons.

Entrees at Piccolo Nido include favorites such as spaghetti and gnocchi, but also has options for lovers of true Italian flavors, such as veal and trout. The fresh catch of the day is also available for the freshest seafood around, and diners can also enjoy tiramisu or a dessert of the day.


Top review
Brianvip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent homemade Italian cuisine. Food was delicious. Our server, Fortunado, was friendly, knowledgeable, and best of all fun. A definite place to dine in the north end.
A photo of Via Cannuccia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (263)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
HomeMade Italian Deliciousness - Bakery/Pizzeria/Trattoria

Time limits for tables set in our restaurant:

For 1-2 customers 1h 30m

For 3-4 customers 1h 45m

For 5-6 customers 2h 00m

For 7+ customers 2h 30m
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We had another wonderful meal and can't wait to go back.
A photo of Rossetti Restaurant of Lynn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2492)
$30 and under
Italian
Lynn
About the restaurant
Rossetti Restaurant aims to serve well executed, traditional Italian cuisine, alongside the art of mixology and inspired craft cocktails. Our kitchen offers a variety of classic and new age dishes with nothing but the best ingredients. Our bar and resident mixologists offer fantastic service and cocktails, highlighted by details: hand-cut ice, house made bitters, barrel aged concoctions, and daily fresh squeezed juices. We aim to please all of our guests, and make sure we create a casually elegant, but most importantly, comfortable atmosphere. We hope to see you there!
Top review
Beach
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
It was a delightful evening of wonderful food! The server was very knowledgeable and explained each dish in detail. Their menu was prepared with care and a variety of different takes on classic dishes. Chef Bob Rossetti stopped by our table to great us and o congratulate my granddaughter on her recent graduation which added to our pleasant experience!
A photo of Vuolo's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (129)
$30 and under
Italian
Winthrop
About the restaurant
Named after our beloved grandfather, we are a small family-owned establishment built on a commitment to making every patron that walks through our doors feel they are at home. Our approach, in addition to supplying friendly and attentive service, is to take the traditional Italian cuisine that our family grew up eating and elevate it to something new and fresh.


Mangia!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
First time at Vuolo’s to celebrate the end of the school year with my husband and two sons. Excellent from start to finish! The service and food were outstanding. From the bread and mocktails, to the main dishes…we will be back, definite recommend!!
A photo of Giulia Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1728)
$31 to $50
Italian
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Giulia is a chef-owned regional Italian restaurant located between Harvard and Porter Squares in Cambridge. It is the first restaurant of award-winning Chef Michael Pagliarini. Its reputation has spread nationally with frequent out of town guests as well as Boston area locals.

Giulia puts a particular emphasis on hand-crafted pastas, made each day on our custom-built chef’s table adjacent to the open kitchen.

Best of Boston Italian Restaurant. All Italian wine list with unique Italian varietals. Local purveyors, dry aged local beef, burrata di andria, stone milled flours, vegetarian options.

Giulia is currently open for indoor dining and limited outdoor dining. We accept reservations up to two weeks in advance. To reserve a patio table, please call us at 617-441-2800. All reservations made online are for indoors only. Kindly note that our patio is uncovered so reservations there are weather dependent and will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Always delicious! Nice staff, great ambiance, and the food is delightful!
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