The Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

Full of historic sites, charming neighborhoods, beautiful public parks, a wide variety of museums and world-class dining options, it’s no wonder that Boston is one of the most popular cities in the country. The Massachusetts capital has plenty of great attractions, including the Freedom Trail, Beacon Bill and Boston Public Garden. Catch a game at Fenway Park, check out the bar where they filmed Cheers and be sure to indulge in some of the amazing food that Boston has to offer. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the options, whether you’re grabbing a bite of street food at Faneuil Hall or sitting down to an elegant dinner in the Back Bay. One thing that makes Beantown famous is the abundance of Italian eateries - so many it can be dizzying! Check out our Tastemaker Lists of where to find the very best Italian restaurants in Boston.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Giulia Restaurant, Coppa, MIDA
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Cambridge, South End
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Giulia Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
1,321 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Located on Mass Ave in Cambridge, Giulia is an Italian restaurant with a perfect blend of spirited cooking and gracious hospitality. The convenient location between Harvard and Porter Squares makes is...

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Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
1,093 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

Coppa is a small, intimate eatery tucked on a quiet side street in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Known for being one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston, it features small plates created...

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MIDA

$$$$·Italian·
South End
1,581 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

MIDA is a South End neighborhood restaurant, inspired by the simplicity of classic Italian cooking. They believe in being generous and thoughtful in the ways they prepare food and share with the local...

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Fat Hen Broadway East

$$$$·Italian·
Somerville
335 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

Located on Broadway in Somerville, near Tufts University, Assembly Row and Partners Health Care, the Fat Hen Broadway East is the sister restaurant to La Brasa. The focus here is on modern Italian tas...

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Sportello

$$$$·Italian·
Fort Point Channel
2,371 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Sportello is a modern take on the classic diner and offers a menu of chef Barbara Lynch’s trattoria-inspired Italian cuisine. The atmosphere here at this Fort Point Channel hot spot, is casual and liv...

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Bin 26 Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
492 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Bin 26 Enoteca is one of Beacon Hill’s most authentic Italian restaurants. It’s a charming neighborhood spot designed for snacking and sharing small plates or indulging in a full meal. Their mission i...

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Serafina - Boston Back Bay

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
208 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups

Serafina, located on Newbury Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, is all about authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers an intimate, casual atmosphere to enjoy lunch, dinner and a de...

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Sorellina Boston

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
4,483 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Located on Huntington Avenue in Back Bay, Sorellina is a contemporary Italian-Mediterranean cuisine served in an upbeat and sophisticated environment. The staff wants to provide you with a memorable d...

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Toscano Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
2,648 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

Toscano is all about fresh seafood caught off the Tuscan coast. It’s definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston for those looking for tasty and inventive seafood dishes. Located on charm...

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Viale

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
809 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

Located in the vibrant Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Viale is a fun, casual, upscale restaurant focused on the flavors of Italy and New England. The menu features fresh pastas and dishes f...

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Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
2,918 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

In the mood for classic Italian pizza but not sure where to go? Head to Scampo restaurant on the first floor of Boston’s Liberty Hotel. It is a culinary destination that draws in foodies from all over...

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Terra at Eataly Boston

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Back Bay
2,274 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Located on the third floor of Eataly Boston, Terra is an awesome place for Italian food in the Back Bay neighborhood. The dining room centers around a wood-burning Italian grill and the smell of fire ...

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Mare

$$$$·Italian·
North End
1,766 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

In the mood for delectable Italian seafood? Look no further than Mare, which is the Italian word for ‘sea.’ This North End hotspot has a casual elegant vibe, prime location and amazing food, making it...

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Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
351 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Table is one of the newest restaurants to hit the famous North End, aka “Little Italy” of Boston. They focus on delivering a supremely rewarding experience with their old-school eating adventures. It’...

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Gran Gusto

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
950 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Gran Gusto, located on Sherman Street in Cambridge, prides themselves on delivering a high-quality meal for a very affordable price. They are a totally in-house production and each plate starts with f...

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Tony & Elaine's

$$$$·Italian·
North End
491 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food

Tony and Elaine’s is the newest addition to the growing empire of Nick Frattaroli. Located in the North End, this popular Italian place took over the Amici space on Washington Street. The interior boa...

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Forcella

$$$$·Italian·
North End
400 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

Forcella, considered one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston, is the place to go if you’re looking for old school Italian cuisine. Located in the North End, this is a tiny restaurant that’s perf...

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