The Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

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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.

Restaurants:Giulia Restaurant, Coppa, Bar Mezzana
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Cambridge, South End

Giulia Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
1,166 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 PorRead more
98% recommended
Italian in Boston / New England
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Coppa

$$$$·Italian·
South End
843 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 Read more
96% recommended
Italian in Boston

Bar Mezzana

$$$$·Italian·
South End
937 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
For amazing Italian food that focuses on fresh and tasty seafood creations, head to Bar Mezzana in the Ink Block in South End. It is a coastal Italian eatery by industry gurus HeatRead more
97% recommended
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MIDA

$$$$·Italian·
South End
1,129 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 Read more
94% recommended
Italian in Boston

Fat Hen Broadway East

$$$$·Italian·
Somerville
330 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 oRead more
92% recommended
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Benedetto

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
280 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
For one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston that also features an awesome cocktail menu, head to Benedetto on Bennett Street in Cambridge. Here, they stick to the honesty andRead more
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Boston
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Sportello

$$$$·Italian·
Fort Point Channel
2,305 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 spoRead more
86% recommended

Bin 26 Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
396 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 mRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Boston / New England

Serafina - Boston Back Bay

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
133 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
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 luRead more
81% recommended

Sorellina

$$$$·Italian·
Back Bay
4,177 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 yoRead more
92% recommended
Special Occasion in Boston

Toscano Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
2,570 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
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 dishRead more
93% recommended
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Viale

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
704 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 freshRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in Boston

Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

$$$$·Italian·
Beacon Hill
2,671 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 fRead more
87% recommended
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Terra at Eataly Boston

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Back Bay
1,841 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 anRead more

Mare

$$$$·Italian·
North End
1,381 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 amaRead more
94% recommended

Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
236 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 eaRead more
95% recommended
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Gran Gusto

$$$$·Italian·
Cambridge
866 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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 eachRead more
91% recommended

Tony & Elaine's

$$$$·Italian·
North End
320 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
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 StreRead more
92% recommended

Forcella

$$$$·Italian·
North End
259 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 reRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Boston

Cinquecento Roman Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
South End
1,390 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, located on Harrison Ave in the South End neighborhood, is one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston. It’s a comfortable but lively spot that feels Read more
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