Osteria Nino

4
997 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osteria Nino strives to be the premier destination for casual, refined Italian cuisine, all while creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for you and your friends and family. Whether you are in the mood for some great Italian wine, local craft beer or Italian influenced cocktails, Osteria Nino has everything you need to satisfy your palate. Come join us for traditional Italian favorites ranging from pastas to heartier entrees, grab a glass of wine, relax and enjoy!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 997 people are saying
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lovegreyhounds
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for indoor and outdoor dining. Fabulous food and drinks

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maura
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I did not enjoy my veal, since half of it was burnt. The truffle French fries were delicious and our waitress was outstanding!

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KaraN
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Osteria Nino! Great place for Italian food.

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vipMelissaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We sat outside but our server must have been new. He brought bread but did not bring plates and silverware. Then he placed our order and when asked for a side of marinara sauce, he brought hot sauce. He took our dessert order, it never came then he came with the check, and we said we ordered dessert? It was then another 20 minutes before the dessert came out. We had finished dessert and then it was another 20 minutes before the check came. It was a LONG night.

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MichelaW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The pizza was incredible and it was the best spicy margarita I have ever had. Will be back for sure. Our waitress was incredibly nice as well

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vipSTMary
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We dined here with our two young children (both under 5) - the food was pretty good and the server was lovely, but the outdoor space was empty except for us and two other tables. It was a relatively chilly evening and they refused to sit us at one of the 20-25 empty tables that were next to a space heater, putting us at a table in the middle of the courtyard. When we asked them if we could sit next to a space heater, particularly given that we had our kids and they tend to get cold easier, they refused and told us those tables were all reserved for reservations (which we had also made). We even promised to leave within an hour (with our kids, there's usually an expiration on how long they'll behave anyway), and they still said no. When we left, a few of the tables had filled but about half the tables next to the space heater were still empty. I noticed two other families who showed up with their kids and they were also seated next to us. We won't be dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was not great

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Efall
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable outdoor dining experience.

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Babs22
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside on a cool sunny day and had a very nice lunch. Upon arriving, we were informed that the kitchen was understaffed & that food was coming out slowly. We didn’t notice it. Our server Kareem was friendly & attentive and brought us bread with dipping oil to munch on while we waited. He checked with us periodically throughout our meal. We had 2 pizzas & they had nice dough and tasty toppings. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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PHAbby
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not for business lunch. Long wait for food. Over a hour. They had some problem at the kitchen.

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vipPaul
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We ordered drinks and food. We ordered the food when the drinks came. Sometime later the waiter came back and asked us if we wanted to order food. We told the waiter we already ordered. Nearly an hour after we were seated, there was still no food. We paid for the drinks and left.
Very poor service.

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cherylb
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good wait staff and we sat outside. Fried raviolis were over cooked. Otherwise food was good. Pizza was great!

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I don't know how the restataurant was, We had reservations and were seated right away. Waited for a server to approach us for 15 minutes. I inquired at the front desk and the host assured me someone would be with us soon. Sat for another 10 minutes and finally left. The servers we saw were busy with large parties and it appeared that no one were concerned with a party of 2. I have worked in the restaurant industry for many years, and the highest priority was greeting a guest within 1 minute. I blame this on bad management and unorganization, probably won't go back. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I understand restaurants are understaffed because of Covid. They did the best they could. However my table was probably the only table that didn’t complain (even though we should have). We orders calamari and arancini. The calamari was over cooked and saturated in grease. The arancini didn’t come until a half hour after the calamari and were ice cold in the middle. We both ordered chicken piccata. Instead of it being traditional chicken piccata it was grilled pieces of chicken mixed in with the linguini with a sauce that was more like soup and it was like eating a salt lick. The food was disgusting. In total we were there for 2 hours. We ate hardly any of the pasta and took it home because we felt bad to say we didn’t like it to the waitress and threw it out when we got back to our car. Worst dining experience in my life.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We first ordered fries for an appetizer, waited over an hour for them, they were also ‘out of pizza’ even though almost half of the menu is pizza. Felt really sorry for the waitress as it wasn’t her fault and she had to apologize to the clients all the time but at the same time the wait time was crazy.

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viptess
New England
90 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a fine time at Osterio. We ordered a large pizza and wine. The Service was wonderful and the pizza was tasty. However, we ordered house Cab and were charged $15.50 per glass. We have been to many Restaurants and have never been charged such a high price for the house wine. Not sure where the mistake was made but we spoke with our server who apologized and adjusted the bill to reflect the house wine correct amount!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We waited an hour and 45 minutes for food and never got our appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience, 3 1/2 hours to get food, there was staff shortage due to a covid outbreak in the kitchen staff.

Poor customer communication, terrible foo, I will never go here again.

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vipEmagee
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Convenient location, but service / food was outrageously slow the evening we went — extending our visit for at least an hour. Our entrees weren't really worth the wait. Bread was good, though. Outdoor dining seating was plentiful and there was a live band until 8pm or so.

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Juniper
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We hadn't been to Nino's in a few months but loved their food in prior visits.
Very disappointing this time! Our meals seemed to be haphazardly thrown together and weren't very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Kitchen was understaffed and main courses took 90 minutes to arrive. Manager was dismissive. Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice, we sat outdoors, and the service was great. There were some kids making noise but I’d hardly blame the restaurant for that. My only issue was the food. Some of it was very good but my pasta, cacio e pepe, was a little undercook with a large number of noodles stuck together during cooking. The sauce also kinda just tasted like pepper water instead of a cheesy pepper sauce. Otherwise it was a great time I may return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had outside seating - cool weather but the outdoor heaters were pretty and efficient. Nice watching the kids playing in the common area between restaurants. Service was good. With that said, food was average. We had pasta and salad dishes and fried calamari. Just ok. Nothing great, not awful. Indoors might have a more quiet, romantic feel to it. Outdoors was more like a family picnic.

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LegalThanksgiving
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It took forever for our meal to arrive, we ordered basic eggplant and chicken parm. The food arrived cold and waitress disappeared. Won’t be coming here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, large portions comfortable atmosphere

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Sully
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Got the Veal Parm, it was excellent. Portion size was big.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great bread and oil! My friend wasnt a fan of the pizza but everyone else got pasta and loved their meals.

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KateL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Arroncini, Mamas Meatballs, fried Ravioli… blackened salmon Caesar salad, the warm bread and oil.the Bolognese sauce is amazing! Drinks.. Lemoncello martini great and the expresso as well. A+ all around!

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JenniferP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and ambiance was very nice outdoors listening to music.

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DebC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were seated outside right away per our reservation. We had to wait 15-20 before a server even acknowledged us. Server spilt water on my daughter. Wait times were extremely long for food and drink. Food was mediocre for the high price. We had to go ask the host for Parmesan cheese since the server never brought it and never came back to check on us. Once we had nicely asked for the cheese and explained the long waits, no manager ever came over and no apology was made to try to make our experience better.

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AhmedT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and enjoyed the live music on the green. It was a wonderful night.

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vipDiner
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was great. Server was fantastic. Good food (pasta for me) and drinks were spot on. I will gladly return.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. Everything was excellent we had a wonderful waiter and the food and service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Salmon undercooked and greasy

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place ! Food was outstanding !
Was going to the North End decided to try here instead . Glad we did

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lobsterlover
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

For casual dining this can be a good choice. Limited menu with several different pizza choices. Had the orecchiette which comes with sausage and it was very good. Calamari was ok as was the scampi. Certainly not fine dining but overall enjoyable and a comfortable outdoor seating arrangement.

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vipMaggie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice. Glad they have reopened for lunch. Hopefully, lunch sandwiched will be back.

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vipOut2eat
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience good outside dining. Live music on the lawn

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GMS93
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

$200 for 4 drinks, kids chicken fingers, a caprese salad and chicken parm. Waitress did her best with long wait times in what seemed to be an understaffed location. Will not be returning.

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vipLisaP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely and loved the special dessert!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria Nino using the Order Online button. Osteria Nino also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osteria Nino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 272-1600.

Osteria Nino is rated 4 stars by 997 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.