Pellana

4.8
1221 reviews
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Steakhouse
We serve the finest Prime Grade Steaks and Chops as well as the freshest seafood that arrives daily and is simply prepared to express its true flavor.
Our award winning wine list is a shining example of our caliber of restaurant. It boasts over 400 bottles of the finest varietals from The United States, Italy, France, Germany, South America & beyond. Come join us for an intimate dinner, a gathering of friends & family or a nightcap at the bar. We’ll show you why so many call us the North Shore’s best "Boston Experience."
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JL
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Scallops special is very good! Seafood platter is just average with limited choices. Poterhouse Steak was overly charred and tasted bitter. We noted it's special 70th birthday celebration but received no special attention with greetings or a special treat as most fine dining restaurant would do. The waiter Jim was average in terms of service; however the busboy did a good job.

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l
New England
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything waa excellent. Our waiter was attentive and the food was outstanding and cooked to perfection.

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RM
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Easter. Service was excellent and food was wonderful. The only very small issue was the music was quite loud. A great place for a special occasion.

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RF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this place never disappoints...i love everything about this place. By far, my favorite steakhouse

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CJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect--food, waiter, restrooms, table setting, food, service......all

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entire experience was positive. Food was great, service excellent, and a good time was had by all.

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e
New England
172 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

still best steak, best ambience , and best service on the North Shore.

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R
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice evening. The dinner was excellent.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pellana's was accomodating from the time of reservation, we had elderly relatives with mobility issues, and they sat us at the perfect table. Jon was our server and he could not have been more attentive or pleasant. The food was cooked to perfection and the portions were just right. It is the best restaurant on the north shore as far as my family is concerned and that's why we celebrate every big occasion with Pellana.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my moms birthday. We had Jason as our waiter. He is by far the best waiter that has taken care of me. His service was impeccable. Made you feel so comfortable. That is why we always go back there and have him for our waiter. The Ribeye that I had was perfect !!!!

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B
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Gina was our server and as always makes us feel like we are family. The food was exceptional.

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JS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place! The food, service, and ambiance were notable and above expectations. All the wait staff was helpful, friendly, and warm. We will visit again soon!

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L
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. I had tuna tartare to start and it was the best I have ever had.
All four of us loved the evening .

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P
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Anniversary was a lovely, relaxing experience. Food was excellent!

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EH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times and never disappointed. Food spectacular. Perfect steaks. Our server Brian was exceptional

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The only concern is not to them, but to myself - I cannot afford it regularly.
Nevertheless, I am planning to be back when I am looking for really good place and (temporarily) do not care about the price.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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BS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner that my family set up for my birthday. We had Roberto, who served us with an "old world" standard -- we felt that we were his only table, and that everything in his being was focused on us having the dinner of our lives. We were in very good care throughout the meal, and the food was absolutely sublime: tender cuts of very tasty steak, seafood, etc. It was one of those meals that you might say was an investment from a financial perspective, but worth every penny from how much we enjoyed the meal and the service, and how the combination of those helped us enjoy each other. Bravo, Pellana's, and thank you so much, Roberto!

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k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great, sumptuous meal with leftovers. Ambience is classic steakhouse intimate and cozy. Service is spot on-knowledgable, not stuffy or hovering and very gracious. Yes, expensive, but portions are generous including cocktails and wine pours. I never feel I've not gotten my money's worth

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than the Capital Grille … and I love the Capital Grille!

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b
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Pellana several times over the past few years and it is always superb! Food, ambiance, and service are all top notch!

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C
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Coincidentally, Jim has been our server the last few meals at Pellana and he is an expert at timing his visits to our table. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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WM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always consistently excellent. Atmosphere much improved with the well done expansion

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R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Being a steakhouse, I measure it based on its steaks. They were superb. Cocktails were good and generously portioned, as well. My only food complaint was the scalloped potatoes which arrived at the table barely warm, and still crunchy. Service was attentive, but we felt a bit rushed.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not like seating....table too small. Next time would prefer bigger table.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic hidden gem. Our reservation was for 6pm, but got seated as soon as we arrived. Wine list was good with reasonably priced options for most tastes. We had the seafood tower to start and was perfect for our party of three. We had the bone in ribeye and bone in filets all cooked exactly as ordered. Finished the night with a healthy slice of six layer carrot cake that was heavenly. The service was great, friendly and attentive. We be back again for sure.

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SV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the food to the service. We will definitely be going back.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, like always.
Always willing to go back.
One of the best on the North Shore

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k
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here numerous times and it's one of my favorite steakhouses out of the local steakhouses and that includes the ones in Boston like Chops and the chains like Ruth Chris's & Morton's plus the North Shore ones like Strega Prime & Davio's. I love the atmosphere, the professional service, and of course, the lovely steaks. The bar makes fantastic cocktails and they have a great wine menu with half bottles of some really nice wines (that's unusual). Great for special occasions or just because you want a really good steak!

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ME
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great wine list, amazing steak and the au gratin potatoes were fabulous. Ambiance is wonderful. Service is a little slow - not a complaint... just don’t go here and be in a rush. And, honestly, here - there is no reason to be.

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SG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

There's no question about the quality and outstanding taste and preparation of all the items on the menu. However, I was surprised during this visit to the feel rushed to order our courses. Also, the wine service wasn't done properly as it's been done in the past. Also quite noticeably the women at the table weren't served first nor was the table served and cleared all at once. It's also always been a nice touch when a guest visits the restroom, they come back to a folded napkin at their place setting by the server, that was missing also. These are things that have been on-point in previous visits to Pellana's. Of course, these are just observations and would never deter me and my guests from visiting again, I just wanted to communicate the difference. Thank you for an outstanding meal.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, and service were excellent. Bar very crowded and not conducive to getting a drink while one waits for table -virtually impossible

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DM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was top notch. Our waiter was fantastic. All the food came out prepared as requested. Drinks were good. A great special occasion restaurant on par with like kind restaurants in Boston. Seems a bit loud, though. Can’t wait to go again!

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AC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the best. This is the only restaurant we go to for special occasions.

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NT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James our waiter was fabulous.
The food was served hot and the presentation was good.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was fantastic. The restaurant is a little too dark, but I did enjoy myself. Will definitely be back.

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the manager accommodating me with my boyfriends diabetic dessert all the way to the dinning assistants bringing water. Everything was perfect. Pellana is always my go to for great food without driving to Boston.

Keep up the good work.

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r
New England
47 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing special all that done that food, good but change it up a littke

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just a little dark for my liking. Everything else was incredible! Cannot wait to go back.

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TO
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Best steak I've had in yes. Great place for special occasion.

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