Pellinos Ristorante

4.6
124 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Now offering outdoor and indoor dining. Pellinos Italian Restaurant has been operating since 1992. We are located in the heart of the North End, on the freedom trail. We serve regional, rustic and bold Italian cuisine. Fresh Pastas of Gnocchi, Pappardella and Raviolis are made daily on premise. Sauces, Soups, Desserts, Dressings and all dishes are prepared from scratch. We serve our savory warm eggplant caponata spread with our warm freshly baked ciabatta bread. Knowledgeable and friendly staff will cater to all your needs. Pellinos Italian Restaurant is available for luncheon and dinner events. We can accommodate up to 50 diners. Award winning dishes; served in a warm intimate North End setting creates a surreal mood for the vibrant cuisine. Now offering outdoor dining.

We offer delivery through GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 124 people are saying
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JessiK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a peanut and tree nut allergy - this is the first restaurant that I’ve visited that’s 100% nut free. I felt so safe eating, Our server Justin was awesome and the food was super tasty! I will definitely be coming back!

KH
KateH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted a good Italian meal in the North End and found it in Pellinos. It’s not a flashy place with waiters standing outside beckoning you in, though that’s a good thing in my opinion. The wait staff is very attentive, food came quickly, and it was delicious. My mom is Italian and a trained and excellent cook. I’ve eaten my way through Italy and as far as Italian food prepared in America goes, I was quite pleased. It’s a cozy spot with good food and good wine at comparable prices. What more can one ask?

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CWD1980
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Quick service!! Friendly wait staff!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day before Mother’s Day dinner. Great restaurant, friendly staff, excellent food.

GA
GregoryA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent & service was terrific. Would definitely recommend.

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essiem
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the North End! Never come to Boston without dinner at Pellinos

JB
JeffB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only ones in the restaurant for a late lunch. I always get bruschetta at Italian restaurants and it was perfect! Everyone at the table enjoyed. I had ravioli for my main course, two others had fish, and the other three had spaghetti. All were fantastic. A small restaurant, friendly waitress. All good.

WM
WillM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I and our two daughters returned to Pellinos this past Saturday after initially finding it this past fall. Due to covid this was our first indoor dining experience in several months and so happy we chose Pellinos as it was outstanding! Can’t wait to return again real soon.

ZS
ZachS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, happy experience!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No nuts at all so it was a plussss and it was soooo good

KS
KatelynS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Kind waitress and good food. Would recommend and go again

VS
VanessaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Charming and amazing food! We had the window seat which was perfect, service was quick and food portions were good.

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vipElijah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice, small quiet restaurant in the heart of the North End.

JF
vipJuliaF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The lobster ravioli was to die for! So fresh, amazing sauce, thin homemade pasta. Very quiet place, not great for a loud group of friends like ours. Service was accommodating and flexible.

JP
JamesP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A gem in the North End. Always a favorite of ours. Glad to see they are open in the Pandemic. Very good menu, cocktails, and service.

CH
vipChristianH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Went for NYE dinner and unfortunately it wasn’t our best experience. I think they were having an off night, we usually love them!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Veal Amalfi was great. The service was delightful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A welcome respite on a rainy day, our hostess was attentive and food was fresh and delicious. Will definitely visit again, a great value

KD
KathyD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pros: loved sitting outside on Prince Street; nicely spaced tables and no cars driving by your table; really nice atmosphere; food portions were medium sized— not too little, not too much; value was as expected for a table of 4; Non-pasta food was very good (shrimp & chicken)

Cons: waited a bit for water in our glasses; service was not welcoming/ seemed disinterested; and I agree with others that the pasta was bland/ tasteless; no garlic in shrimp scampi? raviolis had minimal cheese in them? Side pasta tasteless?

I would be willing to give it another try;

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in from AZ. Everything was perfect!!! They are doing a great job w outdoor seating too. Will definitely be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here several times and it's always the same ..great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!

KT
KathyT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my husband and I enjoy Pellino's every year for our anniversary. this year we shared the experience with friends, they LOVED it. we have recommended Pellino's to everyone who will listen. Our favorite spot in the north end. <3

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was lovely! We had a great time dining outdoors and really enjoyed the food. Definitely recommend the cannolis.

LC
vipLowCarber
New England
50 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meet friends for a late lunch/early dinner at Pellinos, sitting outside on Prince Street. The ambiance is perfect. Fun to have tourists walk by far enough away to feel safe. The food was terrific. I had Veal Saltinboca which was yummy. Everyone else enjoyed their meals. We started off with an antipasto and garlic bread. Both excellent. We shared a dessert - chocolate molten cake - was devoured by all 4 of us.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband loved the pappardelle roasted corn. The server was very attentive with refilling our water glasses.

WM
WillM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This past Saturday evening my wife and I are our two teenage daughters visited the restaurant for our very first time. We made a reservation via Open-table earlier in the morning and shortly afterwards someone from the restaurant called to confirm the reservation which was a nice touch and an indication of how good our visit would be. Originally we were seated outside, however, due to raindrops we asked to be seated inside which our waitress, who’s name I feel so bad I can’t remember, quickly sat our inside. She was phenomenal asking us about drinks and bring it out bread & olive oil. We ordered the antipasto appetizer, which was delicious, and really appreciated that she didn’t rush us to take our dinner orders. All four of our meals were outstanding including my Veal Portafino which was so delicious as well as my wife’s Lobster Ravioli. We have been so many times to the north end for dinner at other establishments but somehow had never come across this hidden gem, but rest assured we will definitely be back to Pellino’s soon and it will become our favorite.

-Will Mendonca
Taunton, MA

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vipRiccardo
New England
53 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dinner on a perfect night. Natalia was great!

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Tess
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Pellinos. The outdoor seating was comfortable and the service was friendly and COVID-cautious. We had the pappardelle bolognese and lobster ravioli and loved them both.

LD
LynneD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu! Great specials !
Homemade pasta!
What a good value!

NL
NancyL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & the atmosphere was great.
I highly recommend the calamari!!

JE
JakeE
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was fabulous, service, food quality, price. The servers were attentive with great personalities. The only issue was the inability to split the check between two couples. Ruins the mood when have to figure who ordered what and how much each item was. I know we could just split our check evenly but how is that fair when one couple are conservative and cost conscious while the other spends extravagantly that’s not even. With computers the restaurant should be able to take care of their customers easier than in days gone by. A minor issue but an issue nonetheless

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was the best server with amazing recommendations! The food was delicious. We highly recommend the chicken risotto, lobster ravioli, and spaghetti carbonara. The perfect dinner spot in the North End!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only beer and wine

GP
GailP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my daughter. They always make you feel special here and the food is amazing

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for my son. Pellinos is excellent service and the food is amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good but food was thoroughly mediocre. You're paying for the North End experience but not really getting it in return. It's not bad... but it's not great, either.

FAQs

Pellinos Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pellinos Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 227-7300.

Pellinos Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 124 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.