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Pellinos Ristorante

4.3
28 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Daily
Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(617) 227-7300
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Francesco Pellino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hanover Street
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Parking details
Pellino's Ristorante validates parking at the Parcel 7 Garage, located within walking distance at 136 Blackstone Street, Boston MA.; The phone number to the garage is 617-973-0421. Up to 3 hours of parking for $3.00.
Please check our website at www.pellinos.com for map and additional parking information
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Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The restaurant is fine - it's one of a few dozen in the North End that are all pretty similar. The food was mediocre for all four of us in my group, the service was hurried, and the prices were ridiculous. But, it's completely in line with every other restaurant in the North End, and we knew that going in. Our expectations were met, and that's why we only eat in the North End once a year. If you have a specific reason for dining in the North End and eating Italian, then this is a fine choice. However, don't expect the best Italian food in the Boston area (my favorites are La Morra in Brookline, or Sweet Basil in Needham).

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The restaurant is small and intimate. My food was delicious (mushroom ravioli), as was one of my friends (carbonara), however the meatballs were plain and under flavored from the third persons meal. The service was slow even though it wasn’t full but the waiter was very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went to Pellino’s for our friends birthday and we were so happy with our choice.

Our friends want to go back as soon as possible.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food, but lacking in atmosphere. Hostess / waitress was pushy and a bit brusque, but she grew on us over the course of the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Best lamb chops in town

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food and service were amazing. Antipasto feeds 2 easy, Fresh pasta was awesome and chocolate molten cake was the best. Our server was great

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Everything was fantastic! Great North End atmosphere- try their “ Signature Dishes” for a very memorable experience.

Service was 5-star!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We were pleased with our dining experience, we had the meatball app, veal special and penne a la vodka. All were excellent. Service was alsovery good. We had a nice cozy window seat. It was a Sunday night so it was quiet, not sure what it would be like on a busy night. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service was excellent. I loved the mussels and veal parmigiana. Service was great, and portions were ample! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Mother’s 73rd Birthday

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Our group had a lovely meal at Pellino's. Even our resident first-generation Italian-American gave the food raves. Most of us has pasta; it was fresh and delicious. We shared a collection of antipasti which was almost a meal in itself. Of the house-made desserts, the tiramisu was a standout (the cannolis were good, too). Our server was pleasant and attentive. We'll definitely be back--as a group and individually.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing food - both simple and more elaborate options. Adorable atmosphere. It's off the beaten path and it's not on the main strip of Hanover St in the North End, which makes for a quaint, neighborhood feel with authentic food!

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Homemade pasta was chewy but bolognese was tasty. Arancini was cold. They offer a martini with vodka and cranberry juice but will not make you a mixed drink (asked for vodka cranberry and was told there was not a full bar....what?????) While there were limited tables in the restaurant, the service was overbearing. Won’t be back when there’s so many other places to choose from in the area.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

This place has become my go to restaurant in the north end. I've been back five or six times now, and each meal is perfect

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Incredible food, service, ambience. Felt like a slice of Italy. All Homemade pastas which is hard to find even in the north end. Delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Phenomenal food and exceptional service. The open air front of the restaurant was so perfect on this unseasonably mild October evening. Everything from
Appetizers to main entree was impeccable. I will return and will definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Our food was awesome!! I had the veal parmesan which was the best ever. My husband had the lasagne which he also though was delicious. We would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was nice and the place was clean and pretty.

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Atmosphere was better than the food. Food was mediocre

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

We sat near the street with the window open. Great traditional Italian fare, seafood, and home made pasta. Decent wine list. Moderately priced. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. They take reservations, which is a great thing in the North End. I've eaten there several times, and it is consistently good. Six empty plates this time!

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2.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Visited a little over two years ago, had a great meal. Decided to bring friends with this time and was truly disappointed. Started our vacation off on a low note.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

We were visiting Boston and this restaurant was recommended by a cousin who lives near Boston- it did not disappoint! The mushroom ravioli and the lasagna were so fantastic the whole family voted to go back again the next night which was our last night before we headed home. Natasha waited on us the first night and was great! Sorry I can't remember our waiters name the next night but he was great too! Very friendly down to earth atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

A cozy, somewhat typical North End restaurant. Outstanding food with a fairly broad menu in a tight (cozy?) brick-walled space with open windows to the street. We both chose red-sauce pasta dishes and both were outstanding. If you're looking to linger over a lengthy meal, this might not be the choice: Our food was out very quickly and we felt a little rushed to move it along when we were done, even though there were open tables (it was after 9 by the time we were done). Reasonable prices for the quality of the meal but wouldn't call the ambience or the service outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

The food here is generous and beautifully presented. Their bread is delicious! Highly recommend this place

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

This restaurant is good but not great. They do take reservations and a lot of restaurants in the north end do not. Their homemade pastas were very good.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

The food here was outstanding. Homemade pastas with excellent sauce to go with them. My daughter ordered the lemon sole..it was the best I've had anywhere. The pastas were all cooked perfectly - al dents. Very friendly wait staff. Wish this place was in my neighborhood in Michigan!!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

First time there, after visiting numerous other north end restaurants. The Gnocchi, lasagna and lobster ravioli were all very delicious. Natalia, our waitress, was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

We had a wonderful meal with freshly made pasta, and house made meatballs. The lobster ravioli, which they also make from scratch, was delicious. Friendly, yet professional waitstaff. Great North End restaurant that makes their own pasta.

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