Antonio's Cucina Italiana

4.4
205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Antonio's serves up fresh & tasty dishes from both northern and southern Italy. While dining you're surrounded by 18th century prints of Italian Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and authentic Italian music serenades you in the background. Located on historic Beacon Hill, across from Mass General Hospital, Liberty Hotel, and Wyndham Hotel. Serving Lunches $11.00 and under and diner $23.00 and under. Antonio's is a great neighborhood destination. The Boston Globe calls Antonio's "A treasure for anyone who happens upon it."
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New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding meal. Sat in front window seat

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

Great food, fast service and amazing value. North End quality on Beacon Hill.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Uninspired food and preparation. Felt and tasted like they had ten ingredients that they mixed into every dish.

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NP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic! Great Italian cuisine and plenty to choose from on the menu.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From NYC, but went to Boston for my birthday weekend. Found this restaurant a block away from hotel. Amazing food, best Italian food I’ve ever had and that says a lot living in New York. A little pricey but definitely worth it. Didn’t have to wait. Small little restaurant in beacon hill, but so cute and quaint. Would recommend 10/10

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Noise level high
Waitress was complaining to other staff and ruined our meal!

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BC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Excellent food. Large portions and fast to your table.
Our sever was impatient and we felt rushed.
When we asked questions, it was a yes or no answer. We felt like we were imposing.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service is great and the food is even better. They have a well priced wine list that doesn't break the bank.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

First impression fell flat.
Two gentleman worked the host station, both underdressed and one in tattered jeans.
We are certainly not the type of people looking for a team of employees to sing happy birthday, clapping hands, and handing out free deserts. However, when an open table reservation is created with special occasions remarks, they should be acknowledged. A simple candle on our desert plate would have been a nice touch.
The Carbonara was Alfredo sauce with linguine and pancetta, not a traditional egg/peas/pancetta. It tasted fine, but it was a definite curveball when you didn’t order a heavy cream sauce. Dinner was tasty, and our server was fantastic. Great Cannolis.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy this neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is consistently delicious, service has always been efficient, good value for our money. It is small, so reservations are a must. Only complaint is the noise level.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Rien de surprenant !

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r
New England
50 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for what it is, unpretentious, full portioned Italian fare. Wait staff efficient, especially if you have a pre sports game dinner, which is time limited.
Usually leave with substantial left overs. Great cold or warmed.

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JR
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

WORST DINNER I’VE HAD IN BOSTON. Appetizer (salad) was decent. Carbonara pasta was a bowl of fatty Alfredo sauce that tasted like it came from a jar. Immediately sent back. Chicken piccata was a few pieces of gooey, extremely soggy breaded chicken sitting in oil (missing capers or herbs). Absolutely disgusting place.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend I was meeting in Boston recommended it. It's been around for a long time. Delicious food, warm and welcoming staff/service and very convenient if coming from New Hampshire. Very easy - great Italian food.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Little gem of a restaraunt. Fabulous food and waiter! Wished I could go back next day!

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SS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

enjoyed food/ambience... seated on time...
gruff server (in a hurry, not happy) kind of a bummer

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r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for an affordable dinner
I would return next time in town

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WB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antonio’s is always on my list of places to take visitors. Great food, staff with personality, and an ambience that is great for date night or medium sized groups. Chicken/Veal Parm never disappoints!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding and service matched the food. Great experience, will be back when we return to Boston.

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d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great prompt polite service
Quiet unpretentious admisphere

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is consistently excellent

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DO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a very nice Italian restaurant.
Great flavors,Great values
You won’t be disappointed .

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food at Antonio's is good and a great value for the price. The service is extremely inconsistent. It's a small restaurant and we always seem to get the same waitress. If I go with my parents, the service is wonderful. She's friendly and attentive. If I go with my fiance, she barely pays attention to our table. She does not share the specials as she does at other tables and never comes by the table other than to drop our quickly drop our food and check without saying a word. I'd recommend sticking to takeout if you live in the neighborhood.

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e
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Plentiful, well prepared entrees. Prompt service and food came out relatively quickly. An efficiently run restaurant, turning a lot of tables while we were there.

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m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Great service

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AF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chicken parm is amazing! Portions are huge. Service is great.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is always a favorite of ours - food is excellent - house wine is quite good.

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New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood gem. Antonio's is not the best Italian restaurant in town, but it is among the best at its price points. And, if you live in Beacon Hill, you can stay close to home on a cold night, which is what we did. The restaurant is simple and unpretentious but still inviting and warm. The staff is always eager to please and this night was no different. Our food: the artichoke appetizer was hearty, delicious and, if not shared, probably could have served as a meal. Chicken cacciatore had tender chicken, flavorful sauce, tender and delicious noodles. And our waiter was a delight, both gregarious and efficient. A pleasant meal, as usual.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time, good experience, good food we will definitely return.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Parking always a problem at this location, they can’t seem to find our reservation so ended up waiting for a little while. We ordered food off the menu instead of our usual specials and it was mediocre at best.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as usual

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If your craving pasta definitely come here - best pasta I've ever had!

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This place is small for starters....very tight quarters and the food is average at best. None of the pasta we had was homemade like we read about before eating there. Food was bland

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SQ
New England
91 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second trip here was as good as the first. I had a veal saltimbocca special and it was great. I forgot to ask for no mushrooms and there were a lot of them for me to pull out. So if you like mushrooms, you'll be very happy with the volume that were included in this dish.

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian restaurant I have been to. Being Italian, I find myself highly critical. In this case the food is authentic, delicious, and satisfying. The device was friendly and prompt. I'm looking forward to going back and would highly recommend Antonio's

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our second time at Antonio's ...as before, food was wonderful...service was a little slow, but they were busy....would recommend...but know the place is really small...tables are very close to each other...but otherwise place is great...especially the food!

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SQ
New England
91 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. This place was recommend by three or four people. Short walk from the Mass General Hospital. We had Veal Piccata & a Veal special that was like a Cordon Blue (ham & cheese inside a rolled veal patty). Some of the pastas are homemade. I tried the homemade fusilli and it was excellent and cooked al dente (mmm!). The menu has a lot of options. The place is small and it was very crowded on a Tuesday night. One strange omission from the menu was calamari. There was otherwise a good choice of appetizers. Food was excellent and was served very quickly (maybe not so good if you feel that is rushing you out). We were fine with it. Will definitely go again.

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CV
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was a rather embarrassing pick for a dinner with colleagues. The host, who was probably the owner, was not friendly on arrival and pointed to the table instead of escorting anyone to their seat. The server barked off the specials while looking off into space. It was hectic and distracting the whole time. They acted as though they wanted us up and out about ten minutes into our meal - they were staring at us, trying to take plates when we hadn't finished at all, were annoyed when we ordered dessert. I don't think anyone smiled or was the least bit hospitable the entire time. I think Olive Garden puts more thought into their food - everything tasted like uninspired cafeteria Italian food. The best thing was the canoli, which I pretty much had to shove down my throat because they wanted us to leave so badly.

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j
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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RM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When ever I dine here, I ask myself why I don’t come here more often. The food is great, the portions generous, the prices are good.

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