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Aqua Pazza

4.5
4.5
546 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Oyster bar & Italian Kitchen located on the freedom trail in the North End. Frank DePasquale brings to you the best of all his locations into one boutique restaurant

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (857) 350-3105

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Mike Paquette: (857) 350-3105

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Parking details

    may also valet with us at Bricco 241 Hanover st.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 546 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful bright small space which became quite loud; service was friendly and attentive; bar was limited in a peculiar way, e.g., my friend couldn’t get a proper martini but there were other cocktails on the menu; oysters were fresh and delicious and reasonably priced; my spaghetti & meatballs entree was small, nothing special, blazing hot, and expensive for what it was; my friend enjoyed his lobster ravioli. This first visit was something of a disappointment, but I might give it another try.
  2. LA

    LouAudreyK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our drinks kept coming after our food. We were down with dinner before our red wine was even served. Lobster pillows are small raviolis and lobster is tough. Chicken Parmesan was amazing!!
  3. DF

    DFoxMu

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The oysters were fresh and cold, with no shell bits left from shucking, salmon Crudo was clean and elegant, and all the pasta in-house cooked al dente. Look forward to trying some of the whole fish dishes next time, along with some of their standard appetizers. Some of the price points are a little high (the whole fish MKT price was $69! The chairs are rather old, run-down, and uncomfortable. They should upgrade the table and chairs.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Lobster pillows and calamari were fantastic
  5. D

    Diane

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Poor service and average food overpriced
  6. RD

    RevDocDiner

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aqua Pazza was outstanding and way beyond any of our expectations. Even the Pesto served with bread for dipping was incredibly fresh and flavorful. All the seafood appeared to be very fresh. Service was cordial, very attentive, knowledeable, and welcoming. We shared a delicious bottle of White Abruzese Wine that was perfect with seafood. Our appetizers of Fried Zuchini and Stuffed Zuchini Blossoms were delicate and very flavorful, and the Girlled Ocotpus with Copanata and Burata was amazing. This hit of the evening by far was the Signature Dish, the Auqua Pazza, with poached Halibut, clams, musslels, and potatoes in a delctable broth that was this sife of heaven. Can't wait to go back.
  7. MD

    MeliD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was slow, meals were definitely not worth waiting for, salad was wilted, pasta was super salty. For the price we pd, it was not a good experience. Would not recommend
  8. b

    beccaz

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yet again, I experienced the best service I’ve had in Boston. Would recommend for any occasion.
  9. m

    mk10cambridge

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They were so understanding and tried to be helpful when I called ahead about our parking woes that made us late for our reservation on a busy summer Saturday night. Waitstaff were lovely and Italian and attentive to our street corner outdoor table. The people watching was top notch! Zucchini flowers were perfection. Tuna crudo was fine and salad mista had an amazing dressing but greens were wilted. Clam and boar pastas (vongole and cinghiale) were delicious, small, as primos are supposed to be. Orata fish with artichokes was devine. We asked for a special birthday treat for our daughter and our menus were whisked away with an adorable flourish and then arrived an enormous tiramisu (we licked the plate clean) and five cannoli. Fabulous summer celebration!
  10. M

    Michael

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    7 Spice Marinated Half Chicken (Roasted “Under the Brick") & Swiss Chard stuffed with Truffle Potatoes on the side. I've never seen my toddler eat with such gusto both at the restaurant and the next day for leftovers. Truly a magnificent dining experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. The waiter even offered to charge my phone. The food was delicious.
  12. SS

    SusieS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend -- excellent food, impeccable service, perfect wine pairing. We had dinner at 4:00 and did not expect such an elegant experience.
  13. l

    lindysalem

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food are service were delightful. The service was good for a very busy Saturday night. Two folks in the party had the Halibut special and both raved about the other two had the branzino it was delicious. We were seated at lovely table inside near the windows unfortunately the windows were not open. It was very warm inside and the restaurant really should have opened all the windows or have better AC.
  14. C

    Cognac

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grilled octopus app was incredible!!
  15. s

    spaz09

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great but the bussers kept taking our food away before we were finished.
  16. N

    Nameless

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and service was and is always fantastic!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff
  18. RO

    ROCO

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Lot of things wrong here. Third time but we won’t be back.
  19. JP

    JesperP

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood served in this corner restaurant. The open doors makes you almost feel, that you are in Italy. Definately a place to visit for Seafood or Italien Food - or both.
  20. ES

    EllenS

    Miami

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem in the North End. Beautiful food, great service, great people watching on the corner. My new favorite place there. Very attentive waitstaff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. It was hot inside the restaurant.
  22. t

    tdf23

    New England

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There are lots of choices in the North End and there are many I enjoy. I go here when I have out of town guests because it's corner location with full window views all around so you can feel being a little more immersed in the neighborhood. The menu offers lots of raw seafood options as well as traditional pasta to a good mix of entrees that include multiple fish dishes.
  23. ES

    EllenS

    Miami

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place - fresh beautiful food, great corner for people watching, great service.
  24. PG

    PaulG

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The menu offers a great selection of seafood / Italian cuisine. There were plenty of staff and they all seemed new, so service was spotty but well intending. The pasta was perfect.
  25. JZ

    JanetZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The best Aperol Spritz in town! Great food and service! Love Mateo and Marissa!
  26. MB

    MeganB

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food here was just ok and a lot of really heavy sauces and meats for the middle of summer… they should adjust the fare seasonally IMO. The burrata was just ok, I was disappointed. Server was great, friendly and attentive.
  27. m

    michaelmastro

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
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  28. D

    David

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service but a restaurant of this quality should have air conditioning that works and theirs did not. It was a hot day and the AC did not cool the room. If you want to give customers a first class experience then make the investment in updated units.
  29. AT

    AnaT

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant with a wide selection of seafood. Service was impeccable. Giovanni, the restaurant manager, has a true hospitality approach which elevates the experience. We hope to be back soon!
  30. DS

    DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, authentically Italian dining experience. The staff (Gisela and co.) were attentive, patient, and professional. The food was tastefully prepared and well executed. Overall, great experience.
  31. A

    Axel

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific meal with wonderful service
  32. C

    Catherine37magnolia

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our waiter was wonderful. The appetizers were very good. The service overall was very slow and the restaurant was almost empty, as we had very early reservation. The seafood dish was good and the rest of our party were all disappointed in the food. The prices were extremely high, even in this economy.
  33. L

    Lynellel

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Intimate, authentic, great service. Loved it.
  34. L

    Lizzy

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fun, comfortably busy and food was great. Great drinks and enjoyed our server Mateo.
  35. KC

    KerrinC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service! will definitely be back.
  36. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We were served cold food and were not offered any remedy. The service was slow and inattentive. My wife and I were celebrating a good week and thought we should treat ourselves and found this place online. Once we were seated, it took 10 minutes to be greeted by a server. No problem, busy Friday nights mean we all have to wait for water. Once the server was able to take our drink order, he informed us they cannot make martinis because the only alcohol they serve is flavored citrus and that we must order pre-designed drinks. So I ordered a “margarita”. After waiting 15 minutes to get the “margarita I tasted nothing but sugar water. Zero alcohol content. We orders oysters which were sloppily served at an angle that allowed for all oyster juice to drain into the small ice tray they were served on. I asked for hot sauce and cracked pepper and the server looked like he had never heard of these things. Once those things arrived 15 minutes later, the oysters with which those things were going to accompany had already been eaten. Entrees: I was served cold manicotti with tomato sauce that had zero seasoning, not even salt.and my wife was served cold and sticky fettuccini. When I brought this up my dish was taken from me and returned without being heated. Buyer beware. The food and drink quality here is pathetic.
  37. H

    Herkkusuu

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Liked everything about the restaurant. One of our definite favorites in North End! Not (too) touristic. Service was attentive, and the food was delicious, especially the grilled octopus.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my absolute favorite restaurants in the North End, the food is amazing (especially the oysters) and they went out of their way to get us dessert and limoncello for my birthday!
  39. c

    chas

    Fort Lauderdale

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superior service, Quality food,Huge portions, we would share next time.
  40. D

    David

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent but what was really nice was that even though it is a small room and pretty tight, the noise level was not high and it was easy to converse. Also a very nice Amarone wine selection at a fair price. Also for dessert they presented a plate of 4 small cannolis which was perfect for sharing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Aqua Pazza is rated 4.5 stars by 546 OpenTable diners.

Aqua Pazza does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Aqua Pazza

135 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109-1414

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    may also valet with us at Bricco 241 Hanover st.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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