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Aqua Pazza

4.6
103 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Romantic
Oyster bar & Italian Kitchen
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday closed
Tues-Thurs 4pm-10:30pm
Friday/Saturday 4pm-11pm
Sunday 4pm-9pm
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(857) 350-3105
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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may also valet with us at Bricco 241 Hanover st.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 103 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best. Burger. Ever.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very friendly service and amazing fresh seafood. My kid made such a mess, and the staff was very understanding and kind about it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We came for the linguine and clams. It was great. Service was also excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was amazing. Service superb by Tatiana from Ukraine. Highly recommend goat cheese stuffed flower blossoms, crudo, and scallop cauliflower entre!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

With windows that open to the street, the feel is of an outdoor restaurant on the streets of Rome. The food is imaginative, beautifully plated and most fairly priced. This was our first visit and it will definitely not be our last. BRAVISSIMO!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Amazing place! We really loved food and great attention to details from our waitress. Great new addition to Boston Little Italy

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I was excited to try this place based on reviews. What a disappointment.
We had a party of 5 old friends coming from as a far away as India and Arizona.
First off, the I will say the Bar Tender was great as we enjoyed a pre-meal cocktail.
All went downhill after seating. Our server was awful; arrogant and had a "I can't be bothered by your stupid questions" attitude. It was shocking to all of us that he felt put out we asked some detailed questions about the specials and menu. WELL EXCUSE ME!. This persisted all through the dinner; in fact at one point we were considering to just get up and leave and go to Mike's Pastry for a dessert! Fortunately, two other servers brought out our meals....and they were nice. The food iteself was OK, but nothing special. Probably, we would have enjoyed the food more had it not been for such a rude and disinterested server. The bill came to over $400 with two bottles of wine and no dessert. So, not exactly cheap. I left a scimpy tip (should have left nothing). Overall, Sorry to say, I would not suggest this place at this time. Perhaps the owners or managers can put a bit more into training thier staff and to increasing the expierence of the customers. Not a bad idea guys.....

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Came here yesterday for weekend dinner. We order several appetizers : daily oysters , octopus, and crab cakes; all really really good. For main course I had Spaghetti with clams; again it’s wonderful. It has generous portions of clams; may be not enough spaghetti for me. It just taste so good and I want more! We shared our dessert, coconut tiramisu, key lime tart, gelato; my favorite is the tiramisu.
Our waitress is also very very good. She told us the daily specials in detail, explain to me the different types of oysters they offer for the day. Plus with her friendly service, thumbs up to her.
Overall this is one of the best weekend dining experience in recent years.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, great service. Tight tables but worth it. Upscale north end establishment

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We’ve lived in the south end for 10 years and have eaten in all of the cities best restaurants. This is easily one of the best. Every dish outstanding and remarkably well-priced considering the quality. Better than our usual north end go-to mamma Maria and certainly better than its sister (and formerly in this space) Mare. We are only going to eat here every time we go to the north end, there is no need to go anywhere else.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was a great restaurant with amazing food. Unfortunately we weren't offered a cocktail or wine list, just sparkling or still water. That was disappointing , but we enjoy the food.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Burtotinna was amazing, so was risotto di mare. Over all a great family dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

All our choices were fantastic. Oysters from Maine and NS were excellent and liked the unique labeling when served. Nice local beer option for me. We order 2 fish dishes which we both extraordinary. Wait staff was top notch. Great location with beautiful large picture windows. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food and waiter was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We were staying in town for a few nights and had dinner the night before at a very disappointing Italian restaurant in the North End. Being our 25th wedding anniversary, we wanted to find a nice restaurant at which to celebrate and to make up for the prior night’s meal. Fortunately, we received a recommendation from a local for Aqua Pazza. Being restaurant week, they had a prix fixe menu from which to choose. I ordered the crab cakes, salmon cruda, and pasta bolognese. The crab cakes were delicious, the salmon cruda fresh and highlighted by the accompanying sauce, and the bolognese to die for. Every bite of the bolognese was full of fresh, savory goodness. My wife ordered seafood arencini, charred octopus, and crab carbonara. All were equally delectable. The carbonara was especially tasty, with the pasta cooked to a perfect al dente. For desert, I ordered the coconut tiramisu, a scrumptious cloud of chocolate and coconut goodness. My wife ordered the key lime pie. It had just enough tartness and hints of cardamom to make it a special treat. Our waiter, Philippe, did a wonderful job and helped to make our anniversary dinner special. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quiet, romantic place to celebrate that special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Such an amazing experience! We were late for our reservation because of parking but they were super understanding and held our table. I loved every dish and wine that was suggested especially the ceviche( a must have). Everybody we interacted with was amazing and answered all our questions. Especially Mike, he was really present and interacted with all his guests.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went there because of the Boston restaurant week and my friend and I both love seafood. First of all, parking is so painful around that area, we had to park 15min walking distance away. And due to the occasion, the restaurant was all packet, and looked a little too crowded. Overall, the food was excellent, and service was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was good but not amazing, there was nothing remarkable about this place. Given that there are so many options in the north end I would prefer to try a different place rather than returning to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great main dishes. Dessert was not the best but they took it off the bill, which was very nice. Waiter was great. Slightly overpriced meals, but that’s the North End.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Aqua Pazza did not disappoint. I went with a friend. We started with the zucchinata, then had the bolognese, and finally the crema fish. Everything was amazing!! The fish was so flaky and flavorful - cooked to perfection. The bolognese melted in your mouth. The cocktails are very notable. One is prosecco with a peach foam on top. It was so unique and delicious. The bartender came over to make sure we enjoyed it as well. Top service and good food - however, not cheap. I will go back with my husband!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food is decent, but not memorable.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Overpriced. Food was just OK--it's expensive and you don't get very much of it for the price. There is MUCH better food all over the North End at a much better value. The atmosphere is good. Service friendly, but took an hour for food to come out. You can do better than this place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We sat at the bar, the bartender was attentive, friendly and had impressive knowledge of the menu. We loved it and will be back with friends soon.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great night here. We were early for a reservation with friends so we sat at the bar first and the bartender was great! So friendly and really walked us through the drinks and the dinner menu. We also had oysters at the bar which were delicious especially with their homemade blood orange sauce that came with them. Dinner was also delicious and the waitress was very nice and knowledgable. The only complaint would be that for the price the entrees were a bit small. But everything was delicious. Definitely a great place for a special night out!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This will be our new go-to seafood place in the North End. Fantastic friendly, knowledgeable service, great atmosphere, more spacious than most, fresh, delicious seafood!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was good and food was awesome would love to go back

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Fantastic service. The best crab cakes and pasta I have ever had!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This place is a hidden treasure!! The service, food, drinks were all fantastic and it EXCEEDED our expectations. If you haven't been there, I highly recommend you go there tonight!

Philippe made our night and experience out of this world!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for NYE, the oysters and shrimp apps were awesome as well as our entrees. And our server Philippe was the best! Will be coming back soon

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent cocktails and bartender. Very attentive. Great food and service. We will make it a point to return

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome service. Fun atmosphere. Delicious food. Great date spot.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

It’s a true hidden gem and Phellip is the an outstanding bartender!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing food and great service! I've lived in the North End for over 5 years and this is my favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to Aqua Pazza a couple of times already. This restaurant has been consistently impressive. The menu has great selection of fish, meat and raw-fish options. The wine chart is excellent. I have celiac disease and they were able to accomodate my issue, which is a priority for me. I was told that 90% of their options is gluten free. Nonetheless, I found their food excellent and authentic. The vibe in the restaurant is really welcoming, the staff was knowledgeable and personable. Last but not least, their cocktails are quite awesome. I'm planning to go back as soon as I have another opportunity.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Aqua Pazza has amazing food and we loved the decor.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

My boyfriend and I dined at Aqua Pazza for our anniversary and we could not have been more happy with our experience! Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu.
He was able to recommend a wine for us when the one we chose was not available. The food was absolutely fantastic. We started with the aracini, which arrived hot. I had the scallops and cauliflower for my main course, and my boyrfriend had the seafood risotto. We both cleaned our plates!

The highlight of the night was when our server brought us a complimentary dessert and two glasses of dessert wine! We had mentioned it was our anniversary on the Open Table reservation but hadn't said anything about it in the restaurant. Great service!

Overall, we had a fantastic experience at Aqua Pazza and we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

What an incredible find! Staff was welcoming and attentive. Food was delicious. Bartender created drink based on my likes. Hidden gem!

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Meal service very slow
Very noisy
Food portions small for the money

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1.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Awful. Host sat us immediately, took our drink order but we never got a waiter/waitress. We waited a total of 25 minutes and still no one ever came by the table. We never even got our drinks. We asked other waiters to get ours several times and nothing happened. We stood up and walked out and not a single staff member noticed or asked. Never going again and will not recommend to anyone in the north end area. Unfortunate too, menu and food looked promising.

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