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.
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!
Food is decent, but not memorable.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Service was good and food was awesome would love to go back
Fantastic service. The best crab cakes and pasta I have ever had!
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!
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
Excellent cocktails and bartender. Very attentive. Great food and service. We will make it a point to return
Awesome service. Fun atmosphere. Delicious food. Great date spot.
It’s a true hidden gem and Phellip is the an outstanding bartender!
Amazing food and great service! I've lived in the North End for over 5 years and this is my favorite restaurant.
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.
Aqua Pazza has amazing food and we loved the decor.
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!
What an incredible find! Staff was welcoming and attentive. Food was delicious. Bartender created drink based on my likes. Hidden gem!
Meal service very slow
Food portions small for the money
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.
Everything was perfect, also our waiter Patrick, who realized we had been there been before. There was a second waiter, though, who interfered sometimes in the work of his colleague in a disturbing way, wanting to take plates away too soon etc.
We had a wonderful meal! Everything was so fresh and clever! Three of us had the whole fish and we cant wait to go back and have it again!
The food choices were very unusual & very unique, yet flavorful and delicious. The only disappointment from the evening was nothing offered by the restaurant for our Anniversary Celebration, which we noted when making the reservation on Open Table.
Wonderful, creative take on Italian food in the North End. Clearly Italian influences without being more of the same as the other restaurants in the area.
Frankie D. seems to have a magic touch to all that he touches in the north end. He just "gets it".
This one, Aqua Pazza, former Mare, is everything you want a seafood/oyster intimate north end restaurant to be. Well done, Frankie!!
First time @ Aqua Pazza, which is just around the corner from our apartment - great service from Cole and fantastic seafood. I’d have to say the experience was arguably better than their sister restaurant, Mare.
Table by the window, as requested, and ambience only impacted by roadworks (out of the restaurant’s control).
We will be back for more date nights and I’ll definitely be hosting some work dinners here too 🤙
Good food. Did not wait long. Initially was noisy due to some street work. Then quiet and comfortable. Ceviche excellent. Oysters were great. Mozzarella was really good. Not disappointed!
Food was amazing! From appetizer to dinner was all expectional! Our server Cole was great! He was friendly and super attentive to our needs. The ambiance and decor of the resturant was simply beautiful! Will be back over and over again!
Nice place in the North End, small but the service was outstanding. They took the time to explain the dishes and drinks and make recommendations. We liked the apps and small plates much better than the entrees. The tuna crudo was outstanding as were the squash blossoms.
The entrees we had were good but certainly not to the level of the small plates. I'd recommend going for the drinks and small plates but skip the entrees.
Great experience all around. Excellent service and food.
Terrific meal . Key line dessert - house made. Greet oysters and sauces .
Too salty, no bar and just ok
After a few standout visits, this time was a bit of a let-down. Burrata was too cold and Hamachi flavors could have been bolder. Music was horrid. Great service. Would go back, just not quite as impressed this time around (went on a Tuesday - maybe it was an off-day?).
The service was great. The crab cake appetizer was fabulous! The scallops entrée was one of the best meals I've tasted. The carbonara it was a little disappointing, It tasted good but I was in the mood for a traditional carbonara, it seemed a little overwhelming with the guanciale. Overall I would highly recommend Aqua Pazza.
This is a charming spot with smooth professional service, a comfortable vibe and innovative dishes.
Two fantastic dishes were the zucchinata, an appetizer we shared with tempura fried stuffed zucchini blossoms and potato chip-crisp slices of zucchini. It was both rich and light, savory and sweet. Really lovely!
Two of us enjoyed (RAVED) over our scallops with cauliflower (both roasted and mashed--almost foamed it was so light). There brown butter vinaigrette was the perfect foil, again both rich and luscious while the pop of acid brightened and lighted the dish. This is a spectacular dish.
Our service was very smooth, professional and friendly.
If I visit Boston again, I'll definitely head back snd recommend it to all visitors. It's in the rather touristy North End, but a block or two away from the crazy mobbed tourist drag. It's a small cozy spot, as many dining establishments in the North End are, and the clientele appeared to be mostly natives rather than tourists ( although, really you can't always tell).
Great dinner. Highly recommended.
My first time at this place that used to be Mare and it is a hidden gem. It was a quiet night so we didn't feel rushed and really enjoyed a leisurely dinner. The seafood was excellent and nice to have more places to offer in a town dominated by Legal, so more options. The prices were very reasonable and they have a full service bar. I plan a return visit next week.
Interesting cuisine. Fresh oysters. Nice wine menu. Knowledgeable staff. Clean and crisp space. They were kind enough to turn on the tennis match for us.
Excellent oysters, crudo and ceviche extremely fresh and served with inventive accompaniments. I had the orada as my main - whole fish grilled and deconstructed with fennel and citrus flavors - very memorable dish. My husband had the scallops - all very fresh and imaginatively prepared with the right amount of sauce and vegetables. Dessert was the best key lime pie.