Great food, great service. Tight tables but worth it. Upscale north end establishment
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.
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.
The Burtotinna was amazing, so was risotto di mare. Over all a great family dinner.
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.
The food and waiter was amazing!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!