Aqua Pazza

4.5
441 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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Daily 4:00PM - 6:30PM

What 441 people are saying
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terryg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night, outdoor dining. Happy to see orata and branzino on the menu!

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Platts5
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited for hours to get our meals - HOURS.

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AzSa
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time at Aquapazza in 2 weeks, it was that good! The staff was accomodating and creative when it came to our dietary restrictions and we were seated quickly. We would have loved to sit inside, but it was a busy weekend. We will probably visit again, but try during the week.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and our server Antonio was the best ! My Italian friend

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juant
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This one is the most amazing restaurants I have ever been. From service, to ambience, to attention to details to food preparation. Simply incredible!!!!

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DanielD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I made a reservation for 3 thru open table and received a confirmation email stating such. When we arrived. the reservation was only for 2. The manager made arrangements for a table, unfortuantly it was next to the open raw bar and an allergy issue caused problems. There were no other tables and we were moved outside. We froze, the food was served cold, and the service was not the best. They have massive seating outside and clearly the expanded capacity and the staff/kitchen is no suited to handle 2X the business. The tried hard, but it was not a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly staff and beautiful restaurant! I felt like the food was good, but not delicious. At this price point I usually experience everything as amazing, and this was good, but not amazing. I might try again and see if maybe ordering something different would be better, as the ambiance was quite lovely and the staff were great.

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KristenB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Tables were very close together inside so we felt more comfortable dining outside which the hostess quickly accommodated. The outdoor heater we were next to was broken. Open Table reminder about reservation said that I may also valet at Bricco on 241 Hanover Street. I drove to Bricco, saw no valet, and when I called Bricco the woman said they had no valet and had never had valet. We were 15 minutes late to our reservation after traffic, garage parking and the walk over. Ended up being fine but would have planned differently knowing this in advance. Zucchini blossom appetizer was particular excellent. I was surprised that the bar doesn't have Grey Goose.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious; our waiter Antonio a star!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They forgot to put our order in and then only comped our appetizer after waiting 2 hours. Very disappointed.

JC
JayCate
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, server was attentive, best espresso I’ve ever had. Shellfish tower was good but probably not worth the $$. Only thing that was frustrating was I had a reservation for 7 and wanted to sit inside, host said it was going to be a long wait even being on time with the reservation. Not enough heat lamps outside.

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MrKlanky
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Definitely will return.

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Alex
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! So helpful with the wine and menu suggestions. We were able to sit outside and it was perfect.

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DianeG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner last night at Aqua Pazza! We loved our waiter and our food was delicious! We will be back!

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vipDelicious
Jacksonville
302 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service! Very unique selections. Will return here ever time we are in Boston.

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vipBetsyP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for fresh pasta and delicious food, look no further. Aqua Pazza is the place to dine at.

Food delicious. Service spectacular.

What are you waiting for. Secure that reso here.

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vipToriM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Aqua Pazza, and we will definitely be returning next time we are in Boston! Our only complaint was the server spilled a decent amount of water on my husband, but hey, accidents happen and it definitely didn’t impact our great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. It was a busy Saturday night and if you are patient, you will be rewarded.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
204 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We dine out most days. First time here. We will be back!

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KevinW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff was awesome.

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ElenaG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had requested a candle in our dessert for our anniversary, it never happened. We had wanted dessert coffee, they were out the liquor. They were very interested in getting us out, rather than keeping us there. For spending over $250.00, which I am sure is normal, appreciation would have been welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday dinner. The service was outstanding - everyone was so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and arrived quickly but the portion sizes were extremely small - especially for the prices. Overall a good experience.

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Kelly
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the staff and the ambiance!

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ryana
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Food was amazing. Raw bar, Halibut, etc. Cocktails were meh, nothing special. Restaurant was extremely cramped, way too many tables jammed in a tiny room. Service was an absolute joke. Went on a Saturday night with a reservation, got sat at a tiny 2-top and no one came to the table for 10 minutes. Someone finally showed up and said "Sorry, the manager just said you guys were looking around like you didn't have a server so I'm your server now." Service was meh, everything felt very rushed. Finishing up dinner and tried to order 2 Espresso Martinis, and server came back saying "Oh sorry I forgot to tell you last call was 20 minutes ago and we don't have any more espresso anyways", which we had no idea it was last call. Meanwhile within 5 minutes, we see cocktails being delivered to a table next to us. Server brought us the check, and within not even 2 minutes another employee came up to the table asking if he could take the check (I hadn't even opened the book yet). Meanwhile there are several other tables in the restaurant still eating and ordering, it wasn't like they were closing. Such a shame because it's a cool area and food was delicious!

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vipDebbieL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Patrick the host and our wait person Jeo were amazing!

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theryanking2
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service here! Raw bar was unmatched!

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AnthonyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding authentic Napoleon dining experience. The seafood was delicious

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vipDelicious
Jacksonville
303 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tourists from Florida. Very cool neighborhood restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marisa provides truly outstanding service. It’s like being taken care of by your mother, without a guilt trip

CJ
ChristineJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

overpriced and my husband and i had digestive issues the next day

MB
vipMBFMaven53
New England
96 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was packed, inside and out. No social distancing.
Before we were seated we were asked what kind of water we wanted.
Immediately upon being seated we were asked for our drink order. When we said we were looking at the wine list, we were given a dismissive look.
Our waiter was wearing his mask under his nose and he kept disappearing as he had a dozen or so tables.
Hostess kept walking around checking on where we were in our meal.
Ordered oysters...25 minutes later our main course arrived.
We commented that we were waiting for our oysters. A busser took our meals away.
Oysters finally arrived with our wine...we had to pour it ourselves.
Our main food had apparently just been sitting and waiting.
We questioned a waiter as ours was running to other tables...as the food was now not at proper temperature from sitting almost 30 minutes....and the response was "it should still be ok to eat".
We asked for it to be replaced.
Meals arrived with no seasoning or flavor at all. We asked for salt and again was given a grimaced look.
Dirty dishes sat on the table and still no one to pour the wine.
I guess it's more of a place to be seen and be part of the scene than to have a great meal.

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vipBohemiana
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but not as good as I expected based on other reviews. We started with the octopus with eggplant--those two parts really didn't seem to go together. The octopus was grilled but lightly and the eggplant (caponatta) was too sweet to accompany the octopus, in my opinion. We also had the broccoli rabe as a starter, which was good. My husband had the lobster pillows (ravioli)--he liked it but I thought the sauce was on the sweet side. I had the spaghetti vongoli, which had a nice light flavor and small (very small) clams but it didn't taste like homemade pasta. Overall the dishes were good but not outstanding. The indoor atmosphere was nice--not too loud yet festive. Service was good. I would not go back nor recommend--it's pretty pricey for pretty good pasta.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was good. They changed their menu nothing special about it. They use to be unique with their menu. They need a dessert chef their key lime pie is good but o will not call it let lime pie. Their chocolate mousse very thick it needs to be fluffy and light.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting for a date with my husband.. we have recently moved to the Nortb Ens and walk by often! Beautiful setting and great food— may be our new spot!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good meal and experience here!

RS
vipRobertS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful experience. The food was great and the service was fantastic. The waitstaff are very outgoing and seem to be having fun at the same time. The nice ambience is a plus.

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Janet
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the ambiance. Seating at the bar with great service,
We noticed prices have increased and smaller servings with some dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Awful service! Worse in the North End.

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vipBard
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, food was average, overall a good place!

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Aqua Pazza is rated 4.5 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.

Aqua Pazza does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/355/bricco.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.