Aqua Pazza

4.6
482 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Daily 4:00PM - 6:30PM

What 482 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good.

Space too tight. We were 3 and sat us on a 2 pp table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food.

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LeeE
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. We absolutely loved this place!

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Jagger
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had such a pleasant time! Oysters were delicious and fresh, the bar menu still makes me drool. Everything from pasta to the dessert, oh la la! The best part, however, was the gregarious service. What more can I say, will come back!

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Lab6868
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for New Years Eve. The food was amazing, as was the service. Get the kampachi crudo, you will not regret it. Also loved the linguini with clams. My fiancé had the wild boar papardelle and said it was fantastic as well.

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enshala
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was very subpar. A few tiny shrimps and a foreign lobster that was tiny on one dish. The car dish had a tiny piece of cod. And the veal Milanese was tasteless.

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vipScottH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location, and Marisa was amazing!!

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vipWAG4404
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitperson on Christmas Day.
Food was terrific especially the selection of oysters.
Excellent curated wine list

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible !!!!! 100% must go!

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BeverlyW
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fine neighborhood Italian restaurant in Boston’s historic North End.. Worth a visit and I’ll likely go again. Festive and fun. Good seafood.

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VeraI
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful with food and wine recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was mediocre. Service was extremely rushed - it was clear they wanted us in and out to turn the table over as quickly as possible. Our whole anniversary dinner experience was 45 mins.

The worst part was that the server who was otherwise nice, had someone at the front who looked a little out of her element, to validate our ticket. When we received our “validated” ticket and went straight back to our car to leave the parking structure, we found out our ticket wasn’t validated after all. And had to pay 5x the price that we should’ve paid. This was certainly an error on the part of Aqua Pazza and not the parking structure since we use it all the time to dine in the north end with validated parking. If it wasn’t raining, I would’ve walked all the way back to the restaurant to get it re-validated. Obviously, person up front didn’t know how to validate properly and didn’t do it correctly. She should take it more seriously and ensure she does it correctly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing! The ambiance was gorgeous. The food however, I’ve had better. I had the spaghetti Vongole which didn’t have a lot of flavor. My daughter had spaghetti and meatballs and I have to say the sauce stunk. The meatballs lacked flavor and because they were in the sauce, not very good. The carpaccio was good but I’ve enjoyed better. Again the service was stellar but the food was lacking. Not worth the price I paid.

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vipEmilyA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always!! As a neighborhood local I love coming often and bringing my family here when they visit as well! Everyone was thrilled with the exceptional quality and taste of the food, great wines (we love the Amarone), and fantastic service. They especially loved the beef carpaccio, zucchini flowers and the pappardelle cianghiale. Wonderful as always and they can’t wait to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Waiters, the chefs, and the hostess had their masks half on or not at all.

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ShawnA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and food quality!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere keep me coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was fabulous.

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RezaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood is very fresh and delicious. The service is excellent and choices on the menu are great. We had a great meal and very good desert. Everyone in our party enjoyed the dinner. We will be back again and again …

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DanielT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waited at bar over hour after our reservation time. Rushed dinner service. Half of the entrees were not good. Aquapazza signature dish was uninspired. Vongole was extremely salty.

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JimfromAstoria
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & excellent service, a little pricey & a little cramped, but totally worth it.

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LVar
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were delighted to find somewhere open on Thanksgiving, as we had just arrived in Boston.

Food here was good, particularly the zucchini flower starter and the espresso martini to finish.

The ambience is nice, save for the football game playing on a TV in the corner. Felt a little bar like with that.

But, the help would overcome any flaw anyhow. Our waitress was a delight, I would come back just to see her again. She was absolutely run off her feet, but still managed to be attentive and personable. If I could give 6 stars for her I would.

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Gabriel
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put - easily my favorite restaurant in the North End.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely setting and ambience. Great choices on the menu — the orata was delicious and we all enjoyed the cacio e pepe arancini. First time dining at Aqua Pazza and it will not be the last.

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vipBarryK
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience. Top quality food. Take your date here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times

JF
vipJohnF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Antonio was fabulous and the food was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food and service in the north end!

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vipDavid
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food.

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vipASCAL
New England
64 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with fresh fish and a bottle of wine! Marisa is an amazing waitress- excellent service, good recommendations and so pleasant!

JK
vipJonK
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great and service pretty good but so loud and tight. I supposed that's fairly typical for the North End though.

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HSedgwick
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Would highly recommend and we will be back!

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LaurieC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic dinner last evening ... started with oysters and a delicious eggplant appetizer... we shared a nice bottle of red, the short ribs and cacio e pepe pasta dish.. finished with an unconstructed tiramisu. I would highly recommend this restaurant...usually busy so make reservations!

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Kamal
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Indoors was overcrowded and no possibility of physical distancing. Outdoors was freezing but waiters were helpful placing heaters

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vipMimi
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was seated at table right in front of the raw bar so e had servers coming up to both sides of us picking up their orders, I didn't think with a reservation we'd get such a horrible table! I asked if we could move to the bar as there was only 1 couple sitting their and it was more private. We ordered bottle of prosecco as celebrating our anniversary. My husband got the fish which was good, but dry. I got ceasar salad & brussel sprouts which were delicious. I love this place even if we did get crappy table,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My teenage son ordered spaghetti and meatballs, smallest portion I have ever seen for a dinner meal. He was not even close to full after he was done eating. Home made pasta was really tasty, but overall food was a bit pricy for the portions. Quality was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is the same good quality that I’ve experienced at other restaurants in this group. We had the aqua pazza and the veal chop. Both were perfectly cooked and delicious but pricey. The entrance to this place is a little awkward and tight with customers and servers squeezing to get through.

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vipBarryO
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was excellent friendly and focused on the customer. Food was great and a reasonable priced. Will be back.

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rohana
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

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Jmldenver
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love everything about Aqua Pazza; the neighborhood location, excellent service, and the food is fantastic. Members of our party are gluten and dairy sensitive, and the restaurant is always able to accommodate. The GF pasta is delicious. We will definitely keep coming back.

FAQs

Aqua Pazza is rated 4.6 stars by 482 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.