Arya Trattoria

4.7
1722 reviews
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Italian
Located in Boston's historic North End, Arya Trattoria features a mix of modern and old world Italian cuisine while paying homage to Massimo family roots from abruzzi influences. The menu is built on a foundation of simple, fresh pastas and antipasti, as well as a healthy dose of grilled meats, fish, and poultry dishes. Well-loved favorites like limoncello marinated shrimp, Cavetelli con Agnello, and massimo's grandmother's Porchetta

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Savannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Excellent food and service. Gnocchi and salmon specials were fantastic.

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am hesitant to write about this second floor north end gem out of fear i won’t get a table next time. That said it’s was outstanding. The meatball app wonderful, lots of flavor without hiding it in unneeded extra spices. The sulami plate was great and very generous. But the entrées, were above and beyond! When I couldn’t decide between the cavatelli and the ravioli special the waiter suggested we let the chef decide. The chef surprised me by plating each. I’d say he served a small serving of each, but since I couldn’t finish it all I can’t!

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent restaurant, food is fantastic. Service is OK. Restaurant is very small and can get pretty noisy.

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is delicious and we had a wonderful bottle of wine, found the food to be a bit expensive for the area but not outrageously and the wine to actually be a bit more affordable than I expected. Come here for the food and ambiance, not the service. They are quick and to the point though, no chit chat, doesn't really bother me but I live in the North End and am used to it. Start with the meatballs and the shrimp!

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KH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Great service- one of the best in the North End!

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n
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I would recommend the restaurant to a friend if they are "urban-savvy". It was very crowded and the host in charge was clearly stressed. He was not a particularly friendly or welcoming person, but we are from NYC, so we don't generally chafe at people who come off as rude, especially when they are working hard. This guy really never smiled, never said Hello nor said Thank you when we left. In contrast however, the wait staff was very polite, enthusiastic and friendly. They made great suggestions and accommodated an allergy request for one of our party with no trouble. The menu is very appealing with something for every type of diner. We had rigatoni Amatriciana, gnocchi with lobster and steak. The dishes were all superb-we were never offered parmagiana at the table, but maybe it was not their way. The gnocchi with truffle oil and lobster was very good-one person in our party got it without the tomato sauce on top, just the cream sauce -which was actually better- you got to really appreciate the truffle oil flavor, which got lost in the tomato. We also got an insalata casa which was very good but very very lightly dressed. They definitely are in a rush to get you out, we had to ask for dessert because they were asking to give us the bill. (it was probably about 8 30 PM at this time, so not that late)-we got tiramisu which was very good, clearly made with fresh mascarpone. We also got the nutella cheesecake-this was too dense and overly sweet and didn't at all taste like nutella-I would skip it. Probably dessert is better elsewhere in the north end like Mike's or Modern- if you have time to wait in line. So yes, I would recommend this restaurant, but you have to be willing to be street smart and advocate for yourself-(probably good life advice too...)-if you want to enjoy your meal!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Cozy! Private! Great staff.

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PI
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal and great wine. Started with the calamari and the meatballs - excellent as always. We both opted for the salmon special - delicious! Had a nice valpolicela to round out the meal. Excellent, knowlegable. service. Busy happy crowd on a Wednesday evening. Noise level was high. Valet service worked flawlessly.

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YF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect meal! The food was spectacular and the service was exceptional!

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DK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arya is amazing! Literally some of the best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. The homemade noodles are to die for. The bolognese I would eat everyday if I could. The meatballs truly are the best. Every meat and seafood dish we had was perfect. I just wish I lived closer - is be a regular for sure.

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GS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Arya. We have always had a delicious meal, and the service is outstanding!!

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DM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Since we paid for the birthday dessert it would have been nice to choose which dessert we wanted. We were not asked the dessert was just brought out.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I went here after seeing the Bronx Tale- and the celebrate my birthday. I The ambiance was perfect and they had the windows slightly opened so we enjoyed the light fresh breeze as we sipped our Cabernet. The meals we ordered were delicious. It was a lovely experience all around.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming meets sumptuous at Arya for our dinner experience. We loved the calamari and perfect meatball starters through to our tiramisu. The osso bucco was tender and dripping with an herb and tomato sauce. Our girls were impressed with their gnocchi and Salmon dinners. My nana would have even smiled and said "nice", "very nice"

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here with my forever date. The food was amazing, our server was extremely helpful, and the table we got by the windows was a perfect spot for us. Thank you so much for a phenomenal experience. We will be back many more times!

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JH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! Would definite eat here again when in Boston.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, some of the best service I’ve ever had! Such an incredible place to dine, and to have the owner greet you as you walk in, is the best thing any restaurant could do!

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F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! We loved it! Food fabulous and the ambiance was wonderful. Just the right amount of food and everything was delicious! We had the chocolate cake for dessert.

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JS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Arya on a Sunday night. It was our anniversary and the owner put us at a window table over looking Hancock Street. The wait staff couldn't have been more attentive and we opted to have the chef cook for us. Good choice. We started with the meatballs, then a Bolognese, followed by the sautéed shrimp and chicken parm. All fantastic. That coupled with the Super Tuscan and Sauvignon Blanc...we couldn't of had a better meal. What a great dining experience! You've got to get to Arya...

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RK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The family is there to take care of you. So friendly and warm. The food? Forget about it!! The best!!!

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New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time here and we will Definitely be back. I loved how Massimo is invested in each diner and table. Appetizers are outstanding; entrees could use a little more finesse. We tried not to let the Very Loud table of high-pitched girls ruin our dinner, and it mostly worked. Aria/Arya definitely added to our North End playlist!

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New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have been to Arya a few times and we were really looking forward to going again for our friend's birthday. It was so noisy we couldn't have a conversation, we had to ask a few times for someone to wait on us, they didn't deliver one of the items we ordered and when they finally did, it was wrong. We were so disappointed because we consider it a treasured resource but I don't think we'll be going back.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Good size portions. Will be back

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite spot in the north end!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner experience in Boston. Period. Massimo and his team will take you on a journey through Italy while making you feel as special as the athletes and celebrities that you can spot here on most nights. The food is amazing and the service is second to none. No matter what night of the week you can always expect an incredible meal and night out at Arya Trattoria!

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M
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid choices, great specials and wine list - and prepared perfectly. Definitely make the effort to get into this family restaurant.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful service with delicious options for restaurant week!

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here before, but no one else in my family had, and the experience was again amazing. It's been two days since we dined at Arya Trattoria, where my daughters and I celebrated our birthdays with our husbands, and we are still talking about the meal and the experience. We chose the Fare Un Viaggio option, with the vino volo (wine flight), and let the chef take us on a dining tour that will not soon be forgotten. The presentation and service were only surpassed by savory flavors of each mouth-watering dish, as we shared the experience of relishing in the perfection bite after bite. The atmosphere is cozy, intimate, warm, inviting, and feels like family. Our server was beyond attentive and knowledgeable. Truly one of the best dining experiences in some time.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem in the north end. This was my second time there and the food wine and atmosphere were great.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! My favorite go to in the north end. The food is always exceptional and the service is top notch.

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JM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special Birthday dinner for my wife and family. Great suggestions, a high level for quality food and service. As always, the owner made sure we had a terrific experience. Well done Arya!

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal! It is so nice to be greeted like and old friend

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always recommend it!! We have been coming up from RI since the first year it opened...usually in a group of 8-11 and have always been thrilled with everything. This past weekend I had friends coming in from the Vineyard and I chose Arya because they are gourmet cooks and felt confident that they would be happy there. We were a party of 7 and everyone LOVED their food!! Our waiter was fantastic and the owner, as always, made sure we were pleased...I can't wait for my next visit!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from the moment we sat down. Terrific service and really good authentic Italian meal. Can’t wait to go back.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my mother’s birthday. She loves Italian food and this restaurant blew her away. Our whole table (4 people) did the viaggo and it was the perfect mix. The chef selected an app, a pasta, and a main for everyone at the table. It comes out family style so lots of passing and sharing. Coupled with the homey interior it was perfect. The food we got was stuff we all enjoyed and would have picked out ourselves. The staff was one point with making sure everything was going smoothly. Highly recommend

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the food was as good as it gets. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. Attentive staff. Will definitely be back.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Best restaurant in North End. Great food, tremendous service, they make you feel like family. Simply the best!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Arya ruined what was supposed to be a very special night. Long wait for a reserved table, careless service, average food, very expensive bill for four people, and obscenely loud. Never returning.

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