Arya Trattoria

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$31 to $50
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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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JM
New England
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding!! From the appetizers to the full course!!

RG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will be back!

RL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arya is an absolutely wonderful experience. Everything is thoughtfully prepared and presented and nothing disappointed! The calamari is arguably the best in Boston and the veal was nothing short of perfect. Nicole deserves special recognition, she went above and beyond to make sure we were treated like the only guests there that night.

JT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host/Owner was very friendly and accommodating to our party of 6. The octopus appetizer and eggplant appetizers were amazing. Portions very generous. Service was wonderful and attentive and atmosphere was charming.
wonderful and can't wait to go back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We try and go there once
a year when In town.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meat balls!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went last night. Valentines menu. Each course was exceptional. We’ve been to NorthEnd dining at least 25 times. This is the best place so far! Service very good and attentive but not on top of us. Meatball appetizer the best. Both our pasta courses were awesome. I had short ribs were so mist and tasty! My wife had Halibut that was also exceptional. Dessert we were stuffed but as we tried the cheesecake and the chocolate tort both were so good, we took our time and ate it. Menu price was fixed at$100 per person but when you get plenty yo eat and each course is exceptional, in the City it’s a deal.
We can’t wait to go back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great spot!!

WN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Fair food but not for the price. Other reviews here are accurate relative to rushed service and quality of the food. Be careful not to fall for the family-style eating push from the owner and employee-it is a rip-off and they certainly pad the bill. 6 people, 6 apps, 6 entrees, 6 portions, of pasta, 6 drinks, and automatic gratuity, the family-style cost was over $600...same 6 entrees, apps, pasta, gratuity, and drinks off the menu, the cost would have (should have) been just over $400...don't fall for the scam! I mean over $100 per person for Italian? We were not in Italy, were we?

JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in the North End of Boston!

From beginning to end apps, dinner, wine & desserts were all wonderful. Very attentive service!

LG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arya Trattoria was one of the best Italian restaurants we’ve been to. We got the chef’s tasting menu and it was well worth the price, you do not go home hungry. The food was impeccable, the portions were more than enough and the house wine was to die for and mixed drinks were made perfectly. Every one of the staff was incredibly nice and made us feel like we were longtime family friends. I would highly suggest this restaurant to friends and family!

d
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome again

w
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit with our two teenage grandkids. Proved to be one of the better restaurants I have eaten in, which covers over 50 years of worldwide travel. Second floor with fun photos lining the staircase. Owner opens the door for you and says “welcome to my home”. Excellent menu—except the teens were struggling a bit. Waiter said just tell me what you want and our chefs will cook it. Out comes Chicken Alfredo and Chicken Parmigiana on spaghetti with red sauce. The kids devoured their meals. I tasted the red sauce and it was superb. I had a veal chop that was flavorful and cooked perfectly. My wife had a fish special that was also excellent. Nice wine list. Fun vibrations. Only drawback was as a Steeler season ticket holder for over 40 years, I would not have been able to order the “Tom Brady ribeye”!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chef's choice 3 courses with the wine pairing - it was 100% worth it. We go to dinner in the North End fairly regularly.. it's tough to choose a favorite but this is one of the best I've ever had. The limoncello shrimp are to die for and the pasta the chose for us I would eat every day if I could. Highly recommend!!

PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Where do I begin with? My husbands birthday dinner turned out to be our worst experience in North End in years! I reserved the table with comments added that we are coming to celebrate his birthday. upon ordering a desert, which restaurant does not think of putting a candle on a desert and wishing you? We have always celebrated our special days in North End because it has amazing food, most places make your evening so special with small gestures but unfortunately this place is so far the worst Italian food for the price we paid. I ordered Ravioli con Funghi pasta. there were hardly 5 ravioli, double the amount of mushrooms and even more charred greens (really greens!!!!) I felt so sick after eating it. My husband ordered chef's special truffle pasta which were exactly the same minus the greens and had fettuccine instead of ravioli but we paid double the price. If you order 3 course meal by chef that is $60 PP but we went for just pasta and they charged us $50 for a plate of pasta. we happily paid but when we let the manager know that it wasn't worth the price, he said because the truffle is expensive... then how was the truffle ravioli half the price? the worst part was that both the sauce were terrible, so watery and salty. Any restaurant is better than this place and serves you a good quality food and service for the money they charge (including the best quality truffle dishes with real truffle shaves)! Never again.. and oh the bread was the cheapest quality and cold. I wish even one thing was worth it.

ZA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing food and service. i’m italian so to find a restaurant w authentic food and ambiance it makes me happy. i will definitely be coming back this spring/summer!!!!

RC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant to eat at with wonderful food!!

TL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’re know for always treating customers amazing! This place is my favorite spot in the North End! I tell all my friends about them because the staff and food is amazing. They always treat you like family and make sure they check in constantly to see how your experience is. The owner is ALWAYS there which is such a great feeling knowing he is so hands on with his customers and staff.

GL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, never disappoints. Go!

JS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as usual....food awesome

RV
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There were four of us in our party and we were shocked at how many people they cram into the small upstairs restaurant. The table we had was not big enough for a party of 4. We kept getting hit by the waiters walking by us as it was so cramped. The food was ok. I will say that the wait staff was extremely attentive especially with our water glasses.

a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian-American food. Period.

BG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food but very loud. Worth it for the food, though.

BB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Disappointing dinner at the restaurant. Our appetizers were excellent, Service was very good(except they never delivered our salad course). The main meals were fair, we could have done a better job cooking the dishes at home. Check was delivered to table right right after meals were finished. Disappointing behavior for this level of a restaurants. We then asked for desserts and coffees. Awkward!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food !!!! Had a awesome experience, will definitely be back

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

JD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tiago was amazing and our seat by the window gave us a birds-eye view of bustling Hanover St. Calamari was amazing and black pepper tagliatelle was fresh and silky smooth!

MR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had. We were also impressed by the owner's friendliness, we were sat by him and he was working! Bussing tables, seating guests, etc. We had a great time.

D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hubby and I spent one night in Boston and chose Arya because of it's reviews. The food was great, the wine was wonderful and they had great prices at all price ranges. Prices veery fair for quality of the food. Ambience was lovely and our waiter was attentive but not pushy! Would definitely recommend. We were on a 'date', but saw families and large groups as well.

SF
New England
42 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding again! We’ve been several times and it is always great service, food and atmosphere. We loved the calamari with peppers, homemade meatballs and basket of bread to start. The main courses were also delicious including the Bolognese with handmade pasta, the Frutti de Mar Fra Diavolo, Eggplant Parmesan with a side of fresh pasta and the Short Rib over mushroom risotto special. All of the pasta is made in house and the San Marzano red sauce is fantastic! The owner Massimo makes everyone feel special and we finished off dinner with a piece of delicious chocolate cake to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Food was excellent, menu choices always top notch, wine was great.. overall 5 star quality and service.

S
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beyond expectations! We will return! Amazing wine list and the fresh pasta is outstanding.

d
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ahain

OT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Massimo made our entire group feel welcome.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Arya should be the go to hidden north end gem on anyone’s restaurant list, but after numerous times of bad experiences it’s off my list for good. The food is great and the menu has a good variety of dishes, but after numerous times of feeling rushed by the staff once you hit the 1 hour mark because they have another seating for the table in 20-30 minutes it starts to leave a bad taste in your mouth, especially after your bill comes to $300+. For the price you pay here you expect great food, great service and for them to space their reservations out to account for an average dinner length to be 90 minutes and if it runs a couple minutes over not to come over and start clearing the table as you finish your last few sips of wine.

JF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Italian food overlooking Hanover St from the second floor dining room.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and cozy atmosphere

NP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food I've ever had. Loved their NYE four course special.

N
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE: All 8 items that came to our table were excellent; not one miss; all winners. Meatballs, tuna tartar, homemade pasta, fradiavolo sauce, short rib, veal shank and more, everything was well done. Make the trip to the second floor, it's well worth it.

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