Assaggio

4.5
666 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Assaggio is the newest addition to the Depasquale Ventures family. Offering a Positano style menu, new modern style interior design, and an amazing affordable wine program.

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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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vipMcap95
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again, I have been wowed by Assaggio! My boyfriend and I made a reservation and were taken in immediately, even though we were a little early. We even had the Prive life of dining upstairs in the lounge, which is absolutely gorgeous and so cozy. Service was fantastic; food was excellent. This is one of the few places that gets grilled octopus right — perfect char without overcoming it and making it rubbery. Gnocchi was perfect, and the grilled seafood dish (octopus, calamari, swordfish, salmon, crab, lobster, shrimp and scallops) I ordered for dinner was to die for. Portions are extremely generous. Manager even came over to offer us complimentary limoncello, which was such a sweet gesture and great way to end our delicious, fairly priced meal. You are in for a treat if you come here!

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Patti37
New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this restaurant. There are two of my favorite items on the menu. There octopus over burrata is fabulous. Oh my and the veal chop. It is one of the best meals I've had. My dinning companions had the short rib which they raved about.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasurable experience. I had 730 reservations I was seated promptly at 7:30. The initial table was very close to two other tables so after seating us the waiter asked us if we’d like to sit at a table they gave us more room without us even asking. The food was great we did not feel rushed even though It was New Year’s Eve and there was a number of people waiting to be seated. Great experience, would gladly return there and recommend it to others

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the servers meant well. The noise level and lighting made eating lobster even more challenging than it usually is.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

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vipJenniferH
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My salmon was served raw in the middle. When I asked to have it cooked more, it came back 30 minutes later over cooked and hard to cut as if it was microwaved.

The waiter offered to take it back but failed to realize that no one else has eaten much of their meals as they were all under or over cooked. The veal chop was gaming and fatty and the gnocchi was undercooked as opposed to Al dante and the sauce was salty.

Assagio is a far cry from Bricco or Il Panino….will never go back or recommend it.

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Ashlyn
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. So many good options to choose from it was a tough decision. We ended up with 2 bruschetta as starters - both fabulous- and half portions of pastas for dinner. Drinks were also very good and their tiramisu was quite honestly one of the best I have had.

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MichaelG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food.
Service a bit slow but the meal was very good.
Bar area is very loud

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Foodie
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lots choices. Even the salad was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely night with friends at the Boston Pops and ended the evening with a wonderful meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall a good experience- however when booking my reservation we were not informed we would be seated on a couch as opposed to at a table. This would be fine if we were there for appetizers and drinks, but eating a full dinner on a couch is a bit strange. I think parties should be made aware of this when booking.

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PaulC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

I had the octopus app, which was overcooked. My Ossobuco was dry. Service was good, but the place was overly packed, with too many people not paying attending to Cover-19. Covid-19 will never go away if people don't space tables more and shove in as many people as possible to make up for Covid lockdowns from 2020.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Seated in basement which was a little dark

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JenM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service, will be back and recommend to others!

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was an outstanding waiter! Great spot, great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

At times was a little hard to hear but overall great time as usual. You pay for what you get but what you get is an amazing vibe, service is always top of the line, and the food is incredible. Side note: In my opinion they have the best espresso martinis in Boston

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vipSueD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Irene as a server and she was outstanding. She was above and beyond in every way and so appreciative of her kindness and great attention to detail. Thank you Assaggio and Irene !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food came out late and it was cold. Tables are way too close together and no room. Server was great and always there.

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vipkris
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We had a reservation and waited about 15 minutes for our table. We were sat at a low to the ground table where you had to bend over to eat which was too close to the table next to us. The servers and everyone else had to get through this very narrow pathway because the guy seated next to us sat with his chair way out and no one said anything to him. As expected a server walked by and dumped the whole table on top of us - drinks and glass all over us. They offered limoncello and dessert while the other table had their comp’d bottle of wine almost immediately while we weren’t even cleaned up with glass and drinks everywhere and had to ask twice for our drinks. Won’t be going back for sure.

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bms928
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was great. Waited about 10 extra minutes for our table, not too shabby, but the downside was waiting FOREVER for our entree. It got the point where we had to ask our waiter what was going on. I recommend Assaggio, but be prepared for a wait if you’re visiting on a weekend night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service, quiet place to eat in the busy North End, with incredible food. I’ll be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fantastic. Fast service, with great food quality. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quick service, delicious food, I got one of the specials. Probably the best old fashioned I’ve ever tried, they make it their own special way. Not too loud, great spot for a date. Good atmosphere

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JulieF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Assaggio to celebrate my husband's birthday. If you are in the North End, you must check out Assaggio. It is WONDERFUL!

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VivianaV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant and experience, had great service and food and dessert were amazing. Loved the ambiance on the second floor where we ate. Very good. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Our service was very late. They took 20 mins for a server to come put in an order for the drinks. Another 15 mins for someone to take our order. Fast forward 30 mins for the server to come tell us the ticket system was broken and the dinner order hadn’t gone in yet. 10 mins later our appetizer came in. 15 mins after that the entree finally arrived. I am not sure what was going at the restaurant that night because I could see many servers and the it wasn’t jam packed at all. Hoping this is a one off.

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DWGSCSC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was not great. Never received our bread at the table. Server took our order and disappeared. Recommend it for the food, it was excellent.

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vipRichardG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Michelle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. I would definitely recommend getting the gnocchi and cannolis!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were awesome

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vipRobert
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Once my favorite restaurant then we moved. So looking forward to their great Linguine and clams, unfortunately at 7pm the were out???? Hard to imagine but everything else was fine. Just disappointed.

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vipEvanF
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Carbonara I have ever had. The food is perfect.

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vipLuciano
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Even though the place was completely empty -second floor - the hostess sat the five of us on a table for four. We were three on one side and two on the other side. Very uncomfortable. We could see that the restaurant stayed empty from the time we came in until the moment we left. For several times we asked the staff to decrease the volume of the music. It was useless. It was impossible to have a conversation. Never more.

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EphantusM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is nicely designed, very ideal for a date. I had very delicious octopus, and lamb chops were next level delicious. The service is very professional and etiquette. The place clean and easy to get to. The only problem is parking, the streets are very narrow and congested with vehicles. You may need to park in a garage then take ride share to the place.

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vipRasquel
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After 10 pm dining is basically like having a meal at a very loud nightclub.

Wish they would have indicated this reservation was not for their dining room

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vipThecritic
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Assagio never disappoints. The food is absolutely outstanding and prepared perfectly, the waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable. The manager checked in a couple times to make sure everything was perfect, not with just our table but every table. This is why I continue to come back to Assagio, and will do so for because of the consistent tremendous dining experience we have each and every time.

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D2hanson
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Carpacchio and short ribs were incredible falling apart and seasoned perfectly. Polenta was creamy and complimented the ribs well. We ordered a side of pasta aglio y olio, and it was the best naked pasta ever. Loved the service, very attentive.

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vipLisaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Girls night

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vipSusanL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were 15 minutes early but were seated right away by the window. Perfect spot on a beautiful evening. We asked if the fried calamari app could exclude the scallops and shrimp, and they were able to accommodate us. There was a ton of calamari. It was good. A bit more spice would have made it perfect. Our meals were chicken parmigiana and lobster fra diavlo. The chicken parm was a bit bland. I rarely salt anything but would have added it if salt were on the table. The lobster came shelled which we were not expecting. He did enjoy his meal and the heat was just right. The Pinot Grigio was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and did not rush us out the door which can happen on a busy Saturday night in the north end. Overall, a nice dining experience. I would rate this a 4 out of 5.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Everyone at the place is amazing, great service, friendly staff. Delicious apps (we didn’t order an entree)

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Assaggio is rated 4.5 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

Assaggio 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.