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Ciao Roma, Boston, MA

Ciao Roma

4.7
4.7
856 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Italian restaurant using the freshest ingredients and house-made pasta. Focusing on Southern Italian cuisine, we serve a full bar and curated wine list. Located on the historic Freedom Trail overlooking North Square.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 829-4975
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Ciao Roma offers a few different options for your next private dining event. From casual get togethers to company holiday parties to showers and receptions, we'd be glad to offer space from just a few guests up to 100.
  • Private party contact
    Anna White: (617) 620-9032
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Cross street
    Prince Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Haymarket Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Date Night Special ($59 total, for 2!)

    Jan 1 - Apr 29, 2024
    Join us for a three course meal for two, only $59 every Monday! Our Date Night menu includes a starter, two entrees and a dessert! Homemade pasta and a picturesque dining area overlooking historic North Square is a scene that will be sure to impress- whether it's your date, friend or colleague!
    Date Night Special ($59 total, for 2!) Photo

What 856 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Romantic

856 Reviews
  1. TonyW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited surprisingly long for hostess to appear; once she got there, she took both us and a completely unrelated party upstairs to the tables (so not very 'personal' service). The table was probably the least desirable location, down by the servers' bar and near the bathrooms and cramped for space. Service was a bit slow overall; server then brought us an appetizer that we didn't order, but didn't bring what we did order. The main meal was delivered by someone else, but the waiter didn't come by to check to see how we were doing until we were well into the meal, and when I asked for ground pepper, it took an additional 5-10 minutes to come back with it - saw them clearing other peoples' tables and things before he decided to get the pepper - by then I was halfway into my meal. Food was tasty, sauce and pasta both very good. But then when it was time for the bill, it was $30 more than should have been, as the original non-ordered appetizer was listed - in addition we were charged for a "complimentary" birthday gelati gift. The bill was corrected upon request, but overall wasn't super impressed with the experience. The music was also not really consistent with the expected ambience - maybe because it was a lunch time, rather than dinner. But it sounded like Kiss108 music. The birthday confetti on the table, the "birthday" menu and the card was a nice touch, appreciated by the birthday guest, but didn't really overcome the overall "meh" experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our anniversary dinner, service was beyond great. They decorated our table and gave us free champagne and free dessert. Food was incredible too! Just a little bit noisy.

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  3. Jenn

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it’s a great experience! But the Monday specials I think might affect a bit the smoothness of how it runs. On the good note: the ambiance is incredible, location is beautiful, staff is nice and drinks are delicious! The tiramisu is also amazing. The not so great: We made reservations but still waited 25 minutes to be sat. They shared the tables they were waiting on had already paid but had not left yet. Once we were sat it took over 10 minutes to be greeted by the server. We did get water from other staff during that time. We went for the Dinner for Two for $59. With 1 drink each, tax and tip included it came out to $134 total. Drinks are around $20 each. We each ordered the chicken parmigiana but had to pay an extra $5 for them to add pasta to it (even though the one on their regular menu includes pasta already). We requested one with ricotta on top but it didn’t come with it. Once the food arrived, it was also burnt on the edges. It was a huge portion, which is great for leftovers! We made the best of it as it was a nice night out and we enjoyed ourselves. However, keep this in mind if you plan to go doing their Monday Date Specials as it seems to affect their service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing we did the date night special and loved it!

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  5. dannic

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. Caio Roma is one of my favorite restaurants in the north end, and the date night special is unbelievable. $111 for two people to go to dinner is unheard of right now. Included in the special is a choice of one app to split, two entrees, and dessert for $59. To add a bottle of wine is $40. You could think with it being a special, they would skimp on portions but that was not the case. the portions were HUGE. My boyfriend and I both took food home with us for lunch the next day. I wish this date night special lasted forever!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambience and food was great. Had the Lasagna and it was delicious. Expansive wine list. Gelato and Cappuccino for dessert!! Highly recommend this authentic italian restaurant- very quaint and affordable. Get there early and enjoy the beautiful bar area!

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  7. PatriceS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were excellent. The GM and possibly and owner both came by our table more than once to ask how everything was. Very attentive staff. Food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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  8. Nevart

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and charming atmosphere. Food is very good but disappointed with my chicken parmigiana as it was a little overcooked and tough. Other family members had pasta and fish which were delicious. Also the music was too loud. Great playlist but consider taking it down a notch so your guests can have conversations with each other.

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  9. SarahM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    gorgeous, great service, delicious food. Went for a birthday and they had a happy birthday card waiting.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. They were so nice. Did special menus for our anniversary with champagne and macaroons! Will be returning!

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  11. ScottA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Oscar was the best. This is a must try spot in the North End of Boston. Food is spectacular and pasta is homemade. This was the best service i received in a long time and kudos to Oscar for his kindness and taking care of us

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! A must try for the Boston North End! Exquisite food, great service!

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  13. Haley

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous vibes and food! Came for a birthday dinner. They decorated the table and customized the menus… also giving us dessert!

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  14. EmmaP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciao Roma had a lovely ambience and was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I to have Valentine's dinner. The service was incredible, and the food was delicious.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food made my friend and me afterwards feel sick.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Say with grandparents

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good wine and food. We came in early and got food quickly.

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  18. Kate

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I came for their winter Date Night special and it was amazing! The food wasn’t necessarily the best Italian food, but it was well worth the money. The tiramisu was the best dish to cap off the night! The ambience and service were impeccable, and we will definitely be making a return just for that reason.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Interior was so cute and the food and staff were so great

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  20. KendallA

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers weren’t friendly and mumbled, bread was awful but main dishes were good- not worth the price though. Cool spot with a fun ambiance and decor

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciao Roma remains one of my favorites. The ambiance is unmatched and the cocktails are great. Would recommend to anyone!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was incredible, the food was good and the ambiance was intimate however the tables are alarmingly small - it was a struggle just to have the menus and our water glasses on the table at the same time. Overall we had a good experience but wouldn’t recommend dining there if you get claustrophobic easily.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, delicious meal, no complaints. The scoop of ricotta is a must and completely worth four dollars on top of your pasta.

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  24. JenniferM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the best gnocchi I’ve ever had. Chairs are a little uncomfortable

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and portions were huge! The place is super cute and definitely not too crowded like some other places can be.

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  26. CarolD

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great and food was good. We had a wait for our table but we were a big group so completely understand.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aldo was amazing! Very attentive and super fast - wonderful service :) Thanks Aldo!!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The date night special had great options for apps, entrees, and dessert:

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great but they had a Taylor Swift playlist going THE ENTIRE TIME which became irritating. I was notified by a staff member that this was the Manager's choice, which was disappointing to hear. They should know better.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and delicious food made a very special night!

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  31. AlexaE

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok, not very hot, and came out scarily fast for it being a busy night. The waiter was starting around our table rushing us the entire time.

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  32. SaucyGirl

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the service was excellent!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very romantic and intentional when it comes to anniversaries!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious!! Everybody was so nice, quick service, yummy food. My fiancé and I were gonna split our meals and our waiter had the kitchen split it for us. Will definitely return :)

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  35. dionisiam

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This tasted like middle school cafeteria food .. don’t waste your money. They must use pasta sauce straight from a jar.

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  36. Anonymous

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to wait about 15 minutes for a table we reserved which wasn’t a problem and ended up getting two free appetizers for the wait. Never been disappointed by the food and the drinks are also incredible. The service is amazing and overall the restaurant has such a beautiful vibe. A wonderful experience here, would recommend to everyone!

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  37. MillieV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, ambience was perfect, and our server Fabian was outstanding!

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  38. AmyB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fun for birthday. Amazing expresso martinis.

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  39. GraceM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, wonderful meals, lovely ambiance. They made every extra effort for our birthday celebrations and Oscar was a phenomenal server !

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Monday date night prefix. Reasonably priced and big portions.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ciao Roma using the Order Online button. Ciao Roma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 829-4975.

Ciao Roma is rated 4.7 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ciao Roma

5A North Sq, Boston, MA 02113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Prince Street
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Haymarket Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 829-4975
  • Private party facilities
    Ciao Roma offers a few different options for your next private dining event. From casual get togethers to company holiday parties to showers and receptions, we'd be glad to offer space from just a few guests up to 100.
  • Private party contact
    Anna White: (617) 620-9032
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