Ciao Roma

4.6
369 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian restaurant using the freshest ingredients and house-made pasta. Located on the historic Freedom Trail overlooking North Square with a beautiful outdoor patio right in the square.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 369 people are saying
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Roma is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was too cheesy. Too dark in there. Waiter not friendly. Did not get table i requested instead was placed in center of dining room.

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MeriC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We happened upon Ciao Roma on our last visit to Boston. COVID was an issue then as it is now but we were able to eat outside last time and our food was delicious. This time we chose to go on a Sunday to try the lasagna as this is the only night that it is made. The temperatures are very cold now so outside dining is no longer available. The lasagna was good. It was served lukewarm and probably would have tasted better had it been a little warmer. It is a meat lover’s lasagna and doesn’t have much cheese. Personally I like more cheese in lasagna. The butternut squash mezzelunes are delicious and prepared perfectly. The dining area is small so there is not much space between tables.

We plan to return on a future visit. Hopefully COVID will not be as big of a factor and we can try out some other items on the menu.

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colleenc
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. There was fun Italian music playing and the overfill feel was So romantic and cozy. The staff were attentive and welcoming. Perfect for a romantic date night.

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GiGi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cozy booths for two
Great cocktails
Great service

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Melanie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food !
Wonderful staff!
Great atmosphere!
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, as was both of the dishes we ordered. Ordered the butternut squash & the cacio e pepe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty ambiance, tasty food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Great food. Terrible service. Cute place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the North End. Staff is always great, food’s amazing.

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Tprm
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We were rushed and our orders were wrong. What a shame.

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Paige
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the ambiance! Could have sat there all night. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinning experience was outstanding. Our waiter was nice and efficient, he even brought us champagne for our anniversary! Food was amazing, we don’t have anything bad to say about the experience!

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vipMarkF
New England
72 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. The restaurant was just a little too warm.

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nico24
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service and ambiance were phenomenal. The food was not. Out of three pasta dishes, 2 seriously lacked depth of flavor. Unfortunately will not be returning.

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CourtneyD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had such a great experience here and the food was absolutely outstanding. We will definitely be back

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OpenTableDiner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Seemed like a nice place, but we did not have a good experience. Waitstaff was inattentive to us, and had not even taken our dinner order when our appetizer was served. The Bruschetta was burned beyond edible, so we left and did not finish our meal there. I would not recommend Ciao Roma on a busy Saturday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great spot, the second floor is delightful! Definitely get the meatballs!

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Hannah
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - from the service to the food. We started with a bottle of wine and tried the meatballs, caesar salad, and salmon entree. I would definitely get the meatballs and caesar salad again, but would probably pass on the salmon as the veggies that came with it weren't great. This would be a great spot for a date.

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Anonymous
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 6 - all had a fantastic time. Great food, and very excellent service!

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lisap
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My son thought his chicken parm was a bit tough. The pasta was delicious. Service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful dinner! The food was delicious, and the drinks were strong and flavorful!

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vipChuck
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

We went on a Sunday and they had limited menu choices beyond brunch options. I had spaghetti and meatballs and my husband had Carbonara. Both, OK. The Avocado Bruschetta was terrific! What was so annoying was the music....70s era of familiar tunes which turned into somewhat of a sing-along by some guests. The sound was really turned up however they did turn it down at our request. Still.....I would have thought they could have had a better choice of music. The service was outstanding.

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MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovey experience in the unforgettable North End of Boston. Food and service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was not as hot as it should have been when it came out.

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mem1160
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

was hard to get through to the restaurant to let them know we were running a few minutes late, but we were seated easily with our reservation despite running late and the service was good. food and drinks were both fantastic and would highly recommend this restaurant! we ordered spaghetti and meatballs, fusilli alla vodka and an espresso martini. The wait time between ordering and receiving the food was minimal, but everything tasted so fresh and beautiful.

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vipNatalie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing meal here!! Yummy Sunday Brunch!!! Super cute decor and delicious food

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food overcooked
Not homemade pasta
couldn’t understand server

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vipdumbo
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal fresh pasta Bologna’s and eggplant parm both great grub

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

All of our pastas were outstanding, the wine was great, service was good, and the ambience was great too! Would definitely recommend this place.

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vipMCD723
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lovely atmosphere very friendly and helpful staff. All the food was delicious and traditional Italian

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and staff were excellent! The outdoor patio was excellent but there were a bunch of fruit flies which got a bit annoying. One of the wine glasses needed to be washed better as well.

I would recommend it.

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LynneC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. The men especially liked the lasagna ragu and the meatballs. Only negative was needing a heat lamp closer to our table on a chilly evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minutes brunch option for our visit to see our girls who attend college in Boston! Best brunch ever!! Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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Amanda
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was excited to try ciao roma after walking by their cute patio but was very disappointed. Have not had service that bad in a long time

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DaleT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We lucked out with a crazy warm late-October evening in Boston. The outside dining area on the square across from Ciao Roma was perfect. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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vipStich
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and there was amazing weather, food, wine, service and people watching, What more do you need?

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CadyS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

SO CUTE!!! perfect for girls night out or date night. Outdoor seating is beautiful, and food was delicious. Perfect portions and everything was cooked perfectly. Can't recommend enough!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the ambiance was spectacular. We ate outside in the plaza under the glow of their patio heaters, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the North End. Every dish was scrumptious, both appetizers and entrees! The shrimp scampi was divine. All in all, a fantastic experience!

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vipSirishaR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice place to go, food and service were great!

FAQs

Ciao Roma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 829-4975.

Ciao Roma is rated 4.6 stars by 369 OpenTable diners.

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.