Fratelli

4.5
114 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Fratelli is the collaboration between Frank DePasquale & Nick Varano bringing you the best of what Boston's Little Italy has to offer.
With award winning menu's and only the best in hospitality, Fratelli will leave you wanting to come back for more.

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Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 6:30PM

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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vinnie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Let me first start by saying that when your brand is associated with 99% tourism in the North End you can get by with below average food because outsiders don’t know the difference. With that being said, when your new establishment is inside a casino that locals will frequent you really should have stepped up your quality because real Italians know the difference and aren’t tricked like tourists in the North End.

Let’s start with location…. Right off the casino floor. Don’t expect a fine dining experience. People were wearing flip flops and hoodie sweat shirts.

Noise level - far too loud considering the prices and expectation.

Service - Our waiter thought he would be slick by saying something we wanted as an appetizer was “sold out for the night” then miraculously ask the chef if they had another one to serve. Oldest service trick in the book to try and increase tip amount. I watched 3 of the same apps come out after ours. Again, these tricks might work on tourist but not locals. Waiter never came and asked how everything was nor did he bring over grated cheese and hot pepper for our meals.

Food - The only reason I gave 2 stars was because the bruschetta app was a 7-10. The entires were terrible. Carbonara was flavorless and dry. Should have been creamy and rich tasting, it was neither. The eggplant parm was as if it was cooked in an air fryer and dried out.

Gift Card - You can’t use DiPasquali gift cards at this restaurant even though it’s one of their properties so not only was the food and experience terrible… I had to pay for it lol!

Keep away if your looking for quality Italian fine dining because this place is everything but that.

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viplorraineh
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...a great meal. Had the Rush Hour Special. Great value, lots of food and delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The zucchini flower appetizer was exceptional.

The waiter seemed impatient. Pushed to get an app and dinner order in together. When asked for clarification on the pasta menu seemed annoyed and it was stated as it’s pasta and not that special.

The chicken was great.

The marinara was too sweet for me.
I ordered a pasta change to my penne side and got penne.

My husband loved the Osso buco dish.

We do fine dining frequently. I am not rushing back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

JT
JosephT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not able to use my rewards card

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great wait staff!

DK
vipDonnaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the food is amazing! Shout out to our waiter Alberto!!! See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend and I enjoyed the seafood tower. We ordered tomahawk steak for 2 and it was fair. It was the second time I was disappointed with the steak there. They should probably stick to Italian and leave steak to Rare. My friend is an expert in steak houses as well. Service is always top notch though.

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vipJeff
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The food has gone downhill recently. On one occasion, the veal Milanese was as dry as cardboard. Asked for medium rare steak it came out medium well. It was sent back and eventually we got the correct steak. Veal oso bocco was ok but not very flavorful.

Service was good but I hate to be told about 90 minute rule in such an expensive restaurant. Relax already! The people hosting I think are rude. I use my points to pay I would never use actual money to come here.

We can’t wait for Sinatra’s to reopen!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were expecting really delicious Italian but instead we got an expensive, average meal. Lacked in flavor and seasoning. Pasta had way too much sauce on it. Wouldn’t go back :(

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vipBucky
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food with outstanding service.

DK
vipDonnaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Fratelli to everyone. Due to the cold months and convenient parking, we have been coming weekly and now know the staff on a first name basis. The food, the atmosphere and staff are so welcoming and do more than necessary to ensure our visit is stellar. The restaurant is clean and well managed to the point my family feels safe during this pandemic to have dinner each week!

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
195 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Food ok. Service ok. Long walk to the restaurant. They don’t recognize people with canes can’t walk to the end of a room .

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WilliamB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Short-rib Ravioli Special!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

At 715 on a Saturday evening it is unacceptable that a high end restaurant would run out of regular menu items.
Had a filet, was good but not a $60 meal.
If you are going to Encore consider Rare steakhouse- much better quality and atmosphere for the same price.

CJ
vipCJ9323
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, god the food was soooooo good!
Very pleased with our waiter, Antonio who provided friendly V and excellent service.

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vipHdhej
New England
118 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Little off tonight with hard Brussel sprouts showing up halfway through the meal and timing a bit off on other items.

DK
vipDonnaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother in law is confined to a wheelchair. The manager and staff were so kind to allow us to enter via exit for ease of transport. The staff are extremely welcoming and kind and the food is fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We come here a lot to eat and the service is hit or miss. For a restaurant that’s not that busy right now waitstaff should be right on top of there tables. This last Saturday night being there our service wasn’t great at all and for the prices of this restaurant everyone should have an excellent experience.

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gailp
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent great service, would go back great place

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viplorraineh
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. A great meal with great service!

RH
RH1231
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a spectacular server!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego was the best!

WB
WilliamB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic!!!!

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Fratelli
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Chicken parm tasted like it has been previously frozen....

KP
KarenP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding. Our waiter was amazing. Best service around. Food has been consistently good every single time I go there. I would tell everyone to go there.

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Longbone
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always 👌🏽

WB
WilliamB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Seafood Tower!!!

William B.
Malden Ma

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KarenP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josephine is outstanding always. Danielle is awesome too

WB
WilliamB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large Selection of Oysters and OssoBuco was Amazing!

William
Malden Ma

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The restaurant made my grandmothers birthday special. Everything was amazing. Thanks!

WB
WilliamB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osso Buco & Short Rib... Unbelievable.... Service Excellent.
Recommend Reservation Thurs - Saturday. William - Malden Ma

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fratelli never disappoints! Excellent food and superb service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Everything was great except the sitting arrangement. The place is smaller than looks in pics so make sure you specify your sitting requests (not the table by the kitchen).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was overall good but the food wasn’t as good as expected especially for the amount of money we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and service was impeccable!

Would definitely go back

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Barb
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Shrimp scampi was nit what I would call scampi. Still haven’t figured out the sauce it was in. Not recommended

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vipBostonfoodie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have been many times and really enjoy Fratelli. This most recent visit was not as good as usual. My friend’s filet was not as usual and service not superb. But Covid has affected everything. Such is life. We will return - still a very good restaurant!

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vipVegas
New England
104 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice experience. Service was friendly but slow. To be fair, I understand staffing is less during these Covid 19 times.

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Fratelli is rated 4.5 stars by 114 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.