Gaetano's

4.5
273 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Gaetano's!
Since 1995, Gaetano’s has been serving authentic Italian dishes in a warm, friendly environment. Come join us for the best Italian food north of Boston.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 273 people are saying
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Jaygee
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have plenty of Italian restaurants near me but my wife and I always drive the half hour to get to Gaetano's because we simply love it. Friendly spot with great staff and a kitchen that has always given us the best food, regardless of what we choose. Plenty of parking, easy to get to and as I said, delicious.

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vipDonnaD
New England
69 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was attentive and friendly. Food quality was good and good value. Felt too congested. No distancing to be had. Very loud.

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DianaS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress Debbie was very nice and the food and drinks were good.

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WheezeAndFriends
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees, cocktails and desserts. Our waitress Cheryl was wonderful; answered all our questions and made excellent recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very well organized on Thanksgiving.Everything went as planned and in a timely fashion.Very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Thanksgiving celebration with family.
This was my second time there in the last couple of weeks.
Food and service were great, both times.
I’ll surely be a regular going forward.

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CathyP
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there on a busy Saturday night. Had reservations and pretty much sat down at the reservation's time. The servers were very busy but still very attentive. Food was delicious. Both had a pasta based dish and both were excellent. One of the dishes was seafood with a spicy marinara (fra diavolo) which was very spicy but not so much that it couldn't be enjoyed - just the right spiciness. The person who ordered it really enjoyed it. A great amount of seafood variety and delicious flavor. Everything else we ordered was done very well and was a pleasure to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Bread was stale, food wasn’t very good.
Will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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vip1040lady
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Tables are too close together and it was nearly impossible to have a conversation due to the noise level. Not worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dessert drinks were my absolute favorite! Have a wonderful date night

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Bruce
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant as stood the test of time. Great food, excellent service and a fun place to be. Appreciate the gluten free options too.

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RyanF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I should have guessed their brunch was just as good as their dinner. Is there anything this place can't do?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Will return. Enjoyed it.

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GeneV
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, exceptional and extremely hot food!

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vip1010203
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good but portions have been decreased, recently

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ToddB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let first state how impressed we were with appearance of the restaurant, very clean inviting and friendly. Our table was ready right on time for a party of 6 isn’t the average But thankfully it was. We were greeted right away with our Great waitress Frannie she took care of us like we were her only table but a full house There was live Entertainment by the Sister Act who also was Unbelievable Great { 2 sisters rocked this place with 70’s - &0’s they performed a Frank Sinatra song even the chairman of the board was teary eyed , our party of six tried stark tips , chicken parm , chick broccoli Alfredo and chick marsella Was all Beyond good , the deserts forget about it , crembula and termersu Was somthing to rate 5 star
Again our waitress Frannie kept our table clean , drinks full and was just there when I would look for her this lady had 7 other tables same time
Again u guys must look up (The Sister Act ) pretty sure Joy and Lola true sister I hope there family’s are proud

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AnnE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

was quiet, good food, very large portions Waitress was engaging and helpgul

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PattyL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a great celebration with family. Food was okay, not as great as expected though

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vipESMA
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Eggplant rollatini app was amazing. Drinks were great. Lots of choices for everyone and they can customize a dish too.

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dinerout
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived and was immediately seated, which was great. It was packed inside and noisy so we were glad outdoor seating was available. You’d think the pandemic never happened. The ambiance was cozy outside with some lights strung across the top of some of the seating area and on the side windows to the restaurant.

They clearly saw our reservation, but didn’t notice that it was for a special occasion. We’ve been wanting to go there just to try, but was a bit let down by our expectations from a different reviewer who said they were comped a tiramisu dessert on their anniversary during this past summer. For whatever reason, we did not, despite asking if they did anything nice for an anniversary but they were cute and gave us candles. You can taste the coffee in the tiramisu, and the limoncello cake was also very moist with enough lemon flavor. Both were good.

We were told that only one heater post was functional, so it was a bit chilly and most people clustered together because of that. Otherwise it could have been nice to be more spread out.

For a main we had Chianti short ribs with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and lamb shank with risotto with butternut squash and Brussels sprouts. Both were tasty and the meat was perfectly tender, but the arugula salad on top of the lamb was a bit encrusted with salt. We also ordered a frutti di mare to go. The seafood was heaped on with several clams and mussels, a few shrimp, fish, and scallops, that all tasted fresh. However, we are a loyal fan of giacomo so the marinara sauce just isn’t the same. Overall the portion size was decent. We can see why it’s a popular place, but for the few reasons above we give it a good.

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LindaP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was delicious and the service was great even though it was extremely busy.

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vipEllenS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing. We’ve had her before and always so nice and friendly.

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vipRJGJAG
New England
86 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for lunch or dinner....Menu, food and service really good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. The cocktails were also very good. The atmosphere was nice and cozy. Good value and excellent food and service. We Will definitely be returning.

RJ
vipRJGJAG
New England
86 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant never disappoints...great Italian food...

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JulieK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service fantastic. I highly recommend this place. We will be going again.

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ThomasD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really good and our waitress was very attentive

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bennyb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perhaps the best red sauce I have had in quite some time. great menu, drinks worth drinking and that Chocolate Flan! Wow!

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SWEGal
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Italian restaurant! Can’t wait to go back! We got the garlic bread with cheese, lobster ravioli and eggplant rollatini all of which were excellent. The sauces were perfect which is the sign of a good Italian restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A real local surprise that rivals the North End. Great food and flavors. Prompt service and great drinks. Tons of specials - fun Martinis

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice table by the window was ready at the time of the reservation. The waitress was attentive -- checking in periodically. The Lamb Shank, Chicken Francese and Creme Brulee were excellent. We're planning on going back soon.

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Nexttoboston
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice dinner on the patio. Baked stuffed lobster special was delicious! Reasonable prices for good food.

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vipDianeF
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is very consistent. The food is very good with a wide selection. Service is excellent and the dining room has a homey feel

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Jaygee
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reason I drive a half hour to Gaetano's is because I know that I will be totally satisfied with the food, drinks and service. What more could one ask for today.

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PattyH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my all time favorite restaurant for many years. The food is always outstanding with large portions and a great selection. The service is always wonderful. Drinks are perfectly made. It is not a chain restaurant and most of the staff have been there for years. You get to know them all. It is a must try if you have not been here. Guarantee you'll go back.

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MelissaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to dinner last minute since we really wanted pizza and I just have to say we do not regret it! Our server, who we called the sangria queen by the end of the night, was so sweet and helpful and even let me try a sample of their apple pie sangria (which was delicious by the way). The portions were huge and everything was so good. Definitely recommend and will be going again!

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vipSharonF
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband got the Chicken Spinaci and
it was absolutely delicious..mine was Chicken Francaise was fabulous as well.
We also had the stuffed mushrooms…our favorite appetizer and always flavorful.

MD
MelissaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food and service in the area!

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vipDianeF
New England
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very good lobster selections every Wednesday. fair price and good service but they could use an additional server.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gaetano's using the Order Online button. Gaetano's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 279-0100.

Gaetano's is rated 4.5 stars by 273 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.