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Massiminos Cucina Italiana

4.4
982 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for al fresco dining outside on our patio as of April 1st. You can also dine on the 1st floor dining room or check out our Wine Cellar. Come in and eat like you are in Italy.

Voted Best of Boston, by Boston Magazine, Travel & Leisure and Improper Bostonian. Specializing in hand made pasta, buying from local farmers to get the best cuts of meats and sourcing the freshest seafood in Boston. Try the Talgeri Antipasto, pan seared Salmon, Bone in Rib Eye, Stuffed Porterhouse Veal Chop or the Tagliatelle pasta con Burrata. Leave room for the tiramisu. See you soon
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 982 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Took family to this restaurant in the North End. Not on the well-traveled, more touristy Hanover St, but nice inside with a very gracious host/owner/chef, who inherited the business from his father.

There were 10 of us so we had a family table downstairs, which was set up for large groups (there was another boisterous grp downstairs as well of about 25 ppl). Everyone order something different, all dishes were quite good, some exceptionally good for price = good value. Decent wine list as well with reasonable pricing.

We had a very good time and will return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After seeing this place had great reviews we decided to give it a try— biggest tourist trap. Service was OK but the food was actually awful and extremely overpriced. We should have known when even the bread was stale and the ‘olive oil’ was transparent..

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MarkH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service a bit slow but it was very busy. We had a very enjoyable meal.

JK
vipJohnK
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulo is terrific and provided just the right amount of attention and conversation. The stuffed veal chop is enough to bring us back all by itself. And, a great wine selection offers a perfect pairing. Plus, the ambiance of the cellar and authentic Italian Ritrovo atmosphere is one of a kind. We shall return!

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KristinW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Great Italian food at a decent price. Alfredo was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family LOVED this restaurant. We were in town from Houston and Seattle and were looking for dinner accommodations for 9 people. I spoke with a young man on the phone to make sure I could make a reservation and he was very friendly. When we arrived we were promptly seated in the downstairs area which was SUCH a nice relief from the heat! Our server, Dom, was very friendly and extremely welcoming to our over-the-top family. He also gave us some amazing recommendations from the menu. Speaking of the food- to die for. It was fresh, hot, and delicious, and every bite had my eyes rolling back into my head. If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine, look no further. I want to eat here every day for the rest of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great experience. Well recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately we had terrible service, so much so that tables around us even tried to help us out! We were so excited to try this place and it was a pretty big let down. The food was good, but not good enough to make up for the overall horrible treatment by the staff.

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nymalaid
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for more than 30 years. Every time I travel to Boston to see family, I make a point to visit.
Love the staff; owners and food. One of the best!

JH
JasonH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Italian in the Northeast! A must when in Boston..

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AmyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had chicken Marsala. Very good. My husband had gnocchi which he enjoyed very much. All our food was very good.

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vipAusten
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our meal was very good with the exception of the bread which seemed stale. We usually enjoy bread in the North End so much that this was a disappointment. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 stars for food.

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ArtF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Difficult to find in with limited seating, make reservations.

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vipBobL
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There was a misunderstanding about outdoor seating and we had to wait 15 minutes for a table to clear. The waiter was very nice, but very disorganized and we waited quite a long time to get served. The waiter came back after he had taken our orders, and asked what we wanted. He had forgotten that he already had taken the information.
The food was OK but certainly not what I had remembered from being there many years ago.

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vipSteveN
New England
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, spot with convenient parking nearby. Good food and a space that invites conversation above a whisper. Glad to see that it was crowded.

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DeborahC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and appetizers were fantastic with good sized portions

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Some of the worst food I’ve ever had. Burnt chicken piccata. No flavor calamari. The best part was the bread and oil.

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vipKweit
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the North end by far

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vipandreac
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pre-game destination!!

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RichardE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Attending a Celtics game, Massamino’s is an excellent restaurant and so close to the TD Garden. The food is always amazing with daily specials

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BobMidAtlantic17
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was classic Italian. The pasta fagioli was amazing. Perfectly prepared. The veal was also terrific. My daughter had the lobster ravioli. That was the best and. Alone is worth the trip

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a tasty dinner. Nicole, thank you for being so lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We reserved a table outside and ended up having to have to sit inside, it was incredibly noisy to the point we had to yell to each other as well as very very cramped. The penny vodka did not have a lot of flavor, the sausage vinegar peppers and potatoes were good but only two sausages the veal Parm was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodate a very large table and we added two extra people the food was delicious the service was perfect overall wonderful experience I highly recommend it

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vipEmmaW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Terrible experience. We booked the wine cellar to celebrate my sons college graduation and when we showed up they told us it wasn’t available and put us at a table near the kitchen and bathroom. Absolutely horrible experience.

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JoanC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta and sauces very good. The best chicken cacciatore I've ever eaten. Fun atmosphere, very Italian, nice staff.

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StephenC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, never disappointed. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Bone in sword fish was unique and excellent

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T2T2
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service. We've enjoyed this place for nearly 30 years. Massamino's never disappoints

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cgriffin
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!! The food and wine selections were fabulous and I enjoyed sitting outdoors.

LC
LisaC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff and ambiance - fun place to celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was good. Very loud so difficult to carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It is a very small dining room. We could see right into the kitchen. I don’t mind this usually. But, oh boy... the kitchen was disgusting. Food all over the ground. Broken dishes on the floor. Too many people in a very small place. Never again. Especially with everything going on right now. It is a very average Italian meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back.

DM
DanteM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, highly recommended. I have eaten many times.

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northendexperience
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but service was not as I expected. Ordered apps, soups and entrees. Soup came out with the meal, not before as we wanted. One of the soups was incorrect, wrong soup and a cup and not a bowl. Waited long for the server to return only to tell us that the soup ordered had run out. Server did not bring one of the sides until we prompted him again,. Also he asked if we wanted grated cheese and then forgot to bring it. The only thing he was prompt with was the check.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

FAQs

Massiminos Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-5959.

Massiminos Cucina Italiana is rated 4.4 stars by 982 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.