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Pagliuca's

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4.1
50 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Frateli Pagliuca's Restaurant is like a little corner of sunny Italy located in Boston's north end. It has been an oasis of old-country Italian food for decades, and is family owned and operated. The Pagliucia family originated in Motefalcione Avellino, and when they moved to the United States, they brought time-honored recipes with them. When you visit Frateli Pagliuca's Restarurant, you will enjoy entrées like chicken campagna, which is a boneless chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, peppers, onions and potatoes. You can also choose from steaks, chops, seafood and of course pasta. If you would like to enjoy a drink before dinner, visit the cocktail bar. Wine, beer and cordials are also available with your meal. Frateli Pagliuca's restaurant is warm, welcoming and offers great food.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 367-1504

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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What 50 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.0Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. T

    Taylor

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pagliuca’s was amazing. Heated lamps outside provided warmth and a fantastic atmosphere. Food and wine was excellent!!! I will definitely go back.

  2. HF

    HelenF

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    We had a reservation but the restaurant was very busy and we had to wait a considerable bit for a table. Once seated, we recreated and then a very long wait. We finally left. I let the proprietor know and it said “good - you’re doing me a favor.” He told a staff member that we were a pain in the a$$. I can see that this restaurant and the others in the area are understaffed. We just had an unpleasant experience and won’t be back.

  3. L

    Lennie

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    It didn't meet our expectations for north end dining. Half of the dishes were great but the other dishes were not very good. The menu is small and not that impressive. The wine list is very limited and is not what I was expecting for the north end. Our waitress was amazing and sitting outside in the north end is great. If you can get in somewhere else, I'd recommend doing that. If there aren't any reservations available for when you want to eat, this place is okay, but it's probably in the bottom 30% of restaurants in the area.

  4. w

    wopinuk

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    just okay food. but it was a nice night and we ate al fresco

  5. A

    Aprilmoon

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food always cooked to perfection and very tasty. We got lobsters, mussels diavalo,and pasta with clam sauce. Delicious!!! The lobster was cooked perfectly with a very tasty stuffing.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Picked this place randomly. Could not have been more pleased. The food was delicious. The meatballs were the best I’ve tasted. The owner, Joe, was delightful. If you want authentic North End Italian. This is it. Not fancy just good family food.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We love Pags. We come a lot and brought friends this time who loved it too- casual as really great food.

  8. MS

    MelanieS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent Italian food. We sat outside and enjoyed all going on around us. Service was fast and she was very sweet.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience and amazing food!

  10. DN

    DavidN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The tiramisu required that each bite be savored slowly. The flavors and texture gently rolled over the tongue like strands of caramel and chocolate flavored air. But with enough substance to hold one on the ground while the flavors lifted one to the heavens.

  11. JM

    JeanneM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We wanted to sit outside and away from other patrons, which they accommodated us. The food was very good. We were glad we ate here and we will come back.

  12. S

    Steve

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Family owned and operated.

  13. RJ

    RJGJAG

    New England

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Really love this place.....only one issue and it was the heat.... Hot, humid weather combined with a less than adequate air conditioning system resulted in a less than comfortable meal....having said that the food continues to be outstanding. Also the hostess was charming and helpful....

  14. NT

    NTobey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    It was good but nothing great. We got the chicken Marsala and veal parmesan. It was kind of bland. With so many places in Little Italy we probably don’t be back.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    We made a reservation for 7:15, and upon arriving, they said they hadn’t seen it, but would fit the two of us in quickly. After ~35 min, the hostess sat us inside after we requested to sit outside (which we were fine with, until the real issues began). The inside was VERY noisy with groups of people yelling to maintain conversation. The hostess told us if a table opened up outside she would move us there. After 10 minutes, she came back and told us to run out to sit at the 2-person table that was now available (which there were none except a 5-person table). We tried to sit there, assuming it was our table, until 2 waitresses rudely told us not to sit down (meanwhile, we have waters and menus in our hands from our first table). The owner then comes over and yells at us stating he “has a business to run,” and proceeds to sit his friend’s family of 5 who had just arrived, sans reservation. At this point, we were upset. We had given up our table inside for nothing outside! I then asked the owner if he could seat us soon, and he brushed us off. I then asked for something free as a consolation, seeing as we had already had several issues including our reservation time not being honored. He then just walked away from me without saying anything. 25 min pass, still hadn’t been seated (menus and water still in hand). The hostess had continued to try to catch up on seating reservations, meanwhile the owner seated another table of his friends. Several people who had arrived after us with later reservation times got seated before we were seating again (for the second time keep in mind). Finally at 8:45, we were seated. The owner, when pressed again about making these issues right by giving something free or offering something became very combative and said no to requests for wine because he “can’t give out freebies and has to run a business,” and offered cheap, low quality limoncello instead. In the end the food was mediocre and poorly seasoned, service was horrid.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Honestly was an awful experience. The staff are extremely rude. Didn’t even ask us for our name when we said we had a reservation: hostess said “Yeah I know I’ll get to you”. There was absolutely no organization to their process and we waited 45 minutes to be seated and ended up leaving to go to another restaurant. Owner also sat his friends down without them even waiting while there were a bunch of parties waiting to be seated for 30+ minutes. You might as well not even make a reservation because they just do not care

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Terrible service. No apparent management on the floor. Mold in parmesan cheese. Ran out of glasses so they brought plastic cups.

  18. S

    Southiedrums

    New England

    26 reviews

    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Just to be clear, I used to frequent this restaurant several years back. Hadn’t been in a while, and figured I’d go back again for nostalgic reasons. Frankly my lady and I used to love the food. Tonight was completely different. It was arguably one of the worst dining experiences we’ve had. Service was rushed and anxious, food was massively subpar, and the ambiance felt disconnected and out of sync with the rest of the space. The music they chose to play was essentially top 40 dance music, and it was the total wrong vibe. What happened to the Sinatra, Darin, Sammy D, Tony Bennet, etc…?!? They went from love machine to Laura Branigan to some opera tune to an up-tempo dance tune I had never heard of. I could feel myself becoming more and more tense, and was getting indigestion as I sat trying to eat. I kept having to remind my date to slow down and not rush. I could see that she was becoming visibly anxious. The food: The clam sauce was undercooked and the escarole was a salt bomb, the meatballs were overcooked, and the eggplant was soggy. We would’ve happily said something to our server, but once the food was dropped, she never once came back to check in and ask if everything was OK. You would have thought that given the fact that our plates were completely full when they came to bus the table that it would have been an indication that things weren’t great. Sadly, this was not the case. They were in a one track mind set, and never looked up to notice. Honestly, the best part was the bread which comes from Salumeria up the street. Everything about this place is off now. I really hope they can get back on track.

  19. NR

    NancyR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service snd good!

  20. S

    Steve

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the stuff pepper and ziti. Awesome. Place was packed inside and out which is great for the restaurant and workers. Need to appreciate the servers as with all business they are short handed but get through it with a smile!!

  21. A

    Angie

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Probably one of the worst dining experiences I have experienced. The service was awful. The only redeeming quality was the food was decent - when you finally get it. If you have hours to wait after being seated and you enjoy being ignored, this is the place for you. Save yourself the aggravation.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!!! Joe the owner was very accommodating Highly recommend!!

  23. RS

    RickS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Went before Bruins game an extraordinarily slow compared to other game nights. Probably just getting back into the swing if things and will definitely come back

  24. CP

    CamilleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! Phenomenal food! We arrived early for our reservation and still were able to be seated despite how busy it was!

  26. C

    Carefree

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always our first stop when we come to Boston! The food is wonderful. The staff is great! Always helpful with suggestions. Looking forward to our next visit.

  27. KP

    KevinP

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    The food was delicious. Our waitress was MIA. I’ve been there three other times before and have not had such bad service. She did not come to the table after we ordered until I got up to find her. We did ask another person if they could find her first, nothing. By the time she got to our table three out of the four of us we’re just about finished. We ordered second drinks. They got to our table after the three of us were done. We were all disappointed by the service.

  29. RS

    RobertS

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant the food, owner, and servers were all great an attentive.

  30. H

    Hockey12

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great food and service!! Upbeat mood, friendly staff and fun vibe!

  31. S

    Steve

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is excellent Stuffed pepper 🫑 Eggplant is awesome A must place for dinner

  32. H

    Hockey12

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it ! Will definitely go again! Food was amazing!

  33. S

    Steve

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had linguini and clams Awesome Outside dining area is nice with lights and umbrellas Come down and see Joe the owner

  34. LF

    LindaF

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite Italian restaurant/ we come from Watertown just to eat there! Fabulous food & reasonable prices!

  35. S

    Steve

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I recommend the chicken parm as it is great tasting and you get more than you can eat. Theresa was our server and she was outstanding. The owner stopped by to make sure we were satisfied. They have the outside dining set up for when the weather is nice. Try this place you will like it.

  36. T

    T555

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    An exceptional restaurant hitting all the right points for an incredible experience

  37. S

    Steve

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family owned restaurant with charm. Like most restaurants during the pandemic service may seem slow but so well worth being patient. Stuffed pepper is excellent but my favorite meal is the chicken parmigiana. Come in and try and see why we go here at least once per week for 25 years

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is consistently excellent.

  39. JM

    JaneM

    New England

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Shocked to arrive and find we had the place to ourselves! Usually sooooo busy! Crazy CoVid times☹️we’ll be back!

  40. v

    vermonttfab

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As your 'go to' place in the North End - we can always be sure to have delicious food with great service and as a bonus get to see all our friends there!

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Pagliuca's is rated 4.1 stars by 50 OpenTable diners

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Booked 6 times today
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14 Parmenter St Boston, MA 02113

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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