Pagliuca's

4.5
32 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.

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
What 32 people are saying
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service snd good!

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vipSteve
New England
28 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!!

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vipAngie
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RS
vipRickS
New England
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

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CamilleP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
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!

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vipCarefree
Phoenix
35 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.

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vipKevinP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
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.

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RobertS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hockey12
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipSteve
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hockey12
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSteve
New England
28 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

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LindaF
New England
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!

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vipSteve
New England
28 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.

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vipT555
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipSteve
New England
28 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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently excellent.

JM
JaneM
New England
21 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!

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vermonttfab
New England
13 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was poor and the tables were far too close together in covid times

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Alex
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our reservation was at 715 and we were seated right upon arrival. The place was fairly crowded, but we never waited to long for service. Food was amazing, definitely would return.

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Julia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Thank you for much for a wonderful Valentine’s Day. The food was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. It was a holiday so the noise level was high but otherwise I highly recommend it.

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Becky
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went here for Valentine’s weekend for our first outing as a COVID married couple. Thought by making reservations in advance and knowing the guidance for restaurants with precautions we would be okay. I was wrong. The restaurant is not abiding by COVID guidelines. It was packed. There were maybe 6” between different parties, no partitions between tables. One waitress walked passed us and said to another how badly she wanted to bathe in hand sanitizer. It was only 6:30 on Saturday. It took 45 minutes to get a drink. They didn’t have any vodka according to our waitress for a dirty martini. The food was flavorless. My gnocchi was cold, husband’s lobster ravioli was small portions. We couldn’t have gotten a second drink if we tried- our waitress never came back. I had to try to flag her down to get the check. I won’t go back, I’ll support a restaurant with better service who beds by health and safety guidelines

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KerryW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not sure if it's always that noisy because all I could hear was one table speaking really loudly and it was rather obnoxious. But the service and food we fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Portions were huge and delicious! Owner’s daughter was a very sweet greeter and server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing place to go for a anniversary. The food was amazing and the ambiance of the restaurant was perfect for a celebration. The staff are amazing and kind.

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vermonttfab
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Reviewed on September 11, 2017
Overall1foodserviceambience

Horrible service and they added items to bill I did not order.

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Pagliuca's is rated 4.5 stars by 32 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.