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Pazza on Porter

4.6
214 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Shareable Italian-American Meals, Local Craft Beer, and Craft Cocktails. Open for Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch.

Important dining information
We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time.

We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.

In order to keep our doors open we need to accommodate as many guests as possible every single night!

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Experiences

  • $10 Pasta Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Available for lunch daily and ALL DAY TUESDAY, out $10 Pasta Menu offers limited special pasta items for you to enjoy. Visit our website for the $10 Pasta Menu
  • $1 Meatball Mondays

    Multiple dates available

    Offered ALL DAY MONDAY our homemade $1 meatballs. Minimum 3 per order.
  • Wing Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Available ALL DAY WEDNESDAY, we are offering $.50 wings in buffalo, bbq or salt and pepper sauces. Minimum 10 per order. Our specialty Marsala Wings are offered at $1 each minimum 10 per order.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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 214 people are saying
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vipSolid
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We got the fried olive app, and it was great. Very strong olive flavor that is evened out the caciocavallo cheese dip, that I would have eaten as a soup it was so good!

My husband ordered the ribeye, which he said was good. It comes with potato puree which was very bland and about 3 pieces of spinach that were super garlicky.

I had the lamb lollipops that were good, served over a saffron and parmesan risotto. The risotto was a little hard, didn't have the smooth feel I was looking for in a risotto. It felt more like a clumpy rice, but the flavor was great.

We had the pistachio and ricotta cake, which was fantastic!

Our server was great, super knowledgeable and helpful. It is a small place, so it is difficult not to hear other people's conversations around you, but overall the restaurant is clean and inviting.

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Anonymous
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A hidden gem on Porter. Definitely go on Monday for $1 Meatball Mondays or Tuesdays for $10 select pasta dishes. Pasta is homemade and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place !! Awesome food and the atmosphere is fantastic !!!

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ScottS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good Italian eatery in a questionable neighborhood, yet walkable from the airport Embassy Suites hotel. Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fun with friends

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AlissaP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. I cannot wait to go back. Food and prices were excellent

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vipTBGC
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meal I have had in a very long time. It was like I was at my grandfathers house for Sunday dinner.

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vipSarinaC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. Food is delicious, atmosphere perfect, staff friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food is just bad. We had…

Fig and ricotta bruschetta
Arancini
Gnocchi
Carbonara

All just flat out bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
84 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a night out. It was GREAT. the server was very knowledgeable about the menu.
The chef even made me a taste of the vodka sauce, which I never had. Sooooo DELICIOUS.

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AnneG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Had a great time celebrating my twins 21st bday! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, creative drinks, great service, and everything came out quickly and done well. Some items are pretty pricey, but it is worth it for the quality. We love it here!

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vipGoochie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Friendly staff! Wonderful food! Would highly recommend

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EmilyY
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great ambiance, service, and food. Staff is super friendly and the food is phenomenal — easily my favorite Italian restaurant in Eastie!

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Eastie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been through many changes over the years, with many ups and downs. Happy to say we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night and will definitely be back. Our server was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious, and Anna was so friendly and attentive!

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vipJenniferE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, tasty drinks! Love this place, will be back regularly!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music in restaurant was not for dining. Food was good not great. For Italian it was in need of flavor. Our server was very good. Until they decide hip hop isn’t dinner music we probably won’t be back

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Jamie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I've heard the food wasn't great here, but wanted to try myself (neighborhood spot). Drinks were good and servers were nice but the food was bland and my order didn't even come with the prosciutto that it mentioned on the menu. It was also eggs benedict and the eggs were overcooked and the hollandaise sauce was not flavorful. Nothing to write home about as far as food but would go back for drinks.

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LindaW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and delicious food. We loved the menu- so many choices and everything we ordered was excellent. Especially recommend the carbonara.

MW
MarliettaW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was superb and very attentive. Music was very loud. Hard to have a conversation with the people at your own table. But otherwise it was great.

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Newtonian
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Don't think we'll go back only because it was not easy to get to East Boston. Food was "fine" and a bit pricey. Service was great and super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service is great! The food is so delicious and the atmosphere is nice! That restaurant is so pretty!!

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carync
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but most importantly, the staff was excellent. Every single staff member we interacted with (at least 8 people) was pleasant, helpful and positive. This has to mean that management provides a positive work environment. Would suggest and would go back.

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TPNR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

They were out of many items on the menu on a Saturday night. The bruschetta was tasteless, the burrata was okay, but had thick prosciutto slices and ham. The fishermen feast was also disappointing; it was alright.
So overall pretty disappointing which is a trend for that place.

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chrisb
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a tad loud if you are meeting, but fun.

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LeeM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Anna, was very friendly and helpful with recommendations for choices as it was our first time there. We will go back again.

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vipedwinef
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food...great atmosphere...great service...great location

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PamelaA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch menu. Our entree choices were delicious as was the “Moaning Lisa” cocktail. Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipEPHarbor
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch to be had. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was great.

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DanR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty good, pasta was kind of cold when served which was disappointing.

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vipJessica
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Pazza ! Our sever was extremely friendly and attentive. Food is always delicious !

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LizW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the outside dining area, bright and comfortable

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RitaFin
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was impeccable. We sat outside and it was absolutely an adorable setting. The place was covered in lemons and ivy. Just delightful.

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LeonL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff. Ambiance was romantic. Place is clean. A very nice date night spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Emma was our server and she is WONDERFUL. Definitely ask for her!

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MariaC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lizzie is awesome!

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ChrisS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! We were greeted warmly and had excellent service throughout our stay. They were so accommodating about using the Travelzoo certificate. Our server Emma gave very helpful suggestions. All our meals were excellent as well as the appetizers and unbelievable pistachio cake for dessert! Highly recommend.

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vipnenaeats
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was nice and comfortable seating. Our server, a young woman was super nice and accommodating. We had the calamari as an app and they were good.My husband had the veal chop and he enjoyed it. I had the Sunday dinner and all the meats were delicious but I like my sauce with spice and more flavors. My husband also enjoyed the prawn special which he ate after his dinner BC he was still hungry. (I will say he had barely ate that day and was pretty hungry.) We shared the chocolate lava cake dessert and the presentation was very nice, tasted very good but the actual cake was very small. We love cocktails but the ones listed on their menu all have some sort of herbs in them which I don't care for. Also, some tasted very citrusy. The service was really great. Even our busser, a young man by the name of Saul was fantastic and super attentive. It was a good time and I am planning on returning to try their brunch.

FAQs

Pazza on Porter does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pazza on Porter also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 418-5702.

Pazza on Porter is rated 4.6 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

Pazza on Porter does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1891/pazza-on-porter.

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.