Prezza

4.6
1694 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chef/Owner Anthony Caturano’s unique cooking style brings old world traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine to Boston’s North End. A full bar and over 500 wines to choose from enhance the experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Bar open at 4:30 daily; Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 227-1577
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Caturano
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Private party facilities
Prezza can accommodate parties of 7 or more. Please call for available accommodations.
No Private Rooms
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Private party contact
Rachel: (617) 227-1577
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hanover
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Public transit
Haymarket on the Green or Orange Line
Aquarium on the Blue Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

What 1694 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paulie was fantastic as usual!

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C
New England
118 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too noisy and tables too close. Hard o have a conversation but food is good

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The VERY Best Italian restaurant! Outstanding food and knowledgeable service.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was recommended by a hotel concierge. There are so many Italian restaurants in this area and we had only a short time to visit. It was so disappointing that we ended up here! The food preparation was tasteless and really ruined what would have been fresh ingredients. Chicken parmigiana was prepared with completely uncooked lumps of canned tomatoes, with no seasoning. Literally someone opened a can and poured it on a chicken cutlet. The shrimp scampi was in a watery butter sauce. Again no seasoning. No garlic. No taste. The broccoli rabe was served with Parmesan cheese. Apart from the fact that I have never ever seen broccoli rabe served with cheese anywhere ( and I am Italian American from NJ and have dined across the country in both restaurants and homes of Italian Americans and in Italy too) the broccoli rabe was undercooked, had no flavor and no seasoning. Olive oil smeared with tons of cheese. I honestly have no idea how this restaurant has gotten such good reviews. I can only conclude that the diners who reviewed this place have no idea what goes into good Italian preparation. This is not “new Italian cuisine.” It is flavorless food thrown together to appear Italian

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. The mushroom Rizzo toe was to die for. Excellent wine list we had a bottle of Bartolo. We were a party of six and had the dessert sampler which was very good .

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one our favorite places to eat, very good wine list.

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F
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant with a great atmosphere. They have an expansive wine list. We had the Burrata and Meatballs for appetizers and they were delicious. As for the main courses, they were good, but not memorable.

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PG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The server wasn’t helpful in explaining the dishes; the place seemed a bit racially charged. The food was overpriced and overrated.

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TF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prezza is our "North End favorite". We live in Vermont and when we are in Boston, Prezza is our go-to restaurant. Great Italian food, and a fantastic staff. We've never been disappointed!

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KD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! After a trip to Italy this is defiantly right there with dining in Italy! The risotto was incredible!

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SP
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food and our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Best Bologna’s ever!

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N
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time at Prezza and another outstanding meal! Best Italian in Boston in my opinion. Fresh creative and delicious.
Hip, sleek ambiance too. Will be back.

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HG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately had to wait over 30 minutes past our reservation. Food was great, pleasant atmosphere!

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LD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy. Great ambiance. Very attentive and friendly staff.

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MF
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in the North End, people usually go to Hanover St. This gem is on Fleet St. Unassuming from the outside, beautiful on the inside. They have a great cocktail & wine list. We had the mushroom risotto & Fig bruschetta, both were amazing. We also had chicken parm & the braised rabbit ravioli for dinner. Although their Sunday gravy is not what I grew up with, the chicken parm was quite good. The ravioli was outstanding. For dessert it was pistachio ice cream & blueberry/peach shortbread. Both were absolutely delicious! The service was wonderful as well. I highly recommend!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good overall.
No complaints.

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FD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was lacking in quality, but the service was the real problem. Getting our server’s attention was nearly impossible. She also did not mention that the ravioli entree I ordered was only one medium sized ravioli, which would have been helpful. It took her 20 minutes to come back after we got our food and she was even rude when I tried to order more. None of the many, many managers standing around in suits came by to check on us either, although one did stare at us while chomping on his gum. I paid with a gift card and was sad to learn that we didn’t spend the whole thing because it means we will have to come back!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful wine list! You will not be disappointed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food. Great service. By far one of my new favorites on the North End!

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were recommended to Prezza by good foodie friends. The service was fabulous. Our waiter and support staff were absolutely fantastic. The food was fairly pedestrian for the North End and the prices were a bit high, particularly the wine. We had 5 people celebrating a birthday and all of us had the same comment on the menu: we couldn't find something we loved. It seemed that every dish had a component that made it less than desirable. We all settled. When I go to an Italian themed restaurant, I usually have a tough choice because there are so many appealing menu items. Here, we were all trying to just find something we could enjoy. One final comment; there was person there who I am assuming was the manager. He was pacing near the bar, not far from our table. He made me feel as though we were stealing silverware or overstayed our welcome. Not good. Again though, the service was first class.

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Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Corn raviolini spectacular! Service excellent.

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PB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lamb was tasty but really fatty. Service was excellent

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S
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with a train schedule for home. Fantastic service, superb food. Chef caught a 300 lb tuna, so menu was tuna-focused. Had tuna app and sea scallops, suberb

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for fantastic Italian fare!

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal with excellent, friendly service. We were having an early dinner with family and friends and all were really pleased with the food. The red snapper was outstanding. Will be anxious to have that again. The appetizer one of our guests raved about was clam chowder with fried clams on top and potatoes below. It was unusual and a big success. All five of us were so glad we dined there.

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New England
47 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Prezza is the best restaurant in the North End. Food and service excellent.

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PC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, fine service, nice location in the historic North End of Boston.

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New England
77 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the first bite to the last sip, everything was perfect!

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d
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Great wine list. Not too noisy if a space. Romantic but we had the kids and the kids really enjoyed their food too. Highly recommend the grilled octopus app and the pasta bolognese and the crispy pork chop too.

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Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale Italian. Food was crave-able. Outside of restaurant was decieving to how elegant and trendy the inside atmosphere was.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect choice for dinner in the North End!

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C
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

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l
New England
84 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our meal started with the finest artisanal bread. Pasta was made in-house and was outstanding. All entrees were excellent.

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HR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian food just steps from the crowds on Hanover.

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EC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was meager in size mediocre in taste. Not a lot of variety in the menu.Open table listed as a moderately plaque priced restaurant but I think it was more expensive than that

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K
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable! Our dinner reflected variations of food we knew but with very interesting twists. Highly recommend it!!!

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BG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter was not knowledgeable about the menu and couldn’t answer any questions or make recommendations. Pasta was undercooked and had to be sent back. Mushroom risotto was fantastic.

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c
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our waiter were both excellent. We really enjoyed our experience!

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b
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in the city. The food is always fresh the best ingredients service is top notch. I love this place.

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner after sailing at Boston Sailing Center. Wine, apps, dinner and dessert were amazing.

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