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Rabia's Dolce Fumo

4.4
4.4
972 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located in the heart of Boston¹s North End, Rabia¹s is a cozy Italian restaurant with seductive scenery and delicious dishes. The lively yet romantic atmosphere is the perfect place to linger over one of our acclaimed seafood specials or famous pasta dishes.
At Rabia's we takes great pride in being a Boston seacoast Restaurant with access to the best fishing grounds on earth.
Our high standards mean you get a quality product that's artfully and skillfully prepared- with a dash of Love....
Voted top Italian cuisine and Raw Bar in Boston.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:45 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 227-6637

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of Boston's North End, Rabia's is a cozy Italian restaurant with seductive scenery and delicious dishes. The lively yet romantic atmosphere is the perfect place to linger over one of our acclaimed seafood specials, famous pasta dishes, or fresh oysters served on the half-shell.

  • Private party contact

    Ahmad Hayek: (617) 835-9988

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Parking details

    Validated parking located at Parcel #7 near North End Garage

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 972 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Romantic

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  1. VG

    VGIRL50

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was amazing. I can’t say enough about her.
  3. K

    Kelsey

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went around 5:30 to avail of the $1.99 oysters and avoid the dinner rush, which was definitely the right decision as we were able to sit immediately. Food and wine were absolutely incredible, service was attentive but not overbearing, timing of each course’s arrival was perfect for a proper Italian meal. Can’t wait to go back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    We had to wait 45 minutes for our meal! My friend spent 70 Dollars on 3 crabs ! I don’t know if I would recommend! Very very poor service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Had to wait 40 minutes for our reservation. We sat at the bar to to wait for our table and waited 25 minutes for a bottle of wine. When we finally got it, the bartender did not present the bottle and opened the wrong one. When we were seated, a couple that had a later reservation had already been seated next to us. We then ordered another bottle of wine and the server did not present the bottle and opened the wrong one. The food was outstanding though.
  6. A

    Andrea

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Being our first time eating here, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the delicious food and great service. We were introduced to the chef by his daughter, who was our server. She was pleasant, knowledgeable and welcoming! We recommend Rabia’s Dolce Fumo to anyone wanting an overall wonderful dining experience!!
  7. PM

    PatienceM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place around!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner. The food was amazing, our waitress was great, the atmosphere was fun!
  9. DA

    DoriA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Overpriced, laud and low class place. $50 for a sea bass plate that was burned and overcooked. People were shouting left and right for no reason … horrendous experience…
  10. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to this restaurant for a long time - through thick and thin times. I like it a lot. Good food, good wine, away from the most crazy North End crowd
  11. SS

    StaceyS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner for our group of 7. The menu options were plenty and everyone was able to find something yummy. Our server, Yaya was delightful and allowed us to take our time enjoying drinks and appetizers before we ordered our entrees. Overall, a very good experience and would definitely recommend.
  12. KB

    KBGB

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful fall Saturday evening in the North End of Boston. The restaurant was very crowded but that was to be expected. The service was on point, the food was delicious and the whole atmosphere very fun. Exactly the kind of night we were looking for!
  13. NC

    NaralyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of the best in the north end. I have never left disappointed. The food is delicious and the ambiance almost makes you feel like you’re at home. Everyone is very friendly and attentive! You will seriously be missing out if you don’t stop here for lunch/dinner!
  14. J

    Jerryr

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great times!
  15. R

    Raven

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    You don't really need reservations for this place. It is very low key and the food is delicious. The staff are so beautiful and definitely make you feel welcomed! Keep it up ladies
  16. AC

    AlyssaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Average food, tacky decor, service was alright but nothing special.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary- the celebration was amazing!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time so far here in Boston, our meal has incredible, seafood was cooked to perfection amazingly delicious and we will be canceling our visit today to another restaurant just to return here again as we did mast night
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The servers were very friendly. We sat outdoors which was lovely at night. The antipasti platter and the bolognese were the best dishes. The pesto gnocchi wasn’t too flavorful but too creamy. In ordered a glass of pinot noir that was very acidic and perhaps old. Overall, if you know what to order, you can have a fine meal here.
  20. C

    Chamy

    New England

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Great Italian food so well done. Our group enjoyed the grilled salmon and surf and turf special. Lobster tail and steak were succulent.
  21. TD

    TonyD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My lady thought that her food was the best. And the selection of oysters were perfect.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was our first time dining at Rabia. The atmosphere is a little stereotypical for a North End Italian eatery. The menu is quite varied and the specialty drink menu is a bit too neon for my taste, but the wine list is solid. The folks who greeted and waited on us were very friendly and service prompt. The music is decidedly not stereotypic Italian, with a few too many early 2000’s tunes on the loud sound system. We started with a couple glasses of nice Chianti and the cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms starter. This by far was my favorite part of the meal. If and when we go back, this crisp, light, flavorful dish along with a glass of Prosecco is all I’ll need! We each got a pasta dish entree. My husband ordered a seafood ravioli dish, loaded with shrimp, lobster, squid and scallops in a spicy red sauce. He was quite happy. I ordered the Sebastiano, a creamy rigatoni dish, promising shrimp, scallops and artichokes. There was plenty of creamy pasta, a bit under seasoned, 3 shrimp, 1 scallop and no discernible artichokes…there were a few random snow peas however. As the meal was very filling, we opted not to have dessert or coffee. Overall, the experience was okay. We’ll probably visit again sometime and give some of the other items a try…and we’ll make sure to return during zucchini season.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!
  24. B

    Brendaleena

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience fom beginning to end. Fabulous food. Fun atmosphere.
  25. KO

    KerryO

    Seattle

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We all enjoyed our meals very much! Oysters, chicken parm, frutti di mare, lobster ravioli, all very good. Wine was delicious and we would have had a second bottle, but our waiter got caught up and we never got it - otherwise, the wait staff was great - informative, enthusiastic about the food, and responsive. We left feeling satisfied :)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The oysters were amazing. We got the Cioppini which usually comes with a tomato based broth. It came in a very watery white wine based sauce. This was the same sauce used on all the dishes we got. I would say the food was ok. I probably would try another restaurant next time. The clams and linguine was good! Service was quite slow.
  27. V

    Vicki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rabia's Dolce Fumo is amazing and we will definitely be back when we visit Boston again! Everything we ordered was exceptional, the cocktails were delicious and the service was perfect! Even with it being a busy Saturday night, we received the warm, family-type atmosphere and service. Our server, Yaya, was so attentative and my boys loved her kindness and awesome sense of humor! Thank you for your awesome service and delicious food!
  28. GC

    GabbyC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for a birthday and it was a great experience. We had a reservation but didn't really need one. The service was quick and we have more than one server check in and make sure we were good. They were kind enough to also take our photo! Our server was also very engaging, she was fun and knowledgable about the menu. I got the sebastiano and it was AMAZING. The seafood was fresh and the pasta was cooked perfectly. The bread came in a cute tin and was clearly fresh and homemade. We ordered a bottle of wine to be split between 6 of us and it filled 5/6 glasses and the waitress offered to give us the 6th glass for free (we were able to figure it out but the kindness was valued immensly)
  29. v

    vermonttfab

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service a little gem! And best Wellfleet oysters around!
  30. AW

    AnnieW

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Food is awesome and service is superb!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice afternoon lunch with a number of different apps. We will definitely come back again for dinner soon! JM
  32. MA

    MaryA

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. That is why I am a returning customer.
  33. KP

    KPMY

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great but service was a bit off due to a wedding party.
  34. DC

    DanC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food authentic with a great historic north end vibe .
  35. J

    Jess

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding meal, we each tried one of the daily specials and they were delicious.
  36. MS

    MarisaS

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is phenomenal. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Cannot wait to go back again
  37. MF

    MichaelF

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner for a group of 4 on a Saturday night. God pace of service, food was delicious. 5:30 reservation to beat the rush. We will certainly be back.
  38. KM

    KatyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner. We were able to sit outside and we really enjoyed that. Service was great!
  39. BH

    BethH

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Our food was ok, overpriced. Ordered off the “specials” menu. They seems too busy to handle all of their customers. Maybe this was just a busy night?
  40. KD

    KarenD

    Baja California Sur

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and very friendly . Food was delicious !! Will be back !!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Rabia's Dolce Fumo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 227-6637.

Rabia's Dolce Fumo is rated 4.4 stars by 972 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Rabia's Dolce Fumo

73 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:45 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated parking located at Parcel #7 near North End Garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 227-6637

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of Boston's North End, Rabia's is a cozy Italian restaurant with seductive scenery and delicious dishes. The lively yet romantic atmosphere is the perfect place to linger over one of our acclaimed seafood specials, famous pasta dishes, or fresh oysters served on the half-shell.

  • Private party contact

    Ahmad Hayek: (617) 835-9988

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