Rabia's Dolce Fumo
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Toasted brioche roll, hand-cut Idaho fries, comes with your choice of: Warm butter, lobster bisque & melted mozzarella or cold with mayo & celery
Honey-Glazed Butternut Squash Ravioli
Creamy gorgonzola sauce, balsamic reduction glaze
Amazing food, this is a go to place for all and any occasion. This was our first but definitely not last visit!
Always great food. Always nice, fun service. A gem of the North End.
We had a reservation but were seated almost an hour late. That said, the staff were lovely and we know it’s not their fault. Seems like something should be done to improve the reservation system, though. The backlog also meant that even when we were seated, we had people hovering over us while they waited, and the door was left open resulting in a draft on our table. On the upside, the food was delicious, as always.
The place is a dump, but the menu looked good, so we gave it a shot. The service was abysmal. It was freezing inside with most patrons bundled up. I had to have my gloves on between courses. Four small fountain cokes cost $20.
It was a good spot. A quiet Monday night so very empty which I liked. There was a wee fruit fly that became our dinner guest but he was harmless. The food was very good and I’d have no problem coming back again
The food was awesome! Goblet drink was so fun! The seating was just a bit crowded. Once sat you really can’t move until it’s time to go. Just wish we were less in top of each other. The butternut ravioli was super yummy! Would go back for sure!
Great food and service. $1 oysters got us in the door but the great food keeps us coming back.
It was so good. Had the chicken piccata. Also the drink Salem and Patriot!!!! Been here many times and would go back. My favorite place in the North End!!!
Rabia’s did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and beautiful presentation. The service was stellar. Great experience
We waited over an hour after ordering for main dishes to be served, and the interior needs a face lift. However, food was excellent.
The food was decent but we didn’t get seated until 55 minutes after our reservation :(
Great food service can’t wait to return Christian the owner went out of his way to say hello and Roberto’s service was second to none
Great meal for friends from out of state. Server was attentive without being omnipresent - very nice!
Great food and service. Highly recommend!
Food and service were outstanding! We love seafood and the menu had so many seafood dishes to choose from. An authentic North End restaurant. We will definitely return.
It was ok. Not bad but nothing great. The meatball was good, bread was good. The rest of the food below average. Staff is very unprofessional.
Venue is wonderful- been there before.
Food was very disappointing- party of 6 ordered six different meals and each one was bad ( one not even edible)
Lobster roll had an odd cheese sauce
Fried clams over done and couldn’t eat because so salty
Remaining pasta dishes - way too much salt and hard to taste anything else
We had a wonderful Italian seafood dinner in the front window! The food was delicious and the service was warm. Great hole in the wall and it was fun to people watch the passersby on Salem street.
Food was okay- great bread during the meal. Good oyster deals.
Very nice authentic Italian restaurant. The food was great and the portions were huge. Nobody finished and we took food home.
This is the only place to eat in Boston‘s north end! Unbelievable hospitality even better quality of food! You will not regret it! I will be going back often!
Fantastic all around! Food and atmosphere is top notch! Christian, Kim and the entire staff make everyone feel right at home!
Very accommodating for a last minute reservation. Great food, service and ambiance!
Had a 6pm reservation, and was not seated til after 6:30. Poor wait service as well.
Good place in the North End -- very much enjoyed our dinner outside. Food was very good, and their huge "goblet" drinks were a lot of fun.
The food was fantastic, nice atmosphere. Wait staff was a bit slow with drink refills and the check, but there was only 2 of them so in the current climate to be expected.
I’ve been eating here for almost 22 years and it’s by far and wide my go-to. Always fantastic!
They didn’t have a table for us when we arrived at our reservation time. Wasn’t seated until 45 min after our time. They forgot to give us the wine list. After we asked for it, we received an empty menu binder. The food took ages and was notttt worth the wait OR price. It was also so loud we had to push the table closer to the booth so we could hear each other. Overall meh, so many better places.
Food and service was fantastic! Definitely a must when in Boston.
Great fun place with great food! Owners went out of their to make sure we felt like we were guests in their home. Waitstaff was very familiar and informative with menu options & preparation. We had several items, each was fabulous. Everything was sized to definitely be shareable. The giant meatballs were perfectly seasoned like nonni’s! Raw bar items very fresh. Seafood special aka frutti di mare was absolutely incredible with outstanding flavors and variety of seafood! Actually a show piece very few could finish! Definitely will go back! Worth a visit if you’ve never been!
Rabia's accepted our OpenTable reservation for 9:30pm. When we arrived the staff and manager were locking up the restaurant and going home. They expressed no care whatsoever for ruining our dinner plans, not even a polite apology or recommendation for an alternative restaurant option in the area. Rabia's doesn't pay attention to or maintain their online information accurately, and do not care if it ruins other people's plans for the night.
Excellent location, service, and food. Highly recommend in the North End!
Seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked! Pasta carbonara highly recommended!!
Loved all our dishes except the Charcuterie Board. Very expensive for the 4 pieces of lunchmeat and a few pieces of cheese. We loved the pasta and the seafood, lobster and oysters were fantastic. Good wine, too. Attentive service and friendly yet lively atmosphere. We love coming back again.
We loved everything
It was amazing @thiccbuthungry gave us the idea after we saw there post and decided to give it a try . The drinks were amazing and the food and service was exceptional.! I will definitely be coming back !
Always a great choice. Roberto (longtime Rabia waiter) was very attentive and always seems to be having fun, no matter how busy it is. The “powered-up seafood pasta” was absolutely loaded and plenty of food for 2 people.
New owners have redecorated a bit, making the place brighter inside.
You won’t go wrong with this place!
Really slow kitchen. Took us forever to get our food. Others had the same experience. Food was good, not great.
So delicious I will definitely be back!
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 894 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.