Please note: Sportello is primarily counter seating, but does have several tables for more conventional seating. Tables are available for parties of five or more or by request. Requests are honored based on availability.
Absolutely delicious. So delicious that I went back the following day to buy the Chef’s cookbook. It was a meal to remember and hopefully replicate. I loved our waiter. I loved my bolognese. I loved the counter seating. I loved everything about my dining experience. I will be back!
Consistently excellent and friendly
Lovely service and a fun atmosphere. Food was fine but not as good as we remember it being a few years ago.
Not only is the ambiance so cool, but the food and drinks are beyond amazing. I recommended Sportello to ANYONE looking for a fine dining experience!!
Sitting in the main U Bar is by far the place to sit, lot of energy. Can watch the kitchen move....
- Food was superb as always, gnocci is the must get. Meat plate and the cheese of the day was also a delicious treat.
- Waiter was also great, usually we have Ethan help out in the main seating area, Ted was a great substitute, super helpful and knowledgeable.
- You could feel the energy in the place, especially in that U Bar area.
*Would recommend 100%
The food was great, however we were not seated until over an hour past my reservation. 2 of my party of 3 were running a little late, and I went in-person to ask if I could push the reservation from 8pm to 8:20ish. They said it wouldn't be a problem and we checked in with the entire party of 3 around 8:20. We were not seated until after 9pm, waiting a while to get a server, and had to ask for bread twice because we were so hungry after our long wait. I will not be going back and risking such a long wait.
I've been to Sportello multiple times and have always enjoyed the food. Recently stopped in for Truffle Week. Service was very good - prompt, friendly, good wine recommendations. Green salad and cannoli for dessert were all lovely. I ordered the cacio e pepe with the freshly shaved truffles - no complaints about the truffles, but the pasta itself was a disappointment. Cacio e pepe is such a simple dish that it should be done perfectly, with a precise balance of ingredients. This version had no discernible black pepper at all. It looked and tasted like pasta and cheese, plus the truffles. I had to grind a substantial amount of pepper on it to give it some bite. I understand that the dish was probably on the menu in order to highlight the truffles, but it surprised me that the pasta wasn't really tasty enough to stand on its own (and good cacio e pepe should absolutely stand on its own). My companions' dishes were both good (branzino & steak) - and I've had good pasta in the past, so I'll probably come back - maybe this was an off night for the cacio e pepe.
The food was amazing.
Lovely evening. The price fix meal was awesome and they surprised us with each course.
As usual great food, we both had their 2 course lunch special, which was delicious. A nice touch, the waiter offered us a second wine option vs the one we had selected. Never had a bad meal or bad experience at Sportello. Keep doing what you are doing!
Outstanding food from the octopus salad to the rabbit as well as the tagliatelle. The tagliatelle was incredible. Even the bread offered during dinner was some of the best I’ve had.
Taglietelle Bolognese was very good.
Great spot. I just craved some quality homemade pasta and I got exactly what I was looking for here. The fresh baked bread is also fairly impressive. I’d go back any day!!
Fantastic food and atmosphere. Informal setting coupled with spectuaclar food. One of the best restaurants in Boston.
Excellent food and service. Sportello is becoming one of our favorites.
Our waiter was phenomenal and gave us free wine to complement our entrees. It made the whole experience so much better.
Very creative and tasty foods with an ambience on the noisy side. Service, while attentive, was a bit slow.
I live in SF but always go to Sportello when I'm Boston because I love the casual vibe and great food and cocktails ! Service was awesome too!
Cute diner vibe. Love the bolognaise! Very good service
We love Sportello.... we have been dining there and taking guests and friends there since their opening!
Classics remain on the menu....
and each season an array of new items to select from.
The service is very good, food consistent, staff welcoming and friendly but professional.
What more could one ask for!
In Boston overnight.
Went for our anniversary dinner and sat at a bar style table on top of many other people (elbow to elbow). Was not the atmosphere we were hoping for, however the food was great.
Loved the Sportello experience! Amazing food. A little pricey!
I love Sportello. This is one of the best meals around. It isn't cheap, but great food never is. Get the pasta, skip the dessert. They now have cocktails, and those are fabulous, too.
The menu is not extensive, but includes something for everyone. I have some dietary restrictions and they were great about making adjustments. Interesting dinning at a counter which almost dosen't exist anymore. Definitely a different dining experience.
I had a pretty good experience the first time I went. I was at a table, so didn't notice the booths' experience. I sat in a booth this time - and it was very uncomfortable. Do not go here if you want to catch up with a friend or have a conversation. The food was way over priced. The cocktail was very small and very expensive. Portions are extremely small.
I was actually toggling between four stars and five stars. Why? The service was warm and expert. The ambiance was fun, especially the window seat. The staff acknowledged our anniversary multiple times. And the food was delicious, even stupendous beginning with the fresh tomato soup with savory crouton and keeping apace throughout the chef's tasting menu. The challenge? Well, if food is love, we were smothered in love. Every morsel was delicious- but there was so much of it! So much and we were too ashamed to leave a bite behind or take home a doggy bag. So we indulged - down to the cannolis. Stuffed to the gills we rolled out into the night ...
Amazing food. Some of the best in the Seaport. The bolognese is incredibly rich and delicious. But they save you by giving you just the right portion sizes. Great location for business lunch with an open 2nd floor overlooking the street.
Food was great, the feel was similar to a fast food chain which just made the meals seem overpriced though it was really tasty
The food was phenomenal!!!!! Everything was delicious. The wine list is extensive. The atmosphere is a bit odd. It’s diner counter seating. The bar is tiny. But there is a nice waiting area. I would 100% recommend this place (but not for a romantic date).
We had a wonderful experience at Sportello. The food was creative and delicious, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was friendly and fun.
Food was amazing! We waited a tiny bit longer than we thought to just get menus and drinks but otherwise it was fantastic! Tagliatelle and Gnocchi was outstanding!
Sportello has a wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and terrific service. It’s fun to people-watch across the shared counter. Always a treat!
Really good and thoughtful food. Ordered many dishes and ate too much, but how can one deny an interesting menu?
It took 1 hour and 40 minutes to get our food. Half of the dishes at our table were served cold and not edible. For the price this should not happen.
Food was amazing! Will definitely return when we are in the area again.
Food excellent and wait staff we’re attentive. Unfortunately , we had to wait 45 min for my reservation! They gave us drinks and bread but that’s a long time to wait....
The chefs menu was outstanding, especially the pasta w rabbit.
Delicious pasta, wine, and dessert! Will be coming back!