-Reservations can be made 14 days in advance
-Please confirm your table selection (Regular;Indoor, Outdoor;Patio)
-Please note reservations for our patio are WEATHER PERMITTING and may not be able to be honored in the case of inclement weather
-If you reserve a regular (indoor) table your reservation will be honored regardless of the weather.
With two U-shaped counters situated around an open kitchen, Sportello (Italian for counter service) offers a menu from Chef Barbara Lynch featuring trattoria-inspired Italian dishes for both lunch and dinner. A modern interpretation of a diner located in the Boston Fort Point neighborhood, Sportello features an approachable, artisan wine list. Snag a stool at the counter and enjoy a bowl of handmade pasta!
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. Reques
- 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
lobster, peas, mushroom ragu
Spicy Tomato Soup
taleggio + caraway crostini
We were celebrating our anniversary and had a great experience. We felt warmed and well taken care of. Food was delicious.
The food is so good I can’t wait to go back again. Only issue we had was waiting for a table for too long. But otherwise everything was good.
The waitress could not have been better. Amazing good & service!
The food is amazing! We will be back for sure!!
We absolutely loved our experience. We had a fantastic waiter. We felt safe with the social distancing. We tried so many menu items and felt extremely satisfied. Can't wait to return!
We found this restaurant to be outstanding. There were four of us and we each ordered a different pasta dish. One was better than the other. We also ordered a mixed Compari cocktail which was to die for. Run don’t walk to this restaurant.
As always, solid staff with great input. And delicious food!
Pasta was bland. Drinks good. Service great!
This place is really special. After a year of mainly take out or quick in and out dining, it felt refreshing to have a long dinner with friends over incredible food and drinks. Our waitress was able to pair wine to our meals and the cocktails were sublime. The food was great, although the gnocchi was a little disappointing, lacked flavor, but overall everyone enjoyed everything. Try the duck rillete - you will not regret!
Wonderful pasta, great salads and terrific service
We had the best server ever. The food was delicious but he made the evening. I should have taken note of his name. Either way, thank you so much for a very special evening!
Never disappoints. So nice to see the same excellent servers on every visit serving the same from scratch favorites. I’ll never tire of the Gnocchi. Still one of the best restaurants in Boston.
Fantastic! Had such a lovely time!
Sportello is one of our favorite places for dining . Their food is out of this world and is not crazy expensive. They also have special menu items that are very well crafted. All in all this is one of those to go places without any hesitation
The cuisine was wonderful ! The drinks were amazing! The service was good. It’s a different type of set up and decor which gives you a different feel in the restaurant which was nice fir a change. We had a nice booth next to the window !
The service and food are always outstanding here. I highly reccomend it to anyone who has not yet visited.
Regular at the restaurant before COVID. Immensely understaffed. One server for the entire indoor restaurant. It took 45 minutes for us to put in food. It took 90 minutes for us to receive entrees. Won’t return until things normalize.
Had an amazing lunch. Loved the scratch pasta, unique antipasta and drinks.
Unbelievable food and wine! Knowledgeable, wonderful staff!
Excellent service and food despite Covid restrictions. Thank you for staying open!!!
Loved the experience
A lot of restaurants are trying to create an atmosphere when dining outside. There were metal barriers and nothing really decor wise. Thank you!
Great! Wish the menu was a bit more expansive, perhaps with a few more options in the starter and entree categories
Love coming to sportello, great flavors and ingredients but this time did not live up to what we would expect from sportello. We have ordered the gnocchi dish here a few times before, but this time it barely had any lobster or mushrooms so this was very disappointing. The tomato tart was supposed to come with black truffles, there was no truffles on this dish.
The look of the place was nothing special but tasty food and good cocktails. Got the meat platter, yummy; 36 dollars is a bit steep though. Would go back.
Need to invest in ambience to justify the prices .
Everything was delicious. The best meal we had in Boston. We will definitely go back!
Steak was overcooked and cold and food was served with 5 or 10 mins between first and last item.
Excellent experience here! Cute little patio out on the street. The food was excellent from start to finish. Definitely recommend the Burratini, Bolognese and coconut cake!
Consistently my favorite restaurant in boston. The quality and creativity of the dishes are off the chart.
The gnocchi was absolutely remarkable, and the tagliatelle was incredible. The homemade focaccia was amazing. Our server, Tommy, was extremely knowledgeable of all the menu items.
Extraordinary spaghetti and salad. Micro portions and small drinks made us feel a bit short on the end: $140 for two people's entrees, a salad, and two drinks just wasn't worth it.
Great all around. Consistent and amazing thanks so much
good food, good wine, good ambiance, but a tad expensive.
I made a reservation for my buddy’s bday. They didn’t make it special or do anything for the occasion, which is disappointing. The service wasn’t great and it was pretty loud outside. Otherwise, the food was amazing.
Very authentic Italian food experience. Homemade pastas, fresh ingredients, incredible recipes paired with excellent wine.
They have the BEST Bolognese in town!
Good wine and salumi, but the entrees were frankly underwhelming. If you do go, the pasta dishes are probably your best bet. The dining space is somewhat uninspired, even at the lower price range it comes at. Somewhat disappointing experience from one of the most significant chefs in Boston.
Everyone was super nice, we didn’t have a bite we didn’t like and it exceeded high expectations.
You can order delivery directly from Sportello using the Order Online button. Sportello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 737-1234 ext. 1.
Sportello is rated 4.6 stars by 2325 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.