Sportello

4.6
2325 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
OUTDOOR DINING:
-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

Support Sportello during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 2325 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a great experience. We felt warmed and well taken care of. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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amyw
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress could not have been better. Amazing good & service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is amazing! We will be back for sure!!

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JCpick
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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slowonder
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, solid staff with great input. And delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Pasta was bland. Drinks good. Service great!

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vipClaireN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipbostonfoodienation
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pasta, great salads and terrific service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipJeff
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Had such a lovely time!

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vipprathyusha
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMonicaF
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 !

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vipTravisG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always outstanding here. I highly reccomend it to anyone who has not yet visited.

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vipAndrew
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had an amazing lunch. Loved the scratch pasta, unique antipasta and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and wine! Knowledgeable, wonderful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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vipfoodiesnobmom
New England
64 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food despite Covid restrictions. Thank you for staying open!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

A lot of restaurants are trying to create an atmosphere when dining outside. There were metal barriers and nothing really decor wise. Thank you!

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SouthEndBosDiner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great! Wish the menu was a bit more expansive, perhaps with a few more options in the starter and entree categories

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vipAnnArborLover1
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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EliA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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Skjh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Need to invest in ambience to justify the prices .

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KateP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. The best meal we had in Boston. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Steak was overcooked and cold and food was served with 5 or 10 mins between first and last item.

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sully
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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StacyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently my favorite restaurant in boston. The quality and creativity of the dishes are off the chart.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PeterV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipNYCexpat
New England
45 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Consistent and amazing thanks so much

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KusMunds
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

good food, good wine, good ambiance, but a tad expensive.

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TravisM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

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QueenV
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very authentic Italian food experience. Homemade pastas, fresh ingredients, incredible recipes paired with excellent wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have the BEST Bolognese in town!

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Krispy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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MPTA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was super nice, we didn’t have a bite we didn’t like and it exceeded high expectations.

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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.

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