Sportello

4.7
2341 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 2341 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TenorKy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Pasta's were great. Wine list was well chosen and well thought out but prices were a little high. Entree selections were, I thought, a little limited. I think some of my guests had a hard time. My duck dish was good but could have used a sauce. Again, the pasta's are the way to go, no question. Overall, it was very good but for casual dining sitting on the street, I found it to be a little pricey.

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vipFrida
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as usual, food was excellent. Service and ambience

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Zach
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had high expectations coming in and it more than met them. We sat outside so the noise level was a bit high at times from passing cars, people walking by on congress st. etc.. but nothing more than I expected. Food was fantastic. All 6 of us got different entrees and we all loved what we got. Highly recommend the homemade ricotta to start. Overall, great time hd by all and will definitely be back.

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CFCallihan
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I was excited to have an amazingly delicious meal and it was not as delicious as I expected. High-quality food but it was not as flavorful as I wanted it.

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vipBenG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great experience
delicious food as always!

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AndrewW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the restaurant has a great energy to it. You are at the heart of the process of food and drink being created and the flavors and textures presented are truly excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lindsay was great. Our food was delicious. Our coctaiks were tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I have always enjoyed visiting Sportellos over the years which is why it is one of our favorites and she chose Sportellos to celebrate her birthday! We had amazing meals paired with delicious wine which were recommended by our friendly Waiter Tommy G. He was excellent! Very friendly and informative and made everyone at the table feel comfortable our night one to

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2ndvisit
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks

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EileenD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There is a house ricotta so it was present in our beet salad and in the cannoli. The desert with the donut hole with a drizzle of high end honey rocked my world. We washed it all down with loose leaf chamomile tea served in sweet little pots. I do not drink alcohol so the bartender whipped up a citrus rosemary concoction that sparkled with tonic water. She put that together off the cuff. Outstanding

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vipJill
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was incredibly slow and inattentive, especially given the time limits due to COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and tasty . Our server answered all of our questions and offered suggestions . Very nice and accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cozy ambiance, patient service. Wonderful experience!

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BenjaminS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food - service could have been a bit more attentive but overall decent value. Be prepared to spend $100/person for the full treatment.

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vipCMW76
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are ALWAYS fantastic at Sportello!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
5 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!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes food was on point as always

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JCpick
New England
2 reviews
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!

OT
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
10 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
6 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.

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

Unbelievable food and wine! Knowledgeable, wonderful staff!

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

Phenomenal

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vipfoodiesnobmom
New England
65 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

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 2341 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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