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Tony & Elaine's, Boston, MA

Tony & Elaine's

4.8
4.8
626 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Tony & Elaine's is a red sauce Italian joint located in the North End at 111 N. Washington St.

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2 people

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Booked 38 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 580-0321

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant with catering inquiries

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for private dining options

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Thacher St.

  • Parking details

    Government Center Garage or metered visitor spaces on N. Washington St.

  • Public transit

    Haymarket, North Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • House Salad$10.99

    iceberg, cherry tomatoes, shaved parm, red onion, cucumber, italian dressing

    • Caesar$10.99

      romaine lettuce, croutons, shaved parm

      • Caprese$14.99

        burrata, fresh heirloom tomatoes, basil

        • Prosciutto di Parma$11.99

          • Garlic Bread$6.99

            mozzarella, herbs

            • Arancini$10.99

              caciocavallo, marinara

              • The Meatballs$10.99

                award winning meatballs, red sauce

                • Mozzarella Sticks$13.99

                  marinara

                  • Calamari$14.99

                    sweet hot peppers, marinara

                    Pasta & Entrees

                    • Cacio e Pepe$16.99

                      spaghetti, parmesan, black pepper

                      • Baked Gnocchi$17.99

                        mozzarella, marinara

                        • Chicken Broccoli Ziti$18.99

                          roasted chicken and broccoli, white wine, garlic

                          • Orecchiette Sausage & Rabe$18.99

                            house made sausage, broccoli rabe

                            • Spaghetti & Meatballs$17.99

                              spaghetti & our meatballs with marinara

                              • Pasta alla Vodka$18.99

                                rigatoni, vodka sauce, parmesan, breadcrumbs

                                • Shrimp Scampi$23.99

                                  spaghetti, white wine, garlic, cherry tomatoes, chili, breadcrumb

                                  • Lobster Ravioli$34.99

                                    fresh maine lobster, ricotta, creamy tomato sauce

                                    • Bolognese$20.99

                                      tagliatelle, meat ragu, parmesan

                                      • Lasagna$22.99

                                        sunday sauce, short ribs, meatballs, ricotta, mozzarella

                                        • Eggplant Parmesan$20.99

                                          mezzi rigatoni, mozzarella, roasted peppers, basil

                                          • Chicken Parmesan$23.99

                                            mezzi rigatoni, mozzarella, basil

                                            • Chicken Marsala$22.99

                                              marsala wine sauce, crimini mushrooms, side of mezzi rigatoni pomodoro

                                              Sauce and Fresh Pasta To Go

                                              • Pint of Marinara$6.00

                                                • Pint of Vodka Sauce$8.00

                                                  • Pint of Bolognese$12.00

                                                    • Half Pound Mezzi Rigatoni$5.00

                                                      • Half Pound Tagliatelle$7.00

                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                        What 626 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.8
                                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.8Food
                                                        • 4.7Service
                                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                                        • 4.7Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                        Loved For

                                                        • Boston

                                                          Best Value

                                                        • Boston

                                                          Italian

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                                                        1. G

                                                          Gondou

                                                          New Orleans

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious food, cool ambience, and great service. We ordered lasagna, chicken parm, meatballs, mozzarella sticks, chicken Marsala, eggplant parm, and chicken broccoli ziti. All of it was great. Really pleasantly surprised with this place.

                                                        2. CL

                                                          CarolL

                                                          New England

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Great Italian food especially the Bolognese and garlic bread. Wonderful service!!!

                                                        3. DC

                                                          DavidC

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Booked dinner here because I love their Instagram account. Had an awesome meal. Love that it's a very no-frills hole-in-the-wall spot that just serves good Italian food.

                                                        4. J

                                                          Joyman

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Very unassuming place with terrific food. The eggplant parmesan was the best I've ever had - truly next level.

                                                        5. A

                                                          Andrea

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          The food was very good. The server was courteous and attentive. We had a very enjoyable time and would recommend it.

                                                        6. HG

                                                          HannahG

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful service and the best Italian food I’ve ever had!!

                                                        7. KD

                                                          KailynD

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our absolute favorite place in the North End. Food is always outstanding and the ambiance is unlike any other place. Highly recommend!

                                                        8. S

                                                          Steverino

                                                          Richmond

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Had a great evening meal in the “courtyard”. Service was excellent. We had the meatballs and mozzarella sticks for appetizers and they were outstanding, as advertised. Our table had lasagna, lobster ravioli and shrimp scampi. Portions were ample and we all ate every bite! Lasagna had a unique flavor. Red sauce was outstanding. Overall great experience and would go back for a low-key casual Italian meal.

                                                        9. D

                                                          Dennis

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Come here for the food in a basic cozy little place. If you want a fancy place with white tablecloths, pretentious waiters, and outrageous prices, then there are many other places in Little Italy. But if you want a great Italian meal, then try this place.

                                                        10. RM

                                                          RickM

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Place slaps

                                                        11. GA

                                                          GradeA

                                                          New England

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                          The rave of the meatballs and lasagna was both a little disappointing.

                                                        12. BW

                                                          BillW

                                                          Milwaukee

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          This place was slightly away from the crowds, noise and hustle of Hanover Street which was welcome. But the ambiance was very old school Italian, and the food was fantastic. We would highly recommend it.

                                                        13. KN

                                                          KatyN

                                                          New England

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                          Service was friendly and prompt. Food was moderately priced and full of hearty Italian American classics. Gnocchi dish was a little smaller than expected, but others in our party had hardy portions. The patio is a cute set up in an alley way between the buildings, however when the wind blew in the “wrong” direction there was a strong smell of sewage/dumpster - very off putting. A little noisy, but because it’s on a main road that was not unexpected. Would dine again indoors.

                                                        14. t

                                                          tomo

                                                          New England

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                          Food and wine selection were good, but was a little offset by the tight quarters, slick floors, and so-so decor with music that didn't seem to fit. I don't think I got the North End experience I was looking for.

                                                        15. AM

                                                          AshleyM

                                                          Charlotte

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                          overall3food5service3ambience1

                                                          I was beyond excited to visit this restaurant and I was sorely disappointed after all the positive reviews. We were sat at what I can safely say is the worst seat in the house. There’s a table where there clearly shouldn’t be, and I was excited to take a cute birthday picture because I saw this restaurant had great aesthetics. Well not our table - boxes and the break table in the background. On top of that, we opted to sit inside in case it was too chilly out. Joke’s on us - they sat us directly under the air unit and it was frigid, which a table adjacent to us agreed with. We moved the table two feet over ourselves during the night (see picture) which just made the positioning even more awkward for foot traffic. There were plenty of other tables open and we saw another couple get a much better table 20 minutes after us - not sure what we had to do to get that type of service? Make a reservation 3 weeks in advance instead of 2? The entire service wasn’t bad, but we were sat 5 minutes before a table beside us and were served coinciding to them. In general, that’s not a big deal but when our main course arrived to the table as the other table was already paying the bill, it became clear we weren’t a priority. What made it so terrible was how unpleasant the setting was - if we enjoyed the atmosphere we wouldn’t have noticed the discrepancy in food delivery. We were there for an hour and a half but scarfed our meal down in the last ten minutes just to end the night. I will say, the food was good and better than some places, but also not the best we’ve had in the North End. The meatballs were outstanding - it was the only highlight of the visit. I had chicken Marsala that was enjoyable and my boyfriend had the lasagna. No complaints there, but food is not enough to make an establishment worth visiting. We do not plan to return soon, which is a letdown after MONTHS of waiting for the “perfect” time to go.

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                          overall3food5service2ambience2

                                                          Great food. Beer was warm. AC unit in the basement WAY too cold. We rushed our meal because of this. We let the waitress know along (so did other patrons) and the server didn’t seem to care.

                                                        17. CR

                                                          ChristopherR

                                                          New York Area

                                                          43 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          43 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          Decent but unmemorable basic Italian food at the periphery of the North End’s Little Italy.

                                                        18. DR

                                                          DRJNC

                                                          Raleigh

                                                          69 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          69 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Tony and Elaine’s is a our go to place for a nice casual dinner. The food and service are always excellent

                                                        19. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                          Great food and service. Very quick from order to meal. Simple ambiance. Definitely worth a visit for a casual, excellent meal.

                                                        20. HG

                                                          HappyGrandma

                                                          New York Area

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Great little restaurant- delicious Italian food that felt like it was being served from a great cook’s home kitchen! Perfectly cooked pasta, nice & hot with delicious red sauce. Great Cesar salad, very good meatballs. Bolognese sauce was a bit bland, but good. Lasagna was fabulous. Cherry cannolis were outstanding!

                                                        21. S

                                                          Shea

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          It was our first time at Tony and Elaine's and it was excellent! We will definitely be back. We also loved our waiter Patrick, he was so nice and helpful to us make our entrée selection and recommending what are his favorites.

                                                        22. J

                                                          Jenninja

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was amazing! Especially the chicken parmesan, definitely a must return! Service was quick and kind, all around amazing dining experience.

                                                        23. KF

                                                          KellyF

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                          Wonderful place. Great food, service and location.

                                                        24. P

                                                          Pull1

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Fun, authentic Italian restaurant. No frills, but great food and service.

                                                        25. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food, wine and service was excellent. Our server Kelly was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back. Tony and Elaine’s is a great “old school “ red sauce Italian restaurant!

                                                        26. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We came here for my brother’s birthday and it was a great experience all around. The staff was very kind and friendly, they even put up with my mom’s bad jokes. The lobster ravioli was delicious. At the end brought us out some home made cannolis to celebrate the occasion. 11/10

                                                        27. JD

                                                          JuliaD

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Tony & Elaine’s was an excellent dining experience! I loved the pasta I ordered and the service was super friendly.

                                                        28. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Food and wine were excellent, first time for us. Would definitely go back.

                                                        29. M

                                                          Michelle

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Incredibly friendly staff, delicious food, home made limoncello. Loved catching up with a friend over dinner here. Will definitely return!

                                                        30. C

                                                          Christopher

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Cozy little North End Italian eatery... exactly what we were looking for! Greeted by a friendly & attentive staff, we dined on meatballs & arancini (both delicious!), before diving into an order of sausage & broccoli rabe with orecchiette... probably the best bite of the night. Everything paired nicely with a reasonably-priced light chianti... can't wait to book out next meal! Note: parking is limited (street), and reservations are suggested.

                                                        31. BR

                                                          BriannaR

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent excellent excellent food. Highly recommend

                                                        32. TR

                                                          TammR

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food great people great service!! Absolutely loved abs their lasagna was AMAZING!!

                                                        33. K

                                                          Katia

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          If you miss your nonna's meatballs, this is the place to come.

                                                        34. JV

                                                          JayV

                                                          Toronto

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Tony & Elaine’s is excellent! Excellent food, service and vibe.

                                                        35. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Always great meal.

                                                        36. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Fantastic pasta. The tomato sauce and the vodka sauce were superb. Mozzarella sticks also.

                                                        37. JK

                                                          JeanK

                                                          Seattle

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was delicious! I enjoyed the small restaurant atmosphere.

                                                        38. A

                                                          Adriella

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                          I really liked the food, I just wish there was dessert menus and more soft drinks instead of just soda.

                                                        39. KL

                                                          KrystalL

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                          Food was absolutely amazing, service was awful. For a small mom and pop type of feel restaurant, I was deeply disappointed by the lack of service and attention by our server. Food was great though. Highly recommend the Chicken Marsala.

                                                        40. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Bruins game

                                                        Safety precautions

                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                        • Physical distancing

                                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                          • Extra space between tables
                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                        • Screening

                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                        FAQs

                                                        Tony & Elaine's does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Tony & Elaine's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 580-0321.

                                                        Tony & Elaine's is rated 4.8 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                        Booked 38 times today
                                                        Google Map for Tony & Elaine's

                                                        111 N Washington St Boston, MA 02114-2115

                                                        Dining areas

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Cross street

                                                          Thacher St.

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          North End

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Italian, American

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking details

                                                          Government Center Garage or metered visitor spaces on N. Washington St.

                                                        • Public transit

                                                          Haymarket, North Station

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          (617) 580-0321

                                                        • Catering

                                                          Please contact the restaurant with catering inquiries

                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                          Please contact the restaurant for private dining options

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