Tony & Elaine's

4.6
470 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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 470 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not that great - food was frozen previously and cold in the middle. Slow service.

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vipMark
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great dining experience. Total hidden gem.

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vipFremontCA
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! We will be back when in N Boston.

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HSlon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overcooked pasta @an Italian restaurant is a big NO… None of the other dishes was outstanding to say the least, expected far more from a restaurant rated so high online.

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MaryC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE. We waited at the table for at least 15min without being greeted. Then we placed our order (an app and two mains) as we knew we’d have to wait forever again. Then we learned, 20min later, that the app was no longer available so they would comp another app. We ordered something that could be quick since we were hungry. 20 min later, still nothing. So we left because it had been nearly an hour since we arrived (our table was late) and we had to eat.

I don’t blame the server. There was 1 person for the whole outside.

Won’t be back.

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we were looking for when visiting the North End. Great food. Outstanding service. This is one of those places that you tell your friends about with enthusiasm.

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Carrie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I had high hopes for Tony and Elaine's. We went on a Friday night, and it was definitely a college crowd. Very noisy. A young couple came out of the single bathroom, I assume they were hooking up in there. Not the restaurants fault, just trying to show the kind of crowd that is there on the weekends. Food was meh. We got mozzarella sticks, meatballs, garlic bread, chicken parm and chicken marsala. I will say the marsala was delicious. I could have eaten the sauce with a spoon. Everything else was just ok. Also, we weren't aware there was no alcohol, just beer and wine. Which was fine by me, but my husband was disappointed. I wouldn't visit again, although I would get takeout for the marsala alone.

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BernardM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I will be coming back here next time i am in boston.

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Tyler
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We made a reservation and were able to be seated early as well. The server was very sweet and promptly brought food and refilled our waters. We especially loved the prices for the high quality meal, considering other places nearby were a pretty penny. Highly recommend!

JC
JimC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome,staff was great. Play list was the best!!!

DB
vipDotBobster
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Kinda un-Italian. I haven’t felt this rushed before. We we’re in and out within an hour. We were only half way through our appetizer before our entrees arrived. That’s not Italian and it wasn’t busy at all. So, it was frustrating and not sure I’d go back. Food was good - lasagna was delicious.

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SaraL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

love it love it love it love it love it love it love it

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AnnaS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, amazing service, meal was delicious, prices were reasonable. Just go already!

HJ
HaleyJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Usually we go here all the time but this time it was horrible. The noise was so loud I couldn’t hear my own thoughts, they sat us at a small table in the middle of the server area/next to the stairs. The server was nice but I sat there for 40 mins without water. Food was average and their food is ALWAYS amazing, so I’m unsure what happened this time. I just wanted to leave the second we got there.

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Dino
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliable experience and I always come away satisfied. 5/5!

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EarlT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were very nice and accommodating. The outdoor seating in the courtyard was pleasant. Had a great time and would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool place. My favorite restaurant meatballs ever! Enjoy!

DB
vipDonB
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here. Superb service too.

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vipBoomer
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is limited, which to me is a big plus, as I don't need to sort through pages of items. The spaghetti and meatballs are delicious, so is the Marsala. The waitstaff was super attentive. And the outdoor patio is a treasure. Simply decorated, but beautiful and peaceful.

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AlyO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony & Elaine's never disappoints! Great food with a fun, retro/old school Italian restaurant vibe. I come here often and working my way through the menu. Highly recommend for all occasions - date night, dinner with friends/family

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vipRRNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. The cannolis for dessert were also great

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the Eagles concert. Had a fantastic time!

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PaulD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had very basic meals, rigatoni alla vodka sauce and spaghetti and meatballs garlic bread appetizer.The meals were very tasty, The portions were good the prices were fair.

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Donna
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The Chicken on my chicken parm was way over cooked, the waitress never checked back with us in a timely manner, so i just ate it, also I’ve never been to an Italian restaurant where they didn’t offer Parmesan cheese at the table. I know there’s staffing shortages everywhere but burnt chicken should not leave the kitchen.

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NConnolly
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service and ambiance was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. We especially liked the Caprese Salad.

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vipMolli
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, egg plant parm was the best. Converted parking area turned outdoor seating made for an awesome date night spot. Young guy seemed to be waiting on the entire outdoor area—his service was amazing. Definitely would come back.

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gggg
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An instantly recognizable vibe. Simple menu with everything you want and nothing you don't. Each dish hits just right. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food is AMAZING, but we happened to go on one of the hottest days of the year and the restaurant was too hot especially since we were sat on the lower level.

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vipTracyB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious classic Italian comfort food. Warm and welcoming staff. A must go!

LJ
LaurieJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian in an unpretentious atmosphere. Perfect for families, friends and dinner dates.

AO
AidaO
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service although restaurant is small and not very romantic seating (very close to other tables). Will be coming back anyways!

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vipLauren
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little bit on the edge of the North End, but terrific classic Italian American food and they were extremely accommodating of our children - seating us at the back of the garden where we wouldn’t disrupt other diners, bringing the kids food out early, and providing a generous pour of the house red!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite secret spot in North End. Delicious. Service incredible. Shhhhh…if people knew how good it was, the line would be out the door!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations fir our one night in Boston filling Red Sox game. It was excellent! Best eggplant parm and mozzarella sticks. Our server was so polite and all of the staff worked so hard. Great spot and I’ll go back next time I’m in town!

JN
vipJacobN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony rules!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and loved the ambiance!

DS
vipDebbieS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good food, but their air conditioning was broken. They could have let us know so we could have rescheduled. Too hot to really enjoy. Great garlic bread though. Real downside is only two wines by the glass - a house white and a red. So, you're forced into buying a bottle.

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2MeFamily
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had 7PM reservations for two people and after being seated outside in their outdoor eating area adjacent to the restaurant we waited and waited, but no one ever came to our table. I got up and filled our glasses with water after 15 minutes and after 30 minutes and watching waitstaff serve the three other tables, when one server walked by I looked him in the face and said “excuse me” twice and despite him looking right at me he just ignored me and kept walking. The woman at the next table looked at me in the same amount of disbelief that he had really been that rude. We got up and left after being ignored for 30+ minutes. I’ll never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

In short, great food and very poor wine by the glass selection.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tony & Elaine's using the Order Online button. Tony & Elaine's also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.6 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

Tony & Elaine's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ecommerce.custcon.com/Purchase/Select?c=ab5dd1fd-a9d0-4a86-a8e7-b64a18d994f2.

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.