Tony & Elaine's

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$30 and under
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Italian
Tony & Elaine's is a red sauce Italian joint located in the North End at 111 N. Washington St.

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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good food and cute for a date night !! Our server was great !

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JoanneW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were so excited to try this place! The food was incredible! Absolutely delicious. We were disappointed with the service. The wine that we ordered wasn't on the menu and it was still brought to the table. After showing some confusion, it was explained that the wine list wasn't updated. But it was still not the wine we ordered if we ordered from the menu. The confusion was disappointing. We drank it anyways. After our bill was paid, we still have some drinks to finish and were told that there was a group waiting for our table and we were being asked to leave. Pretty disappointing when we were there to celebrate a birthday but we left. It just left a sour taste in our mouth. The food was delicious though! You could tell it was home made!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing calamari and great pasta dishes. Lobster ravioli was incredible, and the vodka sauce was perfect. Couldn’t ask for a better place for eating out with friends! The dining room was cute and quaint, great ambiance.

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pnwn21
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was like being at Nona's house for dinner. Old style decor adds to the ambiance and great food with large portions made it complete. Will definitely be going back!

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vipAlyssaC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and really fairly priced. It is super cozy inside!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food in a great intimate restaurant. I go annually after PAX East with out of town friends and also occasionally with coworkers from mid-Massachusetts. It's a fantastic atmosphere, great service, great food!

JM
JasonM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful hole-in-the-wall where the food was fantastic, the ambiance was vintage and the service was terrific!

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vipDhan
New England
73 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved it! Probably the best red sauce new Italian restaurant in the area.

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vipFoodicious
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place, old skool Italian ambiance, great service. Portions good quality but far too large- maybe buy as sharing plates

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OpenTable Diner
North Scotland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Service attentive but not pushy. Nice ambiance although the tables were closer together than I'm used to seeing...

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vipjayl
New England
113 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

i love when a place does not try to be everything for everybody, do one thing really good, simple Red sauce Italian, done really well. small Menu, everybody know everything on the Menu, Old School North End. we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t speak highly enough about Tony and Elaine’s! They were so accommodating to our large party and the food/service was wonderful. I will definitely be going back!

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MichaelD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from food to service to atmosphere was outstanding. Four of us went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and had the best meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal made better by the service. Ask the server for their favorite dish and you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The server was uninterested in us and the food was overpriced and on par with something from a jar from the grocery store.

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Mike
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat downstairs. House salad just super fresh with delicious house dressing. The meatballs were terrific. My wife’s eggplant Parmesan was very good and the portion size was huge. Overall excellent dinner out.

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WendyM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceeded our expectations. And service was great. Meatballs were better than my own!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Good food!

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AlisonA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Only complaint was the rock music playing.....would just have preferred something a little more subtle.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience all around. We showed up 30 minutes later than our reservation because I took a wrong turn driving into Boston. Due to our late arrival, we only had 30 minutes before we had to depart as we had plans to attend a Celtics game afterwards. The staff was very accommodating and understanding. The service was efficient, staff very friendly and the food was great. Look forward to the next visit, but next time with more time to enjoy the ambience.

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BenjaminS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Entree was great and tasty and a very good portion - the appetizer of meatballs were rather cold - the bread would also have better warmed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Date night before C’s

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Lface
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had exceptional service during our dinner. The waitress was knowledgeable , explained the menu and any questions (had gluten allergy guest) and concerns. One thing that is just a pet peeve of mine is plastic table cloths, just not my thing. Restaurant and bathrooms were clean , would definitely come back.

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vipEmily
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to most restaurants in the north end after having lived here for multiple years and i was really pleasantly surprised by this place. Excellent food in a friendly and laid back atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was so well done and the background music was eclectic and unique. My fellow diner and I loved all that we ordered. Only minor issue is that there weren’t more gluten free options and my friend has an allergy. Other than that, we were very pleased with everything we ordered (caprese with dreamy, creamy burrata, rigatoni ala vodka and bolognese with gluten free penne)

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alicec
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i found your waitress very friendly and warm toward us . enjoyed it will go again only problem was for hp plus parking

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vipDawnL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant amazing food and really nice employees.

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony and Elaine’s was fantastic. Perfect for classic Italian-American food, vintage vibes and music to fit. Our server was amazing. Im terrible at understanding wine but he allowed me to taste and I found the perfect one for me (which is typically not a match!). The red sauce was delicious and one of the best I’ve had in the North End (we live in the neighborhood and have tried many). My boyfriend and I were celebrating our 4 year anniversary on our first dinner there and they provided champagne and note which was incredibly sweet. It was memorable and I will certainly be back. It’s a great spot for a date or a casual dinner with friends.

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vipAliciaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here before the Celtics game. Split the meatballs and mozzarella sticks and then he had the orecchiette and I had the bolognese. Everything was excellent. The bread left something to be desired, it was cold and would have been better room temp or warm. Service was solid. Also really enjoyed the super Tuscan by the glass - much better than your average by the glass wine!

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JamesA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

House salad was a large amount easily shareable by 2 or 3, fresh crisp and delicious dressing. Appetizer calamari with spicy green peppers was tangy and dipping sauce was delicious and also a copious serving. Wine was good value; we had the Tuscan red , 2 glasses each. Service was stellar and very accommodating. The veal oarmagiana entree was also large. And more than enough for 2, but was a little overcooked and coating had hardened a bit, probably we contributed some by asking server to hold the entree till we had finished earlier courses.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Although the food was ok, unfortunately we felt very rushed. I don’t mind that the food came out quickly. Our meal was tasty. But our server was distracted, unfriendly and trying to clear the table and drop the check before we were done with our meal. We had wanted to enjoy what was left of our bottle of wine. The server didn’t ask how things were or ask about dessert. (They did the same thing to the table next to us as well...) The server came for payment before I even had a chance to look at the bill. It’s a shame since we were looking forward to a nice relaxing experience. Not at all the case.

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JessicaY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had some friends visiting from RI for a Celtics game and decided to check our this spot since it was fairly close to TD. I was a little put off by how quick the waitress was to push us out the door. She didn’t even ask if we wanted desert, just took our plates and gave us the check. Overall the food was decent, and I enjoyed the small restaurant vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Limited menu, but what they do offer is delicious. Tables very close together, which doesn’t allow for a lot of privacy, but that is also common for any North end restaurants.

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vipCailinC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service and cute decorations!

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vipBrianK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New Italian with throwback feel. Limited but good menu.Will definitely go back.

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DE77
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for pre garden events!

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ARoss
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, great service and amazing food.
My only issue was food came out fast, and I like my meals to have more time to socialize.
But I’m dying to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Place is very nice. And the service is excellent. The pasta with meatballs tasted like it came out of a can. Dull, soggy, overcooked. The house salad was iceberg lettuce with 2 croutons like you’d get in a super market salad bar. The ‘home made” dressing was worse than bottled French. Sorry. I really wanted to like the place. Server was great.

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TaylorJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony & Elaine's was everything I hoped it would be. The ambience is perfect- checkered tablecloths, Ferrari posters, bottles of chianti everywhere. It feels like you walked into your Italian relative's home. The food was so delicious and fairly priced (loved the homemade mozzarella sticks and bolognese). They even brought out a plate of cannolis with a candle for a birthday in our group. They have both upstairs and downstairs dining areas, so we had no problem fitting our group of 7. The server was efficient and nice, even with our large, slightly rambunctious group. Highly recommend!

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Tony & Elaine's is rated 4.5 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.

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