Rabia's

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Located in the heart of Boston¹s North End, Rabia¹s is a cozy Italian restaurant with seductive scenery and delicious dishes. The lively yet romantic atmosphere is the perfect place to linger over one of our acclaimed seafood specials or famous pasta dishes.
At Rabia's we takes great pride in being a Boston seacoast Restaurant with access to the best fishing grounds on earth.
Our high standards mean you get a quality product that's artfully and skillfully prepared- with a dash of Love....
Voted top Italian cuisine and Raw Bar in Boston.

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AngieW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Rabia's and it was very good. We will definitely be back!

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JacquelineE
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Drinks were outstanding, and the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!!

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vipClare
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great . Service was great . Would love to return soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 5th time we’ve been here and whenever in Boston we always make the time to go. It’s excellent and the food is awesome. Good value for north end too!

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COFI
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Galentines

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a girls night. Everything from the food to the service was exceptional!! We had a really fun night!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seafood was very fresh and well prepared. Loved everything we had here.

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foodie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. 3 people in our party had never been there and could not stop raving over the food.

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twiceintwodays
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great raw bar and seafood pasta. The owner and manager are terrific and engaging.

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vipChamy
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our last meal of 2019. We came to Rabia last year and we were not disappointed. I had the lobster ravioli and warm lobster appetizer both were just excellent. We will make another visit in 2020

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Bevmire
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, as always. The lobster over garlic and oil pasta was divine. The spaghetti was cooked to perfection. My friends loved their meal as well.

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KJP14
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent! We had the calamari for an app and it was out of this world delish. We all got paninis and they are morblijeva “sub” than what you think a panini is traditional is pressed. My chicken was so tasty. We got to meet the new owner and she was very helpful in direct us to the best pastry shop
In the North End..Bolla! End of Salem St.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Lobster dishes were excellent. They went heavy on the lobster. The waiter noticed our bottle of wine had a small chip in the bottle opening when he opened it and replaced it with a fresh bottle immedietely. Really a great place.

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vipBRIANAB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Have been back a few times with no complaints. Butternut squash raviolis very absolutely delicious along with the 4 cheese gnocchi. I really enjoyed the chicken Parmesan and calamari appetizer as well! Great drinks choices - pistachio martini .. soooo yummy! Check it out!

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Rlasarte
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best Italian meal I’ve ever had. The antipasto was outstanding. The pasta was perfectly prepared. I will definitely eat here when I’m in Boston.

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LZtodine
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a reservation but didn’t get seated until 1/2 hour later. Not sure reservations mean a lot in The North End Italian restaurants. But food was absolutely delicious- made up for the wait Would definitely go again.

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were seated 25 minutes late for our reservation and a group who did not have a reservation were seated before us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time to Boston and the North End.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, excellent food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff serving delicious Italian seafoods. For casual and business conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server!

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DonK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had a reservation but there was a line of people who had made reservations, took 15-20 minutes after my reservation time. After ordering, waited for 30 minutes for appetizers to come out, followed by another 30-minute wait for the main course. In between, they filled the water maybe 5 times and by this point, we were already full with just drinking water and had been waiting for a total of like an hour for the main course. The main course special pasta was $79 and every bite had sand in it. We were so full that I had it packed up and when I checked it out today, I can literally see sand all over the bottom. Did not properly prepare the seafood. How hard is it to let the shellfish spit out sand by letting it sit in a salty water then washing it. This dinner was extremely disappointing, I'd never go back and would never recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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viphopalong
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

50th wedding anniversary for my sister and brother in law

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were happy to get a table at the packed, crowded Rabia. The service was very good, but there is no host stand and it’s unclear where to enter and/or wait. The food was good but not excellent (lobster fradiavolo, antipasto, pasta bolognese, shrimp ravioli), and we were happy to escape.

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Dotty
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Rabia’s is excellent. The wait staff is fantastic. I’ve been going to this restaurant for a number of years and always leave extremely happy!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I have enjoyed in the North End. The Fruit de Mare con Pesto was outrageously good. I will definitely order it again. What a find.

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CherylD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great selection of both seafood and Italian. We had the calamari and crab cakes for appetizers, and they were delicious. I couldn't decide between the honey glazed butternut squash ravioli and the Vermont red apple with gorgonzola ravioli, and our server offered to split the order so we could try both. I still don't know which is my favorite-both of them were fantastic! Wonderful service. We have eaten at Rabias twice now and would absolutely go again.

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vipGrahamST
London
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service, friendly but not intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It had a nice Mediterranean ambience, the service was a little slow, the food was well above average and the prices were for tourists who don’t know better. We took the bait from our concierge and online reviews. However, it was a nice meal. Not sure I would go back with so many other 5 star restaurants in the area. The lunch spot I hit earlier that day was much better.

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ElizabethB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The service was terrible in that they forgot to put in our appetizer order and they only realized after we asked a 1/2 hr. later. At the very least they should have offered something off the final bill. But the food was excellent...especially any of the seafood dishes. The prices are a more reasonable than most North end spots. Hopefully the problem with the service was a one-time occurrence. I will go back and give it one more try.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except steam lobster was cold . Butternut squash raviolis were amazing

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vipBostongal
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I’ve been going to Rabia’s has for about five years. It’s always been excellent but my latest was it was a great disappointment. The restaurant was only about half full and yet the service was terrible. Our server rarely checked on us and it took about an hour to get our food after placing our order. The diners around us who had a different server received their food and ate and Left Before we received our food. We had a new wire multiple times about our order.

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Kirstie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were greeted right away and shown to a nice table by the open doors. After one appearance to ask if we wanted a drink, the waiter abandoned us. My husband walked up to ask for service, and then we were served by a different very nice, attentive waiter. After that, everything was fine. Chicken Marsala was delicious!

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vipCynthiaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service are wonderful! The host is always friendly.

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LzaB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible, service was slow. This place used to be okay. Avoid!

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Rabia's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 227-6637.

Rabia's is rated 4.5 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

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