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.
Fri & Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm
Very tourist friendly place but not great great deals. The food was fair. Their red sauce was extremely over spiced tasting primarily of oregano and basil.
We went out as a family. The restaurant was very crowded so ran a bit behind with everything but we had a great meal and attentive service.
Every time we go to Boston we eat here, great food.
We really enjoyed our dinner here. The menu can be described as both seafood and Italian (not the same as Italian seafood) and was very solid all the way around. Clearly the choices are intended to be a greatest hits collection but the execution made up for the lack of inventiveness.
Unadulterated seafood - probably the best I’ve had in quite some time and I am from the area :)
Delicious food, nice manageable portions, comfortable atmosphere, attentive service.
A great scene, full of energy and fun. A little loud, a little pricey, but a wonderful atmosphere and truly delicious food. A bit of North End history.
Rabia's is a great family-owned place to get traditional Italian food in the North end of Boston. Its a very busy place, make reservations!
Crab legs were water logged and the meat was mushy. Pasta had no taste. When we told our server, she said we were the only people complaining and offered no solutions. Paid $150 and then went and got a pizza. Atmosphere was cool and location is great but not worth the money.
Can’t go wrong with Oysters and Lobster Rolls!
Good food. Good wine. Service all good. Nice seafood options. Was not my first time there and definitely would go again!
Recommended by a stranger at the bar in LAX on our way to Boston and best recommendation ever. Really good.
My veal piccata had 2 tiny pieces of veal over boxed pasta. My huz had Bolognese, there was not much meat and it was over boxed ziti pasta. They should serve homemade pasta!
I had oysters for an app and they were very good, opened perfectly saving the juices and sliding off in one piece. Unfortunately they only have small lobsters (1 1/4#) and I went here specially because they promoted themselves as a place to get lobster. I chose a risotto with mixed seafood which was soso. The shrimp was very over done and the rice under done.
While I’m not a wine expert it seem like the Super Tuscan was very good and reasonably priced.
Very poor service. Appeared to be one waitress for half of the restaurant. When we inquired about our dinner, we were told that "the large group seated at a long table needs to be served together". Very average food. North End has better options.
Delicious & fun way to experience Little Italy/North End by night
Not very clean. Fake grapevines on ceiling were loaded with dust. Non-pleasant odors close to kitchen. Penne puttanesca not flavorful. Very disappointed this time. Have had better meals there in the past.
Mediocre Italian food in North End. Decent but not exceptional and certainly better options available.
I really liked Rabia's . Great food, Great service. I really liked the wine too because they had California whites which many of the Italian restaurants don't offer! I would definitely go there again. The only thing was it was extremely noisy and a little on the warm side , probably because it was so busy . This is def a family place and not one for a romantic date .... overall like I said really like Rabias!
Very good food!
Great meal, service was slow but we had an enjoyable evening.
Great ambiance and just what to expect from an authentic north end dining experience
Was seated 30 minutes after reservation (no problem, it's the weekend)
Folks with later reservation were seated before us (same size party)
Silverware was disgusting (honestly think that the set up was taken from the wrong bin)
Finally seated, 35 minutes to get water and drink orders taken
We waited for 1 hour after ordering our food before we finally left (keep in mind the equal party was already long gone and the folks at the same table already had their food)
Long story short, can't comment on the food but I can tell you that it's one of the worst managed restaurants I've ever seen.
Great combination of seafood and Italian! Had the Linguini and Clams and it was the "real deal" -- clams in the shells and fresh pasta. The sauce was not too heavy. Very tasty. This is close to downtown and easy to walk to. I would definitely return next time we are in Boston.
My friends and I usually go to Rabia's prior to a concert event at the Garden. The food is really good, the North End is always a great idea and it's a nine minute walk to the garden from there.
Anniversary. They did not acknowledge
Mussels, salad and veal saltimbocca were very good. Reasonably price. Typical North End Italian ambience. Enjoyable dinner.
We weren’t too confident we made the right choice when we came in but after a warm welcome we had a nice evening with a good meal.
Went here because of its rating for seafood, which turned out to be overblown. Appetizers and entrees are overpriced. Food was average and the service was slow and inattentive. There are many better restaurants in the North End.
Love Rabia's. Stopped in with the family for an earlier dinner after a day in Boston. Totally enjoy the raw bar... great local oysters.
Love the Lobster Caprese and the Warm Spinach Salad!!! That is my goto meal. Prepared perfectly every time.
KId's went with their standby Chicken Parm and Lobster Salad which are always great. Was laughing when we were all done as it was clean plates all around! As always, the service was exactly what I expect. Things served quickly as needed. Water Glasses always filled. Drinks always watched and refills as needed.
I find the Tira Misu excellent. It is a unique recipe and my family has decided (with lots of travel) that it is one of the best in the world (at least for my taste!!),
Crowded as I expected but our waiter was not attentive. Did not ask if we wished grated cheese or come back to ask how the food was. Did not suggest or offer coffee/dessert. A man (manager? owner?) associated with the restaurant, who was sitting outside the open window, spit twice onto the sidewalk (not very appetizing). Food was good, however, but nothing special. I had answered on the Open Table form that we were dining for a special occasion, our Anniversary, but no mention was made that anyone saw that.
We were very disappointed in our dinners, and cannot recommend this restaurant.
Fantastic food and service. Great for seafood and Italian
Lobster did not have any taste to it. The waitress took the signed receipt and never said thank you
We ate here one afternoon, passing the line out the door at the "other "raw bar a couple doors down. So glad we chose Rabia's!! My husband got luscious oysters, I got clams. So fresh. Also shared some Lobster ravioli, best I have had - so filled with lobster, and a tomato cream sauce. Couldn't wait to stop back for dinner. So for our Anniversary, we got a reservation no problem on Wed nite.Everything we ate was memorable: soft shell crab app, barbecued octopus, panzanella salad, the raviolis again, and a raw bar platter. My mouth is still watering. GO. TRY IT. Three menus : seafood, Italian food, and specials.
We were very disappointed. The rating we saw on TripAdvisor was largely positive but those reviews were off base in our opinion. The food wasn’t very good, the service was “forced” and even the wine wasn’t close to what we ordered. There are tons of good Italian restaurants in the area. You’re best served going to a different restaurant.
Food was very good. Service was a little slow. We had a larger group (7) with some seafood dishes, but it took over an hour for our food to be prepared after we ordered. I'd still go back, but the service could be improved.
We were vising from Austin, Texas last fall and discovered Rabia's. We ate there three times during that week. We returned to Boston last week and also ate there three times. They have the best lobster roll I have tasted so far. Their lobster bisque is also outstanding. Other dishes we have had and enjoyed were the mussels, clam linguine, and gnocchi in pesto sauce. We will definitely be returning when in Boston again.
Outstanding food - from the lobster caprese appetizer to clam chowder to the entrees. Everyone loved their meal.
I made a reservation for my husband birthday, I love place, the manager,the server everybody was happy. Oh man, I love seafood, my plate was delicious but small then again I enjoyed it. It was seafood,can't resist. We had four glasses of red wine. Oh man oh man , that's was extremely good,tasty. We had a good time there. The piece of cake was delicious. The bread was yummy. Everything was perfectamente bien. La comida esta muy bien,muy delicioso. You pay for what you ask for. Yo no puedo escribir nada malo de Este Lugar. It was nice and clean. Muy bien! I was happy to spend some great time there.