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Ciao Roma, Boston, MA

Ciao Roma

4.6
4.6
571 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian restaurant using the freshest ingredients and house-made pasta. Focusing on Southern Italian cuisine, we serve a full bar and curated wine list. Located on the historic Freedom Trail overlooking North Square.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 829-4975

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Ciao Roma offers a few different options for your next private dining outing or event. From casual get togethers to company holiday parties to showers and receptions, we'd be glad to offer space from just a few guests up to 100.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Heng: (888) 653-1975

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Prince Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Haymarket Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 571 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NP

    NicolettaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    The table was extremely small. The upper level was very warm, we were sweating while eating. Took our server 10 minutes to greet us and take our beverage order. The stairs were extremely slippery and stairwell was dark: I ended up falling down. Not one employee came to assist me or check on my well-being. Food was good but service was not great and we felt rushed.
  2. H

    Heather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing spot. Quick service but not overbearing, great food. Great ambiance too
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five of us came for dinner to celebrate my son’s graduation from Berklee. The ambiance was perfect and noise level conducive to holding conversations all evening. The food was over the top amazing! It’s hard to find a properly cooked gnocchi and this one did not disappoint! Every dish we ordered was amazing and the drinks just as enjoyable. We had a few cocktails and Pinot noir between us. Everything was perfect! We also liked our waiter as well. He was friendly, informative and efficient. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice evening with amazing food, drinks and service!
  4. KH

    KatieH

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat upstairs — it’s a great atmosphere that reminds me of family meals in my Italian grandmother’s dining room. Great service. Delicious meals. I judge all Italian restaurants on their chicken parm — and Ciao Roma has an excellent chicken parm. Huge serving and I can’t wait to enjoy the leftovers.
  5. L

    Lulu

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is great and the food was so good. We looked at many places in the North End and I’m so glad we ended up here!
  6. LM

    LaurieM

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A definite stop when in the North End. Delicious options, clever cocktails, wonderful service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pasta, great service, a little dimly lit in our upstairs area
  8. W

    Winston

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Roma went above and beyond to celebrate our anniversary with table deco, a card and welcome drink it’s the extra touches that count! Great value amazing food and the 2nd floor ambiance is the best!
  9. NO

    NateO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the space upstairs felt cozy and warm. The servers were fantastic and very nice. The music playing during dinner was a little loud, making conversation just a tad tough, but we would certainly eat here again.
  10. NR

    NancyR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good. I tried the Spaghetti Carbonara it was delicious. You should order the dessert menu they were so good. The ambience it’s romantic. I really like it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Authentic yet innovative Italian brunch with incredible service that was attentive and genuine.
  12. GL

    GradyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for an anniversary, exemplary service! Food was amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the special birthday touches!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had the best setup for my friends birthday! Such a nice surprise to have confetti on the table in celebration.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Server was just ok, said she was new and was not very knowledgeable about the menu. Some of the food came out cold
  16. MP

    MaryP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was so delicious and the service was top notch. i cannot wait to go back.
  17. P

    Paula

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    don’t make the authentic carbonara, and the service was bad. When I go to eat at expensive restaurant I want feel in home and I expect the waitress tretated me with love during the all lunch/brunch or dinner not only at the end of brunch because they want tips. I’m tourist but I’m not idiot.
  18. B

    Bostonlover

    New England

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Ciao Roma a few times and we love it. But last evening, the only thing that we wished would have happened differently is the timing of the service. We expressly asked that the entrees not be served until we had finished our appetizers. But we were barely halfway finished eating our appetizers and the entrees were dropped on the table. The food was good but that was disappointing. The person who delivered the entrees did not understand what we were saying and just left them at the table. If you can correct this, it would be make a huge difference in the experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Don’t make 915 reservations available on open table if I am going to get kicked out at 935. Extremely rude. Managers responsibility to keep the full dining experience till the last party exits. Rushed to order food the 3 minutes after being seated. Not given enough time in between apps and entree, was served dinner while still eating appetizers. Check was given while eating dinner. Chairs were put up at surrounding tables. Music was turned off. Lights were turned on. I legitimately had to UNLOCK the front door to exit the restaurant. Felt forced out of the establishment while still having to give you my business. not an experience I will be returning to.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We came in late on a Sunday. The food was mediocre. The service was okay. It was a very pretty venue.
  21. SC

    StephC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a great dinner. Very cozy restaurant, great food and service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I wish I remember our waiter’s name because he was the most polite young man. He is from SC and was very comfortable with us and even thought very busy did a great job with our requests. The meatballs were so good! Our table had salmon, chicken parm, gnocchi, Sunday rague and all was wonderful. The only dish that wasn’t well received was the calamari. It was too salty to eat.
  23. NF

    NeeFish

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice wait staff and attentive. Menu is limited overall.Tiramisu was amazing. Overall great experience.
  24. H

    Haley

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Pasta was very good. The bus boy was very unprofessional.
  25. PR

    PaulR

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent . Shrimp scampi was delicious; perfect amount of garlic. Rigatoni and Sunday ragu was great exceptional. The short rib meant was outstanding. Fabian ; great host and made wonderful wine recommendations. Very professional staff ; well trained . See you soon!
  26. l

    lynnpine

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, atmosphere, and service, although it was a little loud and dark for us old-timers, but we managed. Would definitely recommend, and we'll be back for sure.
  27. JK

    JamesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! The only thing is that it is a bit noisy due to the amount of space but the food is delicious and reasonably priced.
  28. JO

    JOANNE

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    There were 6 of us and 3 out of us all had chilly food. One had steaming hot but over cooked chicken. Two didn’t have a complaint. Seemed like we were rushed. Won’t be rushing back there.
  29. JM

    JennieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and food. Service staff was attentive and friendly.
  30. MK

    McKS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Would go back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We dined upstairs on a Thursday night. The service was very good and the food was nice. The space was pleasant enough until about 7:30 when it filled up and became so loud it was beyond pain threshold. Four of us could no longer hear our own conversation across the table. Very unpleasant.
  32. HD

    HannahDenning

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We sat outside on a beautiful Sunday in Boston! Two of us has a great view of the square that Ciao Roma sits in and the other two of us unfortunately looked at a trap covering the restaurant next doors furniture. Obviously not much they could do about that but just interesting table placement. We went for brunch and all our plates were clean by the end!
  33. MB

    MaryBethL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The restaurant looks very nice, but the food was lukewarm at best and the service was not good. We had to ask twice for more water. And it wasn’t busy so that’s not the reason we had to wait.
  34. TK

    TKV1025

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    the food was probably the worst ive ever paid for in a restaurant . tables are slanted and umbrellas blow over onto guests . never again .
  35. J

    Jake

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The brussetta was not eatable. The entree pasta dish I ordered was small and the sauce not sweet enough. I would not recommend this restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughters birthday and this is her favorite restaurant. Great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere
  37. RS

    RebeccaS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. The BEST EGGPLANT EVER . Sat outside. Great service
  38. WH

    WalH

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The food quality has deteriorated, it felt more like a fast casual chain restaurant, I ordered the pasta carbonara and it was very tasteless. Not much attention either to how our meal was going/ if we needed anything else. The atmosphere is great but the food is not.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Very slow service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a great dining experience, definitely would come back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ciao Roma using the Order Online button. Ciao Roma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 829-4975.

Ciao Roma is rated 4.6 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ciao Roma

5A North Sq, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Prince Street

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Haymarket Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 829-4975

  • Private party facilities

    Ciao Roma offers a few different options for your next private dining outing or event. From casual get togethers to company holiday parties to showers and receptions, we'd be glad to offer space from just a few guests up to 100.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Heng: (888) 653-1975

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