Ristorante Fiore

4.4
1905 reviews
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Italian
Welcome to Ristorante Fiore, where a lifetime of cooking, experience and passion goes into every meal. Fiore can still be found by the stove preparing dishes people crave. If you ask Fiore what keeps him going, the answer is: you. His greatest joy is pleasing the palates of friends, family and the stream of regulars. Fiore's soul satisfying Italian cuisine is inspired by you. With 3 floors of distinct dining rooms and the North End’s ONLY seasonal patio and heated rooftop dining, we can create the perfect atmosphere and menu for a small dinner or a grand affair. Our third floor private dining room can seat up to 70 people. So, relax and celebrate while we take service to new heights.
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our rehearsal dinner here 15 years ago. We took our kids back here for dinner and to see the restaurant. This place never disappoints. The food and service is always amazing. Thank you for a fabulous experience once again!

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ZF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice place, high class, great stuff. Gorgeous decor as well

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MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We were there Marathon weekend and service could have been better. It was quite a wait to have water refills d bread brought to table. Would have thought service would have been kicked up a notch. Ravioli was very good.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Waited over 30 min. past the reservation time to be seated and ate nearly 3 baskets of bread waiting over an hour for our meal. While we were waiting patiently an assistant manager approached and with a hostile tone stated that she realized our meal was taking a long time but they were very busy and we could leave if we wanted. I informed her that we never voiced a complaint and I didn’t appreciate her aggressive attitude. She explained that our waiter had told her we had been waiting a long time for our meal (and she must have assumed that the waiter said this because we had complained, which we didn’t!). After all that our meal came out about 10 minutes later and was no better than Olive Garden! DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS RESTAURANT! There are many others on Hanover St.

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch, food and service were outstanding! Thanks...

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good, but not exceptional, and seemed a little pricey. The decor was bland and there was music playing out of speakers that was a little obtrusive. On the positive side, the service was quite good.

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J
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere was perfect..highly recommend for excellent Italian comfort food!

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BB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my daughter after the Bruins game.
We had a booth upstairs and an endless stream of traffic. Turns out you have a roof top bar! Now we know!
David was an excellent server and the hostess was super nice.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional food at a good price in a nice atmosphere

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M
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Boston and looked in windows of various restaurants. The nicer ones such as this looked comparable. Made a reservation and had a wonderful time. The food was amazing!

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GD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

overpriced and food was just okay. Bread served was not warmed and was little stale. After appetizer, did not take fork and knife away (no clean silverware) and placed it back on table. It was not crowded but expected better food based on 4 star rating!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overall, our experience at Fiore was disappointing. The food was just "OK" and the prices were very high for what we got. The red sauce on the chicken parm tasted like jar sauce and not authentic Italian red sauce. Our waiter seemed very busy so our service was slow. At one point, he did come over and said he was overwhelmed with everyone at once, unfortunately, we were left in the corner table waiting for service. The young woman who was helping to pour water and clear plate was very attentive and accessible.

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GK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

we had an 8pm reservation, we did not get our dinner food until 9:45pm. I literally had to flag down our waiter, twice I told him we were ready to order and he said OK, and literally walked away. We never got an apology, or even explanation on the wait. We were starving by the time the food came, and it was sub par quality at best. Besides the quality it was small portions for astronomic prices. Were the service better, the quality of the food, or the size of the food, would have rated this slightly higher. But having eaten in so many Hanover st. north end restaurants, I can confidently say this is one of the worse ones, and we won't ever go back. Save your two hour wait on food with a conservation for a different north end restaurant.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good stop for dinner with out of town folks.

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R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The visit started off fine, the hostess was very pleasant and engaging. But once seated the service was terrible. Our group ordered a bottle of wine, a beer and one mixed drink. They brought the wine, opened it and poured it. 15 minutes later we were still waiting for the beer and mixed drink. Our server came over and asked if we were ready to order and was informed the other drinks never arrived. That was resolved so we ordered a bunch of apps, which seemed a bit slow to arrive, but we were not in any rush. However, when we finally ordered our entrees the service was noticeably absent. We received a couple of "drive by" apologies but finally I stopped our server and asked what was going on. The response was "I have no idea why they booked so many people tonight we don't have enough staff". That was followed up by the food arriving - we had four entrees - two were good and two were terrible. The ravioli special was overcooked with pasta being crunchy at the edge, and the eggplant parmesan was seemingly taken from the freezer and put into a microwave - and I am still looking for the eggplant. The manager came by and I voiced my displeasure and she offered to comp one of the entrees. But their subsequent offer to comp us dessert was declined - at that point we just wanted out.

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LG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was fantastic and the service was excellent! Would definitely go back.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant! The service is great and the food is outstanding. With the convenient valet and fun vibe, you can't go wrong. Looking forward to visiting again!

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food , great drink list and enjoyed on their rooftop !

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LH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s a great place, great quality, great service but wasn’t overwhelmed by the taste of the food. Nice for an authentic Italian experience in Boston, but prob not the best Italian food I’ve ever had.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and our server “O”, was a veritable fountain of information and a complete delight.

Definitely recommend!!

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat. I have eaten there many times. It’s a little pricey but so are the other restaurants on Hanover St

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S
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated the birthday of my step-daughter in law in the same room as we celebrated at the wedding rehearsal dinner in January of this year. The food was delicious and service was incredible.

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Your hostess that night could care less about her job and your customers!! In addition, we were sat upstairs at very busy intersection and the tablecloth, dishes, and silverware had red sauce splattered everywhere. The hostess saw this but we had to request a new table. Sorry, but she should have apologized and automatically sat us someplace else. At our second location, it was very loud making it almost impossible to have a conversation with our friends. Thank goodness our server was far better than the hostess and our dinners were very good! But overall I’m not sure I’ll return anytime soon.

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C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been a while since we have visited Fiore. I had lunch with my sister over the weekend. This place never disappoints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was incredible

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B
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Server was attentive and friendly. I ordered off menu and asked for cacio e pepe (a very simple Italian standard) and they didn’t seem to know what it was. They made an attempt and it was ok but not remarkable. Prices were high and portions small. Overall an average visit. I wouldn’t go rushing back but wouldn’t go out of my way to avoid.

Restaurant’s website indicates valet is $20 but valet charged $25...cash only.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience with great food and service

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great value. Homemade pasta and perfectly prepared seafood.

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AF
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We looked on Opentable for a last minute reservation and we also wanted a restaurant in the North End with great reviews. The restaurant didn’t disappoint. The seafood pasta was truly amazing!

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anthony, our server, was wonderful! I can't remember the last time I ordered a bottle of wine and the server poured it. We ordered the arancini which my husband had never had but couldn't stop eating they were so good. The seafood with mildly spicy tomato sauce special was delicious and cooked perfectly which some restaurants couldn't accomplish with mussels, littlenecks, scallops, swordfish, and lobster and fresh thick spaghetti al dente. My husband was craving a pizza so ordered one for dinner off the lunch menu. As busy as the place became with a night Bruins game, Anthony was always there. Will return again probably when the roof top is open.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Celebrating a birthday and chose Fiore. Disappointed as when reservation was made .. left a note asking if a dessert would be brought to the table with happy birthday written. simple. meaningful and not fulfilled.

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner reservations for 7 Saturday evening and the meal and overall experience was amazing. Anthony our waiter was great. He was spot on with his recomendations and the service was perfect. It is so hard to find an Italian restaurant with Italian waiters. Next visit to Boston we will most definitely be coming to dinner at Ristorante Fiore

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JM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster ravioli special was amazing! Make sure you get “O” as your waiter - he made our night.

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favourite restaurant when I visit Boston

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Extremely slow service, no water refills without flagging somebody down, and the food was very bland to say the least. This place was disappointing for the price.

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SS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great, as was the ambiance, however, we were very unhappy that our server apparently forgot to give our valet claim tix to the valet - which ended up causing us to wait one half hour for our car! Not good! Very unhappy about this mis-hap!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All of the food here was delicious. We ordered the Arancini as our appetizer, which was delicious. For our meals, we ordered the Lobster Ravioli, which was the special of the night. It was amazing! We also ordered the Saltimbocca di Pollo, which was very, very good. Overall, this was a great experience.

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IA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Genuine Italian comfort food. Definitely a top North End Restaurant!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waited over 30 mins even though we had a reservation that we showed up on time for. Ambiance was good but food was pretty blah for the north end

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ML
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Despite having a reservation at 8:45, we waited 25 minutes before being seated. Then no server came to take our order until 9:30. The restaurant was very outdated, and the room was filled with loud, drunk, obnoxious conversations. The food was ok, but very overpriced. Won't go back and would not recommend to anyone. There are so many other, BETTER, choices to enjoy in the North End.

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