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Ristorante Saraceno

4.5
434 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
Born out of our love of fine wines and traditional food, Ristorante Saraceno Italian/Napoletana style cuisine has become the premiere location for fine dining in Boston’s Historic North End. After traveling the Italian regions and sampling different cuisines, we decided to make our way back home and bring Napoli’s best to Boston. Our biggest challenge was finding the right, high-quality ingredients for the dishes we wanted to serve. We are dedicated to offering only the finest and freshest foods. We have also taken great care in assembling a team of only the best chefs and experienced kitchen and dining staff. Come and taste the experience yourself.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 227-5353
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe Satinella
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Private party facilities
Please call us at (617) 227-5888 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Parmenter Street
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Parking details
We gladly offer our customers parking validation for up to three hours.
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Public transit
The closest train stations to us are Haymarket, Aquarium, and North Station. We are approximately half a mile from each of these stops.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 434 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Never disappoints! Great food and lovely staff. Our favorite spot in the North End.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food, very accomodating, excellent service. We were a reservation for a party of 5. 2 friends showed up unexpected 45min after we were seated and eating. The staff swooped in, added 2 seats and quickly served the other 2 so that we nearly all finished our meals together. I was very impressed with how they handled this on a VERY busy evening before the Boston Marathon. The food is excellent with generous portions and it feels as though you are dining in a lovely New England home. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Meal was slightly below average for the area, but was reasonably priced. Service was slow but not excessively so. Nice ambiance for a meal with friends, cozy and inviting atmosphere though slightly loud. Meal was over seasoned, but meat was perfectly cooked. I would give it another try but won't be dying to get back there anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful meal !! Frank is a great host. We will be back

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

excellent italian food - great wine list - great service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was very good

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always good and didn't disappoint this time either!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great! Best italian in boston

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wonderful, traditional Italian cuisine

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Quaint little gem on Hanover Street. The food was very tasty and the staff couldn't have been better. Jose was our waiter and took very good care of us! Cozy, comfortable, great service, delicious food. I recommend the mushroom risotto with safron. They also had pretty nice wine list available by the bottle. House wines were available by the glass. We definitely will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service and food amazing Selvin our server was the best! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family and I enjoyed Easter lunch today. It was beyond perfect.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food good, not best in North End but still good. Service terrible, rude waiter demanding higher tip despite terrible service

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Tight quarters but excellent meal & good service. Great location in the heart of the North End.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Awesome dinner- all five of us loved our meals!!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I thought the food was good but not spectacular. The waiter was extremely helpful especially with suggesting kids food. There are not a ton of vegetarian options - I would have preferred a few more.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and service at a fair price

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Seating was very tight and not very comfortable. Service was a little slow

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Haved enjoyed this restaurant for years! Delicious dishes in all areas. Best seafood risotto anywhere. Veal dishes always perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Lovely ambience, good fun, owner is very friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious. Location is ideal. Perfect for a “North End” experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food ,service was outstanding and the food came out extremely quickly even thou the restaurant was full. Would go back in a second.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had a late night dinner at this cozy place. Service and quality of the food were outstanding. They serve tender lobster and homemade vegetarian pasta as well. Tastes like the Italian food you get in Europe. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious food and nice place to relax and enjoy the ambiance

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Worst host and hostess ever! They were not prepared for my reservation and proceeded to give us all a hard time including yelling at one of my guests and not letting her in for five minutes

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We celebrated my son's birthday on our first visit to Ristorante Saraceno last Saturday night. Had to make reservations "last minute" (late Friday night), but had no problem reserving a table for 5 at 7:30 PM. Service was EXCELLENT, house wine was wonderful, food was scrumptious.... love the ambiance. We will be back!!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Although we had a reservation, the hostess was very confused and ran us around their property finding our table. They have several options which includes their main dining and another upper level dining room that you have to go outside to access. Not happy with that whole process. Once seated, ( at a table that was acceptable), there wasn't a waitress assigned to our table. I made a comment to my husband which was overheard by what I think was either the owner or the manager. He was very accommodating; however, and we were able to enjoy the rest of our evening. I want to also mention here that the food was fabulous!!! I am also very critical of Italian food as I am Italian and was raised in a "food obsessed" family.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Horrible experience. Extremely rude. Got up and walked out

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Italian meal at great American price. First time here, visiting from NJ. Red sauce phenomenal. Service superb: attentive and friendly. Booked table for 8 via Open Table on a Thursday for that Saturday (Presidents’ Day Weekend). Place was packed too! Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great atmosphere and even better food!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I made a reservation for Valentine’s day this year. We arrived early and were seating promptly. The service was really great and fast. They were accommodating to my dietary need and the food was really wonderful! Desert was authentic and fantastic. Would recommend for date nights and romantic evenings.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience, cute downstairs, good wine & love the ambiance! Have the Shrimp Carbonara even though it sounds strange

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was excellent service was outstanding would go back when I’m in Boston. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food. Many authentic receipts on menu.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Our server was wonderful, she took good care of us. My linguini vongole was superb & so did the mushroom risotto. Will definitely going back when I come visit Boston.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Highly recommend!! Very romantic

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Interesting and cozy decor; warm atmosphere; good food; excellent service

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Very nice family owned and take pride in there business.. many locals having dinner

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice ambiance. Authentic Italian feel. Lovely waitress. Overall nice experience.

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