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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Piccolo Nido restaurant
4.9
4.9 (298)
$31 to $50
Italian
North End
About the restaurant
Piccolo Nido in Boston is an Italian restaurant with a family atmosphere, owned and operated by chef Pino Irano from Napoli. Piccolo Nido’s dinner menu includes a daily soup option, as well as classic antipasto and pasta dishes. Enjoy an espresso or cappuccino with dessert, and enjoy getting to know Pino when he steps out of the kitchen to greet the patrons.

Entrees at Piccolo Nido include favorites such as spaghetti and gnocchi, but also has options for lovers of true Italian flavors, such as veal and trout. The fresh catch of the day is also available for the freshest seafood around, and diners can also enjoy tiramisu or a dessert of the day.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Excellent service, excellent meal!! We will be back!
A photo of Vuolo's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (140)
$30 and under
Italian
Winthrop
About the restaurant
Named after our beloved grandfather, we are a small family-owned establishment built on a commitment to making every patron that walks through our doors feel they are at home. Our approach, in addition to supplying friendly and attentive service, is to take the traditional Italian cuisine that our family grew up eating and elevate it to something new and fresh.


Mangia!

Top review
Emilyvip
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful staff and best cocktails in town, one of our favorite places
A photo of Molinari's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (409)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
“I wanted to do a place with good Italian comfort food. The simplicity of it, the freshness of it, the quality of ingredients that you get to work with.” They specialize in that quintessential Italian comfort food – pizza. “I think it’s great that the city of Boston is turning around and starting to become known for pizza like the other big cities in the country,” he said. “It is such a simple food but it all comes down to the quality of ingredients.” It’s all done out of an open kitchen where the star of the show is Molinari’s wood burning oven.
Top review
ErinF
Dined 2 days ago
Always a great time at Molinari’s! Fabulous food and wonderful service.
A photo of Rossetti Restaurant of Lynn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2506)
$30 and under
Italian
Lynn
About the restaurant
Rossetti Restaurant aims to serve well executed, traditional Italian cuisine, alongside the art of mixology and inspired craft cocktails. Our kitchen offers a variety of classic and new age dishes with nothing but the best ingredients. Our bar and resident mixologists offer fantastic service and cocktails, highlighted by details: hand-cut ice, house made bitters, barrel aged concoctions, and daily fresh squeezed juices. We aim to please all of our guests, and make sure we create a casually elegant, but most importantly, comfortable atmosphere. We hope to see you there!
Top review
JuliaN
Dined 4 days ago
Always exceptional! Never fail to make their customers feel like family!
A photo of Antonio's Bacaro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (54)
$30 and under
Italian
Hyde Park
About the restaurant
A Venetian wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Hyde Park.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Fantastic as always. Food was delish. Service was extraordinary. Highly recommend.
A photo of Bellino's Trattoria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (74)
$31 to $50
Italian
Winthrop
About the restaurant
We are a family-owned business dedicated to bringing our guests the best dining experience. Our goal is to share our passion for Italian food by providing you with the best quality products and best customer service. Bellino’s is a vibrant and welcoming place where the conversation flows, and you are made to feel at home. Get a taste of our take on Italian food!
Top review
KarenC
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Outstanding! The veal parm, chicken Bellino, eggplant rollatini and chicken Marsala were excellent
A photo of Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (451)
$31 to $50
Italian
Harwich Port
About the restaurant
Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse would like to transport you to a favorite trattoria - a little hole in the wall in Tuscany. So, join us, relax, have a glass of wine, a piece of cheese and let your journey begin!
Top review
MaryMvip
Dined 7 days ago
This is one of our go to restaurants where we know we will always get a top notch meal. We never have any complaints. We love the ambience. We love the servers, and Martin does a great job of managing the restaurant and making sure everybody’s happy! Thanks Martin for always making us feel at home!
A photo of Paradiso Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (492)
$30 and under
Italian
Swampscott
About the restaurant
Paradiso Ristorante is a family-friendly restaurant located across from the Swampscott train station. Small kitchen with big flavors.
Executive Chef Benedetto Carenza from Avellino, Italy prepares Italian cuisine that will make you want to lick your plate. All menu items are cooked to order. Quality is our number one priority. Enjoy the ambiance of our “soon” newly renovated lounge and dining room. The casual atmosphere of our lounge offers 6 flat screen TVs, along with our dining room, outdoor heated patio and outdoor tent.

Top review
GailD
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Food was delicious, service was amazing. Staff went above/beyond to make sure we had a great dining experience. Will definitely return
A photo of Toscana Bar Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1253)
$30 and under
Italian
Beverly
About the restaurant
When the techniques of old world Italian cuisine meets the style and sophistication of modern dining. An intimate dining experience with a menu that ranges from shareable appetizers and small plates to Chef's authentic Italian specials. Well known for stylish cocktails including our famous Espresso Martini, and sophisticated wine program.

Igloo dining is now available during the winter months!

Top review
terryrvip
Dined 6 days ago
Always Great food, great service, excellent drinks.
A photo of Leonessa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (785)
$31 to $50
Italian
Yarmouth
About the restaurant
We warmly welcome you to Leonessa- an Italian-Inspired Kitchen & Bar on beautiful Route 6A in Yarmouth Port. Husband & Wife team, Chef Owner Diego Mota and Owner & General Manager Taylor Amara bring exceptional scratch made regional Italian cuisine and impeccable service to this iconic neighborhood. Combining the best of food and beverage of Italy along with the influences of its bordering neighbors coalesces into a dynamic, modern and elevated culinary experience. Chef Diego and Taylor's dream to pour their true love and passion for food, beverages, and hospitality is realized with every service. Reservations are for tables in each our four unique dining rooms while the Bar welcomes guests on a first come first serve basis. Please note that we do our level best to accommodate seating/area requests but they are not guaranteed. We also kindly ask that parties arrive together so that everyone can enjoy their time with us. Thank You.
Top review
Nanavip
Dined 6 days ago
Exceeded my expectations. Had the raw oysters which were served ice cold and not a bit of grit. Very fresh and flavorful. Wife had the salmon which was awesome and I had the Hand Rolled Strozzapreti, pasta bolognese with mushrooms. Everything was excellent. Food was served piping hot which I can appreciate . Staff is very attentive and professional. The chef definitely knows what he is doing and presentations are great. Dining room was very nice and was not loud but we were there early. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed!
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