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Monica's Trattoria, Boston, MA

Monica's Trattoria

4.6
4.6
1844 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Monica's Trattoria is a true hidden gem, located in the heart of Boston's Historical North End. At the corner of Prince and Salem Street, you will find this cozy candlelit dining room with a full-bar, beautiful brick walls, and a modern twist. Enjoy authentic Italian style cooking featuring our fresh homemade pastas or stop by the bar & sip on our signature Espresso Martini. As the brothers say, "If you are what you eat, only eat delicious."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 720-5472
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Cross street
    Salem
  • Parking details
    Area Garage Parking: Commercial St., Cooper St., Causeway St.
  • Public transit
    Haymarket<br />North Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,844 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,844 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing. Wonderful service, incredible food and reasonably priced. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic North End dinning experience. Understandably busy however they do not rush you through your meal, which is quite enjoyable. 10/10

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  2. Michaelc

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent seafood pasta, prosciutto app and mussels were fantastic.

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  3. WesK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had to order apps with dinner could not order before while having drinks Service was very average as was the food

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  4. LYnnep

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious! Our server was great. Everything from sanitary to finish was wonderful I would highly recommend Monica’s so my family and friends.

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  5. MichaelR

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Monica’s. We picked up our son and his girlfriend at the airport and enjoyed a great dinner.

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  6. JerseyDad

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and well prepared. Service was very good. Enjoyed Monica's very much.

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  7. PaddyO

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Classic trattoria. A bit loud but it was Saturday night. Our server Jayne M was amazingly attentive and engaging.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was awesome, garlic bread, fried veal chop with arugula salad and a shrimp scampi dish,. Espresso martinis were also very tasty

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnificent food and a perfect place to talk and get out of the sound of the city

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious dinner! Loved the chicken parmigiana alla vodka and the meatballs. Would have loved if the bread was warm/fresh, but besides that everything was stellar!

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  11. SharonL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner! Throughly enjoyed! Will visit again next time in Boston.

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  12. bradr

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was bad and definitely not worth the high prices that we paid. Avoid this place!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good not great food. Loud as hell. Painfully. Nice ambience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Monica's. It is our go-to when we are in the North end, especially with our kids. They are always so welcoming to our entire family and it is always a wonderful meal!

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  15. KateR

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has a lovely time! Garlic bread special was very delicious. And we both liked our entrees

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  16. Alex

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and even better food. All of the staff were welcoming and extremely accommodating for us with our 11 month old baby.

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  17. RichW

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food- alla vodka and fried calamari were solid but unspectacular, the Salsiccia Toscana and tiramisu were outstanding. The service is very friendly.

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  18. AshleyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, and location was charming in Little Italy area of the North End. We were one of two couples in the restaurant, and, unfortunately, we were seated with one chair up against an active heater. There should have been at least 3-foot clearance, but chair was directly on the heater. It would have been nice to have been seated at one of the many open tables instead.

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  19. DEG5

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Seated promptly at reservation time. Food is very good but kitchen timing was off. Required by server to give full order at one time. Salad came out first, appetizer next. Had to box them both up after one bite as dinners came to the table too fast. Disappointed. Server was efficient and pleasant. Had eggplant appetizer, salad, calamari special and bolognese. All very good.

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  20. Mbsuds

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delish legit Italian - family owned restaurant. Loved the bolognese and tiramisu.

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  21. Mark

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Monica's and it was better than advertised. Fantastic food all around, great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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  22. SandraC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excelente servicio y comida, pero excesivamente ruidoso , nos costaba oír a nuestra camarera

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and overall experience. Highly recommended

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing! Thank you for making my partners birthday so wonderful, our waitress was so kind.

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  25. JulieP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Loved the whole experience and we will be back

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  26. MiaS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an amazing Valentine’s dinner at Monica’s! We ordered so much food, and everything was delicious! Good sized portions, and everything tasted fresh and well-seasoned. The chicken parm was probably the best cooked chicken cutlet we’ve ever had. I loved the pistachio martini, and we both devoured the roasted garlic bread, meatballs, and calamari for apps. Service was excellent! We’re already talking about going back again!

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  27. RosaE

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Been there many times … myself with my husband date nights to family fun . Will definitely be back again and again… first I go to st Leonard’s God Bless🙏

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  28. richard

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good as usual however the menu could have had several more options. Still enjoy going here.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite and a must stop at for dinner whenever I am in Boston for a conference

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
     love the place used to be my favorite place went there this past weekend not the same anymore it’s shame

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  31. Cyrinamcd

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early and were able to be seated right away. They were extremely busy, so entrees took a bit to come out, but everything was great!

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  32. JaniceG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect north end feeling!! Clean, and attention to every detail!

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  33. ChrisH

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine but the menu was limited. Staff was great.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! We ordered the antipasti, bolognese and salsiccia toscana.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the north end by far. Chicken parm alla vodka was unreal!!!!

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  36. MelissaB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner. We went early before a Bruins game and were seated promptly. It was a busy night and the tables felt a little too close together, but between the good drinks (great bar drinks) and delicious pasta, we weren’t bothered. The pasta, especially the gnocchi, were perfectly made and cooked. The carbonara and frutti del mare special were the stand outs. Overall highly recommend and we’ll be back!

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  37. KrisitnaM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the vodka chicken parm and the garlic bread. Meatballs were good, too. Wish they hadn’t been so stingy with the bread and garlic bread though

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  38. PhilipG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall disappointing. We had heard great things but our experience was not. Salads were not fresh and way too much salt. We had the Bolognese and it was not very good. Basically some noodles and ground beef in a watery sauce. Maybe just a bad night which happens to all places - but for us with all of the great choices in Little Italy, we wouldn't return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This place is coasting. Long wait for everything despite a reservation and people mostly finished. Food seemed pre-prepared (chicken parm was tough, pasta over-cooked). Noise level insanely loud. Servers untrained.

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  40. NancyRevereSt

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a really good experience there last night. Servers were busy, but kind and attentive. Tables were awfully tightly packed, which hurt the ambience a bit. Food was great. Lots of stairs everywhere, so caution for mobility challenged

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FAQs

Monica's Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 720-5472.

Monica's Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 1844 OpenTable diners.

Monica's Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monica's Trattoria

67 Prince St, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Salem
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Area Garage Parking: Commercial St., Cooper St., Causeway St.
  • Public transit
    HaymarketNorth Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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