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Monica's Trattoria, Boston, MA

Monica's Trattoria

4.6
4.6
1703 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Monica's Trattoria is 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 Executive Chefs, Pat and Frank Mendoza's 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."

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 720-5472

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Patrick and Frank Mendoza

  • 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 1,703 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Shannon

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food is mediocre compared to other places in the north end. Overall is just ok and overpriced. If it were amazing I would say it’s worth it but it’s just not there
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    2 hours and we never got our food and told them when we sat down we had a show to go to. They never gave us the food and then offered us to have it “to go”. We left with no food and no explanation. BAD!
  3. r

    richard

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here many times and always a good take.
  4. ST

    ShawnT

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monica's is my favorite North End restaurant - we eat here often and recommend it frequently. Always fun, fresh, and delicious - never had a bad meal or a poor experience.
  5. O

    Olivia

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am absolutely obsessed with this place! The food and staff are phenomenal and the ambiance is perfect for nearly any event! I will be back again soon for sure!
  6. SL

    SaraL

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t been here in over a year since they expanded and it was just as good as a year ago!! Service was exceptional! I got the scallops with a pesto cream sauce over squid ink homemade fettuccine and it was to die for!!!! Definitely recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was unbelievable. The best Italian I’ve had in the north end.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    our visit to boston. the restaurant was packed so it’s hard to criticize the long wait as food is made to order every dish was delicious.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We had to wait over 40 minutes to be seated, even with a reservation. The food was also not good. The lobster was over cooked and chewy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food I’ve ever had
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner was outstanding. Everything was perfect. Awesome service, delicious food, and great drinks.
  12. CG

    ChrisG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seated a little late but after that everything was fantastic. Cozy location with amazing food!
  13. l

    luv2brew

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined at Monica's on a Thursday night and it was full, and quite loud. The waitstaff was excellent and accommodated our time schedule (we were dining pre-concert) and special requests on the food we ordered. The food was delicious and well presented. I had the gnocchi with chicken instead of sausage, which was great. The spinach pasta another in our party had was excellent as well. Our only complaint is that the room is so lively that we had to shout in order to hear one another--some sound baffling would be a big help! We will definitely go back, despite the noise, as everything else was wonderful.
  14. DA

    DAKL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The pasta dishes were outstanding. Hard to find anything wrong with this lovely restaurant.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Everything was very expensive! Not sure it's worth the price. Also the acoustics in the restaurant were terrible and I could barely hear myself talking.
  16. RS

    RyanS

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food5service4ambience1
    The atmosphere was not what we were expecting or hoping for. The staff let a table take the iPad that controlled music, and they were playing it WAY too loud, and the music was more fitting for a night club, not a North End Restaurant around Christmas time. There was also someone who was visibly intoxicated that was interacting with this table and bumped into ours while we were eating. We notified the front desk about the music, which helped for about 5 minutes and then went back to the same. The food was incredible, and our server was amazing, which makes this a difficult review to write, as we would come back for that. The atmosphere ruined our experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was amazing!! Highly recommend!!
  18. ME

    MEC22

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The bolognese was the best I've ever had. The bruschetta appetizer and carbonara were also excellent. Great service and a lovely dining room. But when you read reviews about it being loud, they aren't kidding. SO LOUD. Could barely hear my dining partner.
  19. AD

    ADiner

    New England

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Monica’s. The restaurant is gorgeous and beautifully decorated for the holidays. It is a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. The service was impeccable- from being seated promptly, to receiving our food, etc. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was incredible!! The burrata bruschetta was the best I’ve ever had, and my family and I dine out at Italian places quite frequently. It was delicious! I had the bolognese, which honestly, was the best I’ve ever had. The parpadelle was cooked perfectly and the bolognese was fantastic. My friend had the cheese ravioli which she said was delicious. I will definitely go back and highly recommend Monica’s Trattoria!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Really bad service, took over a half hour to be sat even with reservation then over an hour for food. I felt like I was inconveniencing the staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice location. The Food was great and the service was excellent. A++++++
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous Italian dining in the North end. Great ambiance and all the classics you would want on the menu. And they take reservations, even better! Can get a bit loud if restaurant is full and music is playing loud.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food!! Delicious
  24. E

    Erin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and great atmosphere! Will definitely go back.
  25. A

    Angela

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my second time going back to Monica’s and it was absolutely delicious. I recently went in October and had been dying to get back there because it was so good. The food and drinks were awesome. Wait stuff is super friendly as well.
  26. BS

    BillS

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant. The service is attentive and friendly, the food is well-prepared, and the ambiance is comfortable and attractive.
  27. K

    Kelsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding & the staff was very attentive. Great date night spot!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere! Best in the North End!!
  29. CP

    CarolineP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were from out of state, everything was exceptional but the noise level. Would have appreciated it being down a little.
  30. MW

    MichaelW

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff was great and food was good. Loud group next to us as we went before a Bruins game so probably isn’t usually that loud. Server was great.
  31. MB

    MarkinBoston

    Belgium

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first visit. Brought some friends to try the delicious food! They made me something off the menu, fantastic!!! Look forward to visiting again very soon! SERVERS AMAZING!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and all around experience. I have eaten at both Monica’s restaurants in the North End and they are always great. From someone who is 100% Italian, grew up on family meals and just came back from Italy, I really enjoyed Monica’s and would recommend it to anyone who likes Italian food.
  33. JA

    JessicaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and drinks were all amazing! The quality did not disappoint. The only complaint was the waitress seemed either new or like she didn’t care much. Did not check in or offer suggestions. That would be our only complaint
  34. MG

    MoeGav

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, drinks were yummy (martini with blue cheese stuffed olives were a nice touch) Restaurant was busy, which was great to see, and very loud due to tight table seatings and brick walls
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere food, and drinks. We enjoyed the Bruschetta Buratta and Beef Meatball appetizers and the Veal Pamesean, Sausage Gnocci, and Papardelle Bolognese and all were delicious. There was even a mistake and the wrong veal dish was brought and they let us have both of them. Would highly recommend!
  36. LC

    LaurenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience. We are from out of town and would come back again
  37. S

    Sarah5

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I know that I will always get a delicious meal at Monica's! Went on Saturday night, and it was so fun and the restaurant was energetic, as expected! Only comment was that my date and I were seated so close to other tables it felt like we were all seated together. But that's normal in North End restaurants, and part of the experience! Chicken Parm was amazing - a must order!
  38. JC

    JC2172

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, but it’s a busy spot with tight quarters, making it more difficult to have a conversation at lower levels. The Pappardelle Bolognese was DELICIOUS!!! Brooke was a great hostess and took good care of us!
  39. PB

    PBL6

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was recommended to Monica’s by a bartender at another establishment. Was spot on and perfect place. Great location, ambiance, food was delicious and service was outstanding. Will pass along the recommendation to others.
  40. CD

    CDEB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    Very noisy restaurant hard to have a conversation without shouting . Risotto was very salty . Service good. Not good value for money . Will not recommend or return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 1703 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
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, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Patrick and Frank Mendoza

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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