Monica's Trattoria

4.7
1577 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Monica's Trattoria is located in the heart of Boston's North End. At the corner of Prince and Salem Streets, you will find this 49 seat candlelit dining room with a full-bar, beautiful brick walls, and a modern twist.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very charming, modern feel inside. The service was great, as was the food. My boyfriend and I split the Burrata Bruschetta, He got the Lobster Fettuccine, I got the Gnocchi di Spanaci, they were both delicious!

BC
BettinaC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress Annina was great and both knowledgeable and helpful ordering.. love the restaurant have been quite a few times we will return

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newfoodie5
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress great! Service excellent. Food good

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vipCarly
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Monica's is one of my favorite places I always go back to! Love every dish here!!!

PW
PaulW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the north end. This has becomes my families go to place.

MJ
vipMJFin
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant outdoor dining. A bit odd to sit on the street but it is a quiet street and Monica's does a nice job. Food is outstanding and service was attentive and friendly.

CS
CatherineS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server Kalynn was very attentive, friendly and pleasant! The food was very delicious - all 5 members of our party were satisfied with their meals. I believe the food runner was one of the owners - he was very engaging and entertaining - an absolute bonus to the already positive dining experience. We will definitely reserve at Monica's again!

HL
vipHeatherL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was not what it use to be was a but disappointed.

SD
ShannonD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommended by a friend. Great food and drinks! Patio and indoor seating available!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot. Frankie is the man and oozes quality

MB
vipMB1832
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Went twice last week: once for work, once with friends. Both times the food was so good and for the right price. The house wine (Cab) is so good for 42$ a bottle, keep that forever. We will always come back for great value. They also allowed us to order off the menu for anything we wanted. We will be back!

PR
PRREICHERTS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful dinner with friends on Friday night! (9/2/2020). We sat inside and the tables were socially distant. We felt safe and comfortable. And the food was fantastic! Inside was air conditioned and the noise level was so low we actually had great conversations at our table! Always a favorite of ours. Will never miss a trip to the area without going to Monica’s for dinner!

AM
AmyM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant ever. Love watching the chef and staff. Food is delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was amazing. The waitress was proactive and very pleasant. She was training someone and that person is going to be great. The food was wonderful. Ate outside and it was definitely entertaining and unfortunately noisy but not your fault.

MG
vipMartinG
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food is superb! Homemade pasta prepared perfectly. I'm from Chicago but will go out of my way to go back. Highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice patio dining away from the crowds of Hanover Street (but just around the corner). Service was excellent. Appetizers were really good. Dinner was just OK but maybe that is because I ate too many yummy appetizers! I would definitely go again.

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vipdrcol
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was lovely

PB
vipPeterB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monica's Trattoria continues to be the epitome of the Boston North End dining experience. The owners, host and hostesses, servers, and chef were all extremely welcoming and constantly available to each table. Definitely highly recommend. My teenage son loved everything as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and our server Rachel was very nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was amazing and attentive and kept our drinks full. Oh yeah good was awesome too

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vipftsmjs
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dinning in the age of Covid-19 is a challenge. Monica's was an okay Italian restaurant. The place was mostly empty because of the virus restrictions on dinning.

The food was average. While the tomato sauce on my pasta was delicious, the pasta wasn't as al dente as I would have liked. My wife's scallop dish was also delicious--scallops perfectly cooked. The salad was very good and while the lemon cake was really good, the tiramisu was just average. Service was very good. All and all it was a nice meal.

I should note it was our anniversary and we were greeted with two glasses of prosecco. Nice touch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Carbonara is a must have. Antipasto is the go too appetizer. Nice to sit outside.

T
Tisha
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful night! Great job at keeping COVID safe. Thank you.

KQ
KevinQ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the North End. Great food, outside dining is fantastic as it is on a quiet street compared to Salem and Hanover.

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Im4fun
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food is fantastic and the wait staff are wonderful. It is small and noisy but worth it!

AJ
AJ13
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, but noisy and close quarters. We went for an anniversary dinner and didn’t realize how close we would be to our fellow diners. Not really the best place for a quiet, romantic meal, but a great meal nonetheless!

NH
NancyH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service: excellent
Wine: delish
Meal: savory
Great start to our date-night!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always. Can’t wait till they open back up.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service!

JM
JenniferM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Food tasted like it had been prepared quickly (pasta hard) and we were crammed in next to each other. Very very loud in there. They rushed us out as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here a few times it never disappoints.

BC
BryanC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent and I thought our waiter was great. However, we felt we were getting rushed out the door a bit with the way they tried to move our order along. It was Valentine's Day and we really wanted to relax and enjoy the evening. Not sure if it was because of the sheer amount of people out for dates that night, but it did bother us a bit and likely will make us not want to try them again despite the food being really good.

EG
EatGoodFood
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Italian food we've had in a very long time or maybe in our lives. It was phenomenal. Service was attentive yet approachable and not too overzealous. Food was impeccable and a major highlight.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The atmosphere and the food are we exceptional.

GM
GinaM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food & service - perfect killer north end place- it’s loud and tight but not unlike most places in the north end. We will be back

EM
EllenM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great seat by the window and the whole experience was what you go to the North End for. The food was great and the price was not cheap but definitely worth it.

CS
vipCaseyS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, drinks were expensive, we sat on the bar side of the restaurant which was quite loud... overall great experience!

RM
vipRexM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice to get off Hanover and Salem streets and enjoy a good meal. Very cool interior with an open kitchen, great food, friendly staff.

JK
JacquelynK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food that’s cooked to order would highly recommend

FAQs

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

Monica's Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 1577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.