This was the first time being back to the restaurant after the renovation. The restaurant was beautiful, but the noise level was so loud I couldn’t even hear my date. It was extremely disappointing.
Great restaurant for fresh pasta and great wine. Perfect if you want to sit at the bar and watch the game, too.
Monica's has been my favorite North End restaurant for years. The newly renovated and expanded restaurant is beautiful, roomy and has a bar and an open kitchen. However, the best thing about the new Monica's is that the food and service have not changed...the food is exceptional and the Waite staff is awesome.
Great expanded space. Love all the exposed brick. Nice warm lighting. Mustvtry tge sweet potato gnocchi!
The new remodel is young and urban. The food was always great but now it's amazing.
First time back here since their renovations and it was amazing. The restaurant itself is so much bigger and the bar is beautiful! My boyfriend and I got the burrata bruschetta appetizer which was great. For dinner we shared the fettuccini Nero that tasted even better than we remembered and the mushroom ravioli! We sadly didn’t save room for dessert but we saw other tables enjoying tiramisu that looked lovely. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious, and overall we had a wonderful date night out. Keep it up Monica’s glad to see you back!
This used to be one of my favorite places before the renovation. I don't know what happened, but this visit was one of the worst dining experiences I've had. The food came out at odd times. One app came out 2min before half the entrees. It took another 15min to get the last entree on the table. The food was the quality of an all inclusive resort in Cancun. The service was equally as bad. This was an important business outing and we all left with a bad taste in our mouth…literally.
Waited 2 hours for apps and 3+ hours for food
We had to wait 15 minutes despite having a reservation. We waited about an hour for our food after ordering. No one in our area of the restaurant has food for a period of about 45 minutes. Food was not worth an hour wait, no acknowledgement of the long wait was made.
Food took over 1.5 hours for an entree! Multiple tables around me had issues as well. Had people come into the restaurant and leave as they realized how disorganized the restaurant was from a service standpoint.
Terrible experience. People next to us spilt an entire bottle of wine on my girlfriend and her meal and the waitress did nothing about it. Still had to pay for the entire meal. Very disappointed how it was handled.
As always, Monicas did not disappoint! They finally put my favorite meal on the menu as a regular dish, as it was a "special" for over 2 years. The newly renovated space is MUCH bigger. The original had some charm to it with very limited seating. Now it is quite loud, but at least there is more room to move. Exposed brick walls and ability to see the chef in action is a great plus. My favorite spot in the North End!
Besides the fact that the place is deafening with a few tables full, the service was abysmal - I think they totally forgot our appetizers - Sat their for over an hour waiting. The calamari was probably the worst I have ever had. The chicken was so overkilled and saturated in oil - Their sides? They should be embarrassed to serve such a sad portion. Really an unfortunate experience all around - Will not go back here
We went for my daughters 14th birthday on a Saturday night. All the food we ordered was great. The staff was very friendly but clearly spread thin and it seemed like everything was running behind - we had to wait for water glasses to be cleaned. Also very noisy. Overall, the food was worth it but maybe a weekday when less busy would be better.
We had to wear our coats because the windows were so drafty. The entrees took over an hour to show up. Only after telling the waitstaff that we were about to leave did the plates magically appear. The food was average at best. In the spirit of finding something positive, our waitress was wonderful and was constantly trying to accommodate for a substandard establishment.
Meal was excellent. Service a little slow, but not intolerable. We would go back again.
Amazing and delicious. I've always been a fan of Monica's Mercado across the street and this place was so nice to sit eat all the wonderful food.
This is not only the best restaurant in the North End... but the entire city. What a beautiful new spot - lucky to have a place like this in our city!
Waitress was super nice. The rest of my party showed up late and she remained friendly the whole time. Caprese appetizer was lights out. Main dish (veal) was also top notch. Highly recommend.
Horrible since remodel. Not the same restaurant
Just recently opened after completing a remodel - so glad to have tried it here. Small and unassuming from the outside but step inside and be prepared to be delighted. Great wine list and full bar with some delicious cocktails! You can also enjoy the full menu at the bar. Menu has some italian staples and many staples with a twist! All the pasta is home made - the orecchiette with rabe and shrimp was delicious, the mushroom ravioli was fresh and flavorful and the linguine with clam sauce was also very good and had a good amount of clams in the dish. We started with the olive and cheese appetizer - generous portion for three of us to share. No dessert this time but we will be back!
Great. Glad they have reopened
Unfortunately, when we arrived at the restaurant for a special occasion dinner, which we had planned months in advance, the place was boarded up!
Would have been nice to hear from Open Table or the restaurant ahead of time to let us know.
Quite an embarrassment and inconvenience.
I made reservations in February for a date night on March 11th. We were really looking forward to trying out this restaurant. We show up at our reserved and confirmed time through open table only to find that the restaurant was closed due to renovations. I did not receive ANY notice that they were closed. Their website does not say they are closed. Thankfully we were able to salvage the night by going to another restaurant close by who had availability. Why would you be accepting reservations when you are closed due to renovations?
The sweet potato gnocchi was amazing. I would get it again.
Our waitress completely forgot to put in our food order. We waited almost 30 minutes just for our appetizer. Got a quick "sorry!" but would have been nice to have had a bit more sympathetic response or at least have it taken off our bill.
Had dined here in the past and had an enjoyable experience so booked a table for Valentine's Day. The restaurant was over crowded, loud, and generally hectic. The server didn't bother to greet us when we sat down, acted annoyed by our presence, and service remained atrocious throughout the night. Food was bland and lacking in quality on all fronts, and server had zero knowledge of the wine list or menu to offer us. This was a very steep price to pay for such a disappointing experience.
Been to the restaurant many times. It was just ok this time. It was a slow snowy night so the good news is our reservation was honored on time. I ordered the pesto pasta with scallops which I have had before. The temperature was not piping hot is was closer to warm than hot and it was not seasoned well at all... it was bland. So I was disappointed. The bread was not as fresh as usual either. With all the choices in the North End I don't think I will make this my go to anymore.
Nice little Italian restaurant in the North End. Good, basic Italian fare. Everything we ordered was good, but nothing was exceptional. Service was very warm and friendly.
Overall still impresses, very consistent and top notch food and service
Everything was crazy delicious!
This is one of my favorite spots in the North End. It's incredibly small, so make sure you make a reservation as I would imagine they can't accommodate many walk ins. The wine list is very reasonably priced, which I appreciate. They had a bottle of Chianti on the menu for $20...the whole bottle. $20. But the food is really the star. All of the pasta is homemade and delicious. It's fortifying without feeling heavy. Monica's is one of those places that you truly feel satisfied after the meal.
The food is Excellent...The wait staff is FABULOUS!
Quaint & cozy...
Dinner was good, service was good...this is the 2nd time in Month that they have been out of Tiramisu by 8:30pm...a regular item on their dessert menu.
A friend recommended this place and we have no regrets!! Amazing food in a great setting.
Had the waitress not been so pushy about trying to get us out of the restaurant it would have been a much more pleasurable experience. We are cultured people, so to have her whip away plates before we were finished and hover like a helicopter I might have been able to enjoy myself a little more. The restaurant was too noisy due to the crowded space, it being a small restaurant. The food was pretty good, main dishes a little high for some of the pasta, but it was fine. We felt so rushed we went elsewhere for dessert. A shame. We did not overstay our reservation at all.
The food was amazing. It's a pretty small place, so if there are only a few people there you can definitely hear each other's conversation.
I am always satisfied with a fabulous meal, good wine, and terrific service. I have never been disappointed
Monica's never disappoints! We always bring out of town guests there for authentic Italian and we always walk away happy.
In a word, "yum!" Trattoria di Monica is snugly fit into the heart of the North End. This sweet little space and the sounds of the kitchen add to the conviviality that accompanies what is always a great Italian meal.
Husband went for a favorite chicken dish and wife had the shrimp special. The ingredients couldn't be fresher and the taste tastier. Service was warm, friendly and attentive. Great evening!