Vinoteca di Monica

4.7
2464 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood, VINOTECA di MONICA serves Rustic Regional Italian cuisine and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award for one of the largest Selections of Italian wines in the city.

You no longer need to travel to Italy to experience the marriage between regional Italian food and wine. The menu focuses on the preservation of traditional regional dishes, with an unpretentious dedication to the true flavors that make regional Italian cuisine so popular.

The art of pasta and bread making are carried out daily, for your sampling, where the freshest ingredients is an everyday affair. VINOTECA di MONICA is the result of Monica’s Restaurant evolution and our passion for the Italian culture and the big role food and wine plays in its preservation.

Brought to you by the Mendoza Iturralde Family
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeborahS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. I wish I could go back every day.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Great atmosphere, menu and service. Delicious wine as well.

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Sean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An amazing place with outstanding staff! The food and drinks were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a discrepancy on my bill and I thought my waiter was rude about it

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

It is very loud , tables are very close together
We ordered one appetizer and main pasta dish . Our order was put in at 7:48pm , we did not get our main pasta dish till 9:20 pm . They were very backed up in the kitchen . Waiter came around very infrequently .
He finally have me a free glass of wine because wait was so long . I had white clam sauce and pasta . Minimal flavor and few clams .
Would not recommend this place unfortunately .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! They have gluten free pasta that was so amazing I thought they made a mistake and gave me regular pasta! We weren’t rushed. It was a great experience!

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vipLittlelivey
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made a last minute Friday night reservation. When we arrived we were immediately seated in the high top bar area. Once seats opened up at the bar we asked to switch and the staff was very accommodating. Drinks and dinner were fantastic and the service was great. Covid precautions throughout for the staff. Highly recommend.

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AllisonW
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food!! All the pasta was freshly made on site, and it was so delicious. Great options for vegetarians! A perfect spot for a date night or a family meal.

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KevinF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff was rude when we asked to sit out outside. Said no tables open even though there were tables open when we got there and left. Food was bad. Service rushed us. They charge per soda. Out of all the Italian restaurants in the area it would not be hard to find a better place to eat.

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vipRisaP
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. The Gnudi, Eggplant Parmigiana, Pear and Walnut Salad, Ricotta Polpette. Great friendly service. Couldn’t understand why so many sitting across the street at another restaurant which looked super touristy and didn’t get good reviews. Monica’s was superb. Highly recommend. Prix fixe $30 lunch was a bargain.

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vipLarryK
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to visit Monica’s restaurant. Lunch was delightful, the food was to die for, and the service was great. What more could you ask for.

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BostonBaldy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent homemade pasta

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MellisaC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Sat us right next to kitchen and servers area. They should get rid of that table. Really did not enjoy hearing the waiters talk and the clanging of dirt dishes and glasses.

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vipLauraM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We all enjoyed each of our dishes, including the truffle gnocchi and lobster ravioli.

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foodlover
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, went there three years ago when we were in Boston and loved it so much we came back. Still the same great food and same great service

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Anna
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful area of town. So picturesque. Waitstaff was nice but a little slow. We weren’t in a hurry so it was fine.

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vipbgourmand
New England
287 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside, which was pleasant. The menu is large enough to offer interesting choices for everyone. Our server made a mistake with one order, but kindly replaced it and was gracious about it. The tajarin with peas and prosciutto was delicious!

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LoriS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect with delicate food and relaxing and inviting ambiance. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable Le if the menu and conscientious of food allergies.

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Larue
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good fish and pasta. Bread was average and served with a strange sauce instead of olive oil. Salad greens average.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious! The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely go back again.

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mamabeth57
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start with a charcuterie board, have the egg battered artichokes as an appetizer, and ANY of the seconds and pastas next. Lobster ravioli and short rib polenta are absolute favorites! Don't forget tiramisu for dessert. It's to die for!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was AMAZING! Our waitress Al Bona was so kind and helpful when it came to choosing what to eat on the large menu. The fresh pasta was some of the best pasta I have ever had. I will definitely be going back!

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KTandfamily
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, drinks and service again!! We love this place!

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vipEddieC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and cocktails. This is now my go to restaurant in The north end. Can’t wait to return.

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CarlD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a very nice meal outside on a nice night. Staff was friendly and wanted to please and food was authentic and very good. 👍
5 stars for the price point.

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vipPamI
New England
36 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noisy on a very full Friday night but thrilled to see the crowds (and long-time staff) back. Great food and service as always.

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SandraO
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a lovely restaurant and night out. The homemade pasta is wonderful. It was our first night back in the North End after the pandemic and such a wonderfully welcoming place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and this is the best food in the North End.

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vipDiva
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Waiter was great - knowledgeable, accommodating and conversational. Support staff did a wonderful job.
Food was excellent - we each got something different. Give Monica's a try. You will be glad you did.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Stopped in for a quick, light lunch. Shared small plates with my spouse. Both the mushrooms & the scallop appetizers were delightful. Wine recommendation was excellent.

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vipMaryP
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cute restaurant in a vibrant area. I enjoyed my meal, entree was tasty and dessert was ok. Reasonably priced for Boston, I would absolutely go back. Had both indoor and outdoor seating. Wait staff was pleasant and no complaints about service or timeliness.

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RobinA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific meal as always. Specials were delicious. Ambiance is lively and service was very good. We will return.

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PattiJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in from Philadelphia for an anniversary trip. This was a wonderful recommendation from a trusted foodie Bostonian. I would drive back from Philly just for the mushroom bruschetta and the carbonara alone! Everything was yummy!

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CBMKBM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally able to get to Boston, from Maine. Our first thought for dinner was Vinotecca di Monica. Always delicious and always consistent, we were not disappointed! Can’t wait to go back! Love, love!

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urbdine
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cannot go wrong with any of the dishes at Monica’s especially the house made pasta. Extensive wine list and nice outdoor seating for the North End

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vipanthonyr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Great vibe! highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, as always! Our waitress was so sweet.

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vipDave
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Tajarin pasta with black truffle was great! Philip our server was Excellent!!

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ChipsC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a nice time sitting outdoors on a Sunday afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
90 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here for dinner, but not brunch, and not since COVID. It was great to be back. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Would have been nice to have some bread with it.

FAQs

Vinoteca di Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 227-0311 ext. 1.

Vinoteca di Monica is rated 4.7 stars by 2464 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.

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