Vinoteca di Monica

4.7
2583 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. We would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother came to visit Boston. This was her last meal with me and it was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner prior to TD Garden show. Never disappointed with the food and service here. It's authentic fresh Italian food with so much flavor!

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Maswey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

One of our favorites, but our server was not up to the quality we have always enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a favorite. Really great choices on a varied but not overwhelmingly large menu. French toast was the best I’ve ever had and my two guests loved the lobster roll and the Bruin’s Lumby. Always recommend for visiting friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I took my parents here for an early thanksgiving dinner and the food was amazing!! There were plenty of vegetarian-friendly options. I had the mushroom ravioli (pictured below) and it was so delicious. The service was decent

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Mhritz
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and the fresh homemade pasta was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

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Phil
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, and service was excellent

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BridgetG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was perfect, yet food was just so-so. It was bland, except where it was too salty and there were ingredients missing from simple dishes. It's a great location, but also hard to hear one another with the noise level and the proximity of the tables nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Four of us…pappardelle needed more bolognese…server did bring it. Bruschetta and Bibb salad delicious.
Haddock piccata delicious…the chicken Marsala? Not so much…assumed boneless breast chicken…came boneless but statler style with skin and leg…never had it served like this! Not my favorite at all.
Servers all very attentive.

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glenp
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter ( Matt) helped with some recommendations for wine, and food entrees. They were all great. Lobster ravioli superb! Really enjoyed everything. Would recommend…and some meals can be had for $30-32. Pretty big choice of menu items as well.

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Beth1
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was delicious from short ribs to pasta to the best pizza ever
Only negative was I ordered a soup and salad and they brought salad first cuz I did not say bring both as my meal together and do I had to eat while the others had no good yet! There were 4 of us! I was so mad abs asked waitress to bring all foods ASAP but it was another 10 minutes of eating my lunch alone

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SteveG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a perfect evening. Phenomenal food, awesome service, fun atmosphere and fabulous friends!

JM
vipJenniferM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service- Pedro was great!

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vipbarbarah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always sensational. We love it here! Service is outstanding, food is unbeatable. This is our "go to" North End restaurant and has been for years. Great bar as well. There are a lot of choices in the area - but this is one of the best.

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PMehta
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatyana was very helpful. We were a group of six. Food and ambience were just perfect for a relaxing dinner with friend.

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MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a reliable choice for quantity and quality of food.

JS
JebS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 3 course lunch menu on a quiet Monday. The service was attentive and each course was great plus a fine glass of Nebbiolo. The adjacent shop has the best fresh pasta, cheeses and salami. Will definitely be back for a dinner. Highly recommended.

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Cobblerx2
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great location. Our lunch was outstanding, we watched them walk pasta from their shop down the street. Hard to get fresher than that. Only complaint, is there weren't more meatballs on the sub we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with delicious handmade pasta. I am from NYC and usually go up to Arthur Ave for great pasta and I was not at all disappointed. Desserts were also yummy. Would recommend to anyone visiting Boston

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vipCourtneyM
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal!! Our go-to when visiting Boston.

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Steveinacton
New England
57 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions were not too large. Service was fine. Dinners arrived separately and felt a little haphazard. Pasta was fresh. We had eggplant haddock seafood pasta and bolognese. All good. 90 minute cap was tight. Couldn’t have done it with apps and dessert. The check was brought at 88 minutes. They literally said to get the next booking in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience3

Food was delicious and the server was wonderful. However, the host that seated us was rude and ruined our whole experience. After 3 of us spent over $400 on food and drinks with a 4:30pm seating time, he continually came back to our table to ensure that we left after our meal was finished (8 times) even as there were numerous open tables in the restaurant. We finally left around 6:30pm and noted atleast 10 open tables at the restaurant. Had to wonder whether they had an issue with the fact the we were a table of gay patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had reservations for my date and I @ 8:45pm Friday night. Didn’t get seated till 9:30 so clear overbooking. But did not mind it the ambiance its self is worth it. Food was delicious and the service top notch. I would recommend you serve the people with reservations waiting hot chocolates, coffee etc. something to keep them warm while they wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Great food. Busy night so slow service.

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vipdonfromwestborough
New England
58 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First, it was good to see the restaurant (and the North End, in general) bustling. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. All the pastas are made in house. Good selections of appetizers. Many seafood (with pasta) options. All Italian wine list (there are a couple of exceptions but 95+% Italian).
Took my wife, daughter and her husband. Split the antipasto, a couple of salads and each of us had a main course, one bottle of wine and one drink. Bill including 20% tip was just under $300. Decent value for the quality and quantity of the food. Every table was taken (6:30 reservation) and when we left there were several people waiting for a table. Good idea to make a reservation.

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vipBackBayLoyal
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being in Northern Italy! Extensive menu with lots of unusual items not on every menu in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was 10/10. So fresh and delicious! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday! Great first time experience, server Luis was attentive and everyone loved their dish!

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vipSSICouple
Savannah
65 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience. We would definitely recommend and return. Thanks.

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EricT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is third time I've eaten here and it's just as good as the 1st time. The food is amazing. Every waiter/waitress I've had here has been attentive and informative. They know the menu really well. Highly recommend for any occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and the food is just like having a meal in Italy❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Average food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! From starters to dessert flawless. Thank you for making my 63rd Birthday such a memorable experience. This is why we wanted to be in the North End of Boston and Vinoteca did Monica never disappoints.

Will be back next time we are in Boston.

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AnnB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly accomodating staff. We were not able to find parking and were somewhat late for our reservation but they were so understanding and we got a wonderful table, got excellent service from 2 very capable folks. The food was outstanding.

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Friends
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vinoteca di Monica’s! Our food was delicious & the service was great…what more could you ask for? Maybe a great pear martini cause they had that as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please is always INCREDIBLE! Best restaurant in Boston, bottom line…

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and personable! Food was absolutely delicious! Definitely will return

MP
MeaghanP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine was excellent! Our server was so great; very nice, attentive, and even went above and beyond checking everything with my allergies. Excellent place!

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 2583 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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