Vinoteca di Monica

4.8
2234 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2234 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very quaint and cozy. The food and drinks were delicious. Lobster ravioli and truffle gnocchi with prosciutto and sweet peas. We were seated too close to the next table in a small corner but other tables in the middle of the dining room were decently separated. The service was excellent!

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vipASON
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant with great people and amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I read so many great reviews, but was very disappointed! Good food.. but there is better elsewhere in the North End for cheaper.

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vipAmyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be the restaurant I recommend to friends in the North End!

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vipbarbarah
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch! A must if you are looking for a North End brunch! Excellent service, food & atmosphere. Have been several times for brunch and would highly recommend. Good mix between breakfast & lunch items to choose from. Our go to place for brunch, dinner and drinks when visiting the North End.

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samarav
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants I travel all the way from New Hampshire to go here just for breakfast it’s amazing the service is amazing and they’re so very kind and you get her book reservations and I’ve never had a problem with any of it I definitely recommend this restaurant

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vipCaroline
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the North End. You quite literally cannot go wrong here. Must haves: mushroom crepe appetizer (just do it), lobster rav, and truffle gnocchi if they have it. Love love love everything and the staff is the best.

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PamL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! Freaking delicious! We will be back.

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vipBeckyJ
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Italian food for a great price with a nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were outstanding. Our server gave us recommendations for the wine and main course that were spot on. People I work with have been here as well and loved it. this was a return visit for us.

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CambridgeRo
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, friendly and attentive staff. The pre-dinner cocktails were quite tasty. It was nice to eat fresh pasta made next door and the wine selection was pretty vast.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, great options, food was delicious and we loved the flower beds outside and Bloody Mary brunch deal!

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LaurenC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit; the food was delicious food and the service was excellent. A very nice experience all around.

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vipJaneG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great as always. Best gnocchi in Boston.

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vipnicko
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood stew was fantastic. One of our best meals in little Italy!

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PatriceN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monica's on Richmond Street is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants!!!
The food, service, servers including Paola and Phil and the chefs are amazing!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is perfect and they have heaters! Of course the food and service are fantastic as ALWAYS! Love This North end Gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at this restaurant for a date, and couldn't have been happier with the experience. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu, and we had a great table that was very quiet. Would recommend!

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PeterM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely fantastice. Our meals were cooked to perfection. Service was very attentative. We have dined there before and it just seems to get better each time we go there.

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vipPayalC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant outside of Italy!!!

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KathyR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster ravioli was excellent and so was the beef ravioli with red sauce. We had a nice table by the window and the service was excellent even when my son knocked over his water glass and it broke. Would highly recommend.

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vipRitagonz
New England
199 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Well, we were sitting outside, so it will be noisy! And a gust of wind blew our umbrella almost stabbing the lady behind me. Food service was horrendously slow, but Paola's service was IMPECCABLE as is her delightful personality and professionalism. Vinoteca Di Monica's pasta ALWAYS impresses. We also ordered the fried artichoke hearts... worth coming back for! (although this is my 3rd or 4th visit, yes, worth driving from Hudson, Ma to enjoy a beautiful meal, great wine list). Just don't get here with no time to spare. They are not fast food.

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Will
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Had the carbonara and pumpkin ravioli, would recommend both. Fair prices for a north end restaurant. Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, service, experience. Would definitely go back.

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vipdollyj
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent can’t wait to go back

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pastalover
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and very friendly and helpful staff. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was really fun- the restaurant is on a cute little narrow street that gives European vibes. We ordered the sausage pizza, mushroom crepe, bruschetta, and the bolognese and they were all fantastic!

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vipChadC
New England
99 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch is worth the trip, even if it weren’t for the &6 Bloody Marys. Try the breakfast carbonara and you’ll find yourself in food heaven.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and accommodating. The food was delicious as was the service. During the pandemic it’s difficult to feel completely comfortable dining out. This restaurant was clean, followed all guidelines and we were happy we made the choice to come here for a Birthday celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, reasonably priced, and authentic cuisine. Food was served promptly and the service was attentive. I will be recommending this place to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To start our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. She made us feel comfortable by wearing her mask properly and by setting up a clean table with wrapped utensils and fresh glasses. While taking out order she waited for questions and answered them patiently. It made all the difference.
The wine and then the food came out in a timely manner. And the food was delicious. I do wish the tomatoes were more red and juicy but I know you have to deal with what is delivered. It was still very tasty.
We had the shrimp app and the sauce was wonderful. 4 medium size shrimp for the appetizer. Small but tasty.
We both had the spaghetti with clams ( alle vongele rossa) and really enjoyed it. It is one of our favorites and hoped it would not disappoint since we have had it at many other wonderful restaurants in Italy. It did not disappoint.
We sat inside but the outdoor seating looked just as inviting. I did worry about the chill so selected the indoor seating.

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

Delicious food!! Was up lovely outside

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

⛽️🦾😤😈😛🤤 (crepes)

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TorieS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service from our waiter. The wine and drink recommendations were perfect. All of our meals were absolutely amazing and authentic.

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vipJenniferT
New England
68 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than table spacing, one of the few places that truly didn't feel very different during COVID. Service and food were both still excellent. Lobster ravioli is AMAZING. Excellent dinner. We ate inside next to an open window which was perfect. Lovely evening.

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vipjessicah
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic as usual and the food delicious! The artichoke stems were a lovely appetizer.

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vipMaryL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed eating outside on the patio. I felt very safe and it was a fun environment. The food was delicious (I had the pasta ribbons with calamari) and our server was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Incredibly light and fluffy gnocchi. The seafood zuppa with half lobster came with an 8oz salmon filet, along with haddock, clams, mussels and calamari, but the tomato broth was bland.

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vipNYCexpat
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, top notch and pasta abs service still amazing

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Dodge
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Wonderful food, world class service and cool vibe. We had Paula as a waitress and she could not have been better!!!

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

Vinoteca di Monica is rated 4.8 stars by 2234 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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