About Vinoteca di Monica
Located in the heart of the North End, VINOTECA di MONICA is Chef Jorge Mendoza-Iturralde latest culinary venture with an emphasis on 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 its chef‘s passion for the Italian culture and the big role food and wine plays in its preservation. Reservations Recommended.
Boston, MA 02109
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, Saturday & Sundays: 4:00pm - Midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking directly across the street.
Validated Parking at Parcel 7 Garage. 136 Blackstone St Boston, MA 02109 Phone: (617) 973-6954 (On the corner of Sudbury St. and Congress St.)
Haymarket, Gov't Center & Aquarium
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private space available.
Private Party Contact:
Jorge Mendoza: (617) 227-0311
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vinoteca di Monica Ratings and Reviews
Recently visited Vinoteco di Monica to celebrate my birthday. My husband and I had a lovely little table tucked into a window nook, and it was like we had our own little room. I loved it! Food was good, wine was yummy, tho my husband ordered a double espresso after dinner and said it was quite weak.
We had a wonderful dinner last Saturday evening celebrating our grandsons 22nd birthday!! The rice and cheese square served with the salmon my husband ordered was one of a kind and very delicious!!! The home
Add pasta with my veal parm was amazing!! The chicken stuffed pasta one grandson ordered amazing ... we never saw it prepared like that before. Our only disappointment is that nothing special was done for our grandsons birthday!
Came here before our New Years Eve gala, had a wonderful dinner with my boyfriend, my friend, and her date. We all loved the food and really enjoyed the service. The waitress was kind and knowledgeable of the menu, as well as the staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall 10/10!
P.S - should note that my boyfriend lived in Italy for a year and my friend’s date is Italian and they were completely amazed at how authentic the food tasted! A real slice of Italian cuisine!
Happy New Year! My wife and I had a nice dinner on New Year's Eve. The asparagus/fried egg appetizer was delicious. Caesar salad was fresh. Our entrees, Ravioli and deconstructed chicken lasagna were tasty. The sauce was very nice. We enjoyed a nice bottle of Barolo and our desserts, crème brulee and chocolate torte were great. A glass of limoncello capped the night. I had the clear limoncello while my wife had t a creamier version. I found hers a little too sweet.
This place is amazing!! We went for dinner on Saturday night and everything tasted so good. I got the linguini pomodoro and my boyfriend got the spaghetti aglio e olio, a favorite dish of his, and this blew him away. The wine we got was delicious as well and our server Paola was the perfect level of attentive, not intrusive but never absent when we needed her. We’ll definitely be back!
We had a meal there 4 years ago with friends & had always planned to return. Our return visit did not disappoint! We had actually tried to eat there 3 weeks ago with out doing open table & faced over 2 hour wait. We loved our meals, the wine list is an Italian adventure & the staff attentive, professional & knowledgeable. It is one of our North End favorites!
We were there on 12 /21/17. Great food , as always, but the sever seemed rushed and annoyed. She forgot my desert and only returned to bring the check . This was a special holiday dinner and we were disappointed by the service , overall. The three stars is generous
Interior of the restaurant is nice, but we ended up being seated in the bar area - I would have preferred in the restaurant, ambiance was better (we did have reservations). Had a sparkling drink, had nice flavor but was warm, and a Sangria, which had a very strong alcohol taste (didn't taste like a Sangria). I had linguine with seafood, mussels were very fresh, only one scallop, all and all could have had more flavor. My husband had gnocchi and really enjoyed it. Probably wouldn't go back given all the other options.
Food was delicious. Was not the typial mediocre italian red sauce joint that is prevalent in the North End. We had some yummy cocktails. I had an old fashion...but it was not made with a Luxardo.....come on its the North End...use the good Italian cherries.
We started with imported buffalo mozzerella topped with sweet roasted peppers and smoky grilled eggplant and San Marzano stewed tomoatoes. ALl 3 were incredibly scrumptious I had the haddock which was very flavorful in a white wine sauce. White fish can be bland...this dish was scrumptious. My husband had the pork chop agrodolce style . He loved it. We skipped the dessert an opted for Cafe Vittoria. Would definitely recommend.
We had a 7:45 reservation for 7 people, one of them being 83 years old. Our entire party arrived by 7:45, we were told that they were getting our table ready. We inquired a couple of times to the bar tender, she was borderline rude/argumentative about our request. The hostess was lovely and came over to speak with us, our elderly guest got a little extra splash of wine... we continued to wait. We were finally seated at 9:30pm. Walking out in search of another restaurant was a thought but not an option. Calamari app was fantastic, ricotta polpette were flavorless - a waste of space, the bruschetta and crostini apps were fine. Most everyone enjoyed their main courses, not sure if they were so starved that a ritz cracker would have satisfied. The amatriciana tasted like a regular marinara sauce and pasta was over cooked. Service was manic. Moments of good, but some very rude moments and strange behaviors. Felt kind of abused for lack of a better term.
What a disappointment dining at Monica's was! Having been there before and enjoyed the exceptional food, wine, and ambiance, we invited friends to join us. The antipasto was sparse and did not have the peppadews and abundance of cheeses and meats as in the past. Calimari was ok. The 4 different entrees we ordered were mediocre. The tomato basil sauce was extremely salty, the beef ravioli sauce resembled a brown gravy. Both seafood entrees were generous, but, nothing special. Service was mediocre. Upon serving our entrees, the waitstaff disappeared, while we all awaited parmesan cheese and hot pepper as our food grew cold.
LOVED IT!!! WENT SATURDAY NIGHT WOTH OUR SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW AND HER MOM AND DAD. GREAT MENU, DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINK. THE SALMON SPECIAL AND GRILLED CALAMARI SALAD WAS AWESOME. SAT BY THE DOOR SO IT GOT CHILLY WHEN THE DOOR OPENED BUT OTHERWISE A PERFECT EVENING!
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