Best Italian restaurants in Boston

Check out the top Italian restaurants in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. North End
1. North End
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193 local reviews
North End, Boston
NeighborhoodPolitical
Emma
The North End is just a 15-20 ride by car or bus (you can take the 111 Haymarket bus) the bus stop is across…
Michael
The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. On…
Vanessa
North End is area by The Faneuil Hall 3 miles from South Boston. It is packed with fantastic Italian restauran…
1. North End
1. North End
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193 local reviews
North End, Boston
Emma
Emma
The North End is just a 15-20 ride by car or bus (you can take the 111 Haymarket bus) the bus stop is across the street from Dunkin' Donut…
Michael
Michael
The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. On the self-guided Freedom Trail…
Vanessa
Vanessa
North End is area by The Faneuil Hall 3 miles from South Boston. It is packed with fantastic Italian restaurants and bakeries. Can't really …
2. Rino's Place
2. Rino's Place
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52 local reviews
258 Saratoga St, Boston
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 617-567-7412
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Jing
Rino’s is a hugely popular Italian restaurant that is loved by locals and travelers. They don’t take reservati…
Linh
My most favorable Italian Restaurant in Boston is 10 minutes away by walking. If you're looking for the authe…
Boyd
Famous Italian restaurant consistently rated best in Boston. No reservations in advance but put your name dow…
2. Rino's Place
2. Rino's Place
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52 local reviews
258 Saratoga St, Boston
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 617-567-7412
Jing
Jing
Rino’s is a hugely popular Italian restaurant that is loved by locals and travelers. They don’t take reservations, it’s first come first ser…
Linh
Linh
My most favorable Italian Restaurant in Boston is 10 minutes away by walking. If you're looking for the authentic Italian food, you should …
Boyd
Boyd
Famous Italian restaurant consistently rated best in Boston. No reservations in advance but put your name down and head to the bar across t…
3. Giulia
3. Giulia
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39 local reviews
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 617-441-2800
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Kimberly
Italian - Giulia is a chef-owned Italian restaurant focusing on inspired food and great service with true Ita…
Dennis J.
Go-Big Option #2 - my favorite Italian restaurant in Boston, and it's within walking distance. Typically, you'…
Kristin
A favorite more-expensive Italian restaurant in this neighborhood. At the end of our street on Mass Ave.
3. Giulia
3. Giulia
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39 local reviews
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 617-441-2800
Kimberly
Kimberly
Italian - Giulia is a chef-owned Italian restaurant focusing on inspired food and great service with true Italian vigor. A particular focus…
Dennis J.
Dennis J.
Go-Big Option #2 - my favorite Italian restaurant in Boston, and it's within walking distance. Typically, you'll need reservations FAR in ad…
Kristin
Kristin
A favorite more-expensive Italian restaurant in this neighborhood. At the end of our street on Mass Ave.
4. Giacomo's
4. Giacomo's
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30 local reviews
431 Columbus Ave, Boston
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 617-536-5723
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Justin
Wonderful Italian food! One of my AirBNB guests introduced me to this place and it's amazing for Italian food…
Justin
Delicious home cooked Italian restaurant. Try the seafood for which they are famous for. Make reservations o…
Denise
Giacomo's is a small "red-sauce" Italian restaurant that serves great fresh food. Everything is good here!
4. Giacomo's
4. Giacomo's
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30 local reviews
431 Columbus Ave, Boston
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 617-536-5723
Justin
Justin
Wonderful Italian food! One of my AirBNB guests introduced me to this place and it's amazing for Italian food. I believe Giacomo's is also t…
Justin
Justin
Delicious home cooked Italian restaurant. Try the seafood for which they are famous for. Make reservations or expect a long line. Cash on…
Denise
Denise
Giacomo's is a small "red-sauce" Italian restaurant that serves great fresh food. Everything is good here!
5. Tavolo Ristorante
5. Tavolo Ristorante
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23 local reviews
1918 Dorchester Ave, Boston
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 617-822-1918
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Eric
Owned by the same family that runs the highly recommended Ashmont Grill, Tavolo is a well regarded full servic…
Brianna
It's a cute little Italian restaurant close by! However, there are a ton of more options in the North End (Bos…
Steven
Italian restaurant with a really nice bar
5. Tavolo Ristorante
5. Tavolo Ristorante
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23 local reviews
1918 Dorchester Ave, Boston
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 617-822-1918
Eric
Eric
Owned by the same family that runs the highly recommended Ashmont Grill, Tavolo is a well regarded full service Italian restaurant with a fa…
Brianna
Brianna
It's a cute little Italian restaurant close by! However, there are a ton of more options in the North End (Boston's Italian Section). Bring …
Steven
Steven
Italian restaurant with a really nice bar
6. Posto
6. Posto
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48 local reviews
187 Elm St, Somerville
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 617-625-0600
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Melora
One of the great Italian restaurants in the area. Authentic food in a wonderfully designed restaurant. There…
Qi
Excellent Italian restaurant. The burrata and baked peaches for starters are a must, as well as the artisan pi…
Charlie
Great local Italian restaurant and wine bar. Best known for their wood-fired pizza.
6. Posto
6. Posto
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48 local reviews
187 Elm St, Somerville
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 617-625-0600
Melora
Melora
One of the great Italian restaurants in the area. Authentic food in a wonderfully designed restaurant. There is outdoor seating when the w…
Qi
Qi
Excellent Italian restaurant. The burrata and baked peaches for starters are a must, as well as the artisan pizzas
Charlie
Charlie
Great local Italian restaurant and wine bar. Best known for their wood-fired pizza.
7. Delfino Restaurant
7. Delfino Restaurant
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21 local reviews
754 South St, Boston
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 617-327-8359
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Juliet
Excellent Italian restaurant that does NOT take reservations. Walk there and give your name, then go around c…
Ella & Will
Super popular Italian restaurant. People come from all over the city to Delfino's. Rival to the North End scen…
Lanita
A great Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. They get very busy in the evening.
7. Delfino Restaurant
7. Delfino Restaurant
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21 local reviews
754 South St, Boston
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 617-327-8359
Juliet
Juliet
Excellent Italian restaurant that does NOT take reservations. Walk there and give your name, then go around corner to Birch Street Bistro f…
Ella & Will
Ella & Will
Super popular Italian restaurant. People come from all over the city to Delfino's. Rival to the North End scene. Zagat rated.
Lanita
Lanita
A great Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. They get very busy in the evening.
8. Chianti Cafe
8. Chianti Cafe
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9 local reviews
285 Cabot St, Beverly
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 978-921-2233
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Brandon
Wonderful Italian restaurant with live jazz. Great date spot.
Peter
Great Italian restaurant with high quality live jazz bands.
8. Chianti Cafe
8. Chianti Cafe
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9 local reviews
285 Cabot St, Beverly
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 978-921-2233
Brandon
Brandon
Wonderful Italian restaurant with live jazz. Great date spot.
Peter
Peter
Great Italian restaurant with high quality live jazz bands.
9. Erbaluce
9. Erbaluce
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6 local reviews
69 Church Street, Boston
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 617-426-6969
BarRestaurantFood
Tracy
A little out of the hood, but voted Best Italian Restaurant by Improper Bostonia - and rightly so. The food i…
Chrissy
This fabulous Italian restaurant offers neighborhood charm with James Beard-like fare. $$
Paul
The best Italian restaurant in Boston. Period.
9. Erbaluce
9. Erbaluce
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6 local reviews
69 Church Street, Boston
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 617-426-6969
Tracy
Tracy
A little out of the hood, but voted Best Italian Restaurant by Improper Bostonia - and rightly so. The food is outstanding, but service and…
Chrissy
Chrissy
This fabulous Italian restaurant offers neighborhood charm with James Beard-like fare. $$
Paul
Paul
The best Italian restaurant in Boston. Period.
10. Carlos Cucina Italiana
10. Carlos Cucina Italiana
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11 local reviews
131 Brighton Ave, Boston
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 617-254-9759
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Beatriz
Small family-owned and run Italian restaurant. I personally am not a big fan of Italian food, but It's the onl…
Mika
My favourite Italian restaurant outside of the North End. It's very small, so try and make a reservation if yo…
Marlene
Delicious and always busy family owned Italian restaurant!
10. Carlos Cucina Italiana
10. Carlos Cucina Italiana
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11 local reviews
131 Brighton Ave, Boston
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 617-254-9759
Beatriz
Beatriz
Small family-owned and run Italian restaurant. I personally am not a big fan of Italian food, but It's the only restaurant that I'll go back…
Mika
Mika
My favourite Italian restaurant outside of the North End. It's very small, so try and make a reservation if you can!
Marlene
Marlene
Delicious and always busy family owned Italian restaurant!
11. La Campania
11. La Campania
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5 local reviews
504 Main Street, Waltham
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 781-894-4280
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Bette
The best authentic Italian food around. Zagat rates it 4.7 out of 5 for their food and lists it as one of Bost…
Timothy
Excellent Italian food for a special night out. It's pricey but lovely comfy cozy atmosphere. One of Zagat's 5…
Joanne
Fabulous upscale Italian restaurant with a very warm Tuscan countryside feel.
11. La Campania
11. La Campania
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5 local reviews
504 Main Street, Waltham
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 781-894-4280
Bette
Bette
The best authentic Italian food around. Zagat rates it 4.7 out of 5 for their food and lists it as one of Boston's best Italian restaurants…
Timothy
Timothy
Excellent Italian food for a special night out. It's pricey but lovely comfy cozy atmosphere. One of Zagat's 5 best Italian restaurants in B…
Joanne
Joanne
Fabulous upscale Italian restaurant with a very warm Tuscan countryside feel.
12. The Daily Catch
12. The Daily Catch
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21 local reviews
323 Hanover St, Boston
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 617-523-8567
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Shawn
Small Italian restaurant. Lobster fra diavolo is most recommended there. You gotta have a try on it. Caution…
Louie
The ultimate mom-and-pop Italian restaurant. With a seating capacity of 20, order off the chalkboard and enjo…
Avon
This is not a fancy or typical Italian restaurant. It's different and original in every way. Also no reservati…
12. The Daily Catch
12. The Daily Catch
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21 local reviews
323 Hanover St, Boston
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 617-523-8567
Shawn
Shawn
Small Italian restaurant. Lobster fra diavolo is most recommended there. You gotta have a try on it. Caution: It's so small that only can …
Louie
Louie
The ultimate mom-and-pop Italian restaurant. With a seating capacity of 20, order off the chalkboard and enjoy Italian seafood at its best…
Avon
Avon
This is not a fancy or typical Italian restaurant. It's different and original in every way. Also no reservation accepted, but worth a try.