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Antico Forno

#82 of 2,385 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217 (Cross St.)
+1 617-723-6733
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good and friendly service, fresh food in a neighborhood restaurant. They are also family friendly. We were here on a Friday evening at 6Pm - they were packed. Good pizza, even better pasta

Thank Eva F
Vancouver Island, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know how this place gets such great reviews, but if you like overpriced menu items with the identical Ragu on whatever you're having, terrible service, no tablecloths, re-using your cutlery for every 'course', and no bar - then this place is for you. Otherwise, skip the stomach ache and choose elsewhere.

Thank Adoreway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group of 8 for a celebration dinner on a Saturday night in April. We made our reservation for 6:00. Arrived early (5:55). Waited 10 minutes and were seated. I read the reviews by some complaining about not having their reservation right away when they arrived at the restaurant. Well, this is a small place in the North... More 

1 Thank VinceAM
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Antico Forno has THE BEST LAMB SANDWICH in the country. We love this restaurant, with its homemade sauce and fresh ricotta, to its open air front windows and exposed brick, Antico Forno is a lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends, enjoying delicious Italian food and wine.

Thank Brad Ali F
Hull, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two wonderful pasta dishes, salads and a perfectly cooked side of broccoli rabe. The only disappointment was no Campari in an Italian restaurant? Really? Well-paced meal with attentive service even on a busy night. One of my favorite places in the North End.

Thank guineverek66
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! Walked right in with no reservation on a Wednesday evening. Had a party of 5 and everyone loved their choice...from pasta to Pizza. I agree that the establishment was a bit noisy, but worth any noise for the food!

Thank Amy S
Norwich, Connecticut
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403 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here Saturday on a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed. We did make a reservation, as we figured it would be quite busy, which it was. But we were seated right on time. As others have said, the place is very full and busy, you can barely walk between tables, they pack them in there.... More 

Thank nutsgoalie
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234 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monday evening. Other restaurants had lines. We keep walking seeing on our phones high reviews for this place off the main drag. Happy to sit and have a great meal. Service was strange. Dour waitress. Pizza is not good! So cheesy. Not a really nice Neapolitan pie. We had two in just the past two days. Seriously. Pasta okay -... More 

Thank santonez
Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we had was very good. The marinara sauce helped every dish it was used on. This restaurant can get very busy on the weekends and like many North End restaurants they fill the place with as many tables as they can. The noise level was very high and made normal conversation impossible. The service was just OK but it... More 

Thank John B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of many many pizza and Italian places in North End. We split 2 pizzas because the waitress said that one wasn't enough. However we thought that we could have done with one once they come out. If you are really hungry then I would agree but we were looking for something light to hold us til dinner and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217
    (Cross St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-723-6733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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