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Ristorante Saraceno

286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-227-5888
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“baby octopus” (6 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here the night before the Boston Marathon for a delicious, carb filled dinner and was not disappointed. Since everyone in Boston had similar plans for that night and we had a larger group (7), we couldn't get a reservation until 9:00. Shortly after...More

Thank amhumer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute we walked in we were welcomed by Luigi and Santiago. It was a 2 hour to lunch with my marathon man. Worth every penny and more. My husband had osobucco and I had Caesar salad with Italian stuffed mushrooms and for appetizer...More

Thank Suztrot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The concierge for Hilton Downtown recommended this Italian restaurant and it was great. Reasonable prices and great service. Had a great shrimp lobster pasta special. Our two teenaged boys even found something on the menu. We then went down just a few doors to Mike’s...More

Thank 407tomm
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We ducked in for an early supper, seated immediately. Wait staff were attentive, service was prompt, and the food was excellent. Cozy and intimate setting. Major kudos to Eduardo, our waiter, for rushing out to snag us a cab. He made the whole dinner experience...More

Thank Displacedtex1
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

You really can’t go wrong with any Italian restaurant in the North End. We chose this place because they could accommodate a party of 6 on a Friday night. The food was very good. I had the seafood fettuccini which was excellent. They have a...More

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Growing up Italian I've had plenty of red sauce meals. Both of the meals we ordered were in a fabulous tomato sauce. Not heavy and dark, just a light sauce of tomatoes. The veal was tender and the chicken was cooked to perfection. Our server,...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Went based on a recommendation from a friend - small and quaint, maybe 15 tables - owner Frank was front and center. In the heart of the North End and easy to find. Husband and I and great meal and wine. Reminded me of being...More

Thank KLeaf65
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We went to Ristorante Saraceno with reservations and didn't have any trouble getting seated. We all enjoyed our food and the service was very good. We would go back if we are in the area again.

Thank dmallen32
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Our concierge recommended this place and we are so glad she did. Thanks Jill at Revere! It was exceptional. We were immediately greeted and seated and brought warm bread. The restaurant is small but beautiful and reminded me of a place we ate in Florence....More

Thank KeytonM
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Saraceno's is our favorite!!! Just delicious! My husband and I come here every year for our anniversary and we are always impressed with the authentic and delectable italian dishes! The owner is so wonderful too! He offers us free lemoncello shots when we tell him...More

Thank Molly M
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
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17 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Cindi E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, as no one in our group asked that question. I'd call ahead & ask.
23 November 2015|
Response from MagBic | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-5888
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