Best italian restaurants in Boston

Check out the top italian restaurants in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Delfino Restaurant

1. Delfino Restaurant

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11 local reviews
754 South Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-327-8359
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Duane
As good an Italian restaurant as any in the city. Excellent!
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…
1. Delfino Restaurant

1. Delfino Restaurant

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11 local reviews
754 South Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-327-8359
Duane
Duane
As good an Italian restaurant as any in the city. Excellent!
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.
2. Salvatore's

2. Salvatore's

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5 local reviews
55 High Street, Medford
Closed now
+1 781-393-9333
RestaurantBarFood
Nisha
Great Italian restaurant.
Steve
Branch of an Italian restaurant from downtown Boston
Steve
Branch of an Italian restaurant from downtown Boston
2. Salvatore's

2. Salvatore's

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5 local reviews
55 High Street, Medford
Closed now
+1 781-393-9333
Nisha
Nisha
Great Italian restaurant.
Steve
Steve
Branch of an Italian restaurant from downtown Boston
Steve
Steve
Branch of an Italian restaurant from downtown Boston
3. Carlos Cucina Italiana

3. Carlos Cucina Italiana

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5 local reviews
131 Brighton Avenue, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-254-9759
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Marlene
Delicious and always busy family owned Italian restaurant!
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!
3. Carlos Cucina Italiana

3. Carlos Cucina Italiana

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5 local reviews
131 Brighton Avenue, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-254-9759
Marlene
Marlene
Delicious and always busy family owned Italian restaurant!
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!
4. Gran Gusto

4. Gran Gusto

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5 local reviews
90 Sherman Street, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-441-0400
BarRestaurantFood
Melora
Great real Italian restaurant with a small menu for easy choice. Can be quite expensive.
Anne-Marie
Good italian restaurant nearby
Nora
Housemade pasta, Neapolitan-style pizzas, great wines. Overall outstanding.
4. Gran Gusto

4. Gran Gusto

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5 local reviews
90 Sherman Street, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-441-0400
Melora
Melora
Great real Italian restaurant with a small menu for easy choice. Can be quite expensive.
Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie
Good italian restaurant nearby
Nora
Nora
Housemade pasta, Neapolitan-style pizzas, great wines. Overall outstanding.
5. North End

5. North End

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62 local reviews
North End, Boston
NeighborhoodPolitical
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…
vivek
Quaint Italian neighborhood with amazing authentic Italian restaurants, Euno ( a hidden gem), Neptune Oyster, …
5. North End

5. North End

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62 local reviews
North End, Boston
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 …
vivek
vivek
Quaint Italian neighborhood with amazing authentic Italian restaurants, Euno ( a hidden gem), Neptune Oyster, Galleria Umberto, Bricco, Stre…
6. Rino's Place

6. Rino's Place

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15 local reviews
258 Saratoga Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-567-7412
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Caroline
Amazing local Italian restaurant, better than most places in the North End and less than 1/2 mile from condo
Roberto & Monique
Incredible family-run Italian restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & DIves
Eric
Famous Rino's Place, lines can be around the corner on the weekends, one of the best Italian restaurants in Bo…
6. Rino's Place

6. Rino's Place

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15 local reviews
258 Saratoga Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-567-7412
Caroline
Caroline
Amazing local Italian restaurant, better than most places in the North End and less than 1/2 mile from condo
Roberto & Monique
Roberto & Monique
Incredible family-run Italian restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & DIves
Eric
Eric
Famous Rino's Place, lines can be around the corner on the weekends, one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston.
7. Posto

7. Posto

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18 local reviews
187 Elm Street, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-625-0600
BarRestaurantFood
Qi
Excellent Italian restaurant. The burrata and baked peaches for starters are a must, as well as the artisan pi…
William
Italian Restaurant open evenings only
Frank
This is NOT your typical pizza joint. Reservations are a good idea. Boasts the only place around with a pizza …
7. Posto

7. Posto

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18 local reviews
187 Elm Street, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-625-0600
Qi
Qi
Excellent Italian restaurant. The burrata and baked peaches for starters are a must, as well as the artisan pizzas
William
William
Italian Restaurant open evenings only
Frank
Frank
This is NOT your typical pizza joint. Reservations are a good idea. Boasts the only place around with a pizza certified by the Neapolitan Pi…
8. Giacomo's

8. Giacomo's

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9 local reviews
431 Columbus Avenue, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-536-5723
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
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!
Stay Alfred
With locations in the North End and South End, Giacomo’s serves up large portions of amazing pasta at a surpr…
8. Giacomo's

8. Giacomo's

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9 local reviews
431 Columbus Avenue, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-536-5723
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!
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred
With locations in the North End and South End, Giacomo’s serves up large portions of amazing pasta at a surprisingly reasonable price. Must…
9. Pomodoro

9. Pomodoro

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5 local reviews
24 Harvard Street, Brookline
Closed now
+1 617-566-4455
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Joshua
Great Italian restaurant and bar ... but note that they only take cash! Owned by the same person as Matt Murph…
Sandrine
Delicious Italian Restaurant.
Rebecca
Great food. Great wine. Romantic atmosphere. Kid-friendly for lunch.
9. Pomodoro

9. Pomodoro

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5 local reviews
24 Harvard Street, Brookline
Closed now
+1 617-566-4455
Joshua
Joshua
Great Italian restaurant and bar ... but note that they only take cash! Owned by the same person as Matt Murphys up the street.
Sandrine
Sandrine
Delicious Italian Restaurant.
Rebecca
Rebecca
Great food. Great wine. Romantic atmosphere. Kid-friendly for lunch.
10. Giulia

10. Giulia

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14 local reviews
1682 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-441-2800
BarRestaurantFood
Douglas
Top rated Italian restaurant in City. Reservations required far in advance.
Kristin
A favorite more-expensive Italian restaurant in this neighborhood. At the end of our street on Mass Ave.
S
High-end. The best high-end restaurant in my experience in Boston area. Atleast all the times I have been ther…
10. Giulia

10. Giulia

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14 local reviews
1682 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-441-2800
Douglas
Douglas
Top rated Italian restaurant in City. Reservations required far in advance.
Kristin
Kristin
A favorite more-expensive Italian restaurant in this neighborhood. At the end of our street on Mass Ave.
S
S
High-end. The best high-end restaurant in my experience in Boston area. Atleast all the times I have been there. Perfect place for a date.
11. Italian Express Pizzeria

11. Italian Express Pizzeria

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6 local reviews
336 Sumner St
Closed now
(617) 561-0038
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Francine
Another really good authentic Italian restaurant
Bruno
Award winning Italian restaurant with huge portions - they've been featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. T…
Hayley
Great Italian food- quaint and affordable. *bring cash- cash only place *next store is a super cheap incredib…
11. Italian Express Pizzeria

11. Italian Express Pizzeria

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6 local reviews
336 Sumner St
Closed now
(617) 561-0038
Francine
Francine
Another really good authentic Italian restaurant
Bruno
Bruno
Award winning Italian restaurant with huge portions - they've been featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Take-out and delivery offered.
Hayley
Hayley
Great Italian food- quaint and affordable. *bring cash- cash only place *next store is a super cheap incredible wholesale bakery. I recomme…
12. Capo Restaurant

12. Capo Restaurant

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9 local reviews
443 W Broadway
Closed now
(617) 993-8080
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Shannon
Italian restaurant & bar - amazing food and great ambiance.
Justine
Modern Italian restaurant
Justine
Modern Italian restaurant
12. Capo Restaurant

12. Capo Restaurant

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9 local reviews
443 W Broadway
Closed now
(617) 993-8080
Shannon
Shannon
Italian restaurant & bar - amazing food and great ambiance.
Justine
Justine
Modern Italian restaurant
Justine
Justine
Modern Italian restaurant