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    8
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  • First Review
    July 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 5, 2014
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Quattro Ristorante, Grille & Pizzeria, is restaurateur Frank DePasquale’s forth restaurant in the North End, hence the name which means 4 in Italian. Quattro is also located on the 4 major corners of the North End, Boston’s Famous Italian Neighborhood. Inspired by Italy’s passion for high quality foods prepared with fresh ingredients, Quattro brings delicious foods from simple locally grown ingredients. Frank DePasquale does something few restaurateurs have every tried, melding a full service restaurant that serves wine, beer and cordials with a kitchen equipped with a rotisserie, a char broiler and an authentic Neapolitan brick style pizza oven. Quality has been the only focus and the essential ingredient at Quattro, from the ingredients to the preparation of the food to the service. Quattro’s unique menu appeals to a wide variety of people by touching on all categories, fresh meats, seafood, pork and poultry prepared right in front of your eyes on our custom built rotisserie.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A fun dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The restaurant was not too busy at 6:30 on a Friday, but it filled up quickly. Friendly efficient servers handled the crowds, quickly moving between the packed tables. When one person did not like the usual olive bread, the server brought plain bread with a smile. The food was good. There are small plates on the menu, but we chose 2 entrees. We enjoyed the pasta dish and the shrimp and scallop skewer. The two entrees went well with a nice glass of red wine. A nice choice in the North End!"
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, late-night find
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29 Newbury is a trendy Cafe and sophisticated restaurant. The inventive, upscale cuisine offers many options at moderate prices. 29 Newbury is definitely a romantic spot for a quiet dinner. Please note that 29 Newbury does not accept reservations for the patio.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
An early dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We visited early on a Thursday, before the evening really began. We were going to sit outside, but cool weather moved us in.
The small bar was full, all engaged in lively conversation. We were seated inside immediately. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. The server was knowledgeable about the wines, offering alternatives when our first choice was not available. We shared a Caesar salad and the steak tips special. The kitchen split the entrée for us, and the tips were done just as ordered.
All in all, a nice early dinner in a great location."
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Nationally acclaimed Italian cuisine served in five elegant dining rooms within an historic 1830 brick townhouse overlooking America's oldest public square - North Square - in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely dinner in the North End
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Not the usual Italian restaurant. Mamma Maria's is located off Hanover Street with windows looking out on historic North Square. Many small dining rooms in a lovely old townhouse that feels like a private club. The menu is high-end Italian, changing daily based on what is available in the markets, and the service matches that quality. Our Mission fig & gorgonzola appetizer was wonderful. Main courses were scallops, lovely and sweet, and a ravioli with corn and mushrooms. Both excellent. No room for desserts, though."
Dined on 9/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish. Enjoy ocean-side dining just steps from the New England Aquarium. Our restaurant couldn’t be more convenient to the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and waterfront hotels. We think a visit to Boston must include a meal at Legal Sea Foods. <br /> <br />We’ve received a boatload of accolades including “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” (USA Today, 2013), “Most Popular Boston Restaurant” (Zagat, 2012/2013), “Best Seafood Restaurant” (Improper Bostonian, 2010), “Best Chowder” (Boston Magazine, 2010) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Hosting friends from Alaska
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our friends from Alaska brought salmon they caught at their fishing camp, but wanted to sample east coast seafood. We chose Legal's of course, and decided to try the Long Wharf location. Bustling at 6PM, excellent server handled all of our requests with ease. The basic fish entrees were excellent, the vegetarian box a little less so. The one real disappointment was the 'crispy' calamari appetizer. It was quite bland, and we looked in vain for the 'crispy-ness'. Other than that, it was a good time!"
Dined on 9/01/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Gaslight is a French Brasserie celebrating our 4 year anniversary and our Boston Magazine award for Best French Brasserie. Starting in early spring, we have a wonderful heated patio, which is offset from all traffic and enclosed to create a romantic atmosphere. Inside, we have a full bar, 100% French wine list and free parking. We serve dinner nightly and brunch every Saturday and Sunday morning. We were voted "Boston's Best Brunch 2012" by Boston Magazine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dining Al Fresco!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My sister was visiting from Manhattan, and we wanted someplace nice, easy and where we could eat outside. We had a lovely evening dining on the outside patio at Gaslight. What an asset, along with the parking right next door! Our server was outstanding, helpful without an attitude, and always ready with suggestions and opinions. The food was just right. We shared appetizers, then each had an entrée, which resulted in a take-away bag! Really tasty French cuisine, and AMAZING baguettes!"
Dined on 8/20/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Aragosta Bar and Bistro, the latest addition to Boston’s vibrant Waterfront dining scene. Located on Boston’s Harbor Walk in the North End, Aragosta offers a warm, social atmosphere in a stunning Waterfront setting, featuring an open kitchen with Chef’s Counter and an outdoor terrace with views of Boston Harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard.<br /><br />With influences from Marseille to Genoa, the contemporary Italian cuisine gives signature flair to hand-made pastas, prime meats and New England seafood, using quality, local farm-raised ingredients.<br /><br /><br />For dinner, drinks or to lounge by the water for afternoon appetizers, join us at Aragosta, where Italian meets New England.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Lovely evening by the Harbor
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We always love Aragosta. Sitting by the harbor is wonderful. The inside is also very nice. Our server recognized us even though it had been a while since our last visit. He was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The location is perfect. On the water, but in a less crowded part of Boston Harbor, so it is very peaceful. We shared an appetizer and an entrée and each had our own glass of wine - a perfect relaxing dinner!"
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Distinguished Chef Jose Duarte delights with a very unique and unusual marriage between Italian Cuisine and Peruvian Cuisine. Taranta is the ideal location for a corporate function, private function rooms are available, and also corporate teambuilding cooking classes. We are located in the North End and we offer validated parking at the parcel 7 garage. Taranta is a Certified Green Restaurant and has received the City of Boston Green Business Award. It was also named one of the Best New Restaurants of the Decade by Zagat and the top 50 Restaurants in Boston by Boston Magazine. If you would like to learn about Taranta's Eco-friendly practique visit www.tarantagreen.com.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great mussels in the North End!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our last visit was over a year ago, and we decided that we wanted their amazing mussels again. To our surprise, our server, recognized us! He is a true professional, knowledgeable about both food and wine. He allowed us to taste the 'wines of the day', discussed our experience with cuttlefish in the Balkans and suggested we move to a table at the open windows when it became available. The mussels were are good as ever, with a broth that demands bread to get it all!
We will not wait a year for our next visit."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Whaddayaget when you cross the koolest new nightspot in Boston with the biggest, best, most delicious meatballs in the Northend? Answer: Nico Ristorante. This two-floor restaurant is the brain child of noted Boston Restaurateur Nick Varano, owner of the highly-esteemed Strega Ristorante on Hanover Street. The boldly colored interior is a perfect backdrop for the exciting, superlative, classic Italian fare and innovative creations. The kitchen is under the direction and wizardry of Nico's celebrated chef Salvatore Firicano.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A fun evening
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We came here for the second time with friends. It was a Tuesday evening, and the place was hopping. A full bar, gracious staff and a 5 man group singing 'In the Jungle' with a great falsetto set the festive mood. The food was as wonderful as our last visit, and the service was good even with every table full. We shared an amazing appetizer special of burrata, tomatoes and prosciutto de Parma, then we each had a pasta entrée. Every plate was cleaned! This an exceptional North End restaurant on the quiet end of Hanover Street."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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