sanibelbound
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    February 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Located in Boston's historic North End, Aria Trattoria features a mix of modern and old world Italian cuisine while paying homage to Massimo family roots from abruzzi influences. The menu is built on a foundation of simple, fresh pastas and antipasti, as well as a healthy dose of grilled meats, fish, and poultry dishes. Well-loved favorites like limoncello marinated shrimp, Cavetelli con Agnello, and massimo's grandmother's Porchetta <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nonna Rosalie’s meatballs-the best
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2001
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2001
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"When we arrived we thought what a nice cozy little space. In minutes the place filled up and it was like dining at a Who concert. It was so loud we took our deserts home. Normal conversation is impossible. LOUD isn't a strong enough word. Here it is the next day and I still have a headache. The breakdown: Nonna Rosalie’s meatballs were very good. The Insalata Caprese with local "hairloom tomaotes" (that's how it appeared on the menu) was also very good. The swordfish was terrific. The Rigatoni Bolognese was undercooked and uninspiring. The Torta al Cioccolato and Tiramisu were very good. I wish I had read the reviews before making this reservation. We will not be going back to Aria."
Dined on 03/28/2014
 2001
Special Features: notable wine list, romantic
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Biagio Ristorante & Bar specializes in the extraordinary. Modern and traditional elements blend together in a fusion of rich colors creating an inviting and stylish two‐story brick building devoted solely to your night out on the town! Whether it's an elegant dinner in the main dining room, catching the game in style at the bar or a sexy night out with friends in our Plush Lounge, Biagio's has something for everyone.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2001
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"two thumbs up for this Waltham gem. They never miss a beat."
Dined on 02/28/2014
 2001
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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Strega is a hip Italian restaurant in the North End. Come enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
First time at Strega
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2001
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I reserved a table at Strega because I had heard good things about the place. The food was good but didn't blow us away. They have an excellent wine list and an interesting theme. There are monitors on the wall that were showing Robert De Niro movies all mob related. It was loud and became louder at various tables as the wine kicked in. The only complaint would come at the end of the dinner when one of the wait staff swooped in and grabbed my wife's half full glass of wine and disappeared with it. We most likely won't go back not because of the wine glass incident but because there are so many other restaurants in the area to dine at it would be silly to return to the same place unless it was fabulous which Strega was not."
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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Zephyr on the Charles is located along the Charles River and overlooks the Boston skyline. The restaurant offers New England regional cuisine inspired by the bounty of our local fisheries, farms, and dairies in the area. Zephyr is perfect for after work gatherings, business meetings or for guests looking for casual cuisine. During the warmer months you'll enjoy Al fresco dining on our patio overlooking the river and skyline. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. 3-hour free self-parking. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Zephyr did not disapoint
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2001
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I dined here on a Saturday night. She had the flank steak and I had the bolognese. Both dishes were served hot and there was very little wait time for the food. The restaurant is across from the Charles River so the view is quite nice. The service was excellent and we never felt rushed or ignored. We had the breakfast buffet the following morning which was also very good with a lot of options to choose from. All in all a good take for a local hotel. We would not think twice about returning to the hotel and the restaurant."
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2001
Special Features: great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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