Best Italian Restaurants in Boston's North End

Top 10 Italian Eateries in Boston's Little Italy

The North End, Boston's Little Italy, is known for its vibrant Italian community and its wide selection of authentic Italian restaurants. From cozy trattorias to upscale fine dining establishments, there is something for everyone. Trattoria Il Panino offers a cozy atmosphere and delicious homemade pasta dishes. For a more upscale experience, Mamma Maria is a top choice with its elegant dining room and extensive wine list. If you're in the mood for pizza, Pizzeria Regina is a must, and has been known for its thin crust and fresh ingredients since 1926. Other notable mentions include Neptune Oyster for its incredible seafood dishes, and Panza for its traditional Italian comfort food. Whether you're craving pasta, pizza, or seafood, the North End has it all when it comes to Italian cuisine.

Italy flag on wall
Italy flag on wall

Boston's Best Italian Restaurants are in the North End

Our Top 10

  1. La Famiglia Giorgio's

    Located at 112 Salem St. Boston. Giorgio's has been serving up huge portions since 1990. The Chicken Parm and Pumpkin Ravioli are our favorites.

  2. Giacomo's

    At 355 Hanover St. Boston, Giacomo's is one of Tasting Table's 20 Best Italian Restaurants in the US. We recommend their amazing Fried Calamari with a glass of Red.

  3. Mama Maria

    Located at 3 North Square, Boston, Mama Maria sources their ingredients from local farms and foods grown in New England and serves up it's dishes in a neighborhood that was once home to Paul Revere and Rose Kennedy.

  4. Prezza

    At 24 Fleet St. Boston, Prezza is upscale, modern and trendier than some of the older establishments in the neighborhood. Offers wings, burgers and less traditional Italian fare.

  5. Arya Trattoria

    At 253 Hanover St. Boston Arya is the home of "Boston's Best Meatball." Arya is also known for it's extensive wine list, wine flights, and for attracting celebrity diners like Melissa McCarthy and The Rock.

  6. Antico Forno

    Antico Forno is located at 93 Salem St. Boston, and known for it's famous Neapolitan brick oven pizza. It is also billed as one of the "Top Ten Italian Restaurants Around the World."

  7. Carmelina's

    Carmelina's at 307 Hanover St. Boston, is very small, cozy Sicilian eatery in the heart of the North End. Here, you may book parties no larger than 6 and for 1.5 hour time slots. Carmelina's will validate parking at the Haymarket Garage.

  8. Ristorante Villa Francesca

    Located at 150 Richmond St. Boston, Ristorante Villa Francesca has been a Boston landmark for almost 50 years, serves Tuscan style cuisine and is known for incredible seafood dishes.

  9. Lucca Restaurant

    At 226 Hanover St. Boston, Lucca's offers 500 wine selections and boasts a relationship with the local costal fishing community to source fresh seafood for their menu.

  10. Bricco

    Bricco, located at 241 Hanover St. Boston, is known for Espresso Martinis and a wine bar to compliment their late night menu. Bricco is open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.