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Antico Forno

#82 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217 (Cross St.)
+1 617-723-6733
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Scottsboro, Alabama
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was right down the street from where we were staying. We had a late lunch there so we practically had the place to ourselves. Staff was nice and accommodating. Portions were large so we took some home for another day. It was great again.

Thank Rebecca R
Croydon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for oysters but the queue was too long so this was an accidental find. We sat down to the only spare table and read on the menu about their accolades. To us as marketers we became dubious by the claims but continued. This is by far the best authentic Italian restaurant i've ever had. One of our... More 

Thank James P
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a run of the mill red sauce joint in the North End. Crowded place with too many tables for the size. Small portions but incredibly good bread. If visiting Boston be adventurous and try East Boston or Revere. Much more value for money and you might even hear what your dinner companions have to say. For an added bonus... More 

Thank wpd91
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

To be fair, we were here for Valentine's dinner. The food was good, and the bread was the best we've had in a long time (they make their bread in-house) but we just felt rushed. We would have stayed for dessert and coffee but decided to walk over to Modern We would go back, on a slow night and "feel... More 

Thank HHICarlos
Natick, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Delicious insalada, pasta dishes, bread, and wine for me and my hubby last night, in a cozy and welcoming little environment. Thanks Antico Forno!

Thank Bradicioni
Burlington, Vermont
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Right in Little Italy section. Food is wonderful. Never had a bad meal there. Service is quick. Just be aware it's tiny in there and you may be dinining bumping elbows with the next table. Make reserations! Parking near by.

Thank Jennifer L
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had dinner for 6 with family and friends. It was a busy Saturday night, with many having pre-Bruins game dinners, date nights and tourists sampling the North End. This is my second time here, but it's been years. The restaurant did not disappoint. They accommodated us well, adjusted menu items for some dietary requests and even changing sauces on... More 

Thank Lulu118
Sarasota, Florida
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420 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not the best pizza I have ever had but still excxellent. We stopped in on a cold January day while walking the Freedom Trail and it was perfect. The fireplace was very welcome and the brick oven made it even better. Service was good The house chianti was surprisingly good.

Thank John D
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We visited Antico Forno the Friday before Christmas, as we were in town visiting family. We had a large group of 10 where relatives were coming in to meet us, so we thought what better place to go for a meal when in Boston than the North End! We chose Antico Forno because we had a few vegetarians in our... More 

Thank scolby2016
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you are looking for authentic Italian food in the North End, you need to eat here. Our family stopped in before a Bruin's game, and were not disappointed. Generous portions, amazing entrees, and the antipasto appetizer was delicious. All three of our meals were tasty- we will definitely be back to try different items! The service was excellent, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2217
    (Cross St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-723-6733

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

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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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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