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Aria Trattoria

#168 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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253 Hanover St Apt 2, Boston, MA 02113-2330
+1 617-742-1276
17:00 - 12:30
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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246 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here with clients and it was a nice experience We did the Fare Un viaggio as our waiter suggested. Food for each course was excellent and varied. Service was good to including calling us a cab to get over the the Garden. Would return for sure.

1 Thank parcapecod
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I loved this restaurant. I chose to sit upstairs which was lovely. It almost feel like someone's home. The set menu is superb value. Each meal is very generous for a great price. I would recommend

Thank Zoe K
Central Mass
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great wine selection. Cozy seating but not uncomfortable. Calamari was cooked perfectly. My husband didn't think his bolognese was anything spectacular but we both loved my gnocchi dish. It was pricey for the portions and quality but still a very good meal.

Thank suchaklutz
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Took my husband here for his birthday. We got seated next to the window overlooking Hanover Street which was fabulous. We ordered the Fare Un Viaggio with the wine flight and loved it. It was so nice to be surprised with every course they brought us. The food was plentiful and delicious. The waitstaff was fantastic. Overall it was one... More 

Thank Spoondog5
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a lovely dinner here this evening with some visiting-from-out-of-town family members. I was tasked with choosing a restaurant in Boston for tonight's dinner - my main criteria were that it be reasonably quiet, have good food, and nice ambience. I did a fair amount of research and asking around, and finally settled on Aria. I think I hit... More 

Thank srsbtraveler
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

After the comedy improv show went across the street and Found this place. One of the best pasta dishes I have ever had in MY ENTIRE life! Plus if you like the Patriots, you might see some players stroll in like I did...just saying.

Thank ColleenMaria
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Our thanks to owner Massimo for putting together the most incredible dinner for 30. The service was impeccable and the menu superb. The porchetta and filet were so tender. The pasta cooked perfectly. The wine parings were wonderful. By far the best value in Boston.

Thank IrvineTG
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The North End has endless choices when it comes to Italian restaurants. Most are good but Aria is great! The food is truly homemade and fresh and you can tell that the difference. Massimo, the owner, and Nicole, the server were out of the way nice and very professional. There may be 12 tables in the whole place so book... More 

Thank randaConnecticut
Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We came here tonight and felt incredibly welcomed from the start. The meatball appetizer is one of the best I've had. Can't wait to come back!

Thank Sean T
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This will be a difficult review to write because the food was amazing....but we're not sure we'll return. Here's a summary: This was our first visit to Aria and we found the food to be outstanding (we sampled a variety of their signature dishes---veal chop, osso bucco, gnocchi & bolognese...every dish was delicious) and the service was excellent (attentive and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:30
17:00 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Hanover St Apt 2, Boston, MA 02113-2330
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket goverment center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-1276

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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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