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Ristorante Saraceno

286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
+1 617-227-5888
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (55 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
“baby octopus” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Ristorante Saraceno with reservations and didn't have any trouble getting seated. We all enjoyed our food and the service was very good. We would go back if we are in the area again.

Thank dmallen32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our concierge recommended this place and we are so glad she did. Thanks Jill at Revere! It was exceptional. We were immediately greeted and seated and brought warm bread. The restaurant is small but beautiful and reminded me of a place we ate in Florence....More

Thank KeytonM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saraceno's is our favorite!!! Just delicious! My husband and I come here every year for our anniversary and we are always impressed with the authentic and delectable italian dishes! The owner is so wonderful too! He offers us free lemoncello shots when we tell him...More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How disappointing! This was once my favorite Italian restaurant and I had many wonderful experiences. This time around, the food can best be described as mediocre and on par with a good pizzeria. Service was absolutely, painfully slow. Too bad really. This was once a...More

Thank theracioppis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the day in Boston with my wife. We hiked the freedom trail in nice brisk (cold) weather. Wandered around North End looking for spot for dinner, tons of choices on Hanover St. and the many side streets. Decided to try Saraceno because we liked...More

Thank BeachPete
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went to Saraceno on the recommendation from a local hotel employee and we were not disappointed. It was a gorgeous warm Friday evening in November, all the windows were open and there was one table left for us. The staff were very attentive and...More

Thank GeoFi
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Apparently, any restaurant that can seat you immediately at 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night in Boston's North End is going to be mediocre at best. This place was no exception. Food was not bad, but I've had better at my local pizza joint back...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Spaghetti Carbonara was fabulous! Gnocchi was good, but would have been better if they'd had a pesto sauce option. As has been mentioned in other reviews, the wine prices are too high here. We had two glasses of the house white. There were no...More

1  Thank TravelTalk2
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Having read a number of positive reviews we made reservations for 7pm on a Saturday night. We arrived a few minutes early fully expecting to wait a short while and were surprised to see a long line of about 20 people waiting to get in....More

Thank Laurent139NYC
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We stumbled across Saraceno's while walking around the North End of Boston. You can't throw a rock and NOT hit an Italian restaurant around there. I gave Saraceno's a "Very good" because, I mean, you can get some of the best Italian food you've ever...More

Thank JimmyRG
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
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17 December 2016|
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Response from Cindi E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, as no one in our group asked that question. I'd call ahead & ask.
23 November 2015|
Response from MagBic | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-5888
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