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2 Essex St, Lynn, MA 01902-1709
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2 Essex St, Lynn, MA 01902-1709
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend who lived in Tuscany recommended this place telling me it was the best and most authentic Italian food she found outside of Italy. It does not disappoint. The only downside is the small size which ups the noise level.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't eat hear as much as I would like to, but the food here has never disappointed. Best time is at lunch because it's a small place and at supper times or on the weekend it's very crowded.

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we returned for an early supper having not been to this restaurant in over five years. it was every bit as good as we had remembered. having recently spent three weeks in italy we were longing for authentic food - and we found it in...More

Thank marbletraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a crazy cool. The decor is so old but it was clean and wonderful. The food was excellent too. I went for lunch with two co-workers. They had the Caesar Salad, one with chicken and I had the chicken parm grinder....... Sub....More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, quaint, charming, Italian restaurant in a unexpected location. You can smell the garlic a block away. Food delicious. If you like Italian, this is a must. In addition to the Lynn and Winthrop locations, they are opening in Salem, can't wait. Food melts in...More

Thank Spiritof76Too
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This intimate, quaint restaurant is a little jewel on the Lynn/Swampscott line. Great food, friendly and professional service. Relaxed atmosphere. It can get noisy because it is always crowded - make a reservation. The food is wonderful - they have great daily specials and their...More

Thank jostar314
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Our AirBnb host recommended this place, she said it was her favorite...we dined here and we loved it! We started with a mixed green salad, followed by pappardelle bolognese for my (her favorite Italian dinner) and I had the veal Parmigiana. Pattie, our server said...More

Thank Iamalpha
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

One of those really cool "hole in the wall" type places, food is great, sangria is fantastic. I have probably been here a dozen times and have never had a bad meal

Thank Mitchell P
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Lynn recently for the Air Supply show and had an early dinner here. Made reservations a week before via email (you go to their website it says you can make reservations for a minimum of 3 persons but on their online form...More

Thank jabidik
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went with my best friend and her boyfriend to celebrate her Birthday and to try for the first time after wanting to for a long time! WOW! From beginning to end it was beyond our high expectations! Very busy, still attentive service. For apps...More

Thank Jackie R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Essex St, Lynn, MA 01902-1709
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: 781-477-9778
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telephone listing: 781-477-9778
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