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5 North Square

5 North Square, Boston, MA 02113
+1 617-720-1050
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (70 reviews)
“manicotti” (10 reviews)
“caprese” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
5 North Square, Boston, MA 02113
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Reviews (454)
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1 - 10 of 454 reviews

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Gennaro's was a fine restaurant and we ate there many times, but it closed several months ago, soon to reopen as North Square Oyster... The food pictures of the new place look delicious, the Instagram photos of the renovations look beautiful. I'm just waiting for...More

Thank traveller0508
Reviewed 4 January 2017

5 North Square is in the North End but is certainly not a North End restaurant. As soon as you enter the foyer you feel comfortable. Tables are no cramped together, the noise level is low, the waiter and staff are smiling and seem genuinely...More

Thank 33murdock
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were there for lunch; I heard that the place was good for dinner. I left feeling disappointed. The food did not taste fresh. The veal was tough and the shrimp tasted frozen - the sauces lacked flavor. I couldn't detect any garlic in the...More

Thank ted0314
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 5 pm 12/31 the staff was most accommodating. Our server was great,very comfortable inside. The food was very good for Italian restaurant. The Sauce though I was not a big fan of, overall great experience with a great staff

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at Gennaro's. The service and food were great. Homemade spaghetti....Portion size was perfect. Music was a bit strange for an Italian restaurant....but overall highly recommended.

Thank TomicaTom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Terrible service. Everyone was a college student. No silverware still minutes into the meal after asking for them, wine and olive oil both sloshed over the table when served, and worst of all, the food was mediocre. The special, seafood stew, had broken clam shells,...More

1  Thank 33simpson
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Four of us had dinner on a Saturday evening and it was OK but to be honest the North End has better. Food was reasonable but nothing special, the wine list was good - and service was adequate. But for the price you can do...More

1  Thank Craig_Tapper
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were hungry for a great Italian meal as usual haha. I had heard great things about this place. I even saw it reviewed on one of those cooking channels. We were only able to get a seat across from the front door, so everytime...More

Thank Gee557
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I chose Gennaro's for a picture I saw online of a woman sitting at a cozy little table by a bowed window. I was looking for cozy, romantic for a Saturday night dinner. The building itself is cozy and romantic, but the atmosphere changes a...More

Thank Kris-Anne K
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the North End for years, and tend to go to our favorites. Wanting to try some place different, we thought Gennaro's looked cute, and had a light lunch menu. The atmosphere was quaint and cozy, our waiter Zach extremely pleasant...More

Thank LMKP25
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Janice C
I don't see a menu for lunch. I am looking for a restaurant that has great food, can accommodate 6-7 at a table.
3 October 2016|
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Response from Katie D | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit cramped but yes they can accommodate a large group
Mary M
Do you have a gluten free menu?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Peter_vB2015 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, not aware of they have a gluten free menu. Call or e- mail the restaurant.
Do you have/serve spumoni?
26 March 2015|
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Response from Himself2 | Reviewed this property |
Can't help with that, suggest looking on line or seeing if they have an email address
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 5 North Square, Boston, MA 02113
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket, Aquarium, & Government Center T Stations within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-1050
  • E-mail
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