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#71 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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226 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2302 (Richmond)
+1 617-742-9200
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are flying out of the Boston airport to Nova Scotia and was recommended by a friend this restaurant ...our server who we cannot remember the name but after asking how he knew so much details on each wine he stated that he does the wine orders and educated us on their extended wine selection was PHENOMENAL! He was so... More 

Thank Lisa D
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was wonderful but our waiter was very slow and not focused on our needs. We paid the bill and went up to the bar.... I got my drink right away because it was a beer, but my husband had to wait because our bartender was talking to a Patron while making his drink. The problem was, this was... More 

Thank rudytina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccable service. Orecchiette is perfect comfort food. Ravioli is spectacular with butternut squash and hazelnuts.

Thank Zora S
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a family birthday, 7 persons. Everything -- cocktails, dinner and service -- was perfect. A special shout out for Gareth; he was the best waiter I've had in years.

Thank maryann802
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. We went on a Monday, so the restaurant was not very busy. The waiter was very attentive and he made a great recommendation for a bottle of wine. Food was very good. We had a great time.

Thank Carlamabel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went here for a celebration with my family. The atmosphere is amazing, especially in the spring/summer, the front windows come off and you really experience the busy streets of the north end. The staff is attentive and personable. I can't say enough about how great the food is. Every appetizer and entree we got was delicious. The staff doesn't rush... More 

Thank Michelle M
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went last night with my wife and grown nephew. We had a reservation but were 45 minutes late. They seated us right away and at first we were taken a back by the fact that it wasn't that crowded at 7:15 Pm on a Friday night. Bread was decadent but a little too oily (focacia), the pesto Hummus dip was... More 

Thank Eohippus17
Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped in for a pre-dinner drink. Very cozy on a cold Friday night! Bartenders were attentive and knowledgable. Nice assortment of people there. I'd go back in a minute for the service and the atmosphere.

Thank VTMommy_8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We've been to Lucca in the North End numerous times and we keep going back for the food and the service. All told, we've probably had half the menu. We've truly enjoyed it all. Lamb chops. Short rib gnocchi. Soups. Scallops. Etc. Lucca is great for all types of meals, social, business, dates. Great wine list too! Also, what sets... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We only visited the bar, the restaurant looked good, but I can't comment on that, as we only stopped in for a couple of beers, as we finished the Freedom Trail. Very well stocked, nice server, slightly crowded for my taste, but good draught so.... Clean restroom.

Thank DeniseBeth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2302
  • Public Transportation: Orange and Green Line to Haymarket
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-9200

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  • 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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