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Rino's Place

#88 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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258 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128-1616
+1 617-567-7412
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16:00 - 21:00
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Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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new york, ny
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The line was 25 deep at 2:50pm today 10 minutes prior to opening. Clearly nobody was fazed by the recent less than excellent reviews and neither were we as Zagat reviewers and other critics consistently rave about this place. We were excited to try it out. The portions are really big, the quality of the food is excellent and the... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rinos is a bit over hyped. the food is great but in my opinion over priced. $20+ for gnocchi, plus its almost impossible to eat there. The one time I did they sat our group at different tables.

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Thank Rob C
boston, mass.
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198 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rino's Place is an East Boston neighborhood restaurant. Far off the tourist path and a bit of a trip to get there. Given that it is a neighborhood restaurant, parking can be a bit difficult for dinner, as you are competing with residents for a limited number of spots. The wait staff was excellent and probably they know all the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We particularly liked this restaurant as they take no reservations, and, the entire party must be present in order to be seated; we were afraid we would have an hour long wait, but being the night before Thanksgiving, it was relatively quiet. Huge portions, great waiter.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A few years ago, I watched a clip about Rino's Place on the Food Network. What struck me most was the authentic Italian tradition and ingredients that the chef used in preparing each dish as well as the layering of flavors. My son and I finally made it to Rino's recently and had what I would describe as a mixed... More 

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Salem, NH
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115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

So my wives brother called us in October and told us a friend of his made reservations for this great little Italian place in East Boston and we had to come. Said you needed to call 3 -4 weeks in advance for reservations. Everyone has to be there by the start time or they give your reservation up. Wow, must... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Seating Warning: this restaurant is ideal for takeout but has minimal tables for dining in. Grant yourself a 20-40 minute wait in your warm parked car with your friends before expected to be seated. There is no space to wait inside. I dined inside and had the lobster ravioli. It was hearty, large ricotta ravioli but with incredible flavor. Great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is the second good Italian restaurant i've visited in East Boston and i'm happy to say Rino's is an excellent choice, if your very, very hungry. I'm told there's a line every weekend, however we were there on a cool Saturday night and there was no line. They don't take reservations for small parties, which i find strange as... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

On the recommendation of a friend from East Boston, Rino's was the "must go" choice for my day-trip to Boston. A truly great meal that rivaled some recent great eats I had in Verona and Venice. Sopa Del Mar for me and Pasta Bolognese for my nephew. Great food, service and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Completely blown away by the flavor, freshness & portions! The presentation was excellent and the staff was super friendly. I had the eggplant & veal combo with the homemade ravioli(huge) it was great! This was my first time here, but it will be a regular stop from now on when in Boston.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-567-7412

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