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Rino's Place

#90 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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258 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128-1616
+1 617-567-7412
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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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small but family friendly. Home made pasta. Italian as Real as it gets. Hidden gem. Waitstaff extremely friendly and helpful Be prepared to wait but worth it.

Thank Everett H
Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rino's is one of those gems in East Boston that makes your mouth water thinking about homemade Italian food! Truly a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is small, reminding me of the North End in Boston. Reservations can only be made for parties of 6 or 8 or more I believe. Normally quite busy for dinner but... More 

Thank ADoucy1211
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sisters and I happened upon this lovely little restaurant and were so happy we did. Between us all we had the Bruschetta, Cheese Ravioli with Pink Sauce (fantastic with the largest ravioli I've ever seen), and chicken parmigiana and finished with an almond desert if the style of tarimisu. Sooooo gooood! Be ware the huge portion sizes...we ordered wayyyy... More 

Thank Leah M
new york, ny
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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank scrutinizing
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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.

Thank Rob C
boston, mass.
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201 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 

Thank aliceann1
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank jamaica6100
Hartford, Connecticut
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Mike C
Salem, NH
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116 reviews
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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 

Thank Charlie G
Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?