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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated February 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Enzina Pizzeria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (95)
$30 and under
Italian
Waltham
About the restaurant
Today, with specialty recipes that date back to the 1800’s in its care, the entire Enzina team is committed to delivering an intimate taste of the Old World at one of our delicious meals. In every pasta dish, pizzas, dessert, appetizer and salad toss, Enzina customer service mission remains as fresh as it was when Domenico began selling bread off his Lambretta scooter in Naples. Pizzeria Enzina features a full menu with antipasti, insalate, pasta, fish and poultry, dolci and of course our Neo-Brooklyn style pizza. We import the finest “00” pizzeria flour, cheese and meat from Italy, the flavorful San Marzano tomatoes and “Fiore di Latte” mozzarella cheese directly from Naples . We use local farmers and artisans whenever possible to create Italian classics from north to south as well as other comfort food! Base to a classic Italian pizzeria concept (comfort Italian food with pizza) in a friendly environment we offered also a full gluten free menu, vegan menu and kid menu.
Top review
JimD
Dined on Feb 16, 2024
Food is outstanding . Had the tagliatelle bolognese, sausage peppers & onions large pizza, tremendous crust, pasta homemade ! I will go again many times .
A photo of Via Cannuccia restaurant
4.9
4.9 (189)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
HomeMade Italian Deliciousness - Bakery/Pizzeria/Trattoria

Via Cannuccia will be closed from March 4 - March 14 for a much needed down time. We hope to see you on our return on March 15th. See you soon!

Top review
SarahM
Dined 7 days ago
Truly one of the best meals I have had in a very long time. The service was excellent, we were greeted and seated right away. Drinks were fabulous. Apps came out piping hot. The beef carpaccio was top 3 best things I have ever put in my mouth. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the sauce was truly made with love and passion - thats the only way I can describe it. As we were leaving another waitress (who wasn't even waiting on us) stopped us and wrapped up homemade Italian cookies for us to take home. A very special meal and place. We can't wait to come back!!!
A photo of Rossetti Restaurant of Lynn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2451)
$30 and under
Italian
Lynn
About the restaurant
Rossetti Restaurant aims to serve well executed, traditional Italian cuisine, alongside the art of mixology and inspired craft cocktails. Our kitchen offers a variety of classic and new age dishes with nothing but the best ingredients. Our bar and resident mixologists offer fantastic service and cocktails, highlighted by details: hand-cut ice, house made bitters, barrel aged concoctions, and daily fresh squeezed juices. We aim to please all of our guests, and make sure we create a casually elegant, but most importantly, comfortable atmosphere. We hope to see you there!
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MaureenO
Dined 5 days ago
I would recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat- it's bustling and has great energy if you're looking for a stimulating space with high ceilings and lots of floor to ceiling glass. Second time here celebrating a family birthday with a party of 6 or more. Portions are large so beware- two of us split our entree and salads. Ingredients are fresh and everything was cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and yet unobtrusive- they were always nearby to check in or refresh our glasses. The wine list is limited but the choices were good. We weren't rushed and we were there on a busy Saturday night.
A photo of Mamma Maria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5473)
$31 to $50
Italian
North End
About the restaurant
More availability on our website. Our restaurant also offers unique private rooms for small parties starting at 4 people- email mammamariaboston@gmail.com to inquire.
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Superior local and seasonal ingredients distinguish our Italian cuisine. Our menu is updated daily to reflect market changes. Our setting is historical and unique. Five elegant dining rooms ( most with views of the city) are tucked throughout an antique brick townhouse overlooking North Square in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Mamma Maria is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Boston. It never fails me. The dinning experience was great overall except one thing — somehow we waited for a LONG time for the bread. All the other tables got their breads and olives almost immediately after being seated. I had to ask twice to get them…
A photo of Molinari's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (340)
$30 and under
Italian
Dorchester
About the restaurant
“I wanted to do a place with good Italian comfort food. The simplicity of it, the freshness of it, the quality of ingredients that you get to work with.” They specialize in that quintessential Italian comfort food – pizza. “I think it’s great that the city of Boston is turning around and starting to become known for pizza like the other big cities in the country,” he said. “It is such a simple food but it all comes down to the quality of ingredients.” It’s all done out of an open kitchen where the star of the show is Molinari’s wood burning oven.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Best Italian food I’ve had in Boston definitely will be recommending and going a lot more 10/10 restaurant
A photo of Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse restaurant
4.9
4.9 (330)
$31 to $50
Italian
Harwich Port
About the restaurant
Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse would like to transport you to a favorite trattoria - a little hole in the wall in Tuscany. So, join us, relax, have a glass of wine, a piece of cheese and let your journey begin!
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Chester1231vip
Dined 4 days ago
Food is always consistently good as is service. Value is excellent when compared to similar restaurants. Has been our “go to” restaurant for years!
A photo of Toscana Bar Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1203)
$30 and under
Italian
Beverly
About the restaurant
When the techniques of old world Italian cuisine meets the style and sophistication of modern dining. An intimate dining experience with a menu that ranges from shareable appetizers and small plates to Chef's authentic Italian specials. Well known for stylish cocktails including our famous Espresso Martini, and sophisticated wine program.

Igloo dining is now available during the winter months!

Top review
Joannevip
Dined 4 days ago
I had a delicious dinner of chicken saltimbocca and a kale Cesar salad. Topped it off with an espresso martini.
A photo of Giulia Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1695)
$31 to $50
Italian
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Giulia is a chef-owned regional Italian restaurant located between Harvard and Porter Squares in Cambridge. It is the first restaurant of award-winning Chef Michael Pagliarini. Its reputation has spread nationally with frequent out of town guests as well as Boston area locals.

Giulia puts a particular emphasis on hand-crafted pastas, made each day on our custom-built chef’s table adjacent to the open kitchen.

Best of Boston Italian Restaurant. All Italian wine list with unique Italian varietals. Local purveyors, dry aged local beef, burrata di andria, stone milled flours, vegetarian options.

Giulia is currently open for indoor dining and limited outdoor dining. We accept reservations up to two weeks in advance. To reserve a patio table, please call us at 617-441-2800. All reservations made online are for indoors only. Kindly note that our patio is uncovered so reservations there are weather dependent and will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

Top review
SteveT
Dined 3 days ago
We were very pleased with our experience and one in our group owns a restaurant in Calif. and she was very impressed with the food!
A photo of Vuolo's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (103)
$30 and under
Italian
Winthrop
About the restaurant
Named after our beloved grandfather, we are a small family-owned establishment built on a commitment to making every patron that walks through our doors feel they are at home. Our approach, in addition to supplying friendly and attentive service, is to take the traditional Italian cuisine that our family grew up eating and elevate it to something new and fresh.


Mangia!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
It was awesome in all aspects! Food and service were terrific.
A photo of La Summa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (505)
$30 and under
Italian
North End
About the restaurant
A letter from the founder,

From the time I can remember, while I was growing up in this Italian neighborhood, the North End of Boston, my grandmother, Crocefissa Barbara Summa, was a great influence in my life.
It was at her dinner table that I learned of friendship and love, and by her side I discovered the art of Italian cooking. I learned it all begins with the best ingredients to bring out the simplicity of flavors of Sicilian cuisine as well as the many various regions throughout Italy. It pleases me that you selected to dine at La Summa. I know that your experience will be warm and pleasant, with culinary pleasures. - Barbara Summa Sullivan ( JULY 3, 1940 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2022)

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food is incredible! The live singers were very talented but it was very loud.
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