307 Hanover St, Boston
(617) 742-0020

Recent Reviews

Wendy Gordon

Very excellent Italian food. Wine bottles are affordably priced - less than equivalent of 3 glasses. We carried out what we didn't drink. Portions are generous. We shared roasted mushroom appetizer and then neither of us could finish our main dishes, the pan sauteed chicken (with 3 pieces!) and the gnocchi. I love that they don't offer dessert and encourage you to try a local bakery. You need to make reservations weeks in advance but we snagged a last minute cancellation.

Jason Lin

Prior to this review, I’ve only given two 5-star restaurant reviews. And this restaurant just changed that. I love this restaurant! Everything I had was perfectly prepared and seasoned. One of the best Italian restaurant in my book. It will be a must stop for me whenever I’m in Boston again.

Celmari B.

You will have a great day if you eat here! Everything is delicious, highly recommended. Note that food is served in large portions so sharing might be a good option.

Steve Miller

Great service perfect seafood pasts little overdone.

Balakrishnan Vasudevan

Great food, ordered two of their pastas and both dishes tasted really good. Make sure to try their crazy Alfredo.It is a very small space and getting reservations is hard, so plan in advance.

Eric Einhardt

The waiter was on spot, he took his time explaining dishes and made you feel very welcome. The fresh cod was awesome

Cathi Snow Parish

We loved our meal at Carmelina’s. Great food, great service, wonderful North End atmosphere!

Janet Thompson Hammer

Great service and food! Love it!

Jorge Orderique

Not a bad Restaurant overall the experience was great the service was good and worth the wait I appreciate that they not only except cash but also card payments


It was a wonderful dinner. Food was amazing and I would go back there in a heartbeat! The mushroom appetizer was “wicked good” and the whole dinner was delicious. Highly recommend!

Sherry P

This used to be our very favorite North End Italian restaurant….In May we went there 3 times that week Tonight…extremely disappointed The meatballs were all breading..dry…tasteless ? The sausage was under cooked, & inedible ? The wait staff that used to be very attentive & friendly were distant… Quite a different experience overall since May ! What on earth happened to the Restaurant that we loved so much ? Sad to say we won’t go again this trip

A Asanchez

Some of the food was phenomenal (gnocchi, Gorgonzola rigatoni), some of it was not (pesto fusilli). The service left a lot to be desired. Would have gotten 4 stars if it weren’t for the service. Our server never checked on us once after he took our order. We had to flag him down and ask for literally everything from water refills to salt and pepper. Would maybe try again but hope for a different server.


ent based on the reviews, and they can be trusted. We all had a wonderful time here. The servers were professional (and had a bunch of tables to attend to) and friendly, the food was quite tasty, and the value was as good as it gets. We happened to have an incredibly gorgeous night and had an outdoor table, and seeing everyone out on a Saturday night also helped to have us all feeling maximum joy. The area was jumpin'! Dinner for four, including three drinks, two bottles of wine, four entrees and three salads was $260 before tip. (did I say great value?) If you can get here and can eat outdoors, you will love it.


If you want authentic Boston Italian food, this is your place. Great indoor/outdoor seating areas. Great wine/cocktail/Italian drink menu. Pasta is fantastic and large portions. Pizza also good. Right in the heart of Boston's North-end. Get there early as there can be quite a wait.


We had two meals in Little Italy (North End) and this was by far the best meal of the entire trip. We had garlic shrimp (with bread to get every last morsel) and Bronx Tale. We sat outside and people watched, had wine.. it was just the best. I would go back again and again.

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