Antonio's Cucina Italiana

4.4
391 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Antonio's serves up fresh & tasty dishes from both northern and southern Italy. While dining you're surrounded by 18th century prints of Italian Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and authentic Italian music serenades you in the background. Located on historic Beacon Hill, across from Mass General Hospital, Liberty Hotel, and Wyndham Hotel. Serving Lunches $11.00 and under and diner $23.00 and under. Antonio's is a great neighborhood destination. The Boston Globe calls Antonio's "A treasure for anyone who happens upon it."
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vipbgourmand
New England
290 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Antonio's is a neighborhood place with simple typical Italian specialties, all prepared well - and HUGE portions at reasonable prices. I'll be enjoying my swordfish pasta for days :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it here. Amazing food and fun staff

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Charles
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty meal. Hot and delish. Nice place as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The older gentleman we had for our waiter was outstanding. Attentive, courteous and fun. Made the whole experience that much better

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vipJeff
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Not much ambience, but very good food at a decent price. Wish i had caught our server's name - she was great. She asked if we were going to an event at the Garden (we were) so she made sure there were no delays. Plan ahead though - we did an early dinner to make sure we didn't miss the show opening.
I've been here a dozen times over the years. I keep going back - tasty food, and lots of it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Worst dining experience I’ve ever had in Boston - food

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Barney
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classic neighborhood Italian. Good service with local character.

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MNvisitor
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I’ll put up with the tight low-rent ambience, for their food any day. This is the real deal. Great service, excellent food. The Bruscheta was amazing. Don’t miss it. The red sauce was fresh and flavorful, seafood stew was excellent, as was the cannelloni.

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vipAndrea
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both fantastic. Will definitely be back next time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Our waitress was excellent. Food was out quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food for a reasonable price. We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

La comida mala

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic homemade Italian. We had a party of 6, with a reservation. Our table was ready early. Dinner was excellent! We had a variety of items between the 6 of us. Everyone loved their entree. Portions were huge and very well priced. Great find! Would go again next time we are in Boston!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not go back.

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vipMargaretR
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been here many times. Never been disappointed. Service great.
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vipPaulC
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

When we sat down the table was set on a dirty table cloth. That was the sign that we should have left. The prosciutto tomato and mozzarella appetizers were acceptable. The shrimp cocktail appeared to be shrimp used also for scampi in size and not worth the price. The main courses were terrible. The marinara used on the pastas tasted like tomato paste with no garlic, oregano, or spices. The gnocchi al forno was no better than chef boyardee in flavor profile. The linguini with meatballs used the same bland marinara. The meatballs were adequate. I booked the restaurant based on proximity to our hotel. That was a big mistake with so many good Italian restaurants just ten minutes away. Absolute rip off for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great casual Italian…relax and enjoy a delish meal

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jlctexas
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy to get to. Service was good. Food was delicious and served piping hot. Good crowd. Fast. Enjoyed our time there!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was good but not their usual great - first time I ever felt like that but it can’t always be a 10/10 can it? The ambiance was nice and the noise level was low, but our waitress was cranky, which made us feel weird :(

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing dinner

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CassidyM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in years! Amazing service, lovely people and incredible food!

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ClaireO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Creative food, very fresh!

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StuartG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great italian food place with excellent food and lovely staff. A local neighborhood favorite. Not fancy or elegant but great basics. I go there often and love it.

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vipDE77
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand marnier shrimp is incredible. Love the stuffed calamari. Had veal parm and it was very good. Big portions and reasonably priced. Small restaurant that is easy walk to Boston Garden.

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LeonH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice clean food. Service was great. Quick and easy. We were going to the Bruins game so we were in a rush. I would eat there again.

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vipJamesM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small and unpretentious, Antonio's was a delight. The staff was very attentive, discussing menu choices with us, and carefully seeing to our needs. We each had one of the specials and they were excellent - Mussels & Shrimp Over Linguine for me and Chicken Piccata for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was loud because we sat outside & there were lots of rescue vehicles at 6:00pm on Saturday night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was hilarious and so personable. My mom has a metric ton of allergies and he was patient, courteous, and genuinely took care to ensure she didn’t have any issue. The food absolutely slapped too.

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HannahH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious authentic food at a good price. The garlic bread was great. I absolutely loved the chicken parm. Some staff weren’t wearing masks correctly.

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AndreaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evelyn was an amazing server, made me feel at home during tough visits to MassGeneral Hospital. The food was perfect, along with the prices. Thank you so much!!
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HowardT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We aren't in Boston very often, but try to eat an Antonio's when we are. Not a fancy place, but friendly, good service and excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This place is definitely worth visiting especially if the owner is there to converse with. However, our last visit, we were essentially rushed out by the waiter serving us who gave us few time to make food selections and popped the bill on the table before we could even get a second round of drinks. He was very brooding and patronizing. Other than that, excellent food and amazing family business.

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michaelt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is as good as any in Boston’s North End only it’s not in the North End. We had our first dinner at Antonio’s 25 years ago when I first met my wife, it was great to come back to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We were treated like gold and the food is authentic and absolutely delicious!
We are already trying to figure out when we can go again. Both my wife and me have previously worked in the restaurant business, in high end establishments for years and we know a winner when we see one. Go check out Antonio’s and I promise you will agree with this review. They made our 25th Anniversary extra special . Thank- you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I'm surprised there are so many positive reviews here. My family was disappointed with this place. The food was not tasty, but there was a lot of it. I have been to Italy and often had dinner at Italian restaurants in the USA. Food in Antonios and authentic Italian cuisine are two different things. I do not recommend this place to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio’s was fabulous!! The service was fast and the restaurant was clean and semi quiet (for the city). Lovely local Beacon Hill place!
We got the chicken parm and shrimp fra diavolo with linguine and it was to die for!!! Soooo good, highly recommend. We also got the house Cabernet, and it was great.
We will be back!

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vipRickR
New England
56 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and the waiter very friendly and efficient. The outdoor seating was to close though. Definitely not 6 ft apart.

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vipMeeraA
London
34 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Average food. Not sure I would go back, but wouldn’t be the end of the world if I had to.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

With so many great Italian restaurants in Boston, why waste a dining experience on a place that is just okay? Only possible reason is to get reasonably priced pasta served hot and on the bland side.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love it here, food outstanding🍀

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BobB
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining at Antonio's when we come to Boston, especially after visits to MGH Hospital. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly and helpful.

FAQs

Antonio's Cucina Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Antonio's Cucina Italiana also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-3310.

Antonio's Cucina Italiana is rated 4.4 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.