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Ciao Roma, Boston, MA

Ciao Roma

4.4
4.4
504 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian restaurant using the freshest ingredients and house-made pasta. Located on the historic Freedom Trail overlooking North Square with a beautiful outdoor patio right in the square.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 829-4975

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Ciao Roma offers a few different options for your next private dining outing or event. From casual get togethers to company holiday parties to showers and receptions, we'd be glad to offer space from just a few guests up to 100.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Heng: (888) 653-1975

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Prince Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Haymarket Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 504 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Char

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, beautiful evening
  2. H

    Herkkusuu

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Ciao Roma is a neighborhood restaurant that we had not visited before. Location and ambiance: The location is great in Boston's North End. The building is quaint. At the restaurant, the music was a tad too loud, even though we like the 80s Italian popular music. Service: The service started poorly - but it was partly forgivable as the server seemed to be on his first day on the job. A senior server saved the day, hence a good grade. Food: The menu was short, and the food was disappointing for everyone in our group. It felt cheap, even the homemade pasta. Student cafeteria fare came to mind.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was wonderful and so accommodating. Food was delicious and ambiance was unmatched!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quickly greeted and seated. The service was also quick and friendly. The table and seating was not comfortable and mostly due to being tightly squeezed in with adjacent tables. The food and beverages were excellent. Quality appeared to be the best available. Would highly recommend this establishment.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    yummy & charming!
  6. KC

    KandC

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice evening, nice ambience and wonderful service.
  7. AO

    AislingO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service and the place is so beautiful
  8. JS

    JeffS

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we were greeted at the door by the Manager till the final round of Homemade Lemoncello we had a perfect night. My favorite red sauce in the North End.
  9. NM

    NancyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Fabian-great waiter-food always on point and delicious-excellent food at a great price...
  10. SP

    SashaP

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Came for Sunday brunch. Had a reservation for 11am. Walked into restaurant at 10:50am and was yelled at that they don't open until 11am and that we need to stay outside. Wow....ok. Service was horrible from there on. Took forever to get our drinks and they didn't have cappuccinos because their frother was broken. Got a coffee con leche....she forgot the leche. Second time, coffee came cold. Food was average. Italian donuts were not fresh...at least a few days old. SKIP THIS PLACE
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I was there 2 months ago and my dinner were served on a dinner plate. I brought two friends Saturday night and our dinners were served in a small bowl, for the same price. Very disappointed and embarrassed by the portions.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was delicious and Michael our server was great, my only complaint was the table size. I was with 2 very tall, big guys and we were sat at 2 tiny bistro tables. They couldn’t even fit the food on the table. We asked to change tables as soon as we saw this tiny table and was told no other was available
  13. H

    Hugs

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, outdoor space was beautiful and the overall experience was fantastic
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience!
  15. DP

    DPham

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor patio has a pink colour to it, very chic. The service was very polite and the food was lovely. It offers a variety of pasta dish with different sauces that meet different diets, not just marinara. Such a hidden gem in the North End!
  16. c

    christapha

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Roma was a great experience! The service we received was some of the best service I’ve had in a long time. The food was great, ordered the arancini, bruschetta and Caesar to start. The lobster ravioli and eggplant parmigiana were also great entree choices. I’ve had better tiramisu but still good. The only complaint if I had one was I did not agree with the price of the espresso martini after a small modification but overall a great experience and I would return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my little cousins flying in for the weekend and wanted to celebrate the one turning 18! Ciao Roma is always a great go-to spot for any occasion. The food is always 10/10 and the ambiance is always a 10/10.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely girls night out on the patio in the square! Our server was great and made excellent food recommendations. The ambiance was great and combined with excellent drinks and food, it made for a wonderful evening!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had my sister in law in town!
  20. JM

    JMAeatsCO

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Lackluster is the word I think of. The food was fine. Decent at best. The outdoor seating is the only salvageable reason to visit this restaurant. Service was sub par and SLOW!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch with Ciao Roma. Our server was so attentive, the food and cocktails were excellent. Plus, it’s the most gorgeous patio in Boston!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor setting, a perfect place to spend an evening dining al fresco. Unfortunately the kitchen was swamped and the food quality suffered. My slow to arrive pasta was undercooked and the meatball was burned. A replacement was equally awful. Like really awful. The other members of my group’s dishes were passable but nothing special. Bottom line is that this is a lovely place for tourists to eat a mediocre meal in Boston’s North End. I’m sure there are better options nearby.
  23. TW

    TanyaW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian food with a fantastic outdoor patio.
  24. ML

    MelissaL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable meal on beautiful summer evening! Great historical location with large outside patio, a block away from the door to door restaurants in the North End making it feel a bit quieter. Food was delicious-I had the eggplant parmigiana-large serving size. Had initially planned to save some for leftovers, but ate it all!! It was delicious! Would go again.
  25. F

    Fahren

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was mediocre for the price but the atmosphere was great with friends.
  26. AP

    AndreaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    excellent outdoor space. Great service and great food.
  27. L

    Lucia

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time & service :) let us sit & talk outside for a long time- which we were so grateful for as we hadn’t caught up in some time.
  28. a

    amym

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Can't beat the setting! We sat on the patio on a Monday evening. Just far enough away from the main drag of The North End to avoid big crowds. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was good. We shared several pasta dishes, a salad and dessert.
  29. L

    Lexi

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect ambience on the outdoor patio
  30. MS

    MSG1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Efficient service. Great atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again n
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entire experience at Ciao Roma! Our waiter, Russell, was amazing with his service and recommendations from the menu. Best chicken parm I’ve ever had!
  32. NM

    NayaraM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great! The server was ready to leave and didn’t come to see us until after 20 mins we were already seated and told us the kitchen was closing at that exact time so we needed go put our orders in. This wasn’t the first time I had went but it was surely the only time I didn’t have great service.
  33. S

    Sabrina

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic!! Ambiance incredible! 10/10 would recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked earlier in the day and were not sure about timing (coming from out of town). We arrived a little early and the host/hostess were super pleasant and sat us immediately with the table we requested! Food was wonderful, service was great- highly recommend!
  35. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came with family to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the ambiance was nice as well! Would recommend!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    my waitress was trash. she messed up every order
  37. HB

    HayleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner on the patio. The service was great, as was the food.
  38. JM

    JustMe

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow. We had to ask for salt and butter at least twice. Nobody offered Parmesan, so we had to ask for that as well. The whiskey sour was spectacular as was the lemonade. The entrees we’re amazing and the Tiramisu was one of the best I’ve had!
  39. MM

    MeganM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    The service was poor. It was difficult to get the attention of our servers. One entree was wrong, although correct order provided relatively quickly. Other food was cold (Sunday Ragu) and overall food is mid-quality. Bread was dry, no oil provided for dipping until we asked a couple times.
  40. D

    Dent

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dining outside in North Square at Ciao Roma was like being Italy. It was a Grand experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ciao Roma using the Order Online button. Ciao Roma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 829-4975.

Ciao Roma is rated 4.4 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ciao Roma

5A North Sq, Boston, MA 02113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Prince Street

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Haymarket Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 829-4975

  • Private party facilities

    Ciao Roma offers a few different options for your next private dining outing or event. From casual get togethers to company holiday parties to showers and receptions, we'd be glad to offer space from just a few guests up to 100.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Heng: (888) 653-1975

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