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Pagliuca's, Boston, MA

Pagliuca's

4.0
4
117 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Fratelli Pagliuca's Restaurant is like a little corner of sunny Italy located in Boston's north end. It has been an oasis of old-country Italian food for decades, and is family owned and operated. The Pagliuca family originated in Motefalcione Avellino, and when they moved to the United States, they brought time-honored recipes with them. When you visit Fratelli Pagliuca's Restarurant, you will enjoy entrées like chicken campagna, which is a boneless chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, peppers, onions and potatoes. You can also choose from steaks, chops, seafood and of course pasta.

If you would like to enjoy a drink before dinner, visit the cocktail bar. Wine, beer and cordials are also available with your meal. Fratelli Pagliuca's restaurant is warm, welcoming and offers great food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 367-1504

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Pagliuca

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. W

    Wegs

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service was good I would come back when in town
  2. KF

    KatieF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    They are very understaffed and no Italian wine list. Not the same place anymore. People working are working hard but it’s not the same.
  3. LN

    LouiseN

    New England

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    "Disappointed" was the word of the night. I have been to Pagliucas a few times before and always enjoyed our meals. Perhaps they were just having an "off" night, but here's what happened... We arrived right on time for our reservation and were seated immediately. We then sat for nearly 30 minutes waiting to be acknowledged! We finally flagged someone down, who unceremoniously asked "whadaya want?" and pulled out her checkbook to take our order. I think I have been very patient during post-covid, as I know restaurants are short staffed and trying to keep up. But that is not the case here - there was plenty of staff running around. I was shocked to see how much the prices have increased since the last time I was here. Again, I know inflation is a thing, but $18 for a simple caprese salad? $30 for chicken parm?? And they have removed one of our favorites from their menu - no more Chicken Felix! We sat forever waiting for our food, at least an hour. Tables that arrived after us had their doggy bags before our meals even arrived. (There were only 3 of us; we were not a big party.) We never received water refills (even after we asked) or bread. Now, if our food was fabulous, I may not have minded the long wait. However, my meal was pure salt! The lobster ravioli did not taste of lobster, ricotta, or "pink" sauce. It only tasted of SALT. And having no water didn't help my situation. Dirty water glasses, dirty silverware. The cleaning practices we witnessed between customers was questionable, especially during covid. It was genuinely disappointing, as I know what Pagliucas is capable of. The question is - will I be returning to give them a second chance? I don't know.
  4. S

    Stevemacfla

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad evening. Had reservations, did nt help. 2 1/2 hour meal. No service. Poor girl had too many tables. Food took forever and when it arrived it was subpar. Had many choices that night, we picked the wrong restaurant.
  5. PM

    PatM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Oil was spilled on one member of our party when they first brought bread out to the table. A temporary shirt was supplied which was a nice gesture. The host then proceeded to take the table next to us order first even though we were seated 10 min before them. When we mentioned this fact to the hostess she appeared peeved and held a grudge against us reflected through small gestures the rest of the night like a 5 yr old. Overall - solid venue & good food, not a great one-time experience.
  6. v

    vermonttfab

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our nephews 25th Birthday and picked the best place for it great food great service and lots of laughs!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT! GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pagliuca’s in a word is outstanding!!! It’s a must stop for any trip to the North End Joe and family make everything with the freshest ingredients. Simple and delicious. I love the homemade Cavatelli…. It melts in your mouth. The chicken with vinegar peppers and potatoes is old school and just explodes with flavor.. everything is made from scratch it’s like eating at grandmas house on a Sunday afternoon
  9. BK

    BobK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Good service. Nothing like a good meal in the North End on a Saturday nite in the summer
  10. SH

    StephanieH

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and lovely service!
  11. JV

    JackV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    I hate to leave poor reviews, but we were really disappointed here. The service was spotty, the server got the drink and food order wrong (wrong pasta types and incorrect alcoholic drinks) not entirely but for a couple people in our group. The noise level was louder than anything, couldn’t hear my friends talking 2 seats over… ridiculous. Lastly, the food quality was not good. My vegan friend was shown a box of Barilla pasta as his only vegan pasta option. A 99 cent box of pasta… yet he paid $21 for his meal (he got only garlic and oil on it). Sorry to say we won’t be returning.
  12. CC

    CathyC

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Great location and ambience but food was disappointing.
  13. M

    Mellen

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    First off, the place is way too tight with tables and people. Our table was a size better served for two, not the four people we had. There wasn’t much room for our legs underneath the table let alone room on top for food and drinks. We were also so packed in the restaurant that I was constantly bumped by passing staff. The service was poor. No real greeting when we sat down. No explanation of anything in the menu, and very little energy/friendliness. Drinks came out fast but then we hardly saw our server again. We could hear tables around us complaining too and they had different servers! Food was good, not exceptional. When we walked the neighborhood I felt we missed out on many nicer looking, and we’ll spaced out places. I would not recommend.
  14. J

    James

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Not the best restaurant in the North End but it was ok. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation and had no problem getting right in. Tables are tight, but most places in the North End are. The service started out great. My water was refilled 3 times before our waitress found us. But once we got our food, she was nowhere to be seen. Wife had the alfredo, said it was fantastic. I had the pork chops with vinegar and peppers/potatoes. Pork chops were hockey pucks. Potatoes were dry. The peppers were amazing in the vinegar. Wish I had a plate just of them. Finished our meal and waited over 40 minutes for the waitress to come back to check on us. They were busy, and she had 5 tables so I get that. But overall, there are much better places in Boston to have Italian.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found was excellent, waitress was excellent!!!
  16. K

    Kimc

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Just wasn’t very good at all. The server was friendly but wasn’t around when you needed something. We had been told it was the place to go… nope it wasn’t. Honestly, it’s so hard to find a place so make sure you do your homework before you go!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was bland to inedible
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Our server had a very hard time. We asked for split checks and that was too much for her and she let us know it. We waited a long time to order with 1 young child even though the place was not full, always risky! The food was ok but expensive for what it was. They did get our orders correct.
  19. R

    Rich

    Savannah

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was awesome as usual, been there 3 times over the years, if I lived in Boston probably would go more. We always go there when visiting, we are from New York
  20. BB

    BarbB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When Osso bocco is a special, you order it! It never disappoints! Always a fabulous meal and incredible service!
  21. GN

    GNel

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    There was a table of six and our table of two received less than optimal service. I have been at this restaurant every May for a large group gathering and it has been outstanding. Our waitress was young and was more interested in her male coworker than our table. Our drinks came late - well after the other table who arrived after us. She was not well versed on the menu and brought us the wrong appetizer. I figured that maybe I communicated the wrong appetizer and just accepted it. I asked for a second beer which was a Peroni and was brought a Bud light. Bob DeGregorio has brought the group of Directors from Atlantic Hockey to this restaurant for years. He would feel terrible about this. Just fix it for the future.
  22. z

    zrex

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was great experience. They were very busy and short-staffed, but it was still a great experience. All the staff was working very hard and delivered! The food was also awesome. :-)
  23. NP

    NancyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Sadly, our visit was a disappointment. It was intended as a “thank you” dinner for some friends. The food was fine. Unfortunately, there was so much noise that we had to lean across the table and scream at each other to be heard (brick walls). They was one waitress for the entire restaurant. She tried very hard but her task was simply impossible. She took our initial order but never returned to our table again. We waited 45 minutes after we finished our meal for the check as there was a long line of people trying to pay and leave.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent, but the service was not really what we expected. We got our drinks, appetizers/salad and entrees within 15 to 20 minutes so overall we waited 45 minutes. There was only one waitress to take on other customers besides us and we got impatient. We hoped it would be a pleasant experience but it was disappointing. We sat outside which was nice, but wanted a pleasant time enjoying dinner than being disappointed. We even had to go inside to ask for the check and wrap up our leftovers.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Good food. Very busy
  26. BC

    808BC808

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal. Lobster ravioli was awesome.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Staff was not attentive. Extremely loud. Poor wine selection for an Italian restaurant.
  28. C

    Clovesnyc

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We got bread and eventually water, but waited almost 25 min to get someone to take our food and drink order. Food was just ok, nothing special. Had the ambiance of a Bertuccis. Our waiter was very nice and apologetic.
  29. CT

    CraigT

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Outside dinning at its best. Great part of the North End experience!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going here for over 25 years and Never had a bad experience. Best restaurant in the North End hands down!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was ok . Nothing to brag about to friends . Took 3 hrs for the
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Mother’s Day
  33. m

    mikeo

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was amazing and the food very good. Will definitely return.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    loved everything! they were so nice
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    When we arrived they said they didn’t have a reservation for us but were able to seat us in the lower level. The food and waitstaff were excellent, you may just want to call to confirm reservation.
  36. KM

    KristenM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    We waited for an hour for our table and the only thing they offered was free dessert.
  37. T

    Trishww

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We drove to Boston from CT o fly out of Logan to Ireland and we were looking for a good traditional Italian meal before leaving! Pagliuca’s checked all the boxes. Antipasto was outstanding!. We were a party of 5 and still did not finish the small size. Minestrone and pasta fagioli excellent. Chicken Verdicchio yummy. Eggplant perfectly done. Caesar salad - green, super crisp and a delicate but so flavorful dressing. Large meatballs which were the best we’ve had in long time. The perfect end to the meal was an incredible Tiramisu and Cappucino. We will definitely recommend and go back whenever we are in Boston. Thank you Pagliuca family for keeping the tradition of authentic Italian food in a warm family environment
  38. JT

    JasonT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Food was delicious and we never felt rushed with the service. We will definitely be going back when we visit Boston again.
  39. W

    Will

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites. We alway have an amazing meal here!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Enjoyed it very much.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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 Pagliuca's using the Order Online button. Pagliuca's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 367-1504.

Pagliuca's is rated 4 stars by 117 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pagliuca's

14 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Pagliuca

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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