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Tony & Elaine's, Boston, MA

Tony & Elaine's

4.7
4.7
686 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Tony & Elaine's is a red sauce Italian joint located in the North End at 111 N. Washington St.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 580-0321

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant with catering inquiries

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for private dining options

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Thacher St.

  • Parking details

    Government Center Garage or metered visitor spaces on N. Washington St.

  • Public transit

    Haymarket, North Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 686 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Italian

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  1. MD

    MathewD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience as always. I’m going to keep going back and try something new every time. Haven’t missed once.
  2. DR

    DRJNC

    Raleigh

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoy Tony and Elaine’s and go there at least twice a month. It is a local go to place. Food is consistently good and service is always good.
  3. GD

    GDives

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Pretty average food but nice outdoor spay
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We originally had outdoor seating reservations and there was rain coming. The staff quickly moved us inside so we didn’t get rained on and the food was fabulous. Gnocchi was a great dessert and all the entrées we tried were very good
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great little spot in the North End! It feels like you’re eating at your Italian family’s home. Its calm and cozy, and they give great portions!
  6. N

    Nick

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for classic Italian meal. I had the lasagna and it was excellent. My gf got the lobster ravioli and that was delicious as well. Definitely recommend
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Preconcert dinner. My husband and I split the House Salad, Chicken Parm, and in-house mini Canolis. Everything was delicious! We were seated downstairs, which is a bit dark, but we didn’t mind since we were out of the heat. We would definitely return when in the neighborhood
  8. JA

    JustAGuy

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Underwhelming. Food was decent, not excellent. Was a Wed night, not crowded, and service was adequate with limited enthusiasm. We were excited to eat here based on the website and left underwhelmed. Good, not great.
  9. G

    Geoff

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The outdoor area was fun, if on a bit of a busy street. The menu had an old-school feel, with lower prices to boot. I got the eggplant parm, which was excellent.
  10. KL

    KatL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were looking for a restaurant in the North End that took reservations for outdoor seating and I'm so glad we ended up at Tony and Elaine's! The food was sensational (highly recommend the lasagna) and we appreciated how our server have his honest recommendations without trying to upsell us. Also appreciated how it's not in the heart of the North End and so it's a quieter setting but still high-quality Italian food you'd expect
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Homemade pasta. The best meatballs I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot of meatballs.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a quaint spot felt like I was back in my grandmothers kitchen
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So yummy!!!
  14. JM

    JimM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  15. YT

    YosiT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was fine, but the place is small, uncomfortable, not clean, service not good
  16. W

    Wiggy8544

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! We had a party of 9 and ordered a variety of food from spaghetti and meatballs, Chicken Parm, lasagna and lobster ravioli. Everything was great the only thing better was the service. Thank you for a great meal!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here on our last day of vacation. It was a great end to a great trip! The food was all wonderful!
  18. CG

    CGM14

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great homestyle Italian food in a casual environment! Service was great, staff was helpful in making recommendations!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy-charming ambiance with legit Italian cuisine. I can’t wait to go back.
  20. O

    Owen

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Billed as “throwback red sauce joint,” T&E lived up to the promise. I wanted our grandchildren to experience the “real” Northie. Success. Fabulous caprese with heirloom tomatoes, “best meatballs ever” according to expert grandchildren, and perfect rigatoni with vodka sauce. Ate outside when it was cool enough and inside when too hot. Ideal experience both times. Yes we went twice. That good for what it is. You’re in BOSTON.
  21. JG

    JamesG

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was great - lobster ravioli is a must try!
  22. CH

    CarolineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance . Perfect for family and groups who want traditional Italian food .
  23. CR

    CarmenR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal with traditional Italian staples such as meatballs, bolognese, and chicken parmesan. Staff was friendly and the service was quick. The vintage décor inside added to the old school ambiance. Would absolutely return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We are from NY so I have high standards and low expectations outside of NYC. But the eggplant was fantastic!
  25. TH

    TomH

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Third time there since it opened. I’m not sure what happened but the food seemed very different than when it first opened. I had the chicken parmigiana and the chicken was pounded flat and burned. The pasta was overcooked and was swimming in sauce. The other meals that came out were not impressive. Major difference from initial opening
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went because of Yelp reviews. Loved the ambiance of all the little, charming dining spaces.
  27. M

    Marcs

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my kind of food. I always enjoy coming here.
  28. JM

    JenM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great! It had the casual vibe and good food we were looking for in the North End. The space was small inside - I wish we were able to get a reservation outside. One noisy table made the space feel loud, but with diners talking at regular volumes, it would probably be fine.
  29. KM

    KelleyM

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and we loved our food. We are in the outdoor patio, and it was perfect.
  30. KS

    KamrynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I’s go-to for special occasions. Delicious chicken parm and wonderful service 11/10
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience! We grabbed an early dinner, so it wasn’t too crowded. The food was amazing and staff was attentive and actively made sure we were enjoying our meal. Would definitely go back or recommend to my friends!
  32. DM

    DivyaM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Mozzarella sticks were to die for! We got both the meatballs appetizer and spaghetti and meatballs, I would probably go hard on mozzarella sticks + calamari appetizers and then get the spaghetti and meatballs for an entree to enjoy both the meatballs and yummy tomato sauce.
  33. W

    Watsy

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    40th anniversary and we happened upon this restaurant and were able to get right in. They gave us a glass of complimentary champagne/Prosecco which was So Nice. The food was good to very good. My gnocchi was good but my husbands lasagna was delicious! We would definitely come back to this restaurant.
  34. TF

    TheFoxes

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The only exceptional food was the meatballs. Wait staff forces electronic check settlement immediately following dessert delivery without allowing time to consume the dessert. Rude.
  35. T

    Trev

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best spots in the North End. Sneakily great outdoor space
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing but a wonderful experience with great food.
  37. L

    Lovesgoodfood

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was fast but friendly. Small place so would recommend a reservation. Delicious house made limoncello.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it all! The food, the ambiance - I read a review that made a comment about being in a basement but I loved the brick walls and cozy atmosphere with the Christmas lights and checkered table cloths. Just an old school Italian vibe that you never see except on the East Coast. My server (female with long, dark hair) was awesome. The food was great, even the focaccia with just the right hint of salt and a great sourdough taste. Top it all off with some chocolate chip cannolis to go and I was a happy girl!
  39. FM

    FraserM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with amazing and super tasty food!
  40. BS

    BrianS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a great Sunday evening out for my wife and I. The food was fabulous, I had the eggplant parm and she had the lasagna. Conor was our waiter and all the staff we were working really hard to take care of all the tables. It was a wonderful evening and I can’t wait to go back!!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tony & Elaine's does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Tony & Elaine's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 580-0321.

Tony & Elaine's is rated 4.7 stars by 686 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 43 times today
Google Map for Tony & Elaine's

111 N Washington St, Boston, MA 02114-2115

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thacher St.

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Government Center Garage or metered visitor spaces on N. Washington St.

  • Public transit

    Haymarket, North Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 580-0321

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant with catering inquiries

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for private dining options

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