The Florentine Cafe

4.7
63 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Florentine Café is an Italian lunch and dinner café, with a full bar, draft beers, and a great wine selection. Stop by with a friend for drinks and a meal or come to lunch with business colleagues. We now offer outdoor seating, as well as, indoor seating with a great view. When the floor-to-ceiling windows open, they let in a nice breeze, allowing the fresh air to circulate, adding to a beautiful dining experience, in, or out. We also have a separate dining area downstairs that seats up to 50 guests It's perfect for any private event, rehearsal dinner, or business function. The casual atmosphere makes it easy to relax, and enjoy a meal with fine company. Join us, start with complimentary, home-made Focaccia bread and seasoned olive oil, and you must try our signature dish, Ravioli di Aragosta. Other best dishes include, the Fusilli Alla Vodka, Pollo al Limone, and a new favourite, the Salmone D'estate.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Had an entire drink spilled on me was charged for it. Never cleaned up the glass under our table and tried to charge us for extra items.

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mamaof2boys
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, great location. When it’s warm enough, the window onto the street are open. Food is consistently excellent over the years.

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BenS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

This place was a let down. My lobster ravioli was delicious, everything else was average or worse. Definitely do not get the gnocchi. It tasted eerily similar to Trader Joe's frozen section food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We went for lunch for our daughters birthday and our waiter was very dismissive and unwilling to make an attempt to accommodate her lunch request. Our reservation was for 1:30, we arrived and ordered drinks and an appetizer. At about 2:00 when we asked to order our waiter informed us that they were still serving the brunch menu and could not make a pasta dish until 2:30. Our daughter had been looking forward to lunch in the north end and all she wanted was a basic pasta dish. We asked if they could possibly make an exception and he said no. He then suggested another restaurant down the street and sent us on our way. It was very disappointing.

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local
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food snd service was good, with the 90 min we just felt rushed. Not their fault

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

I reserved an outside table for 7 and when we arrived, on time we were told that there was no table available ( their excuse was that I did not confirm the reservation even though the Open Table app said that my reservation was confirmed) After another 30 minutes my group was given two indoor tables ( close to each other but separated by a glass door) This solution was disappointing as we had a very COVID conscious individual who did not want to join us if we were eating indoors ( he thankfully rolled with the change) and disappointing that we did not get to sit together as a full party. This event was very special as I traveled from California to spend time with these people and felt disconnected during our meal.
On the positive side the food was excellent and the ambiance was great as well.

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Ron11
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great local spot, has large bar for those who like to eat/drink there.

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GMan1212
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service were great for Easter morning brunch! The front door was left open and it was cold inside the restaurant. Otherwise they would have received five stars. I would go back and recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great

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KylieL
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The lobster ravioli was amazing! Great spot for a date night. Nice quiet atmosphere and good service. Will definitely be back!

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JoshuaK
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very romantic and quaint environment. The staff were great and the food was delicious! Definitely try it out.

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alexis
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love going here with my boyfriend. It’s our favorite place. We found it after covid hit and we have always felt so safe and comfortable there. Their ingredients are so fresh and drinks are so delicious. One of my favorite spots if you’re getting a quick drink and appetizer, or having a full course meal. Food and service is spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Didn’t get laid but that arugula salad was fire

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated Valentine's day, it was very romantic!! The food was delicious. We will definitely come again.

Liz

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vipAnthonyT
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, service, the food was spot on and our server Ronnie was caring and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and not too pricey. Authentic North End meal.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt safe and separated from other guests. The service is always great and the food was delicious!

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vipJack
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great espresso martinis

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Sheila
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The lobster ravioli was outstanding and the chicken ziti and broccoli delicious- best I’ve ever had. The sangria and espresso martini both were very good. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend Cafe Florentine to family and friends!

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KimR
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We celebrated my daughter's birthday. The food was excellent. Each of us enjoyed our meal choice tremendously. Our server was also excellent. The tables were spaced well for coping with Covid. We were seated downstairs and enjoyed the ambiance. I would definitely come again.

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erice
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Eggplant App had no taste!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner downstairs with another couple. Absolutely delicious and cannot wait to come back.
Our server from Romania was out of this world awesome!!
Thank you Thank you!!

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KatherineS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Okay food and service, but not very authentic Italian, especially for the North End.

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ReillyJ
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The Gnocchi al Pomodoro was flavorless and the Pollo al Limone was too salty to finish. We split the fig and prosciutto salad as an appetizer which was great and the espresso martinis were phenomenal, however we might look elsewhere the next time in the North End. I heard another table complain about the food, I've read several great reviews so it might've just been an off-night. If you're looking for good drinks then it might be worth taking a chance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and the waiters were wonderful!!!

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vipJorgiA
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great. My favorite spot on Hanover street!

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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Don't know if we got the real Florentine experience as we were seated outside street side. My dish was jusy OK, I ordered the filet, meat was not seasoned and lacked flavor, which was too bad as it was cooked perfectly. Others in my party enjoyed their pasta dishes. Our server was great, even seated out away from the restaurant.

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vipBillandNorma
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was good but the wine prices are ridiculous. They should have a better selection with prices to fit more budgets.

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JoAnnR
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing amazing amazing! it is decorated so beautifully... felt like I was in Italy!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lobster ravioli was delicious!

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Jmckn
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The street dinning is a whole different experience, this place is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this little place so much that we ate here twice in our week long stay in Boston. Great food, friendly staff, beautiful ambiance.

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MeganH
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was okay service was okay there are better places in the north end to eat

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vipRichA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, attentive customer service, great location and ambience!

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Susan
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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bewarethedog
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a birthday dinner and we had 6 people attend. Every single person didnt like what they ordered, they loved what they ordered. The food was absolutely off the charts delicious. We also weren't served massive size meals ... the portions we perfect and there wasnt a thing left over. We sat outside, (COVID) so it was what you expect from that kind of a environment. its the same up and down Hanover St. The prices also are not extraordinary and seemed very fair for how incredibly good the food was. Highly recommend Florentine Cafe if you like good food.

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chris
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Inattentive sever. Never offered us bread, more wine or cheese on our dishes. One dish came out as a child’s serving although there were no children in our party. Salmon was delicious.

FAQs

The Florentine Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 227-1777.

The Florentine Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 63 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 reservations at the moment.