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Great Food, Subpar Service

This review is based on my last two visits..I have been here several times - the Saltamboca is amazing. However, the service is OK. I have had the same server the last two visits, and both times, he seemed totally uninterested in my table and our experience. We were done with our meal (both times) and sat around fot 15 minutes waiting for him to come back. I usually don't like to diss places I enjoy, but I was extrem... view more

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Disappointing and Dirty

We were visiting Boston and were looking for a good Italian meal for lunch. We were very disappointed in Cantina Italiana. Our waiter was very cold and rude. He barely smiled or said a polite word. The food was equally disappointing. Our bread tasted like stale grocery store bread. My husband's pasta and sausage dish was just a step above Chef Boy-ar-dee and my chicken and pasta in a white wine sauce was not much bet... view more

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Amazing from the service to the desert I don’t think it could have got much better. This restaurant is reasonably priced with a great wine list. I would recommend this to anyone who likes magnificent Italian food. The last meal I had that was this good was in Italy… Cantina has a real home time feel with all the detail to fine cooking….. The staff was amazingly helpful and prompt. The manager was generally concerned ... view more

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Average Food, High Prices

Just moved up from New Orleans. Expected more, but I guess I'm spoiled. (New Yorker too). The place was as authentic as you can get, complete with live accordian music, but we had the cold antipasto, gnocci and rissotto procini. The rissotto was dry, and the gnocci's sauce was flat and uninspired..\r \r Not worth the 65 dollar bill (no wine or drinks).\r \r No wonder there was no wait to get in.\r

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North End disaster

We made a reservation for 8:30 on Saturday night and were still waiting for a table by 9:15. Other patrons near the bar were annoyed with the wait when they made reservations as the hostess and manager sat other walk-ins. When I told the hostess to take off our reservation she rolled her eye's at me. \r As a hospitality professional myself I would never stake my reputation by recommending this restaurant to anyone. ... view more

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Below Average Quality, Overpriced

I have been to this Restaurant 3 times, the first 2 times the food was good but the last experience was one of the worst I have had in any restaurant, rude waiter and terrible food. While the food was good the first 2 times, it is still overpriced. Not every restaurant in the north end has good Italian food, this one may vary on the day, you may have a good experience in one day and a bad one on another, but regard... view more

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Awesome homemade pasta

We went to Cantina Italiana last weekend because we'd never been there before and were hosting some out-of-town guests. We were all pleasantly surprised by how good the food is at this restaurant. The homemade pasta is excellent, including the fusilli. Our service was sporadic, but it was very busy.

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Don't be fooled by the tacky neon side outside! The food is excellent!

I actually found out about Cantina Italiana on Citysearch and decided to give it a try despite having some negative reviews. I am so happy that I went. My boyfriend and I regularly went to Cantina while we lived in Boston and make sure that we go there whenever we are back in Boston visiting. The lobster ravioli, fresh mozzarella, and fried calamari appetizers are all excellent. The bomboloti pasta with spicy sau... view more

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Good Food but a Little ""Buggy""

I have been goign here for a few years now, and the food has alwasy been outstanding. The last and final time i went there was with my oarents visting from CT. As we were sitting in a booth my mother noticed a cockroach!! commign out of the gap. We are all very disgusted. My father then tapped the wall with his hand in attempt to scare it back into the wall.. 3! more came out!\r \r We were soo digusted we left prom... view more

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Poor Service, Average Food

We went on a Saturday night and made reservations earlier in the day for 8:30pm. When making the reservation, I told the manager that we had a 10:30 show to attend and he said that shouldn't be a problem. We ended up waiting an hour for a table and not sitting till 9:30pm. They kept giving us the same line that we were the next table. If they had told us the truth, I would have gone elsewhere to eat. Not all was bad... view more

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