Is it worth waiting in line on Hanover to eat some Italian food at Carmelina’s? Honestly - no, but it’s still a good place to hit up if you want red sauce dishes that are done well, in a place that’s fun and crowded but which doesn’t try too hard to look like an Italian restaurant on the set of Newsies. We like sitting at the bar in front of the open kitchen and going with the frutti di mare.
Where we've featured it
Search by Perfect For
More spots in North EndSee more
Regina Pizzeria in the North End is the original and best location of Boston’s most famous pizza.
Mamma Maria provides the best combination of North End atmosphere and Italian food that was actually made with a little effort.
Galleria Umberto is a pizza joint in the North End serving thick crust pizza for lunch.
More Italian spotsSee more
Taranta is an Italian-Peruvian restaurant in the North End that more people should know about.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more