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Boston Restaurants


  • 33 North Sq. Map It
  • $$$
  • Italian

Updated 11/13/2013

Fodor's Review

Here's the kind of undeniably friendly, downright cute hole-in-the-wall that keeps the neighborhood real. With seating for 30, Carmen keeps its capacity crowds happy with glasses of wine and tiny dishes of roasted red pepper and olives at the up-front bar. At tables, meanwhile, diners tuck into comforting specials like homemade pappardelle with creamy mushroom ragu and braised short ribs with Parmesan polenta. Desserts and coffee, however, aren't served.

Restaurant Information


33 North Sq., Boston, Massachusetts, 02113, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. No lunch Sun.–Wed., except lunch offered on Wed. from April 1–Dec 31
  • Reservations essential

Updated 11/13/2013


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Nov 24, 2008

Tiny North End spot, good food

One of the North End's better Italian places. Very tiny place that redefines cozy. Food's good and so is the service.

By Kevin

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Sep 27, 2006

Small restaurant leaves me with big smile.

For that vintage italien dining experience, Carmen is the place to go. While visitng colleges in the Boston area, my Aunt and Uncle took my family and I to Carmen, and it was spectacular. I'm a fan of the small restaurant setting, and Carmen definitely fits that description. The atmosphere was great, the service was outstanding, the food was delicious, and I'm sure the wine was good too even though i'm not old enogh to drink it. A must go if you are

visiting Boston!

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