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Boston Restaurants

Antico Forno

  • 93 Salem St. Map It
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  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/13/2013

Fodor's Review

Many of the menu choices here come from the eponymous wood-burning brick oven, which turns out surprisingly delicate pizzas simply topped with tomato and fresh buffalo mozzarella. Though its pizzas receive top billing, Antico excels at a variety of Italian country dishes. Don't overlook the hearty baked dishes and handmade pastas; the specialty, gnocchi, is rich and creamy but light. The joint is cramped and noisy, but also homey and comfortable—which means that your

meal will resemble a raucous dinner with an adopted Italian family.

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93 Salem St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02113, USA

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Updated 11/13/2013


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Nov 24, 2008

Very good baked Southern Italian food

Relatively unique place in the North End, Southern Italian with a specialty in baked entrees and pizza. Very good food despite little direct competition. Quarters can be a little tight like in most area eateries, but a good choice here.

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Apr 8, 2008

Decent food, bad dessert, uninterested service

Went to antico forno on a tip from our hotel concierge. I may be spoiled from eating quality italian food in New York, but this place was not quite up to par. I had a very good pizza, but my wife's chicken saltimbocca was bland and dry, and the tiramisu was so bad we couldn't even finish it. The server was totally uninterested in us, and intimidating, as well. Very pretty space, though.

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Jun 2, 2004

Delicious and Just a Bit Different in North End

Had a great dinner at Antico Forno. We had saltimbocca di pollo and sartù di riso, with ribbollita soup as a starter; everything was superb. Service was always friendly and attentive. A nice change from the mom-and-pop places all over the North End!

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