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“Great for lunch”

Trattoria Di Monica
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Ranked #149 of 3,186 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: North End
Cross street: Salem
Transit: Haymarket North Station
Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Very well located in Boston's little Italy Monica's Trattoria offers great food in a small and cosy restaurant. I'd return without hesitation.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Little spot, big flavor!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I've been here several times before and it's always been incredible. Just so you know, Monica's has the best pasta around and the creations are mouth watering. All the pasta are homemade, sauces from scratch. It's a really small spot at the end of Salem Street but worth the squeeze! Mangia!

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Sydney, Australia
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247 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Feeling a little spoilt for choice with the abundance of Italian restaurants, it was Trattoria di Monica that took our pick as a lunch venue. The display of pumpkins helped in getting our attention, as well.

This cosy little restaurant is one of three businesses owned by local boys, the Mendoza Brothers. Over the road from the trattoria is Monica's Mercato, a gorgeous and recently expanded providor. A few blocks away is the sprawling Vinoteca di Monica, the original restaurant that moved from the small space the trattoria now calls home.

Lunch was a relaxed and delicious affair. A simple spaghetti aglio e olio (16) - garlic, olive oil, chilli flakes and parmesan. Just what the other half was craving. For me, an oozing meatball panini (12) loaded with homemade meatballs, tomato & basil sauce and mozzarella.

  • Visited October 2013
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Florida
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712 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Authentic and delicious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

It's small at Monica's - very reminiscent of cafes in Italy. Our server was friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Our lunch was very good. What the other diners had looked good too.
We will definitely go back.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, GA
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We had a 7:15 reservation on Friday night, arrived a few minutes early and were asked to wait outside for a few, but were seated promptly at 7:15.

There was a long list of specials which our server (Taylor) gave us detailed information on. The food was fantastic, service excellent, and atmosphere festive. Sure, it's a tight fit, but it was fun! Loved all the laughter and noise of conversations in the dining room.

Visited May 2014
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