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“Great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Delfino Restaurant

Delfino Restaurant
Ranked #137 of 3,179 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
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307 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

The food and service were great. This small restaurant in South Boston serves great Italian food. The prices are reasonable and the portion plentiful. I had the pork loin Marsala and it was cooked to perfection. I recommend this place highly. Make sure you have reservations.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Brookline, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We live in near by Brookline and were looking for a new Italian restaurant to try that wouldn't break the bank. We headed to Roslindale Square to try Delfino, which had gotten good reviews on line. Located in charming Roslindale Square, this restaurant serves up excellent Italian food. We tried the linguini with mussels and calamari and the chicken parmesan. The seafood was cooked just right and the chicken parm got good reviews from my niece. Linguini could have used a bit more sauce, but other than that it was quite good. Our waiter had an italian accent, which seemed like a good sign of authenticity to us. It was also nice that there were a number of charming stores and a wonderful ice-cream parlor that were open after we finished. Would definitely recommend Delfino's!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food Thai and Greek traditional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Food was excellent, views from restaurant stunning, and all staff extremely friendly and welcoming. We thoroughly recommend, and did eat here on several occasions during our 10 day stay on IOS.

Visited June 2014
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Awesome Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Have been coming here a few times a year for the past 10 years and it never fails to delivery. Food is fresh and outstanding. My go to is the linguini with broccoli rabe and schrimp. Excellent antipasto and the specials are always good. Menu is not huge but has enough for anyone. Wine list is decent, but again your there for the food. It is small and they do NOT take reservations. You can do call ahead with Michael, but be nice. We have seen several people come in and act like they are the most important people and not get seated, so don't act like a schmo. Ample parking across the street in two lots. There is no bar and not much of a waiting area, so keep that in mind during the winter when you will be waiting outside...

Visited June 2014
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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“Like dining in the North End without the traffic...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

When I'm in the mood for carbo loading and enjoying great Italian, Delfino Restaurant is at the top of the list. Though Boston's North End is certainly revered for its cuisine, the traffic and parking situation are a nightmare at best. Delfino Restaurant gives me everything I desire without the hassle of city traffic and parking.
You will certainly not leave hungry and will most likely be leaving with enough leftovers to feed you for another meal. In addition to the generous portion, I like Delfino because of their value priced wine list, charming decor, and overall value.
Be advised, they do not accept reservations and have no plans or need to implement them. No matter when I go, there is always a wait. Call ahead seating is accepted, but doesn't guarantee you will get in without a wait.
As far as an area of improvement, I wish they had espresso or cappuccino. A proper Italian meal deserves a proper Italian coffee.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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