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Ristorante Fiore - 43 Reviews - 250 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, Boston, MA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (617) 371-1176

Ristorante Fiore

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Piano Player Nick Laudani now located at Zygomates

Worst

I find that it's tough to find a good spot in the North End that is both classy and reasonably priced with stellar food so I had high hopes for Fiore. Ordered a rum and diet coke ...

Another that wished he had read the reviews 10/4/2010

The only reason for the 1 star and not a total 0 was the waiter. What Italian Restaurant severs food (various ptarmigan) without pasta and charges a small fortune for the little mushy bowl. Wine prices were extravagant for the brands served. Just a horrible experiance, dinner for 3 with 2-3 glasses total with tip $325. more

Piano Player Nick Laudani now located at Zygomates 9/14/2010

Piano Player Nick Laudani now located at Zygomates more

Great food, great service! 2/26/2010

I went to Fiore for Valentines Day and the food was outstanding. The con was trying to pick only one entree to order. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. I will be recommending Fiore in the future. Pros: Great food and the wait staff is very helpful more

All I CAN SAY IS WOW!!! BEST IN THE NE 1/19/2010

I recently attended a 47th year birthday there for one of my best friends. There was ten of us and let me tell you it was first class dining all the way!! The wait staff was amazing recommending a reasonable priced wine that was delicious, the antipasto and dinner specials were out of this world. I?m Italian and have grown up eating grandma?s food that I thought could never be beaten. I was wrong!!! Every one of us ordered something different off the menu and no one was disappointed. The gravy was fantastic. (Sorry grandma) Although the birthday boy recommends the Bombolotti alla Vodka I don?t think you can go wrong with any dish. I will definitely be back again. A hat off to Fiore?s?? Pros: from start of the meal to the finish Cons: parking more

Only accoustic piano jazz n North End 8/14/2009

Well me and my girlfriend stumbled up on Fiores as a sweet date. Well went in for the food but were more than presently surprised by a great solo jazz piano player. He was wonderful. The food was great but listening to him while we enjoyed our meal. was a treat. Piano players name was Nick something Pros: I love food but the music is beautiful Cons: late night is not best for music it was better earlier more

Should have read reviews before going! 8/13/2009

We love the North End for lunch and dinner or just to have a drink or even coffee. I have never written a review before but our experience was just so bad, we had to warn people. Pros: nice looking place. Cons: average food and overpriced and rude management more

Unbeatable special event location! 6/10/2009

Shout out to Melinda Rossi w/event planning & the folks at Ristorante Fiore!! I recently held my fiance's 40th birthday party here and it was amazing! The private dining area was perfect & directly across from the rooftop deck area. Melinda Rossi was fabulous & helped me plan down to the last detail, including arranging the repair of the birthday cake that was purchased elsewhere and packaged poorly so that it slid off of the tray! I received kudos from all of my guests. This is a first class place to hold your special event! Pros: Best location & event planning! Cons: Parking more

Disappointing - Nice Atmosphere, Mediocre Food and Poor Service 1/15/2009

I find that it's tough to find a good spot in the North End that is both classy and reasonably priced with stellar food so I had high hopes for Fiore. Ordered a rum and diet coke at the bar it was made with regular coke not diet, no big deal. Then from where I was sitting I could see all the male staff flipping through stuff at night and pointing out different body parts to each other on the models inside the magazine....classy. From the bar I sat down with my friend and got bread, it was ice cold, it came oil no parmesan. It was 8 degrees outside and because it was dead inside (even on a Thursday night) I had to keep my coat on the entire time of my meal it was ridiculous. Everyone in there looked freezing. The waiter was attentive and nice enough but when he saw that my friend and I were not going to be ordering appetizers and lots of drinks he totally wrote us off it was very apparent and made us feel almost unwelcome. My gnocchi was decent but nothing memorable. We ordered a drink and entrees but he treated us like we didn't belong there. I eat out FREQUENTLY and a good waiter should never deliver service based on what you order. Overall the experience was disappointing especially for the price of their food and drinks. My vote would be to skip it. Pros: Nice atmosphere Cons: Food not worth the expense, patrons not treated with respect by servers more

Move the Chef across the Street! 12/22/2008

This place had great food. I'm eating the leftovers right now! Only thing is, my girlfriend's chicken parm somehow got mixed up with my marsala pasta and sauce. Terrible service all night. It took forever to get our orders in and when they came the waiter put my girlfriend's dish in front of me. When I politely said that it was her's and not mine, he tried to correct me! The host placed us in an area upstairs which was entiely unromantic. Tables were close together, kids were running by constantly and the music was awful. Oh, and a note to the owners, pasta should be included in the price of a meal, especially one that is highly priced. I'll not be back, unless they offer takeout at a reduced rate. Pros: food Cons: waitstaff more

Best for Special Occassions 12/18/2008

I just went to Ristorante Fiore last night for my brother's 21st birthday (right before a bruins game) and let me tell you it was an absolutely perfect celebration. Before our reservation time I asked the manager if it were ok to bring in an outside cake and have them light candles and sing happy birthday at the end of our meal - it was NO PROBLEM! I was so happy, the manager seems tough but he was so accommodating to us (a party of 6). I have no idea why people are complaining about their entrees being unseasoned and the sauces being watery - all of our dinners were divine. My brother, who doesn't have a palate at all, ate all of his food including his salad and cherry tomatoes in his entree! I had the Bombolotti alla Vodka (signature dish) and it was absolute heaven. For all of our dishes the salads had amazing texture and well seasoned dressing, pastas were perfectly al dente and steaks were cooked just as we liked them. Our server was very intelligent of the Italian cuisine and got us out of the restaurant in time for the Bruin's game (at our request). At the end of our meal we were searching for our waiter (since we were running out of time for the game and wanted to tell him about the cake) but he showed up by his own instinct with the Birthday cake all lit and a large group behind him singing ?Happy Birthday?! It was a perfect Birthday and dinner - my brother was very happy and impressed. Pros: Ambience, Food, wait staff/management, wine list Cons: Bread wasn't anything special, but still good more

Worst Italian Food I've ever had. I think the school cafeteria did much better. Harsh but true! 9/24/2008

Hmmm, where should I begin. I went there a month ago with 3 friends and not one of us found anything remotely redeeming about this place. The space was out dated, like something out of a 1970's bad Italian mob movie. We were all in agreement that popping open a jar of Prego and boiling up a mixture of some really bad packaged ravioil, gnocci or tortelonni would have been a much better alternative to what we got. Everything was under seasoned, the tomato sauces were watery like a BAD MARINARA. My friend said his Chicken Parm. was like shoe leather and to make matters worse the bread they served seemed like it came from the bottom of the bin. The salad's were good but that's annoying to even have to mention. The dessert was ""old school"" Italian style and seemed like it had probably been sitting in a freezer for months prior to them defrosting it. The waitress was (bluntly) A Mess, a total disaster of a server! A ten year old would have known more about Italian food from eating at chukee-cheez than she did. Pros: being able to sit down and rest our feet for a while Cons: Everything but a chair and some H2O more

Italian STYLE 9/2/2008

by Deee at Menuism Provided by Menuism
As a late afternoon snack we ventured into North ENDS Fiore. The restaurant was much bigger then it looked.... more

Italian STYLE 9/1/2008

D Provided by Partner
As a late afternoon snack we ventured into North ENDS Fiore. The restaurant was much bigger then it looked. Bar downstairs, large dining room and ... more

Italian STYLE 9/1/2008

D Provided by Partner
As a late afternoon snack we ventured into North ENDS Fiore. The restaurant was much bigger then it looked. Bar downstairs, large dining room and ... more

Avoid the roof deck if you do not like to be surrounded by second hand smoke. 8/11/2008

One of the apparenlty very few restaurants in Boston that have decided to compromise the above average food with poor atmosphere. 4 of us ate during the rust hour on a recent Saturday and found the service to be adequate but the atmosphere to be sophomoric. Fiore needs to decide if their roof is a bar or a dining area. It cannot be both as long as they allow both cigarette and pipe smoking. Pros: Attentive wait staff Cons: Smoking more

Not worth it 7/23/2008

We went recently for a crowd of 8 and were seated upstairs which was nice in the beginning. The waiter was very slow to get drink orders and we ordered 2 apps of calamari and mozzarella and tomato. Needless to say we needed another 2 calamari apps which were tiny! Overpriced for the quantity. The food was average at best so I would not recommend this place when there are so many other places in the N. End that are really good and have human size portions. Too pricy for this level of dining and quality of food. more

Not up to North End standards 5/29/2008

Very disappointing for a north end restaurant. even though the service was excellent, my meal was tasteless and my friend's meal, supposedly a baked sausage meal was 95% pasta. We won't be going again. Having eaten in the North End probably 50 times, this was the worst. more

Excellent Mother's Day lunch!! 5/11/2008

I was searching for a place for my Son and I to take my wife for Mother's Day. I looked at the reviews on this restaurant and was a bit leery! We decided to go based on the good reviews. I'm very happy to say that I will be adding another great review of this place! The service was outstanding and the food was even better. Our reservation was at 12:30 and we were greeted warmly and sat immediately. All three of us truly enjoyed our lunch and will certainly go back again. The one comment that my Wife made is that the ladies restroom was not the cleanest. more

Best Italian in Boston 1/18/2008

I had heard about Fiore through a colleague and my boyfriend and I decided to try it out. Fiore highly exceeded my expectations....starting with the host, he was very friendly and even struck up a conversation with us. Once seated our waiter came over promptly and could not have been nicer. He was gracious and attentive and when I couldn't make up my mind between 2 dishes, he came up with a compromise of combining the 2! It was perfect and they did not rip me off on the price at all! My boyfriend had the salmon and said it was the best he has ever had, we both talk about eating there again soon! I cannot wait to try the roof deck when the weather gets warmer! If you are looking for great Italian food at a relatively reasonable price I highly reccomend Fiore...you will not be dissapointed! Pros: Great food and service! Cons: none! more

Made my Birthday!!!!!!! 1/18/2008

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and it was amazing. We didn't have to wait long and the customer service was great! I ordered the chicken parm which was so big I couldn't finish. And they even came out with a chocolate cake with a candle! It was very romantic and I definitely will be back!! more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    With its handsome dining room, quaint sidewalk patio and social rooftop, Fiore offers more seating than any other restaurant in the North End. A typical combination of locals...

  • 11/14/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Lunch: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 4pm Dinner: Mon - Sat: 4pm - 11pm Sun: Noon - 11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, North End
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