Fried calamari tossed with hot cherry peppers, served with marinara sauce
This was fantastic. Love the outside seating, and would go again. Food was fantastic.
The staff made you feel like family, the food was incredible, and I can’t wait to go back!! Our waitress, Donatella, was wonderful! And in this time of social distancing, we felt completely safe even though this was our first indoor dining experience since quarantine ended. Even my daughter wanted to go home and “rate this place 5 stars!!”
Our server was amazing, and the food and atmosphere were excellent. The only issue was with the host, who claimed they were seating first come first serve, after we had made a reservation, confirmed it with the restaurant that morning (and spoke to the same host!), yet he seated another couple of two just before us who had no reservation. People make mistakes and it’s okay! But don’t lie about it right to our face.
Cantina is one of two restaurants I recommend to family and friends looking for excellent Italian food in Boston. the food is excellent, the staff terrific and the atmosphere is authentic.
Amazing service. Great food. All around great meal.
Food and service was amazing as usual. We will be back soon!!!!
Delicious food and it was lovely to eat outside and enjoy the sounds of the North End!
Service wasn’t great and food was ok. No dish blew my socks off- compared to other restaurants in the north end this was at the very bottom of my list
My boyfriend and I went here for dinner on a Friday night as our first night out after the state started reopening, and I could not be happier with our choice. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was so energetic and fun with all of the restaurants lining up and down Hanover St - and our waitress, Fatima, was so sweet, efficient, and attentive even with all of the chaos and people she had to take care of. Totally recommend :)
Amazing drinks are fabulous
Pre Fathers day
Excellent all around! Thank you Omar for fantastic service and recommendations!
Great outdoor seating! Quick service and great food!
Food was EXCELLENT! It was great to get to sit outside too.
Nice dinner outside, in the new cafe seating on Hannover Street. Great work by the chefs and the city to restore safe outdoor dining during COVID. We should keep this when COVID is gone.
Good meal, as always; wait staff did well, given all the masks and precautions. Much appreciated.
Omar was a great server! The food and drinks were amazing!
Service was wonderful. Food was very good and the outside seating was a nice experience!
This is always a favorite! Right now with the outdoor dining on Hanover the North End is an even better place to dine. Cantina Italiana never disappoints!
Incredible sitting outside on Hanover Street! Food was impeccable !
Amazing!! Authentic italian food with the authentic italian vibe. Fun outdoor street side seating with excellent service.
felt like dining with family. It was a great experience. thanknyou so much
We had a fantastic meal and incredible service. The portions were large, including the delicious salads, and the prices made this a real value. The meals were brought to the table piping hot and we never felt rushed. We throughly enjoyed every aspect of our evening out. The manager stopped by twice to check on us, but our fabulous waitress had everything covered. Absolutely will dine here again, as it was a perfect evening.
Ask for Omar he is the best!
Great experience overall, first time there. Great staff, and awesome food! Keen attention to detail. Would highly recommend
As always, food was spectacular and the portion large enough for take home.
Amazing - every time. Omar is the best waiter there is! Food is on point. One of my absolute favorites in the North End!
Was there with a large party. The setup was almost like having a private room to the side. The staff were super friendly and attentive. Food was excellent. We will be back.
Great Food & Service! Can wait till my next visit to have the Veal Picatta
This was our 4th visit to this restaurant in 6 months. Food very good.
Excellent service during a very busy Saturday night. They accommodated an extra guest in our party. Food was delicious with large portions. More family style than haute cuisine. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Amazing food, great ambiance. Highly recommend!
We have dined at Cantina many times over many years and we have always enjoyed it. We had a bad experience last night. We had an early 4:3O pm reservation with 2 close friends. We took our time enjoying conversation over cocktails followed by appetizers and finally dinner. We passed on dessert as we were all very satisfied. We had just finished paying the bill and were wrapping up our conversation and preparing to leave when the waiter strongly encouraged us to leave because “we have a long line of people waiting to get a seat”. While we did enjoy a more leisurely time, it’s not like it was at all excessive. I found this very inappropriate and insulting. This incident was enough for us to strongly consider to not return to Cantina. All it takes sometimes is one negative incident to end things.
Birthday for our son and his favorite place
2nd time here. We LOVE this place! Service, food- can't beat it! Will continue to go here when in Boston!