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Ida's Restaurant
4.5 stars (3 ratings)

(617) 523-0015

3 Mechanic Street, Boston, MA 02113

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March 17, 2008 @ 11:11 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Boston, MA
I live in Boston (7 years) and I LOVE eating out. This is by far my fav restaurant in Boston. Seats about 20 people, its like eating at your grandmother’s house. (Italian of course). The red sauce is epic....I advise choosing a meal that includes this sauce..especially for your first visit. Only open 3 days a week (I think). Reservation is your best bet. Wine by the pitcher....great value.
September 18, 2005 @ 8:03 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from norwood ma
we saw the sign for this restaurant one night after eating in the north end and walked down to see it along the little alley way off of hanover st. the following week we made a reservation and had a wonderful meal. a lovely fresh salad and warm bread came with the meal
and the meals were delicious.I had veal marsala and my husband loves chicken francaise and the kitchen prepared it for him specially as it wasn"t on the menu. the portions were very ample and the red sauce is the freshest we have tasted in the north end, we had a window seat that looked out onto a little back alley with pretty plants and benches and if we had seen it before we went inside we may have asked to have a drink out there we go back often but do not share it too much because it will become another tourist trap and we will have to wait too long,

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Avg Rating: 5  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 3

March 17, 2008 @ 11:11 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Boston, MA
I live in Boston (7 years) and I LOVE eating out. This is by far my fav restaurant in Boston. Seats about 20 people, its like eating at your grandmother’s house. (Italian of course). The red sauce is epic....I advise choosing a meal that includes this sauce..especially for your first visit. Only open 3 days a week (I think). Reservation is your best bet. Wine by the pitcher....great value.
September 18, 2005 @ 8:03 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from norwood ma
we saw the sign for this restaurant one night after eating in the north end and walked down to see it along the little alley way off of hanover st. the following week we made a reservation and had a wonderful meal. a lovely fresh salad and warm bread came with the meal
and the meals were delicious.I had veal marsala and my husband loves chicken francaise and the kitchen prepared it for him specially as it wasn"t on the menu. the portions were very ample and the red sauce is the freshest we have tasted in the north end, we had a window seat that looked out onto a little back alley with pretty plants and benches and if we had seen it before we went inside we may have asked to have a drink out there we go back often but do not share it too much because it will become another tourist trap and we will have to wait too long,
April 16, 2004 @ 1:27 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Monmouth County, New Jersey
About a month ago, while visiting our son at Bentley College, I decided to go back to a restaurant that I use to love approx. 30 years ago when I lived in Boston. It was just as wonderful as before.

However, this is a restaurant that is on a side alley off Hanover Street. It is extremely small and limited in space. They did take reservations. This is NOT a tourist restaurant. Mostly locals eat here. Ambience and glamour is not there - but don't let that fool you. Italian, and homey and excellant if that is the type you want. I describe this has "comfort" italian food. Skip desert and go back to Hanover street to the incredible pastery shop nearby for cappacino & desert.Staff is very warm and eager to please. They treat you as though you are a guest in their kitchen. VERY CASUAL. Prices are very reasonable and it brought back wonderful memories, and none of my family was dissapointed. Same owners for over 50 years.
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March 17, 2008 @ 11:11 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Boston, MA
I live in Boston (7 years) and I LOVE eating out. This is by far my fav restaurant in Boston. Seats about 20 people, its like eating at your grandmother’s house. (Italian of course). The red sauce is epic....I advise choosing a meal that includes this sauce..especially for your first visit. Only open 3 days a week (I think). Reservation is your best bet. Wine by the pitcher....great value.
September 18, 2005 @ 8:03 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from norwood ma
we saw the sign for this restaurant one night after eating in the north end and walked down to see it along the little alley way off of hanover st. the following week we made a reservation and had a wonderful meal. a lovely fresh salad and warm bread came with the meal
and the meals were delicious.I had veal marsala and my husband loves chicken francaise and the kitchen prepared it for him specially as it wasn"t on the menu. the portions were very ample and the red sauce is the freshest we have tasted in the north end, we had a window seat that looked out onto a little back alley with pretty plants and benches and if we had seen it before we went inside we may have asked to have a drink out there we go back often but do not share it too much because it will become another tourist trap and we will have to wait too long,