Carmen – Cozy North End Trattoria

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February 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Boston, Date, Valentine

A small restaurant in Boston’s North End, Carmen prides itself in serving traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant seats about 30 people. Only 9 tables (excluding the bar seating) are available. Its candle-lit interior feels cozy and intimate; perfect for a romantic evening with your loved one.

The menu comprises of small plate, first course, pasta, and entrees. You will find the menu is pretty comprehensive in its offering. The Slow Roasted Rack of Pork with Tuscan Style sauce is delicious. If you enjoy seafood pasta, you can’t go wrong with the Linguine and Clams with Roasted garlic. A large selection of Italian red and white wines and to a small degree sparkling and champagne are offered.

Unlike most restaurants, Carmen does not serve coffee nor dessert. So to all you sugar and caffeine lovers, you might need to find another establishment in the neighborhood for your dessert need.

As in many small restaurants, getting an ideal seat is a hit-and-miss so leave the attitude at the door and walk in with the desire to have a wonderful evening of good foods, good wine, and good company. Making reservation is highly recommended and do request the non-bar seating if you make one.

Carmen, 33 North Square, Boston, MA
+1 (617) 742-6421

The Entrance

The Entrance


The dining area

The dining area

(images from Carmen)

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