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Caffe Pompei

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant$$$$
North End, Boston
57 Tips and reviews
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  • Emily K.
    Emily KrebsMarch 16, 2013
    Order the arancini. It's not on the menu but its a big ball of fried risotto. FYI, the restaurant smells like a hot glue gun (Dunno why). The food is great (for late night) & its unbelievably fast.
  • Demetri S.
    Demetri SampasApril 12, 2015
    Horridly rude owners/servers and their combo of no tap water/$3 per bottle is farcical and unique to them: take an uber over to Chinatown for your late night eats and you'll save money on water alone!
  • Ian K.
    Ian KaysSeptember 7, 2014
    We finished our lunch and the server was too busy flirting with the hostess to notice. After 10 min I finally walked over to him, 10 feet from us, to ask for the check. Pizza was great though.
  • Leah L.
    Leah LiDecember 14, 2014
    Great for casual late night Italian food. Pastas and pizzas hit the spot, hot chocolate is pretty good, but desserts are meh. After 2am, you occasionally get to see some drunk brawls.
  • Vivian
    VivianJuly 28, 2013
    be nice to the 'bouncer'. he determines if you get your pizza or not. also, slices are as big as your face!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarresiMarch 31, 2014
    Come here if you work late on weekends and want to grab a rice ball or a couple slices of pizza when you get out.
  • Rob T.
    Rob TotaroAugust 15, 2010
    Great food. We loved lasagna & eggplant. Great sauce and the bread was great. Service was the worst I've ever had. Waitress came over twice... apparently we were aggravating her with our being ali
  • Roxie
    RoxieJune 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Awesome early mornings...espresso, old Italian guys, and Italian newspapers. If you want wine advice, go somewhere fancier than the "diner" of the neighborhood that's open till 3AM.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay ColeFebruary 27, 2014
    Food was great!! Very filling, pizza ingredients and dough extremely fresh!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AmatoAugust 30, 2014
    The ham and cheese calzone is excellent! But the service is slow if you come around the lunch hour.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleDecember 13, 2014
    If you order TOGO then you have to go! They are not playin! I love it.
  • Meka
    MekaMay 17, 2013
    Food is great, atmosphere is awesome. Paying $3 for a can of soda kinda sucked.
  • Arel E.
    Arel EnglishMay 31, 2012
    Decent food. Grab a calzone if you're into calzones. They won't give you free water, so, you know, FYI.
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EntwistleAugust 28, 2013
    Waiter rude, spoke little English. Asked for water & got bottled for $3. Tap water?"we don't have that!" I asked if they could do a scoop of gelato with dessert & he said yes, brought 2 full ones.
  • Raul F.
    Raul FernandezMay 23, 2010
    Great spot to sit by the window and people watch. Also, try the cappucino with tiramisu. Very good.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HJune 22, 2013
    Best place in the north end for post-drinks pizza.
  • Saritha A.
    Saritha AthmakurJune 1, 2014
    I love the chocolate eclair here more than at Mike's. :)
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WeeksApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You will never be disappointed with the arancini (rice balls).
  • Rich S.
    Rich StillmanNovember 19, 2010
    Great breakfast and local ambience. This is the real North End.
  • Meredith J.
    Meredith JohnstonSeptember 25, 2011
    Loved the eggplant pizza!!!! Amazing late night
  • Cathleen S.
    Cathleen SpadeaJuly 7, 2013
    Best Napoletan pastries in the city!
  • Miguel F.
    Miguel Fernandez FreireFebruary 19, 2012
    Great coffee...the real italian espresso!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TorraOctober 12, 2011
    Don't order a cheese pizza. Order a pizza that they actually have to make to ensure that it's fresh.
  • Cathleen S.
    Cathleen SpadeaNovember 27, 2011
    The best Neopolitan pastry anywhere!!!
  • Gus
    GusAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food. No frills environment. U better be a made-man if u wanna get in after midnight
  • Ayman H.
    Ayman HusainAugust 6, 2012
    Good food, fast lunch service. Easy in, easy out.
  • Brice S.
    Brice StaceyOctober 7, 2012
    They don't serve tap water, but watch out the bottles are $3 a piece!
  • Bill L.
    Bill LaneJanuary 1, 2012
    Great late night eats in the North End!
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SkarbinskiJanuary 28, 2012
    Their specials are AMAZING!
  • 태형 김.
    태형 김October 1, 2015
    tasty & good price
  • Joe G.
    Joe GrowSeptember 8, 2013
    Fun place for a birthday .....
  • Samantha F.
    Samantha FeroceSeptember 21, 2013
    The comment about no tap water may be out of date because they have it now. Bread wasn't warm.
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen MonahanNovember 18, 2012
    They totally have tap water. Don't listen to the other tips.
  • Mad S.
    Mad SarOctober 27, 2014
    The cheese and pepperoni pizza were only ok. The lady at the counter is pretty rude. Go here if it's late in the night and you don't expect much from the place.
  • Tom P.
    Tom PistoneOctober 30, 2010
    Where else can you get a pizza and a cannoli on a Tuesday night??
  • Cate W.
    Cate WFebruary 12, 2012
    Rice balls. It's all about the rice balls.
  • Thas S.
    Thas SethAugust 18, 2012
    Only place open until the wee hours unless you ate in Chinatown.
  • Douglas T.
    Douglas ToomerDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best late-night pizza in the city!
  • Michael d.
    Michael den DrijverJuly 23, 2012
    No beers on draft. Great neighborhood.
  • Stacie A.
    Stacie AndrewsFebruary 21, 2010
    Great Lasgna and bread! Waiters are entertaining to boot.
  • Scott J.
    Scott JurgensOctober 3, 2010
    Amazing food. The lasagna is great
  • Marissa G.
    Marissa GreenMarch 20, 2011
    Brunch is super affordable!
  • Heather A.
    Heather A.March 1, 2014
    Great pizza
  • barbara s.
    barbara settelJune 14, 2010
    Don't ask the waiter for advice on wine. He is underage. No ambience. We're moving on.
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetFebruary 13, 2010
    Cafe Pompei is open until 4am if you're craving linguine before going to bed.
  • Beverly D.
    Beverly DoughtyJanuary 31, 2013
    Really no tap water after 10, is that even legal?
  • Jacinda G.
    Jacinda GJanuary 11, 2011
    The best iced mochas and pizza!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TorraJune 26, 2011
    Decent for late night food. Arancini is pretty good. Pizza was cold and not fresh.
  • Magnus A.
    Magnus AnderssonNovember 5, 2013
  • Naomi M.
    Naomi M.September 24, 2011
    got my phone stolen here... great pizza though
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