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Sportello

Italian Restaurant, Bakery, and Wine Bar$$$$
Seaport District, Boston
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  • Leena A.
    Loooooooved the food and the service! Will definitely come again
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurMay 31
    A modern, Italian-inspired interpretation of a classic American diner, Sportello creates a fun and unique environment with two sleek, U-shaped counters that surround an open kitchen. Read more
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeMay 29
    Tagliatelle Bolognese | 'Top 10 Dishes Worth Traveling for This Summer [Yankee Magazine]: "…combining pork, lamb, veal and chicken livers for meaty richness, plus two kinds of stock, red wine, cream…"
  • Colin G.
    Tagliatelle was great!
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10
    Must eat: Potato Gnocchi. It's a would-be humble dish of potato pasta, mushroom ragu and peas, if not for the luxurious addition of juicy lobster. We’re not complaining. Read more
  • Yuval Z.
    Very expensive. Pasta was undercooked and the sauce too sour.
  • Mauricio B.
    Mauricio BährNovember 16, 2015
    The gnocci with lobster was delicious!
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoNovember 6, 2015
    Any pasta will hit the spot, but believe me when I say don't leave without the coconut cake!!!!! 😛
  • Maru G.
    Maru GrünthalAugust 26, 2015
    fettuccine alla putanesca. YUM! a bit expensive but totally worth it. nice place, service ok.
  • Caroline
    CarolineJuly 21, 2015
    Try the tagliatelle, beef carpaccio is also pretty tasty!
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungJuly 19, 2015
    Very tasty Italian. Rabbit pasta. Bolognese sauce. Also coconut cake.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HFebruary 6, 2015
    Get the tagliatelle, you won't regret it. (Pastas also available as half portions)
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FerronJanuary 3, 2015
    The Strozzapreti was the best pasta dish I've had in Boston. 4 ingredients and all are balanced, yet highlighted to perfection.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SchneiderDecember 20, 2014
    Friendliest staff! So accommodating and happy to have our 2 year old watch them cook in the open kitchen.
  • Lee J.
    Lee JohnsonDecember 8, 2014
    Panna cotta no matter the flavor it is going to be amazing.
  • a little 4.
    a little 420November 24, 2014
    Braised rabbit! 🙌
  • Tj F.
    Tj FieseNovember 14, 2014
    Me n bae came here on a Thu. night, street parking! Me have Americano eh too much vermouth, she ..aperoll spritz, fine. She have bunny rabbit pasta 7/10 me have lobstah pasta 6/10 + red peppa=7/10 :)
    Downvoted Jul 6
  • Todd C.
    Todd CannataNovember 8, 2014
    Lamb, tagliatelle, gnocchi, coconut cake
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin ShayOctober 30, 2014
    Braised rabbit 🐇
  • Dima P.
    Dima PetevaOctober 29, 2014
    If you're unlucky to end up with a cold in Boston, you just need to mention it to the bartenders downstairs at Drink and they will fix you a cocktail to heal both your sore throat and your spirit.
  • 鰆 大.
    鰆 大葉October 22, 2014
    Celery root ravioli with lobster and nuts. Casual, designer Italian diner. Great food. Macho waiter.
  • Mati L.
    Mati LuikOctober 22, 2014
    Super inventive pasta, great wine list.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HOctober 11, 2014
    Best pasta in boston agnolotti with lobster and polenta with lamb Ragu are good choices- polenta was so creamy it tasted like creamed corn
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerSeptember 19, 2014
    Rabbit pasta was unreal. Also, best tomato soup in the city.
    Upvoted Jun 26
  • Mark C.
    Mark CoffeySeptember 10, 2014
    Spicy tomato soup
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin SedgeSeptember 1, 2014
    Wine, pasta
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco ArrietaAugust 31, 2014
    Small but cozy restaurant with a tasteful selections of rare beers. The burrata is a good starter for the mushroom gnocchis
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 26, 2014
    Space-age decor and delicious Italian food is what you'll find here. Very unique but very cool and always on point.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 16, 2014
    Our dream dinner party features one course with a tasting of all of Barbara Lynch’s pastas…with at least two bowls of the Strozzapretti. Don’t miss the Banana Panna Cotta.
  • Manejah
    ManejahAugust 15, 2014
    The tagliatelle is to die for!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    They no longer offer takeout or have a bakery counter like they used to.
  • Marco G.
    Marco GiraudiAugust 10, 2014
    Fantastic cuisine. Excellent service. Nice place. Beautiful people. Thy it. Price in line with Boston
  • Ron O.
    Ron OppenheimAugust 7, 2014
    You have to have the Spicy Tomato Soup, no matter how hot it is outside. It is amazing. Ditto the Tagliatelle (with a bolognese). Service is excellent.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Looks like a space age diner, white and shiny, with U-shaped counters and stools. But tastes like a fine Italian cafe, with dishes such as ricotta gnudi and strozzapreti with rabbit and green olives. Read more
  • Demetrius D.
    Demetrius DicksJune 22, 2014
    The spicy tomato soup is sub-orgasmic for your tongue.
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WatermanJune 21, 2014
    Get the strozzapreti: delicious homemade pasta with braised rabbit and olives.
  • 67thave
    67thaveMay 26, 2014
    Great meal. Loved the tomato soup and the coconut cake
  • Elica Y.
    Elica YoneyamaMay 17, 2014
    Best tagliatelle ever. You won't regret ordering this divine dish.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMay 9, 2014
    Loved the tagliatelle Bolognese.
  • Alicia K.
    Alicia KosasihApril 25, 2014
    Don't miss their pasta - Barbara Lynch never mess around with any of the dishes served here! 😁 a nice place for a weekdays dinner with your coworkers or closer ones.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HammeckerMarch 21, 2014
    One of my favorite places in Boston. Great food, great staff. You can't go wrong here.
  • Cally W.
    Cally WattsMarch 8, 2014
    Cool atmosphere. Pricy dishes, but totally worth it! The gnocchi is to die for.
  • Gabriel P.
    Gabriel PaciJanuary 31, 2014
    Outstanding preparation and service
  • Thas S.
    Thas SethDecember 11, 2013
    The bolognese was very rich and creamy. This was only the half portion.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BallDecember 4, 2013
    Spicy tomato soup was amazing
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryNovember 23, 2013
    The pancake here looks amazing. Bring at least three hungry friends with which to share it.
  • Zach R.
    Zach RachinsOctober 9, 2013
    Ordering experience for "box" lunch was awesome and efficient. Great chicken salad (with Greek yogurt instead of mayo).
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron McIverSeptember 28, 2013
    Good place for a late night dessert; the Chai Custard is excellent!
  • Jerrod W.
    Jerrod WagnerSeptember 18, 2013
    Tell them you are taking the train, they will give you a goodie bag for the ride! Awesome place!
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangSeptember 15, 2013
    Love the upscale diner-like setup, delicious brunch! Another Barbara Lynch success. If only Menton can be improved...
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