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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
+1 617-426-6969
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“wild boar” (36 reviews)
“razor clams” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (68 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The neat thing here was the ability to combine outstanding food with a casual atmosphere. We were a group of friends. We tried appetizers, pastas, mains, deserts, drank wine. The bill was not small. But the service was attentive, the dishes were uniformly outstanding (we,...More

Thank sg4427408
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The food was excellent, wine choice excellent, and ambience elegant without pretension. It's the real McCoy.

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner with my wife and brother in law at Erbaluce, selected solely on its TripAdvisor reviews. We wanted something different than the traditional North End Italian Restaurants, and we were happy with our choice! The wait staff was very friendly, welcoming...More

1  Thank Dimitrivaz
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Disinterested, inattentive waiter. Brought out main course before appetizers. Just not what you'd expect from this price point. Food was absolutely delicious, though. However I think there's probably a dozen other places within walking distance with great food. Bummer.

1  Thank Thad C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Dinner tonight based on local reviews...excited to see razor clams on menu. Admittedly the last ones I had were buttery, tender and in Barcelona not Boston. Well these were tough, chewy in an onion dill broth. Lots of rave reviews from other diners but not...More

1  Thank Marion S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Reservation for 7 PM. Ushered to a table on the bar side, was hoping for the dining room linen section. A bit noisy, decent table arrangement. Waiter was attentive with lots of detail (too much) on specials and variations. Two pieces of bread and bean...More

1  Thank Ted M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Erbaluce on a Saturday night. Was seated right away. Staff was terrific and very attentive. Bellini cocktail was a nice start. For appetizers the bean salad and spring onion soup we're both very fresh and yummy. For the main course, the pasta carbonara was...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I have been here many times and have always had a great time. Great food and service. Sometimes thing might get slow but never enough to complain about. My last visit however there was almost an hour wait between appetizer and dinner. I noted that...More

2  Thank Jim34996
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I visited Erbaluce with a friend in August. We made resera=vations ahead of time and were seated right away. We had a very attentive server who explained the menu and offered suggestions. We wanted to try several dishes and they split all dishes exept one...More

Thank RB75
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My friend wanted to try Erbaluce as she passes by frequently on her commute. The staff was effusive and enthusiastic about helping us choose our meals. Food was outstanding, I loved their use of pepper.

Thank sl0well
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Questions & Answers
charles k
13 August 2015|
Response from Samantha K | Property representative |
Charles, I apologize for the delayed response. We offer five and seven course tasting menu with or without wine accompaniments for each course.
Constance M
15 April 2015|
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Response from Samantha K | Property representative |
Constance, There are always several gluten-free options on the dinner menu, including pasta, and our Chef is also more than willing to go off-menu. If you mention that you are gluten-free when making a reservation, Chef... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
  • Public Transportation: The nearest T stop is the Arlington Street stop on the Green Line. The restaurant is two blocks away, down Arlington Street toward the South End, on Park Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-426-6969
  • E-mail
Charles Draghi and Joan Johnson's highly acclaimed contemporary Italian restaurant and wine bar. With Charles' simple, ever changing menus, rooted in traditional regional Italian cooking,and the best seasonal local ingredients. This restaurant has won numerous awards and kudos from critics, and many loyal guests. Alongside the Italian menus an equally lauded, all Italian wine list, comprised of rare and traditional village wines. The enoteca/wine bar is a cozy and lively meeting place, with its own menu of simple plates and a fun cordial cocktail list.
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