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Erbaluce

#171 of 2,390 Restaurants in Boston
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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
+1 617-426-6969
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Erbaluce before a concert, were seated right at our reservation time on a busy Friday night. The chicory salad and octopus special were both incredible. The octopus was cooked to perfection and the spice was perfect. For our mains we had the carbonara and the cavatelli. Both were served with perfectly al dente pasta and were loaded with... More 

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Thank souzagar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cozy little restaurant that cooks some amazing Italian food. There is not set menu; it changes daily. It is pricey but worth it-- I had their take on carbonara and the meat was out of this world good! The pasta was good but not anything to rave about. The panna cotta was amazing as well. Service was... More 

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Thank jenna c
Rosseau, Ontario
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64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enjoyable meal with friends. The food was expertly presented and prepared, and the service was impeccable. The chef is clearly passionate about what he creates and serves, and he was circulating among the tables to engage with diners. Vegetarian and gluten free options; the chef does not use any dairy at all.

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Thank paulabanks
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meals. Service was fast, our waitress was well informed about the dishes and specials and the meals were tasty and original. It's pricey, but not a deal breaker.

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Thank Mark G
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great food and great service - the best ingredients, friendly atmosphere, attention to detail. A bit expensive but worth it. Close to theaters and parking.

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Thank Sensei-01913
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Went their after a show at the Wilbur. Seated right away. Menu is small, choices honestly weren't that appealing, boar, venison. Ended up with a pasta dish, cavetelli with chickpeas. Pasta was extremely al dente, and the chickpeas were hard. It was a strange dish. Husband had tortelli with mushrooms, tortelli was also very al dente. Dinner took 45 minutes.... More 

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Thank kmc95
Damariscotta, Maine
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Recently there before theater one can actually 'talk' at this lovely restaurant while enjoying top notch Italian food - but truly creative. Consider things like Raviolini with an herbal sauce that is loaded with interesting things -(one sauce is made with a sampling of Boar meat) all of which was light pasta and delicious. This is NOT where you go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Difficult to find a proper non chain restaurant in Boston. This totally hits the spot. Friendly service, nice ambiance and a great menu with good wines at a reasonable price. Definitely worth the visit

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Thank Joan D
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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336 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Selected as a good choice for suburbanites to gather on a Friday evening, Erbaluce offered delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Close and careful attention was paid to food allergies. I only have two concerns. The first was that our waitress was also the bartender and it was a very busy evening. Am assuming someone called out sick. One of our... More 

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Thank Gail G
Boston
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

People always say venison is "gamey" but apparently no one told the chef here; mine was fantastic! My wife and I went for a Valentine's Day dinner this weekend (we hate crowds on the actual holiday) on a whim and we were not disappointed. We ordered a bottle of wine, shared the prosciutto with apples, sesame seeds, and basil as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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Eden Mills, Vermont, United States
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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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