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#519 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Back Bay
Italian, Bar, Pizza
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433 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5942
+1 617-266-5088
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Maria Stein, Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This bar is very small inside. We had a group of 10 and they accommodated us well. We all mostly had burgers and sandwiches, however there was Italian food on the menu as well. My pulled pork sandwich was alright, the pork was very spicy. They only have Coke as an option for soda, which I thought was interesting since... More 

Thank smbruns
Boston, Massachusetts
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456 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The downside at Anchovies is that they don't take reservations and the wait can be long, and there's very little room to actually wait inside. Once we sat down, the service was excellent as was the food. Great specials, linguini with clams is great, linguini with mussels was terrific, the lasagna special was great.

Thank David P
Waltham, Massachusetts
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576 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped here for a bit to eat around 12:30am after a night on the town this past Saturday. They serve until 1am which is terrific. The pepperoni pizza and Italian nachos were delicious. Some of the best nachos we have had. Service is terrific and the atmosphere is also great.

Thank daksterinwaltham
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Boston and most amazing food, atmosphere and bar. I had the grilled cheese cause I wanted something simple and have never had such an awesome grilled cheese! The boys had buffalo wings and they also loved them. This is a smaller place and exactly what we loved. This will be a regular place to drink and... More 

Thank MaryAndDolly
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Music is Chair Dancing worthy, wings are great, grilled cheese is top notch. Marc the bartender is the best and pours a great Jamison and Ginger!

1 Thank Dolly0024
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, fresh ingredients, sat at tables near front door, close together table so you can join in and see each other meals. Great portions too.

Thank Kristin B
Boca Raton
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We ate there July 4th weekend and is sister restaurant of Gacamos. Ordered Eggplant Parmesian and chicken parmigana which were both excellent. With 2 drinks and a delicious salad,the bill was less than $40.00 and 2 blocks south of Copley Plaza.

Thank mej1724
University of Mississippi
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92 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

As other reviewers have noted this place doesn't look like much, but the food, atmosphere, service, and drinks were all quite good. We have very generous and very good martinis (one grapefruit and one vodka martini with a twist) followed by some of the best garlic bread we've had anywhere. For entrees my spouse had eggplant Parmesan and I chose... More 

Thank kennebunklegal
Boston, MA
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Yeah, it's dirty. I don't think the walls have been washed in about 20 years. The ambiance and service is no frills, and its exactly the way its supposed to be. It's dark as hell in there, so no matter the company you're with, you won't be too distracted by their good (or bad) looks to not fully enjoy your... More 

1 Thank vivalamer
Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I come to Anchovies for a drink whenever the wait at Giacomo's is too long. They have really good cosmos, and they give you the full shaker with the drink, so you typically end up getting 1.5 cosmos.

Thank TA-Hannah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5942
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-266-5088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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