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Erbaluce

#156 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
16174266969
Today
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Greater Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit here. The first, in May, was not good. I was reluctant to go back, but my sister in law booked the reservation. I thought, okay, give another chance. Nope. Will NEVER GO BACK HERE. During conversation with our waiter, he literally left the table prior to my sister in law's finishing her sentence. Which was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place geared for the theatre and suburban crowd. The pace is rapid, the space is tight, and the venue is noisy. It is a charming building and looks like a sort of cool, Soho townhouse. Beyond that the food is good but not great, and the atmosphere feels rushed and more like a Costco than a fine... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful staff and the meals were absolutely amazing. Try the carrots, scallops, butternut squash ricotta and steak.

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Thank Ziad S
Beverly, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent small restaurant to have a romantic dinner with a creative menu and excellent service. The specials are always very interesting and creative (been here twice). Nice place for taking your special sweetie out to dinner. Service was very good, with knowledgeable staff to explain the dishes in a manner that they all sound so good!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

After having eaten twice at this restaurant in the theater district of Boston during recent months, I have been moderately disappointed. The chef espouses the use of fresh ingredients and a focus on olive oil (rather than butter) but many of the dishes have been good but not great. The service is excellent and wine list very good.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We frequent Erbaluce as our favorite "authentic" Italian eatery. This is not your typical spaghetti and meatballs place. Chef Draghi's preparations are unique to his restaurant. Our palates are challenged with the most delicious offerings. The fish, locally sourced meats and vegetables are always fresh. Have never been disappointed on our frequent visits. Bring your date or partner here for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Enjoyed a great tasting dinner prepared with traditional and unique plant and seafood options. The roasted sunflower was very good and the seafood dish amazing. I appreciated that the portions were appropriate and the method of preparation thoughtful on good wholesome ingredients.

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Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We popped in at 5:30 without a reservation and were going to eat at the bar, but the bartender said they did have a few tables. Given that the bar area was drafty we opted for a table. As we were being seated the hostess hit us with "you need to be done by 7." The rest of the meal... More 

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Middleton
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

only good past of the visit was the wine.tasteless food and the waiter did not even know what cheeses are served in a cheese plate listed in the menu.Glorified restaurant with great location.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

First the positives: excellent tasting food, attentive waiters and will get you to the show on time! Now the not so positives: bread not warmed, appetizers ( prawns, scallops) served at room temperature, only Italian wines available and cocktails but straight liquor not served and the small inner dining room held the noise level in, so hard to hear yourself... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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: 16174266969
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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