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Erbaluce

#144 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
16174266969
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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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Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank 297pradeepr
Lexington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner here so much. After a few meals at crowded ,loud "destination" spots we felt as if we had wandered into a neighborhood secret. No barn wood siding, no edison bulbs just a delightful dinner with rustic, delicious food. The carbonara was on point with a duck egg. The cavatelli was sublime, swimming in a broth of... More 

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Thank Tracy S
Maynooth, Ireland
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here while staying in the revere hotel just around the corner . The food was nicely portioned not too large and very tasty . The dessert of poached pear was really good . The room was quite noisy but it made for a nice atmosphere . Service was very attentive and informative about each dish.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us went for dinner after my friend recommended this restaurant. The place was quite full for a week night yet we managed to get a table at late notice. The waiter was very good offering advice on the wine and the menu. We had starters, mains, desert and coffee along with one bottle of wine. My wife and... More 

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Hertfordshire
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was very attentive without being overbearing. We had starters and mains; everything cooked to perfection. The sommelier, most helpful. This restaurant deserves all its plaudits, a must visit if you like excellent food and a great atmosphere.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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322 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I went to Erbaluce for dinner recently while on vacation in Boston. We had event prior to dinner so got there around 8:30. There is option to sit at bar or get table. The bar has different menu options than table. We chose table. The place is small and quaint. The server was solid - seemed new... More 

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Wenham, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Charles and his wife Joan have created an exquisite dining experience with Fresh local meat and fish picked by the Chef daily. Call in advance if you have a gluten allergy as Chef Charles has wonderful gluten free options.

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Thank Jere M
Leonia, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It was definitely a very different kind of Italian dinner than we are used to. Our server was knowledgeable and helped steer my son from a poor choice for him. Two of us had the pork loin, two the agnolotti, and two the steak. My agnolotti was delicious and lemony, better than the crab and sweet corn soup I had... 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, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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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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