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79 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3925 (Arlington Street)
Arlington Street T Stop
617-422-0008
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing pasta, that's about it.

My wife and I went here on Valentine's day which makes this review tough because we had to eat from a pre-fixe menu. The restaurant itself is an upscale Italian place, warm and inviting inside and the staff was friendly/attentive. We both got the arugula salad to start... for an arugula... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Sburr17
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I went here on Valentine's day which makes this review tough because we had to eat from a pre-fixe menu. The restaurant itself is an upscale Italian place, warm and inviting inside and the staff was friendly/attentive. We both got the arugula salad to start... for an arugula salad it was pretty good. Came with capers, shaved... More 

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Newton, Ma
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I were in downtown Boston on the eve of Valentine's Day and decided to treat ourselves to what we knew would be an excellent, albeit overpriced meal. We were given no choice but to order the chef's tasting menu, but were delighted with our meals. For our appetizers, I chose the Spicy Calamari with Tomatoes, Black Olives,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have dined about half a dozen times at Via Matta and have generally found the ambiance welcoming and the food good to excellent. Unfortunately, when we went with two friends over the holidays, we all were disappointed by the service, which was unrefined, hurried, unengaging and borderline rude, except for the one attentive staff member who smiled and provided... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a good fancy Italian place that thinks it's a mind-blowing fancy Italian place. It's got white tablecloths but the tables aren't stately enough for them, it's got good food but the prices are a little too high. That said, I had a good meal here. The best part was a ricotta appetizer that was bright and lemony with... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I found this restaurant to be overpriced for the amount of food you get. Yes, it's all linen tablecloths and fancy napkins but it's the second restaurant in Boston I've been to where when I was done, I was still hungry!

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The food was great, as always. It was Halloween night, so the restaursnt wssn't crowded. That was good because we didn't have a reservation. Our dinners (4) were all very good. Cooked just right. The service was a little off with us having to ask for utensils or small plates for an appetizer. That's really the main thing that could... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Whenever water glass was almost empty, they filled it up! Chicken Milanese was fantastic!! The black truffle tagliatelle was amazing!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice place to have a good meal & excellent service. My family & I dine there almost every time we are in Boston. Pasta & salads good to have also fish is great . Very friendly staff.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were sorry we wasted our time here, with so many wonderful choices in Boston. The service was so poor, we almost walked out without getting waited on. If it hadn't been so late, and we weren't so hungry, we would have. Tried 3 different dishes, two of them were horrible the other just ok. I'm an Italian who loves... More 

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New Castle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Only in Boston for a few nights and wasted one here. Service was horrible and the food even worse. The bread was the best part of the entire meal. The dried Olives on the beet salad were an odd flavor combo. The sauces on both the clam dish and the bolognese had an extremely odd flavor. We all ended up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3925
    (Arlington Street)
  • Public Transportation: Arlington Street T Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-422-0008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?