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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
Open now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Via Matta's va va voom

Via Matta's got location and style as it dazzles regional flavors of Tuscany. Sitting on prime real estate in Boston, Chef Michael Schlow dishes Italian with flair and a sense of humor. Schlow's cooking is endearing: the simplest ingredients yield flavor that's sophisticated, pure and I don't know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Kitty228
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woburn
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you like basil martinis this is your place. This restaurant is directly across from the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston and offers fantastic food and atmosphere. The spaghetti olio has been on the menu since the beginning is totally fantastic. Outdoor dining in the warm months adds a special touch to the dining experience given the location.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The service was sloooow! In addition, we ordered a pasta dish for 3 year old and it was spicy. How come the staff did not notify us about this? the food was adequate. It was warm and stuffy inside.

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Cambridge, MA
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I visited here to have dinner before a concert. We arrived around 6:50pm and asked if we would be finished by 8:00pm before sitting and they said yes. We ordered immediately and by 7:47pm we were still waiting. I convinced my friend to leave and we did. There is no doubt why they are closing this place. Adios.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

That's the nickname our table (composed of people from four countries) gave to this restaurant. Everything was so salty that you couldn't taste anything else.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Via Matta's got location and style as it dazzles regional flavors of Tuscany. Sitting on prime real estate in Boston, Chef Michael Schlow dishes Italian with flair and a sense of humor. Schlow's cooking is endearing: the simplest ingredients yield flavor that's sophisticated, pure and I don't know, real. Chefs take ordinary vegetables like beets and turn them into good-looking... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited Via Mata a few weekends ago to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed ourselves very much. The restaurant was not crowded perhaps due to the unexpected snow that evening. The maitre'd and staff were nice about our being late for our reservation (due to the weather). The food was delicious....where do I start? Based on our servers' recommendations and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went to Via matta on tuesday with family, We were quite early as it was a pre theatre dinner. We ordered a couple of starters and then we all had different pastas. All were served hot and all were very nicely prepared and presented. Finished with a couple of deserts, a tirimasu and a Nutella tart, both were excellent. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food at Via Matta is excellent though the service doesn't always seem to match. Not that the service is bad, but just not at the same level as the food.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
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?