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79 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3925
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Ranked #645 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $40 - $60
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Arlington Street
Transit: Arlington Street T Stop
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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
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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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I spent an evening at Via Matta and found the food and service to be very good. However, the valet service was highly unprofessional. When the car was returned to me at the end of the evening, the driver had somehow found my media files (difficult to find) and was blaring music from the car, that the seat configuration and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were a large group of 20-30 people, but they managed to bring our orders reasonably on time and with no mistakes. Our side of the table, with 5 Europeans, decided to order separately, as we wanted a more expensive wine. We had starters (scallops) and then a pasta - all delicious. The decor was modern and elegant. Total bill... More 

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Additional Information about Via Matta

Address: 79 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3925
Phone Number: 617-422-0008
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American, Italian

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