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Umbria

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295 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110 (Broad St.)
Orange/Blue Line: State Street Red Line: Downtown Crossing/South Station
(617) 338-1000
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Steak & Lobster

The USDA Prime Ribeye was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The Lobester stuffed potato generous and rich in flavour. High price but top quality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
pizza_mandolino
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Milano
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Milano
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118 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The USDA Prime Ribeye was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The Lobester stuffed potato generous and rich in flavour. High price but top quality.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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521 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Went just for appetizers and wine. GREAT PIZZA, seriously crisp, chewey and charred crust, goey cheese and perfect eggplant and mushrooms. Delicious. Their baby octopi in putanesca sauce is CRAVE WORTHY! The staff and manager (owner? Stephan) were SOOOO welcoming and attentive. Serious wine list, but approachable with a perfect selection of good taste at a good price (a glass... More 

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Thank Rita V
Ohio
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Waiter that served us was pretentious and basically did the minimal to provide us with a nice later evening dinner with our friends from the UK. Not sure what the problem was but the food was excellent and the atmosphere was cozy and perfect for a romantic date.

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Thank Daneman
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

To celebrate our anniversary we went to Umbria Prime on Franklin Street and were so glad we did! We had a fixed prix meal that included 4 delicious courses! My favorite parts were the chicken ravioli in creamed mushroom sauce with tomatoes and fresh basil, as well as the luscious tenderloin! Oh, I almost forgot the warm popovers. We ended... More 

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Thank Explorer599
Chicago
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451 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a place to go for good food, fun atmosphere and no pretension. It may be a little hard for an out of towner to find but it is worth it.

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Thank Pixelpanderer
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Don't go here unless you want to throw money away and get no service.The food is bland and not great service. The steak is ok, but for the price you can get this piece of meat at a finer stablishment.

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Thank TravelingTowels
New york
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357 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were a big group of people (20+) and were seated on the second level. We were all by ourselves and it was not noisy at all except us. We ordered antipasti for the table and chopped salads for the table. It was good but not great. I had the seafood stew with a lot of seafood such as fish,... More 

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Thank DavidNYC11
California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our table of 8 was fortunate in that we had not seen each other in a while. Lots of time to catch up as every course; drinks, starter, entree and dessert took interminably long. My Lobster raviolis arrived 15 minutes after the last entree was served, scalding hot red creme sauce with pasta under cooked, chewy and difficult to finish.... More 

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Thank Pierre_Fou13
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice for dinner. Good staff, good barman. Good selection of wines. What's not to like? The US obsession that the more they serve the better it has to be! NO NO NO! Serve less, but make it really good. Calamari...too much. Brown rings, taste cooked out. Meatballs - excellent, but the pasta tending to gelatinous. Steak, just right...tending... More 

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Thank justwaytoohard
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My husband and I had a 4-course meal at this restaurant on Labor Day weekend 2015. We both had the 85 day aged 8-ounce filet mignon and it was the best steak we've ever had! I'm not a foodie and usually all steak pretty much tastes the same to me, so for me to give this rating is huge! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 295 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110
    (Broad St.)
  • Public Transportation: Orange/Blue Line: State Street Red Line: Downtown Crossing/South Station
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 338-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
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.