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Erbaluce

#143 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
16174266969
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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320 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Selected as a good choice for suburbanites to gather on a Friday evening, Erbaluce offered delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Close and careful attention was paid to food allergies. I only have two concerns. The first was that our waitress was also the bartender and it was a very busy evening. Am assuming someone called out sick. One of our... More 

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Thank Gail G
Boston
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People always say venison is "gamey" but apparently no one told the chef here; mine was fantastic! My wife and I went for a Valentine's Day dinner this weekend (we hate crowds on the actual holiday) on a whim and we were not disappointed. We ordered a bottle of wine, shared the prosciutto with apples, sesame seeds, and basil as... More 

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Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to go here. You will be treated to incredible food that is created and prepared by the Chef owner. Terrific wine selections as well. Served in a relaxed, yet beautiful spot that makes you feel like you are enjoying dinner in someones own home. The staff is excellent, attentive and willing to accommodate any request. Do not miss... More 

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Greater Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This was my second visit here. The first, in May, was not good. I was reluctant to go back, but my sister in law booked the reservation. I thought, okay, give another chance. Nope. Will NEVER GO BACK HERE. During conversation with our waiter, he literally left the table prior to my sister in law's finishing her sentence. Which was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a place geared for the theatre and suburban crowd. The pace is rapid, the space is tight, and the venue is noisy. It is a charming building and looks like a sort of cool, Soho townhouse. Beyond that the food is good but not great, and the atmosphere feels rushed and more like a Costco than a fine... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Very helpful staff and the meals were absolutely amazing. Try the carrots, scallops, butternut squash ricotta and steak.

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Thank Ziad S
Beverly, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Excellent small restaurant to have a romantic dinner with a creative menu and excellent service. The specials are always very interesting and creative (been here twice). Nice place for taking your special sweetie out to dinner. Service was very good, with knowledgeable staff to explain the dishes in a manner that they all sound so good!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

After having eaten twice at this restaurant in the theater district of Boston during recent months, I have been moderately disappointed. The chef espouses the use of fresh ingredients and a focus on olive oil (rather than butter) but many of the dishes have been good but not great. The service is excellent and wine list very good.

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Thank David H
Manchester, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We frequent Erbaluce as our favorite "authentic" Italian eatery. This is not your typical spaghetti and meatballs place. Chef Draghi's preparations are unique to his restaurant. Our palates are challenged with the most delicious offerings. The fish, locally sourced meats and vegetables are always fresh. Have never been disappointed on our frequent visits. Bring your date or partner here for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Enjoyed a great tasting dinner prepared with traditional and unique plant and seafood options. The roasted sunflower was very good and the seafood dish amazing. I appreciated that the portions were appropriate and the method of preparation thoughtful on good wholesome ingredients.

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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
$30 - $50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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Boston, Massachusetts
Eden Mills, Vermont, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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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.
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