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Erbaluce

#106 of 2,346 Restaurants in Boston
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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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Stonington, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the best dining experiences we've ever enjoyed in Boston. Stating with our service that was in fact service oriented! Attentive but not overwhelming! Lots of staff attention to detail, such as rearranging plates and glassware to accommodate the next courses plates, brushing the table crumbs after every course, explaining the fresh bread offerings, pouring the wine... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came because so many reviews are very good to excellent and thought we would enjoy a nice relaxing meal before a show in the Theatre District. We had a contrary and frustrating experience. The absolute worst thing: wait staff and even the hostess constantly banged my chair as they were passing. I would just be resettling after the last... More 

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Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little on the fence with this choice. Warm reception upon arrival, a nice greeting can set the tone for the night. Let me start with the good. The steel head trout was beyond perfection. Tender and moist with crispy skin. Scallops also perfect. Grilled calamari almost to rubbery, it was okay but I have had better. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've gone several times in the past year, as a couple and with other couples. We are never disappointed. The menu always includes seasonal specialties prepared with fresh ingredients in intriguing combinations. The price is appropriately high for such quality, but not by any means exorbitant. The wine list is very impressive.

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Thank Colin D
Samantha K, Manager at Erbaluce, responded to this review

Thank you, Colin! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Las Vegas
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180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This was a nice place with good ambiance but was a bit tense. The wait staff seemed to be nervous. The food was very creative and balanced but some dishes needed a bit more flavor like a pinch of salt. Overall enjoyed it.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This small restaurant is just around the corner from the Revere Boston Commons Hotel on 200 Stuart Street. There is a small parking lot in front with an attendant. The food is Italian, but with a gormet flair that makes for a marvelous meal. Cozy at nites and we saw couples coming in as late as 9pm. The food takes... More 

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Thank Jim K
Samantha K, Manager at Erbaluce, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share this review! We so appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear you'll be joining us again soon. More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We were a walk-in for dinner and after some minutes of verifying whether they could seat us at a table, we were seated. I loved the bread sticks and each one was differently seasoned. The white hummus that came with them was outstanding. I am not too familiar with Italian wines, as we mostly drink Spanish/Argentinian/Chilean, but our waiter helped... More 

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Info E, Manager at Erbaluce, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon and wish to apologize that the gnocchi was not prepared to your liking! More 

The Capital
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I'm going to keep this brief and not write my usual novella. This was a big disappointment on several fronts. We were one of only a few 9 pm reservations, tables were clearing out and yet we were banished to the upstairs annex where we would have been the only party remaining in 10 or so minutes. We were reseated,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The title sums it up. The setting, ambience, Italian food and wine are all excellent. The service is pleasant and attentive, although the wine took a while to get to the table. There were many specials to be described by our server, possibly more than necessary, in fact. However, my razor clams appetizer was outstanding and my bucatini pasta was... More 

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Info E, Manager at Erbaluce, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. Next time, park at the Revere Hotel Garage (200 Stuart Street) for a flat fee of $10 for up to three hours. More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had dinner here (four of us including a well behaved 9 year old) after a long day of sight seeing. The food was creative as well as well prepared. They had some very interesting specials, though we went with more traditional Italian fare. The food is seasonal, so menu will change. Our waiter went out of his way to... More 

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Info E, Manager at Erbaluce, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Eden Mills, Vermont, United States
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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.