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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
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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Wenham, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chef Charles and his wife Joan have created an exquisite dining experience with Fresh local meat and fish picked by the Chef daily. Call in advance if you have a gluten allergy as Chef Charles has wonderful gluten free options.

Thank Jere M
Leonia, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was definitely a very different kind of Italian dinner than we are used to. Our server was knowledgeable and helped steer my son from a poor choice for him. Two of us had the pork loin, two the agnolotti, and two the steak. My agnolotti was delicious and lemony, better than the crab and sweet corn soup I had... More 

1 Thank Annsez
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Erbaluce is a great dinner choice. Every dish was perfect, and the fact that the chef doesn't use cream or butter to richen sauces is great, because dairy products mask the flavor. All the pastas on the menu sounded great, and the ones we had were delicious! The lobster special was one of the best lobster preparations I have ever... More 

2 Thank harohne
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited twice now--warm, welcoming service, knowledgeable and accommodating waitstaff, well-prepared dishes that use seasonal items and little (no?) butter/cream. Not touristy at all. It's off the beaten path on a small street at the corner. The front room has fewer tables and abuts a small bar. The back room is bigger and on my second visit, with a full... More 

1 Thank palladium35
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But should have gone to the north end for pasta!! I was disappointed but was told prior to eating that the chef does not cook with butter or cream...I was disappointed with my pasta /mushroom dish. However the staff were pleasant

Thank caquinoparsons
sutton surrey
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever you do save room for cheese board enough for four brought to table by the chef each cheese explained I also had a fantastic rabbit main course lovely waiter do book it is very busy

1 Thank derekklgr
Hong Kong, China
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Having read interesting and positive reviews about this restaurant, I logged into their website to try to have an idea what it is like. This gave the impression that this is an modern innovative restaurant with beautifully presented dishes. When we arrived, I soon realised that the impression given by their website is wholly misleading. In fact, this is a... More 

2 Thank Bourgogneboy
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

When I read that this place eschews fats like butter, cream and olive oil in its sauces I was very dubious. But our dinner of chilled melon soup, fried sunflowers, sea bass and carbonara was outstanding. Excellent wine list and helpful server. Diligent food runners queued at the kitchen - I expect this chef runs a tight ship. A limited... More 

Thank Tom C
Stonington, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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Samantha K, Manager at Erbaluce, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in town! More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

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

I am so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. I do hope you will give us another try sometime! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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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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