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Erbaluce
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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69 Church St Boston, MA 02116
69 Church StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02116
(617) 426-6969erbaluce-boston.com
$$Italian Restaurant, Wine BarToday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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The dining room & seasonal Italian menu at this neighborhood nook embody minimalist glamour.- Google
"An incredibly delicious twist on classic Italian foods."
"Superb northern Italian and the best service we've had in Boston."
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Susan MacDowell
6 months ago
If you like attention to detail, eclectic choices, and local ingredients, you will LOVE Erbaluce. Tucked away on brick-lined streets near the Theatre District, this restaurant is a secret Boston gem. The service was wonderful, and the staff was eager to accommodate specific requests. The wine list was great, with choices that would not break the bank.
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Brittany Gerig Campbell
5 months ago
Fantastic Italian spot in the Theater district. Minimalist menu of specials and fresh pastas. I sat at the bar and enjoyed wine by the glass and a delicious winter pasta with a pumpkin, beet sauce. The check comes with house-made candies.
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Greg B.
a year ago
I want to start saying that this is the only time I wish Google had the "sixth" star option!!! This is the Best Italian in the Boston Area, hands down! I was born and raised in Italy and have lived in MA for over 5 years now. Whenever I miss the Italian cuisine I come here, it is like being in Piedmont or Tuscany... In the white truffle season they have simply the best of the best, the white truffle from Alba. I have tasted it in every possible way, with the hand made tagliatelle and in the souffle style, simply amazing. Hard to beat even for the best chefs in the world. Having had dinner in 16 of the world's top 20 restaurants I question myself on how these judgments are made, since Chuck (the chef of Erbaluce) should be in that list... Their wine selection is also very good, they have rare wines that are even hard to find in Italy, you can imagine in the US, and especially in MA which for wine isn't NY. Joan, Chuck's wife is a great host, and regularly check with all the tables in the room how the guests are enjoying their meals. This is a typical Italian way and I simply love it! The restaurant has every single tiny detail thought of. For example when you sit they bring this white bean mousee with olive oil that you eat with fresh home made bread, delicious! At the end after having desert they bring homemade chocolate truffles with a rose flavor that are amazing! In the winter they also bring Chestnuts (Castagne) freshly grilled which are also very tasty. I came here at least 10 times in the last year, and every time it gets better! The menu changes daily, based on what the chef finds on the market in morning, with some classics that are like evergreens and are always there. It is definitely a place that one time, probably soon will have 2 or 3 Michelin stars and is a MUST if you are in Boston!
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Stephen Moriarty
a year ago
We took the opportunity of restaurant week to try erbaluce, and were most disappointed. The food was good, but the service was awful! We were asked more than once if we had theater tickets or a time to be somewhere. We truthfully replied that we did not. Little did we know that this apparently put us on the reduced priority list. Our service thereafter was noticeably slower than that of the surrounding tables. (Speaking of tables, ours was quite unsteady, for which they could do nothing once we were settled.) The other half of our party of four who arrived later than us, were seated in the other room, despite arriving for a reservation under one name. From there, the service was slow at every turn, even for me - someone who prefers a leisurely dining experience. Wine was ordered well before the entree, which appeared with empty wine glasses and no sign of our server. We had to call him to get the wine, and it arrived with the excuse that someone had brought up the wrong bottle. There were many such excuses. Once our entrees we done, we had had enough and asked for the check before dessert was served, which arrived just in time to keep us from walking out without it (worst bread pudding that I ever had - packaged croutons on top, or something). We observed the part-owner noticing something had been miscommunicated about our desserts, and it was apparent to us that the problems with service began at the top.
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SlowFood Guru
4 months ago
Well, for those reviewers who say this isn't real Italian food, I am perplexed. I guess for folks who think Italian cuisine consists of spaghetti in marinara and a caesar salad, Erbaluce might be a little too sophisticated. If you think Davio's is serving northern Italian cuisine (It is NOT northern Italian cuisine--not even close!) you know nothing about northern Italian cuisine, and you should just stop writing reviews like you know what you are talking about...just saying. I have spent a lot of time in the north of Italy, and while most of the fresh ingredients at Erbaluce are locally sourced (not typical of the Piedmont region of Italy), the food preparation IS typical of what you might find in the north of Italy, at a higher end place (although what they call Tuscan bread is nothing like Tuscan bread--that is a mystery). I love Erbaluce for its ambience and great service. I also love it for its great wine and beer list and the skill of its kitchen staff headed by Chef Charles Draghi. He is a true Boston treasure.
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Jill Cail
a month ago
The best italian in the city! A true hidden gem!!
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Kevin Cassata
5 months ago
Superb northern Italian and the best service we've had in Boston
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Michael Halcrow
2 months ago
An authentic Italian culinary experience!