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Erbaluce

Erbaluce

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Italian Restaurant$$$$
Bay Village, Boston
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  • Emily C.
    Emily ChalkoNovember 10, 2016
    Romantic,cozy hidden gem that whips up fresh, inspired, authentic Italian food with a menu that changes daily.Great place to go before a show@ Wang.Burrata+sweet potato agnolotti were light.A+ service
  • Samuel L.heart icon on user image
    Samuel LavoieMay 2, 2016
    Gnocchi sweet potatoes! Quite large portions so don't be afraid to skip the starters if your not to hungry. Great Italian wine list!
  • Micaela R.heart icon on user image
    Micaela Rojas EspínolaDecember 19, 2018
    The carbonara is a must!! Wine list is excellent. Is a place for do all the steps (starter/main/desert) , even though considering the size of dishes. Great service!
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    Sofia PapastamelosAugust 15, 2016
    Beautifully creative and fresh, seasonal menu. Kind of a hidden gem tucked into a corner of back bay. Try the chef's specialty: roasted boar with rosemary and fermented grape sauce.
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    AustinJuly 1, 2017
    The wine list - OMG. Very, very well done. Great job! Oh, the food is very good as well.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    Superb Italian perfect for pre-theater dining, with a frequently changing menu based on what's in season. For a more casual experience, sidle up to the bar for small plates and cocktails. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2012
    Perhaps the only Boston restaurant to serve elaborately prepared sunflower buds, Erbaluce is no stranger to the title of the city's "best Italian restaurant." [Eater 38 Member]
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    The pasta dishes and the wild boar with fermented Concord grapes are wonderful. So are the prices, considering the level of craft here; entrees run $19-$29. Read more
  • Dee A.
    Dee AnnisSeptember 9, 2013
    Pasta w/ meat sauce normally might be easily dismissed, but their homemade pasta with wild boar ragu was delicious! Don't overlook it!
  • Joyce E.
    Joyce ElvenFebruary 12, 2011
    Aroma di Venus. Marjorum magic. Sophisticated and sensuous. Nick brings food history to life at the bar. Erbaluce - best place in Boston to eat intelligently, leave amazingly satisfied. Thanks, Nick.
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 1, 2011
    This week a wild rack of boar served with Concord grape will be among the options for 3 separate tastings, a $35 3-course served at the bar, a 5- ($75) or 7- ($95) course tasting in the dining room. Read more
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    AJ GriemJanuary 1, 2015
    The wild boar was delicious, as well as the fig infused whiskey!
  • Amanda E.
    Amanda EveyOctober 22, 2012
    Seriously one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston. Panino sandwich on the bar menu is the best comfort food.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 5, 2011
    They change the dinner menu daily based on what's available & fresh that day. Same process carries over to the bar, where a limited liquor license doesn't stymie the creativity of their mixologists Read more
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    PatOctober 27, 2013
    Marscapone and goat cheese cheesecake, quite possibly the greatest dessert I've ever had.
  • Micaela R.heart icon on user image
    Micaela Rojas EspínolaDecember 19, 2018
    You must try the Carbonara!! Also good wines
  • Sara S.heart icon on user image
    Sara SigelMay 18, 2013
    Fresh herbs on the table and very cozy feel! Try the pastas, we got them all and loved each one.
  • Claire B.
    Claire BarrettFebruary 11, 2012
    Great food served at a relaxed pace, good staff and lovely atmosphere. Rack of wild boar was superb. Loved the belly pork.
  • 👸Cindyrella
    👸CindyrellaSeptember 8, 2013
    Sunflowers are not just edible - they are delicious. Very special preparations using the freshest veggies and herbs.
  • Jodi T.
    Jodi TealJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Anything you order will be a delight. Take advantage of seasonal items. Be sure to ask Nick what special cocktail he is dreaming up! Wonderful restaurant atmosphere!
  • Roxy N.
    Roxy NederpelSeptember 23, 2013
    Get the sunflower risotto and trout! Extremely delicious.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityAugust 5, 2011
    This is truly Italian food at its best. We love the fresh, seasonal menu and of course, the deep wine list!
  • Will M.heart icon on user image
    Will MernaghJanuary 8, 2016
    Great food with nice size portions. Not too big but not small either.
  • Svetlana J.
    Svetlana JavakhyanMay 28, 2012
    New discovery! Great food, atmosphere...perfect for a dinner for two, but good for girls night out!
  • Boon Y.
    Boon YapJune 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Highly recommend the wild boar. Chuck & Joan, the chef/ owners could not be more hospitable! Hidden gem. Splendid creative cooking with wondrous fresh flavours!!
  • Chris E.heart icon on user image
    Chris EFebruary 22, 2016
    Excellent service, pleasant date ambiance. Food below expectations. Wild boar meatballs were overcooked. Cacio e Pepe was tasty but overpriced. At a comparable price point, Sorellina is better.
  • Juri T.
    Juri TsibrovskiSeptember 18, 2013
    Best boar pappardelle in town and great Nebbiolo to pair
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Brian Poe, chef of Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Veal short rib. Read more
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    Nick JordanMay 5, 2015
    This place should be what all Italian restaurants aspire to.
  • Gerard R.
    Gerard RafieOctober 1, 2014
    Boar is excellent
  • Alec S.
    Alec SternApril 11, 2010
    Love this: Go to Erbaluce for a great experience - authentic, original, creative and local... Chuck is a genius in the kitchen! Read more
  • Samuel L.heart icon on user image
    Samuel LavoieMay 2, 2016
    Gnocchi and Piemonte wine list!
  • Vinnie D.heart icon on user image
    Vinnie DaboulAugust 11, 2014
    The wine list is great. The food is fair.
  • Neha S.
    Neha ShahOctober 13, 2011
    Call ahead if you're a vegetarian. They can work with you.
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    Spaghetti carbonara.
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