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69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
+1 617-426-6969
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several times a year we spend a weekend in Boston, one of those times is usually my birthday weekend. We chose to eat at Erbaluce because we received a gift certificate from my SIL. This restaurant is a gem! Super friendly staff. Nice atmosphere and...More

Thank Carlene L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food, staff, great experience all around. Unique flavors...not your usual Italian! Desserts were especially fun.

Thank delcampbell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times. Always a good meal, wonderful service, quiet enough to hear conversation from dinner companions. And once a month, Erbaluce hosts a new play reading which is wonderful for the playwright and the assembled guests. Last October we brought some...More

Thank Kal0Taxidi
Reviewed 6 February 2018

From the moment we arrived at Erbaluce, a cozy little restaurant on Church street, we felt welcome. Joan Johnson, the owner and life partner of chef Charles Draghi greeted us at the door and took us to our table. Our server was polite, knowledgeable, and...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 January 2018

What a wonderful little spot that I've been meaning to try for ages now. A rather long, lengthy description of the specials for the day seemed a little much, but our server was absolutely lovely. Had a 1/2 portion of the mushroom tagliatelle -- delicious....More

Thank IluvPapi
Reviewed 24 December 2017

everything that we order is amazing. our salad, entrée and even dessert are delicious. great wine selection too

Thank AngelineNYC888
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a great meal here but unfortunately had to pay $40 for parking next door after a restaurant employee incorrectly told us that the restaurant validated for parking. We asked again at the end of our meal about parking validation and...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Rare accolades for a well-done fine-dining experience in downtown Boston. Great location, warm dining room that is elegant yet relaxing, attentive service that is never intrusive, and food that makes the palate sing an aria. Here the chef is king of his domain. We saw...More

1  Thank Chip_Berlet
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The neat thing here was the ability to combine outstanding food with a casual atmosphere. We were a group of friends. We tried appetizers, pastas, mains, deserts, drank wine. The bill was not small. But the service was attentive, the dishes were uniformly outstanding (we,...More

Thank sg4427408
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The food was excellent, wine choice excellent, and ambience elegant without pretension. It's the real McCoy.

Thank Nancy R
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Questions & Answers
charles k
12 August 2015|
Response from Samantha K | Property representative |
Charles, I apologize for the delayed response. We offer five and seven course tasting menu with or without wine accompaniments for each course.
Constance M
14 April 2015|
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Response from Samantha K | Property representative |
Constance, There are always several gluten-free options on the dinner menu, including pasta, and our Chef is also more than willing to go off-menu. If you mention that you are gluten-free when making a reservation, Chef... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-426-6969
  • E-mail
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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