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#114 of 222 Italian in Boston
#379 of 1,850 Restaurants in Boston


Bar, Italian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed March 22, 2022 via mobile

Funky place, excellent menu. Great bar vibe too whilst you wait for your table. Not for from Prudential centre and Copley. Feels like a hidden gem.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed November 29, 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a beer great craft selection, food was good, lots of truffle oil on the fries and the mussels were great. Can get crowded so get there early to avoid disappointment

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed August 4, 2021

Don't let the unassuming entrance and facade deter you! ( a chic Italian eatery is it's neighbor). This well priced, HUGE portions, chef inspired pub food was a real surprise. Be prepared...it's small, packed, and loud, or with a positive spin it's "cozy, bustling and...highly energized."More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

Initially the atmosphere seemed ok. It had a pleasant buzz. The wine and beer list was decent and reasonable for the U.S. After that it all went horribly wrong when we ordered food. The complimentary bread and dip should have been a warning sign. Our...server was totally disinterested and stressed. The food would suggest whoever was responsible for it in the kitchen was feeling exactly the same way. An experience I will not be repeating.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019

I was really excited about going here, based on reading the Trip Advisor reviews. But I was pretty disappointed. First, the salad (that comes with an entree) is served with so much dressing on it that it is drowning. So, ask for dressing on the...side. SEcondly, I ordered the orechiette with cream sauce and it was way too salty and heavy. Maybe I am just used to lighter food.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

We stopped for dinner after a Red Sox Game. We were pleasantly surprised when the meals arrived. The sausage and orcchetti was a generous portion in a dreamy cream sauce. The Riccardi pasta dish was excellent. A wonderful tomatoe cream sauce complemented the ground chicken...and sausage over ziti. A must if you are in South Boston.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Came for some sustenance after a Red Sox game. It was easy to get a seat. I’m not a booth person, the they were comfortable and intimate. The bar scene seemed active but not overwhelming. The pizza (meatball) was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in here for a late night beer on recommendation from my Lyft driver. This place did not disappoint. Maine Beer - Lunch on tap and a great atmosphere. Will be back!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

This small and narrow restaurant offers some tables in the front and some more in the back. In between you can sit alongside facing the counter or the opposite wall. Although somehow noisy, the atmosphere is interesting. The menu is short, focused on salads, pizzas...and burgers plus some daily specials. Considering the size of portions, we decided to share a Caprese salad (9$) and a Calzone (12$) with extra-onions, red peppers and eggplants (4$). The salad was acceptable and the pizza really great. Good Chardonnay from California (7$ by the glass). Unfortunately, no espresso was available. Gentle and efficient welcome and service. We recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Located right in the middle of the South End of Boston, Anchovies has been here for quite a while. I used to visit when I lived here over 20 years ago. It still has the same dark low ceiling environment, the same decor, the same...New England sports playing on the TV. You’ll find a young, friendly wait staff and a warm welcome. And it’s full of local neighborhood folks. The food here is Italian and good portions. You can definitely share some of the larger plates. if that mixed grill plate is available, consider getting that and sharing it between two people. That with an appetizer would be perfect. Everything is fresh and tasty. Even better than it was 20 years ago.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from 13Redsox | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. It is PACKED on a Saturday night, but totally worth it.
December 10, 2016|
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Yes, Anchovies offers takeaway services.

Anchovies is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4