A great little spot - veryA great little spot - very fresh and interesting combo of ingredients from salads to entrees.. Wine list is expansive and interesting. The fiddlehead salad is outstanding.. The fish choices are paired with interesting sides and the pastas are all worth tasting. Our waiter was outstanding and knowledgable - great guy. And they will accommodate you if you have theater plans too...5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous little Italian findPerfectly located easy walk from my back bay hotel.
Super yummy food. The crab risotto was a standout... Absolutely amazing:)5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThank youWe had dinner at Erbaluce to celebrate my wife's birthday. In addition to the food being very good, the staff went out of their way to make my wife feel special without gong over the top. Thank you to the staff of Erbaluce for helping us celebrate!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMStrongly RecommendThis was our inaugural visit, and erbaluce did not disappoint. We were seated upon arrival and were waited upon immediately. I'm not going to go into the food all that much, except to say that we were greatly satisfied with both the presentation and the flavor (best rabbit I've had in quite some time!).
We were interested in three courses (salad-pasta-main entree), but didn't want to be gluttonous. They serve the pasta course in half portions, and the kitchen obliged us by cutting that into two one-quarter portions so we had our own plates. Excellent wine recommendation by our waitress, Ann, and service was friendly and prompt by all. Skipped dessert and left completely sated but not overstuffed. Made our 7:30 show easily. We will return!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be back!Chef Chuck has a skilled and delicate touch. A wonderful meal.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely LOVED this restaurant!!Absolutely LOVED this restaurant!! 1st time here and we'll definitely be back. Creative dishes, exquisite flavors, impressive Italian wine list. What a gem! Kudos!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and unusual wineExcellent and unusual wine recommendation All food was very, very good with one exception. The fiddleheads were in a sort of hollandaise sauce, but it lacked the lemony tang and the red pepper, while present, did not come through at all. Pricing was very reasonable for the all-around quality of food and service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove, love, love Erbaluce.Love, love, love Erbaluce. Every part of the meal is market fresh and you can taste the difference.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEurbaluce was rated #1 forEurbaluce was rated #1 for Boston italian dining two years in a row for a reason...it is fabulous! So much thought and art goes into each dish and we all benefit from this.
One of my Boston favorites!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved it and will return!Erbaluce was recommended to us by our son who lives in the South End. It was a thoroughly well executed dining experience and at an appropriate cost to boot. The service (our waiter) was terrific, and the food was exquisitely prepared. My gnocchi were melt in mouth worthy (as they should be, not chewy as they often are). My eating companions likewise raved about their dishes as well including a couple of the specials offered that night. Overall, an outstanding Boston meal at a Providence price. Highly recommend...4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery fresh, healthy take onVery fresh, healthy take on fine dining. The chef really strives to get local organic ingredients. There's always something new and interesting on the menu. There's no need to order dessert if you just want a small sweet. They provide delicious treats to each guest at the end of your meal. Just order coffee or a drink to enjoy them with.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall gemAlways spectacular food - chef is a whiz with pastas and interesting main dishes. His appetizers - usually very seasonal - very imaginative. Consistently, one of the most interesting restaurants in Boston.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal at Erbaluce,We had a great meal at Erbaluce, with excellent service. The food was very fresh and flavorful. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more accomodating. I highly recommend it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMErbaluce was a wonderful fitErbaluce was a wonderful fit for our group of 10. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Knowing that we had a show to attend, they were appropriately mindful of our time. We enjoyed three wonderful courses in a great atmosphere.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst class food, excellentFirst class food, excellent service, will be back soon again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Erbaluche beforeWe went to Erbaluche before going to see a Show in the theater district. We let the waitress know and they were able to have the whole meal done and have us out the door on time which is no easy feat. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was great.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and service.Awesome food and service. Our server (Blair?)did a great job, and the timing was perfect. The chef visited the table twice. The owner stopped by at the end of the meal to thank us for our visit. Rarely do I feel inclined to write a review, but this experience was exceptional and the whole staff made us feel special. I will definitely go back and will recommend erbaluce to my friends.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe selected erbaluce fromWe selected erbaluce from the OpenTable website. We were visiting Boston for one night and wanted something near our hotel that would give us a great restuarant experience. Ebaluce was perfect. It was crowded but we did not feel at all rushed. The food is contemporary Italian. Interesting takes on rabbit, pig cheeks, etc. yet my tagliatelle al ragu was as complex and classic as any I've had in Bologna. I would definitely return.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time toThis was my second time to Erbaluce, and it was an incredible experience, as was the first. The food is wonderful, and the ingredients are so fresh!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMErbaluce is my favorite restaurantErbaluce is my favorite restaurant in Boston, and has now provided me one of my most memorable meals ever. The ordered the 5 course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. The food and wine were both superb and the stories told about creating the food and the creation of the wine only added to the experience. Every time I go back to Boston I will be sure to go here. I love this place.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful find for a special dinnerWe chose erbaluce for dinner before the theatre. We arrived at 6 and were greeted warmly by the hostess and seated promptly. Our waitress was attentive throughout the meal and was happy to suggest items that were gluten free for me. The menu changes daily at erbaluce so all dishes were a lovely surprise combining fresh ingredients in new ways. My husband ordered a prosciutto and pear salad that was beautiful and refreshing. I had a butternut squash and shrimp soup that was spicy and delicious. For our entrees we both had fish which was beautifully prepared and presented. Both were served with sautéed kale as well as giant white Lima beans. Desert was an incredible chocolate truffle that melted in your mouth. We will definitely return4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMChef takes his job very seriously.Chef takes his job very seriously. Meals and service was very timely. Felt like a personal experience. I would absolutely return many times over!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMtrue love and respectThis restaurant shows a true love and respect for their ingredients, food and service. We will be back!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBRAVOAnother outstanding performance by a neighborhood gem3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Hidden Top Ten GemReliably wonderful Italian-based food and service. Chef is a master with locavore ingredients -- unusual combinations of herbs and spices, vegetables as good as entrees, everything fresh and bright. Chef Draghi plays to seasonal specialties brilliantly yet has a staple recurring menu with wonderful fish, beef, pork, rabbit, pastas and even a few vegetarian dishes. Ample portions, intriguing wine list, plus super-attentive service from knowledgeable servers. Space is booked intelligently so there's never a wait for tables and the two dining rooms are always abuzz. We've become happy "regulars" -- this is our favorite in Boston.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant and exquisiteExcellent restaurant and exquisite food ! Definitely a restaurant you HAVE to try out if you are in Boston and looking for a really good restaurant. Slightly upmarket but worth every single dollar. Great service, delicious food and good location with a digestive late night walk back down commonwealth avenue to Boston common. What else can I say but WOW !3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food that standsFantastic food that stands out from your run of the mill Italian restaurant. The service was great and the waiter was very knowledgable and helpful.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely, intimate restaurantLovely, intimate restaurant with personable and knowledgeable staff. The menu changes frequently and was innovative and varied. The chef primarily uses vegetables and oils rather than butter and cream (except for dessert, we were told) and so the food was light (in a good way) and delightful. We had many questions about the menu and wine recommendations and all were handled very well. It will become a new favorite!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI live in NYC, but alwaysI live in NYC, but always make a point of dining @ Erbaluce when I'm in the Hub. The food is sublime -- thoughtful, fresh, and perfectly prepared.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Erbaluce. I have neverI love Erbaluce. I have never had anything less than a stellar meal here.
And I love that the chef, Chuck Draghi, comes out to the table with a little
something extra he made in addition to what you ordered. It's a fun little
extra and always delicious. If only I could afford to eat there more often!
But you definitely get what you pay for at Erbaluce. Best restaurant in Boston.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an outstanding diningHad an outstanding dining experience. Excellent food and an extensive and well curated wine list.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely an upscale experience.Definitely an upscale experience. Food well prepared commensurate with prices. Restaurant week menu quite good although the regular menu obviously varied. An elegant northern Italian restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend. EverythingHighly recommend. Everything fresh and local with NO cream or butter. Lobster Minestra was outstanding as was pasta and local fishes. Wonderful wine list.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was divine! GreatThe food was divine! Great service and tucked away in a quiet little corner near the Park Plaza - we had a lovely time!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMunique menu items. excellentunique menu items. excellent knowledgable service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Erbaluce and it lived up to the great reviews I had read on-line. Our waitress (Caitlin) was outstanding. Having told her that we were going to a performance at the Wang, she didn't rush us but kept the service on track at a pace that got us out the door 20 minutes before show time - perfect. She was very attentive without being annoying. The three dishes we had were the gnocchi, a duck special, and a pork belly special. All were very well prepared and delicious. The wine list is uniquely Italian, extensive, and reasonably priced. A great dining experience and we agreed we will be dining there again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNice meal and wonderful service.Nice meal and wonderful service. Great neighborhood restaurant.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed our meal.Really enjoyed our meal. The food is real Italian and the ingredients are fresh and well prepared. Make sure you have a first course of the pasta, the sauces were great. The menu changes daily but the trout was the best we've had and try the venison if it's on the menu.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive and luscious tastingInventive and luscious tasting food with no butter or cream!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood and interesting, if sometimesGood and interesting, if sometimes not entirely successful dishes. Good wine pairings and seasonal surprises. Great choice before going to the Ballet or theater.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty food in a small space.Excellent, different food. Lots of flavours. It got noisy on a Saturday night, but that would be expected. Not a full liquor license so get your cocktails before you go.
White bean spread with bread didn't have much taste. Other then that, meal was great!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM