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Teatro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.teatroboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 778-6841
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Monday: CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Mammano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant is available for a complete buyout.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avery Street
  • Public Transit: Boylston/Green Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking is also available in the Boston Commons Parking Garage, Ritz Garage, and the Washington Street Parking Lot.
A word from Teatro
Teatro, located in the theater district overlooking the Boston Common, offers a modern approach to classic Italian dishes. The design of Teatro is both elegant and informal. The open kitchen and high arched mosaic ceiling gives the room a theatrical presence. Teatro offers a full bar and wine list. Full menu is available at the bar.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Teatro is simply amazing. I have been here more than a few times now and every time they hit the mark in both the food and service departments. I don't think I've been to a restaurant that is more consistant that this. Our server was awesome and extremely attentive to our needs and she also had a great personality. For food the sausage appetizer is by far the best and the rigatoni is one of my favorite pasta dishes ever. My only suggestion would be that they give the dessert menu a little TLC. Love this place and highly recommend it to all my friends and anyone visiting Boston and looking for a great place to have dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Dined at Teatro before last week's Phantom of the Opera. It was outstanding - booked on Open Table (persuaded by the positive comments) and was not disappointed. The heirloom tomatoes and calamari appetizers were fantastic. We had a small plate of the bolognese and shared a white pizza with arugula and hot peppers. Delicious! The wine too was superb (Annabella, I believe) and to top it off, Outstanding Service!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "A great place to go after work or before the theater! The service, drinks and food were fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Teatro is geared for the before-theater crowd, within close proximity to several of the downtown Boston venues. The food is very good as is the service, and they make sure to keep things moving to get you to your show on time, but without feeling rushed. Recommended."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have eaten here about 6 times before theater performances and always had a delicious meal and attentive service in an energetic atmosphere. Across from the Boston Common and near several theaters, their food servers acknowledge your presence right away and inquire if you have a specific timetable: SMART! The interior has a high, attractively decorated ceiling with low bluish lights: quite atmospheric! There are several delicious appetizers, pasta dishes, meat, fish & fowl options and, of course, desserts . Always love the scallops, prepared differently each time. The wine list offers numerous choices, by the glass or bottle, at various reasonable prices. We will keep coming back to Teatro since it never disappoints!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great place for dinner before the show. Chicken milanese was too lemony. Service was very good though!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "enjoyed everything from the antipasti, pizza pasta and secondi"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food, attentive service! The atmosphere wasn't hushed but it was still relaxing. The food came out very quickly and it was piping hot. Two thumbs up."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I made reservatons for dinner before the show and it was close to the Opera house and pretty on the web site. The food was OK, cetainly not as good as Italian food in North End. We paid 100.00 for two appetizers, one dinner plate, one vegetable side dish and two drinks. The service was outstanding, very attentive waters. The atmosphere was quite noisy, tables too close to each other and no privacy. Not good for romantic dinners. So if you need a quick drink before the show I would recommend it, but if you want a real Italian experience go to North End."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Six people in our party ordered six different meals and everyone really enjoyed their dinner. Price point of meals are reasonable. Looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "$$$$ but creativity & quality of every dish we ordered worth the investment. Lighting suited colorful food and imaginative service. Won't forget the evening. The reservation was a necessity on a Saturday evening. A bit noisy, but manageable if hearing isn't an issue. The Malbec was a surprisingly fine fit to our varied orders. Enjoyed the irony when one of our party's wine glass was removed without explanation; the waiter simply brought another back when we explained the young lady was older than the young man they just served. An order of rosemary-baked potatoes was missed, but we found salads and entrees large enough not to bother mention. Plenty of water provided to all. Leave room for desert and coffee."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our dinner experience at Teatro was wonderful, it was our anniversary and we will always remember it. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable about the menu and offerings."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As a vegan, I wish there were a few choices. The chef however, made a special pizza for me with vegan red sauce and some topping which I selected. Salads are fresh out of a garden! Tasty white bean dip is served with warm bread. You won't be rushed. Nice atmosphere for any kind of meet."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The staff are always friendly and attentive and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We stopped in for dinner with my son before catching a movie right next door. Had a terrific experience with the food and ambiance. I had a swordfish dish that was very unusual over a bed of sun dried tomatoes small roasted tomatoes and mildly hot peppers. Unexpected mix of flavor but very tasty. My son had a chicken topped off with cheese and a bed of arugula over it. He loved it. I recommend it."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "For Italian, we have always sought out the North End, but Teatro was a refreshing change. Many of the North End restaurants are in a rut. Teatro's traditional dishes are simple, but the preparation and the ingredients raise them above Boston's already high bar. We had dinner before a show on a summer Sunday night and found the service and staff tone attentive, but not cloying. Go to the show with plenty of time to spare."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went for dinner before the Phantom of the Opera at the Boston Opera House, and it was absolutely delicious. Every course we had exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great location to the theaters, friendly service good food. Very easy to make reservation on line with open table. Right next to the common, take a stroll before or after dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had a really nice dinner at Teatro before a show at the Opera House which is just around the block. The resturaunt is a single room that looks almost like an old terminal with decorative high cove ceiling. Menu choices were limited - only a couple of specials, but Teatro had a nice feature allowing you to select smaller portion size at half the price so you can enjoy a couple of different meal choices. We happily took advantage of that option. The appetizers were delicious - especially the mussels which were shelled and in a really tasty cream sauce. Main course bolognese was what you would expect but the lobster and shells with butter sauce was scrumptious. Staff was pleasant and attentive and worked as a team. We will go back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Randomly picked this restaurant based on previous reviews. We were very happy....food was very good, service prompt and attentive. Great place to go prior to show or any other occasion ."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "From the moment we entered the restaurant, the experience was fabulous. We ordered several courses and could not wait for the next one, as every bite was delicious."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great for dinner before the theater. They'll get you in and out in enough time for the show. Service was good, food of good quality. My pork chop, though requested medium, was delivered very rare. They quickly corrected this, and result was a good quality chop. Room was very noisy, so not the best place for a quiet or romantic dinner. Overall good quality."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "good restaurant excellent service however the chairs are horrible"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Teatro for the convenient location to the Opera House. Our meal was outstanding and the prices were good in comparison to the other restaurants in this area. We do not visit Boston often and we were on foot. We got lost and were 30 minutes late for our reservation. Although late, they were very hospitable and pleasant and sat us right away."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Teatro for dinner. The restaurant was alright."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The service was horrible. Food coming out of the kitchen was very, very slow. Quality of the food was good but nothing special. I thought the pricing was high and the wine we bought was marked up 400% So overall it was ok and I suppose an ok place if you want to have dinner and go to a show."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " We took my parents to Teatro for Father's Day. The food was excellent, but our server was nasty and disrespectful. My mother can't hear well, and when she asked the server to repeat something, she wasn't nice about it at all! At the end of our meal, my son and his girlfriend had to rush to make a train so I asked our server to bring us dessert menus quickly, but instead of doing that, she started to clear the table. When I told her that we wanted the menus first, she gave me a nasty look! For appetizers, we ordered the thinly sliced tuna, a half pasta dish, and a delicious mushroom pizza. For entrées, we had scallops, gnocchi pasta, chicken Milanese, skirt steak, and swordfish. The pasta, the chicken, and the swordfish were outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I went to Teatro's not knowing what to expect; I found an absolutely stunning restaurant! The food was to-die-for and it has become my new favorite Boston restaurant. The bread was fabulous, as was the calamari, and the chocolate cake. My pizza was the best I'd ever had. Highly, highly recommend this place! Try it!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were greeted with a smile, drinks were great, food was even better, waiter was helpful, all combined with getting us out on time for the show! Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent location right off the green line. Service attentive, prices moderate. Considering your in the city, they are very good"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Have been going to Teatro for a number of years and never disappointed. From food to beverage to service. Always a oldie but a goodie!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Hadn't been here in a while so was please to find the food was still delicious. Highly recommend the beef carpaccio, meatball, rigatoni with bolognese sauce and scallop dish. Wasn't a fan of the antipasto, it used to have better items on it. Valet service was horrible. One valet on duty on a Saturday night made for a 20 minute wait outside to leave the car before heading inside. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Service was excellent, moving things right along, making it easy to make an 8:00 show after a 6:00 reservation. Waitress, Kaitlin, was very helpful with and knowledgable about wines, offering tastings to help our decision. Food was very good, but we just wish the tables were not so close together. We heard far more than we wanted to about our neighbors' business, and hearing at our own table was difficult."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Four of us had a very nice pre-theater dinner on Friday night. We started by sharing an antipasto plate, followed by each of us having our own two courses of appetizers. This proved to be very enjoyable and provided more than enough food. Teatro's location is great if you are going to the theater or the ballet, but it is a bit noisy when it is full. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "very nice, service great, didn't rush us, food good. Atmosphere simple but pleasant. very enjoyable evening"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A good place to go for a light meal after a theater matinee. Great location in this district! small plates were welcomed by a small group of senior women."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Ingredients were fresh with simple presentation. Lobster pasta and fungi pizza were tasty. Hummus spread with bread was a surprise. Location right off Boston Common."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Boston for a conference, he had suggested going to an Italian restaurant for dinner on night. I goggled looking for the best and this was voted one of the top ten in Boston and it was within walking distance from our hotel. The menu was in Italian as far as the listing of categories, eg. Primi (for appetizers) and Secondi (for entries) as well as pizzas and pasta, list of antipastos were offered as well. After a few questions, I got the Gnocchi with potato and the mixed green salad with cabernet vinaigrette while my husband ordered the sea scallops with grilled prosciutto and the house salad. For dessert, I got the chocolate cake with caramel under and ice cream on top, my husband got the chocolate mousse. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "MY husband and I chose this place because of its proximity to the theater we were going to. The food was FANTASTIC! We ordered the beef Carpaccio and burrata for appetizers. They were delicious and light so we had enough room for our entrees! I had the scallops for my entrée and they were cooked PERFECTLY. My husband had the Veal Saltimbocca and it was out of this world. The service was incredible; never wanted for anything. It is a little pricey but in my opinion well worth it. You have to try this place to see what I mean. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood gem. Go to a 7:00 movie and then to Teatro for dinner. I love the Boglonese dish. Service is great. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014