Teatro
Teatro

Teatro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.teatroboston.com/
  • Phone: 6177786841
  • 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.
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Teatro reviews from OpenTable diners
192 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (87)special occasion (77)neighborhood gem (66)romantic (57)good for groups (37)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (25)notable wine list (25)late-night find (20)great for lunch (9)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Half Portion Paradise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Tetatro had us with the Grilled Peach bruchetta! Amazing. And continued to win us over with their servuce and flavourful mains. We opted for the half portion mains to enable us to sample more dishes...this was brilliant. PEI Muscles were scrumptous...the Main Lobster sea shell pasta was mouth watering..mmmm that Vermont melted butter! MWild mushroom risotta was money...and the shrimp spagetti was very good. Service was fantastic...we couldnt decide btwn two wines so she offered up both to sample to make the devision...nice touch! No hesitation in recommending this to anyone...highly recommend going the half portion route to taste mire from the menu!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Small Portions
    pastaloverVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first visit to Teatro. The restaurant is beautiful inside but quite noisy. The food was good but portions were small. I had the small plate of rigatoni bolognese and it was tasty and a decent amount for me but my boyfriend ordered the large plate of ravioli and his portion was very small. Drinks (Absolute & Cranberry) were $10.50 and very weak so that was disappointing. Service was okay; server busy waiting on large party so we waited for everything. Probably won't return since there are lots of other restaurants to try.
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  • Great pre-show dinner
    Dianne
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Really enjoyed the meals and there are many with small options or large. That is great when you are going out to a show and can't bring home leftovers. Great food and service. All the staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and Ambiance
    Teatra
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place is for sure and A+++. The calamari was unforgettable. The drink list was full of fun and delicious drinks! Service was impecable. All of our entrees were delicious and beautiful. The monk fish, scallops, pork chops and lobster with pasta was out of this world. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a top notch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs a fresh menu
    DinerDaveVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of few places in the area open late. Same old menu is boooooring.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great pre-movie or theater dining
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been here several times before movies or theater and have never been disappointed. The availability of smaller portion sizes allows you to choose more things, and/or share plates, if desired. My group had the beet salad, calamari and tuna carpaccio, all of which were very good, and the mussels, which were extraordinary. Pastas (made in-house) are very good, too. Mushroom risotto was very rich and mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!
    Merstev
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everything was prepared beautifully, and absolutely delicious!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    HauteCuisine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to go before a movie!
    Kenmore534VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Right next to Boston Common theaters, great place to go before!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Theatre Dinner
    cclark02152
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Teatro!
    JCBoston
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    A great place to go after work or before the theater! The service, drinks and food were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for before the theater
    CarolVIP
    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.
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  • Great pre theater option
    selectivesusanVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great loc., food okay, service good
    usnavy151
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great place for dinner before the show. Chicken milanese was too lemony. Service was very good though!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    RTEE
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    enjoyed everything from the antipasti, pizza pasta and secondi
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teatro!
    CurlyCase
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place to get quick dinner.
    TheaterLover
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Gary
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expansive Dining Worth a Crowd
    tastetotell
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    HappyCouple
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent excellence
    DSKramerVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The staff are always friendly and attentive and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Great style and great food
    JimmazVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change from the North End
    Srickl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Merstev
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    Drisky
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Bobby
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious , great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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 .
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NMOFMO
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater
    ajp2754
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    good restaurant excellent service however the chairs are horrible
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient Theatre District
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Okay
    Niiki
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We went to Teatro for dinner. The restaurant was alright.
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    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    MrBill
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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  • Oppi328VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning!
    albanyNY
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff
    forevereating
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location before the theater
    Susanslcm
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Excellent location right off the green line. Service attentive, prices moderate. Considering your in the city, they are very good
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    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    Loves2eat
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, horrible valet service
    GG84
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.