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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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Brought my family here during BU graduation weekend. Between 5 of us, we shared a bunch of appetizers and only 2 main courses because the appetizers sounded so good. It was all amazing. Great atmosphere, service and food. The meatball appetizer was unbelievable as was the baby beets. I dont even like beets and I loved it. My dad got his favorite - veal saltimbocca and he loved it. And although we had so much food, I had to order the side pasta because pasta is my favorite food and theirs is homemade. It was, of course, unbelievable. My parents said it was the best restaurant I have ever brought them to in Boston. Definitely a great option for family or date night."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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
  • "We have been here twice before going to the theater and both times the food was excellent and waitstaff attentive, professional and genuinely looked like they loved their job! I don't usually get dessert but if you ever go I recommend highly the vanilla bean carmel dessert. It is absolutely amazing. I can't wait to go back, one of my most favorite restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a great place to grab a bite before curtain time. The service is ultra fast. They like to turn the table so quickly if you don't hang on to your plate it will be whisked away before you know it. Arugula salad with lemon clean and crisp. Scallops tender and succulent but the huge proscuitto crisp is a bit unwieldy. Swordfish did not marry well with various peppers, tomato paste and onion. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed an excellent pre-theater dinner. Our waiter was attentive and considerate of our theater time. The food (and the younger wines) was very good. But, two glasses of wine ordered were the right wines, and were fine, but neither was of the vintage year indicated on the menu. We should have been told ahead of pouring. The room is handsome and comfortable. We'll be back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went before a theatre performance. Service was very good for people going for a specific time. Food was very tasty just not exceptional. First time I went was to meet people I didn't know,well. A good place for that. Price point good and very pleasant without being "over the top ". Comfortable dining experience."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Teatro has delicious food and marvelous service! It is located in Boston's Theatre district so many of the diners who go there have a limited amount of time. The restaurant is wonderful about getting a 2 or 3 course meal to the diners in a short amount of time! We only had an hour when we ate there last week, but we were still able to enjoy a gourmet meal before our show! I had a Caesar salad and swordfish, and my husband had a scrumptious octopus appetizer and a chicken Milanese entree. All were fabulous! We highly recommend Teatro!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "From the outside, it looks like a run down hole in the wall. However, when you walk in, it is a beautiful looking restaurant. The food was delicious and fresh. The staff was nice but could have been a little more attentive (side note, I was sitting at the bar and not at a table). I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went here on Saturday night before an 8 pm show at the Wang. Food, service, and cocktails were outstanding. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I don't normally comment on a place but I am a big fan of this restaurant group. Best in the city in my view--Sorrellina, Mistral, L'Andana, Ostra. All very fine. Teatro doesn't belong in the same group. Mediocre food. Service was attentive but lacks the special feel and attention of the other restaurants. Only thing that matched the other members of the group was the price. Probably an OK place if you want a forgettable meal right before a show. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very pretty place and great feel. It was loud and hard to hear wait stuff and friends across the table.OK food, menu changes so id go back then. Flat bread pizza has no sauce so that was weird. Gnnochi was not flavorful at all, but scallops were great. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had the best and most interesting Antipasto plate I have experienced. 8 or 9 different small things along the outside of a large plate, all delicious, with a nice amount of Prosciutto and shaved Asiago cheese in the middle. I also had the small plate spinach ravioli in sage and cheese sauce. Very nice!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "From the moment you step into Teatro, you feel that this is going to be an outstanding experience. Warm welcomes from the valet, reception desk, our waiter, and the ambiance set the tone. Bread is yeasty, crusty and yummy. Our past favorite was steak frites, which is no longer on the menu. However, the lightly breaded chicken served with arugula and shaved parmesan was delicious. Teatro's location makes it a perfect choice for pre- or post-theater dining.."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Small and large plates allowed us to try many different dishes. The best bolognase sauce. The food is hot when it is served and delicious."
    Dined on 5/1/2014