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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Chestnut Hill

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A photo of Toscano Harvard Square restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2350)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Cambridge
Booked 35 times today
Situated in Harvard Square, Toscano offers an unmatched Italian experience, praised consistently for its authenticity and quality. Patrons commend its excellent service, refined yet welcoming atmosphere, and remarkable food. Reviews highlight the pasta e fagioli soup, equating it to a grandmother's homemade recipe, and the delightful special homemade tagliatelle mixed with crab, alongside an extensive, expertly-curated wine list. Whether for a business meal or a special occasion, Toscano continually impresses with its traditional Italian dishes and innovative twists. The restaurant also gains recognition for its exceptional risotto, with reviewers celebrating the shrimp and mushroom variations as perfect. Toscano is truly a revered jewel in the Italian culinary scene.
A photo of Ravello Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(459)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Watertown
Booked 7 times today
Ravello Italian Kitchen, located on a busy street, is a delightful place for classic Italian cuisine, as reviews consistently affirm. The restaurant's large portions, outstanding food quality, and reasonable prices impress patrons significantly. Highlights include the exceptional eggplant parmigiana and homemade plump ravioli. The chefs at Ravello are hailed for mastering Italian classics while infusing them with their unique touch, thus creating dishes that are fresh and delightful. The high standard of service at Ravello adds to its appeal, with servers like Matt receiving praise for their efforts in ensuring a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Despite its modest size, Ravello exudes a lively atmosphere perfect for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Sweet Basil on Moody restaurant
4.3
Awesome(392)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Waltham
Booked 13 times today
Sweet Basil on Moody has earned a reputation for serving quality Italian cuisine in Massachusetts. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant's warm and knowledgeable service. Their menu offerings, including the Rosemary Chicken and the Polenta with Lamb Shank, are highly regarded for their fabulous taste and full flavors. The pesto and bread brought immediately to the table is another crowd favorite. "Outstanding", "delicious" and "well-prepared" are just a few words used by diners to describe their meals. Additionally, the restaurant impresses with its ambience and volume of food served, proving it to a great dining spot for large groups. Despite having a bustling scene, customers also praised the intimate atmosphere and excellent reservation services. Overall, Sweet Basil on Moody is a beloved spot for an authentic Italian culinary experience.
A photo of Source Restaurant restaurant
4.5
Awesome(508)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Cambridge
Booked 13 times today
Renowned for its impeccable service and exceptional food, Source Restaurant is a popular pizza bar in Cambridge, highly praised by patrons who consistently rave about its culinary prowess. The eatery has garnered numerous accolades from customers who appreciate the authentic and inventive pizza palate, featuring standouts like the deeply-savoured pepperoni pizza and the unconventional Hawaiian pizza. The restaurant also offers a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, adding to its appeal. The vibrant atmosphere and quality cuisine have earned Source Restaurant the reputation of being one of the best places in Cambridge, with many declaring it the best pizza in the New England area.
A photo of Stazione di Federal restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(243)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Waltham
Booked 3 times today
Stazione di Federal, located in Waltham, is praised for its excellent Italian cuisine. Reviews consistently highlight the quality and freshness of the food, the attentive service, and the pleasant atmosphere. Guests recommend it for its well-prepared dishes, some even describing it as the best Italian food they've had in the area. The restaurant scores high on multiple counts - from the professionalism of the wait staff, the great menu and wine list, the roomy parking lot, to the lively ambiance. The flexibility of the kitchen to accommodate specific dietary preferences is also greatly valued by its patrons. The restaurant is considered a new hotspot in the area, with a strong recommendation to return and experience its delights over and over again.
A photo of Terra at Eataly Boston restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3544)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Back Bay
Booked 104 times today
Terra at Eataly Boston, a contemporary Italian restaurant, consistently impresses guests with their varied seasonal menu and high-quality Italian cuisine. Praised for its “authentic and high quality” meals, Terra champions Italian classics, from the prosciutto and cheese board to the fettuccine with beef and pork ragu, which have been described as “delicious” and “outstanding.” The wine list, representative of fine Italian wines, further enhances the dining experience. Customers laud the “excellent” service and the vibrant atmosphere, where food enthusiasts congregate to savor every bite. Despite a minor setback due to an out-of-service elevator, Terra's captivating blend of exquisite Italian fare, efficient service, and lively ambiance earns it rave reviews.
A photo of Prima restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(551)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Charlestown
Booked 57 times today
Prima, nestled in the heart of Charlestown, Boston, has garnered raving reviews for its authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons have praised its top-notch service, cozy ambiance, and especially its tasty dishes. The spicy picci pasta and veal prime rib are highly recommended for their expert seasoning and generous portions. Reviewers also suggest trying the meatballs and the irresistible vanilla fudge buttercream cake. With a choice of half-serving pasta options and a promise of impeccable steak quality rivalling Boston's best, every visit to Prima is a delightful culinary adventure. As one happy customer put it, "Prima was absolutely amazing. The best Italian I've had in Boston yet".
A photo of MIDA - South End restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2595)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • South End
Booked 51 times today
MIDA - South End has become a cornerstone for authentic Italian cuisine in Boston. Patrons cannot give enough praise for the restaurant's exceptional service, creative drinks, and most importantly, their superbly crafted dishes. Embracing the spirit of Italian culinary tradition, the restaurant particularly shines with its pasta offerings. One visitor even proclaimed that MIDA served some of the best pasta he has eaten in Boston. From the flavorful risotto to inventive desserts, the food consistently leaves an unforgettable impression. Gluten-friendly options and a welcoming ambiance only adds to the restaurant's inclusive allure. Whether it's a spontaneous date night or a dedicated trip from New York, MIDA promises a memorable dining experience steeped in authenticity and warmth.
A photo of Capo Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2055)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • South Boston
Booked 74 times today
Capo Restaurant, a popular Italian eatery situated in South Boston, comes highly recommended for its authentic and delicious cuisine. Patrons praise the restaurant for its outstanding service, fabulous food, and warm, inviting atmosphere. Described as "amazing" and "the best Italian food in Boston", it's renowned for dishes like the cheese board, antipasti, pasta, and chocolate cake. Its "Gluten Free Tuesday" night, offering a range of gluten-free options, is a big hit amongst diners with dietary restrictions. Moreover, the restaurant's food is often referred to as "perfection", with delightful cocktails and beautiful decor. The reviews consistently emphasize Capo's unmatched quality and culinary excellence.
A photo of Grana at The Langham, Boston restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(493)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Financial District
Booked 19 times today
Located in the heart of Boston, Grana at The Langham is the epitome of upscale casual dining, making it an ideal spot for business lunches, date nights, or simply a relaxing brunch. Frequently lauded for its excellent service and delicious food, the restaurant continues to uphold the high standards set by its patrons. With one diner praising, "In short, an unofficial Michelin star experience at an affordable cost," the restaurant's reputation for delectable Italian cuisine is undisputed. Another solidifies this sentiment, mentioning the "Italian Cioppino, which was prepared to perfection." The tranquil ambiance, attention to detail, and creative drinks truly make Grana at The Langham a haven of Italian culinary excellence.
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