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Erbaluce has been named "Best Italian Restaurant" for the fifth consecutive year by The Improper Bostonian.
Located centrally in the Bay Village area of Boston, Erbaluce serves Italian cuisine with a focus on local ingredients and Piemontese flavors.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about private dining options for groups ranging in size from 10 to 200.
Boston, MA 02116
Italian, Seafood, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday: 5 PM - 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 5 PM - 12 AM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is parking available in a small lot adjacent to erbaluce, as well as many large parking garages surrounding the restaurant, and there is ample street parking available as well.
The nearest T stop is the Arlington Street stop on the Green Line. The restaurant is two blocks away, down Arlington Street toward the South End, on Park Square.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our two private dining rooms can accommodate groups ranging in size from 10-100 guests. We can also seat up to 175 guests in a full restaurant booking. Whether you are hosting a cocktail reception, rehearsal dinner, corporate meeting or family gathering we will work to exceed your every expectation.
Erbaluce Restaurant can accommodate parties of 10-100 people in our private dining rooms, or up to 175 people for a full restaurant booking.
erbaluce Ratings and Reviews
Tucked away in Bay Village, the only negative thing that one could say about Erbaluce is that it is tough to find (embarrassingly, we wandered around this charming neighborhood a few times). Great food. Excellent Service. Wonderful and Well-Priced wine list. What a treat. We will be back soon.
The perfect restaurant for a quiet and romantic date night. The food was out of this world. Not your typical Italian fare. Authentic, seasonal, and not expected for outside of Italy. The restaurant was very accommodating to dietary restrictions of being gluten and lactose intolerant. And the table set up was nice for two. Instead of the table being set up to sit across from each other, we were set up next to each other. It was perfect. A came for the delicious food I heard about, but left with the perfect romantic date night I was not expecting. Thank you for that.
We were met at the door by the owner who treated us like guests, not customers. The food was excellent, the best meal I have had in Boston in a year. We ordered salads and two different pasta dishes. Both were tasty, well presented and the service was cordial and timely. My only reservation about Erbaluce is, like all too many restaurants, it was too noisey. One particular party were very loud talkers, and that happens but if it were my place I'd add more sound reduction gear. The noise level certainly wasn't anywhere near as overbearing as some restaurants (Grill 23 comes to mind) . Noise control is a fixable problem and even at the current levels the noise will not keep us from coming back or recommending Erbaluce with enthusiasm.
In short, I will not return to this restaurant nor recommend this restaurant to others because I found a small bug in my drink and large piece of plastic in my food and still had to pay for the drink and my appetizer. I was disappointed because the menu sounded great but believe that the least the restaurant could have done after two incidents in the same meal would have been to make the entire meal complementary.
Food was good but not outstanding. The waitstaff stop by the table and ask how everything is, but don't seem terribly concerned with the answer or interested in making things better. I'm a little mystified by the hype that follows this restaurant.
There was nothing that we ate that I would return to this restaurant to try again.
We love Erbaluce ; a favorite of ours. Chuck is one of the most innovative chefs ever- we had his stuffed sunflower appetizers. One of my favorite season dishes.
Joan is a gracious host- her front of the house presence is very welcoming.
Its is just a special place for us.
Food was very good--onion soup and sea bass were excellent. Raviolini with mushroom broth was flavorful but an awesome light summer dish. Service was outstanding and made our experience; excellent wine recommendation. We were pre-theatre and both the server and maitre'd kept the dinner moving to make sure we made our show on time. Would absolutely recommend this spot!
Thanks for another fantastic meal at this great neighborhood location which is easy to miss or overlook. This continues to be my favorite restaurant in Boston. The Italian flavors and style are not to be missed by those who truly appreciate authenticity in this most unlikely of spots at the edge of this tiny Boston neighborhood.
My husband and I dined at Erbaluce to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary, before heading to the theater. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the wine list was something special. Overall, the experience reminded us of our visit to Italy several years ago. Thank you for making our special night perfect!
Food was fine, nothing special. Service was bleak. The main server knew little about the wine list and steered us in the wrong direction without a bit of hubris. Two servers had strong, competing perfumes, which distracted nastily from the experience. The manager loomed overall with a grim, lonely face that was a little scary to look at.
The freshest ingredients "modern " Italian. The Chefs specialty is to prepare dishes without butter, cream etc. but to infuse the essence of veggies and broths to make rich flavor. Home made pastas white summer truffle ala peppe and bucatini carbonara made with egg yolk you stir at table for creamy deliciousness with restaurant cured guanciale a light taste of heaven. Top it off with a bottle of Finano a perfect accompaniment
I can't believe more people do not know about this best kept secret. The food was excellent and staff very professional and friendly. We had the specials and everything was extremely fresh and prepared with great care.
Beer part was gelato: made in house and better than you find in Italia. Bringing my hubby back!
We had a very enjoyable meal. The wild boar and the pork chops were perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was friendly and helpful when we were ordering. A small detail I noticed was that the glassware was quite thick - both for the champagne flutes and stemware. You might expect a bit finer tableware from this category of restaurant.
Italian through and through. I visited and went here on business. Good Italian wine list but no other regions represented - waiter recommended a good bottle. Food had very interesting range of items - all sounding attractive. Would like to do it again to experience more
Erbaluce is a lovely little Italian / seasonal restaurant tucked into the Bay Village area of Boston. A great get away from the theatrics of similar caliber Boston restaurants. The staff are very attentive and know the menu and wine selections very well. I like going there for their carbonara which is always served al dente and with egg on top. The main courses rotate nicely with the seasons and any of these choices are excellent.
The food was unusual and delicious. The service was particularly outstanding, given that I'd had a bad interaction with a cab driver trying to find the restaurant and actually hit my head and cut my hand when he slammed on the brakes. Greg, the host, gave us directions all along the way, and when we pulled up near the restaurant he came out and retrieved me. He was patient and concerned, and moved me and my friend to a bigger table and brought us prosecco. He saved the day for us, and the lovely dinner was the frosting on the cake (so to speak). We enjoyed the evening despite the tumultuous start to it.
Outstanding! We were greeted by a wonderful hostess and immediately directed to our table. The dining area was energetic but not too loud to enjoy our conversation. Our server was gracious and informative. He assisted with a sparkling wine selection which was spot on. His description of the specials made us want to try everything. We were on a mission to find the best Carbonara and we were not disappointed. Our server made sure we knew that chef built his sauces on natural ingredients and did not use butters or creams as a base. I do love my butter and freely admit that I was a little apprehensive but the dish was outstanding. We also selected the Cacio e Pepe with Truffles. After a recent trip to Italy we were hoping that this dish would match up and after one bite we thought that Chef might want to head over to Italy and teach them this recipe! It was delicious. If you are looking for wonderful dining experience, you have to visit erbaluce!
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