Il Patio di Eataly

4.5
248 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Soak up the sun at Il Patio di Eataly: Boston’s Summertime Piazza! Neapolitan pizzas, classic pasta dishes, aperitivo plates, refreshing cocktails, Italian vino, daily events, and more. Book on OpenTable!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Four of us were at dinner. One dinner came 20 minutes before everyone else’s. The other 3 dinners 2 were hot one was not. Dishes not cleared until we asked between dinner and dessert. Not the usual Eataly experience

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vipKristinF
New England
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat there a lot with different friends ... we all enjoy the food and the patio. It was really windy but the staff and patrons just dealt with it. An empty wine glass was blown across the table! Seriously windy. We had a fine time and enjoyed our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Fun location and beautiful day to sit outside. This is the second visit to this Eatly location. I was giving Eataly a second chance after a poor first experience. I think the second visit was worse. First visit was pasta that was pricey and bland. Second visit we decided to try for pizza. Food was also pricey and bland. Pizza was soggy and lacked flavor. The service was prompt and the Limoncello spritzer was very good. Problems are with the food quality. Too bad, this is a fun location and we were looking for a go-to spot for lunches before Red Sox games.

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vipseemas
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday weekend in Boston!

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SergioF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great location, the pizza is amazing

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MichaelW
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance were all fine. Just one quibble, the hostess was a bit attitudinal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

35th anniversary. Food was good. Arancini were small and could have been hotter and come with a small bowl of red sauce, without an extra charge. Papardelle with mushroom raging was excellent!

JM
JohnM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service and setting were very nice. The food was quality was uneven.

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vipMjgboston
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An outdoor dining oasis. You can sit outside and imagine you are in any city in the world. Great, accommodating servers like Sara and Eduardo make this place pasta happiness

JB
JenB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a perfect dining experience for a lovely fall evening. The food and beverages were outstanding, our server was awesome, and the ambiance was incredible. I am already planning a return visit while the weather is still good.

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vipSarahL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at Il Patio on time for our reservation only to find out the entire patio was reserved for a private party. The staff were unapologetic and claimed they called even though I had no missed call or voicemail. They were incredibly unprofessional.

JR
vipJR1000
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch! Beautiful setting, perfect heirloom tomatoes, excellent service.

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CarolU
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Bread for the table retrieved directly from refrigerator and brought to our table along with an olive oil that had a very sharp aftertaste.
Under cooked Arincini without much flavor for an appetizer.
Husband enjoyed his bolognese.
Daughter had beef filled ravioli which was just ok, not warm enough.
I had roasted eggplant ravioli which had not been drained adequately, no flavor, just a couple of cut up tomatoes tucked in and it too was not an adequate temp.

Food brought to our table by person other than the waiter, and as so often happens…no one checks back to see if everything is ok, if anything else is needed.

Asked for check which then took another 15 minutes…

Eataly needs to just stick with being a market and forget trying to be an Italian restaurant.

Would skip and head to the North End for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Not worth the money

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vipEmptynester
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice set up for outdoor dining. Great cocktails. Enthusiastic service.

But the food wasn’t quite as good as on previous visits - pasta was undercooked (beyond al dente) and some of the focaccia on the salumi board was too hard to eat. Also my pasta arrived 10-15 minutes before my dining companions pizza, which wasn’t ideal.

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JILLC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were fantastic. Also had the Cacio De Pepe and a salad that were outstanding.

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Pablocasa
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good seating in Patio, food quality as expected very good… unfortunately drinking one alcoholic is none not even sparkling water or coke

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vipShannon
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was good but food was slow. Would go back

SD
SharonD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was raining so we ate inside. Food was very good as was service. Noisy inside but otherwise great.

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GlenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but some of the items that were fried were dried out. Also the glass of wine was half full which should have been noted.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was below average

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vipBrennaM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was great but food delivery was uneven.
The Marinara pizza was too soggy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d planned to eat in the patio but our group of 6 ended up on the mezzanine by the escalators. It was very open and felt physically distanced enough. Food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Amazing food! Awesome environment! Cannot wait to come back

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EB17
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While it's all on a patio on busy Boylston Street just outside the Prudential Center, it's still a great place for happy hour. The cocktails are delicious and strong enough, and the Shuck-a-Buck oyster special is the big draw for us. We also split the Cavoletti salad (6 stars if I could), and a wood-fired pizza. Perfect meal!

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful garden right in the middle of the city! Food drinks and atmosphere all fabulous

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LADYAGA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time! Oysters were delish (+ if you go during Happy Hour they are $1), cocktails were fun and refreshing, staff super friendly attentive, patio so cozy and colorful; we felt transported from Boylston Street's sidewalk to a Summer Soiree in Italy. No, really! We had too many oysters and bread to order anything but the dishes and pizzas we saw at other tables looks ahhhmazing! Highly recommend and can't wait to be back.

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DawnW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Loved the food. Server was nice

MG
MoreyG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful staff, delicious food, great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio food was great!

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vipRebeccaW
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

While our food arrived at different times, because it is crafted in different kitchens, it was cold and without much flavor. We asked for a couple of common items* which were unavailable and almost like we ignorant to ask. It took a long time to engage with any staff. The events/specials listed on table placards weren't available in a couple of cases. The outdoor seating and ambiance still allowed us to enjoy our time together.

*to swap out a pasta style on a dish and if there were any sides or appetizers with a meatball option

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Carol
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The patio is a great little setup. However, they haven’t quite figured it out. The food comes from the different restaurants inside Eataly, and will come at different times. Pizza from one place, chicken from another, etc. It took 30 mins to find out if they could make an Old Fashioned and then another 15 to retrieve a Peroni after they decided they could not. Better outdoor dining options in Boston, and you’re better off just going to one of the indoor options if you’re looking for the Eataly experience

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Aaron
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Excellent mixed drinks and a great selection of wine and ciders. The patio space is great, perfect for a summer afternoon/evening. The food is tasty although not particularly creative.

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vipLZEET
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donye the waiter was great. He was attentive and quick.

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Leon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We always go to Eataly because the food is really good. We tried Il Patio yesterday. The pasta which my daughter ordered was really good. However, the 2 pizza pies which I and my other daughter ordered arrived really late. We asked the waiter to check and in one minute, they gave us 2 cold pies. It looked like they forgot to serve the pizza. We will still go back to Eataly but we prefer dining inside where the kitchen is closer.

KK
KiwiKev
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to meet people for lunch in the sun, and then enjoy a walk down Newbury towards the park

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I had high expectations. Everything was just okay. It was mentioned that food will come out a different times because there’s separate kitchens for pizza, pasta etc. Pizza came out first, not the best. It was about 10 minutes later until we all got our food. Not hot, tasted like it was sitting out. I got the Quadrati, spinach and ricotta ravioli; small portion, ravioli had
very little filling. I was still hungry. I wanted to order dessert but I spent way too much money on a dinner that was just okay. Not worth it.

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PerryS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space, great food, goof service. What’s not to love.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and atmosphere… perfect for getting together with friends!

KK
KristieK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was ok but overpriced. Not much variety. Nothing super special. I expected more. Molecola us underwhelming. Tutto sommato, molto generico.

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Il Patio di Eataly is rated 4.5 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

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