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pizza, wood grilled lobster, sushi and salad - Bianca, Chestnut Hill, MA

Bianca

4.3
4.3
265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Bianca is a modern American restaurant and bar in Chestnut Hill that specializes in wood grilling, wood fire pizza, and a variety of dishes inspired by global flavors and cuisines. Bianca means a clean slate, a virtual white plate primed for delicious expression and ready to transport you to far off places. From classic dishes done with care to the truly unique, Bianca presents a luxe dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere that is as comfortable as our own homes. Co-owners Chef Tim Cushman and Restaurateur Nancy Cushman are the husband-and-wife team behind James Beard Award Winning o ya and Hojoko in Boston.

RESERVATION POLICY: In the event that you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please do so 24 hours prior to your reservation to avoid a $5 per person cancellation fee.

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Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Pizzeria, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 576-8300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot located behind the restaurant with a dedicate entrance on that side!

  • Public transit

    Minutes away from the D-Line Chestnut Hill stop and the Boylston St at Star Market bus stop!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. EK

    ErinK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic outdoor play area for the kids

  2. FL

    FoodLover

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really wonderful- good food, friendly staff, a lovely place on a summer evening!

  3. N

    Nusik

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    All entrees and appetizers were very high quality. Hamachi appetizer was superb!

  4. AD

    ADiner

    New England

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I tried Bianca for Father’s Day after having seen it reviewed on Phantom Gourmet. It was fantastic! The service was impeccable. Our server, Amanda was very attentive and helpful in navigating the menu. The managers were also coming to each table frequently to check on things. The food was amazing. I had the pepperoni pizza with the ranch dipping sauce. The pizza was crispy and flavorful and the toppings were delicious! The Caesar salad was so flavorful - best I’ve had and I eat them often at restaurants. My husband had the veal tomahawk, which was delicious (I had a taste!) but small. He also had the brussel sprouts on the side and they were delicious! The butterscotch pudding for dessert was incredible / so light and scrumptious! You have to try it! Yum! The prices are a bit high but overall $16 for pudding) but aside from that, I highly recommend Bianca. The decor is pretty cool, too. We will definitely go again. Just great!!!

  5. BP

    BrookeP

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    My second visit to Bianca was for brunch and it did not disappoint! The decor inside the restaurant is great and the breakfast pizza was delicious. My only advice is to perhaps make the brunch menu a bit more extensive, but I understand that while serving a full lunch menu as well this may not be possible. We were able to enjoy several drinks and lively conversation over our food and will definitely return for brunch again sometime!

  6. h

    hungrymasshole

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Fantastic good. Do NOT miss the shiitake tempura roll! The mushroom pizza was also delicious. The ambiance is bright, fun and special while still feeling comfortable (not too fancy.) The service was a little slow but friendly and helpful. The food really is well worth the visit!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Casual , family place with average food and below average service. Not what I expected from owners of O Ya

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    Waitress was rude, but manager was extra nice to make up for it, otherwise great.

  9. KM

    KevinM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We were shocked how hit or miss the food was. It took A very long time and some dishes were bad and some of our food was really tasty.

  10. m

    mh47

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The mushroom French dip sandwich was great. The service was so slow. Nice outdoor eating!

  11. SF

    ShelleyF

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food continues to be consistently excellent to outstanding. Burrata is the best anywhere and the hamachi is a winner. Cod was also outstanding last night.

  12. s

    suanick

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    Ambiance outside was great. Food was terrible. Chicken dry. All dishes too salty.

  13. SP

    SarahP

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Sunday jazz brunch was super fun! Yummy food. Nice ambiance.

  14. B

    Bostonphotobill

    New England

    216 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5

    Oh my! My wife and I dine out at least 5 times a week every week. The food at this restaurant is great. The service is the absolute worst we have ever had! If you want to order an alcohol drink

  15. FW

    FoodieWhoCares

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    Food was an “A” but service was a “D”. Perhaps our waitress was new and still inexperienced, but her performance was clueless, inattentive, and incompetent.

  16. SC

    SarahC

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Very family friendly; wide aisles for strollers and a good sized kids menu. A few dishes were misses. Really enjoyed the tuna noodles and the cod.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outdoor music would be nice! Otherwise great experience

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and hosting! We were greeted and given excellent attention from the start! Thanks.

  19. MD

    MichDon

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Good food. Greeted by manager. Overall great experience.

  20. C

    Carrie

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Very slow service--otherwise the foo was delicious!!

  21. L

    Lambchops

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    The sushi and sashimi were outstanding. The pizza is too oily and “wet”. The dish of hummus is large and they do not provide you with enough dipping bread and vegetables. They charged an additional $3 for another piece of bread! The service was very poor. Not attentive.

  22. DB

    DBdb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    solid choice. Food is petite and posh. Price is trending on the high side.

  23. FC

    FormaC

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Reservation was honored. Seated quickly. Drink and food orders taken within 10 minutes of being seated. Drinks arrived promptly. Twenty minutes after drinks told kitchen backed up but food out shortly. Forty minutes later appetizers and entrees arrived together. All in all, food decent but kitchen operations need a lot of work. Waitress was very kind and apologetic but was unable to help get food out of kitchen. Why is a mystery as didn't appear things were that crowded.

  24. HM

    HockeyMom

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great graduation celebration dinner. Service was great and the foods were delicious.

  25. p

    pickyeater

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The ambience on outdoor patio (on Rte 9 side) was fabulous. Waiter was excellent and attentive. My meal was just OK, not outstanding and I felt that the prices were a bit pricey. My caesar salad couldn't compare with the same at Legals, that has large chunks of real parmesan and a real caesar dressing. I would only return for the atmosphere outdoors.

  26. MS

    MerryS

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious dinner and our waitress Amanda great

  27. KI

    KateInThe508

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful date night dinner! The weather was perfect, and we were able to sit outside on the patio. Rusty Cat cocktail was delicious - perfect gin drink for a early June night. Enjoyed the hamachi and the burrata for apps, my salmon was cooked perfectly and my date loved his burger. Crispy Brussels sprouts also rounded out the meal. Butterscotch pudding and panna cotta for dessert... Great service, friendly staff. We'll be back!

  28. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Bianca. The menu has something for everyone—gluten free, vegetarian, etc. We had a couple of foodies in our group and they were impressed. Thanks to Bianca for a fun evening!

  29. GD

    GolnazD

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Date night

  30. DN

    DfromNewton

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great outdoor seating although noisy. Food was a bit overcooked. My son had strip steak…his birthday treat and it really wasn’t very good for the price. My husband had the cod and it was over cooked. I enjoyed my French dip , the fries were great and the cookies were great We will return but mostly because of good outdoor seating

  31. F

    Fussy

    London

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Decent food. Service was very slow and not at all attentive.

  32. B

    Bostonphotobill

    New England

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    One of the best meals we have had. Don’t miss the Japanese Fried chicken. If you can find it watch the coverage on Phantom Gourmet.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Slow service. No one in the restaurant. Bad drinks. Undercooked chicken. Cesar salad literally had 2 croutons in it. Had to keep asking for water (it was hot in the restaurant) Pizza was good

  34. JP

    JohnP

    New England

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant in Chestnut Hill, plenty of parking and a great location in the lower mall. Food was excellent, along with the service and the Hospitality. They also have a great cocktail program and wine list.

  35. IS

    IleneS

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Ate here for the second time, hoping for better results. Starting with the positives: ambience both inside and outside is really nice. Big open dining area inside and plenty of tables outside, with good heaters. Our server was good. It's really about the food and the prices. The food is just ok and the prices are high for just ok food. Pizza is salty, mussels were actually nicely plump, but the portion is on the small side, compared to other restaurants, especially given the cost. One friend ordered the roasted chicken salad for his entree. Again, smaller than an entree salad should be for the amount charged, and it was hard to find all the ingredients that were supposed to be in the salad. The wine list is limited. A friend and I tried 3 different wines between us and didn't like any of them that much. So, probably won't be returning.

  36. F

    Foodie911

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Service was terrible, super long wait for everything from drinks to check. Server continuously passed us without making contact, classic move. After taking forever to get it, the short rib pasta (which was cold by the time we got it) had about a tablespoon of short rib, bread for the mussels dish (which was cold by the time we got it) was so burnt that the black burnt flakes were all over the dish, and the exact same sushi roll we got a few weeks was less than half that size now, unbelievable. All that combines to make it the last time we go to this previously good place.

  37. C

    Chef

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    While the food tasted very good, the service was an issue. Two of us had almost finished our entrees before the third person was served. In addition, the portions were small for the price. If the restaurant had served a basket of rolls, that would have helped.

  38. FW

    FoodieWhoCares

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Disappointing downturn for a restaurant that used to be quite good. There was nothing egregiously wrong with the food, but it lacked any special qualities that pleasantly lingered on the palate well after the meal was over. This was in stark contrast to Bianca’s excellent performance in the past. Sadly that’s not what we experienced last night.

  39. S

    Sunny

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Children screaming and running around created a very unpleasant event out for dinner. I blame all the parents that could not have cared less. Should be some RULES from the restaurant, since parents have no clue!!

  40. I

    Isabel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was good but nothing incredible. Service was horrible waited over 40 minutes just to have check given to me

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bianca using the Order Online button. Bianca also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bianca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 576-8300.

Bianca is rated 4.3 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Bianca

47 Boylston St. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Pizzeria, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot located behind the restaurant with a dedicate entrance on that side!

  • Public transit

    Minutes away from the D-Line Chestnut Hill stop and the Boylston St at Star Market bus stop!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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