Il Tartufo e Il Vino at Eataly Boston

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Eataly Boston's new pop-up restaurant, Il Tartufo e Il Vino, celebrates the magic of fresh Italian truffles (brought straight from Italy by Urbani Truffles) and wine through indulgent dishes and unique experiences revolving around this revered culinary gold. Don't forget to enjoy perfect wine pairings with each of your truffle-forward dishes designed by Chef Sam De Los Santos.
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GM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. Can't give a top rating for ambiance and noise as this isn't a stand-alone restaurant, but I would still highly recommend!

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EB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I thought the restaurant catered to unsuspecting tourist. I thought the menu was far too limited and the portions teeny for the prices charged - we could have whipped up the food at home and better tasty - which we ultimately should have done.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good, but the ambiance was terrible. There were not many tables in this restaurant, and most of them were located close to aisles in the shopping area. They would do much better if they could put up some sort of walls or dividers to keep out some of the noise of the shoppers in the grocery store. We ate at an Eataly in Rome Italy, and had a much better experience.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been looking for great pasta all over town and this place has it! Go before it closes.

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Limited menu, small portions for large price. Pasta was good but bland. Could barely taste the truffle!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I loved the Italian market concept that surrounded the restaurant. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. The menu was quite limited though. Portions we're small as well. My daughter got the Agnolotti which was excellent. My pasta dish which was billed to be a truffled pasta was really disappointing. I had a hard time detecting any truffle flavor, basically it was very plain pasta with a tiny bit of parmesan cheese and ?truffle on top. I am surprised that a chef would serve such a plain meal. It had basically no sauce/flavor. The noodles were homemade, but that was the only positive. This dish needs to be better!!!
Service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. Unfortunately I, based on the food/value , I would not return.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I was excited to order truffle and Parmesean pasta but was super disappointed by what I got. For 20 dollars it was a tiny amount of spaghetti that tasted like simple butter noodles with hardly any truffle flavor at all. However, the customer service was phenomenal and the wine was excellent.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very vibrant spot with many good choices. All staff including those in the overall facility (Eataly) were friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. An exciting spot to spend time in a relaxed shopping space with high quality products without having to venture too far.

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice ambiance, excellent service! I would come back at any time!

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The environment was welcoming and the freedom to explore Eataly was a great surprise. The food was delicious and our waiter was a delight.

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v
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with the food at Il Tartufo.
I had the chicken mousse and skatewing, my husband had the beef tartar and the agnolotti.

The place was busy and the tables are small so its a bit tight in there, but the food is so good!

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Bad experience for the spring restaurant week. Tiny flavorless meals. Will not return.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible . Service was terrible food was small portions

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CM
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions were small, food had good flavor but was not very hot

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KL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The maitre’d was not very polite, responsive or helpful. Since this is the first person you meet, it set a tone of bring unwelcome. Luckily, we had a very nice waiter.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We had to wait 30 mins despite having a reservation.

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D
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was so impressed with the food at Il Tartufo, especially given that we ordered off of the $18 Spring menu! I'm so used to places providing extremely small portions when doing these 'restaurant week' offerings, but not the case here. I had the chicken mousse and skatewing, my friend the beef tartar and the agnolotti. We also ordered a formaggio app off the full menu, because we thought we might need something extra. The rice flavors and the full portions left us both satisfied. The delicate sauce served with the skatewing and the creamier sauce of the agnolotti were both incredible. The place was busy and the tables are small so its a bit tight in there. Our server was also handling many tables, so service was very minimal, but functional. The one item that stuck for me was the wine service. They were advertising $25 spring wines, but our server couldn't give us any recommendations as he hadn't tried any of the new wines. He did however recommend a $50 bottle of wine instead. I get that you want the up sale, but I would hope that management would have their servers sample new wines or at least provide basic tasting notes, if your going to offer discounted bottles. We ended up with a nice crisp Bianco off the Spring menu (I googled the tasting notes before we ordered) and were very happy with it. It paired very nicely with the rich flavors of the mousse and delicate fish. I would definitely go back!

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M
New England
29 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Service was non existent. I asked for water at least 3 times and the server neglected to bring it. When I asked for the bottle, she brought it but did not fill my glass. No one came by to ask if our entrees were satisfactory.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good on every front.

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it’s a pop-up store, food was amazing. Highest quality Italian cuisine

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R
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good and fresh homemade pasta situated in the middle of Eataly, the service was great also wasn’t an issue for us but it is a little hectic and loud if you’re there for an earlier dinner.

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YW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Very noise place, you cannot listen to your friends.
we had no idea its "open" concept.
service was great but food potion was so small! I expected large size riviolli for $18 and got 4-5 pieces.
I remained hungry and went elsewhere to continue dining

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E
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Restaurant was in the center of a busy shopping environment, so it was quite loud. Service was a bit slow but I can forgive that on a Saturday night. Had the best ravioli of my life (butternut squash). Portion was small but decadent. Prices were high, would go again if the prices were lower.

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FW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Sub par at best. Our server Adam was amazing! He was the best part of our experience. The food was bland, no flavor at all!
The gnocchi tasted like flour, someone definitely over floured the sauce. I was then told that in order for the gnocchi to be good I need to purchase the (over priced) truffle. A dish on a menu should always be eatable with or without any add on. I was not going to pay over $50 for a gnocchi dish, unacceptable. I truly had high hopes for this restaurant. They did send us a different pasta which was ok. I expected more from this place. I can see where they wanted to go with the concept, it was just poor execution.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, service is great. Space is tight for parties pf 5+. Great overall.

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The truffles did not smell like anything. They did not shave the truffles in front of us. It was a waste of money since the scent and flavor were not present. The ambiance is hectic and chaotic and servers barely pay attention to you. If you want to get the tasting menus everyone in your table has to as well, which doesn’t work if one of you is vegetarian.

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b
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

A disappointment at best - I have eaten at a few of the other Eataly's in Europe - and had high hopes - I was totally disappointed - the food portions are minuscule -the menu similarly small - - and the food was at best fair.
Service was brusk -dinner served -and a check found on the table - inferring " it's time to go " - but would like some coffee - Too bad - we don't serve coffee - if you want it - go stand in line at the coffee bar -

This is possibly the worst transition of a pretty good european restaurant here in the USA

Needless to say - i shall not be back

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was surprised how small this restaurant was but it was adorable. The server was very knowledgeable and the food was excellent, I was just kind of sad they didn't have the white truffles available so I didn't really get the truffle experience. Other than that my boyfriend and I had a great time.

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CF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service!

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n
New England
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

My overall take away is, I won’t be back and I won’t recommend. The dishes were tasty enough, but sheesh they were small. $26 for what would be a half portion of linguine with clams( I got 5 or 6 tiny clams) at most restaurants, was a bit much even by Boston standards.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was amazing and the wine was good, but the price was steep. The biggest issue is that the restaurant is right in the middle of a busy shopping area, and it is not actually walled off. You and the shoppers can see each other the whole time. The table placement within the restaurant was also crowded. Ultimately an enjoyable experience, but for the price paid I would expect a nicer, more romantic ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Valentine's Day. All-in-all, very good, but because it was late in the season, they only had one type of truffle to offer, and their Barolo bar was closed, and without these “bonuses,” it would probably not be my first choice of Italian restaurants in Boston. Nice Italian wine selection, friendly, helpful service, definitely a good spot to eat if you’re in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It is definitely getting to the end of truffle season, as they only had black truffle available. I would expect them to close this pop up restaurant soon, but the squash ravioli was delicious.

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s
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We usually enjoy dining at Eataly and working our way through all of their venues. This spot was formerly a seafood oriented restaurant, but is rebranded for the winter as a truffle and wine venue. Fear not, most of the dishes can be ordered without truffles, they are an add on, usually at an additional cost.

Service was friendly, fast and efficient, as it usually is at Eataly. The restaurant was empty for lunch, perhaps because it was Super Bowl Sunday. Arancini were a huge hit at the table, as were he butternut squash ravioli. The gnocchi in a chestnut cream however would not be something I would order again, we found the flavor to be bland to our taste.

Overall a very nice lunch, but a tad pricey

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T
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My husband and I enjoyed our truffle-enhanced dishes, but were disappointed that the prix fixe tasting menu was gone by 5:30 (!) and the a la carte offerings we're not conducive to composing a balanced meal. We settled for one dish and a glass of wine each, having come with the intention of several courses and a bottle.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A busy, bustling, food Mecca!! Reservations a necessity as it’s a thriving cheese-wine-food overload metropolis!! Fabulous entrees, amazing staff, great vino.... no complaints. Even if it was horrible, I would still give it five stars as we are VERY fortunate to be able to eat wherever we want as a society. Some are not so fortunate. Do take what we have at our fingertips for granted!

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions a little small. Food quality was good. Waiter could has asked if we wanted additional cheese or salt and pepper.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Although a truffle restaurant you have to pay 25$ p.P. on top to get 5g of truffle. Staff not very helpful on request to share the 5g on 2plates. Food was mediocre, nothing outstanding.

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U
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was afraid that it would be overly loud or busy, but it was a perfect dinner!

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OD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I was expecting a quaint quiet restaurant, and was unprepared for a restaurant in what is kind of an amazing Italian store - with everything from cheese to prociutto to olive oil - to, well you name it. It was noisy. We have the 4 course tasting menu with pared wines. The food was good, but the waiters spent no time describing the courses or the wines nor how they decided on how to pair it. They did not change the glasses so each wine sat atop the previous wine in the sam glass. At basically $100 a person, it was not worth the value.

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