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Traditional Italian Recipes with a Modern twist. - Joia, Boston, MA

Joia

4.4
4.4
48 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We offer breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Modern italian presentation with delicious drinks, outdoor patio in summer, and lively bar area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 8:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (857) 277-0782
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Good for groups

  • Boston

    Good for groups

48 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service , the waiter started ok , but was not attentive during service . The food was good but the service was terrible . It was a birthday celebration there was no mention or attention . It was very loud . Not comfortable to eat . I will not be returning

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salvatore was literally the best ! The food was good and overall the staff was so accommodating and super friendly! Definitivamente a nice spot to celebrate a birthday with a friend !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It really was a great night, but I did see a mouse run through the restaurant, which kind of disrupted the evening!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for our belated birthdays. We had Salvatore as our waiter. He was great. He was always checking on us to see if we were good. The ambiance was everything. I highly recommend going on a night that DJ Rico Suave is there. He had the place lit and played classic jams. The food was absolutely delicious. Love the limoncello cake dessert. We'll be back!

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  6. Andy

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My overall experience was great. My waitress Carmen was super nice, helpful and friendly. This is my second time at Joia definitely I’ll come back.

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  7. AngieS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omg the food was delicious. The drinks was amazing and the hostes Diego was so attentive and nice. Will definitely go back

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  8. CharliB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday here. so much fun. everyone was very accommodating. The only thing i will tell you is they charge for brining your own birthday cake & they also charge for still water that they bring over to the table.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I don’t know if it was just this particular evening but it was so loud I couldn’t hear my husband sitting next to me. They had a DJ with full on flashing lights to the point where you couldn’t enjoy the ambiance. The bartender didn’t even hear what my husband ordered because it was too loud so I got served delicious pesto pasta and he sat there with nothing until he followed up. I asked for chicken on the side and got a chicken cutlet, that was just ok. I’ll end with that the bartender was fantastic. Her drinks were amazing, so well balanced. She really took care and was so apologetic about the mixup with the food. I probably wouldn’t go back for dinner but would probably go back for drinks.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience celebrating my mom’s birthday! Will definitely go back.

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  11. Ashley

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a go-to birthday restaurant spot! The ambience is so modern, girly and cute. Music is good and the food was delicious! Went here for my 28th birthday dinner with a group of girlfriends. Our waiter Salvador was full of energy and humor and was amazing with his service. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Tourist trap loud music but claims to be a date place… it can’t find out if it’s a club or a restaurant

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner! Ambiance was fun and lively, food was good quality, but the service was 10/10. There were two incredible servers, Carmen and another woman whose name I missed, who were so attentive and kind. Would love to come back

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  14. Nay23

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter great, expresso martini delicious… a couple veg options. Flan was good overall good experience

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  15. Melly

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere Amazing food & drinks Location

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  16. JillG

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! Service was great. We were celebrating 3 friend’s birthday. The waiter brought over a dessert and limoncello shots for the table!

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  17. KellyC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the restaurant was very nice, perfect atmosphere to celebrate a special occasion or for a romantic dinner. Food was amazing and very affordable. Lemon drop is definitely a must!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my best friend’s birthday dinner and drinks and food were amazing and service was attentive and friendly. Fun ambiance and fun light display and song selection when it’s for the birthday person.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and Service were great. Food was really good on some dishes but the pizza’s on the menu were not that great for money charged. Overall it was good

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    There is a kitchen appreciation which makes food pretty expensive, in addition to this tip is obligatory and will be always included in you bill

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yum! It was delicious, I really enjoyed the espresso martinis.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was 8.5/10 overall experience was a 10/10. Went on a date during Sunday evening and we were both extremely pleased. Our server was insightful and descriptive when picking menu items. Will definitely visit again soon!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here! Food is always great, good drinks, chill vibes.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location close to hotel. Food and service average vs price and ambition.

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  25. SarW

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not our favorite by any means. The food was good, but the service was mediocre. We had to ask for plates for the appetizers, and the staff seemed surprised. Could not find the server to request more sauce and other items.

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  26. swlufc

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Requested a high top, was not offered one despite several being available. Seating between rows was cramped. Each time someone passed behind me my chair was bumped. Other than that service was good and food was tasty but expensive.

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  27. BillG

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here twice in one week because we enjoyed it so much. The food was exceptional, the atmosphere was incredible and the service we received from Salvatore was top notch. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience exceptional.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Despite other reviews saying that it was loud, I’d say it was a decent level.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is absolutely amazing and truly Italian cuisine. When the waiter came over with the fresh block of parm that’s when I knew. Short rib pasta was sooooo good meat tender with the pappardelle 100/10 recommend.

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  30. Nicholas

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a upbeat Miami feel!! Bad Bunny playing all dinner long!!! Simple menu but great options !!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. ThomasB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shared a pinsa to start then we both had pasta with truffles - all delicious. Waiter friendly and attentive. Enjoyable experience.

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  32. Astro

    Western NC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner. We enjoyed the food, cocktails, service and ambience.

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  33. QK999

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Even you make the reservation, you still have to wait over 30 mins or more. The food was not hot, the taste was fine. Wont come again

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  34. BLatham

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carmen is amazing. This was a great restaurant. I would recommend. The service was great. Food was great

    1 person found this helpful

  35. edwardp

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was so Loud with thumping music which was in direct contrast to what appeared to be a upscale pretty italian restaurant. The music was so loud while dining , patrons were all yelling to hear each other nor could you hear the server. Food presented beautifully but average in taste. Could have been much better with dinner music

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  36. LynneP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was excellent the food not so much. We were seated quickly, and the waiter was attentive and courteous.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food !! Great service . Beautiful restaurant

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  38. murf19

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. We had dinner reservations on a Friday night at 7:15. We arrived about 7:10 PM in our seats at the bar so we switched from our dinner reservations at a table to the bar. The bartender as well as the other patrons were great. The food came out on time hot it was excellent. The drinks were very good, overall we had a wonderful evening met some nice people the staff were all helpful and friendly highly recommend it

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  39. GiselleB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant , friendly , answered and suggested great meal

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  40. LoveToEat

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was very nice. Great selection of music. Service was very good. Food wasn't bad but flavor could be better. Overall a nice restaurant!

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FAQs

Joia is rated 4.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Joia

195 State St, Boston, MA 02109

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Beacon Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 8:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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