La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly Boston

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While pizza and pasta are just the tip of the Italian iceberg, there is a reason these two culinary staples are the most beloved exports from Italy. Enjoy Eataly Boston's seasonal selection just steps away from where their expert pasta chefs and dough-slinging pizzaioli (pizza makers) create dishes before your eyes.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We found the food to be substandard and way over priced. Typical tourist trap. Service was non existent. After ordering we never saw waiter until we chased him for the check. Better food and selection in the North End!!!

ES
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was delicious, but the service left something to be desired. Despite the reservation, we still were not seated on time and the service was not very welcoming from both the host stand and the waiter.

b
New England
97 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Bit of a feel of a pizza place. Noisy, crowded, rushed. My one big complain is that the portions of the pasta dishes, while good, were minimal for the price. And they have no coffee. Told us to go to another part of their market for that. NO. Should be able to have a coffee at the table before I leave.

KF
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my meal here... lunch was delightful...3 different pizza were on order and enjoyed.

AM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great homemade pasta! Very casual setting with yelling children around, that was the downside.

SL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all good..........................................everytime!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

They refused to do anything special for a birthday.

R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurants serve average food. Grocery section is great.

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our butternut squash was over seasoned.

BG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn't our first time there. Will not be our last

b
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We had waited a long time to be able to get a reservation at Eataly. While the food was good, there were some things that were lacking. The service was not very attentive. I was told they were "out" of the kind of wine I orginally odered - there were hundreds of bottles of wine right next to where we were - how could this be the case? And surprise several minutes later I was told they had gone and got a bottle from there - very confusing... We ordered a pizza which was not very hot when it arrived and VERY quickly got colder (not sure why this was the case at it came VERY quickly - did not seem like it would have been sitting there etc.). $77 for a small pizza, two glasses of wine and one Ceasar salad seems a little high - even for Boston. There was a private party in the "restaurant" in the next section and the music was quite loud.

JD
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice in store restaurant. The food and service was very good. Even through it was a restaurant within a store the noise level was not that bad.

MF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and drink is delicious, but can be a little bit pricer. Unique spot for sure!

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great. Stephanie was her typically cool self and the Caesar salad was slamming.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg. I can not wait to come back here to eat! All food was made with simple ingredients. Nothing fancy. Everything DELICIOUS.

J
London
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic food in a very inauthentic atmosphere. Handsome and friendly staff make up for the fact that you’re eating in a chaotic shopping mall. We each had two items we were considering but the waiter provided great descriptions which made for the perfect selections. Portion sizes are perfect-or shareable if you do an appetizer.

HF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Very busy but food came out fast and hot

BB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not anything special, service was terrible- Ordering for a group everything came out at different times- main course pizza arrived with table appetizers, pasta on different schedule-Apparently different kitchens cook different items. Constant confusion around us- Not a place to go for anything other than grabbing a not that good quick bite- Will never go back.

LA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had wanted to go here for a while, as it had been recommended to me by a few people, and I was not disappointed!!
The food is outstanding, friendly service, and nice atmosphere.
My only criticism would be that I booked a table for 6pm for 2 people, checked in when we arrived at 5.50pm.... didnt get seated until 6.20pm! People without reservation got seated before us.... they need to make this more efficient!
Overall, I would definitely highly recommend!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lasagna ever !

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared squash, margherita pizza, and pasta pomodoro and devoured it all. Delicious

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always this place has great food and service. Nothing like the burrata, we LOVE it!

CF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasing lunch special and it was super fast too! Thank you!!

SR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend who lives in Back Bay and I, who live in Jamaica Plain, come here every two weeks, knowing that the wine and the pasta and the service and the conversation of long-time friends is an unbeatable combination.

CP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, delicious and plentiful. Service was fast and courteous. Just great for “supermarket “ food.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Eataly in NYC and now Boston. It's always amazing to every sense. You cannot lose if you're dining, shopping or snacking. Everyone should go again and again.

SF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special time in Eataly. Boston has the best one! Also check out the new Piazza restaurant where Tomasso is the new manager. He is outstanding. Had the special squid ink and shrimp pasta it was great. My husband had the truffle pasta that was divine but came at a very high price point! Special dinner though so worth every penny! Nebbiola wine was also a treat!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Outstanding food, annoying waitress but a kind buss boy

JG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and came out fast, which was helpful to make a show time.

V
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great place to eat good Italian food. Limited menu but great choices. Wines are super expensive

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overpriced and overrated tourist trap. Dryest pasta I've ever had and they wouldn't bring me a side of sauce. Small portions, no option for meatballs.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Felt very rushed

GD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service. We were seated at the exact time of our reservation. Overall a great experience.

a
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our waiter. I think, Gustavo. Wasn’t thrilled at the overly salty sauce on the pasta. Also, the Caesar salad had a way too creamy salad dressing. Didn’t taste any lemon or anchovy. Didn’t seem very authentic. Loved the shaved Parmesan and loved the mixed blend rosso wine.

W
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal. We were seated promptly after checking in with the host and we had great service throughout our meal. Our party had two pizzas and two different pasta dishes. I think the pizza special ( prosciutto and spicy sausage) was the standout dish. Everything was very good. We were just in Italy last summer and it was fun to relive our experiences of Italian markets throughout the evening. Although, it also made me want to just book a trip to immediately head back there to visit our favorite spots. It’s informal dining, so if you are wanting something for a special occasion I’d probably make a reservation in the restaurant upstairs, but it’s a fun, family friendly atmosphere. I would say only downside is the tables are packed in and very close together, with no wiggle room behind you. Loved that I could go grab some Italian specialty items after dinner! Will definitely return to Eataly.

S
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Pasto terribile

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SP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

As always the food was great! We make a point to go every time we’re in the area!

J
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible. The atmosphere is tough- it’s in the middle of a very busy eataly. Also- everything comes out very quickly so it’s not exactly relaxing. But the quality of the food made up for it

CL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Food was great! Would definitely recommend this place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We closed the deal!