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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JF
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

My favorite pasta ever. Highly suggest the bucatini all'amatriciana - it's sinfully good!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious!! Can’t wait to go back!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really bad ceased salad. Had. Almost no. Dressing. Pizza lunch special was mediocre at best.

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great foods!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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RA
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The traditional Margherita pizza we ordered only had a single leaf of basil. One little, itty bitty, basil leaf. What's a ironic is that the painting on the wall in the back of the bar depicts a Margherita pizza but the painting shows the pizza with four basil leaves, not one.

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l
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Eataly food and wine. I do thin it is a bit pricey.

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ND
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebration dinner for 2018 Boston marathon champion Des Linden.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal and service! Sat my large party on Marathon weekend promplty!

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C
Jackson Hole
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Well, the first thing that was obvious when I got here was that for tables of one they have specially bad service reserved. What made it worse is that I was not having an alcoholic beverage that evening, so I’m sure my bill was not as high as the waiter would’ve liked, but he made it seem like I was basically an imposition on him rather than a customer at his restaurant. The food was very mediocre, basically I paid $16 for a plate of noodles with a little more red sauce on it. I asked that they give me more noodles because I was carboloading for the Boston marathon the next day, and they said absolutely not. I asked if they could bring by a little more bread than the ration that they allow, and they said absolutely not. They did throw some water on the table in a big bottle so I wouldn’t bother them by asking for more water. The noodles were, well, noodles. Nothing whatsoever special about them. The red sauce tasted like some salty red sauce out of one of the cans of cheap tomato sauce they sell at the store. I’m sure they will tell you this is some fancy red sauce that was made by their Italian grandmother or some ball like that, but it was just overall mediocre. This would be a great place to go if you like to be overcharged for the same stuff you can get and a can of Chef Boyardee. Quite frankly, with all the bravado they do about being such a great Italian restaurant, they should be ashamed to be pushing off this type of slop on people and this poor service. Especially offended that because I was a single diner I received clearly were serviced and tables where they had multiple diners especially those who are ordering alcoholic beverages. The tables were so extremely close together it was very obvious who is getting what service. Needless to say, I will not be returning

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Carbs for Boston Marathon!

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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty real Italian food!! The lunch sets also have good varieties.

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C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but all of our courses came at the same time. Apparently the cold dishes come from one kitchen and the hot courses come from a different kitchen.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great dinner during a conference.

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EP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was OK. Nothing special. The pizza is worth trying! The service was awful. We had to wait for 20 min for our table. In addition the servant was too aggressive and rude with us. He wanted us to get out ASAP and he never gave us enough time to choose our food/drinks. Very rushed and very impolite!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pasta was good and pizza was uncooked inedible

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Eataly is overated as are the restaurants there~crowded, small, noisy...a glorified cafeteria which is exactly what this reservation gave us. Basically a food court. Food was average. I asked my waiter for a side of ricotta for which I offered to pay for; he responded “Well, I could find some, but we frown on ordering things not on the menu.” He never did. Our bill for our cafeteria experience was $500.00 for 8 people. Tuscan Market place in Salem offers no crowds, better food/quality and prices if your looking for a shopping/dining experience.

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CL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Pizza & La Pasta has a fun, energetic vibe. The service is fantastic and the food was great. Four of us ordered an appetizer and 4 dishes to share for lunch. We had 2 pizzas and 2 pastas and everything was fresh and delicious. Can't wait to go back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places

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WH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best pizza you will have anywhere in the world. Period.

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Love the markets and ambiance. But food disappointed and over priced. We were 8 people..all ordering different menu items. Everyone had same feeling. Food was..so-so..Not great. Over priced.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. The waiter was good when he was around, but maybe a little too busy because he didn't come back for a while. The whole concept of pizza and pasta was great. However, it's a bit overpriced to go often.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb 👌 Exceeded our expectations completely, wine and food were spectacular and fairly priced, but it was the staff and atmosphere that were really striking. At La Pizza & La Pasta, Sloan, the manager, was attentive, observant, and very sweet, while our server, Tommy was very informative and friendly. Loved our experience overall- was a special occasion made even better by a wonderful night.

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

Very rushed between first and second course. Had to ask Serverto send back our main dish because we had barely begun our salads nor was there enough room on the small table for two for all the plates. They did this with a smile which was nice. Shouldn’t happen in the first place. Tagliatelle was not as good as I remember the first time I had it here. Almost 0 meat

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

Overrated. Overpriced. Food was average and the pizza was not crisp.

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F
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Appetizer of mozzarella and prosciutto very expensive . Soup good. Pasta lacked flavor

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LL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food however we felt we were being rushed out so they could fill the table with someone new. We sat less than an hour. Otherwise wonderful experience!

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TG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was my husband’s birthday and he’s wanted to check out Eataly. Upon learning of my husband’s b-day, the manager poured us 2 glasses of Prosecco- very nice! The place was crazy busy, but our server was attentive, helpful, and realized we were going from there to a show. Had two delicious pasta dishes that we shared. We weren’t rushed, but the server was sensitive to our timeframe. Nice job Eataly!

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FD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food. Rare to get authentic Italian in US. Ingredients and flavors delight the palate.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some of the dishes were amazing, while others missed the mark. We also felt a bit rushed during our reservation. Main courses would come while we were still working on the appetizers and we had no room on the table to have both plates. The carpaccio and cacio e Pepe dish were incredible though. And amazing Italian wine selection.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very timely service. Food was delicious

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NP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The food wasn’t great, my friend and I are glad we tried this place during the food fest week because it really isn’t worth it. The staff was kind but not attentive and not as kind once they were really to check you out. I don’t see myself coming back to Eatly for food.

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V
New England
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For a quick business lunch this fit the bill. Had an 11:45 am reservation to get ahead of the lunch crowd and it worked perfectly. Appreciate the team approach of multiple servers so you're never waiting for one person to help you. Wonderful lunch at Eataly.

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SF
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the most special places in Boston for a get away dinner with high quality food! Just pure fun!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Our Server, (Luis?) was knowledgeable and very helpful. His service was great. The food could have been tastier...something was missing in each of our dishes. The Broccoli soup was delicious. The entire store lacked employees who knew where we could find items....maybe a few ‘floaters’ would be helpful. The girls making pasta were friendly!

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have a severe nut allergy and carry two Epipens with me at all times. The waiter assured me that what I was ordering would be safe for me to eat. When a different waiter brought out our food and placed my pasta in front of me, it was covered with chopped pistachios. My husband and I were horrified. We explained to the waiter and to the manager what happened and that they need to seriously review their allergy procedures, and we left.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was average at best. Very plain Jane. However, prices are not. My recommendation is to head over the North end of Boston for Italian food. This place will leave you disappointed.

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DS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Upscale fast food in a busy noisy space. Know what it is and you won’t be disappointed. Food is very good, as should be expected given the locale. Service is at a minimum.

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m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Family gathering

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AP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I liked coming here a lot. The food and service were very good. I wouldn’t do it for a special occasion but for lunch or casual dinner it’s perfect.

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