Best of Boston

2013 BEST Italian Restaurant

Erbaluce

Drawing on his Piedmontese heritage, Charles Draghi turns out elegant northern Italian-inspired fare with a delicate touch—homemade pappardelle with cubed beets and speck; butternut-squash broth with spicy shrimp; and wild boar with a Concord-grape mosto, all designed to pair with the restaurant’s Italian wine list. A one-time contestant on the Food Network show Sweet Genius, the chef also excels at after-dinner treats—we’re partial to his mascarpone-stuffed pear enrobed in caramel.

69 Church St. Boston 617-426-6969 erbaluce-boston.com

  • Bob

    Are you kidding? I went to Erbaluce recently and it was at best average or adequate. Also, the service was rude and slow. You are crazy to call the Best.

    • jake481

      Anyone can have an off night. I always try to give a place at least two tries before really judging it.