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177 Tremont St, Boston, MA | Directions 0210142.353057 -71.064262
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Central, Chinatown / Leather District, Downtown
Not worth the money – A friend and I decided to have dinner at Teatro before going to The Nutcracker; out of all the restaurants within proximity of the Opera House, it seemed like the best choice for our budget. The service was good. You could tell that the wait staff had been trained. But the food was mediocre and ultimately disappointing. The chicken milanese was just a slab of fried chicken with parmesan cheese on top with a huge side of bitter greens (and not easy to cut up with a dull knife!). Any $20+ entree should leave a better impression than that. We were treated very well by our waiter, up until the point that we received the bill. My friend and I split the check. I paid with a credit card, and she paid with cash. But he never brought us any change! He was presumptuous enough to give himself a $19 tip (over 20%), and he wasn't worth it. At that point we didn't have time to sort it out because we didn't want to be late for the show. So, needless to say, I wouldn't go back again.
Our favorite restaurant – Teatro is an excellent restaurant. The staff are unpretentious, friendly, you can be casually dressed, we have never ordered something we didn't like, and we go there almost every week. I highly recommend it! The only thing is that it is lively, so not good if you need a quiet, intimate space.
Rediculously good service. – While the menu and quality of food here was good, the service is what floored me. Everyone we met that worked there (and at least 4 people introduced themselves) was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Truly professionals in their field.
The ambiance and décor are unique and intriguing, but good luck getting to the restrooms if you are physically or sobriety impaired.
Best Bolognese EVER!!! – Drunk on St. Patricks Day (about 9pm) and NEEDING Italian food, the concierge at our hotel sent us here. It was beautiful, we were seated right away, and even tho I was still dressed for a pub and knocked over the host's podium when I walked in, they were still all very cool to us. Had the best, and I mean THE BEST bolognese I've ever had. The host, and the manager came by to see if we were loving our food (since it was their reccomendation to get the bolo.) and I wish I could go back SOBER sometime and enjoy it more!! = )
Great experience New Year's eve – With 200 reservations the service at 5-7:00 p.m. was superb! The waitress knew that VOX vodka was in fact top shelf vodka for a hot tub martini and also realized the difference between Pinot Nero and Valpolicello Chianti to recommend the Pinot Nero with the shrimp, tomatoes, and garlic which was perfect. The mussels were "shelled" in a smoked tomato and pesto sauce and toasted bread. This must have taken a considerable time of the sous chef, bravo!!! My husband and his friend ordered the smoked chicken lasagna with smoked mozzarella; and they are both beef eaters and spent the evening raving about how good the food was which made me happy and relieved. Better yet, the service was so good we were out in time to enjoy the fireworks that were displayed on the Boston Common for First Night at 7 p.m., terrific!!! Opentable for reserv.
Wish the bar service was as good as the Food! – Do not sit at the bar. The older woman is cold and unfriendly. She will only pay attention to you if you order food and a lot of wine. I go to Teatro with my wife, friends, and clients. I give plenty of business and in return just want to feel welcome regardless of how much money I am spending. There used to be an Italian girl there, who we were told has left. She always made my wife and I feel at home, that she enjoyed being our friend on top of being our bartender. Only sit at the bar if you see her, she will care.
FOOD IS SOOOO BAD – ive been to almost all the nice restaurants in boston. i chose this place for my 23rd bday. i celebrated with 20 friends, and the only dish that was good was the scallops. the decor and ambiance is great. the presentation of the food was not impressive at all. the beef and chicken were super dry. i got the shrimp pasta and there was so much pasta it looked cheap, no sauce, and dried shrimp.
just okay – loud, okay food, cool atmosphere, prob. woundn't go back from dinner, maybe a drink at the bar.
Good but not great!! – First of all regardless of what anyone says it's very very loud. You also have to sit in Chairs that are as uncomfortable as I've ever sat in a restaurant. That being said the wait staff was wonderful, and the food was good but not great. I am Italian as have been all over Italy and this place would not be in my top 50. You should not have to pay allot for good Italian food and with entrees that range between $17 to $30+ you are paying for location more than food...If you need to eat in the Theatre District this is fine if you don't mind noise but if not, go to the north end and you can find many places as good and better than this, and you won't need a hearing aid when your done. Trendy yes, all the "beautiful People" were there but great no.
Bella!!!! – i own a home and was born in italy and the food at teatro was like being home. the anitpasta was amazing, the salmon was fresh and tasty, and the wine selection was impressive! beyond the food, the service was exceptional. our waiter was friendly and welcoming, there was always someone to get me what i needed, and the place was alive on a wednesday night (even the hostess was beautiful and friendly). i felt at home and would highly reccomend teatro to anyone who wants an excellent dining experience.
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