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Boston Restaurants

Via Matta

  • 79 Park Plaza Map It
  • Italian

Updated 11/13/2013

Fodor's Review

The city's most stylish Italian spot is paradoxically one of its simplest on the culinary front. The kitchen's emphasis is on fresh, intensely flavored ingredients in traditional dishes like monkfish served with ceci beans, olives, pesce brodetto and a citrus herb salad, and a tender lamb loin accompanied by fluffy polenta, cavalo nero, smoked almonds, and verjus. Even frequent visitors can enjoy an oft-changing menu, the result of the chef's penchant for seasonal ingredients.

The abutting enoteca (café)—all mosaic tile and dim lighting—serves daily pizzas, and is the perfect spot for a rendezvous or a nightcap.

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Restaurant Information


79 Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 11/13/2013


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Mar 4, 2009

We dine at the bar

Two can easily make a meal at the bar ordering the crunchy eggplant, the mushroom arancini and a carafe of the house red and their delicious bread and basil infused olive oil

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Dec 3, 2008

Excellent upscale Italian

With Sorellina, this is one of the city's best upscale Italian spots not in the North End. Fancy digs, solid service, very good and often creative food. A little expensive, but a good choice in this price range and location.

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Mar 13, 2006

not at all worth the rating

The service was excellent at the Via Matta, but the food was just mediocre and overpriced.

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Feb 25, 2006

Great food and attentive staff

Via Matta is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. We love it. The menu changes constantly so we get to try different creations every time we go. The dishes are sophisticated and creative. Although the retaurant gets a little noisy when it is full, it still retain a nice ambience because of the soothing decor.

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