Food & Drink


2015 Winner: Erbaluce

Photo Credit: Katie Noble


A stone’s throw from chain-ridden Park Square, chef Charles Draghi and partner/sommelier Joan Johnson serve traditional Northern Italian cuisine with rare wines to match, drawing a loyal crowd. A focus on pristine, sustainable seafood and meats, perfect local produce and house-grown herbs, and the rare-in-Boston culinary wonders of Draghi’s Piemontese ancestry make his daily-changing menu consistently rewarding. In a town with countless Italian pretenders, here’s one place actual Italians return to again and again. Unflashy substance, craft and care never tasted so ravishing.


69 Church St., Boston • (617) 426-6969

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