Food & Drink


2017 Winner: Eataly

Photo Courtesy of Eataly Boston


While Boston has never been a city to fawn over imported star chefs (Jean-Georges, we hardly knew ye), Mario Batali has fared quite well between Babbo and this behemoth Italian dining emporium. It replaced Prudential Center’s swath of humdrum takeaway spots with three floors of food counters, several sit-down restaurants (like the Barbara Lynch-helmed Il Pesce) and market aisles stocked with Batali-approved ingredients for home cooks. Back Bay lunch breaks will never be the same.


800 Boylston St., Boston • (617) 807-7300

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