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#555 of 2,437 Restaurants in Boston}
$$ - $$$Italian, , Pizza
433 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5942
+1 617-266-5088
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (8 reviews)
“buffalo wings” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
433 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5942
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Came in here our first night in Boston - Enjoyed it so much! Small, but very cozy. We had an excellent pizza and cold beer. The staff and other patrons were very friendly and offered suggestions for our stay in Boston. Great place!

Thank gaye c
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in or near the South End and you want pasta, meatballs and a Chimay go to Anchovies on Columbus. Authentic neighborhood bar and cozy restaurant where for reasonable prices you can get real food and good service in an area of more...More

Thank mwymd
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Tried to get in to Giacomo's without a reservation on a Friday night. Forty-five minute wait. Spotted a young woman next door waiting for someone outside Anchovies. Asked her for a recommendation. She said the Calzones were terrific, and that was good enough for me....More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This bar is very small inside. We had a group of 10 and they accommodated us well. We all mostly had burgers and sandwiches, however there was Italian food on the menu as well. My pulled pork sandwich was alright, the pork was very spicy....More

Thank smbruns
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The downside at Anchovies is that they don't take reservations and the wait can be long, and there's very little room to actually wait inside. Once we sat down, the service was excellent as was the food. Great specials, linguini with clams is great, linguini...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped here for a bit to eat around 12:30am after a night on the town this past Saturday. They serve until 1am which is terrific. The pepperoni pizza and Italian nachos were delicious. Some of the best nachos we have had. Service is terrific...More

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Boston and most amazing food, atmosphere and bar. I had the grilled cheese cause I wanted something simple and have never had such an awesome grilled cheese! The boys had buffalo wings and they also loved them. This is a smaller...More

Thank MaryAndDolly
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Music is Chair Dancing worthy, wings are great, grilled cheese is top notch. Marc the bartender is the best and pours a great Jamison and Ginger!

1  Thank Dolly0024
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, fresh ingredients, sat at tables near front door, close together table so you can join in and see each other meals. Great portions too.

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We ate there July 4th weekend and is sister restaurant of Gacamos. Ordered Eggplant Parmesian and chicken parmigana which were both excellent. With 2 drinks and a delicious salad,the bill was less than $40.00 and 2 blocks south of Copley Plaza.

Thank mej1724
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5942
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-266-5088
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