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pizza, wood grilled lobster, sushi and salad - Bianca, Chestnut Hill, MA

Bianca

4.4
4.4
304 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bianca is a modern American restaurant and bar in Chestnut Hill that specializes in wood grilling, wood fire pizza, and a variety of dishes inspired by global flavors and cuisines. Bianca means a clean slate, a virtual white plate primed for delicious expression and ready to transport you to far off places. From classic dishes done with care to the truly unique, Bianca presents a luxe dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere that is as comfortable as our own homes. Co-owners Chef Tim Cushman and Restaurateur Nancy Cushman are the husband-and-wife team behind James Beard Award Winning o ya and Hojoko in Boston.

RESERVATION POLICY: In the event that you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please do so 24 hours prior to your reservation to avoid a $5 per person cancellation fee.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Pizzeria, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 576-8300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot located behind the restaurant with a dedicate entrance on that side!

  • Public transit

    Minutes away from the D-Line Chestnut Hill stop and the Boylston St at Star Market bus stop!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Awful service, bad food, EXTREMELY overpriced
  2. LL

    LeslieL

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our food. We had the tuna noodles and also tuna sushi roll which were both fresh and delicious. The veal chop was delicious I highly recommend Bianca
  3. MA

    MattA

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Tiny portions and the entrees are bland. I do want to come back and try the pizza because it liked good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and fabulous cocktails!! But, I did say we were celebrating 2 birthdays but nothing was said or done about that- a little disappointing.
  5. JA

    JustAnotherSklif

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice meal with lots of families early Sunday evening. Very pleasant atmosphere, good food and great service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was hit or miss. Truffle fries and pizza were good, but the cod and mussels were not good. Love the jazz brunch and I’d try again to see if I could find a few more menu hits, but initial assessment is “mediocre food”
  7. SF

    ShannonF

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite being busy on a Saturday night, our sever Fiona and the whole Bianca team created a wonderful dining experience for us on the patio. Don’t skip the new burrata-it’s delicious!
  8. C

    Cindy

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is outstanding. Fresh ingredients and beautifully plated. It does get a bit noisy, and we were next to a table where friends of the occupants stopped to chat in especially loud voices. That, of course, was not the fault of the restaurant. Just people who were inconsiderate. Overall, a great restaurant.
  9. T

    Tigerlily2

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed my first visit to Bianca. Cool setting for lunch. I had the Chopped rotisserie chicken salad. It was amazing and I highly recommend it! Definitely a keeper. Our server,Fiona, was very attentive and personable.
  10. N

    Nanette

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was tasty. Sushi portions were small. Ambiance was good.
  11. H

    Hibar

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've never been disappointed, on around 10 visits over the past two years! We typically end up making a meal of the cocktails, appetizers, pizza and dessert, but they have good entrees too (pricey steaks, never tried them).
  12. SS

    ShellyS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. Food was awesome, so was service. This was our first experience here and we loved it. We eat out all over Boston and the suburbs and this is a repeat for us.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat at the bar for more than 10 minutes with zero acknowledgement. Only five other people seated at the bar that seats at least 30 people. Asked the bartender if he thought a 10 minute wait for even a “we’ll be right with you” was appropriate, his response was “uh-huh.” All set.
  14. CB

    CBerk

    New England

    89 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Portions for the pasta entree were absolutely tiny. The fact that they call the short rib rigatoni “Big Rig”. Is completely laughable. The dish consisted of less than 10 noodles, some pieces of meat mixed with a sauce. One other item of note is that the salad and pastas both came with with an absolute mound of cheese on top rather than being able to manage the amount of cheese at the table and there was so much that that there was no way to scrape it off or remove it for those of us who are sensitive to lactose. Maybe the abundance of cheese was meant to hide the tiny portions of the actual meal. Thankfully for the two of us that ordered the pasta entree, there is a shake shack right next door and we both got double burgers after leaving Bianca because we were absolutely starving. They also charge for bread despite not advising us that there was a charge. The bread consisted of 3 small pieces of bread for a table of 4 people that was serviced with no oil, butter or other spread to put on it. Basically plain bread on a plate. One other issue about which we were not advised is that fountain sodas are $4 each and they charge for each refill of the rather small glass that it comes in. So in short, I paid $37 for a rigatoni entree and 3 small sodas and ended up next door ordering a burger before going home. On the plus side, our server, Amanda, was really good. The outdoor seating on the patio is very nice and not an afterthought like at many restaurants. The salad was on the smaller side but adequate and was enjoyed. The burger was decent but for some reason cost $25 and while good was nothing special to warrant the cost. We cut our losses and left before dessert. Maybe the pasta was just the wrong dish to order as this restaurant came recommended. Please also note that despite the fact that the place was relatively empty on a Friday night that they charge for a missed reservation. Really a shame but we will not be back.
  15. CK

    CatherineK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bianca is a great spot for vegetarians! I was happy to see and try both the faux-pepperoni pizza and the mushroom sandwich - both were very good and it's so nice to have interesting options. Also, the Bird of Eden cocktail was amazing - so delicious, I convinced both my dinner companions to order one as well. The outdoor seating was lovely and the inside looked fun too. So glad to have discovered a new, easy-to-get-to, easy-to-park place for dinner with friends. :-)
  16. S

    Steve

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yesterday's brunch was our first visit to much-praised Bianca--we drove up from Providence to celebrate a friend's birthday. How can anyone make eggs and Pizzas that taste this good? Ditto for the cocktails. Everything is 5+ stars here, Including the regular brunch musicians, the Winker Jazz Trio. Thanks Bianca!
  17. RL

    RobertL

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good - as always - this time at Bianca. Love the music play list. Very eclectic spanning many genres and decades. Loved the japanese fried chicken appetizer.
  18. ES

    EugeneS

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food (we are vegetarians), excellent service. What else do you need? Cocktails were very special
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Bianca’s! Best vibe and great food!
  20. s

    shimrit

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bianca was great! I brought 18 of my friends there for Sunday brunch to hear the Winiker jazz trio, for my birthday. The Winikers are fabulous - great musicians and really nice people, and a wonderful addition to Bianca's Sunday brunch. I do have one suggestion: since its advertised as a brunch, perhaps there could be a more robust brunch menu. Thank you, Ruth Gold
  21. LL

    LeslieL

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Food came out cold when it should have been hot. Steak was not cooked enough. No I never came over to ask if everything was all right which it wasn’t
  22. BK

    BryanK

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Credit card taken to book reservation ... okay - Text sent to confirm reservation -... okay - two phone calls to confirm reservation again - a bit much - and the inside of the restaurant was empty.... Really a bit much. Food was okay at best. It was my second time at the restaurant and the food was simply not as good as I remember it. The rest of my party was not positive about it either. Further at $90 p/p. it was not a good value.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent, attentive , knowledgeable and caring to make our experience wonderful. Food was delicious. Highly recommend the sorbet. 10/10
  24. RM

    RealtorMom

    New England

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent menu variety, delicious food! We tried the karaage chicken and spicy tuna sushi to start; a pizza for the middle course; and the cod, short rib, and rotisserie chicken for entrees. Everything was fabulous! Sorry we were too full for dessert.
  25. PA

    PARKER

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food took way too long to arrive and the restaurant was barely 1/2 full. Burger was great as was the pizza. Muscles were very small and salty. Love the team behind this restaurant - will give it another try.
  26. JP

    JeanneP

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The only negative in our experience were the gnats. We sat outside, and the was no wind - not the fault of the restaurant, but maybe install a few fans so they can't swarm the customers. Other than that everything was perfect. We will definitely be back!
  27. D

    Daisy

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good sushi , cocktails, nice presentation. Attentive smiley service. Helpful suggestions. Perfect outdoor setting. Will return!
  28. TR

    TRS12

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO good! Best food I have had in the suburbs! Great and creative drinks too. Friendly wait staff. Loved it.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect meal. Everything was spectacular. if you don’t order the side of ranch, you are missing out.
  30. b

    backhandslice

    New England

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wood grilled food is exceptional. I had delicious wood grilled salmon in a beurre blanc sauce. I can't wait to go back. Great service and great choice of wine by the glass.
  31. C

    Christine

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    This restaurant is very good. The food is excellent especially the brunch. However, I was there this week for dinner, sat on the patio with a friend. the food was great but the service was not good. I started to make a list but, the bottom line is our server was friendly and nice but not attentive or intuitive at all. I hope this was a one off b/c I really like going here.
  32. PB

    PaulB

    Dublin

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at the restaurant after having takeout many times. Food and drinks were delicious and the service was excellent
  33. E

    Epiphany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual California/Palm Springs vibe with a truly excellent and eclectic menu. Crafted cocktails, and food that is thoughtfully prepared with quality local ingredients. The seasonal burrata with tomato jam, truffle fries, homemade meatballs and woodfired ribeye were among our favorites. Also loved the simple green salad with maldon flaked salt. We will be back! PS: The service was prompt and friendly, too.
  34. LB

    LucieB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was very slow, wait staff was all but absent. Our burgers came out cold and very overcooked. The manager told me it was due to our ordering with moderations, ie. no bun or cheese..."moderations make it harder for the chef and they can't always get it right". Hmmmm, not sure how that works since the burger would have had to be cooked prior to not putting it on a bun, but okay. We won't go back.
  35. l

    laurap426

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were outside and it was very noisy. The food was delicious and the service excellent but the portions were very small, especially for the price.
  36. R

    Rhodyseg

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our group had an excellent meal, and were able to totally enjoy a great live musical performance. Even sitting near the musicians, the ambience was great for either quiet listening or chatting together. The food was excellent, whether mussels, sausage, eggs and potatoes, chicken salad or a shrimp dinner, it was all delicious. Staff were so accommodating when our group arrived and ordered at different times. A fun group gathering for sure. roup arrived at fifferent times an
  37. J

    Jack

    New England

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal; wagyu and tuna burgers were delicious. Kareage (fried chicken) appetizer was fun. Really enjoyed the Arboretum cocktail. Service was super friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere. The manager kindly arranged for us to migrate to an outdoor table for dessert. Happy to have this restaurant in my neighborhood.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!!
  39. EK

    ErinK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic outdoor play area for the kids
  40. BC

    BearCakes

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall: Great food, excellent service, and well priced. Highly recommend it as a date night place or even a gathering of friends. Food: The food was well prepared and came out how with great presentation. The half chicken entree was fantastic. The food shows the effort they put in to each dish. Service: Staff were hustling and bustling. Everyone was moving with purpose and were very attentive to everyone in the restaurant. Our server kept waters filled and checked in frequently. Lots of places would make excuses but Bianca is one where I can see leadership and accountability passed down to all staff. Ambience: They did a great job with greenery and letting the light in. It's youthful yet mature. Attire was spread across spectrum yet everyone fit from those wearing Oxfords to Sneakers. It's a flex atmosphere. Value: Everything form drinks and food are well priced. You are getting what you pay for in quality and service. Where I am still troubled with most places of this great value is tipping is still on the customer. Bianca can take the next step in its model to account for paying service people and getting rid of the dated model of tipping because that was the only drag in the experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bianca using the Order Online button. Bianca also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bianca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 576-8300.

Bianca is rated 4.4 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Bianca

47 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Pizzeria, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot located behind the restaurant with a dedicate entrance on that side!

  • Public transit

    Minutes away from the D-Line Chestnut Hill stop and the Boylston St at Star Market bus stop!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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