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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caffe Umbra

1395 Washington St. (Union Pk.) Send to Phone
617-867-0707
By savvy South End standards, it's the ultimate neighborhood place.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

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Open
Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caffe Umbra Restaurant Review

: By savvy, South End standards, Caffè Umbra is the ultimate neighborhood place. Across the street from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, it partakes of its neighbor's dignified ambience; Laura Brennan's French- and Italian-influenced cooking, however, bespeaks exuberance. Take the antipasti, a collection of small plates that revel in intense flavors---fried lemon and stuffed blue-cheese olives, peaches roasted with peppered ricotta, terrific tuna-and-tapenade-stuffed eggs. Entrées pack no less a punch, from crispy trout with fried green tomatoes and aïoli to steak frites with a side of mushroom-blue cheese salad. And the sticky toffee pudding's a decadent doozy. Meanwhile, the wine list, like the menu, changes with the seasons. Despite the name (umbra means shadow), not much outshines the dining here.

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