Charles Boston Hotel
Rialto Chef Jody Adams



“James Beard award-winning chef and owner Jody Adams embraces New England ingredients with regional Italian culinary traditions.

This month Rialto's kitchen turns its focus to Lombardy in the North, with current menu offerings including Taleggio Buckwheat Tortelloni with squash purée, cabbage, roasted garlic and sage; Veal Ossobuco with saffron risotto and gremolata; and Hot Apple Fritter with rice pudding, dried cranberries, blackberry marmalade and apple cider sauce. The Rialto bar menu features small bites, antipasti dishes, and full meals.  Share a Grilled Shellfish Platter, or dig into heartier fare like Penne Bolognese or a Roasted Duck Sandwich with gingered figs, Gruyère and hand-cut fries.

A welcoming gathering place for the community and hotel guests, patrons enter the restaurant via a white stone path inspired by an ancient Roman road, passing by the illuminated onyx bar into the dining room.  Curved banquettes and cozy nooks invite intimate conversation while pumpkin, olive and white draperies evoke the warm colors of the Italian countryside.  In warm weather Rialto’s new terrace offers alfresco dining in the shade of a saffron awning amid vine-covered trellises.    

The Boston Globe awarded Rialto a coveted four stars in three consecutive reviews and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the "World's Top Hotel Restaurants."

Rialto also offers two classically elegant, private spaces, ideal for wedding receptions, business meetings, recruiting events, celebratory parties, and more. For more information please contact, Annie Sarkis at or 617.234.8026.

Reservations can be made by visiting Open Table or calling 617.661.5050. For more information, including hours and menu selections, please visit

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Jacki Morisi, PR & Marketing Manager

Annie Sarkis, Private Events Manager

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