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“Impressive!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Giulia

Giulia
1682 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-2800
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Ranked #5 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Harvard Square and Porter Square T stops
boston
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I have tried many restaurants with the faint hope that we will find a 'keeper'. Giulia is an oasis in the desert. Every morsel presented was tasty. This included crostini, pasta dishes, salad, and dessert. The wine list was limited but covered the provinces of Italy. Service was inobtrusive but efficient. The prices were reasonable. Although this is a popular place, the noise level was manageable for discreet conversation.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food, spotty service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

But I prefer to have good food over good service and lousy food. Our drinks were forgotten, we had to ask for bread twice, the food came out at different times but it was good farm to table Italian. Hopefully the server we had returned to the theatre and resumed her acting career.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place go here often but need to avoid the bar tender! Terri is horrible w a bad attitude and not friendly. Won't sit at the bar again!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Aside from the hassle of driving to the restaurant from the west, the rest of the experience was wonderful. The menu, although not too extensive, had many interesting choices. We had a prosciutto appetizer and a raw tuna appetizer -- both beautiful to look at and delicious. For our mains, we had the wild boar pasta and a clam and tomato pasta dish- again both excellent. The seasonings for each plate were perfect and the array of tastes wonderful. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. We had one of the less expensive red wines, a Nero d'Avola and it was very good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Note to management.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I am writing this review to make a point to management on our bar tender Terri. I live in neighborhood so been to giulia 5 times already. I end up sitting at the bar as I don't have reservations. Terri has served our party all the time and I have to say, he is the rudest, condescending, unhelpful, bar tender I ever met. I love the restaurant and food but Terri either needs to change his attitude or leave. He makes unwelcoming comments and facial expressions that you wonder why you end up coming. I dread seeing him or be in close proximity of him. My party has said the same thing about him.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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