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Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar

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415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346
+1 617-661-3254
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Boston for an event, and made a reservation at Dali after reading others reviews. When we pulled up, we were a bit skeptical, as it is a hole in the wall location outside the city, but after we walked through the door we knew we had chosen well. It's a medium sized establishment, but the space inside... More 

Thank Kristen M
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing atmosphere with fantastic choice of tapas, paella and whole fish prepared at your table. Our favorite tapas were the Espinaca Catalana, Setas al Ajillo ,  Gambas al Ajillo, Conejo Escabechado, and the Costillas de Vaca.

Thank Robert F
Sharon MA, USA
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290 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the old zagat ratings they gave separate ratings for food, decor, and service. At Dali the decor is very interesting. Even the walls are funky and artistic. The service was also good. I give high marks for both. The fish is served in an amazing salt display on a large tray. Once it is excavated it is not very... More 

Thank Shakespeare_fan
Needham MA
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended, and for me, it hit it clear out of the park. Three of us arrived on a chilly winter night in a steady drizzle. The entrance is compact and doesn't reveal the surprises that await. If you are looking for a serious formal atmosphere with starched linen and even more starched waiters, turn around and... More 

Thank rshdiva
Monson, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This was our second visit - we were there first in August and this time in January to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday...both times were exceptional. We were a party of 6 - 4 adults and 2 kids. We had a reservation and got right in - very crowded both times, very noisy the first time, better this time. We... More 

Thank mapless
Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this place which interiors are not even kitsch but only driven by bad taste and distraction along the years. And the food is prepared with no care and love. Too much garlic everywhere covering any taste, oily fried dishes, not very qualitative ingredients. Not worth its reviews at all.

Thank PaolaBertola
Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Excellent tapas restaurant with an incredible menu. The tastiest of dishes with friendly prices. Highlights to the muscles and lamb. Outstanding service, great atmosphere, romantic setting. If reserving a table, ask for the corner window seats for the most intimate seating (for two). Truly recommended!

1 Thank TravellingUnic0rn
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I took a group of 8 for my sister's birthday on a Saturday in December 2017 and I have to say it seemed like we were a bother to the waitstaff. Althought we had a reservation they first tried to put us in the front room near the bar at a row of two-tops that were pushed together but were... More 

1 Thank Lucas777
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We had a great time! First tip is to order the grilled focaccia to dip into all the amazing sauces. Second tip is to try a cocktail...I loved my capirhina and he loved his French 75. Both drinks accepted as a palate cleanser in between courses. Some of the courses were robust like the garlic shrimp and the fried cheese... More 

Thank CrisMOS
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We visited Dali on a Friday evening. They do not reserve places on weekends after 18:00 but instead offered us to enter a list that will get you in before people who didn't register at all. We were told it will take up to 25 minutes. We arrived on the time we scheduled and eventually waited one whole hour. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143-4346
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3254

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?