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Oleana

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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
617-661-0505
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 344
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb!

Anything you order is delicious and creative beyond belief. And the service is great as well. My only challenge would be that the chairs could be more comfortable. Otherwise, it's tops in my book!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leslie O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Anything you order is delicious and creative beyond belief. And the service is great as well. My only challenge would be that the chairs could be more comfortable. Otherwise, it's tops in my book!

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Everett, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a super wonderful place! One of the best meals I've ever had! The service was courteous, the ambience intimate, and the food was out of this world. Wonderful small plates! We had the buttered hummus, lamb tart, tamarind lamb, spiced pita, and olive oil mousse with candied pears. Delightful and delicious!

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Thank Neem_neem
Weston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is really worth a visit and they have outdoor seating that is first come, first serve. Loved it!

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Thank Robert J
Massachusetts
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we took my cousin for dinner there, he was visiting from Lebanon. I saw the reviews so we decided to check it out. we had to wait a bit for a table but once we were seated. we were so pleased with the server's attention to us. the place is small but surely homey and the dining room are pretty... More 

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Thank RaRa R
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here last night with a few friends and had a great meal. Definitely get reservations ahead of time as the restaurant was packed (even at 8pm on a Tuesday)! Here's a quick breakdown of our dishes: - Lamb and Grape leaf tart: My favorite dish! There were so many flavors and it was overall delicious - Moussaka: Also... More 

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Thank TA-Hannah
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us returned to Oleana, to discover its unique Mediterranean cuisine is as wonderful as ever. The menu is filled with choices and complicated flavors. Good wine choices. Good service. Can feel cramped, and tends to be noisy. Parking can be difficult, so cabs/Uber are a solution.

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Thank Sam W
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely get reservations. Delicious food and great atmosphere! Every dish was fantastic! Favorites and must try are Sultans Delight, Lamb & Great Leaf Tart, Octopus Coca and their signature desert - Baked Alaska.

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Thank Leslieyl
Sunnyvale, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get reservations! Then get the falafel mezze We showed up with no reservations and were told it would be a 1.5hr wait for a table. luckily there was space at the bar so they seated us there immediately. the bar tender was really knowledgeable. He commented that "i rarely see any food left on the plates when I clean them... More 

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Thank Anish S
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this while still currently at the restaurant. I'm too full to move and probably need a crane to lift me up off the booth, so I figured I'd write this review before I figure out how I'm going to leave. The food I had tonight was incredible. I had four mezes and dessert: - lamb and grape... More 

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Thank Sarah F
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is excellent, but book in advance, at least 3 - 4 weeks as tables fill up early. Parking is available across the street for free!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-661-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, International, Spanish, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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