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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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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We like the meticulously prepared Turkish or middle eastern dishes, but not the seating which is cheek by jowl with neighboring tables. Not conducive to conversation or privacy, so I would say either go at off times, or be really focused on your own conversation so you can block out the neighboring diners. Kind of a drag, we hurried through... More 

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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had great expectations coming in. We arrived at 5p to line up for patio seating which opens at 5:30p. It was a hot and humid July day and flies and other flying insects were too bothersome on top of the muggy weather. The hostess seating us was not very friendly. The food was interesting and on the whole well-prepared... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined late on a Sunday night (8:45 reservations) in this comfortable and lively modern restaurant in Cambridge. The dining room is modern and clean. The initial visit by the waiter was slow-ish, but once we ordered it seemed like the entire staff made sure our food was delivered straight from the kitchen to our table. As for the food... More 

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DFW
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Daughter took us to her local favorite place. The several small plates that we had as openers were each well prepared, I liked the lightly fried mussels and fried Falafel which was (very well seasoned and soft) wrapped in pita with varying pickled items to add, Sea Bass on lentils was seared just right. The roasted duck skewers were moist... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This delightful,restaurant is my favorite in Cambridge area. The owner I believe is Scandinavian but travelled extensively in the Middle East and Turkey. Her recipes reflect these areas but rather than be the same they are creative and a notch above any food I have eaten while living in Turkey for 8 years. They are fresh and delicately spiced. The... More 

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Thank Lori W
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurants in Cambridge and possibly the best Turkish/middle eastern spot in Boston. A seasonal menu that ensures there is plenty for vegetarians (like me). Beautiful ambience and parking near by. The open falafel wrap is my favorite.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has really wonderful Mediterranean style food. You have to book quite a long time in advance (2+ months), but I can see why. Best are the various meza plates to share - the more people the more variety you can try. We were four and found that 10 plates were plenty + 2 desserts.

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Thank Leah L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outdoor seating, congenial waitstaff, and offbeat (literally) acoustic musical duo earn high points. Food was very good but not remarkable.

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Madrid, Spain
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard good things about Oleana, and I really like Sofra, so I decided to go. Although it is a pricy restaurant I was so surprised at the quality and complexity of the dishes. It was hard to decide on the menu because so many choices seemed interesting! Each dish was crafted to the perfect texture and the use... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorites and I tell all my business colleagues and friends coming into Boston area to go here. Love the food. The patio during warmer months is fantastic but they won't take reservations for the patio. If you can get to the restaurant at 5 pm during the week you will have your pick of seating... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Gluten Free, International, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
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

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