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Rialto - CLOSED

1 Bennett St, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02138-5707
+1 617-661-5050
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Jun 27, 2016
“best of the best”
Jun 7, 2016
“Wonderful Birthday Dinner”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Mediterranean, Healthy
1 Bennett St, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02138-5707
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Jody adams is the best chef in new england and she deserves the best send off we can give her. She wants to spend more time with her family and she deserves that also. Twenty two years of the best food tht we could hope...More

Thank manseekingfood
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were in Boston celebrating my cousin's birthday and decided to try Rialto. I made an early reservation when I heard that it was an "adult" restaurant where diners can actually have a conversation without shouting at each other. I specified in my reservation that...More

Thank terj4a
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I ate here twice and although I'm usually not a fan of Italian restaurants in hotels, this one surpassed my expectations. The portions were perfect size and delicious. I went back the second time because the asparagus and coppa salad was so good the first...More

Thank Soybert
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The home made bread is tasty. The bucatini is served with fresh lobster and the basil add a interesting twist to the sauce. The service is great. I enjoyed it.

Thank joseph t
Reviewed March 17, 2016

The Rialto, in the Charles Hotel, is well decorated and has good ambiance, although as two women we were initially offered a lousy table which we refused. The food is good, but spare, overpriced and a bit full of itself. Wait staff were attentive. We...More

1  Thank RickyHotelDog
Reviewed March 6, 2016

We dined at Rialto last night before a jazz concert at the Regatta Bar. I had never dined at Rialto before and our experience was outstanding! Everything from the ambiance to the service to every morsel of food was delightful. Even the breadsticks were outstanding...More

Thank nicoler
Reviewed February 29, 2016

I have hosted two large celebratory dinners here and have been impressed both times. Service is excellent and the food is very high end, cooked to perfection. I have never had an problems with execution or with the food. Events staff is easy to work...More

Thank tarrita
Reviewed February 11, 2016

We had dinner at Rialto last night. Have been there many times in past but not for a while. Our memories served us well as the meal was fantastic, the service excellent and the setting warm, welcoming, and elegant. All great reasons to go there...More

Thank Janice F
Reviewed February 6, 2016

Interesting menu, nicely prepared. A bit pricey for what you get; but far above most hotel restaurants.

1  Thank Alison L S
Reviewed January 25, 2016

The poor rating is especially in light of the price. I wouldn't begrudge the prices if I felt that one was really getting a special experience and outstanding food in return, but sadly that is not the case. The best parts of the meal were...More

Thank katystava
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bennett St, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02138-5707
    (Eliot Street)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line to the Harvard Square T Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-5050
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Charles Hotel
Rialto is a welcoming gathering place for the community and Charles Hotel guests. James Beard award-winning chef and owner Jody Adams embraces New England ingredients with regional Italian culinary traditions. Kitchen focus hops to a different region each month and features dishes like Ricotta gnocchi with sage brown butter and red kuri squash and our Grilled swordfish with Friulian bean stew, white wine braised cabbage and house cured bacon. 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 2009, Rialto opened a 28-seat terrace offering guests an al fresco dining option. 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 offers two classically elegant, private spaces, ideal for wedding receptions, business meetings, recruiting events, celebratory parties, and more.
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