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Giulia

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1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-441-2800
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Scrumptious Italian fine dining. Three of us dining left not a morsel on our plates. Very knowledgeable waitress, essential for making sense of extensive menu with unknown terms. Cozy, comfortable, genial atmosphere. Despite having prior reservations, we wound up having to wait for a table in the entrance way for at least half an hour. This inconvenience became easier to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Giulia consistently is the favorite destination for me and my wife in the Boston / Cambridge area. The upscale Italian food is excellent, far better than the North End. The warm and cozy atmosphere is enticing and welcoming, and the wait staff is knowledgeable and extremely friendly. This is your favorite neighborhood spot, but with exceedingly high quality modern Italian... More 

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Boston
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247 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us had dinner here and really enjoyed our choices. We started with perfectly prepared Negronis and the crostini del giorno, which was a glorious liver pate. My friends both ordered the pasta with calamari, which they liked but I found too fishy. My dish - spelt flour cassarecce with winter mushrooms, poached egg and arugula - was exquisite.... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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284 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a Saturday night, we were able to sit at the bar after a 30 minute wait (but no place to wait inside). The bartenders were were quite good with the descriptions. The food was excellent, with interesting twists on Italian dishes (each one had some ingredient that wasn't common). The pasta dishes were excellent, as was the crostini and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This place was given rave reviews. I went twice and not sure I'll return. It's hard to get reservations, Need to book weeks in advance for a weekend. It was very good but not to die for. Relatively small and noisy.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Housemade pasta was perfectly done in various preparations - tagliatelle with wild hare and orchiette cacio e pepe both excellent. Terrific salad which my wife and I split and was quite ample, fresh and tasty. Lamb sausage also house made was very good as entree. Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable. Need reservations well in advance but would definitely... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Giulia's never disappoints! We had not been here in two years, but stood in line at 5:30 to get seats at the bar, as there were no table reservations available. The bartenders were the same and very personable. The food here is phenomenal!! I had the special turnip soup with diver scallops, lentils and other yummy things. Un-freaking-believable!!! My entree... More 

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Thank slmanzi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The food is consistent, and tastes as if it came from a place in Italy. It's not all over the map (of Italy), and there is no fusion here. One green tastes different from another; one is vibrantly bitter, the next soothing. The lamb tastes only like lamb, the hare only like hare, the wild boar only like wild boar.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Yesterday was my fourth visit to Giulia, including a large family party of 12 last year including people who continually clamor to go back to this fine restaurant. Of all the eateries in the greater Boston area, this one is unquestionably near the top in food quality. And guess what?...hard to lock in a reservation owing to its popularity, but... More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This place do some really delicious homemade pastas. Everything on the menu is really good. The staff here are really warm and friendly. Highly recommend that you check this place out if you like your pastas. Went here twice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
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: 1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
  • Public Transportation: Harvard Square and Porter Square T stops
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-441-2800

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