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“Great mediterreanean food close to Boston - loved the atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent wine. Great for...”
Review of Oleana

Oleana
Ranked #2 of 641 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Btw. Prospect & Columbia
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London
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Reviewed March 20, 2008

Great mediterreanean food close to Boston - loved the atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent wine. Great for vegetarians too! Try the falafels!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 11, 2008

I was brought here for the first time on a surprise birthday date and loved it. Oleana features very cozy environs (in a non-man's land between Inman and Kendall Sqs) for delicious middle eastern cooking. Inventive spices complement the lamb, seafood and even carrot puree. Also, a great wine list!

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 25, 2008

holy wonderfulness.

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Reviewed February 17, 2008

The mediterranean inspired menu is amazing and has never disappointed. Everything on the menu is so good it is hard to decide what to try next! As for dessert, the baked alaska with a passion fruit caramel is to die for!

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Reviewed February 11, 2008

I just had an excellent dinner at the recently remodeled Oleana between Central and Inman Squares in Cambridge. I highly recommend the place - particularly if you are looking for an alternative to the usual choices.

Oleana's food is very original - bringing together Middle Easterrn, North African and European spices and preparation in a wonderfully successful way. The dishes are not created out of a zeal for experimentation, but because the fused flavors and textures reallly work well together making for delicious food.

The service was first rate (our waitress really knew the wine list and steered us to some excellent choices). The design choices for the new interior were very elegant - earth tones, a very convincing simulated wood stove, cork tiles on the wall, and small tiles as a tabletop.

On the down side the relatively small size of the place means it's a bit loud and there isn't much room for lounging if you arrive early (just a small bar that sits perhaps 8-10 people).

I have two friends who are chefs - both separately suggested eating here when we made plans to get together - 'nuff said.

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