We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
+1 617-661-0505
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

592 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 578: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazingly good It was delicious but the portion is quite small I went there with my friends to celebrate my birthday It was awesome

Thank Emma C
Level Contributor
196 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I dined at Oleana on a Thursday evening. We arrived early due to the weather and were greeted by friendly hosts. We would have gladly waited for our reservation time, but the staff seated us immediately. The dining area had lovely decor and was very inviting and warm. Our server was a wonderful and very knowledgeable about... More 

Thank diddy66
Cambridge, United States
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Oleana more often than at any other fine dining restaurant in Cambridge/Boston area, and I have eaten at many of the fine restaurants. Oleana was a convenient walk from my home for many years, but the lovely outdoor terrace behind the restaurant, the excellent service, and the consistently inventive foods were the real attraction. The menu... More 

Thank Jeremiah R
Union City, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on the advice of a friend from Boston (it was our first time in the city). The restaurant was a bit hard to find, it's small and easy to miss, especially when driving at night in an unfamiliar area. Parking was a bit of a pain - we had to park across the street... More 

Thank MJOHara
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of four (who can be loosely described as "foodies" from the SF Bay Area) showed up right when they opened (as advised by the host when we called the same day about trying to make reservations and were politely told "not a chance") were promptly seated at the right side of the bar, which we actually prefer because... More 

Thank kumags
Westport, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, so it's ranked #1 for good reason: it's the best food you can put into your mouth. New spices, herbs and textures. Perfectly cooked halibut and squash dolma. Cuisine at its finest and incredibly friendly and professional staff. My only regret was that I was too satiated to order one of the infamous desserts. I'm coming back with family... More 

Thank Dedee S
Cape Cod
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food that thrills the senses. Hard to get a table, as it's small but worth the drive and effort💜 Love the meza plates (small to share) Lots of vegetarian choices but my husband said the octopus was really good.

Thank CapeGoat
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
178 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a team dinner here with a four course menu pre-selected. The food was outstanding! There were 2-3 selections for each course to share family-style. This is now my favorite restaurant in Cambridge.

Thank Phil M
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

each dish is prepared with great care, mixing tastes in a very interesting manner. Service is good, care taken with the meal is excellent. A bit noisy. All in all a very good dining experience

Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Bedford, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

if money is no object, this is a fine restaurant, with great food. But the value here is really bad. I mean, they serve tiny plates and you'll spend $60 a person and be hungry. It's really a ripoff. But that aside, the food is good.

Thank Daniel B

Travellers who viewed Oleana also viewed

Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA

Been to Oleana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-0505

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Oleana and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Vancouver, Canada
over a year ago
Sao Paulo, SP

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Oleana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?