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1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-441-2800
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (64 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't get a reservation at this very popular highly regarded restaurant so we waited on line and got a seat at the bar when they opened. The interior is very nice , the bar is well staffed and attractive. We found the single glass...More

Thank Marshside01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner alone at the bar tonight, Tuesday on a quiet week. On a scale of one to ten I'd give Giulia about a twelve. A semolina cake app that was really an imitation sushi roll with lardo flavored with spruce and lime somehow...More

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night we celebrated a friend's big birthday with a party at Giulia, not far from Harvard Square. It was spectacular! We'd been wanting to go for months, because of the great word of mouth, but the lack of reservations was a barrier. So we...More

1  Thank Switzerdude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for a veterinary conference. I ate at mistral the other night and was sorely disappointed. Expensive and flavorless food. I am so glad I came here tonight! This dinner was amazing! I mostly followed the suggestions of the bar server. I...More

1  Thank Kayt B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently went to several restaurants after hearing great things about them only to have high expectations disappointed. Had high expectations last night for Giulia's after reading and hearing great things about the restaurant. Finally, our expectations were met and exceeded. Had their calamari dish to...More

2  Thank BklineTraveller
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Best Italian in the greater Boston metro area. Fabulous homemade pasta. Nice wine selections. Scrumptious desserts. Excellent service. Simply wonderful.

1  Thank UpstateNYFamilyMan
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The food was all excellent - pasta dishes each had something special going on. Little starter - semolina cake with parsnip cream - was a delight. Wine on the pricey side, but other dishes were reasonably priced. Added bonus for the hard of hearing: no...More

Thank cant83
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Giulia is a neighborhood upscale Italian restaurant just outside Harvard Sq. Reservation are a must. I recommend an early time because they are busy every night. The selection is excellent and changes frequently. The waitstaff is very helpful and the food is wonderful. The veal...More

Thank KevinAGould
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to make an early (5:45) reservation on a recent Thursday, and the wait was worth it. Our group numbered four, and we sampled appetizers of semolina cakes, burrata, salumi and my favorite, chicken liver - all were exquisite! Then came the pasta...More

Thank rusAKAzaza
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were lucky to get a reservation, but the 'extensive menu with unknown terms' and a busy waitstaff meant that this was not the right restaurant for us. It was packed - so must be very popular.

Thank Janet H
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Bill B
parking ???
21 July 2015|
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Response from Ssc3201 | Reviewed this property |
We found a spot on mass ave near Lesley university/Harvard coop. We went at 5:30 on a Wednesday night in summer
Michael P
Hi, can we bring a well behaved 3 year old to Giulia without killing other diner's buzz?
8 January 2015|
Response from sedanpilot |
A 3 year old would kill my buzz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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: 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