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1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-441-2800
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crostini” (23 reviews)
“wild boar” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (79 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most authentic Italian restaurant I have ever patronized. We order a tasting portion @$75 plus wine pairing at 35 per person. Total $105 per person. For the tasting portion we got to try 4 appetizers, 4 different types of pasta, a beef...More

Thank Nicholas O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food in this place was really good, not your usual American portions, though. Small portions. The place has a small sized table seated areas and a long bar. It is hard or almost impossible to reserve, and they seem not to care about it,...More

2  Thank Thefineobserver
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I almost hate to review Guilia’s because it’s already hard to get a table. Yet plaudits to Chef Mike and staff for continuously producing flavor combinations that build on Italian themes. While fresh pasta —think wild boar with black trumpet mushrooms or parsnip agnolotti with...More

2  Thank JoeSchmoe007
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I had grilled mackerel and my girl had the striped bass. Both were awesome with really tasty veggies. This is a great place!

Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We didn't have a reservation, but we were quickly accommodated at the bar. I had a beet and burrata salad with figs; the anolini pasta; and the pistachio gelato. Everything was fresh, well prepared, and delicious. Portions are small (as expected, given the type of...More

Thank Uluave
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Loved the small plates. Had chicken liver crostini w pickled tomato relish. Maybe most delicious liver toast ever. A semolina cake with non-existent truffle flavor. Foccaccia w lardo--delicious (and genius, since it was a tiny slice of bread with a tiny amount of pork fat...More

1  Thank melikefood
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Really nice modern Italian restaurant. Started with burrata and figs. The grilled bread accompanied it well and the portion size was great. I had the pasta special and it had a very complex and pleasing flavor. Service was friendly but very efficient. A great restaurant.

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Food was great, the problem for me is that the menu is limited. It was also a bit overpriced. But the bartender was very entertaining and most of the food we ordered tasted pretty good and different.

Thank Rasham
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I am glad to see , again, that this is the number one rated Italian restaurant in Cambridge....for that matter greater Boston. Sophisticated Northern Italian food. Presented beautifully by a professional staff. Great dishes throughout the menu. Nice wine list. Book early. Have fun.

Thank Nonchallant1
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a 5:30 PM reservation and made sure that we got there a few minutes early. There were people already congregating outside as we approached the restaurant. We reached the sidewalk just as Trevor unlocked the door and people made their way inside. We...More

Thank Ed M
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March 27, 2018|
Response from Beth G | Reviewed this property |
On-street only, and they don’t valet. That said we’ve never not found a space.
Bill B
July 21, 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
January 7, 2015|
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Response from Beth G | Reviewed this property |
Well-behaved FOR a 3 year-old, or well-behaved? If they get boisterous or fussy (both perfectly normal for a small child), I’d say wait a few years, or be ready and willing to leave. Speaking for myself the simple presence... More
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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