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1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-441-2800
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild boar” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (80 reviews)
“cakes” (27 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small, friendly restaurant in Cambridge. Great place for dinner with friends. Diverse menu but the real centerpiece is the pasta. Possibly the best available in Boston. Went with three other people and we each ordered a dinner different pasta dish. Every one of the dishes...More

Thank hrspivak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We made a 5:30 reservation and waited in the rain until the manager opened the door at exactly 5:30.I will never understand this.If the staff is not ready for customers a few minutes early then don’t open at all.Only the precocious few get away with...More

Thank ECD111
Reviewed 1 week ago

People line up well before the 5:30 opening; reservations are hard to come by. Should you be lucky enough to score a table or a seat at the bar, you might get a server who has a vision of serving rather than doing you a...More

Thank EZtripping
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a relatively small restaurant in Mass Ave in Cambridge MA. Make reservations or take a chance at sitting at the bar. The meal was nothing short of EXCELLENT in every manner. Wide variety of food prepared in unique ways. It has beef, chicken, duck,...More

Thank 1004Charlie
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The food at Giulia is creative, fresh and delicious. Their pasta is fresh and inventive. They have an amazing wine selection and their gelato should not be missed. When I go to Giulia I sit at the bar as reservations are difficult to get, unfortunately...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing service and Italian dishes Authentic. Plenty of amazing appetizers:chicken Liver toast, anchovies , grilled octopus, crudos. Pappardelle with wild boar is always wonderful. Plenty of seafood with seasonal veggies. Amazing.

Thank JBtravel66
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at the chefs table with a group of friends and the experience was great. Each chefs choice course was perfectly pair and delicious.

Thank pmedic12
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is hands down the best place to get Italian food in the Greater Boston area. Their housemade pasta dishes are perfect: the noodles are just the right size and the foods paired with the noodles show them off. I love the agnolotti because it...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2018

For years I waited for an Italian restaurant to come to Harvard Square. Then Giulia opened and exceeded all my expectations. I have celebrated many occasions at Giulia (my birthday, Thanksgiving) and always look for opportunities to bring friends and family from out of town...More

1  Thank whatGVsees
Reviewed August 27, 2018 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 pinmaki
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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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