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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” (17 reviews)
“pasta” (75 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can’t say enough about this place. Simple dishes made with a unique touch. The pasta is incredible. The staff can recommend a proper paring.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

You enter a restaurant that is long and narrow. A bar is to the left with people sittings and eating at it. The tables are to your right. The cocktails were superb. The starters were small but had good flavor. Bread excellent. The pasta dishes...More

Thank Jwb04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat at the bar because apparently you'll never get a seat without reservations. Place was full at 9 on a Wednesday. Really nice and informative guys behind the bar. Seems like they've done this before. The food was very good and authentic Italian. And by...More

Thank Brendan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered wrong. A fan of anchovies, I ordered the 'fondue' anchovy dip with roasted vegetables (bagna cauda). It did not work for me. At all. The taste of the dip just didn't go with the (delicious) vegetables. Couldn't eat it. I left hungry--a very...More

Thank hanoibelle
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Love this place! We've lined up outside to grab a seat at the bar when they open, and we just did the pasta table with a group of friends to celebrate my partner's 50th birthday. Never had a bad bite of food, never had a...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I have eaten at Giulia's a few times, and in my view the pasta is the only reason to come here. It's outstanding home-made pasta with delicious sauces. I also love the semolina cakes for starters, in any variation. I have had other mains than...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 31 January 2018

After plans at another Italian restaurant fell through I came upon Giulia and made a reservation for 4 the night before my daughter's birthday. I don't know how we got so lucky. We had a lovely table by the front window which almost felt like...More

Thank Yankdo
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Great birthday celebration at Guilia's. Lots of options for vegetarians and omnivores. Some of our favorite dishes: burrata di andria with salt baked beets, lentils, salsa di agresto, apple and walnuts; ‘bagna cauda’(local summer vegetables and warm anchovy dipping sauce) and chestnut and goat milk...More

Thank TravelerWithOpinions
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Overall my party and I enjoyed our meal but there were some lows amongst all the highs. Warmed olives? Awesome. Wine selection and pairing? On point. Bread, appetizers, and small bites? Fantastic. Entrees? Left me wanting more. This place was hyped by other friends as...More

Thank TheBeardedGentleman
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Giulia has an excellent menu (which changes frequently) with an emphasis on Italian cuisine, truly outstanding service with great ambience and an extensive wine list. The homemade pasta is to die for. If only parking wasn’t quite so challenging.

Thank Sandy D
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27 March 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
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
7 January 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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