Giulia Restaurant

4.8
1308 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Giulia is a chef-owned regional Italian restaurant located between Harvard and Porter Squares in Cambridge. It is the first restaurant of award-winning Chef Michael Pagliarini (check out sister restaurant Benedetto in Harvard Square at the Charles Hotel). It’s reputation has spread nationally with frequent out of town guests as well as Boston area locals.

Giulia puts a particular emphasis on hand-crafted pastas, made each day on our custom-built chef’s table adjacent to the open kitchen.

Best of Boston Italian Restaurant. All Italian wine list with unique Italian varietals. Local purveyors, dry aged local beef, burrata di puglia, stone milled flours, vegetarian options. Chef’s tasting menu. House baked bread, gelato and dolci.

Giulia is currently open for indoor dining and limited outdoor dining. For a patio reservation, please call us at 617-441-2800

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1308 people are saying
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MiikaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good but not outstanding food. Nice ambience, in between fancy and casual.

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AroopM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, pasta, service, and menu.

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PatriciaH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s 23 rd birthday. Guilia made for a memorable celebration!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
52 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Italian food outside of Tuscany and Sicily!!

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Dfergie01
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughters 30th birthday at Gillis’s and from the moment we were seated she was given such special attention by the entire team. The food was amazing. We all tried something different across a four course meal and all of us found the food to be very delicious with al lot of influence on the part of the chef pairing unexpected combinations that were so flavorful. It was a dining delight for a special occasion. Thank you and we will be back.

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LynnG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dinner! Food was so flavorful and delicious. Atmosphere is comfortable, and service was attentive but not intrusive

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vipShackwiththeChef
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Highly creative dishes alongside classically paired flavors. Just wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Food was amazing. Service impeccable.

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KurtC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food and top notch service from our favorite staff member Jess.

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ekreads
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pasta was amazing, definitely the highlight. Appetizer was much smaller than before (like the chicken liver crostini, bread was half the size than pictured by previous diners). However, it took a considerable time to place orders, and even longer to receive the food (perhaps understaffed due to COVID), but it was noticeable how less attention was paid to our table in comparison to the two tables next to us, which left a sour aftertaste. Hoping that this was a one-off incident, though, and the crowded restaurant shows this place is special.

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vipKevinO
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have tried several times to get a reservation at Giulia and were not successful. We were finally able to get a table and it did not disappoint. Everything about it was fabulous and I can't wait for a return visit.

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FamilyEvent
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Giulia is every bit as good as everyone says it is.

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BobS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was superb. Very highly recommended!

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Sally
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really excellent. Service was knowledgable, pleasant and excellent. I spotted a number of couples who seemed to be having romantic evenings. We were a group of three adults who had a wonderful time there. Though they are busy, we didn't feel rushed at all.

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JulieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! Giulia's never disappoints!

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Irene
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! Would highly recommend for special occasions -- or just a week day night with friends.

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CruzL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not my favorite Italian restaurant in the Boston area.

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vipReviewer
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was very nice, service was great and foot was delicious.

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DeborahS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was superb! the most difficult part is choosing what to eat!

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Diane
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Even our Italian guest was impressed.

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AlKrinkle
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our 6th wedding anniversary. The food and drinks were great and the atmosphere was nice and comfortable!

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vipWorldTraveller
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Giulia's! Swordfish, prosciutto, whole wheat pasta with pesto, burrata salad were outstanding. Our server, Kelly, was exceptional. . We appreciate that they offer specials in additional to their regular menu. Worth the wait for a reservation.

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kjraynor
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came in with very high expectations and Guilia met most of them. The sfizzi and aperitivo courses were amazing. I was expecting more from the taste of the pasta dishes. The pasta was good not amazing and the plates were small for pasta. Overall had a great time but hope the pasta could be better for the hype of the place

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DonnaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious…every dish!

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Jennie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all so welcoming, accommodating, kind, Professional, talented, personable and I could go on and on!! The food was delicious and each dish was gorgeous and delicious too. The hand made buckwheat pasta with chanterelle mushrooms was light, buttery and memorable. The papardalle with wild boar was fragrant, rich, lovely and my boys demolished it!! The appetizers were creative and each one was unique and scrumptious. The restaurant itself is simple but warm and very Italian and beautiful. I have rarely had a better experience and we are hooked for life!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giulia is a hidden gem. The food blew my husband and I away. With every bite we couldn’t stop saying wow. From the bread to the dessert we were nothing short of amazed. Boston has been great but Giulia would 100% be the reason to come back. The staff was very kind and accommodating and made great suggestions (wine & food). This is simply the best Italian food we’ve ever had and it will be hard to go back to NY and have any other.

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Carol
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipROBERT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was very special from concept to execution.
If I was an Michelin inspector, I would easily give it 3 stars: Worth a Special Trip!

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SFFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way! Everything was impeccable.

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JenniferV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! I’ve been here 4 times. First time was in 2017, and the place has never lost its essence. Food is amazing. This restaurant is a MUST!

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NMcB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Yes, it is pricier but you get what you pay for and this place DELIVERS. Highly reccomend!

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Larry
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu is interesting and inventful. Started with super delicious sourdough bread and it was fresh, warm and delicious. The appetizers were great; chicken liver crostini and beets salad. However, the pastas were a bit disappointing . The agniolini with chanterelles was perfection but the papardelle with boar was fair. The tagliatelle was salty but okay

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JackS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious and the service was excellent. This has been our consistent experience at Giuliano Restaurant - that's why it is our favorite restaurant in the Boston area.

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Grateful
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food as always. The chefs at Giulia are masters of tact. They handle ingredients with great sensitivity and judgment. You really can't go wrong here. And the service was friendly and extremely helpful. We have a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. The best Italian in Boston!

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Dave
New England
56 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

touched all the right bases with superb skill - it doesn't get better than this! Particularly well suited to lovers of Italian food

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AnhN
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ingredients were amazing paired together that taste delicious

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vipcody
New England
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about Giulia !!!! It is one of my favorite restaurants!!!!!

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vipWorldTraveller
New England
56 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience on Giulia's outdoor patio was amazing! This was our first time dining there and food, service, and ambience all exceeded expectations. Our server was super friendly and her knowledge of the food and drinks offerings was impressive. She helped make our experience very enjoyable! The food is some of the best in the Boston area. Definitely try the prosciutto with figs, which was unique and delicious. The chicken, bass and pasta special could not have been better. We highly recommend Giulia and will return.

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Squerly16
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. Wonderful for a special celebration and always something new and creative to try.

FAQs

Giulia Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1308 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.