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Giulia Restaurant

4.8
842 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Giulia is a chef-owned Italian restaurant located between Harvard and Porter Squares in Cambridge. This is the first restaurant of award-winning Chef Michael Pagliarini. Our focus is on inspired food and great service with true Italian vigor. We put a particular focus on our hand-crafted pastas, made each day on our custom-built chef"s table adjacent to the open kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 441-2800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Pagliarini
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Harvard Square and Porter Square T stops
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 842 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was delicious and efficient. Our waiter was incredible knowledgeable and attentive! Great night. Can’t wait to go back soon.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

What a lovely restaurant, amazing food and very friendly waitress

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food at Giulia is always spectacularly good. The service is friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. There’s just a really good vibe at this restaurant. One almost understands why it is SO hard to get reservations!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The bagna cauda and the pasta were both remarkable--I can't imagine better versions of either (even in Italy).

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everything about our experience was great! The service was engaging and helpful - and every recommended bite was incredible!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Giulia is booked every day with all reasonable times taken for a month, but I understand why. I stayed up past midnight to wait for the 30 day booking window to open up so I could get a 7:30 reservation and it was worth the effort. It reminds me of being back in Italy with the care and attention to detail in the fresh food. We ordered the staple homemade pasta dishes and were not disappointed. The pappardelle with wild boar was insanely delicious. At a foodie place like this where the staff can tell you the unique story behind a dessert wine, there are no wrong choices - just take a leap of faith and try something new, fun and different!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Had a truly delicious meal at Giulia the other night. Can’t wait to go back. The place was hopping on a Tuesday night. Clearly a popular spot!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Amazing food and fabulous service. Our window seat was a little hot and stuffy due to the weather and lack of breeze from air con but we made due. Overall had an amazing time

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

As always, we had another great meal at Giulia's! LOVE the food!!

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Ordered two dishes - one (boar pappardelle) was fantastic, the other was good but not amazing. The papparadelle dish has a great depth of flavor to it -- apparently is a favorite there so I am probably not telling anyone anything that isn't well known.

I would definitely give this place a try if you are in the area.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Everything was wonderful! The service was stellar, everyone was perfectly attentive and warm. The Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairings is the way to go!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Service, food, and wine were all great. Our server was awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Knowledgeable wait staff, awesome cocktails, food that is no less than divine. Fresh, creative, inspired, serious. Lavender panna cotta dessert still memorable. If it were easier to get in and money were no object, I might have a problem.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Delicious food with amazing service! The pasta was some of the best I’ve ever had. Don’t miss out on dinning here!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My favorite restaurant never disappoints!!!!!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Very very tasty food presented nicely. There are many creative takes on standard dishes, using seasonal elements that stand out. Would have given it a five except it's noisy and there were a few things that didn't quite make the mark, most notably the lamb sausage (delicious) with risotto (overcooked and pasty) and the chocolate dessert (great ice cream and biscotti but the cake was too sweet and the caramel cloying).

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

One of our favorites.
Had the Grilled octopus appetizer and Papadelle with wild boar for entree, both outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Just phenomenal. After hearing all the buzz I was not disappointed and neither will you! Best pasta I’ve ever had and the best meal of the year easily. Not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

One of the best meals we've had in the Boston area in many years. Creative, inventive dishes, which were all delicious. Outstanding service, as well.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Birthday. Table for 2.

Service was good. Drinks were very good. Food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had been trying to get to Giulia for several months -- it was well worth the wait. Everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Highly recommend! Cute space, good wine, fabulous food!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We came here for a date and ordered off the regular menu. Our favorites dishes were the chicken liver crostini and creamy white corn polenta antipasti. Our server Jessica S was so friendly and helpful. She really added positively to our experience. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always consistent quality, creative takes on standards, best manhattans 😀

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was terrific and our server was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent!!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The restaurant was dirty (stale bread and receipts on the floot) and the service was slow.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Not a first time! superb pasta. Attentive staff. Deeply satisfying dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

It was hard to find a reservation here so I was ready to think it was over-hyped, but we had a great meal. The tasting menu was a great value and each course was interesting and well-executed. I was especially impressed at how unpretentious yet incredibly helpful the staff were. They went out of their way to make dining there feel personal and were very accommodating to any dietary requests.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Giulia's was a great experience! The food was so good, even the vegan options were delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and helped make the restaurant experience excellent. I recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants fresh Italian food!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What a wonderful restaurant! Delicious food, and everyone cares about the food! Helpful staff to help you choose. Flavors to remember!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Very very good pasta dishes

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We had never been to Giulia's and we received a gift certificate for Christmas so we finally went.
It was delicious and the place has a very nice ambience. For, me, having a daughter and friend who are gluten free and a husband who is type 2 diabetic, we felt that many items were served with or on crostini. I'd like to see them expand their menu to include more offerings in the appetizers (all of which were delicious) and main courses that people can choose if they are looking for delicious fare that is low on carbs. Still the ambience, service and food was excellent. I recommend Giulia's!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I could not compliment this place more! The only possible complaint is that it is so popular so their phone line is always busy, but the experience was wonderful! I went with 4 other friends and every item we had was wonderful. Everyone said that Giulia is now a new favorite restaurant at the end of the night. Don’t miss the desserts! They are totally worth the cost (and I usually don’t think $8-$10 desserts are worth it). They threw in an extra dessert for our party and it may have been the best one!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Overhyped and overpriced. The food was elaborate but poorly executed (one dish was very salty, another was extremely sour, etc). The only good part was the dessert, though I'm not a dessert person.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Went a few years ago and loved it then. Have had a hard time getting back there because it's tough to get a reservation but I think this place is worth it. Took a friend (who is vegetarian) for her birthday and at first glance the menu didn't offer that many vegetarian dishes. But when we asked the waitperson, many items could be prepared without meat so my friend was more than satisfied with the choice. We each had a nice glass of wine and shared a bean puree appetizer that was beautifully prepared and luscious, served with grilled homemade bread. We each had a pasta dish, I the pappardelle and she the agnolotti and they both were excellent. Topped this off with the chocolate terrine - again a shared dessert, and just terrific. Will hunt for reservations and get them when I can.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Fantastic food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The four of us ordered the 5-course tasting menu to celebrate a birthday. We had a fantastic evening, and our dinner was absolutely fabulous! Thank you, Giulia!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pretty overrated. Food was B/B+, service friendly but unsophisticated and somewhat juvenile. Average value for the price, if you are looking to explore Boston fine dining try others first.

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