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Giulia Restaurant

4.7
802 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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Public transit
Harvard Square and Porter Square T stops
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 802 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Fantastic food and service.

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Blah (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Dublin)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Did not appreciate a pre fix menu without options to choose from the main menu. Wish we had known ahead of time. Very expensive ! I love this place but will not be going on special occasions again if forced to order from a fixed high priced menu.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The flounder really should have been deboned. The fish was very large and dealing with the bones was awkward and made a mess of the dish such that the presentation was compromised.

The board head was excellent.

Cumulatively, the dishes were all very rich, and I wish the waitress had steered us to some lighter fare

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good italian food, but I don't understand the hype. It's good but not better than many other Cambridge restaurants. Yet, I had to reserve about 30 days in advance to be sure we got a seat. crazy.

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vipcody (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Giulia is hands down my favorite restaurant!!!! Every time we are lucky enough to get a reservation We always have a memorable experience!!!!

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StevenC (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This restaurant was at 90% capacity on a Monday night, a sign of a loyal clientele.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Honestly, I’ve heard so much about this place, and given how hard it is to get a reservation, I assumed this would be one of the best places in Boston. While the service and ambiance was great, the food is not good. Not worth it at all. Won’t be going back. Started with the semolina cakes, which are apparently famous there. They were super average. We also got the salt cod which was gross. Entrees were a pasta, which was terrible, and the flounder which was doused in an extremely sweet Hawaiian tasting sauce. The best part of the meal was the kale side, which was sautéed kale with olive oil. For dessert we got almond cake and a Chocolate thing. Almond cake was very dry and chocolate thing was decent. My wife loves dessert (especially anything almond) and was really angry she wasted the calories.

There are so many better places to go if you are looking for a good or even decent meal. I’m really disappointed, I’ve heard this place was so good, but it is not. At all.

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bdaycelebration (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Was great! One of the best italian meals (esp pasta) I’ve had whe living in Boston. Great service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Felt rushed by server

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The wait to get a table at Giulia is worth it. Excellent service from Kerry-she answered all of our questions and even suggested a delicious wine to drink at dinner. Food is very delicious and it is the perfect portion! The drinks are absolutely delicious as well. You can't go wrong by dining at Giulia!

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vipSaltimissmo (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Overpriced and underwhelmed. Too much fat -butter, cream & cheese -- anyone can make food taste good that way - but it's heavy and unhealthy. Their fare pales beside the great taste yet lighter sauces that we ate in Italy.

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vipTomD (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I dined with my family which is a group of 4. We shared 2 appetizers and each tried one another's dishes. Overall the food was mediocre at best. Some of the dishes tasted outright bad and others were pretty good, but nothing about it was exceptionally good. I kind of expected more so it was a disappointment and I don't think we'll come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Lovely evening all around everything was exceptional. A really special evening

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Finally made it here after trying to go a year before for my birthday and I was not disappointed. The pasta was great and the portion sizes are just enough to leaving you feeling satisfied, but not stuffed. Great ambiance and service too!

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Phil (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

WORTH THE HYPE. We had an amazing meal with an amazing server, great specials, and a wonderful evening. Fully lives up to its hard-to-attain reservation status.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

My group enjoyed our drinks, wine, appetizers, small plates, and dessert but the entrees were way below our expectations and quite off the mark from everything else we dined on. I was told this was 'the' restaurant in Cambridge but it missed the mark for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Creative tasteful and varied menu, well executed, with pleasant staff. Great good but with causal ambiance.

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vipOut4dinner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Exceptional dining experience!

My sweet potato agnolotti was to die for!
My husband loved his octopus and squid dish.
Can't wait to go back!

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vipAtmosphere (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Once again this gem exceeded expectations. We came for a birthday celebration, which they observed without creating a huge fuss--just perfect. Our meals were extraordinary. I am vegetarian, but no one else in our party is, which means we need both good veg options and your usual meat eater delights. Everything was spot on from the wine to the appetizers all the way to the exceptional desserts. Service is low key, attentive but not intrusive. It's hard to maintain excellence over time, but they are doing it. We were there on one of this winter's coldest nights, and frankly were concerned it might be cold. It was both literally and figuratively warm inside.

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