Giulia Restaurant

4.9
1260 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 1260 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenS
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Our server was so knowledgeable and so helpful!

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richards
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

never disappoints. Great food and excellent service.

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vipStevenWard
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way. Pasta was incredible

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BethG
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Giulia. Great ingredients prepared with real skill and care, and the staff are attentive without being pushy or intrusive.

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MaryAnnB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really different menu, a lot of pasta but with a lot of unusual Ingredients. Papperdelle with wild boar was excellent.

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DARCY
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always amazing but I especially loved the dessert snd wild boar is always excellent!

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MelMont
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Worth many returns.

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vipHH01
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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JeanineA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and helpful. Amazing, creative and tasty dishes. Just perfect for a special birthday celebration. The bartender was very helpful in selecting the right wine to have with our meal. Would definitely do it again the next time we are in Cambridge.

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Fran
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had an amazing five course meal (we shared most courses as we wouldn’t have been able to make it through otherwise). The wait staff were incredibly attentive and personal. The food was amazing from the bread they gave you to start through the appetizers, starters, beautiful house made pasta, amazing meat dish, and the most amazing cheesecake I’ve ever had. It was a splurge celebration meal for us for two that came to $200. We shared most courses but had our own pasta and dessert dishes. We had a glass of Prosecco and a cocktail each. Would very much recommend!

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vipCoralie
New England
48 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice diner at Giulia's. The bread they brought was a nice warm sourdough slices. We also ordered some focaccia and although it was very tasty, it was the same bread they had just brought us, so not quite the traditional focaccia we had in mind. The pasta was delicious and we were able to substitute the bigoli for the papardelle, which were served with a wild boar sauce, delicious although slightly salty to my taste. Apparently the lamb sausages were very tasty too. The hazelnut ice cream was to die for.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to any Italian food lover.

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TimothyB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good, delicious, comforting, interesting food and drinks. Great service and value. Every piece of the meal was extremely well thought-out. One of the best meals that I've had in a long time.

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vipEmmylounyc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bread, amazing pasta, truly incredible food.

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Dnar91
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The boar pasta was AMAZING, but you can’t go wrong with anything you order here.

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Globil
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The food is amazing and the cocktails are also very good

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

All of the food and cocktails were exceptional. Such a thoughtfully curated menu. Great Italian, small-plate fare for sharing! Will definitely return.

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vipEllenG
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful meal, as always 😋. SO GLAD to be back!!

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Tmini
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Cambridge (and Boston)
Creative and different dishes, homemade pastas are interesting grains and shapes and sizes with creative mix of vegetarian, meat and fish options available. Cocktails were fantastic. We sat outside on a cool evening and it was perfect fine dining despite being on Mass Ave. Service was perfect too.

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JohnW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, in particular, the pastas. The bucatini all'amatriciana was outstanding--second to none.

The appetizer special--grilled oysters--was excellent. The secondi--scallops--- was also noteworthy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, they are professional and serve great quality foods.
They always makes me and my guest happier 😉

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Jilly
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always interesting food. One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Boston.

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LaureenF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is beyond ...
The compilation, the way the entities on plate are paired, the quality, the presentation...fabulous!

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Wonderful
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants around Boston.

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FrequentDiner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, wonderful service. Felt so wonderful to have a great restaurant meal.

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vipCooksnightout
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal. Semolina cakes to start, prosciutto with pears and Parmesan, the boar pasta and the ramp pesto pasta, and pistachio gelato for dessert.
Our waiter was attentive and helped us to pick out a lighter pasta to complement the heavier boar dish.
All the dishes were flavorful and delicious.
We will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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Leonardo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and service as usual! Loved it and glad to have gone back after a tough year!
Grazie Mille

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vipMeredithS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Guilia! Neighborhood treat! Delicious Food. Thank you!

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Doctorj
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giulia's is an upscale Italian menu with a very diverse, interesting menu. The food was all excellent

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vipRenel
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The outdoor seating is not the best, but still better than not dining out!

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vipfoody
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. Very reliable and right now booking is easy

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Bingley
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, the ambiance pleasant. Plexiglass sheets between tables. Outside dining possible. Highly recommended.

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Monica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both great. Lovely night spent.

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MICHAELR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing good with great service. highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating vaccination!

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vipJosh
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great service, lovely atmosphere, & the food and drinks lived up to the hype. Very hard to get a reservation, but it’s well worth it! Will return.

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vipK123
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food never disappoints. I had a heavenly pasta dish—soft pasta pillows stuffed with potato and fish all in a light curry sauce. One of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had

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SDEG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giulia is my favorite restaurant. The menu is always interesting, the selection and flavors wonderful from sfizzi to dolce. Small and intimate, I give it my highest recommendation.

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Extraordinary
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Prices seemed high but I’m not a city girl so probably just my own naïveté about the reality of city life.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining during covid can be nerve wracking but seating was very limited and outdoor dining was available. Food was great, we had the following:

Semolina Cakes - Ok, not worth the price, but good
Nostrale - Amazing
Bucatini All’amatriciana - Can’t go wrong with this
Pappardelle with Wild Boar - The perfect bite when you have a bit of every component
Lamb Sausage with Broccoli Rabe - Delicious
Mascarpone Cheesecake with Citrus Caramel - We were torn about this, we agreed to say this was ok

FAQs

Giulia Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1260 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.