Giulia Restaurant

4.9
1243 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 1243 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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JohnW
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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LaureenF
New England
4 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
43 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.

MI
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
12 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
20 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
1 review
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
1 review
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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Service was excellent!! Highly recommend!!

JM
vipJuliaM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, fresh and local ingredients, always amazed by the quality at Giulia! Can't wait to go back!

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Augustin
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Best food and drinks I’ve had in the Cambridge area

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tntn
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food was fresh and delicious. Menu was changed often. Great ambience.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful dinner I have had in over a year!

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viprodneyg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Boston. As always a great treat.

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luisalo
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent!! Server was really nice and food was delicious!! Thank you

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MDouble
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kelly was FANTASTIC and her recommendations were spot on! The food was superb and ambiance was perfect for celebrating an anniversary. We will definitely visit again!

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BostonFoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, friendly and engaged staff made the night extra special. Food is exceptional as always, this has been our go to spot for special occasions for the last three years and never disappoints!

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LaurieG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine. Fresh past, well balanced menu, beautiful flavors!

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vipEduardoC
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at Giulia. Courtney and the team did an amazing job and with all the restrictions it was our best meal ever there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday dinner on a Monday at 6. We tried everything on the menu. The service and food - AMAZING. Highly recommend going. Tip generously ... local restaurants need our support or post pandemic we will only have chain restaurants with average food.

Giula is extraordinary. Will be back.

BH
BeccaH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu! It was a great time with friends!

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DaveP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the hype. And $400 bill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food + service. Felt safe in the covid enviornment

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MBCamb
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Given Covid, our time to dine was limited and duly noted upon sitting. Under normal circumstances, we would have considered the constant reminders to be rude. During Covid times, understandable but still unpleasant to be rushed to vacate our table. The numerous reminders were not necessary, particularly starting soon after we ordered our first course. Food was lovely. We'll wait until Covid is under control before returning.

FAQs

Giulia Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1243 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.