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Bambara presents Capalbo’s, Italian Eatery Pop-up

4.6
954 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Bambara Kitchen & Bar presents Capalbo's, an Italian Eatery Pop-up!

Chef David “Baz” Bazirgan has cooked up a cozy, hearty Italian pop-up restaurant that will take over Bambara’s menu through year-end with soul-warming, comforting recipes that taste like home.

Capalbo’s Italian pop-up menu is available seven nights a weeks for patio and in-restaurant dining (take-out and delivery available as well!)

Our outdoor seating is located in the private courtyard of the Hotel Marlowe. There is limited seating by heaters as well as freshly laundered blankets to keep you warm into the fall.

Reservations are recommended. Contactless ordering & payments are available.

When you arrive for your reservation please check in at the Bambara Bar to be directed to your table.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 954 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bambara is now doing a pop up in its restaurant called Capalbos and it is absolutely delicious! My party and I didn’t have one complaint and we all would highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be going back again real soon!!

Bambara presents Capalbo’s, Italian Eatery Pop-up
Responded 2 days ago

So appreciated! Thanks for the great review. Cant wait to see you again- Chef Baz

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ALEXL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian that I have ever had. Great service, more people need to know about this great spot.

Bambara presents Capalbo’s, Italian Eatery Pop-up
Responded 2 days ago

Wow what and incredible review! We are so grateful. Hope to see you again soon! -Chef Baz

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I loved this place. The food was excellent! The pork chop was insanely good, with everything else closely behind it! For those concerned about covid exposure, they were extra diligent with plenty of well spaced seating both inside and outside. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Annuversary

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JesseK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, well spaced tables, friendly service, recommended.

JB
vipJuliaB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread and honey butter was amazing. Ended up ordering 2

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MargieW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Loved the abbreviated menu. Loved the hummus. Loved eating outside.

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AbbyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bambara’s staff took great care to provide a safe outdoor dining experience during COVID - the tables were far apart, they limited the number people, and provided a QR code at the table so all ordering could be done virtually if desired (they also had a full service option). As always, the food and drinks were really well done and delicious. I was happy to be back at this favorite neighborhood spot!

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BenS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Overall very good value for money - food was great for the price. However the outside tables are in a courtyard at the back where cars come in to the hotel. Sort of felt like you were eating in a garage.

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sTEEVEE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were looking for an outdoor eating opportunity for Saturday night dinner. We were referred to Bambara by our gourmand and exquisitely tasteful grandson. We implicitly trust his food sensibilities, so off we went after making a reservation, never expecting the gustatory celebration that was to follow.

It was a great surprise to experience one of the best meals we have dined on here in our fair city. And the truly remarkable fact is that for whatever the reason it was one of the most reasonably priced meals we have experienced in Boston - and we dine out not infrequently. We echo Ted Weesner's 2017 Boston Globe review: our dining experience was at the hands of a master chef.

We started with one of the real standouts in the white wine category, a glass of J. Lohr Chardonnay, a fine, well-oaked yet buttery selection chilled to perfection. This was followed by the Choereg bread loaf with honey butter, a sophisticated take on a traditional Armenian Easter bread. Soft, succulent, delightful.

We eschewed any further appetizer distractions and went right to the main courses - an order of the House made Fusilli and the Kutobuta Pork Chop. The pesto and pecorino infused fusilli with snap peas and asparagus was zesty, rich, and complex, and completely enjoyable. The pork chop was thoughtfully complemented to the rich yet not overbearing spicing of the pork.

The sole desert offering, the apricot tart, needed no competition. It was perhaps the best part of the meal. Of course I have a serious sweet tooth, so from that standpoint I am biased.

While we hate like hell to give away our secrets, it is one we simply could not keep to ourselves. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did...we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and quick, friendly service. Nice ambiance too!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a picky 9 Year old eater who glanced at the child menu and took my menu from me. She absolutely loved the hanger steak which was made perfectly medium rare to her liking. The roasted broccolini was just like it would have been served at home as well.

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xander
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world! Service was quick and friendly, less crowded than expected which meant we received a lot of attention. Would dine again.

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vipPerky
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent scallop entree and lovely drink that had Cuban in the name. Great service. Would definitely go again!

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MarkD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Based on Internet reviews we expected better. The menu we were offered did not correspond at all to any of the online menus. We ordered a breakfast taco and it was relatively tasteless. It took 20 minutes for us to get our coffee and the appetizer that I ordered of pumpkin bread came out with the meal. Very disappointing. We will not be going back.

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BenR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for brunch, but I’m guessing any meal here is good based on my brunch experience. Had the chorizo tacos which were amazing and just enough portion wise.

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vipBeauport
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a work lunch. Good selection, expedited service if needed but also not rushed if business discussion requires.

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jnbcambridge
New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been to Bambara many times however they need to upgrade the table height and seating in the booths.

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vipJackieE
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food we got was delicous, they even made some changes for us to get what we wanted. Highly recommend you will love it!!!

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Vivian
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received a warm welcome on New Year's Eve. The menu was great and
provided a variety of choices for my vegan friends!! We were sat at a lovely
table towards the back so we could hear one another!! Always a plus. The
waiter was excellent! Attentive and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AlexandraL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, just pricey! Would go back if we were staying at the hotel or convenient to our plans.

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vip124C41
New England
64 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hotel restaurant, less costly than many restaurants in the area. The only negative is the less than exciting interior.

JC
vipJamesC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and interesting Mediterranean flavors in every dish

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vipZelda
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch! Food was delicious! Ricotta pancakes were outstanding! Great service and quiet atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I went there for a little birthday celebration. The dishes were great all across the table and we left satisfied. Just wish server were around more often for orders.

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TeriS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We must have been there on an off night. Our order was messed up from the get go; food we did not order kept being delivered; we said we did not order it, and were told we did... and our dinners arrived after an hour and a quarter, and one at a time. Our waiter came and asked how everything was, with one member of our party with no dinner in front f her, so... not so great was my answer. Everything was tasty, but really, the entire service was disoriented and disorienting, conversations kept being disrupted to correct the order, repeat ourselves, ask for the food we did order. Everyone in our party was in a go with the flow place, so we were OK, but really, it was not the relaxing celebratory dinner we were anticipating. Good food and vibe, but service... uh, no.

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vipEllenS
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bamabara is a lovely restaurant in the Kimpton hotel Cambridgeside. Very nice severs. Ate lunch and dinner here, very tasty.

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vipMichaelS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The duck confit hash was good for brunch, but they close early at 2pm and have no espresso :(

CA
ChristinaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was attentive and food was delicious. Too expensive for everyday lunch but it was a nice place for a celebratory lunch with co-workers.

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DanielleA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We met out-of-town friends here for dinner because they were staying in the hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised by the food. It was excellent. Restaurant was very quiet, amd it was a perfect place to share a meal and talk.

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Lstarrh
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a quick bite before heading out to a concert in Boston. The food here is really nice. They change the menu seasonally but some of the regular items stay. The chef also is really good about accommodating food sensitivities.

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vipViktorP
Lincolnshire
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little find. I have been here few times now. I especially love their breakfast. My only wish that menu would have slightly larger selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Host wasnt quick. Food was cold. No one wanted to serve us. Took multiple times asking different ppl to attend to our needs. Not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was slow. It was booked two month ago for Birthday dinner. They did not acknowledge it until I pointed out.

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RebeccaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was good and the people we worked with were better! :) Thank you so much for hosting us!

Some feedback:
-A gluten-free menu would be highly apricated.
-The burger was really greasy? (It was dripping a lot and folks had to cut it with a fork and a knife. )

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vipSherrodP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is WONDERFUL. What a gem

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RocioD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They are quite slow

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vipTrish
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Pasta was way too sweet

FAQs

Bambara presents Capalbo’s, Italian Eatery Pop-up does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Bambara presents Capalbo’s, Italian Eatery Pop-up also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 868-4444.

Bambara presents Capalbo’s, Italian Eatery Pop-up is rated 4.6 stars by 954 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.