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Geppetto, Cambridge, MA
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Geppetto

4.5
4.5
44 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Drawing from his love of Northern Italian food, Chef Gilson will bring the flavors and feasts from Italy to our modern, dinner only restaurant. Ingredients of the dishes will highlight the farms, fishers, and foragers of New England. Guests can dine on composed platters of cheese, cured meats, and small bites to start their meal. Housemade pastas, local seafood, and fresh butchered meats will be the highlight of an evening at Geppetto - all concluded by desserts from one of the city’s leading pastry chefs, Brian Mercury.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 945-1349

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Will Gilson

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    2-hour parking is available in front of 222 Jacobs Street every day.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    we encourage public transportation via the MBTA (we’re next to Lechmere for the Green Line and a short walk from Community College on the Orange Line) or ride-shares. Further away but 5-min walk is the Cambridge Municipal First Street Garage, enter off Spring Street and First Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $90.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day at Geppetto! Featuring a 5 course dinner from Chef Will Gilson + team. first course shrimp scampi with garlic, lemon, parsley or fried artichokes with eggplant, arugula, parmesan second course little gem salad with fennel, pecorino toscano, black truffle vinaigrette or burrata caponata with endive, hazelnuts, basil third course gnocchi with taleggio fonduta, marjoram, wild mushrooms or pappardelle with wild boar ragu, pecorino, thyme fourth course balsamic-glazed short rib with parsnip polenta, greens, roasted peppers or seared scallops with celery root, salsa verde, spiced carrots dessert chocolat raspberry eclair or strawberry + passion fruit swirl sorbet
  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    $90.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 10 - Feb 11, 2023
    Celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend at Geppetto, featuring a 5 course dinner from Chef Will Gilson + team. first course shrimp scampi with garlic, lemon, parsley or fried artichokes with eggplant, arugula, parmesan second course little gem salad with fennel, pecorino toscano, black truffle vinaigrette or burrata caponata with endive, hazelnuts, basil third course gnocchi with taleggio fonduta, marjoram, wild mushrooms or pappardelle with wild boar ragu, pecorino, thyme fourth course balsamic-glazed short rib with parsnip polenta, greens, roasted peppers or seared scallops with celery root, salsa verde, spiced carrots dessert chocolat raspberry eclair or strawberry + passion fruit swirl sorbet

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CR

    CarloR

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I really wanted to like this place! When I made my reservation, I noted that it was our anniversary and no one at the restaurant acknowledged it. We asked if we could go up to the bar to get a drink while we were waiting and we were told that we couldn’t because the bar was full. After watching four or five people come downstairs from the bar we decided to venture upstairs to see if there was any space to grab a drink. When we came back downstairs, the hostess made a snide joke about us sneaking passed her to go upstairs. I didn’t know it was against the rules to check out the bar upstairs. Our waitress was not friendly and ,frankly, rude. When I asked about ordering a drink that wasn’t on the cocktail menu, we received a curt and unfriendly response. Before I could change my mind and order something off the cocktail list, our waitress walked away without saying anything, and never returned to ask what we would like from the drink menu. When our appetizers arrived at our table, we had still not yet been asked if we would like a drink, so I asked the person who was bringing our food to the table if we could order a drink as well. Finally, we got our drinks(which were fantastic). The food was OK. The service was poor and I don’t think I will be going back there.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ari provided us with excellent service. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and did things before we had a chance to ask. The food tasted incredible and the menu is unique!
  3. NC

    NicoleC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were incredible! Service was great, extremely friendly staff. Great vibe overall!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was “different” in the best sense of the word. Every dish was superb. The pasta with shredded lamb was as unusually fabulous. And the dessert was an aesthetic masterpiece that easily fed 4 adults.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was fine, nothing extraordinary.
  6. R

    Rose

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Service was excellent but the food was not worth the price.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I went on NYE and the food pre fix menu was incredibly awful and over priced. The entire dinner excluding drinks was $250 and we paid an additional $130 of that for just wine/cocktails making the dinner total close to $400. The dishes were subpar and lacked creativity. My significant other and I chose different dishes to try a wide variety and not one dish impressed either of us or even got a basic “this is good comment.” Just another basic restaurant awfully executing their own “twist” of Italian cuisine. Waiters were inattentive probably due to the fact gratuity was prepaid. Would never go here again.
  8. KP

    KPET

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We dined on NYE from the fixed menu. The options were pretty good and I appreciated their willingness to adjust the offerings for my dietary restrictions. Really well handled. The food though was rather bland and I felt neglected by the server and unable to get another drink. I’d try them one more time since it was NYE and not a typical night.
  9. s

    springs

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely outstanding dining experience! From service to food to ambiance. We enjoyed it thoroughly.
  10. EN

    ElizabethN

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Loved the whole experience. Will definitely go back.
  11. S

    Susan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking forward to returning to The Feast of Seven Fishes in 2023! Each course was a seafood lover's delight, and the service was impeccable! We have been extolling our praises for Geppetto!
  12. J

    Jose

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Wait staff was very attentive. Not sure if the swordfish was cooked all the way through though
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, thoughtfully put together dishes. Wonderful dessert. Excellent dinner.
  14. JL

    JanisL

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was fine. Good was mediocre.
  15. L

    Liz19

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had an amazing dinner and service was very good! We will return very soon!
  16. E

    Electra

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    2 of us had the rigatoni bolognese , one had the boar bolognese & one had the gnocchi. The gnocchi was the best. The bolognese dishes were average & the pasta was not light & delicate for homemade pasta. It should be mentioned that the pork bolognese had no tomato sauce . The chopped salad was delicious & the special dessert was outstanding! Our waiter was gracious & professional. The host with the sloppy flannel shirt does not add to the ambiance of fine dining .
  17. JA

    JeffAnderson77

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all around. Chef Will and the team have put together an incredibly well-rounded dining experience. Service impeccable, food outstanding, drink menu concentrated and well thought out. 5 stars!
  18. C

    Connor

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pastas are very good, pull apart bread was also very good
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant this year! Food and service is phenomenal. Their desserts are some of the best I’ve had in Boston.
  20. S

    Saltandsand4

    New England

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect addition to the neighborhood.
  21. L

    Lola

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Hostess and servers were so welcoming and attentive. The pull apart garlic bread is divine! The pumpkin agnolotti and ricotta gnocchi were amazing. They surprised my son with cherry sorbetto for his birthday. Parking was a bit tricky, but the food and service made it worth the trouble. What a lovely dining experience. We will definitely return!
  22. DL

    DavidL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Great selection. Properly timed service of each course. The bread, appetizers and pasta dishes were especially wonderful.
  23. KH

    KrystenH

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience here was amazing! The service and food was so good.
  24. H

    Heidi

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The endive Caesar salad was to die for. So was the fried mozarella.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our engagement at Geppetto and will be coming back forever! The lobster arrabiatta and the wild mushroom bruschetta were both incredible! The service was great as always.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great 1st experience to this restaurant. Loved the host! I didn’t catch his name. He was very friendly and courteous and escorted us to our table. Alexander in particular was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to interact with. Food was alright but service was top notch. Will definitely return to try the other items on the menu.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was alright, no full bar. Space is pretty small
  28. SL

    SamanthaL

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Not impressed. The Lexington upstairs is better value for the cost. I'd much rather spend my $ at Giulia for fine dining Italian. We were impressed with the cocktails and the grilled octopus appetizer but nothing else. We asked for a dry wine and were served a fruity one. Service was average.
  29. S

    Saltandsand4

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect neighborhood gem.
  30. N

    Nomie

    New England

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Crudos were excellent as was octopus and spaghetti fra diavolo. The swordfish presentation on a skewer was great, made sharing so much easier. Wine pours were a bit skimpy for the price but overall a good experience.
  31. K

    Kristy

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was decent. Portions are reasonable. Fresh ingredients. Like the atmosphere.
  32. b

    benv

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience at Geppetto. Service from our waiter Ari was perfectly attentive and friendly. The octopus appetizer was superb - crisp on the outside and perfectly tender. The standouts here are the pastas. Made in house, perfectly al dente, and the sauces are spot on. The ambiance is amazing and the wine list is extremely well curated. Highly recommend for practically any type of occasion.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Geppetto is truly and underrated spot in Boston. From the food to the service everything is top notch. Highly recommend.
  34. PG

    PaulaG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Endive salad was delicious. I had the spaghetti and it was flavorless. A couple next to me had one great lamb dish and one just so so. The front door staff were great. Friendly and welcoming. There are so many great restaurants that Geppettos needs to up their flavors.
  35. EO

    EmilyO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I brought my sister here for dinner and we had a great time. The food was great, the wait staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a great time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was amazing!!
  37. MG

    MedfordGirl

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Excellent service and beautiful design/decor, however the menus and table were dirty and the food was very disappointing.
  38. DG

    DianeG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is inventive without being eccentric. The service is cordial without being intrusive. If a special dessert is offered on the weekend, be sure to try it-we we’re all very pleased.
  39. U

    Unhappy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    it was loud and ridiculously expensive for the price
  40. BF

    BosFoodie

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The savory food was a bit off; steak was super chewy, pasta was super bitter, Arancini was gummy. Dessert was excellent though. Overall a bit disappointing.

FAQs

Geppetto is rated 4.5 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Geppetto

100 N First St, Cambridge, MA 02141

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2-hour parking is available in front of 222 Jacobs Street every day.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    we encourage public transportation via the MBTA (we’re next to Lechmere for the Green Line and a short walk from Community College on the Orange Line) or ride-shares. Further away but 5-min walk is the Cambridge Municipal First Street Garage, enter off Spring Street and First Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Will Gilson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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