Pammy's

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1054 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Pammy’s is a New American restaurant inspired by the feel of an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Perched between Cambridge’s Central and Harvard Squares, Pammy’s is a cozy yet sophisticated neighborhood destination. For husband and wife team Chris and Pam Willis, who live right up the street, Pammy’s is an extension of their living room. They’ve brought together their love of great food, easy hospitality and chic vibe to create a lively space that is welcoming to all looking for a memorable meal. With dishes that lean heavily on Italian flavors but are not restricted by any rules of the cuisine, the food is unpretentious and delicious. A dual-opening fireplace wrapped in white ceramic, an oversized salvaged communal table designed for side-by-side dining and rich leather banquets are just some of the design elements that make up Pammy’s charm.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come ring in the New Year at Pammy's! For NYE we are offering a 4-course Pre Fixe menu for $85 per person with optional wine pairings for $45. Dietary restrictions? Fear not, there will be choices for each course. Celebrate the waning hours of 2019 with us at Pammy's and start 2020 off with a bang!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1054 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time here and I was celebrating with a friend. Did not know what to expect so I was pleasantly surprised.
The tall drink of water (our waiter) was super nice and friendly with out overdoing it.
I never felt rushed or uncomfortable at the "family" table.
Noise level was reasonable for such a large room and we could converse with ease.
My glass of wine was perfect with the delicious beautifully seasoned pork chop. Bread was fresh along with the premium olive oil.
Other pleasant things like removing our plates when done, refolding our napkins and wiping the table of crumbs all added to the nice atmosphere.
Overall a great evening. I would definitely recommend Pammys for any occasion.

W
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pammy's is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston, the food and ambiance is great. The menu changes seasonally and always features exquisite items. Love the communal table as well!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, and

RH
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We've had better meals at Pammy's. The ambiance is always great, but this time the service was a bit lackluster. The waiter didn't ask me how I wanted my chop cooked or tell me what the chef recommended - or even what the default was. It arrived uncooked (as in: gelatinous inside so less than rare). When I asked that they cook it more, he still didn't ask how I wanted it; it was returned "medium well" (according to the server) but was really only medium.

N
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great ambiance.. awesome service. Food is fancy but good if you’re a foodie. Lights are too dim so hard to read menus. Space is really tight so every time a server walked passed, they bumped into my chair. Got a bit annoying after the 8th time! Gotta train the staff a bit.

s
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Wonderful service and a great staff!

DK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get the barrata and bolognese!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful waiters; lovely ambience, very romantic.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the best restaurant in Boston!

JF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around
A little too noisy for intimate conversation but overall excellent

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED it!! Fabulous interesting dishes, warm atmosphere. Met the owner and she was lovely.

KS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always — superb food, attentive but not annoying service, hip but lovely atmosphere — but wow, is it loud.

TR
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Communal Seating was nice, Very busy restaurant and loud- deafening. Food was great Service good but a little slow. Younger hip crowd. Overall, great dining. Would return/recommend

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pammy’s is always a great culinary experience and I sincerely like the waiters who are very attentive and seem to be around for long... keep up the good work, my favorite spot in my hometown

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the little things about Pammy’s that keep me coming back. The bread–a starting morsel really–is perhaps the best bread I’ve ever had. I haven’t exhaustively

s
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Best lumache

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pammy's is a favorite! Casper + Antipasti + Adam + Pinot + Bolognese + Branzino + Apple Crostata = the perfect evening. It's simple math!

LK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at the large communal table. The food and service were excellent. I highly recommend the branzino, although given what I saw from the other diners at the table, I don’t think you could go wrong with whatever you order.

KW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pammy’s was spot on from start to finish! Thanks for making my birthday dinner special!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great but it took 20 minutes after my reservation time to get seated after we arrived 15 minutes early.

F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, excellent food, service was amazing and the vibe of the space is incredible. We loved.
Our new favorite Italian restaurant in town.

s
New England
72 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was terrific. There were four of us and we shared dishes, each of which was excellent. The flavors are not overwhelming, but nevertheless unusual. The table was late, but the service recovery was also great--a light cocktail and a complimentary appetizer. Highly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful meal, even if the atmosphere might be better for a friendly, rather than formal, occasion.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!

K
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always - best pork chop ever. The front of the house staff was really accommodating and helpful. Great restaurant.

B
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful staff. Delicious food. Great pacing on when the food arrived.

GH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite restaurants in the Boston area. Cozy and romantic with amazing food and cocktails.

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The restaurant was great, but our server was less than interested in engaging with us about the menu or our experience. She wasn't horrible, but she seemed annoyed all evening...we ended up talking more about the mediocre service than the delicious food :-/

I'll try Pammy's again, but hoping for a better dinning experience.

FS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess sat us early which was really helpful and so nice if her.
All was fabulous. Only complaint was the time it took between courses. It was a busy Friday night but still waited quite a while.
Wonderful time and will return and recommend!

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Good was very good. Drinks were OK and wine selection was limited (should be more high-end options). Seated us at an awkward table; one person had to sit on the fireplace. Wasn't very comfortable.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great spot, amazing pasta!

BK
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Wish it were a bit quieter. Sometimes music is too loud: in my opinion.

A
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you can stand the noise, Pammy's is a must go - really inventive, excellent food; lovely wait staff who didn't rush the table; some unusual wine choices by the glass - - just great. But, it is so noisy that it is hard to hear people at the table. Felt like we were yelling at each other the whole meal. The restaurant was even crowded still at 10 PM, so even going later didn't lower the noise volume. Will hopefully go back but am prepared for the noise !

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time around and loved it all over! I went with a friend who is very fussy and he loved it !!!! Food and service excellent, coffee was excellent too

KC
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table in the corner was perfect for our small family gathering - we could hear each other and enjoy the scene while indulging in fabulous food. It was a lovely evening1

JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt great just walking into the place, the energy, the aromas, the happy vibe. The unfiltered Arneis, delicious, even with that amazing artichoke salad (artichokes kill a wines), so simple, but so much work to prepare. The super delicious yeasty, gluteny house bread with the artichokes might have been enough to satisfy us, but the two pastas were superb, especially mine: the house bolognese with an unusual addition (go find out). The house made pastas themselves cooked perfectly. An excellent bottle of Nebbiolo didn't hurt. Smart, knowledgeable, funny, sensitive people facilitating the experience. We're going back soon, this Friday.

JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, awesome food. They also recognized my girlfriends birthday which was great! I plan on coming back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, food, ambiance and I’ll definitely go back. Awesome cocktails, fresh and unique starters and entrees. Highly recommend the lamb shoulder and wagyu oxtail pasta.

AJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love the service and bantering away with the waiters over the meals as well as scrumptious food with wonderful subtle but complex flavours.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was fine. The food was very tasty but small portions especially for the price. It was less than an hour between sitting down and leaving, with a glass of wine and an entree each - It felt like they were just trying to flip the table. Not the waiter's fault, he was lovely!