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Pammy's, Cambridge, MA

Pammy's

4.9
4.9
1521 Reviews
$50 and over
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 vibes 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 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.

We're currently serving a Prix Fixe menu for all reservations. A la carte dining is available for walk-in guests at our bar and in our lounge.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 945-1761

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Willis

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full buyouts of the restaurant on a limited basis throughout the year. please email us at info@pammyscambridge.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Hancock street

  • Parking details

    Ample Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Redline Central Square and Harvard Square, 1 bus, 63 bus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $69 Prix Fixe Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    All reservations in the dining room are currently offered our "Choose your own Adventure" multi-course experience. $69 gets you any combination of *any* three dishes on our menu. We are also offering a $45 Wine Pairing: a glass of wine paired with each dish chosen. If you would prefer to order a la carte, please join us at the bar or lounge (walk-ins only). IMPORTANT: *We will honor reservations until 15 minutes past due (including incomplete parties). Anything later could result in loss of reservation. *If you choose counter seating, you will be seated at our communal table* **Patio reservations are for our outdoor patio with umbrellas. We cannot guarantee indoor seating due to inclement weather**

What 1,521 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    -quality seems to have dropped-pork Milanese very bland, overpowered by the salad on top -nothing special or notable in terms of flavor profile of the pastas -overpriced for quality and portion size
  2. F

    Fish5

    New England

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyable meal. Have always enjoyed Pammy's and will keep coming back!
  3. M

    Manu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food amazing servers amazing ambiance. Would play music a bit quieter to be thoughtful of ppl that might have noise sensitivities. Otherwise had one of the best meals of my life!!
  4. AN

    AliceN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great find. This restaurant sweats quality, perfection,passion,originality and is now on my top ten best eats ever. It’s rare I’m this impressed . Our waiter and bartender Chris was knowledgeable and made our dining experience 5 star. It’s a must try. Eat inside and enjoy the ambiance and decor. Charming !!!!
  5. A

    Anonymous

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. A very enjoyable experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very fresh, well seasoned food served well. Would recommend!
  7. SC

    StaceyC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pammy's is like an old friend...comfortable, wonderful and something you are happy to experience again and again (with a few exceptions). Our first trip to Pammy's and we are in love with the food! Our servers were wonderful; attentive, funny and sweet. The food, exquisite. BUT, it is a bit noisy, so not the romantic interlude we thought it might be......the bar was behind and we waited nearly 20 minutes for our first drink. Last comment: when I reserved, it asked if this was a special occasion, to which I sent a message and said, Yes it is our 25th wedding anniversary. Nothing. Crickets. If you are going to ask, and respond, "we are so happy for your special occasion" do us the courtesy of acknowledging it when we get there, somehow. Even if it is just a candle on that cake we paid for. You will enjoy it. And we hope your experience is great!
  8. j

    josephb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Skate wing was a bit undercooked on one side. Octopus was perfect, but to much smoked paprika. couldn't taste anything else on the plate.
  9. LG

    LisaG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A phenomenal experience. Perfection from start to finish. Cocktails original. Fish and seafood imaginative. Pasta unforgettable. Fantastic staff who love their restaurant
  10. FM

    FritzM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must if you are in Boston! Great food, amazing atmosphere!
  11. CD

    ChrisD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and atmosphere. Katie helped pick out great wine pairings for the meal.
  12. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant to celebrate. Food is amazing, service is top notch, drinks and wine are right on point. The ambiance is excellent. I celebrated my engagement there and then followed up with our parents meeting there as well. Could not recommend enough
  13. ML

    MarissaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a truly memorable experience. You really can't miss at Pammy's.
  14. HG

    HiseG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a simply amazing restaurant. The staff is always fantastic, the bar is phenomenal, and the food is creative, innovative, and if you are a foodie it will not disappoint.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entire dining experience was excellent. Our server Michelle was knowledgeable, made great recommendations and was very pleasant. Highly recommend!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience. Quite pricy but looking forward to returning for special occassions
  17. DT

    DanielleT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved doing the choose your adventure! Each and every dish we had was outstanding. I am a pregnant diner and had plenty of options to pick from. Additionally, the NA-groni was the best mocktail I have ever had. We will definitely be back!
  18. MS

    MaureenS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting and delicious food. Wonderful service!
  19. PS

    PanosS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pammy's is one of the best restaurants in Boston. The food was delicious, well-prepared and served at the right time with care and attention to presentation and portions. The service was excellent, attentive and very pleasant to interact with. The restaurant's interior design was very good, tastefully decorated and lit. At some point it was a bit noisy but not to a degree that it affected the overall experience. We would love to visit Pammy's again very soon.
  20. JB

    JohnfromBoston

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Boston, and the better ones I know cost much more. The sablefish/black cod was the highlight, but I also loved the hiramso (spelling a guess) crude with the uni supplement. The pork Milanese I would never have ordered without our waitress's recommendation, but it was also an absolute star.
  21. B

    Babarumbouv

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, ambiance, and service...pleased to see the chef/owner on-site, in whites, managing quality control, and a by-the-glass wine and mocktail list as fine as I've found in the Boston metro area...walking distance to Harvard Square/Mass Ave -- I would highly recommend to any foodie who asked...
  22. PJ

    PaulJ

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return to the city after the pandemic
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional and the service was attentive and on point. We truly enjoyed our anniversary dinner here!
  24. T

    Tejp

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant meal, best Cambridge/ Boston has to offer
  25. D

    Doogal

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Pammy’s did not disappoint. The server was attentive, the atmosphere was great for a small gathering of friends, and the three savory courses were well prepared with high quality ingredients and a delight for the taste buds. I highly recommend the octopus and lamb. Three of our party had these two dishes for our choice of three on the menu; we were unanimously in agreement regarding our satisfaction. The flourless chocolate special desert was a great finish to the meal when sharing with your partner…
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very bad food taste was hopeless
  27. S

    Sara

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great. could have been smaller portions as I could not get through my 3rd course. should be more lighter options on the menu. Other then that they were all very good meals
  28. l

    laura

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience from start to finish! The food was incredible and paired perfectly with wine. The service was amazing - thank you, Erica! - I felt so taken care of and welcomed. A lovely evening which I look forward to doing again.
  29. D

    Danielle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, the food was delicious, varied, memorable, and filling. Second, our server (Michelle) made us feel so welcome—no fancy restaurant snobbiness here. Third, all the small touches were exquisite: yummy cocktails, beautiful wallpaper in the bathrooms, comfortable outdoor seating that feels like you’re in a restaurant, not on a camping trip. I look forward to returning.
  30. V

    Vera

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really delicious and creative dishes! My favorites were the squid and the tajarin with the buffalo cream. Great and friendly service as well - can’t wait to come back :)
  31. RW

    RestaurantsWeLike

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous first dinner at Pammy's and would go back! The food was so creative and flavorful, the service was impeccable and the space was elegant in a very hip/non-stuffy way.
  32. KR

    KimR

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wine, cocktails and service. Will be back!!
  33. CS

    ClaytonS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals I have ever had, and my partner thought the same. The service was perfect, the food came out so quickly but also always in the right order. The best dish was the sablefish, but the mesclun greens and beets were close seconds. Amazing cocktails as well!
  34. M

    Mike

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service which really made the difference. Food was very good. Craft cocktails were great. A bit pricey overall.
  35. WA

    WAkin

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From front to back from start to finish truly an exceptional evening - wonderful food - excellent service and wonderful overall experience One of if not the best meal I’ve had post pandemic 🙏
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pammy's is literally the best food you can put in your body. The menu changes frequently and I'm flabbergasted that one kitchen can bring so much to the table each night, everything compliments the overall composition per plate and there's always at least one ingredient I've never heard of per dish!
  37. JM

    JocM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pammy's never disappoints! My fiancé and I go there often for dates or to celebrate anniversaries and accomplishments, and the food and wine selection is always just phenomenal. Last night's favorite dish was the octopus! Delicious!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service Too noisy
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 24th anniversary and we were so excited to be together, there. It felt special and it is always a beautiful place to be. Our only concern was that there was a rather extended Lino g pause between the first and second course but it’s OK
  40. JL

    JillL

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food & outstanding service. Noisy. Pammy's is super!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Pammy's is rated 4.9 stars by 1521 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 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pammy's

928 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hancock street

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Redline Central Square and Harvard Square, 1 bus, 63 bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Willis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 945-1761

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full buyouts of the restaurant on a limited basis throughout the year. please email us at info@pammyscambridge.com for more information.

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