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Pammy's, Cambridge, MA

Pammy's

4.9
4.9
1452 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.

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Booked 32 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**

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Best Overall

  • Boston

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Overly salty food, menu often did not list critical dish components that totally change flavor (like cheese in the steak tartare). Vibe excellent, cocktails excellent. Just wish the food lived up to it! Especially the lumache which everyone on the reviews raves about - its just spicy meat sauce. I did not see much depth in that sauce.

  2. RJ

    RadhikaJ

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great restaurant with surprising food, truly original and great staff who really know how to make you feel welcome

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been a huge fan of Pammy's since they first opened. Never had a bad meal there. The new "experiences" model i think has elevated the meal to an even higher level. Between our party of 5 we ordered most of the items on the menu and everyone raved about their meal. The wines and cocktails are fantastic too. H/o for great service and attention to detail. I can always trust Pammy's to make their guests feel special.

  4. MT

    MTaps

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and the food was great! Less frills but with all the quality!

  5. M

    Monty

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pammy's is one of my favourite places in Boston. My partner and I adore its beautiful interiors, ambience, and sumptuous food.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my Literal favorite place in the city. Never a bad experience.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    my girlfriend and I came to celebrate our first anniversary, the experience was lovely and easy and we had so much fun! the servers were wonderful and made lots of conversation and were extremely accomodating. the food was great too and the drinks were robust haha. we plan to go there again and maybe make it an annual anniversary thing in the future. :) highly recommend!!

  8. CB

    CarolineB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal and loved the variety of choices. Everything we had was delicious and very different

  9. H

    Hobo

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was really really outstanding. Have paid way more for lower quality food.

  10. MA

    MaggieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely stunning experience. From the room, to every morsel.

  11. C

    Cray

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food/vibe/evening experience in Cambridge by a long shot

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Pammy’s! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great! Highly recommend the wine pairing with dinner!

  13. t

    tb42

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our dinner at Pammy's. We were finally able to get a reservation at this popular restaurant and it was worth the wait! I love that its a pre fix menu with a few choices for each course. The lobster bisque was my favorite. The cocktails were also good. The waitstaff is very knowledgable about the food and able to advise you. We will definately go back!

  14. MS

    MSym

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    Amazing food, knowledgeable and helpful server. Veg options could be stronger

  15. FV

    FitfabV24

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Finally a restaurant I would come back to another time! And again and again after that!

  16. WR

    WilliamR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing birthday for my wife

  17. S

    Slias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each dish I tasted was simply outstanding in every possible way: beautifully presented and immaculately balanced.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The service was impeccable with friendly, efficient staff who had just the right degree of attentiveness, and the food delicious and interesting, though rather bowl-based! It was the first time since March 2020 that we’d been in such a crowded situation, but our semi-booth perhaps afforded some protection. The combination of (to us unnecessary) background music and the general clamor meant that we had to shout to be heard. This seemed unwise in what is still an unstable situation with COVID. I kept coughing from the effort. Please consider this seriously. It put a big dent in what would otherwise have been a perfect experience. I know restaurants often believe that a lot of noise creates excitement, but for many people that just means laryngitis and a missed opportunity to enjoy an evening with friends!

  19. KM

    KatherineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pammys is always incredible! Delicious food and drinks, great service, beautiful ambiance.

  20. c

    cjskkddpowj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in Boston/Cambridge!

  21. N

    Nicholas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Panmys is one of the best in Boston! Always such a good experience.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow!! Fabulous. Good job guys. One of the best meals and service.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly the most magical dinner I’ve had in a long time.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Holy crap. What an incredible experience! Service, ambiance, and food were impeccable. Danielle and every person who graced our table was so incredibly warm and kind. I can’t think of the last time I was blown away by an establishment like this. I’ll be dreaming of the day I can go back again!

  25. SS

    SueS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our party of 3 enjoyed their meals and cocktails. Particularly recommend the shaved Brussels sprouts. Ambiance and service were fantastic. Found the pix fixe menu to be a bit confusing. Items were not designated by course, and explanations were sparse (spent a good amount of time googling so as not to take too much of our server’s time). I personally did not love my selections, but this was partially due to the difficulty in identifying my ideal flavors and selections from the menu.

  26. JS

    JonathanS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Creative excellent food. But the restaurant is very loud. And thanks to the city of Cambridge, on the street parking has become quite difficult.

  27. AS

    AllisonS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the food to the service, the experience at Pammys is always perfect. Each course is delicious no matter what you get and our server Danielle was so friendly and attentive. One of our favorite restaurants in the Boston area.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unbelievable!!!!

  29. J

    Jojo

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All three courses were delicious as was the wine.

  30. A

    Anon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Very creative, tasty food, but the portions border on nouvelle cuisine tiny. The 3-course pris-fixe menu for two, plus two glasses of wine, plus mineral water, without dessert, comes to ca. $275 with tip. And the place is super-noisy: so much so that one can hardly hear oneself speak -- or the waiters, for that matter. I was seated on a hard bench by the fireplace: hot and uncomfortable. Overall, an unusual experience, but not if you're hungry and want to have a conversation!

  31. f

    foodandtheaterlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The bartender and the waitress were both extremely attentive and helpful in describing the food and drink. All wines paired fantastically. Food was delicious; each bite was expertly crafted.

  32. AP

    AndreaP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Just the best. As always. $69 for three courses of some of the most delicious, unfussy and exquisite food is such an incredible deal. Service is over the top amazing. Drinks are wonderful-some of the best in the state. Never disappointed.

  33. AA

    ArielleA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing service and great food! Our waitress was so attentive and helpful with dietary restrictions and allergies. All three dishes were so good

  34. SC

    SherryC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food, well-balanced cocktails, excellent wine selection, and very cozy trattoria.

  35. f

    foodforthoughts

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our personal favorites included the crudo with uni & the clam dish. The only notable complaint was that the bolognese was too salty. Overall, great experience paired with yummy food & cocktails.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! The server was extremely kind and was a good communicator. The sommelier explained the significance of every pairing and allowed us to try everything before receiving our pour.

  37. K

    Katie

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our visit to Pammy's! The staff was exceptional and everything we ate was beyond delicious. Can't wait to go back!

  38. C

    Chris

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was friendly! Most dishes were very good despite some being too salty. It was extremely loud and packed inside the small restaurant.

  39. A

    Ariel

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious food and cocktails and a pretty hefty wine list. Seems like you can't go wrong with anything you order! More of a casual vibe in the restaurant than I expected, but you can dress up if you want to.

  40. A

    Alyssa

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good is delicious and thoughtfully prepared!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Pammy's is rated 4.9 stars by 1452 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 32 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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