Pammy's

4.8
1316 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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.

Experiences

  • $69 Prix Fixe Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    All reservations are currently for our Prix Fixe menu. However, we don't want to force a traditional Prix Fixe! Instead, we have created a "Choose your own Adventure" multi-course experience. $69 gets you three dishes: Want to do a more traditional Starter-Pasta-Main, you got it! Feelin' like carbo-loading and want 3 different pastas? Sure! No matter what you choose, we got you covered and are even offering a $45 Wine Pairing to go on this journey with you. *If you choose counter seating, you will be seated side-by-side at our communal table* **Patio reservations are outdoors. We cannot guarantee indoor seating due to inclement weather** If you are interested in our A La Carte Menu, we reserve our Bar and Lounge space daily for walk-ins.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1316 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their fixed price but not fixed course menu was outstanding!!!

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Biketripper
New England
83 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Pammy's and we will certainly be back. The food was spectacular. I'm a vegetarian and found plenty of options. The squash agnoletti was spectacular, the pasta delicate and the filling luxurious. The mushroom toast special was amazing, the creamy mushrooms topped with paper thin slices of black truffle. My meat-eating companions raved about the pork chops and the oxtail pasta. Our server was friendly and exceptionally helpful in our choice of wine. The noise level is pretty high with cheerful people thoroughly enjoying their dinners.

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vipMamaMaggi
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely place on every level. Excellent! A new favorite!!

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vipJOHN02155
New England
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Food, good service in a pretty busy place

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vipNancyM
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible. Someone we wanted to invite to sit down with us and join our meal! Food absolutely perfect. A really lovely experience. We can't wait to return. Thanks for caring about your product and your customers. It clearly shows.

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Betto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a wonderful dine, we enjoyed every dish and cocktails! And the service was excellent

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RS843
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed my boss! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The options were somewhat limited (especially if you don’t eat shellfish!) but the food we had was incredibly delicious and unique. Definitely one of the best meals I’ve eaten in a long time. My o my issue was how incredibly expensive it was. I understood that it was a fixed price of $69 but we ordered the special truffle toast for the additional $20, add drinks and dessert and it was one of the tastiest and most expensive meals I have had in years! I generally don’t think of a good meal for 2 as costing more than $200. As much as I enjoyed my meal it will be a while before I return.

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vipLeyla
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal starting with perfectly seared foie gras, moving to pasta with a delicious tripe sauce and then to a flavorful crispy pheasant on a bed of greens. In addition to a wonderful recpmmended red wine, we had a delicious Indian whiskey flavoured masala chai with a sweet, rich creamy topping.

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DanielW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything!

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linds
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, vibe and cocktails. Absolutely top notch dining experience.

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VictorC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service, outstanding food.

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jodya
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a romantic or family gathering--warm and cozy. Refined and innovative food with friendly and welcoming service.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, lots of flavor. Highly recommend the pork chop which was a good portion. The pasta bolognese and the butternut squah ravioli were also very good. A little loud but it was Friday night so that is to be expected. Will go again soon.

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Nisnai
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Food, ambiance and service. It’s on expensive side ( $70 per person pick any 3 dishes plus cocktail $15 up) but overall we enjoyed it very much. We will be back.

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Jonathan
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat outside on a chilly night so the ambience was as good as it could get and we appreciated the two heating lamps. Food was excellent and interesting. Wine was also. We’ll definitely return

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vipMerlin
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem and one of the best in the city! The right balance of a neighborhood feel with truly outstanding food

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Mlem
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 everything was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience and the service was exceptional

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lazyllamma
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent food and ambience. Loved some of the drinks and the apple curt ado was amazing

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Riley
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Our server (Keith) did an incredible job hosting us for our first night in Boston.

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vipUncleGleban
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Pammy's has been our favorite neighborhood joint since it opened four years ago, but it feels like lately it's really "gone uphill"! The food was always good, but on our last few visits, especially the one in November 2021, it was really superb! Delicate, complex flavors and interesting textures. A real dining experience.

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ShannonH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant. The attention to detail is impressive.

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bbrez
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome meal at Pammy's. Food was really well thought out and great tasting. Wine suggestion was also great.

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TylerP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience most certainly will return

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lizr
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best restaurant around town these days. Highly recommend for the food and the ambience.

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vipPith
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pammy’s. Always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Good service, great vibes, every dish hit. Orange wine big hit.

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TreH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is so well done. Staff is exceptional. Wine pairing done well with the pris fixed dinner. Tasty morsels, if a bit unusual. In the expensive side... but on balance the experience is so lovely, it's worth it. Don't miss an opportunity to dine with Chris and Pammy.

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jaeL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was way too salty. Fixed price set menu choices were good but several items had add on charges that really bumps up the price. High prices are okay if we had enjoyed the food. But I could not finish the 2nd course which was the tripe pasta - way too fatty and salty. And I could only take one bite of the pork chops. Can’t remember the last time I did not finish my plate at a restaurant. I am not that picky. But portions were good sized and quality of food were high. Maybe kitchen team had an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service Food also excellent

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viplisam
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I think the time has come to do away with prix fixe. Too much food and feels forced.

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VivianP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside in early November weather, the heat lamps worked out well. The food was wonderful and the staff could not have been nicer! I’m coming back…would like to try indoor dining.

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VeraB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Incredible menu and talented chefs but the timing of meals coming out was off, had an odd 40 minutes between a course when the rest were coming out with great timing. Would still go back though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ingredients used in the dishes are amazing, down to the housemade bread. Lovely decor and ambiance. The only thing Pammy's need to update is the menu online. It doesn't indicate the +supplement on some of the dishes. Pre-dining, we scoured the menu online to choose our 3 choices for our prix fixe dinner ($69 for 3). When we got to the restaurant, we were surprised that 2 out of 3 of our choices were "+supplements", an additional $26 on top of $69, totaling to $95. I still ordered what I had my heart set on, and would've still ordered if the +supplement was indicated on the online menu... felt a tiny bit cheated and deceived.
So before you get excited and thinking it's a totally great value, call the restaurant and find out which items has the additional cost that is not listed on the online menu.
The server we had was amazing. She was knowledgeable about the dishes, and when she didn't have the answer, she went and got the right answer.
Overall, great food and experience. ❤

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Everyone was attentive and festive. Loved the food staff and other diners

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DanaR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Every dish was delicious and special

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vipJojo
New England
66 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Heaters are nice for outside dining but ones feet still get pretty cold

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Rose
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend - great food service and ambiance

FAQs

Pammy's is rated 4.8 stars by 1316 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.