Ravello Italian Kitchen

4.8
104 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Ravello Italian Kitchen is a cozy gem of a location on the intersection of Watertown, Belmont and Cambridge serving fresh pasta and artisanal pizza. Executive Chef, Jeff Cincotta crafts delicious northern Italian cuisine worthy of a Boston North End restaurant. The menu is seasonal highlighting produce from nearby farms. The full bar features specialty cocktails and local craft beer. The wine list focuses on small producers making minimal intervention wines from Italy and surrounding regions.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 104 people are saying
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vipAmyB
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short-rib ravioli… unbelievable. Love this place!

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BenQ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and really good service! The kitchen is fast with the food but we never felt rushed. Can’t wait to go back because there were so many items on the menu that I want to try.

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RoxiP
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend it! Great food and outstanding service!

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vipFancyThat
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very busy for a Wednesday night. Appetizers were excellent. The mains - veal parm and pasta with sausage and rabe were very good. Wine list was limited but we were happy with our choices of their listed Gavi and Valpolicella. Service was timed well and very helpful. The restaurant was very noisy, crowded, and dark. The chairs were uncomfortable. Not sure if we'll return. Maybe for carry-out.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great experience, friendly and attentive service. Good food, very high quality. A nice place for dinner.

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Egorgan
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time visiting this restaurant, but will definitely be returning soon. The bread and pasta is homemade!

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LydiaV
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner at Ravello was absolutely delicious! We loved the appetizers and probably ate a little too many of them to leave enough room for the main courses. But they made lovely leftovers. Our server was incredibly warm and helpful and made the evening delightful.

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snorbie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Home made Pasta
Innovative Sauces
Home made Sausage
Maybe the best service I have ever had at a restaurant - ever

We ate outside - hence why i didn't rank the ambiance and noise level as outstanding - Ravello can't control the streets of Woburn!

Go - you won't be disappointed.

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vipERLR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely outdoor dinner. The short rib ravioli were excellent, and we also liked the sole and the swordfish. We enjoyed some unusual wines. Don't pass up the lemon ricotta zeppoles.

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LizzieB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to this restaurant multiple times and every dish I've tried has been fabulous. Highly recommend!

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vipEdwardC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hime made pasta. It tastes like the kind I make. Delicious pasta with clam sauce.

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cally98
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner,appetiziers,salad,cocktails were outstanding It was very crowded and somewhat noisy Small space Felt bad for the staff They were slammed.
Waitress was great just overwhelmed Overall- it was great

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vipTexasGal
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were looking for an Italian restaurant with outdoor seating so we could bring our puppies with us. We found Ravello on Yelp, and it was amazing. Hard to believe it's just in a neighborhood, it was so good. We started with salads...ceasar salad and beet salad. Fresh and tasty. The bread served with the salads was soft and delicious. Then on to the main dish...we selected from an overwhelming list of great sounding dishes... we picked the daily special that night: short rib ravioli for my friend, chicken marsala for me. Unbelievably good. So good we kept raving after each bite. Best marsala sauce ever. No room for dessert, but we forced down cannolis... they had a plate of 4 small ones... the filling was creamy and sweet, the pastry crunchy and perfect. As you can see in the photos of the ravioli and chicken dishes...large portions, too. Enough that both of us have lunch already made. While I'd hate to have so many people go here that we couldn't get a reservation (which we did on Opentable), I have to say this was one amazing Italian meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Meal was outstanding.

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vipNomie
New England
177 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first visit and it was excellent. The squash blossoms were great, very different served with fruit base. Veal parmigiana really good. Only slightly negative was strazzopretti was a bit heavy on the broccoli rabe, added a bit too much bitterness my husband felt but otherwise it was very tasty. We’ll be back.

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Camille
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.?Opted for indoor after seeing outdoor seats. Service excellent.

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DavidH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently good food and pleasant service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and quick service. One bit of constructive feedback - OpenTable allowed us to book a 9:30pm reservation and when we arrived we discovered the place closes at 10. Partially my fault for assuming a 9:30 time slot would only be available for a place that’s open for at least another hour. At any rate, we were the last people in the restaurant. Even our original waitress clocked out at 10, as well as most of the cleaning staff. We had to guzzle down our bottle of wine and inhale our meals to get out of there by 10:20 or so, and at that point there were two staff members left literally standing there waiting for us to leave. I would certainly go here again, but I felt a little deceived by the 9:30 reservation being available.

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Diddy
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally satisfying eating experience. The food never disappoints. Always a wonderful offering of tastes and presentations. Hard to make food choices here. It's why we love to introduce guests to this restaurant. It's a hit.

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vipAbeK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Feels like a hidden gem in Watertown. Great food and great service. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. The staff is kind and helpful. A favorite neighborhood place!

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vipAmyB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Second visit was as good as the first. Definitely put it on your must try list…!

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Mish
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small cozy place, great food and drinks. Staff is good. Will go again.

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JanetB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent food was very good only apps next time pasta dishes

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a casual, quaint restaurant.

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joellem
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is great. I want go like it there. The manager was very rude and we were rushed through dinner because another party was coming in. We had a count down until we had to leave our table.

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elenamg
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved outdoor seating but then it rained and they helped us get inside and sit at the bar for the remainder of our dinner, which was really nice. The food was fantastic (especially the mussels appetizer).

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cally98
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our 4th dinner at Ravello's Food was very good Arancini Balls are outstanding As is the creaser salad Our meals were good- but - not as good as previous .
Pasta was mushy over cooked. Chicken was delicious. Desert outstanding. Our server was wonderful. Just an off night- I guess. We will Def go back.

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BobD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks, food and service. Small room/restaurant that consistently exceeds expectations. Love it!

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AmateurFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely cozy place. Only down-point was they did not have Pizza as they were getting a new oven so Vegetarian options were reduced there

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MGhhh
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Ravello Italian Kitchen is great! Every dish was fun and they were very accommodating when we asked for swapping out an item on a dish. We will go back.

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CherylM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The grilled peach salad and squash blossoms were really special. We sat at the bar and watched the talented bartender make beautiful cocktails. We highly recommend the espresso martini!

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CBAF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Such good food and super friendly staff. Definitely going back again soon!

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KathleenM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First, the food was excellent. The salads (mixed green, Caesar, burrata & prosciutto were all delicious. As were the entrees, from the sole to the chicken Parm and eggplant Parm. Good wines as well.

My only complaint is we ate outside and it was hard to hear each other over the traffic, including buses paused right out front. I had no idea that's where their outside seating is when I made the reservation.

We would gladly eat here again...just inside.

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timc
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Highly recommend. Will definitely go back

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vipAmyB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot! Hidden gem in Watertown, pleasantly surprised. Loved the food and service. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration with the family

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vipHollyC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the Boston area. The food is fantastic, and the bartender and waitstaff are always friendly and know a great deal about what they're serving. It's also just a fun atmosphere--tiny and intimate, with tables out on the sidewalk. You really feel like you're in a wonderful Italian bistro.

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AMHump
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, I went back and tried the food and both times it was very good. And the attentive staff

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Rosie
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Ravello is outstanding. Creative (we had squash blossoms!), very fresh, prepared when ordered, and tasty!! If you want a fabulous dinner in a cozy restaurant with good service, make the trip to Watertown/Belmont for this gem!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ravello Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Ravello Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 393-1568.

Ravello Italian Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Ravello Italian Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/ravello/giftcards.

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.