Ravello Italian Kitchen

4.7
63 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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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 63 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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knittah
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were very good. Service was decent. Very cold with AC, music playing and loud clattering from kitchen made for an imperfect ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant went above and beyond across the board. The food was amazingly delicious. The service was friendly and attentive despite the fact we came during a rush.

I have a lot of food issues. I’ve learned over the years to try and keep the order simple. I was over the moon when I saw they made a GF Chicken Parmesan. I hadn’t had that dish in over three years. But, I figured it would be bland because I have an allergy to Alliums (garlic and onions). This means sauce in restaurants is olive oil. On a whim, I brought a jar of my low FODMAP red sauce. I asked if they would heat some up for me in a bowl. Well, the dish came out bathed in my sauce!! Over the moon excited to see it and even happier that it tasted so good. My son gave two thumbs up to the meatballs and my friend loved the squash bloom appetizer and the lemon donuts for dessert. If they add a GF friendly dessert to the menu, I might never leave! Oh, and the cocktails are fun and tasty too.

Can’t wait to dine here again.
Thank you Revellos!!

JS
JonathanS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We will go back Joyce and I enjoyed everything.

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cally98
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third outstanding dinner at Revello's It didn't disappoint Food was excellent Service great Small space - so it was a little noisy But- Its a great little restaurant

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PegC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Great food and staff, music way too loud, hard to carry on conversation, music choice not conducive to relaxation, but I will try again sometime

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant! Service was terrific!

MK
MsKnox
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a cozy spot with outdoor dining on the sidewalk. Wonderful spot that I have frequented several times. Other friends love Ravello as well, which is how I heard about it.
Please go and support this fabulous local gem!

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Renee
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Food came out really fast. Looks like they do a good takeout service as well. If I lived nearby I'd be there dining in or picking up at least once a week!

MF
MaureenF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was so delicious! I can’t wait to go back!

JK
JohnK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our first visit to the restaurant very much. Interesting menu that I hope to explore further in the future.
Friendly staff and good service.

JP
vipJP11
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful new spot in Watertown. Highly recommend. The pasta with clams fantastic and the meatballs, the eggplant. I could go on and on!

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere. I am already thinking about what I want to order when we go back

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Zippitydoo
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood place with terrific food. Great service. Noise was a bit loud especially with the music selection. Highly recommend Ravello!

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LeslieS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is our favorite restaurant hands down. Carol and JT couldn’t be anymore gracious and accommodating. A true gem with phenomenal food!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem of a restaurant. Food was excellent, service the same, and ambience warm and inviting.

DT
DianeT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food, the service and the ambiance was great. JT took care of us at the bar and we had a great time!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great meal & good service - definitely recommend!

CD
ChrisD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. The staff is attentive and helpful.

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vipAlexa
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible!! Truly the best pasta I've EVER had (I get the carbonara). Best espresso martini I've ever had. The staff are extremely friendly and wonderful. Top notch service. One of the best restaurants I've ever been to in my life.

MB
MartinB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food! Nice outdoor seating. Friendly staff. Easy to make a reservation

DK
DeeKay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was beyond delicious and the service was great. Put Ravello on your “must dine” list.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine! I got the ravioli and I have to say it was one the best I have ever had. Simply awesome.

JM
JanetM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The first time we visited Ravello's the food was excellent. This time, the chicken parm was burned, although the waitress did bring over another piece. The eggplant forno had too much oil. The first time we had it, it was excellent. We asked if there was a new chef and were told no. Also surprised that there are no free refills on soda.

MH
vipMartinH
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta noodles were stuck to each other and the clams had a lot of sand

MM
MargaretM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & great service. We loved it.

KB
KatieB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fabulous experience! Lovely and helpful server, a fun cocktail called “gorgeous girls“, the most delicious food ever, including a raspberry salad with special dressing. It’s a somewhat small space which they have maximized and decorated with simplicity and good taste.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food was delicious and waitress was excellent, very knowledgeable, recommended an excellent bottle of wine that was inexpensive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent server (Christina) and a lovely experience all around. We will be back!

OT
OpenTableDiner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful and the staff is great! Be sure to make a reservation as the place is small and is often quite busy. Definitely will be back!

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yllib
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It's a cute place, off the beaten path.

While the ingredients and orders were made fresh, the flavor profiles of the dishes can be bumped up some—a touch more salt, a little more fresh cracked paper, maybe some garlic or some other aromatic or herbs to give dishes a little "wow" factor vs. "this is fine" factor.

The service was outstanding and the vibe was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, the owner was very kind and accommodating. Will definitely be coming back.

DM
vipDMC96
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, my first time dining at Ravello and I will definitely be back!

JO
JosephO
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, great service, great restaurant. Can’t wait to be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

MG
MGhhh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had moderate expectations and where pleasantly surprised. Every course was excellent, we might as well have been in the North End. Very friendly and responsive service. We will definitely be going back.

PS
PeterS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The place is a wonderful find. If we did not like to dine earlier than most, I would say please stay away. It's not a large establishment, so reservations may be hard to get, but well worth the effort. I have loved everything I tried, so I asked the server what was the least excellent thing on the menu. After a little encouragement, I received an answer, and realized I had already tried it and loved it. Order the rice balls; you will be glad you did.

KB
KaBo
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little place in the heart of Watertown. Love the staff and service is great. Full bar. Can’t go wrong with the Carbonara or the Chicken Picatta.
Love this place.

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Jessica
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on a weekend date night and absolutely loved it! The food was delicious and the portions were generous for the price point. One of the owners swung by several times to see how we were liking everything, which is always a nice touch. Excited to come here for many more future date nights!

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vipeggy
New England
154 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid food, good service. Would go back.

AM
AnneM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat at the bar. The stools could be more comfortable, but the food was great!

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 4.7 stars by 63 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.