Ravello Italian Kitchen

4.7
84 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 84 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAmyB
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
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
4 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
4 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
12 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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HollyC
New England
8 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!

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knittah
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
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 on August 3, 2021
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!!

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JonathanS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLola
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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cally98
New England
5 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!

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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 84 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.