Loved Sulmona. Everything we ordered was incredibly tasty. The wine list is extensive, and we got a great recommendation from our server that we loved. The burrata was incredible, and it came with delicious pesto, and amazingly fresh tomatoes. We got the tricolor salad and a pasta dish and both tasted so fresh and delicious. Loved the flavors of both, good portions but nothing overwhelming. Dessert was also fantastic (incredible hazelnut chocolate cake). Recommend everything we got, will be going back again super soon!
The food was okay, our waiter was good, but the rest of the wait staff was not properly trained. They rushed us out even though the restaurant was not full - cleared my plate and the sides before I was finished eating.
Sulmona is a great addition to Kendall Sq. The food is excellent and authentic, the service was awesome - our waitress was so considerate and attentive and the overall experience was great! We loved it!!!
Great food and service 👌🏼
I absolutely love this restaurant. I have been twice now - the food is incredible, the space is unbelievable beautiful, and the service is amazing. This last time was my friend's birthday and I called ahead to see if I could bring a candle for her dessert. They said they had candles and would bring over a free dessert and really made a big, nice deal about the birthday. Truly and overall great experience, both times!
I was visiting Cambridge from Ireland and found this restaurant on OpenTable. It's a lovely room with a nice bar and dining area. Casual but smart at the same time. The service was very friendly. My favourite was the Panzanella salad. My cocktail was like a negroni was great!
Our group liked this place. A busy spot favored by area firms and MIT, so don't expect quiet. Excellent pastas, good beer and wine selection. One salami in the charcuterie board was on the fine line between aged and stale - you may like, others not.
Good Burger and Fries!
Had 2 recent business meals at Sulmona, one dinner and one lunch. Despite having worked in Cambridgeport for 5 years, I had no idea Sulmona existed. In short, this is a great little Italian restaurant. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is warm and comfortable.
At dinner, the table shared panzanella and burrata salads and both were great. My cavatelli bolognese was as good as any I have had. For lunch, I repeated the panzanella but added the daily arancini. The arancini were delicious, however, they were lukewarm; clearly not just made.
However, I would definitetly go back!
Overall it was a very good experience. Found this place as a recommendation from open table app. When we arrived there was a minor issue with a large party before us that help things up a bit. I understand things happen that are out of everyone’s control. While waiting my girlfriend and I went to the bar and out first round of beers was comped, that alone showed the professionalism most places in the area lacked. We were seated at 830 for our 8 o’clock reservation, not the end of the world and our comped drinks more than made up for it. After being seated the manger brought over some calamari as an app, again, on the house due to our lengthened wait time.
For dinner I had the chicken parm and my girlfriend had the kale pizza. Both dishes were amazing and we were very pleased. For a busy Saturday evening this place knocked it out of the park. I cannot wait to bring other family and friends to this establishment. Out server, Wilmar, was amazing as well
We shared 3 dishes. Basil Zucchini Arrancini was outstanding though a tad expensive.
The Mussels were weak. I make better ones at home.
The Porchetta was pretty good.
Food was amazing! Will definitely be back for more. For starters, my daughter and I shared the marinated olives, zucchini, and artichokes and the variety of meats on a board (which is enough meat for four people). For our main course we shared the roasted garlic, burrata, and kale pizza. It was scrumptious! So much flavor. Just bursting with flavor!
My wife and I had dinner on Valentines day and liked the special menu choices, so why not? Our server noted that the entree was a large portion so we decided to split an appetizer and main course, and it worked out perfect, kudos for the tip.
The Tuna Tartar was very tasty, not over "cooked" and the Duck Combo (roasted breast and and confit leg/thigh served with Swiss chard and an au-gratin potato cake ) was very tasty. The roast duck breast was served with a sauce that was fruity but not sweet, a great combination. I prefer confit on the crispier side, but this was very tender and tasty, and both sides were great.
Delightful and delicious. Went for Valentine's Day. Great pizza and pasta. Wine list and cheeses were amazing.
It's rare for me to feel that I want to go back to a Boston Restaurant. I'm really glad I had the chance to go to Sulmona. Everything was great. They are currently having a polenta festival. The polenta is sublime. Why can't I cook it that way? Maybe it is the size of the grind? Maybe that someone is really paying attention in the kitchen. The veggies that came with the polenta were perfectly cooked. So often vegs come out overdone and mushy. The presentation on the wooden board with a delicious authentic tomato gravy was excellent. Our apps were great-the burrata was perfect and the tomatoes tasted like summer in February! We also tried the octopus which had a bit of chile heat that helped warm up the night. A real winner and perfect after a movie at Kendall sq. Oh, we had the nicest and very knowledgable server who helped us with wine and food choices.
First time dining at this attractive and comfortable restaurant. The menu offers a variety of choices, from tasty appetizers and small plates, to larger dishes, with something that should appeal to everyone in your party. The setting is ideal, the staff is super friendly and professional and the prices are very reasonable. Overall, it was the perfect night out with ample street parking available for a Saturday night.
Very good food. The mushroom pizza is amazing. Lots of care in the pasta, handmade noodles. Scallop special was great. The boar ragu is terrific. Decent wine selection, I recommend talking to the waitresses if you're not familiar with Italian wines. They were very helpful in selection. Very vibrant. Would definitely recommend.
Very appealing design - sat in a booth with friends - we were seated right away and the service and food were top notch.
I went to Sulmona On a Friday night at 8:30. The service was good but the gmfood came out at lightening speed. WAY TOO FAST. I was entertaining family and it was awkward how fast the food came out, we couldn’t keep up. Also the waitress pushed us through SO FAST that we only had time for one drink. As I hadn’t even had a sip of my first drink before food arrived. I would go back but I would only order one thing at a time to self manage my meal/time/rush to eat.
Made reservations which was very helpful. Food was really good but did have to wait a considerable amount of time to get the food.wait staff was attentive!
I brought my boyfriend here for a birthday dinner and it was new for both of us - we were blown away with all the food we ate and the drinks we had. He got the chicken parm and I got the linguini and clams. We also shared the burrata and arancini - EXQUISITE. I ordered the "Aqueduct" which was refreshing, and he got the "Breakfast Club" which was like a dessert cocktail! I really can't say enough about the presentation and taste of the food/drinks. On my reservation I asked for a birthday dessert, which they presented with a candle at the end of our meals and was on the house - so nice! Great service, atmosphere, and food. I also noticed people sitting at the bar watching the Celtics game, and a big group of people dining casually. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!
On my first visit to Sulmona, I ate just as the restaurant opened, so my friend and I had the place to ourselves. The food was great, especially the mussels, and my friend enjoyed his wine. He commented that the place was likely to be very loud when full because there were no soft surfaces to absorb sound. Sulmona's decor has a striking industrial vibe. A nice addition to the Kendall Square area. I would return.
Met some family friends here for a last minute dinner and it was excellent! We had our toddler with us and they really catered to her with the (obvious) high chair and even though they didn't have your standard toddler proof plastic cup, they provided us with a very cool copper mug, which she absolutely loved! The food was delicious! Their salade Insalata was fresh and dressed perfectly. My husband and I had the same pizzette and our friends had various pastas and everyone was very happy with their selections. The waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. Decor and atmosphere A+!
Enjoyed a lovely and relaxed brunch with a friend on an early Sunday afternoon consisting of a pot of green tea, sparkling water, French toast with just the right bit of crunch, and the Countryman breakfast with over easy eggs, toast, country bacon, pinwheel sausage, rabe, and potato hash in a lovely, crispy rectangle. The service was excellent, friendly, and attentive, and the food delicious. Looking forward to a return visit!
Good food, good atmosphere, in area (Kendall) without a good italian option.
The arancini was very good; colleagues also liked lamb skewers. Loved the amatriciana pasta.
The ambiance was great, the food delicious and we all ordered different meals. The service was excellent and our wait staff was very attentive. I especially enjoyed the recommended wine with my meal.
We will definitely be going for another night out and will recommend it to my own clients when they ask for a nice lace to eat with authentic, great tasting food.
The prices are more than reasonable Just fantastic all around.
This was our second meal at Sulmona and it did not disappoint. The chicken liver mousse and the pepperoni pizza will keep me coming back. Our server, Zoe was outstanding.
great menu, great food, great service, plenty of space and easy to talk with table but still good energy
This place was great! The food was good and the portion sizes were quite large so overall a pretty good value. Next time I'm going to order a Pizette-- they looked SO GOOD. This place is really big with extremely high ceilings, which to me makes it a great place to get together with a group of friends. They also have seating for 2, so I imagine it's a great place for a date too. Will go back to check out more, but for brunch my party had the following: The countryman's breakfast (poached eggs cooked perfectly), the Fritatta (very large and delicious), and the hash (which they were able to cook gluten free and vegetarian).
Outstanding food and service.
Walk into a cozy Italian restaurant that smells heavenly. The minimalist surrounding gives emphasis on the food and conversations. The robust menu gives options to the pickiest of eaters and a great selection of drinks (very strawberry Rosa and crisp Berrata). The waiting staff was attentive and we were well taken care of. We start with tender grilled octopus and Sunday meat sauce. I have the bisteca which was a flavorful ribeye the size of my face. My husband finishes his amazing wild boar ragu in 10 minutes flat. Other plates include sweet scallops with risotto and arancini balls. We end the meal with coffee and Joey's bag of donuts, which were a cinnamon sugary delight with sweet complementary hazelnut sauce and wild berry preserves. The best meal of the week on a cold blustery winter night.
The place was fine overall. The salad was unusually good, the chicken parmigiana was just Ok. My wine by the glass was nothing special. Pretty high noise level.
The artichokes were out of this world and the pasta special was delicious. I look forward to working my way through the menu over the course of many visits.
It was just fine. Ordered a salad with chicken - not memorable but perfectly acceptable. Service was very good.
We went to Sulmona for brunch on New Years Day. The room itself was beautiful and very clean. There was a DJ playing real vinyl records; he did an excellent job and it added a nice flair to the brunch. The bartender had no problem putting the Premier League game on the TV. The service was excellent. Food-wise, my wife liked the frittata, though it was a little too onion-y for her. My daughter loved the stuffed French toast, and my broccoli rabe/sausage panino was excellent.
The drink menu and beer selection was varied and interesting. My family and I had a great experience and highly recommend Sulmona.
Went to early dinner on NYE with two young kids. Food was great and plentiful and our waitress was one of the best I remember having in Cambridge
Loved meeting my boyfriend here for lunch! Amazing food - everything from the panzanella to the antipasti was amazing. Our lunch was so good (and so well timed - great respect for the lunch hour!) that I recommended the place to a colleague. My team ended up eating here a week later for a meeting and loved it as well. If anything, please just come here and treat yourself to the arancini. Heaven.
Favorite restaurant! Amazing, authentic, and unpretentious southern Italian food. Quality and flavor is unique yet feels like home.
We had a wonderful experience at Sulmona. It's simply beautiful. The custom iron work behind the bar and the quilted leather booth seating are gorgeous. The open yet warm floor plan feels like a retro train station. If you enjoy interior design, it's a must see.
The meal was superb. We sampled several appetizers like the lamb skewers, potato crocchetta, and arancini -- all delicious. The margherita pizza was perfectly done with crisp bottom yet fluffy crust. Then we got the "contorni" which was a choice of traditional Italian sides. Of that, the grilled eggplant was hands-down the best. We also got the arugula house salad which was light and lemony, a nice pair with the savory meal.
We dined with our school-aged kids and sat at a booth. It felt super easy -- their voices muffled in the air so we didn't have to worry about being too loud -- the sound travels well inside.
It's the type of place that I expected to feel like a special occasional restaurant, yet was pleasantly surprised that it also begs to be a neighborhood joint to return to. We can't wait to go back and explore the rest of the menu. We are thrilled to discover Sulmona!