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About Sulmona Restaurant | Bar

Chef Delio Susi's new Italian Restaurant and Bar concept in Kendall Square. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

608 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday 11:00-1:00 AM
Saturday 10:30 AM- 1:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Cross Street:
Main and Portland

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 714-4995

Website:
http://www.sulmonacambridge.com/

Parking Details:
Nearby Parking Garage and Street Parking

Public Transit:
Kendall Square

Additional:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Sulmona Restaurant | Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (23)
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Casual (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was just fine. Ordered a salad with chicken - not memorable but perfectly acceptable. Service was very good.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Live Music, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Favorite restaurant! Amazing, authentic, and unpretentious southern Italian food. Quality and flavor is unique yet feels like home.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We traveled from VA to celebrate the Feast of Seven Fishes before Christmas at Sulmona...Wow! A very special evening and a truly unique and spectacular meal was provided by Sulmona. If you aren't Italian and you don't have a Grandma to cook a meal for you...Happily you have Sulmona who loves what they do and loves to share fabulously prepared dishes! Thank you for your carrying service and lovingly prepared meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had to send a lunch back 3 times before it came back as ordered. They were very nice about it and compensated us with no charge for the order but I won’t go back

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Really nice ambience and experience! Accommodated my friend's birthday with a free and delicious chocolate dessert!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Atmosphere is great, service is greater. Would love to come back more often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have been here a few times and always love the wine they offer, servers/bartenders are a great help and very knowledgeable of the selection. The pizzas are delicious, octopus and Sunday meat sauce are amazing! I only gave 4 stars because recently we went for dinner with a large group and everyone tried an entree. Their pasta is very nice and homemade but none of the sauces were very memorable, everything was pretty bland. We heard rave reviews of the chicken parm and that was the most disappointing. So I would definitely recommend this place for an appetizer and pizza and drinks. Ambiance is great, very energetic nice place to meet up after work.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food was good, but I was disappointed to learn that they were reserving the steak tips for a large group that was coming in after we were dining. I had a reservation for 11:30am, so I would have expected the full menu to be available. Not to mention, the restaurant was just about empty when I ordered my food. How did they run out of steak tips before anyone had even arrived? Didn’t they plan ahead for the large group coming in?
The pizza I had as a substitute was tasty, but to reserve food for a group that hadn’t even arrived yet over a customer who was already present was quite surprising. Not what I’d expect from a restaurant like Sulmona.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Genuine Italian cooking, not the Americanized version. Excellent pasta with ooni, bacala, great wine list. A bit pricey and noisy space but worth it for the food

Tags: Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good food and lovely space (which was full!) but it was loud enough that my mother in law had trouble hearing. Would definitely go back another time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a nice dining experience on a Friday evening. Cheese board was great and we all enjoyed the pasta dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Came here when my mother was visiting Cambridge. It was a bit darker than I anticipated, so she had some trouble reading the menu. Everything else was perfectly fine, just a forewarning to those who have trouble seeing in low lighting!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice lunch but very pricey!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great salads, pizza and pasta. This has become a go-to spot for meeting friends for lunch and dinner. Great location near Kendall, but not in the busiest part so you can actually get a table and talk to people.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Totally enjoyed our eveing....we tried the fried artichokes....delicious!

The porchetta was amazing - just like I have had in Tuscany! The homemade gnocchi were light and extrememly flavorful.

If you can't get to Italy - this place is pretty close!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic experience from the moment we walked in the door!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food, wine and friendly staff. The room is beautiful and usually parking is not a big problem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Working my way through the top 25 new restaurants in Boston. I can agree that this one deserves to be on the list. Great space, great decor. We went on a very quiet night (Monday before Thanksgiving). Very good service. Food was very good. We tried the arancini (very good), the trout (excellent), the porchetta (excellent and very tender). We were disappointed with the margherita pizza. That was doughy and nothing to get excited about. Give Sulmona a try...skip the pizza.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

First they got the order wrong - after I specifically pointed to exactly which I wanted (there are 2 kinds of french toast, my friend ordered the tiramusi, I ordered the stuffed french toast. To avoid confusion -- I pointed and said the stuffed one ... the waiter said "ok" and came back with 2 tiramusi toasts). [sidenote and also important: the french toast was rad]. Then, we gave cash and split the rest. Nothing complicated about the ~$300 bill for 6 of us. Waiter comes back with a totally wrong split [and somehow the $60 cash just disappeared] and said "we're not really sure what happened" and walks away ... without the full itemized receipt. Considering the restaurant was only 10% full ... as it was a Sunday brunch, it was annoying and totally unnececssary -- they seemed totally clueless, but nice. Just, really not helpful. The food was pretty decent and the cocktails were good so if another friend really wanted to go, I totally would tag along again. But I'd never make a reservation for a friends' brunch there again.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very friendly service, great wine and cocktails and pretty good food. I love the atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

So impressed by the food, service and ambiance at Sulmona. Along with the delicious entrees, it was some of the best pizza in the area. We live nearby and have definitely found a new go-to spot for dinner and drinks.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food! Excellent wines! Excellent service!

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I haven’t had food this good since Italy!! I wish I could go every night!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great first time experience passing thorough Boston for bday celebration in Maine. Loved the vibe. Ordered the Funghi pizza and spaghetti w/meatballs to share and was very pleased. Service was prompt and professional. Enjoyed chatting with the owners and learning about how it all started.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good service. Short walk from the T. Food was way beyond expectation. Wild Boar Ragu was perfect. I will definitely come again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They need to get better at scheduling table reservations

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Great decor. Fun atmosphere with high-end feel and cool fixtures. Great bar. Not thrilled about sitting next to the door given that we had a reservation but, it wasn't uncomfortable. Waitress could have been a little more attentive/focused. She should have taken the time to read the specials. No bread or anything pre-meal which was odd. Food was good. Dessert was good. Had a great time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The noise level was a bit much for a table of six for a business lunch; not unmanageable, certainly, but it took leaning and effort to hear. We were in the part of the restaurant with the low ceiling, which was full.

Excellent food and presentation, and food arrived impressively quickly for a busy Friday lunchtime. Very good waitress and hostess.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Love this place! One of my favorites. The Cioppino is amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

It's amazing that one restaurant can have sophisticated Italian and a section of fried "street foods" - so good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

8 pm reservation on a Saturday night - seated promptly. Waitress was very attentive though we asked her if one of the beers on the list (Cisco-Nantucket) was an IPA, a pale ale, since there was no description- she came back and said no it was not an IPA so my partner asked what was it and she responded I don't know.
We ordered the grilled octopus to start. Rubbery, no flavor. Try the charred octopus at Publico - outstanding!!! Entrees were a monkfish special which my partner said was subpar and I had the porchetta which was so incredibly salty it wasn't enjoyable. We weren't even asked if we were interested in coffee or another cocktail, just placed the check on the table. Good location and nice decor but I won't be returning. I've had worse but there are so many other great choices in Cambridge.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent and authentic Italian cuisine. Decent wine list but not always reasonably priced . A glass of the Guidobono Nebbiolo, a very nice very inexpensive wine, costs almost as much here as a bottle costs in the wine store! But worth going back to for the food

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good pasta especially the Linguine with clams. Ceaser salad was also exellent Music - could have a better selecgtion and lower volume. Good and friendly service

Tags: Casual
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