About Sulmona Restaurant | Bar
Chef Delio Susi's new Italian Restaurant and Bar concept in Kendall Square. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday 11:00-1:00 AM
Saturday 10:30 AM- 1:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Main and Portland
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nearby Parking Garage and Street Parking
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Sulmona Restaurant | Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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