Sulmona Restaurant | Bar

4.6
301 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chef Delio Susi's new Italian Restaurant and Bar concept in Kendall Square. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday- Friday 11:00-1:00 AM
Saturday 10:30 AM- 1:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
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Phone number
(617) 714-4995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main and Portland
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Parking details
Nearby Parking Garage and Street Parking
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Public transit
Kendall Square
Additional
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 301 People Are Saying
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RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place with a diverse menu. Highly recommend.

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AK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I enjoyed the food here a lot! We were treated with the calamari app for agreeing to move tables after being seated and that was pretty standard. We then ordered a Caesar salad (surprising it just comes with anchovies and the waiter didn't ask if we wanted them) which had a good lettuce combo and then the grilled octopus, so yummy, and the Piave cheese, tasty hard cheese similar to Parmesan I thought. For dinner we split the lobster pizza which was amazing!! I would recommend the food and atmosphere here but offer a warning that the service was pretty lacking in that we placed our order and then were pretty much left alone for the entire meal which is fine for chatting but we could of used another round of drinks/more water during the meal.

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JB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 7th visit. Love this restaurant. Excellent service. Excellent wine menu.

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A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average, across the board. Food was average, service was good but not great by any stretch. It's all just average.

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DP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have had 2 different business lunches here and really enjoyed it both times. Energetic but not too loud, service was fantastic and food was very good. Nice options for appetizers and lunch entrees. Great central location.
Specifically enjoyed a very good salad; everything was fresh. Also recommend the Meatball and calamari appetizers.

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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the first time last night and ate at the bar. I liked everything about this place. Pizza was yummy. Chicken Parm was good but even better after I asked for some extra sauce. The bar staff was very friendly and attentive. I liked the ambience too.

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MC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious (love the pizza!) and the service is great; love the atmosphere and décor. Great for date night or family dinner night. Very nice, helpful and hard-working staff.

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LK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sulmona is a great jewel. The food and service are outstanding. The decor and ambience are vibrant and fun. Love the nod to Salmon, Italy with the arched structure over the bar. It's worth the drive!

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday night in Cambridge, still a good number of people around but not too many. Great for a 3-4 people, can still hear and talk, but not hear everyone else. Everyone liked the food, the cocktails and the wine we chose. Discerning guests used to high end food really liked it for their first time.

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SE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 5 had an early, relatively dinner (4:30) before a seminar (6:00). The restaurant's decor was interesting and appealing; the waiter was friendly, helpful and added to the experience; the food was excellent (I had the Wild Boar Ragu); splitting the bill into 2 parts, one for 4 people and one for 1 person was no problem. The prices were on the high side, and the noise level rose as the restaurant filled up--but we would recommend Sulmona and will go again ourselves.

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p
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for a business meal. Service was great and the food was very good. They are always very attentive to the number of pieces in shareable dishes/appetizers (to match the number of diners, if the standard size is not enough; not free, but good to have the option and flexibility).
The only negative is the absence of a coat rack/hangers. During the winter keeping the coats at the table can make the seats feel very crammed, especially when sitting at a booth. Their booths then to be small.

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D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I brought relatives for dinner on Sunday night. They liked the casual vibe with really good food. Service was super-attentive and responsive to some dietary restrictions. Nice feel in the room - lighting, openness, noise level. One issue: cocktail was weak and too sweet. A bourbon shot to fortify it cost $10.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the Greater Boston Area - food is always incredible (best brunch food in Cambridge in my opinion), the interior is really cool, cocktails are amazing and even the playlist for the background music is good. Really reasonable prices, too 🙏🏼

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AA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with family. Ordered many small plates, all delicious. From Caesar salad, antipasto items, arancini etc. I couldn’t say enough about the magnificent food and wine selection. Wonderful ambiance, light music could be heard, but not at all interfering with our conversation. Can’t wait to go back.

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k
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first lunch at Sulmona. it was lively, full of people (make a reservation !) Will be back...

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Everything was mediocre- pet peeve, the various cheese we had including Burrata were ICE cold— and waitress seemed harried and not knowledgeable. The kitchen was clearly busy and she told us she couldn’t take any special orders because of that (special order meaning my friend asked if she could order a half portion of pasta or could she have a whole portion but just have half boxed up before it got to her because she is on a diet) and she she communicated it in a way that was not particularly apologetic. It was very expensive for what we got both food and service wise. I would not go back.

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F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All was good except we asked for a booth when making reservations for 2. When arrived we were told booths are used for larger parties, even though the whole time we were dining, the booths sat empty. I would have liked to use the booth.

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Y
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice find right in MIT

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F
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cutting edge decor, good solid menu, including outstanding pizza, but not ideal for a business meeting - far too noisy.

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MH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lively spot with delicious modern Italian fare...fun place for group dining. My only critiques- less pork on menu please!!!! And a kids’ menu would be great!

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SG
Cheshire
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, excellent food and great service. Quality Italian in a great aetting

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GF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife has family from Sulmona! Your food is authentic to the region and consistently good, especially the porchetta, and the service is wonderful; friendly and respectful. We've been here about 10 times, and each time, bring someone new to introduce them to the restaurant, and we will most definitely continue to do so!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun girls dinner! Great music - really good food - service over all was good, our waitress was a little too good at letting us have space, plates etc were always cleared / table wiped down in at speedy pace between courses.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we arrived and were greated by a very friendly hostess. Our server was incredible, and next to the amazing food, part of the 5 star review. I had the arugula salad and the octopus which were perfection. Our server was attentive but also extremely intuitive on our needs for conversation.

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RE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service. My date arrived well before I and was seated with courtesy and without a problem. Our waitress and the captain of the staff were supremely attentive, with the latter showing executive capacities.

The cioppino, my dish was spot on! Savory, redolent with fresh seafood brininess. My date really enjoyed her grilled fish. As well, our primo, arrosticini and panzerotti were damned good.

Go here!

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NO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service, ambience, and most importantly, the food were exceptional. We tried menu items we had not ordered in the past plus one of the specials. All, perfect. My sister who lived in Italy for a period of time gave Sulmona a big thumbs up for authentic and carefully prepared Italian cuisine.

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AM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch there, there were very accommodating for our baby as well

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AL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Dinner with our family. Our waiter was hilarious and the food was delicious

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V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, accommodated our diet requests, friendly and attentive. Food was very good, just wished they had greater variety of pasta dishes...for lunch it was only one...

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had an excellent meal here. The restaurant is very open and comfortable. Definitely coming back!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch food was awesome and service impeccable. Can’t wait to go back for dinner.

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ED
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food!!! Service was great!! Brando did a great job!! Can't wait to visit again!!! Definitely recommend the rib eye!!!

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CS
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guests truly enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Thanks

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SG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant atmosphere and great service with nice people. Manager was very very nice to us when there was a bit of confusion about a specific dish.

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c
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Meal !! Creative dishes... options of small plates to share. Excellent service ... Best grilled octopus ever!!!

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NB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We thought the food was carefully prepared-my short rib was delicious! And the service was EXCellent !! Very well trained and pleasant staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended.to us. Glad we came there.

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was fantastic but our server seemed to be in a rush to turn tables. He kept showing up every few minutes to take the order for entree and also asked me if he could clear my appetizer since the main dish was ready while I was still working on my meal . Then he cleared my friends plates and left my entree place setting next to me since I was still working on my app. The service was poor and disappointing- we definitely felt very rushed . The food was amazing though.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to sulmona all the time, it’s my favorite restaurant in cambridge

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SR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second visit and it was just as special this time around. I actually had a special request that they were able to fulfill. The Sunday Meat Sauce is one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed! This time I sat at the bar. The service was great. I plan to return with friends and family over and over. The beer selection is not expansive, but their offerings are outstanding. I enjoyed the Maine Beer Company Lunch IPA almost as much as the Meat Sauce. Great!

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