Pammy's

4.8
592 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Pammy’s is a New American restaurant inspired by the feel of an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Perched between Cambridge’s Central and Harvard Squares, Pammy’s is a cozy yet sophisticated neighborhood destination. For husband and wife team Chris and Pam Willis, who live right up the street, Pammy’s is an extension of their living room. They’ve brought together their love of great food, easy hospitality and chic vibe to create a lively space that is welcoming to all looking for a memorable meal. With dishes that lean heavily on Italian flavors but are not restricted by any rules of the cuisine, the food is unpretentious and delicious. A dual-opening fireplace wrapped in white ceramic, an oversized salvaged communal table designed for side-by-side dining and rich leather banquets are just some of the design elements that make up Pammy’s charm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday 5:30PM - 1:00AM
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Phone number
(617) 945-1761
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Willis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hancock street
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Parking details
Ample Street Parking
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Public transit
Redline Central Square and Harvard Square, 1 bus, 63 bus
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 592 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Fav restaurant in the area.

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JS
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was out 3rd visit to Pammy’s, we love the place, service, vibe. While we really enjoyed our meal, we preferred the menu from summer. Will wait for new menu before returning.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and service at Pammy’s!!

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AB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointing dining experience. Chicken "special" was no better than KFC Next day reheated. Looked disgusting, had unpleasant odor and tasted worse. Besides this, presentation was terrible, no attempt to garnish and was overall the worst main course I have ever been presented.
And the audacity to nor remove from the bill, when sentiments were conveyed to waiter and Chef!

Never again! In Boston, we have choices and this is one place that we will not go back to.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and amazing food. Definitely a little different as incorporate other ingredients in their food that you wouldn’t think of, but I mean that in the best way possible.

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QC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I almost don’t want to rave about this place so it doesn’t get more popular! They deserve so many accolades for their food, service and ambiance! Excellent!!

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C
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner- wonderful antipasto and pasta dishes.
Restaurant was very noisy and tables are too close together.

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AG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the universe! Love it for every occasion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Friendly staff made great recommendations and it never felt like I was rushed during my meal.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pammy's was great! Hands down the most tender octopus i've ever had. The portions were appropriately sized, and we left full but not stuffed. Quality of food was top notch!

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W
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We want to come back and try more of the menu.

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JG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & great service. The restaurant is beautiful.

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JB
New England
87 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seasonal and creative Italian cuisine .
Amazing food and service.
Ambience noise level is very loud.
Special octopus was perfect consistency and flavor.
Mussels appetizer is always amazing

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PG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. My husband and I feel it is the best new restaurant in the Boston area.-Pam

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

Disappointed that the spaghetti 2.3 no longer available. Despite this, our food and experience were very good.

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PB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience.

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FO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I like Pammy's alot, but I thought that each of the plates was a bit overly priced, and the noise level was way too high to have an intimate dinner or conversation.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went with two others and each ordered a pasta dish for sharing. We couldn't pick a favorite, they were all delicious! Drinks were excellent. We were seated by the fire place which made the dinner really cozy.

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JB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our first course took 40 minutes to get to the table. Food was interesting but uneven -- many parts of dishes were very salty.

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NN
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about Pammy's! We were warmly greeted by the hostess, charmed by the bartenders, laughed with the owner and enjoyed one of the best meals we've had in a while. It truly is like walking into an old friend's home. Enjoy!

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TM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Everything was A+ The raw Brussels sprouts appetizer was super. The halibut was perfect.

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JL
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

menu is too limited; no salads; no side dish veggies; a bit heavy handed on the salt

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KP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had an amazing time bring my husband for the first time- made him feel like he was back home in nyc.

Felt like summer had more vegetarian options for the appetizer menu.

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MT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to take a friend for a fancy birthday dinner!

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CA
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very interesting food preparation and creative twists to common items.
The appetizer, Veal Bruchetta, was delicious and very different from the
typical brochettes.
Very disappointed in the duck entree. Very small portion of duck. Not likely
that there were 2 ounces on the plate. The side dish that accompanied the duck
was delicious.

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CM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, it was a fantastic experience at Pammy's! So happy that the Veal Bruschetta was back on the menu. The Lumache never disappoints and the Pork Milanese is to die for!!! We were excited the Tiramisu was on the menu the night we were there and the Brown Butter Apple Cake with the Corn Ice cream was too good to be true! I mean, come on, Corn ice-cream... who knew!! Love love love it at Pammy's!!

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pammy's has become our go-to restaurant for anniversaries, birthdays, and special occasions. The food is phenomenal—creative, flavorful, well-portioned. Their drinks are always great and the small selection of beers they carry are welcome complements to the food.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most incredible meals I’ve ever had and the ambiance was superb! The service was also excellent!!

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AY
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

never ever EVER disappoints. if you can top this i wanna know!

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JD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great vibe for dinner! The drinks were amazing and the food was delicious. The interior design of the place was on point. Will definitely be back next time we’re in Cambridge. You will not be disappointed!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, outstanding food.

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K
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought our kids, and they were totally down with that. Love having this place nearby

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C
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck,pasta ,and branzino were all great and sorbet,apple cake and affogato were awesome. Our waitress was helpful ,enthusiastic and everyone was friendly,unpretentious....

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CW
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal, shared the lamb belly ( must order!) as an appetizer. The table had Halibut, Pork Milanese, Casarecce, & Malfaldine all were just amazing. The pork was enough for two and rest were healthy portions and the flavors perfect. We shared a dessert Gianduja Mousse at the table, fun and delicious. We were lucky to get a table and will return for brunch the next time we are in Cambridge.

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KL
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, especially the Branzino. Really fresh flavours and ingredients. Wonderful service. Quite loud but just made for a really energetic and fun atmosphere!

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JL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pammy's gave us a wonderful dining experience on our special anniversary. We ordered the mussels, malfaldine, and branzino, everything was superb and well executed.

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A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was phenomenal. On par with some of the best restaurants in the Greater Boston area. We were impressed by the quality of the ingredients, complexity of flavors and creativity with presentation and ingredient combinations! We didn't get to meet Pam but we saw her interacting with many other guests. The ambience really makes you feel like you're visiting with friends and family. We are so looking forward to coming back.

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PK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great room to enter and the food and service complete a great dining experience. Two couples - we all loved it!

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J
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere and vibe. Apps were good, but pasta was lacking unfortunately. But still a fun place.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family was in town visiting from Florida, and my mom requested to go to Pammy's. We loved our experience, dining, and service (by Angie.) Ill keep coming back!

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