1/2 Priced Oysters 5-6:00 Daily!
Multiple dates available
Sun 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:45 PMEnjoy oyster happy hour everyday! * 1/2 price from 5:00-6:00PM*
Fire Fridays on the Patio Deck
Multiple dates available
Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:45 PMJoin us every Friday Night [5p - 9:30p] while we grill on our new patio deck for dinner, drinks and some fire friday exclusive specials.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette
wild boar bolognese
wild boar bolognese, rosemary
The varied menu enticed me to make an 8:30 reservation for a bite to eat after picking up a friend from NY at South Station. We were greeted and seated outdoors right away by welcoming staff. The outdoor ambiance was great - festive lighting, tables spaced comfortably, well separated from Mass Ave traffic (bike lane runs by the dining area, but kind of fun). We were waited on promptly, ordered cocktails and food, and everything came out in good time. The smoky cocktail I ordered was delicious and the glass of wine I had with dinner was generous. The food was outstanding: pizza with pesto, caramelized onions, and pistachios; smoked beet salad, the shaved brussel sprout salad with blue cheese - literally all so very delicious. I haven't been so pleased with a meal out in a long time. Thank you, Viale!
The reviews I read indicated that it would be fine Italian dining, but it was more like cafeteria food. The salad was over salted and drowned in dressing, the squash appetizer was over cooked, the gnocchi was hard, chewy and tasteless, and the steak was overdone which they tried to hide by bathing it in sauce. The tiramisu was passable, unlike the meal. The servers were friendly, but minimal. This is more like a fast food joint than an Italian restaurant.
Our favorite hangout in the neighborhood! Yummy food and drinks and kid-friendly.
Our brunch experience at Viale was perfect. The cocktails were perfect and unique. The food was delicious and some say the best they've had in Central Square! We will be back and also purchasing gift cards!
Amazing place! Great service and food
Great food just a bit slow in terms of service. We will definitely return for the great homemade pasta!!!
Delicious meal, great service and drinks. Definitely recommend.
We ate inside. The tables are reasonably placed and shielded. The staff is terrific. Pleasant service, good food and company combined for a great dinner.
Always outstanding. Love the food and service. We are happy regulars
The Pretty in Pink cocktail (so good!) and pizza margherita were delish. The staff were friendly and attentive. I'd go back!
I love Viale!
It is becoming my favorite place to have a nice light dinner and a drink for special occasions!
The staff is friendly and helpful.
The cocktails are outstanding and bartenders are pros ( the “Social Smoker” is one of my favorite of all time drinks anywhere)!
The food is simple, smart and delicious!
Great venue for formal or informal dining. Dishes fresh and appealing.
Great food, wine & service
Food, service and ambiance were quite good. We had an elegant and fun evening at Viale!
We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful evening, only occasionally interrupted by sirens and emergency vehicles. The food was stellar; inventive ingredient combinations and perfectly cooked. The cocktails were also delicious. I’d be happy to go back again and again.
Food was meh.
Four friends enjoying the patio, $1 oysters and sharing small plates. What could be better? Standouts included arancini, fried artichokes and friendly servers.
The food and cocktails were not matching the nice atmosphere, nice staff.
Viale was great! The food, drinks, and service were all exceptional. I would definitely recommend to a friend!
Food mediocre and small portions that is exorbitantly priced. A huge disappointment and wasted money.
One of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Great rotating specials that are genuinely unique.
Food was really good but the service was outstanding! We had the $1 oysters (which is a great deal for this area), fried artichokes, arancini balls, and the gnocchi and buffalo bolognese. Definitely would recommend and will be back!
Excellent. We especially enjoyed seafood large plates and smoked beets as appetizer. Staff are very friendly and provide excellent service.
Music was so loud we could not have a conversation.
We love the ambiance and small dishes to share. Great place to celebrate with family.
Awesome experience. Food was outstanding as was the service.
Viale is my favorite restaurant in central square. Always have an excellent time!
Low key one of the best restaurants in Boston!! Great food, great service, great ambience. Don’t miss the arancini or the house Negroni. It’s hard to beat a Friday night on the patio at Viale.
The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect for grabbing dinner with old friends. Would love to come back especially for the $1 oysters.
Excellent restaurant in all ways: the room, the food, the drinks.
Made even better because of the superb service from our server who is also in the photography business.
We will be back.
Great Service! They brought me a birthday drink. The $1 oysters were AMAZING!
Excellent brunch choices. Wonderful service, friendly and warm. Will definitely return soon.
Great food, nice ambience, but our waitress was a bit cold and rude at first. Did not let us even look at a menu before she asked us what we wanted to drink and seemed annoyed at our questions.
Picked this restaurant on a whim. Arrived early for our 715p reservation to get the $1 oysters (5 to 7 daily!). We were seated right away. Service was great. Very attentive without being bothersome. All the food choices were excellent. They brought us an extra app ( duck fritters) because a salad came out late but we were sharing so it wasn't a big deal!
great mojitos and the special was a an incredible sea bass with peaches and sprouts drizzled with an incredible glaze that i could have eaten by the spoonful
The food was okay honestly nothing too special, the outside patio where we sat was very cute and nice. Although they did not have a large variety on their menu
Really spectacular food with friendly attentive service. It was quiet inside because most of the action was outside in their temporary Covid outside seating. Not a cheap night out (well, we did get a couple of bottles of wine), but totally worth it.
The staff is very accommodating under difficult circumstances with tables set up as they are. Food was decent, not exceptional but it was a pleasant meal .
Food is decent but overpriced the ambiance is nice and safe
Viale’s outdoor seating was very nice and felt covid safe. The service was quick and friendly. Sunday brunch was delicious!
Viale does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Viale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 576-1900.
Viale is rated 4.6 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.