Viale

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in the vibrant Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge, and voted 'Best Neighborhood Restaurant in Central Square' by Boston Magazine "Best of 2018", Viale is a casual, upscale restaurant focused on the flavors of Italy & New England. Fresh pastas and dishes from our wood burning grill are just some of the highlights of our locally sourced menu. A lively bar atmosphere spotlights old and new world wines, original craft cocktails and artisan brewed beers. Whether you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, or just have dinner with some friends, Viale's warm hospitality is here to accommodate all of your needs. We also just recently began serving lunch Monday-Friday, 11:30-2:20, offering a great spot for business lunches.

Specials

$1 Oysters Daily

Everyday, we offer $1 oysters at the bar from 5pm-7pm.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 12, 2018

Ends: August 13, 2117

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Sun 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed 5:00PM - 5:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 5:15PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 687 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was decent, I was expecting different vibes seeing the pictures online. Service was okay and not as attentive when we needed certain items after receiving our dishes.

a
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was pretty good but not anything special; space is cute and service was good

PG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice place for friends to get lunch! Service very good.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very ambient themed restaurant at a convenient location. The food stands up the other reviews and is very tasty. Good collection of wines. Service was very nice.

CC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant in Central Square, Cambridge. The food is top rate and the service was very good. The prices are very fair. All in all an excellent experience.

1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Viale continues to be a great restaurant. We are regulars and will remain so.

ED
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Want to try their pizza next time. It is such a nice experience.

G
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viale is my #1 choice for Restaurant Week by a landslide, and consistently serves excellent dishes for every course. I think their strongest points are seafood (octopus is perfectly cooked, rainbow trout is juicy) and handmade pasta (that tagliatelle was divine!). And then their desserts (kumquat bread pudding and tiramisu) meet that level of excellence too! This is a really special restaurant and I'm very thankful to live near it!

NS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly cooked and delicious. Very talented chefs. Will definitely go back.

CM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Bright noon, calm sunlight, and Tiramisu is so delicious

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best to share plates, limited menu makes it easy to make selections! Beautiful little spot, the partial glass rooftop made it feel like spring. Flavors and textures are very intentional. Our favorite appetizer was the shredded brussel sprout salad. Our favorite entrees were the potato gnocchi and Arctic char.

f
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food fairly priced. my friend left her purse behind and they called us before we had reached the car to let us know. great service and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a last minute commitment and had only an hour to dine. They were accommodating without making us feel rushed. The food was tasty and beautifully presented. We look forward our next, more leisurely, visit.

CB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small menu. Good veggie options. Everything was delicious.

PT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved early and had a booth, where it is quiet. We had good service, and the fish (Arctic Char) was well cooked and enjoyable to eat. We were done in good time to get to the Central Square Theater.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Viale for every occasion! The food and service are always the best in Boston.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viale is hands down the BEST restaurant in Cambridge! I have never been disappointed by this place, and I’ve come here more than five times. The food. The service. The ambiance. Everything is top notch. Our server Lauren was phenomenal, and she made the evening extra special for us. ❤️ I will definitely come back again and again! CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH - ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

W
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Menu a little limited, wine was expensive for the labels.

DP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Amazing cocktails, delicious food, terrific service.

CL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very funky food. Interesting but a little overpriced

AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! I has a pasta dish and it was amazing. The wine and service was great too. I'll definitely be back. :)

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Highly recommended!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD! Very accommodating for gluten free options. Went for New Years! Would go back again!

S
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Christmas Eve, warm took half home. Salmon very nice. Good service.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for brunch, the sausage and egg dish was good and the home fries were excellent. I enjoyed the chamomile gin drink, but my mother wasn’t a fan of the bloody mary.

LZ
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is excellent here. Not a huge menu but everything is really well prepared. Great pasta and flatbreads. Excellent fish and chicken. Service is lovely and noise level is terrific.

P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was nice and atmosphere was relaxed. The Ambiance is nice, but the way they seat party of 2 guests in half booths is a bit odd. When you're planning on being with the person you came to dinner with it's weird to constantly be looking at a separate party across from you if you're on the end booth. Food service was slow for mains, apps were faster.

BE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The small plates, large plates, and salads were delicious. Don’t waste you money on the flatbreads. We make better ones at home. The crust tasted floury and flat with little flavor. The squid ink pasta was delicious.

g
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 6 with several dietary needs. Dinner was amazing, there was no crowd because we ate before a theater performance (5:30-6:45pm).

R
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The remodeled layout--with bar to one side--has made the restaurant-side ambience excellent; quiet, not too quiet. Service was perfect: friendly, attentive but not too much so. We were there for an anniversary and felt well treated throughout. Arugula salad was one of the best versions I've had, and we enjoyed the rest of the dinner as well.

NP
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time there. Excellent meal and friendly and efficient service. Next time I need a meal in Central Square I expect to be back

H
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was a little disappointing. The chestnut agnolotti was a forkful of confusion that assaulted my palate with waves of awkward aftertastes and undercooked pasta. I cleared my glass of water in preparation for the next dish. The siege continued with a pistachio pesto flatbread that riddled my tongue and now nose with newfound unpleasantries, but at least it was cooked all the way through. I remedied the situation by constructing mounds of grated parmesan atop everything on the table as if to make each bite tolerable. Service was decent though.

BR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, great for sharing. It was recommended by a friend who joined us and he said it was as good as the first time he was there. The pasta dishes were very good, the salads were excellent and really the highlight of the meal.

MK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Octopus is out of this world delicious! Pistachio, pesto Flatbread is to die for. The lobster fettuccine, however, is lacking lobster and what little there was, was more like langostino. Otherwise, would have given the food 5 stars. That said, I would highly recommend and would go back

JK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's always a pleasure to have dinner at Viale! Great food. Great service.

S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service is a bit slow. But the $1 oyster special is worth the visit.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance. Salmon & flat iron steak were excellent!!

KJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I've been here several times, and have always enjoyed the service, the food, and especially the cocktails. We had a superb wine at this meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always friendly and welcoming, with great food.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and friendly staff. The meal was delicious!

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