Viale

4.7
778 Reviews
$30 and under
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. $1 oysters daily from 5-7 pm! Grilling and Chilling every Friday with a DJ on our outdoor deck patio starting 4/30/21

Offers

  • 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 PM

    Enjoy 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 PM

    Join us every Friday Night [5p - 9:30p] while we grill on our new patio deck for dinner, drinks and some fire friday exclusive specials.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 778 people are saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine & service

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Geebs
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and ambiance were quite good. We had an elegant and fun evening at Viale!

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AllieM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was meh.

JA
2J2A
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four friends enjoying the patio, $1 oysters and sharing small plates. What could be better? Standouts included arancini, fried artichokes and friendly servers.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were not matching the nice atmosphere, nice staff.

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Greg
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Viale was great! The food, drinks, and service were all exceptional. I would definitely recommend to a friend!

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SanjaySri
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food mediocre and small portions that is exorbitantly priced. A huge disappointment and wasted money.

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Cambridge
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Great rotating specials that are genuinely unique.

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Recommend
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

JC
JayCambridge
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent. We especially enjoyed seafood large plates and smoked beets as appetizer. Staff are very friendly and provide excellent service.

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sharon
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Music was so loud we could not have a conversation.

CT
vipCeanT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the ambiance and small dishes to share. Great place to celebrate with family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Food was outstanding as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viale is my favorite restaurant in central square. Always have an excellent time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlMJr
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Carlos
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! They brought me a birthday drink. The $1 oysters were AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch choices. Wonderful service, friendly and warm. Will definitely return soon.

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Maggie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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.

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WaltL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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kate
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ElliR
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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

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tkbalt
New England
60 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Palais
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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 .

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Firsttimer
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is decent but overpriced the ambiance is nice and safe

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vipOutdoorBrunch
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viale’s outdoor seating was very nice and felt covid safe. The service was quick and friendly. Sunday brunch was delicious!

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vipKendall
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food really nice and down to earth staff
good menu and options
awesome patio

KB
KelseyB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat on the front patio and it was great!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a unique Italian dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish the outdoor seating was a little more accommodating for shorter people.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope joint in Central Square. Everything remarkably on point, especially after the past 14 months. Shauna and Greg do not fail.

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ivanaz
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the staff is hospitable and kind!

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vipLeyla
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious and very reasonable three course dinner on the patio.

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Willie66
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cocktails and food were really good... the oysters were outstanding! Highly recommend the duck croquettes, as well!

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Amit
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food ... amazing service ... should definitely include this restaurant on your list of go to places in Boston

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anonymous
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to spot for cocktails and oysters, the perfect spot to treat yourself. Friendly staff and a sunny outdoor patio make this the perfect happy-hour destination for me.

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vipLizzy
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in the restaurant in a long time. Enjoyed take out but it was great to be back in the space. Celebrated Mothers day for me with our daughters and son in law. We al had a blast. Loved the soundtrack, seeing others enjoying themselves. Great!

KS
KaranS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience. Had to wait for the food a bit but still ok. The 3 course pre fixe was great way to try the app, meal plus dessert. Great ambience and restaurant wasn't very crowded.

JD
JoanD
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time back in over a year. It was such a treat to be back in a favorite restaurant with my step daughter, a favorite dinner companion.
The martini was perfect, the Wellfleet oysters ocean fresh, the salads-shaved Brussels sprouts, blue cheese and walnut pieces for me, kale and bursts cheese for her were perfect.
Main courses of gnocchi in bolognese for me and beautifully prepared roasted quail topped by a perfectly cooked quail egg were so good!.
Every safety precaution was in place. Carefully distanced tables, masked staff, guests who followed the masking rules allayed any fears about eating inside. So go get your vaccine and go to Viales-or your favorite place to dine!

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 778 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.

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