Cambridge restaurants

Italian in Cambridge

Giulia

A half-mile north of Harvard Square, this intimate Italian restaurant opened in 2012 to universal acclaim. Chef Michael Pagliarini's sophisticated, locally sourced creations range from grilled veal with asparagus an…
Ice Cream in Cambridge

Toscanini’s

People come from miles around for Tosci's burnt-caramel ice cream, which apparently was invented as the result of an accident (you can imagine). Besides the dozens of delicious ice-cream flavors, there is also excel…
Tapas in Cambridge

Little Donkey

Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette's latest culinary venture, this high-ceilinged but cozy brick-walled bistro serves tapas with an international twist. Take raw bar offerings like oysters and ceviche to great height…
Burgers in Cambridge

Mr Bartley's Burger Cottage

Packed with small tables and hungry college students, this burger joint has been a Harvard Square institution for more than 50 years. Bartley’s offers two dozen different burgers, including topical newcomers with na…
Diner in Cambridge

Veggie Galaxy

What does the word 'diner' mean to you? All-day breakfasts? Check. Burgers and milkshakes? Check. Counter seating and comfy booths? Got those, too. A circular glass display case showing off desserts? Yes, complete w…
Vegetarian in Cambridge

Life Alive

Life Alive offers a joyful, healthful, purposeful approach to fast food. The unusual combinations of animal-free ingredients yield delicious results, most of which come in a bowl (like a salad) or in a wrap. There a…
Chinese in Cambridge

Dumpling House

Midway between Central and Harvard, this bustling spot is the sister restaurant to the Chinatown favorite Gourmet Dumpling House. If you're a fan of soup dumplings, you'll love it here. There are more than a dozen v…
Pizza in Cambridge

Cambridge, 1

This pizzeria is located in an old fire station – its name comes from the sign chiseled into the stonework out front. The interior is sleek, sparse and industrial, with big windows at the back overlooking the Old Bu…
Vietnamese in Cambridge

Bon Me

Bon Me started as a food truck that catered to the Kendall Sq crowd, and you'll still see the trucks tooling around town. This little storefront sells the same, simple, fresh, insanely good Vietnamese fare. Choose y…
Gastronomy in Cambridge

Waypoint

After his success at Alden & Harlow, chef Michael Scelfo turned his attention to seafood and other 'coastally inspired fare'. The wide-ranging menu includes a raw bar, original pizzas, decadent pasta dishes and …