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The 15 Best Italian Restaurants Near Cambridge

Updated: September 21, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Cambridge. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Cambridge. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Cambridge!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Giulia

Italian, $$$, CambridgeItalian, $$$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cambridge's 5 best spots to spend big on Italian food

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022

Pammy's

Italian, $$$, CambridgeItalian, $$$Cambridge, Riverside
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cambridge's 5 best spots to spend big on Italian food

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat Italian Food in Greater Boston

    Eater, 2022

Gran Gusto

Italian, $$, CambridgeItalian, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat Italian Food in Greater Boston

    Eater, 2022
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat Excellent Pizza in and Around Boston

    Eater, 2022

Sulmona

Italian, $$$, CambridgeItalian, $$$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cambridge's 5 best spots to spend big on Italian food

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2017

    The Most Comforting New Pasta Dishes in Boston

    Eater, 2017

Source Restaurant

Pizza, $$, CambridgePizza, $$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2020

    The best pizza in Boston

    TimeOut, 2020

Amelias Trattoria

Italian, $$, CambridgeItalian, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Bar Enza

Italian, $$$, CambridgeItalian, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2022

    The best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Boston

    TimeOut, 2022

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SRV Boston

Italian, $$$, BostonItalian, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Lyft

Coppa Enoteca

Italian, $$, BostonItalian, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat Italian Food in Greater Boston

    Eater, 2022

Carmelina's

Italian, $$, BostonItalian, $$Boston, North End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Italian spots in Boston

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Vacation Idea, 2022

    25 Best Italian Restaurants in Boston, MA

    Vacation Idea, 2022

MIDA - Boston

Italian, $$, BostonItalian, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat Italian Food in Greater Boston

    Eater, 2022
  • Eater, 2017

    The Most Comforting New Pasta Dishes in Boston

    Eater, 2017

Trattoria Il Panino

Italian, $$, BostonItalian, $$Boston, North End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Lyft

Giacomo's Ristorante - Boston

Italian, $$, BostonItalian, $$Boston, North End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Italian spots in Boston

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022

Sorellina

Italian, $$$$, BostonItalian, $$$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Boston's 3 best spots for high-end Italian eats

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022

Mamma Maria

Italian, $$$, BostonItalian, $$$Boston, North End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Vacation Idea, 2022

    25 Best Italian Restaurants in Boston, MA

    Vacation Idea, 2022

How does it work?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Cambridge. We analyzed 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline, TimeOut and Thrillist, 15185 Cambridge restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Hoodline - Cambridge's 5 best spots to spend big on Italian food, TimeOut - The best pizza in Boston and Thrillist - The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in Boston to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

Stoked Pizza Company-Cambridge and Beauty's Pizza are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurants in Cambridge.

Pammy's, Gran Gusto, and Trattoria Pulcinella are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in Cambridge.

There are 24 Italian restaurants in Cambridge.

Giulia, Pammy's, and Gran Gusto are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Cambridge.

Giulia, Pammy's, and Gran Gusto are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Cambridge.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take marinara meatball to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a marinara meatball with a glass of Italian Chianti, a popular red wine.


Did you know?

  • For the love of pasta

    October is when people in The United States celebrate pasta - it is National Pasta Day!

  • Ready for some pizza?

    Joey Chestnut holds the record for eating the most pizza in the world by finishing no fewer than 40 in one sitting. Could you top that?

  • Celebrating Italian

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Battle of the Oranges Festival in Italy? Take part in the food fight with oranges competition or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

Parking info

Parking can be tough around Cambridge To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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