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Sulmona Restaurant | Bar

4.5
4.5
850 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Chef Delio Susi Italian Restaurant and Bar, Kendall Square. We are open for patio seating and curbside pick up. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 714-4995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Delio Susi

  • Catering

    Take Out Delivery with ....Uber Eats, DoorDash, Caviar and Grubhub

  • Private party facilities

    Sulmona’s ambiance, delicious menu and professional staff make it the ideal place for small and large groups.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (617) 714-4995

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Main and Portland

  • Parking details

    Nearby Parking Garage and Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Kendall Square

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 850 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    dreyna

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was great! Sat outside, and great ambience but I will say that the T runs below the grates in the sidewalk so it can sound loud.
  2. E

    Evangelos

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent pizza! The service is perfect! We will come back soon!
  3. MM

    MaryM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was excellent. We had reserved outdoor seating, but since it was extremely hot, we were offered an indoor seat if we wanted. Very thoughtful.
  4. RR

    RoxanneR

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Thanks again!
  5. MS

    MarkS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a great experience at Sulmona. The place is great, the staff goes out of their way to be helpful and of course the food and beverage never disappoints. I look forward to my next visit.
  6. FC

    FormerCantebridgian

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, solid location, very good espresso martini. Fast service. Family friendly.
  7. GS

    GayleS

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hospitality and professional service provided a relaxing backdrop to the delicious and perfectly prepared scallops, steak and traditional pasta entrees served at our table. Excellent wine pairings. We are looking forward to our next gathering at Sulmona.
  8. AE

    AnnE

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First of all, I want to note the noise level. The summer veranda stands on the METRO Shaft. Trains are constantly rushing by and this sound drowns out everyone. It is impossible to be. The mood is ruined, the day is ruined. Water is poured at room temperature on a hot day. I meet this for the first time. The apetizers were delicious, the pasta just disgusting. Overcooked, the sauce has no taste at all, the shells are hard. Pasta with meatballs was edible. No more. The pizza was also edible. Nowadd to that the constant sound from the shaft and you get the whole picture. When I asked for a check, after 20 minutes the waiter came up and offered dessert with a tired face. If you will not work in your restaurant, I think you will soon lose customers. Although what kind of work can be done if the veranda is on the subway shaft.
  9. m

    mew1150

    Glasgow

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The place was nearly empty but the sirens, Red Line, and street traffic made it very noisy. Tuna appetizer was terrific as was the pasta.
  10. S

    Steve

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best, not worth the price - $200 for 3 of us - 5 cocktails and 3 main dishes (no appetizers, no salads, no desserts). We sat outside, which was nice to have that option, but, every 3 minutes a train went by (underneath the sidewalk where we sat) and we couldn't hear each other. Definitely in the category of "Once and done" - we won't go back.
  11. a

    alconcid

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was really underwhelming. Dessert was great!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were good. It was hot and lights were too dim.
  14. MB

    MeeBee

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great. Noise level was a little high for a business meal but the food and service made up for it. Will definitely go back
  15. M

    Meee

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Made the mistake of ordering the Branzino special. The filet was so thin and small I was literally hungry after I ate. I think for $42 maybe they should have served the whole fish bone in to make it a meal. So I filled up with a desert which was delicious. My friends ordered red sauce dishes in which they all enjoyed. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, the server was wonderful. I would go back for pasta dishes only.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a family brunch! Everyone came away happy: will be back for dinner.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Do not sit outside as you will not be to hear anyone or have a meaningful Conversation as the redline train goes right underneath the sidewalk and the subway vents are right next to the table so you constantly hear the trains go by every 3 to 5 minutes. If the restaurant were more smartly run they would’ve put their outdoor tables on the side of the business that doesn’t have the train running underneath it. That being said the drinks were good the staff was great and the food was just very average especially for the price.
  18. JB

    JimBos

    New England

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We had been looking forward to trying Sulmona for quite a while and were sorely disappointed. It was packed at 6pm and extremely noisy and the windows were open, normally great, but the Red Line T trains were traveling directly underneath the restaurant adding to the noise. It took 20 min to get a martini from the bar. The apps we had were the winner, my main, the Bolognese was just so so and the pasta was greatly undercooked. Our waiter had too many tables but did his best and was very nice. We wont be back.
  19. PH

    PengH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The outdoor was great especially with the great weather, however, the noise from the T below do comes through from time to time
  20. CK

    CaterinaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch for Father’s Day. This restaurant never disappoints!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Sulmona has a great vibe and aesthetic. The wait staff were friendly and prompt with their service. Unfortunately, that's the bulk of the good news. Our introduction to the restaurant was being greeted by a rude host, who seemed like they were potentially one of the managers. He also never gave us the specials menu, which we only realized existed after we ordered and saw other people being seated and getting a copy. We both ordered a pasta dish, the cacio e pepe, and were excited for the meal: neither of us ate more than half because it was inedible. It had absolutely no flavor, no salt, and no cheese. It was watered down and the only flavor was that of the noodle itself. We couldn't help but notice that several other tables had the same dish that they too left half uneaten. We were extremely disappointed and the experience -- with exception of a friendly and prompt waiter -- was quite lacking. Not worth the prices or the visit.
  22. T

    Theodore

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did enjoy the food a lot. I love my salmon dish! The waiters served the table really well and efficiently! I will definitely revisit and recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing but cheerful brunch on a weekend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We chose this place for a commencement celebration, based on on-line reviews. Although a reservation was made in advance, We were seated on top of a subway grate and couldn’t hear each other/the waiter or anyone else. The host was frankly mean, not willing to assist with guest’s needs. The salad ordered was small, although we were told it could be shared as a starter (it fed 2 people instead of 4). The food came in different times so we were left waiting to eat until the last order was delivered, 5-7 minutes later than the other mains. The only good choice on the menu is the pizza; pasta and meat dishes were something you would get at a chain restaurant. We won’t be going back.
  24. TZ

    TessaZ

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    If you’re trying to drink a decent amount with your dinner don’t go here- the service takes awhile and they won’t let you have more than 4 drinks even when you’re eating. Overall though, really good food and cool ambiance.
  25. HE

    HappyEater

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Wasn’t seated until more than 30 minutes after reservation. Multiple parties were subjected to the same wait. No apologies given. The host stand was irregularly staffed. Lacked a sense of attention or care. Very disappointed.
  26. WC

    WilliamC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I went here for a Sunday morning brunch. Food was terrific, and the ambiance inside was exactly what we were looking for. Next time I’m in the city I will make it a point to return for another meal.
  27. a

    adda

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Service and pizza was ok, nothing amazing. I was pretty disappointed with the lamb skewers dish - tasted like gas (from a grill), unseasoned meat interspersed with gristle and fat that didn’t appear to be put to good use in the cooking process. I found the little Italian flags they stick in the dishes annoying instead of charming. Food came out quick even though it was a busy night, but it took a long time to get a check. Overall for the price point, I won’t be returning.
  28. NM

    NataliaM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The staff was really good and the food delicious but when I go to an Italian restaurant for lunch I expect to have some pasta in the menu, and they didn't have, only for diner :(
  29. B

    Birch

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait stuff was fun, engaging, and helpful. Flavor profiles of food offered were perfection! The range of items available on the menu was very helpful to all at dinner. There was literally something for everyone. The bolognese is the best I’ve ever had, including in Italy ! Highly recommend !⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  30. MF

    ManhattanFoodie12

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely wonderful service! Great cocktail and wine menu! Food was also very good!
  31. MM

    MeaghanM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Yummy food, a bit pricey. The waiters are efficient but not very friendly. Quick service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    portions were small for the expensive price. service was okay, table and menus were sticky and had to ask for utensils and napkins. vent from kitchen also kept blowing hot air onto the outdoor dining. fun overall but would not highly recommend.
  33. PA

    PARTYOF6

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We are a group of 4- 6 friends who dine out weekly. We all felt that Sulmona left us feeling like it could have been a better experience however, the Bolognese is very good! The order was not at all paced for a relaxing dinner experience. Our apps came out really quick which was nice and the arancini were great, as was the octopus HOWEVER, we were still enjoying apps when our dinner came out - way too soon - the Server did turn the dishes back to the kitchen to hold. The Carbonara was the most bland dish and I am a huge carbonara fan - I sent mine back and another tablemate generously layered his with salt and continued to eat it (he hates to send a dish back). The drinks were very good - really enjoyed the Sangria. We would likely return to give it another try, as we believe there are some good dishes to be had here - however, we would definitely ask for the courses to be appropriately spaced apart. At this current time and experience, I would give it a 3/4 stars - there's room for improvement.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch - the menu includes typical brunch items like eggs Benedict and French toast but made in their style as well as pizza, paninis and burgers. There’s something for everyone and the food is very good. We had the porchetta panini, porchetta hash, eggs Benedict Italian farmer style and eggs Benedict with charred seasonal vegetables.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration- our waiter was very informative, knowledgeable about the wines and gave good food recommendations. He was very attentive and even bought us a taste of another wine he thought we might like when our appetizer order was delayed. Highlights were the mushroom pizza and the bolognese- very nice sauce. We’ll definitely come back when we’re in town again.
  36. k

    kris

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine, food and service. James gave us the best service we’ve had in a while anywhere AND it was graduation and very busy.
  37. MG

    MichaelG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The service was excellent. …..
  38. k

    kingsnake

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The restaurant and bar are lovely and the service is great and the Mediterranean salad was tasty. BUT the pastas (we got two... the carbonara and the spaghetti alla chitarra with meatballs) were terrible. Both were almost completely flavorless. The carbonara was watery (?) and bland. They were also both extraordinarily expensive. I haven't had pasta in restaurant that bad in a long, long time.
  39. S

    Sandyk

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great food...service slow. If you sit outside you can hear the t underground. Just sayin'
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch was great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Sulmona Restaurant | Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 714-4995.

Sulmona Restaurant | Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Sulmona Restaurant | Bar

608 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main and Portland

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Nearby Parking Garage and Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Kendall Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Delio Susi

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 714-4995

  • Catering

    Take Out Delivery with ....Uber Eats, DoorDash, Caviar and Grubhub

  • Private party facilities

    Sulmona’s ambiance, delicious menu and professional staff make it the ideal place for small and large groups.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (617) 714-4995

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