Between Harvard and Porter squares stands this little slice of Rome. In a long, narrow former bar, it serves inventive starters and delectable main courses that rely on meat, poultry, and fish. But the headliner is the handmade pasta, whipped up every afternoon at the long table in front of the open kitchen. I’m still thinking about pappardelle with wild-boar sauce, which I ate with one eye on my friend’s farro noodles with rabbit sauce. Everything about this place, which opened in December 2012, is just so: excellent cocktails, well-edited wine list, classic yet imaginative cuisine, and warm, thoughtful service. Make a reservation.
1682 Massachusetts Ave (at Sacramento St.).
Our Rating Neighborhood Outside Harvard Square Hours Mon–Thu 5:30–10pm, Fri–Sat 5:30–11pm Transportation T: Red Line to Harvard or Porter Phone 617/441-2800 Prices Main courses $17–$36 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Giulia
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