A few weeks ago, a friend and I checked out Giulia in Cambridge. It was one of the last truly cold evenings of the winter and Giulia provided a warm, inviting place for us to indulge in some really amazing food.
Our first and only mistake in choosing this restaurant? We didn't have reservations. It was a Thursday night and this popular place was packed. We were told it would be 45 minutes but the wait ended up being much, much shorter. Happily, we took our place at the bar and started drooling over all of the yummy items on the menu.
The bar staff were friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. They sold us on the day's special crostini so we started with that.
We then shared a salad with citrus and fried fennel. All I can say is that fried fennel will be sweeping the nation one day because it was that good.
The entrees didn't disappoint either.
Neither did the wine or sides. Their spicy, citrusy take on brussel sprouts is so different and unique, making this trendy side seem new again.
If you love fresh pasta or (heaven forbid!) don't know if you've ever had it. Try it here. You won't be disappointed.
1682 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138