Italian Restaurants in Harvard Square

Rock City Pizza – Up to 50% Off

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

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Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Dinner at Lantana Café

Lantana Cafe

Medford

$30 $15

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Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

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Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

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Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

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Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

44% Off Italian Food at Cafe Piazza Dolce

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

$40 $25

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Chef presses fresh pastas, hand tosses wood-fired pizza & grills salmon for dinner & serves brunch dishes such as gourmet paninis

Up to 42% Off at Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

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Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

Up to 50% Off at Porto Bello Restaurant

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

45% Off Italian Dinner at La Vita Mia

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

$30 $17.50

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Flat-bread pizza with spicy shrimp, prosciutto, and capes, create-your-own pastas, and sirloin steak in a balsamic sauce

50% Off Italian Fare at Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading

Ristorante Pavarotti

Reading

$40 $20

Veal and seafood simmered in delicate wine sauces served in Italian eatery with large wine list

Up to 50% Off Stone-Baked Pizza Meal at Maggy's Lounge

Maggy's Lounge

Quincy

$28 $14

Enjoy stone-baked pizzas with thin, crispy crust in a casual, lively space that has frequent live music performances

Up to 43% Off at BonCaldo Restaurant

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

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Wood-fired cuisine from all 20 regions of Italy, served in an opulent, yet cozy dining room

Up to 53% Off Pizza at Deli Max

Deli Max

Natick

$10 $5

New York–style pizzas come topped with steak tips, banana peppers, scallions,

38% Off Prix-Fixe Italian Meal at LaStoria Trattoria

LaStoria Trattoria

Stoughton

$55 $34

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Enjoy two dishes each off the tasting menu, featuring items such as veal parmesean and eggplant rollatini, followed by a dessert to share

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Peppercornz on Main

Peppercornz on Main

South Weymouth

$30 $15

Seafood, housemade gnocchi, and other Italian dishes silence rumbling bellies

Up to 55% Off Italian Dinner at Yannalfo's

Yannalfo's

Marblehead

$83.80 $40

Ravioli and meatballs in a mushroom-cream sauce, breaded chicken cutlets topped with crab and lobster, and seafood in a zesty red clam sauce

Half Off at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

$30 $15

American and Brazilian-style entrees, burgers, and specialty pizzas, whose toppings include calabresa sausage and malagueta pepper

Up to 58% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Trattoria Bella Mia

Trattoria Bella Mia

Beverly

$30 $16

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Authentic Italian fare and live music at bistro on historic Cabot Street

44% Off Italian Food at Rufina's 

Rufina's

Chelmsford

$45 $25

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Handcrafted Italian dishes such as four-cheese ravioli and veal marsala served amidst romantic lighting

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Buono Bistro 

Buono Bistro

North Andover

$40 $20

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Chefs handcraft lobster ravioli, wild-mushroom risotto, scallops scampi, and herb-roasted New Zealand lamb with a port-wine reduction

Up to 51% Off Pizzas, Sodas, and Mini Golf

Jimmy's Famous Pizza

Golfland USA

$46.73 $23

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Same windmill, barn, and loop-the-loop from 1969 challenge today's putters on mini golf course; cheese pizzas and soda fuel players

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Caffe il Cipresso

Caffe Il Cipresso

Tyngsboro

$30 $15

Classics such as chicken cacciatore and shrimp scampi, as well as sandwiches, including a Tuscan chicken sandwich with basil pesto mayo

40% Off Three-Course Italian Dinner at Mamma Luisa Cucina & Bar

Mamma Luisa Cucina & Bar

Ipswich

$82 $49

This charming restaurant dishes up Northern Italian classics such as veal saltimbocca and fresh pastas made in-house

Papa John's – Up to 54% Off Carry-Out Pizza

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

50% Off at Sorentos Italian and Persian Gourmet

Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Marlborough

$40 $20

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Italian and Persian flavors infuse beef kebabs, gourmet pizzas, and salmon with caramelized onions and almonds in wine sauce

Up to 44% Off Upscale American Food at Bondos Dining

Bondo's Dining & Takeout

Marshfield

$40 $24

Chefs use local ingredients and produce, including from an onsite garden, to craft upscale pastas, salads, and entrees

Up to 64% Off at La Trattoria & Pizzeria

La Trattoria & Pizzeria

Gloucester

$69.80 $31

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Bruschetta, mussels, and shrimp scampi precede entrees including eggplant parmigiana, grilled swordfish, veal marsala, and chicken piccata

Up to 46% Off Pizza at Foodee's

Foodee's

Milford

$18.59 $10

One-year memberships get you a pizza per month inspired by different regions, such as the greek pizza, taco pizza, and reuben pizza

Select Local Merchants

No, he wasn't born in Sicily. In fact—according to a 2011 article in the Boston Globe—Doug Ferriman started out in the pizza business without even knowing how to make dough. But he learned fast, besting 120 competitors and two Italian chefs to take second place at the International Pizza Challenge later that year. Ferriman is also one of only two people to have won the International Pizza Expo's Pizza of the Year honor more than once, in 2004 and 2007, according to trade magazine Pizza Today. Finally, in the 2013 competition, Ferriman won first in the non-traditional category in the northeast region.

Today, Ferriman brings his dough tossing know-how to Crazy Dough's Pizza, which he co-owns with his wife, Melissa. Their labor-of-love-turned-small-business-success-story, which has been documented in media outlets such as the Boston Business Journal, can be explained by their commitment to quality ingredients and diverse recipes. Their chefs start with a solid pizza foundation of North Dakota flour, vine-ripened California plum tomatoes, and Wisconsin cheese. Next, they transform raw dough into three pizza types: pan-baked, rectangular sicilian pies; hearty brick-oven rounds; or their specialty fire-grilled pizzas, cooked to a crispy, smoky finish on an open-flame hickory grill.

Finally, guests can choose from a huge selection of off-the-wall toppings and signature combinations, such as cheeseburger bacon or potato bacon cheddar. The shops also attract guests with $5 Pabst Blue Ribbon pitchers, calzones, and Crazy Dough Bowls—salads whose bread-bowl exterior can be eaten or worn as a savory hat.

36 Jfk St
Cambridge,
MA
US

Harvest: User's Guide

Modern New England Cuisine | Date-Night Romance | Nationally Praised

Sample Menu

  • Raw bar: oyster of the day with champagne-mignonette and cocktail sauce
  • Appetizer: spiced-carrot tortellini with double-smoked bacon
  • Entree: beef tenderloin with smoked carrot, asparagus, potatoes, and herb jus
  • Side: macaroni and cheese with smoked gouda and lobster
  • Dessert: Taza Chocolate crémeux with housemade sea salt and salted caramel

    Where to sit: The secluded garden patio is so idyllic it “provokes daydreams,” according to Boston magazine.



    While You’re Waiting: Count the number of famous chefs Harvest has nurtured over the last four decades: Lydia Shire, Chris Schlesinger, Barbara Lynch, and Frank McClelland, to name a few.



    Inside Tips: Be sure to save room for what the Improper Bostonian deemed the city's best desserts. They're dreamt up by Brian Mercury, one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Pastry Chefs of 2013.



    While You’re in the Neighborhood
    Before: Lose yourself in Harvard Book Store’s (1256 Massachusetts Avenue) smartly curated selection—you might even witness a reading from a literary celeb.
    After: Tuck in for a concert at Club Passim (47 Palmer Street); on any given night, the nonprofit venue is a grab bag of Americana, singer-songwriters, and world music.



    If You Can’t Make It, Try: Grill 23 & Bar (161 Berkeley Street) or Post 390 (406 Stuart Street), both high-end Boston eateries managed by Harvest’s operator: Himmel Hospitality Group.

44 Brattle St
Cambridge,
MA
US

Since its founding in 2001, The Upper Crust Pizzeria has fashioned artful thin-crust pizzas in 19 storefronts with modern, architectural touches. Chefs craft specialty pies inspired by local landmarks, from the sundried-tomato cobblestones of the Beacon Hill to the pesto-painted walls of the Green Monster. Diners can opt to spread sweet sauce over a regular or whole-wheat crust or request that any pie be served white without sauce, and combine slices with crisp salads or pounce on the geometric goodness of a spinach square or half moon-shaped calzone. Restaurant interiors are accoutered with modern flourishes such as flat-screen TVs and pan-decorated ceilings, allowing one to lie down and admire their reflection before a postmeal nap.

49 Brattle St
Cambridge,
MA
US

According to founder Adam, Veggie Galaxy was born out of the quest to define the true spirit of the American diner. His fixation on the venue type began in childhood, as he whiled away hours sitting atop cushy bar stools and hugging vintage jukeboxes. Later in life, Adam became a vegetarian and soon noted the lack of meat-free options on diner menus. He knew that though sizzling bacon is often present at a successful diner, it is not integral to its essence. So, he built his own vegetarian- and vegan-friendly space that adhered to the guiding principle of all great eateries: corralling groups in and feeding them well.

In regards to the latter goal, Veggie Galaxy's vegetarianism is "an afterthought" to head chef Brian. Though every dish on the diner's menu remains herbivorous—and in the case of several plates, gluten-free and vegan—the kitchen's top concerns are taste and in-house prep. The restaurant demands everything, from the ketchup to the burger buns, be made on-site and from scratch, a standard which won them a DigBoston's Dig This Award for vegetarian and vegan food in 2011. As for the patties that go inside the housemade buns, they mold them from black beans and a mushroom-chickpea mix instead of beef, just as tempeh supplants bacon and seitan replaces steak. The all-vegan bakery abides by the same system. Taza's vegan, organic stoneground chocolate goes into savory cookies, and house-toasted coconut decorates layer cakes.

47 Palmer St
Cambridge,
MA
US

The best part of getting two amazing pizzas for only 15 bucks is being able to stock up on versatile circular shapes. Pizza—a round bread disc covered with tomato sauce, melted cheese, and edible toppings—is typically reserved for consumption, but with today's deep discount, you can grab an extra pie to use for all your circle needs, including:

1350 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

Pizza crusts at Lamole Restaurant bake inside the restaurant's blazing ovens, turning crispy under a bubbling layer of pepperoni, grilled salmon, or other custom toppings. Along with the pies, cooks build hearty pasta plates and craft gourmet sub sandwiches, such as the Harvard with roast beef, coleslaw, and swiss cheese. They personalize sandwiches with extra touches such as italian sausage, artichoke hearts, or custom embroidery.

1105 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US