Venue Info

Rialto's 20-year run serving high-end Italian cuisine isn't an easy act to follow, but when it closed, Chef/Owner Michael Pagliarini rose to the challenge and opened another Italian gem in the storied Charles Hotel: Benedetto, a stylish space with house-made pastas and an extensive Italian wine list with rare and vintage bottles. The sister restaurant to Pagliarini's Giulia, this chic eatery prepares dishes inspired by Umbria and Tuscany, such as tagliatelle bolognese, braised duck leg tortelloni, and veal nodini with Tuscan kale. Feel free to dine family-style with a large party, as the restaurant offers a 15-foot, white-oak pasta table that seats 12-16. Benedetto means "blessed" in Italian, which is exactly how locals feel having this spot in Harvard Square.

Benedetto Harvard Square Cambridge Italian restaurant
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Benedetto

Erik Jacobs

Rialto's 20-year run serving high-end Italian cuisine isn't an easy act to follow, but when it closed, Chef/Owner Michael Pagliarini rose to the challenge and opened another Italian gem in the storied Charles Hotel: Benedetto, a stylish space with house-made pastas and an extensive Italian wine list with rare and vintage bottles. The sister restaurant to Pagliarini's Giulia, this chic eatery prepares dishes inspired by Umbria and Tuscany, such as tagliatelle bolognese, braised duck leg tortelloni, and veal nodini with Tuscan kale. Feel free to dine family-style with a large party, as the restaurant offers a 15-foot, white-oak pasta table that seats 12-16. Benedetto means "blessed" in Italian, which is exactly how locals feel having this spot in Harvard Square.