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1 Bennett St.
Charles Hotel
Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
TEL: (617) 661-5050

Located in the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Rialto showcases the regionally inspired Italian cuisine of James Beard Award-winning chef Jody Adams. Inside, the restaurant evokes the Italian countryside with shades of orange and olive green, curved booths set in small nooks, and a polished onyx bar. Seating is also available outside on the covered patio, strung with miniature lights. Incorporating seasonal ingredients, chef Adams crafts such specialties as branzino wrapped in guanciale (unsmoked bacon) with scorched Brussels sprouts, apple butter sauce, and chestnuts. The restaurant also has an ever-evolving wine list and a relatively inexpensive bar menu.

Insider Tip:

Request a table overlooking the hotel’s outdoor plaza, which is home to an ice skating rink during the winter months.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Notable Chef
  • Parking Fee
  • Parking Available
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Views

Cuisine Type:: Italian


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