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Oleana

4.5
4.5
3594 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Oleana is a neighborhood restaurant with a strong focus on flavors and comfort. The cuisine centers on the Arabic influenced foods of the Mediterranean with a strong lean towards Turkish fare. Winter months feature a roaring fireplace and in the warm weather the gorgeous garden is open for dinner.


** Please note that we do not reserve tables on -- or take requests for -- the garden patio. Patio tables are seated on a first come, first served basis and are weather dependent. All Opentable reservations are for indoor tables only. We stop accommodating guests outdoors 1 hour before closing time.**

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 661-0505
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ana Sortun
  • Private party facilities
    Offered during daytime hours, 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Private party contact
    Janice Goldsmith: (617) 661-0505 ext. 17
  • Neighbourhood
    Cambridge
  • Cross Street
    Btw. Prospect & Columbia
  • Parking Details
    There are two lots available for guest parking after 5:30pm. One is directly across the street from the restaurant. The other is diagonally across the street at the E.L.I./Fitness Together lot.
  • Entertainment
    live Turkish musicians Tuesday nights on the outdoor patio, weather permitting
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 0.3Value

NoiseModerate

3,594 Reviews
  1. Yum1978

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been to Oleana a handful of times, and have always been happy with the meal.

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  2. steve

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We have dined several times and this was the least enjoyed. The food quality has gone downhill and the service was not up to snuff. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. I am disappointed that such a once great restaurant ha lost its mojo

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had a meal at this restaurant that was not excellent, and tonight was no exception. Everything was great.

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  4. FoodEnthusiast

    Greater Boston

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been anticipating the visit for about a month. I have Anna Sortun's first cook book, Spice, and love it. The wait staff is amazing-very knowledgeable and professional. The food is outstanding and ordering mezzo allows you to try a variety of dishes. Our biggest problem was that we didn't save room for dessert. We have to go back soon.

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  5. tsktsk

    Greater Boston

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We like Sarma much better - the food is brighter and the presentation better. It was noisy and all, in all the drive to Somerville is much more worthwhile.

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  6. Jack

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been going to Oleana for many years - always getting the veg tasting menu. The items were not as varied or inspired as in the past. Several were ordinary at best. The tables are way too close together affording no privacy - has the restaurant added tables?

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  7. DanT

    Greater Boston

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oleana was such a fantastic take on small plates. Familiar Mediterranean flavors combined in unique and interesting dishes all came together beautifully.

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  8. richardG

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, the service was as good as the food. Only the lack of parking was the only negative. Highly recommend.

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  9. Keku

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Friendly service. Wines are very expensive and average wine list. Perhaps the best meditetranean food in Boston. Must do when visiting Cambridge.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything about our meal was distinctive, delicious, and perfectly executed: food, wine, service. My only quibble is how long in advance we had to make a reservation. Plus we had to reserve at an inconvenient time. But I guess that's the price you pay for outstanding dining.

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Google Map for Oleana

134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Btw. Prospect & Columbia
  • Neighbourhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There are two lots available for guest parking after 5:30pm. One is directly across the street from the restaurant. The other is diagonally across the street at the E.L.I./Fitness Together lot.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ana Sortun
  • Entertainment
    live Turkish musicians Tuesday nights on the outdoor patio, weather permitting
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 661-0505
  • Private party facilities
    Offered during daytime hours, 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Private party contact
    Janice Goldsmith: (617) 661-0505 ext. 17
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