East Side Italian Restaurant

About East Side Italian Restaurant

East Side Italian Restaurant561 Cambridge Street
East Cambridge
(617) 661-3278

East Side Italian Restaurant is an inexpensive, classic Italian eatery in Cambridge’s eastern neighborhood.

Here, guests can expect huge portions of old-school Italian food that will make anyone lick their lips.

The restaurant prides itself on being local. All meat is purchased from a local Cambridge poultry shop on the same street, so be assured this is the fresh, real deal.

east side italian restaurantEast Side Menu

The menu is huge—almost as big as East Side’s portions. 

For appetizers, choose tried and true favorites like fried mozzarella, toasted ravioli, Rhode Island style calimari (with sliced hot cherry peppers), or garlic bread. You can also opt for East Side’s signature ‘apps, such as eggplant rollatini, chicken tenders with duck sauce, and jumbo stuffed quahog.

Move on to a delicious entree and you’ll find the menu has decadent burgers, salads, seafood. The East Side Burger is dubbed “the best Burger on the Planet.” It comes with crumbled bleu cheese and bacon, medium rare with frings (french fry onion rings).

Pizza and Pasta

Of course, no Italian restaurant is complete without pizza or pasta, and East Side does not disappoint.

For pasta, order a huge plate of chicken parmesan, shrimp scampi, or blackened chicken pasta. There’s options for the vegetarians, too, so you can get food without meat.

Pizzas are old school thin crust just like you’d get in Italy. Go classic with the Margherita or be adventurous and toss in your own toppings.

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