Sleek wine store with a modern Italian vibe offering sustainable bottles plus cheese & charcuterie.

Jim Bowley
Jim Bowley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

A dependable selection of good wines with helpful recommendations from the staff.

Andrei Barbu
Andrei Barbu

1 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

The owner was extremely rude and yelled at me. All I wanted to do is park my bike in the entrance as I had done for years and she flipped out. How can you treat people this way? I'm never going back here again.

Brian Watson
Brian Watson

2 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Great cheese selection!!!! They carry some of my all-time favorites!

However when I mentioned really liking one of their cheeses and that I was looking for something similar in flavor, the recommendations they gave were embarrassingly far off target. The cheesemonger is also a rather unfriendly woman.

Beer selection is curated well, but horribly overpriced (understandable considering their target demographic, according to their current store cook: rich white Cambridge folk with no hesitation for spending money at cutesy 'local' shops). I don't know wine well enough to judge their selection/prices. I do know that the staff seemed too pretentious to bother asking about wine. Wine has enough of a sigma as it is, and this place sure isn't helping counteract that. But I really do love their cheese selection so I keep going back.

experiment mturk
experiment mturk

1 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Rude staff and manager. Would give them a 0 if I could.

Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones

1 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

The staff here are really condescending. I ordered a panini off their lunch board, and had to wait a long time for it. It was very expensive and only had a single, thin slice of meat on it. When I expressed surprised that it wasn't toasted, the woman rudely retorted: "Panini just means 'little sandwich ' in Italian, it doesn't mean 'toasted sandwich.'" First of all, I don't need a language lesson, and actually you're wrong ("panino" is singular and "panini" is plural), and in the US, as in most English-speaking countries, "panini" exclusively refers to toasted sandwiches—hence the term "panini maker" for a sandwich-warming appliance. I will never come here again and I cannot believe this place has lasted as long as it has.

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196 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

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Opening Hours

Monday

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tuesday

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thursday

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday

11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday

12:00 – 6:00 pm