Chefs to Watch 2016: Michael Pagliarini, Giulia, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Alyson Reedy

Opening an Italian restaurant in Boston is kind of like rolling out a new taco truck in L.A.—the city isn’t exactly lacking. But sometimes the best thing a chef can do to stand out in a crowded scene isn’t to be different, but to do things the same, just better. That’s exactly what Michael Pagliarini does with his cozy Italian eatery, Giulia.

Giulia put Pagliarini on the...