From James Beard Award-Winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette comes a global tapas restaurant in the heart of Central Square Cambridge. 

Heavily influenced by global cuisine and local market fare, Little Donkey's ever changing menu provides guests the opportunity to sample food from all over the world. The menu is complimented by an extensive wine, cocktail and rotating beer selection.

Little Donkey serves Lunch, Dinner, Saturday & Sunday Brunch, as well as a late-night menu. Our restaurant is open daily, and able to seat 90 at tables, with additional communal high-tops and bar seats.

Every chef likes to have a restaurant where they can cook whatever the hell they want to cook any time they want to cook it, and this gives us that freedom.
— Ken Oringer


Little Donkey is owned & operated by Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette. 


Jamie Bissonnette is the James Beard Award-winning chef and partner of Boston favorites Coppa, an Italian enoteca, and Toro, the Barcelona-style tapas bar. Toro also has a home in New York City & Bangkok, Thailand.  Bissonnette is a winner of the Cochon 555 nose-to-tail competition, was awarded the inaugural People’s Choice: Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine. In May 2014, he was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast. Visit Jamie's website.


Chef Ken Oringer is one of Boston's most notable chefs. A James Beard Award-winner, Oringer has built an empire of restaurants inspired by his travels around the world: Tsukiji Fish Market-style Uni sashimi bar and Italian enoteca Coppa in Boston; as well as Barcelona tapas bar Toro in Boston and NYC. In 2016, following the expansion of Uni, Oringer will debut Toro in Bangkok and Dubai, as well as his first project in Cambridge, MA -  Little Donkey.  Visit Ken's website. 


Gina-Marie Ciccotelli - Director of Operations

Jodie Battles - Beverage Director

Katy Chirichiello - General Manager

Ashley Willis - Assistant General Manager

Evan Bradford - Service Manager

Drew Grosse - Chef de Cuisine

Kyle Beechum - Executive Sous Chef

Elyssa Kaplan - Sous Chef

Josh Noel - Sous Chef

Vikram Hegde - Bar Manager

Little Donkey is proud to be a part of a group of restaurants