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La Campania

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504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452-5521
781-894-4280
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Special Restaurant

This place is amazing. Every dish is exquisitely prepared. One of the best restaurants in the Boston area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
fsneider
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Waban
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Waban
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. Every dish is exquisitely prepared. One of the best restaurants in the Boston area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For years I've driven by this restaurant and thought- hey, someday I'll have to try it. The someday was a week ago. What a gem. Had the most incredible gnocchi ever! Outdoes anything in Italy. And leave room for the chocolate desert.

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Thank lostintimetraveler
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is plenty of parking and has a great location if people are coming from different areas. We went to celebrate an 80th birthday. Our large party of 14 had a great time and the service was exceptional. Thank you, Dave for making this birthday so special. I shared a beef dish which was cooked to perfection. The wine list... More 

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Thank greatlady482
Massachusetts
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68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I prefer not to complain but to compliment a job well done. So I haven't written a restaurant review in a while. I have been disappointed more than impressed. There was a time when a fine restaurant offered perfect execution of classic meals - presented graciously, in an intimately comfortable and peaceful ambiance. That was a standard. Anyone else remember... More 

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Thank billy407
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every visit has been exceptional. Wonderful food; warm, welcoming atmosphere, excellent service. A favorite spot.

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Thank ED201
Waltham, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and other family members opted to book a reservation to celebrate my sons's second anniversary. We opted out of going into Boston and dealing with the parking etc. we have been here before and love the experience of fine dining close to home. The wait staff are wonderful and know the menu as well as the fine wines that... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Not sure whether people who rave about this place either never had good Italian food or good food in general, but except for setting (looks like Tuscany trattoria) - food quality (not even getting into quantity area - ONE scallop in $30 risotto???) is average at best and when served to the table, may be to having only one cook... More 

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boston
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Poor food prepped ruined our New Year. Ordered a salad type appetizer and the second forkful contained an olive pit. I broke my tooth in half on the olive pit and had to have the tooth pulled on new year's eve. Now have to pay for a tooth replacement. Not to mention that it ruined a family night out with... More 

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Nashua NH
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153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Another great option for Italian in Waltham. A great menu, nice and comfortable dining room, and terrific food made for a wonderful dinner experience. Really, the only thing keeping me from ranking 5 stars is that the service is just slightly not quite at the level one would expect. First the food. Everything ordered and presented was hot, delicious and... More 

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Cambridge
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Beautiful decor (Italian countryside), very good at times excellent food, but the service detracted from the experience. Two of three entrees at our table arrived barely above room temperature - obviously they had been sitting around for a while before being brought to the table. Unfortunately, the waiter did not return to the table after serving the food, so there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452-5521
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: 781-894-4280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?