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Domenic's Italian Bakery

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987 Main Street, Waltham, MA
781-899-3817
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Today
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Sandwich Ever

If you want the best Italian sandwich outside of Boston's North End, then go to Domenic's. I have been going here for 40 years and never dissapointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Lexington, MA
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lexington, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you want the best Italian sandwich outside of Boston's North End, then go to Domenic's. I have been going here for 40 years and never dissapointed

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Newton, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Finally made it to this place after driving by so many times. The line out the door at lunchtime was the first clue! A small bakery/prepared foods place with a bit of seating. The bread is outstanding and they have a huge sandwich board. The panini are oven baked (not pressed) and delicious. They make a pickled eggplant relish/condiment that... More 

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MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just go....you don't need to read any more of my review or any one else's. Take it from a 100% Italian...their food is the real deal. Now Go!!! :)

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Berkshires MA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Every time I go to Domenics, it is jam packed! And for good reason - everything is delicious! My favorites are the chicken parm, the classic italian and the caprese - and of course I love all of the Italian bakery treats - especially the cannoli which they will fill to order even at their most busy. They are no... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fresh crunchy bread Soft wonderful eggplant - really a take out place! Been going for years It's consistently good food! Chocolate macaroons are expensive but worth every penny!!!! This is the real deal Not fancy but great home cooked Italian food in a deli setting Go grab a sandwich for lunch You won't need dinner!

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Boston. MA
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210 reviews 210 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped for breakfast as we were mislead by the name. It is an Italian deli that serves lunch. Later we were told that the official name is Domenic's Panini (and not bakery). Domenic's had some cookies selection (my daughter thought that they were too sweet and weak on flavor) . I had a cannelo that was OK. The espresso... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So, let me echo all the previous reviews that this place is fabulous for serving homemade, fresh, and authentic italian fare. They have numerous house specials that are all very good. The prices are fairish, although it always amazes me that two sandwiches will routinely go over $20. The one other thing is that there is nearly no space inside,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Italian grand-ladies still work in the back putting out great food. Out of this world eggplant, second only to my wife's Italian aunt's (high praise I assure you!)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband believes that the owner of a true - authentic - Italian sandwich shop/restaurant/bakery would never serve food they wouldn't eat themselves and this sums up the "Domenic's" Italian Sandwich Shop experience. Personal favorite: House salad with Tonno (tuna) and a piece of homemade Ciabatta bread Kid's Favorite: Chicken Parm on Ciabatta

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Fishkill, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

On our final day and Waltham we decided on Domenic's based on the many good reviews. We were not disappointed. The ciabata rolls were obviously made in house-delicious, chewy perfection. The menu was tasteful, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I wish there was a place like this near me.It has a real neighborhood feel to it, and our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 987 Main Street, Waltham, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: 781-899-3817

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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