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68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-2221
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I came here with a friend on a Tuesday around 5 pm. It opens at 5 so we were one of the first parties seated. The waitress was very friendly and talkative. By the time we had received our drinks the waitress hadn’t brought any bread to our table, so we assumed that they didn’t give out free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Melisa C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Dark, cave-like with a pleasant waitress who asked a couple of times "is it really good?" Disbelief was in her voice and indigestion developed in our stomachs after we returned home. Chicken had that hint of microwave and toughness to prove it. The veal was greasy and the pasta dishes without distinction. The restaurant was busy and understaffed and that... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Exactly what you would expect from an Italian restaurant in Watertown. They have some interesting dishes and do everything well, but nothing to blow your socks off. However, the prices are reasonable and the service is good, so they are worth a visit.

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of my favorite places. Bridget, Melissa and the whole staff is great. The food is incredible. Also great for private partries!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I came here with a friend on a Tuesday around 5 pm. It opens at 5 so we were one of the first parties seated. The waitress was very friendly and talkative. By the time we had received our drinks the waitress hadn’t brought any bread to our table, so we assumed that they didn’t give out free bread. I... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Four of us had an excellent dinner before we went to a play at the New Repertory Theater, which is a short walk away. Parking on the street was not difficult, even though the area is covered by snow. Service was excellent as well as the food. However, our dessert, a flourless chocolate cake, was not worth the extra calories... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Valentine's dinner with my husband! The restaurant was very busy but the service and food remained unforgettable ! We each got one of the specials on their menu. I got the filet mignon special and my husband got the halibut special. Both were incredible. Yum yum. We enjoyed some wine off their great wine list and finished with coffee and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This restaurant has excellent food and superb service. The waitress and the manager were as nice and accommodating as few are in other restaurants. I took a friend who had not been there and she shared my enthusiasm for the restaurant. The food was excellent and the portions more than ample. Also they are very accommodating about changing the sides.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We've been coming to Porcinis for many years and the food continues to impress us. There are many items on tne menu that are my "go to" choices however when I select one of the ce Relative specials I am always impressed. Love the food, love the people!

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Recently we were out on a Wednesday evening running errands and decided to stop at Porcini's for dinner. We dine at Porcini's every couple of months. It is a small restaurant with an open kitchen. Chef Rodney does a great job. The menu changes during the course of the year so that salads and entrees use fresh and seasonal produce.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I decided to try Porcini's before the theatre. It's a small, quaint restaurant, on a side street, not far from the theatre. We shared a Caesar Salad, which was delicious! I had the special, which was an herb-encrusted sole, with rice, although I opted for angel hair pasta, and asparagus. The sole was excellent, just the way... More 

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Additional Information about Porcini's

Address: 68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone Number: (617) 924-2221
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (617) 924-2221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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