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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great Italian Food

One of the best italian places in watertown. Good prices for quality food. I highly recommend going in the summer when you can enjoy the outdoor patio seating and the wine collection .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jared W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best italian places in watertown. Good prices for quality food. I highly recommend going in the summer when you can enjoy the outdoor patio seating and the wine collection .

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Thank Jared W
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy restaurant with the best Italian food. They have great service and the restaurant features a fireplace blazing in the Winter months and a lovely garden patio in Spring and Summer. There were 5 of us and we each got different meals, all of which were very good.

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Thank Izzy369
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Watertown. Friendly staff, nice selection of Italian cuisine, and lovely outdoor patio in summer. When friends come to visit, they love to go here.

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Thank BostonTravelalot
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I have been a patron of Porcini's for over six years. We moved to the area from Connecticut and every single visit has been amazing. We always lick our plates clean and have amazing and attentive service from whatever waitress we have. I actually came on to this site because I had a feeling this man was going to write... More 

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4 Thank Trisha H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Came here with my daughter for a nice dinner and casual experience, what we got was outstanding service, an amazing meal, and left overs for at least two lunches. We did not have a reservation and we arrived last night around 6 pm to a fairly full place. We decided on the mussels for an appetizer and they were so... More 

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Thank Ruth S
Boston, MA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Made a reservation and went there with another couple. Were seated promptly and that's where the positive part of this experience ended. We waited about 15 minutes to place a drink order and order some appetizers. We then sat for 45 minutes while people that came in after us were already being served main courses before mediocre appetizers arrived. We... More 

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2 Thank ccons20
Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

No one came to greet us until we had been waiting for over 10 minutes. We finally took seats at the bar, where the bartender was charming but overworked. The pasta was nothing better than what I'd make on a hurried weekday evening. No return visit for us!

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Thank Margo M
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very welcoming and friendly staff. The food is upscale Italian, not just pasta and pizza but nice veal, beef, chicken, pork and seafood choices. Desserts are usually a letdown at restaurants but not here. They were all homemade and good- no gluey "chocolate indulgence" cakes. Friendly, efficient waitress stated preferences instead of the ol' "everything's good" here. Portions are large.... More 

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Thank tripjktrip
Boston
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There is a recent review that we find totally incorrect. We are frequent diners here and wonder if the person might have been reviewing a different spot, given the inaccuracies in the review. The food and the service here are wonderful. The place is spotless. Dishes are creative, reasonably priced and plated in an attractive fashion. Wines are delightful and... More 

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Thank REDSOX07Boston
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?