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68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-2221
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Ranked #16 of 102 Restaurants in Watertown
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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193 reviews 193 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Nice place! It was easy to reserve it, but it was Tuesday evening. Food is good. I loved wild mushroom strudel for appetizer. I ordered porcini ravioli for the second course and they were a bit too heavy to my taste because of overpowering cream sauce. I liked their veal saltimbocca but it was not something striking. What I really... More 

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Alpine, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It turned out to be an expensive dinner for our daughters 28th birthday. We have been a group of five people. The restaurant had been very busy, due to graduation week in Boston. It resulted in a too long waiting time for the food to be prepared. I enjoyed watching the cooks working in the open kitchen. We appreciated, that... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I recently went to Porcini's to celebrate my belated birthday with my Aunt and sister. We had a difficukt time finding a restaurant that was not to loud as my aunt is very HOH.I hadn't been to Porcini's in over 6 months. It was the perfect atmosphere ! ..Plus,I truly had the most amazing meal....the scallops.The others had chicken and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have recently dined twice at Porcini's and have twice ordered catering from them. Everything about this place is wonderful! For the quality of food and great service, I believe it is reasonably priced. I will continue to use Porcini's for my catering needs as I work in corporate events.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Porcini's is such a lovely place to eat...good food, great wine list, but most importantly a friendly atmosphere that makes it a perfect place to end a stressful work week. Bridget's welcoming smile, Gary deftly handling the bar, and Rodney par excellence in the kitchen -- what more could you want? We shared the special of the day, a lobster... More 

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Brighton, MA
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Just returned from dinner at Porcini's in Watertown (belated birthday celebration for a friend). This was our second visit within the past year or so, and just as pleasant, if not even more so. We had a reservation for two, arrived a bit early, and were seated immediately. Amy, our server, was knowledgeable, accommodating and attentive, with a great upbeat... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had our first experience here as part of one of their wine tasting dinners. They started with a variety of absolutely delicious passed appetizers all of which I enjoyed with a nice champagne. The dinner also involved a taste of another 4 or so wines that were specifically paired with the different dishes being served. All... 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, Mediterranean, Seafood

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