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68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-2221
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Ranked #14 of 100 restaurants in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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71% Recommend
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English first
Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Ate here last night with friends (who, incidentally, love the place). The room was large, rather cold (at least where we were sitting), and relatively barren of decor. There was a bit of a delay taking our initial orders, but after that our service was timely and attentive. My wife and I both ordered pasta dishes. To Porcini's credit, the... More

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Chelsea, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Business dinner with group of coworkers. Service was very good! I wish I knew her name!! We ordered hors d'ouerves which included the Mushroom streudel and the eggplant rollatini. My entree was the Greand Marnier Chicken and it was as good as the waitress described! I'd go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I loved the atmosphere and the food was amazing, this restaurant is the perfect for any occasion. I loved the fireplace.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I live in Watertown, and I have reviewed Porcini's before, positively. I love the calamari, the eggplant appetizer, the Fra Diavlo and related dishes. I went last night, and ate at the bar. And I realize, after eating there four or five times in the past six months, that they are getting MORE and more frantic on the service side.... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

off on a side street near the Arsenal Mall in Watertown, this restaurant is a hidden gem. You can smell the garlic as you approach. We have eaten there several times and never had a bad meal.

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