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Raffaele's Ristorante

469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0402
+1 781-907-7192
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal” (3 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0402
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

The new owners have tried very hard to make over the former Siam restaurant. They do a great job at the authentic dishes, and they are very accommodating. Their prices are not as gouging as the other, well established Italian restaurants (you know who they...More

Thank GabeyBaby
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Raffaele's is a large welcoming Italian restaurant in the heart of "Foody Moody St., in Waltham.It was our first visit and we were warmly greeted by a young man at the door. We were seated, waiting for our friends; water and delicious bread w/ olive...More

Thank RenaM65
Reviewed April 14, 2018

It was 6:30 on a Friday night. The wait was too long at a nearby Italian favorite, so we tried Raffaele's. We stepped inside, and the place was clean and attractive, and slightly upscale. But we were the only ones there! Really strange. Even stranger,...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Large pleasant atmosphere. Singer was entertaining enough the Saturday nite we dined. Attentive staff. Hot Calamari Appetizer was a joke. First time it came out cold. When it finally arrived it was calamari drenched in hot balsamic sauce which drowned the dish. The pasta dish...More

Thank art3344
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We love this place. Great food every time we have gone. Eggplant rolatini is our favorite. Tortellini soup, chicken picata...excellent!

Thank MikeF1946
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

I'm a creature of habit if you will. I'll always be willing to try a new place ( for me this eatery is new though not new to area. ) and only if the place I go to serves veal parm. We went fairly early...More

Thank DorchesterSteve
Reviewed October 28, 2017

This restaurant will not survive, Service, food, and ambiance (with loud bad music) all terrible. We almost put $40 on the table and walked out, after waiting 30 mins after asking one of the owners where our food was. Once the food came, I couldn’t...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Recently had my favorite veal dish, saltimbaca at Raffaeli's. It was fork tender with a perfect blend of fresh ingredients - truly the best I've ever had! For me, the test of a great Italian restaurant is a plain plate of pasta with tomato sauce....More

Thank mamelia1066
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Went to this restaurant after seeing it listed in TripAdvisor with good reviews. We met fiends for dinner. The place is large and faces the main street with tall windows that open to the sidewalk. Decor is pleasant. We were greeted by our server, Tim,...More

Thank LocalTripster
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

All the restaurants in waltham were very busy Saturday night and we came across this gem. For some reason it wasn't as busy as the others. We came in and we're greeted warmly. Sat at a nice table. The waiter was helpful in selecting our...More

Thank gayle054
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0402
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-907-7192
The concept for Raffaele's cuisine has its roots in the Abruzzo and Sicily regions of Italy. The restaurant was started up by Waltham native Lory D'Agostino whose mother, Anna, and father Raffaele, emigrated in the 1960's from Capestrano Italy and Aragona Italy, respectively. D'Agostino states "we were blessed as a family with such fantastic food at the dinner table. I wanted to share a taste of authentic Italian cuisine with the community. Many of the recipes served on our menu have been passed down through several generations." Guests will find a spacious yet cozy layout with room for many guests making it ideal for functions of all kinds. D'Agostino also states that "children have been a very important part of our family dinners and I wanted to create a restaurant environment that has fantastic food, but in an elegant yet unpretentious family friendly environment. In addition to fine Italian cuisine there is also a section of the menu that is inspired by the favorites of my children growing up." The restaurant strives to serve superb cuisine with excellent service in a welcoming environment and wishes to see you coming through the doors soon.
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