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68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
+1 617-924-2221
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“scallops” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
“key lime pie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with some friends looking for some great Italian fare. The food was okay, but nothing exceptional. I found the atmosphere lacking.

Thank HappyTraveler1957
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Were visiting from Philly to attend wedding. My wife and I wanted a quiet older, cozy place where we did not feel rushed with good professional service with seasoned waitresses. Porcini's was made to order. Service was outstanding and our waitress was very friendly making...More

Thank David R
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise! This was one of the best italian meals I've had in a long time. Very friendly staff, great service and the food was both tasty and of high quality. I highly recommend the pasta and the meatballs. They were *huge*, but...More

Thank Lars-Jacob H
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Porcini's has been a fixture in Watertown for as long as I can remember, so around 40 years. Over that time, though, the name has remained the same, but the ownership, chef and cooking style has changed lots of times. When I first ate there,...More

1  Thank mk02472
Reviewed May 13, 2017

A Watertown version of "Cheers". Karen behind the bar is a doll, always welcoming, makes excellent recommendations, super drinks of her own crafting and is a royal hoot. We have had a series of excellent dinners there including some of the best Meatballs ever last...More

Thank BossDogs
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Since 1996 this quaint Italian restaurant has been consistently serving a taste of Italy in the neighborhood. Street parking is always available. From the woman taking your reservation to the bar tender or waitstaff - everyone is very friendly. When you walk in a bar...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Porcini's is at the top of a very small list of my favorite restaurants. Distance keeps me from dining here more often than a few times a year. The staff is always warm and welcoming. Atmosphere is upscale casual with a hometown vibe. Arrive before...More

Thank seaoflove2016
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

What a superb restaurant in every way. Fish was fabulous; starter amazing - calamari, scallops & crab cakes. Mains - seafood linguine- to die for.... wine was delicious. When can I return?

Thank Jo H
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I dined here for business on a few occasions. The décor is rustic and comfortable and lighting a bit dark. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They have a full bar and limited wine list. While the list is limited, you can get a...More

Thank Johnanddon1
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Great food .Very friendly staff. The menu is very diverse and daily courses that changes. Highly recommended.

Thank Arie S
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May 4, 2017|
Response from Carolyn4evr | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Gluten free pasta etc...
March 7, 2016|
Response from Izzy369 | Reviewed this property |
You can view each night's specials right on Porcini's website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-924-2221
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