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68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
(617) 924-2221
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watertown is fortunate to have such a high-caliber restaurant in its midst. With a time-honored menu plus several daily specials from flatbreads to seafood, risotto to wine, Porcini's is great for an evening out or a special occasion. We shared 2 salads: Beet & Goat Cheese (sliced organic red and gold beets with baby field greens, cherry tomatoes, pan-fried goat... More 

Thank jillalex
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Porcini's 2 times. The first time was great - nice food, welcoming hostess, kind & attentive waitstaff etc. So we went there again expecting a similar experience. The first 10 minutes were fine. We were seated quickly at one of the few free tables & given menus. It look a while for the waitress to appear. When... More 

1 Thank walhala
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Popular with locals. Great Italian food. In summer, ask for table in back patio area. Accommodates large size parties well. Also has separate bar area where can order meals as well as drinks.

Thank BostonTravelalot
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We informed the waitress before ordering that a member of the party had allergies to onions, chives and the entire onion family. We asked that she check with the kitchen when we ordered to be sure that that person didn't order anything with onions, or if it could be made without, or we could re-order. The restaurant is VERY dark... More 

2 Thank PATravelingGal89
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant and loved it! The food was delicious the ambiance was nice and the service great. The bartender was so nice and very attentive. We will definitely be going back

Thank Krina D
Boston MA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Have been a few times. Each time the food was superb. Very welcoming , Bridget will take good care of you. One of the best I talk an restaurants I have visited. Always begin with the eggplant rolatinis! Yummy! Try it, you will not be disappointed.

2 Thank EdsoF
Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

8 o'clock dinner reservations on a Friday night for 3. We started with the mushroom strudel and baked eggplant rollatini. Both were very tasty. I wanted to try the meat balls, but when you come around 8pm, it's expected a popular dish may be out. So maybe next time. As main courses I had the walnut and Gorgonzola salad with... More 

1 Thank JordanBelfort2013
Boise, Idaho
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

My son lives in Watertown and wanted to take me out while I was visiting. It was super cold that day and we walked into a nice warm fireplace. It was a very cozy restaurant. The chef is know for making his own sauces and let me tell you he did not disappoint. I had a chicken pasta with kalamaras... More 

1 Thank danddavis
Sharon, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

I wanted to love Porcini's. Clearly a neighborhood joint - good for young and old alike. Our waitress was fantastic - attentive, friendly but not intrusive, knew the menu and capable of making very definite recommendations. Bread and Mediterranean salad were wonderful and our hopes were raised. Decided to order very classic dishes - veal saltimbocca and Marsala. Saltimbocca is... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth D
boston, ma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Porcini's is a delightful bar/restaurant on School St. in Watertown near the Arsenal Mall. The bar always has friendly people and a great bartender. To the right is the restaurant which is quiet and comfortable with a roaring fire in the winter. In the warm weather they open up the patio in the back (where the herbs live) and it... More 

2 Thank bostonwoody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
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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: (617) 924-2221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?