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“The absolute best Italian in the Boston area”
Review of La Campania

La Campania
Ranked #5 of 190 Restaurants in Waltham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Davis, CA
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382 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“The absolute best Italian in the Boston area”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

You must have a car if you are staying in downtown Boston but it is well worth the drive to Waltham. They make their own bread in their wood burning oven. The pizza is great. However, their salads, pasta and entrees are equally as good. Try the roasted figs. Had a stripped bass that was out if this world. had a pasta with a rabbit sauce that was great. Cannot say enough about the food. Wine list is amazing.

Visited July 2012
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Middletown, Delaware
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Tuscan Gem!”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Many great restaurants in the foodie town of Waltham but La Campania is in a class by itself. As soon as you step through the front door you are transformed as if you are dining in a Tuscan farmhouse. The surprises continue with outstanding service, drinks, wine selection and of course the food. The food is exquisite. Ever morsel is to be savoured. Run don't walk to this neighborhood gem. Just be sure you have reservations, even during the week.

  • Visited July 2012
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Miami
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wow! hidden gem, worth the drive from Boston.”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Our family visited Waltham for the New England football elite showcase, last week. Three days of pure football at Bentley University. One evening after the combine ended late around 8:30pm, 3 families agreed to find a place close by for a hearty meal. we were 10. I found this restaurant on the Internet and saw that it was highly rated by zagat. We called and asked if we could be accommodated; we also informed them we were not nicely dressed. They were warm and gracious over the phone. We arrived to a place that looked like a house from the outside, once inside we were transported right to Italy. From the moment we arrived, the young man in charge ( I think he was the owner) came to greet us and made us feel very welcomed eventhough we were clearly not dressed for this upscale restaurant. The restaurant is divided into separate rooms, each with 8 tables or so. Very charming and very romantic, but with good ambiance. Our waiter was magnificent, knowing our boys were starving he suggested a couple of appetizers that came out immediately while we sat back and relaxed for the first time all day. The appetizer with asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with mint and lemon vinergarette dressing. My description here does no justice to the plate, was only the first part of a fantastic meal. Don't forget to order the desserts, the souffle and the cobbler were both a 12! I highly recommend a visit to La Campania. You will not be disappointed. I hope to visit Boston again and will surely be back.

  • Visited July 2012
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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious & delightful!”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

I actually never ate at La Campania -- but attended a dinner and wine tasting for 20 people at nearby Vino Italiano [248 Moody Street, Waltham], a beautiful wine shop owned by the same people as La Campania. The multi-course dinner was superb, and the accompanying wine choices -- all chosen from around the Chianti region of Italy -- were lovely. I'm sure that the Campania experience would be just as wonderful.

  • Visited June 2012
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Boston, MA
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Search is over!”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

******* WOW *******
What an outstanding performer in Waltham. This restaurant would hold its own in any major city in America. The food is sublime… Delicate, yet wonderfully done. Forget about being outstanding Italian food, which it is, but it is just a wonderful, intimate experience. The fresh pasta is heavenly – The wine list is very Italian and vast! no need to battle your way into the north end. If you want to impress a customer, a friend, or a date, this is the place.

I CANT WAIT FOR ANOTHER CHANCE TO RETURN.

  • Visited June 2012
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