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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Lexington

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A photo of Prima restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(550)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Charlestown
Booked 51 times today
Prima, nestled in the heart of Charlestown, Boston, has garnered raving reviews for its authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons have praised its top-notch service, cozy ambiance, and especially its tasty dishes. The spicy picci pasta and veal prime rib are highly recommended for their expert seasoning and generous portions. Reviewers also suggest trying the meatballs and the irresistible vanilla fudge buttercream cake. With a choice of half-serving pasta options and a promise of impeccable steak quality rivalling Boston's best, every visit to Prima is a delightful culinary adventure. As one happy customer put it, "Prima was absolutely amazing. The best Italian I've had in Boston yet".
A photo of Toscano Harvard Square restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2349)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • West Cambridge
Booked 42 times today
Situated in Harvard Square, Toscano offers an unmatched Italian experience, praised consistently for its authenticity and quality. Patrons commend its excellent service, refined yet welcoming atmosphere, and remarkable food. Reviews highlight the pasta e fagioli soup, equating it to a grandmother's homemade recipe, and the delightful special homemade tagliatelle mixed with crab, alongside an extensive, expertly-curated wine list. Whether for a business meal or a special occasion, Toscano continually impresses with its traditional Italian dishes and innovative twists. The restaurant also gains recognition for its exceptional risotto, with reviewers celebrating the shrimp and mushroom variations as perfect. Toscano is truly a revered jewel in the Italian culinary scene.
A photo of Sweet Basil on Moody restaurant
4.3
Awesome(391)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Waltham
Booked 14 times today
Sweet Basil on Moody has earned a reputation for serving quality Italian cuisine in Massachusetts. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant's warm and knowledgeable service. Their menu offerings, including the Rosemary Chicken and the Polenta with Lamb Shank, are highly regarded for their fabulous taste and full flavors. The pesto and bread brought immediately to the table is another crowd favorite. "Outstanding", "delicious" and "well-prepared" are just a few words used by diners to describe their meals. Additionally, the restaurant impresses with its ambience and volume of food served, proving it to a great dining spot for large groups. Despite having a bustling scene, customers also praised the intimate atmosphere and excellent reservation services. Overall, Sweet Basil on Moody is a beloved spot for an authentic Italian culinary experience.
A photo of Ravello Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(458)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Watertown
Booked 11 times today
Ravello Italian Kitchen, located on a busy street, is a delightful place for classic Italian cuisine, as reviews consistently affirm. The restaurant's large portions, outstanding food quality, and reasonable prices impress patrons significantly. Highlights include the exceptional eggplant parmigiana and homemade plump ravioli. The chefs at Ravello are hailed for mastering Italian classics while infusing them with their unique touch, thus creating dishes that are fresh and delightful. The high standard of service at Ravello adds to its appeal, with servers like Matt receiving praise for their efforts in ensuring a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Despite its modest size, Ravello exudes a lively atmosphere perfect for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Stazione di Federal restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(241)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Waltham
Booked 5 times today
Stazione di Federal, located in Waltham, is praised for its excellent Italian cuisine. Reviews consistently highlight the quality and freshness of the food, the attentive service, and the pleasant atmosphere. Guests recommend it for its well-prepared dishes, some even describing it as the best Italian food they've had in the area. The restaurant scores high on multiple counts - from the professionalism of the wait staff, the great menu and wine list, the roomy parking lot, to the lively ambiance. The flexibility of the kitchen to accommodate specific dietary preferences is also greatly valued by its patrons. The restaurant is considered a new hotspot in the area, with a strong recommendation to return and experience its delights over and over again.
A photo of Source Restaurant restaurant
4.5
Awesome(508)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Cambridge
Booked 24 times today
Renowned for its impeccable service and exceptional food, Source Restaurant is a popular pizza bar in Cambridge, highly praised by patrons who consistently rave about its culinary prowess. The eatery has garnered numerous accolades from customers who appreciate the authentic and inventive pizza palate, featuring standouts like the deeply-savoured pepperoni pizza and the unconventional Hawaiian pizza. The restaurant also offers a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, adding to its appeal. The vibrant atmosphere and quality cuisine have earned Source Restaurant the reputation of being one of the best places in Cambridge, with many declaring it the best pizza in the New England area.
A photo of Geppetto restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(181)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Cambridge
Booked 13 times today
Geppetto, located in the Cambridge/Boston area, is celebrated for its superb Italian cuisine, with many of its visitors expressing high praise and repeated endorsements. The restaurant is noted for its high-quality ingredients and inventive recipes, along with seasonal menu changes and a commendable wine and cocktail list. Patrons often laud the steak, fried mozzarella, and gnocchi, emphasizing the deliciousness of the food, and the inviting ambiance. Positive reviews also highlight the restaurant's excellent service, with staff commended for their professionality, kindness, and attentiveness. Geppetto's devotion to an authentic Italian dining experience shines through, making it an unmissable destination in Boston for anyone seeking the best of Italian cuisine.
A photo of The Federal restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(919)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Waltham
Booked 13 times today
The Federal has clearly established itself as an eminent steakhouse through its exceptional culinary offerings. It is lauded for the exquisite quality of its steaks, cooked to perfection, and the extensive wine selection that complements them brilliantly. Highly regarded for its attentive service, the restaurant ensures a superior dining experience where every customer request is catered to. The reviewers consistently highlight the spacious and inviting ambience as a distinctive feature of The Federal. Its location in suburban Waltham, Massachusetts, offers a great alternative to the bustling steakhouses in downtown Boston. With an array of mouthwatering dishes, The Federal is undoubtedly a standout in Steakhouse cuisine.
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