Osteria Posto

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$31 to $50
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Alpine Restaurant Group Chef/Owner Joe Cassinelli introduces a uniquely innovative concept to the Waltham area, with an upscale but approachable take on today’s Italian steakhouse. Conveniently located in Waltham on 95N, across the street from the Westin Hotel. The 8,000 square foot Osteria Posto shows off modern Italian design elements blended with casual comfort. Tufted leather banquettes, tall ceilings, rough sawn beams, mosaic tiles, decorative Italian glass, a sleek stone bar and rich millwork set the scene for a great meal. The menu at Osteria Posto features prime steaks, fish & game, signature handmade pastas, charcuterie, artisanal cheese and an extensive selection of shareable small plates. Osteria Posto's wine list is Italian focused but encompasses the globe and is complimented by a craft cocktail program.
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great from service to food! Never have a bad meal here. I especially loved the fact that I could have a conversation without yelling. The noise level was perfect!!

M
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice place, sleek ambiance, fresh food, good drinks. The hostesses were lacking in hospitality and urgency. Wait staff was pleasant. In general, not a bad experience but I wouldn't call it a "go-to."

PL
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent waitress-Victoria!

RP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just visiting the area and stumbled on the place. Really nice Italian style food . Quite adventurous. Great Octopus

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Celebrated a birthday on a Sunday night and the place was nearly empty except for 2 other parties. Despite this, service was nearly non-existent after our initial order. Water glasses left empty, wine glasses not refilled from our bottle, cocktails not reordered because no one asked - just generally poor service from such a nice restaurant. The food was still amazing, but I wasn't impressed by the service and the lack of attention even though they knew it was a 77th birthday. No visit from a manager happened, and our server gave slightly more than a casual acknowledgement of the occasion. We've always been blown away by this restaurant, but not so much last night. To top it all off, they didn't even comp the $10 dessert for the birthday boy despite a $500 check. I know that's not required, but it would have been a nice gesture.

SC
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail and wine menu. Waiter out of this world. Nice atmosphere and not pushing. Great food all around.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been to Osteria several times (8-10 times). On my most recent visit, I had the pan seared gnocchi with shrimp (I've had it once before) and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Starters included meatballs and the heirloom beets - excellent!

DG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific, the service great and we'd go back any time!

GN
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Best bartenders around.

JC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. We had a party of six and everyone expressed the joy of the whole experience. Our Server, Alex was terrific, he was informative, attentive and friendly. He would check in with us periodically, giving us updated on the meal as well as making sure everyone of us was happy. He did that way that was not intrusive or bothersome. We had the large Tomahawk Steak, along with three separate entrees which we shared. No one left hungry or unsatisfied. The cost was a little on the high end but worth every cent. We will be back.

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality. It’s a rare find, considering the true Haute cuisine and combined with kid friendly options. A paradise for Parents!

H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruschetta was EXCELLENT! We had a great time, very nice ambiance, service and very good food!

C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines. And the Bolognese is KILLER!!!!

A
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I tend to agree with other reviews - very expensive for the quality. Good not great. Both salmon and scallops overcooked. Ambience and staff excellent but $200 for three people without dessert or coffee and a modest glass of wine for two of us was overpriced for the cuisine presented.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening. The waitstaff was very accommodating and pleasant.

T
New England
76 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was our second visit and we were very disappointed. We loved the octopus last time but now the preparation is different. The short ribs gnocchi was a very small portion of meat and too much gnocchi. Prices have gone up-in fact, the prices are higher than what is shown on Open Table menu. Do not plan to return.

TD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The waiter recommended the Branzino which was some of the best I have eaten. I would refer this restaurant to anyone seeking great food and service.

B
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Both myself and my guest thoughts the food could have been better. The calamari was tasteless and the salmon I ordered was under cooked. My guest ordered the branding and offered that she has had better.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nite before a 70 mile charity bike ride with friends

P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The appetizers were probably my favorite part we had: heirloom beets, burrata, lemon arancini, side of mushrooms

d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I was really excited to try this restaurant. It’s beautifully decorated, but the food is horrible. I dined with a party of 5 and not one person enjoyed any part of our meal. I ordered the burrata for my appetizer—it was bitter. My chicken dish was bland. It’s just way too overpriced. I was just hoping for more. We won’t be back

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The appetizers were so so, but the entrées were delicious. Our original server was nice, but the server that took over went over and above to make conversation and connect with us. He made the evening wonderful. We will definitely return

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and service. Location among corporate offices and a Westin Hotel has it pushing the price limits

D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria is our go to local restaurant, where everyone knows you and you are treated as a part of the family. It is fun to just sit a the bar and grab a drink, have a formal dinner or hold a function in the up scale dining room! Posto is one of the few local restaurants that would offer a pig roast which we love!

MH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, and the ambiance nice. The food was amazing. Very well prepared and very flavorful. I will definitely return and highly recommend to others.

B
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is not as good as it used to be, especially the pizza.

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Too expensive, small portions, and disappointing tiramasu

OT
New England
59 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time here! Everything we ordered was delicious and the waitstaff were on top of their game!

T
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, good service, and truly delicious food, including dessert. One of my favorite places.

D
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest restaurants we have been to in a long time. The food and service was excellent. I had the Branzino, which was cooked to perfection. My wife had the grilled gnocchi with shrimp. She was impressed with her selection. Our waiter was very friendly and right on time with every course.
I highly recommend this restaurant and would go there again.

WH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, efficient and friendly staff. And the seared gnocchi is absolutely incredible!

e
New England
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food quality was uneven. I had eaten there for lunch in the past and invited a bunch of friends to join me for my birthday. Some of the meals were excellent, others disappointing. Service was top notch. If you go during the week it's very noisy, as it's clientele is the office parks nearby. Weekends are much quieter.

KC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Posto was wonderful! Great atmosphere, delicious, and amazing service. We had John as our server and they were kind and attentive. Also, the woman who cleared our plates/brought bread etc was incredibly kind and attentive as well. I has the pesto spaghetti, my fiance had the gnocci, both so yummy! We started with the lemon arincini and ended with a dark chocolate cake. Everything was amazing, we'll definitely be back! Oh, and the blueberry pop drink was crazy good.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Easy casual but high end food

JO
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! I would like to take my family next time!

KH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. I highly recommended this place. Servers are nice and knowledgeable.

BB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The wait staff is such a great team. Food is very well done. My family and I really enjoyed the visit.

JL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The salads were the best part of this meal. Super fresh and delicious. Our meals were sub par especially for the cost. He had the short rib gnocchi, weird presentation and most of the meat was fatty. I had the salmon with asparagus, nothing special.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had expected a little more ambiance for our anniversary. The meal and overall experience was great for every day dining. The meal was good, the service was good. Nothing stood out as spectacular for a special occasion

L
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful venue! The decor and place settings are lovely. We arrived close to closing time on the Friday after 4th of July. The servers were accommodating since the restaurant was practically empty. Try the charred octopus, it’s phenomenal - you can have it as an appetizer yet enough for a entree. The seafood stew was ok, but needed more flavor. Definitely requires a repeat visit, earlier in the evening.

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