Osteria Posto

4.5
955 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 955 people are saying
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ToddH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there several times the food is always excellent service is great a little on the expensive side or overpriced for the casual dining out definitely worth it

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chrayo
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait for them to re-open! I wish we had found them sooner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time!

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SeanK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I booked a last minute anniversary dinner here and had a wonderful experience beginning to end! Our waiter Fabiano was exceptionally kind and helpful, and our other waiter Alexander was also very nice and helpful with our wine selection! Would definitely recommend and will 100% be going back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s BDay

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vipwellesleyeats
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

tough in these days of covid but they did a nice job

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and lighting were subdued and perfect, even as more people arrived the atmosphere remained quiet and romantic. The waiter also added to the quality experience with his knowledge on wine and the dishes ordered!

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vipAlvinG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was helpful and friendly. Food was great!

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vipJulianneR
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

After having usually fantastic experiences, this visit was a complete bust. Poor host, server and even the manager was inefficient and unfriendly. These days, going out isn’t cheap. If service is poor, it makes it all seem painful, not the enjoyment you should feel treating yourself.

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vipFoodieWhoCares
New England
55 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Osteria Posto provides a very good outdoor dining experience. It would be good if they got some outdoor heaters to enable outdoor dining as the weather gets colder.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement celebration!

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vipDeaconmom
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Went there for a birthday dinner. Wanted to sit outside bc of Covid. It was a fairly warm night thankfully bc they had no heaters outside. Tables were somewhat closer than 6 feet which made us a little uncomfortable. Outside area was looking over the highway so it was VERY noisy! There was really no ambiance at all. Basicallly had only 1 waiter for about 20 tables. He was doing his best and working very hard so I don’t fault him. The manager should have realized 1 waiter can’t handle that many tables. He should have had more help working with him. Food was actually very good when it finally came. I won’t go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander was amazing, made us feel so special!

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vipbettyg
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our GO TO place. We have safely moved from outdoor dining to indoors dining because the room is very large with sky high ceilings and tables are widely spaced. The good and service is always superb. Last nite we split a beautiful captures salad,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous.

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vipTAE99
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome dinner at Osteria Posto... octopus was very very good as was the halibut... we will be back!!

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ElizabethN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our recent dinner at Osterio Posto was fabulous! We split the caprese salad which was amazing! I had the garlic shrimp and my husband had the filet. Both were delicious. We finished with the Tiramisu. The best I have ever had! Of course my Prosecco was ice cold and my husband's beer was too. We loved it and would go again and order the exact same meal in a heart beat! Also liked that we were at a quiet booth away from everyone and felt very safe.

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RozsiM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio. While there is noise from the highway, it's not too intrusive. The food (we had salmon, carbonara, the Brussels sprouts with gorgonzola, and the asparagus) was absolutely delicious. The bread was fabulous. And the arancini was spectacular. It's pricey, but worth the splurge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!

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MichelleH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice mix of traditional and creative Italian options. Great cocktail menu

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ImHungry
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, I'm local and been a few times. There have been times when the food was hit or miss but this nights experience was pretty good. The crab tortellini was SO GOOD. We also got the mushroom tagliatelle and it was a little too greasy and not enough salt. For starters, we had the mussels, meatballs and beet salad, all delicious.

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joanh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...especially the bacon and roasted garlic

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

servers did a great job and outdoor area, though a bit noisy due to car sounds from highway and overhead music, was very nice.

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EllieB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Met friends there for dinner and drinks during Covid. Service was great. The server and staff were very polite, helpful and thoughtful. Food was very good.

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IrinaS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Despite of too many restrictions that restaurants have to impose now, we had a very relaxing evening, and the staff was very accommodating. The food was excellentl.

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vipChris
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good meal. Friendly service, but a bit slow. Nice patio for outside dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Loved it

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vipMHassan
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressed and disappointing, poor seating options, just ok service and mediocre food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was off but I am still a fan.

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KaitlynT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food is fantasic! Service is fast and friendly. My only complaint was the ambiance; this was our first visit post-COVID, and we were seated outside in front of the restauramt where there is no music and were basically in the parking lot. The music which is typically played throughout the restaurant was not piped outside, so it was very quiet and we could hear the traffic onRTE 95.

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vipPandN
New England
45 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal the soup, great pizza and apple dessert. And excellent service. Thanks Posto!

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vipRicke
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I am continually surprised how much my family and I enjoy this restaurant. With covid this is very tough time but we felt like their set up was very safe. The food was very good and the service was outstanding.

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vipDebbie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

seared gnocchi and roasted chicken was good. Drinks were excellent. The chicken parm was really less than average. Wouldn't order that again. But we do want to come back as everything else was great

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vipRJG29
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Osterio is a certainly fine dining but overall we were disappointed for a number of reasons. For each course, one of us was disappointed in what was served. I started with the Caprese salad , but instead of using succulent heirloom tomatoes, the dish used Tiny cherry tomatoes buried in a huge bed of greens, and the supposedly homemade mozzarella looked and tasted more like shaved Parmesan. The dressing was overly sweet, heavy and did not resemble balsamic vinegarette. Nor did the dish resemble any kind of Caprese salad that I ever had been served. It shouldn’t be called a Caprese salad in my opinion. My wife however enjoyed the Harvest salad. The bread seemed not to be fresh, and was on the stale side. For entrees, my wife got the Haddock with roasted mushrooms and potato purée special, which I must say was off the charts delicious. But I was disappointed in the Tuscan seafood stew. It contained 2 shrimp, nicely done, but the rest of the dish consistent of rubbery, tiny calamari, tiny, tiny mussels in the shell, and a tiny piece of white fish, all buried in a spicy sauce with three or four large ciabatta on the top. Visually it was more appetizing than the actual experience of eating the dish. The service was just so so. We had to ask for bread, and it took and overly long time before we were able to place our order. However, someone did come over to take our drink order right after we were seated which was nice. On the plus side, my wife’s drink was superb. She got the Hayride, and it cleverly had a thin apple slice affixed to the lip of the glass with a close pin. Pretty cool. Bottom line for us: This restaurant is not cheap, and we expected a better dining experience for the price. We might return because of the Haddock dish, but otherwise not sure.

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vipLynneB
New England
192 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First time at this restaurant. My biggest complaint I had was I have an allergy and felt the majority of their salads, appetizers, and entrees included these ingredients. Also, I find most restaurants and chefs accommodating and no manager or chef came out to discuss this with me. In addition, the service was slow, and not sure if this is due to the number of staff members working due to the pandemic but overall neither my husband nor I found the food favorable and wouldn't dine there again.

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viplynnfieldmom
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, excellent service. Great wine. I could not recommend them more highly.

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3310jeff
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, and service was good. The prices charged for the meals were higher than the prices posted on the menus. Note that depending on where you sit in the covered patio area, you will have to deal with the overwhelming roar coming from the highway.

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DryFlyIII
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid at a table next to bar. Enjoyed talking with bartender.

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cindy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Salmon and roasted vegetables. I loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.Nice patio.

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You can order delivery directly from Osteria Posto using the Order Online button. Osteria Posto also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Osteria Posto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 622-1500.

Osteria Posto is rated 4.5 stars by 955 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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