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Date
Tue, 4/24
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9:00 PM
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Osteria Posto

4.3
537 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm


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Phone number
(781) 622-1500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Cassenelli
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Catering
The Alpine Restaurant Group is happy to cater events at your home or office. Inquire about our Posto Mobile Food Truck. www.postomobile.com
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Parking details
There is additional covered parking behind the building, fully equipped with a passenger elevator to bring you right up to our front door!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Waltham's new standard in private dining! Osteria Posto expertly combines elegance and sophistication creating a one of a kind experience for you and your guests. Contact Bridget today to plan your next meeting, luncheon or dinner event.

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What 537 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The waiter and service were very good, with excellent recommendations provided. Our primary issue was we both found the food a bit "over sauced". I will ask for any toppings or sauce on the side next time. Delicious bottle of red wine, recommended by the sommelier, and it is perfect we can now bring unfinished bottles home when all sealed up.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great decor! More formal than Somerville restaurant.
Will def return.
Service & food & wine were great!

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Ended up sitting at bar and eating there because table wasn’t ready. Bar was nice, comfortable. Surprised table not ready on a Tuesday night

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in the Boston area. Top notch service, very friendly and informative staff and reasonable prices given the high quality of the food service. The entire restaurant is obviously strongly customer-oriented in a way that too many restaurants do not attain. My highest recommendation.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Nice setting, very convenient. But limited menu and they “didn’t have protein to offer yet”? No chicken for my salad? And calamari was undercooked. Maybe they are still working through details (new restaurant?), but I would delay opening until some basic details are all set.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was excellent. Great service. Creative menu. Very nice bar in addition to dinning room. Expensive but good.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great meal, good wine and superb service.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Three of the four meals were very good, but the fourth was just average. The cocktails are unique, but in this case it also meant the creations took more time than more ordinary cocktails. A less creative cocktail was the best dirty martini I have ever had! Get it with the blue cheese stuffed olives. We'll go back when the weather is warmer as the outdoor area is wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant, it seems as if the food is getting spicier than in the past. The cap steak had been inconsistent in size and texture. Felix the waiter is phenomenal

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Although the food was very good, we thought the menu was limited. I did not find anything I really wanted to order. Maybe not traditional enough for a senior citizen. The ambiance is wonderful, especially if you are young, working adults. The service was great too.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Osteria Posto used to be a very good place for lunch, but they have severely limited the menu to pizza, two pasta dishes, and a few salads. That would still be acceptable, if you could add some protein to the salad, but our server said absolutely not. My friend and I each had a Caesar salad and we shared the Bolognese pasta, both of which were very good. Without drinks, the tab came to $44--not outrageous, but not the best value, either. Service was just ok.

I will go back to OP for dinner, but certainly not for lunch.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Even Monday very crowded with a good mix of business and casual dinners. Noise levels were high from conversations - acoustics could be better. Hard to hear table mates talking. The service was polite and prompt. Our meals of Gnocci, Tortelli and Steak were all rated ok. A bit more pricey than I would expect - 20-30$ range for small portions of adequate meals.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The ambience and location is great.
However, the limited menu of pizza,pasta and salads gives very little options.
Why not have an option to add fish, or chicken to the salads?
The server was no where to be found when we finished our meal and we had to wait for a tab for over 30 minutes.
the lovely linen napkins left a blizzard of lint on both of our business suits to the point that the host had to fetch a lint brush.

I don't think I will be going back anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Only a few tables seated early on a Sunday. The bread was warm and delicious and the appetizer grapes served on a warm platter were a nice surprise. Service was a little slow. Had the whole branzino special... disappointing; served the whole fish as expected, but nonprep was made before playing and serving. Most of the meal was spent picking out tiny bones . Have had much nicer whole branzino elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I've been here a bunch of times and it's always consistent. They recently made seasonal changed to the menu to spice up old favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My husband and I have gone there now a couple of times now and every time the food and service are amazing. Michael always finds us the perfect bottle of red wine to have with our meal. We love it here!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Daughters birthday - perfect for the family. Delicious food for the adults and perfect go to staples for the kids.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

met with my siblings for dinner and discussion. seated in back area so not as much noise, which was helpful- though the ambiance in the main dining area was better. wait staff knew the menu well and answered all of our questions. great cocktails from the bar, but i thought the wine was a bit overpriced. overall a great experience.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Osteria is always a great experience. Easy to find, easy to park, nice people, excellent food and a solid (although ready to be updated) menu. Good bar service, good mid level wine list and lovely environment.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and service here is so good! My favorite dishes and the bolognese, braised short rib gnocchi, and the burrata and meatball appetizers. Glad they added their amazing pizza to the menu. Bartenders, waitstaff and manager are all great and go above and beyond to make sure you have a wonderful dining experience.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Pasta dish was fabulous as usual. I come here regularly for business. Took my wife for first time and she ordered branzino for $39 and it was very undercooked. They took it back and it came out dry. Meanwhile I had eaten half my pasta
Waiter was very good but manager should have been informed. I don’t mind paying the price if right but this was sub par

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Solid spot! Very lively and good scene for a Monday night in the suburbs.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Held a business meeting dinner at the restaurant. The food was fantastic. The service was great and the noise level was such that we could have a comfortable conversation.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Doesn’t hold a candle to its Somerville predecessor.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was the first time eating at Posto Waltham. I have been to Posto Somerville twice and have generally enjoyed myself. I love Italian food and the food was authentic and reasonably well prepared with nice presentation. That said, I was a bit disappointed with Posto Waltham. The food was good, in some cases very good. But the service was pretty slow. The manager comped our appetizers in the interest of service recovery, so that was helpful. After all our waiting, however, our meals did not come out at the same time and to boot , the waiter also forgot our sides so we ultimately just reneged on that part of the order. At this price point, these aspects of the dining experience need to be solid and they weren't. I should say that on the plus side, our cocktails were excellent. But at the end of the day, the wine is a deal breaker for me. Avg cost is close to $14 for a 6 oz pour; $19.50 for an 9 oz (or was it 8?) pour. That is quite frankly too much even for a wine lover like me. I simply won't pay this and would forego on the wine which negatively impacts my overall experience. On this measure alone, I would likely not return.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Always my go to for after work early dinners with colleagues or friends.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent ambience and wait staff; I highly suggest you try the charred octopus - its exceptional!

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great experience....unfortunately 2 parties next to us with very young children...otherwise we will return. Also the pizza (one of our appetizers) was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great experience!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Four of us came to dinner. Although three of us enjoyed our meals my wife did not. She had a Caesar's Salad which found very lemony and her main course of gnocchi with short ribs arrived cold and the portion size of the gnocchi was rather small compared to the rest of our meals. Because the meal took some time to arrive she did not send it back for being cold.

We will probably try Osteria again and hopefully she will have a better experience.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I was disappointed in the service. Perhaps server thought we wanted to be left more alone since it was business-related but we had to call him over several times - i.e. take our order, give us the check, etc. I had the seafood stew which was a well prepared, good amount of fish, shellfish but not as flavorful as I would have thought. Rest of my dining partners all replied that their meal was "good". You like to hear "really good" or "great" in there as well.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Retirement

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I went here for a Valentine's day dinner. The restaurant is very pretty. The menu selection is a little on the small side. Good wine selection. Only suggestion is to add a little more to the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Dinner could not have been more perfect. Food was outstanding and service was impeccable. This is one of our favorite restaurants and never disappoints! Kudos to the entire staff!

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I booked this restaurant through OpenTable for my wife's birthday. The reservation was relatively early (6:30pm). We arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation and were seated right away, but our table was right near the noisy kitchen. We asked to be moved and they moved us to another booth not too far from the previous. I asked to be moved a 3rd time (and mentioned that this was for my wife's birthday) and we were moved to the other side of the restaurant right next to a very large, noisy party. There were plenty of open tables in the middle of the restaurant with a much better ambiance, but for some reason the staff didn't want to put us at one of those tables. Finally, we asked one more time to move to a quiet spot and they took us to a back room which was fine. However, once we were seated, it took the waitress 10 minutes to come to our table to order our drinks. We placed our food and drink order at the same time. The food came out within a reasonable timeframe, but we didn't our waitress again. Another person finally cleared our table and brought the desert menu. Meanwhile we noticed our waitress bring out a birthday cake for a table near us, however we never received a birthday cake even though I let the restaurant know that it was my wife's birthday twice. We decided to pass on desert and ask for the check. We finally saw our waitress again when she handed me the check. The food wasn't bad, but wasn't great either. We won't be going back to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our first visit and we'll certainly be back! Wonderful dining experience.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was pretty good—the timing of the food was poor. Our appetizers arrived before our drinks and our main course arrived before we were finished with our appetizers. The bread arrived after the main course and they didn’t have the wine we ordered.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and ambience . Outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing service and great food

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Delicious meal, wonderful service

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