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Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
11:30 PM
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Osteria Posto

4.3
574 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Neighborhood
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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 574 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I've been to this restaurant twice. Both times I left with the same impression: Meal was OK but not worth the price. Both times I ordered pasta (gnocchi or bolognese). The pastas were good but not outstanding. Pasta is not fresh and the sauces are good. Not a bad meal but there are much better Italian alternatives in Waltham.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Waiter was friendly. Table was near the entrance.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service were both outstanding!

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

No chicken dish, just pretensious game hen. Truffle fries $12. C’mon! French fries $12? Diet Coke $2.75 and no free refills. That did it for me right there (Although we did have a great waiter who slipped us one refill at no charge after our complaint ).

Lively bar scene and seems to be pretty hip, but no bargain.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

we enjoyed the ambience and the food. After six visits, we prefer either the booths for quiet or the corner of the bar fro two people. parking is a big problem - no valets for our last visit.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a surprise dinner for my sister in law who finished her exams for her architect license and they were very accommodating. The waitress was quick and happy to serve. She had good recommendations and was knowledgeable about food and drink. Overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

From the moment we walked in, it was a great night! Wonderful service at the door and amazing at the table. It was for a birthday. Our 2 teenagers loved the pizza, and the rest of us loved everything we ate especially the Brussels sprouts and the mushroom risotto! The waiter brought us a delicious slice of tiramisu for our bday celebration on the house - best ever!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

There's a good ambiance to it, a good menu, and maybe just a little pricey. The service was excellent and the food was very good.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We’ve eaten here several times now, including just after they opened for business. The food has been consistently excellent. The cocktail service also shines with a variety of interesting options. We’ve noted a decline in the level of service that should be noted before considering a meal here. Our last visit was marred by a rather indifferent and cold server. She never seemed too interested in us, so we weren’t too interested in staying for desert and coffee.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The staff was amazing. We weren’t keeping track of time and didn’t realize that we were there beyond their closing time. Not once did we feel rushed or interrupted. They didn’t even advise us that their establishment was closing for the night. Wonderful staff, wonderful food and wonderful drinks. I would absolutely go back. And parking is not a problem at all.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We are regulars at OP. I feel the place is becoming a victim of its success. Good food/ ambience/ prices = more crowds and eventually, service plummets. We had three folks hover over our table and take beverage orders but for many of us, we had to repeat the order to eventually get the beverage. In one go around, my beverage refill was switched with my colleague across the table and neither of us enjoyed that. I asked for the roasted potatoes but got the risotto (which to be fair in a noisy restaurant is an easy mistake to make when someone with an accent is ordering). Would we go there again? Sure. Is it as awesome as we always thought it was - not so much.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Food is delicious the charred Octopus that I had for an appetizer out of this world. Lincoln our waiter excellent. Lost a star because of very limited menu app menu could use some type of sea food tower or at least shrimp cocktail. Dessert menu very little to choose from surprising for a high end restaurant. Excellent Wines.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We had a terrific meal! The meatballs were delicious as was the crudo- so fresh & flavorful! The whole Roasted Branzino was beautifuly prepared & our attentive server filleted it table side. This was my 5th or 6th visit to Osteria Posto & will be back again!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We arrived at 5:30 and were seated quickly. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. The delay between ordering dinner and the arrival of our entrée was almost 45 minutes which is longer than we have experienced in the past. That being said the food was delicious. If we had made plans to be somewhere after dinner this would have hampered our ability to do so.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great experience!
Adalid was very good and knowledgeable about the food and the wine . Attention to detail and very professional. The bar was packed with people having dinner making having a drink while waiting for our table very difficult.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We were so glad that this restaurant came to Waltham as there aren't a lot of options nearby. The place is beautiful with good menu options, drink options, and wine list.

My wife and I had the salmon on beet risotto. Delicious. Drinks were also good.

The only problem was the service - we liked our waitress. However dishes took forever to come out, especially the kids dinner. Also they sent the wrong dish and had to return.

Overall glad they are in town and plan to come back but will watch for service next time.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Perfect spot for after work! Drinks are creative and yummie, food is fast and delicious, great to have comfortable seats in the bar and plenty of room to stand also.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

service was very slow. food good in general. seafood in stew was overcooked

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day. Really nice setting!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fair food and service

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch: The food was exceptional, certainly worth the price and reputation. Unfortunately it was not matched by the level of service which simply was plagued by poorly timed firings of food and absent / overwhelmed servers. We waited a long time for the mains, that is fine on a busy day. However when two tables that were sat after our party finished their apps are suddenly served their mains before ours, then something is amiss. Our server was not double sat, I have an eye for that; we simply fell through the cracks. The experience simply did not warrant a $60/per person average for brunch. A shame, the food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My first online review, I think, because the food was so good. I had tuna tartare (chopped with herbs and maybe a touch of mayo or just oil), which was a really good version of this popular dish, and salmon with a sweet, fruity, tomato sauce that I haven't had before and never would have thought of. Also, good selection of moderately priced Barolos.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s day

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The brussells sprouts were oversalted and the mustard sauce was underutilized. Service was a bit slow this night.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Service is outstanding
A 39. Steak was marginal, had to request another as it was way overdone
Apps are great
More vegetarian entrees are needed

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Very noisy especially near the bar area. Calamari was light in texture but lacking in flavor. Pizza was tasty but soggy crust despite their claim of 1000 degrees wood fired oven (coal ovens only go to 900, how could wood be hotter?) Duck cannelloni was too rich in oil/butter on a bed of soggy/wilted/over cooked kale. Overall, a hyped-up restaurant with below average food.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Wonderful dinner! Servers were very attentive and food was very well prepared. We plan on returning often and with other guests in the future

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Very limited lunch menu and prices are high. Service and food were good. I personally wouldn't go there again, but glad that we tried it.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Loved the spaghetti carbonara , everything else so-so.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was seemingly slow for a Saturday night. We were sat promptly. But after waiting 10 minutes to be greeted and invited to order drinks I had to flag someone down. The server that responded was right on it and took our drink order; 5 minutes later our assigned server graced us with her presence asking if we wanted drinks. We told her we ordered drinks and to give us a few to look at the menu. She returned and took our order. We were there 2 hours and she came to the table 4 times, including the the to bring me my credit card back. The support staff was good, our food was delivered promptly (by other staff) and it was well prepared. Everything was acceptable except for the server and her disappearing acts made our stay linger longer than it should. Since we were there so long we didn't have any interest in coffee (I always order a cappuccino) or desert. I couldn't wait to pay the check and leave. And again, the place was not busy and by 9, when we left, there were only a few parties left.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We dine here quite often and we really enjoy the food and the service is always attentive. The ambiance is fantastic, and when the weather cooperates the veranda is amazing. Amanda the general manager will ensure your experience at Osteria Posto is memorable.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Felix is a talented caring waiter, he help make the dining experience special.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Went to this restarurant based on advice from one of my partners. It was a client dinner and the waiter was excellent, service was good and the atmosphere was lively and upbeat. The menu was pretty small but had a choice in each major category. The tuna tar tar was appetizer was just OK, with maybe a tablespoon of tuna pieces on top of the spread served in a bowl with not enough crackers to actually use all the spread. The beet salad i must say was excellent. The Carpaccio was sliced so thin it was hard to even taste. Very sparse. Two of us had the scallops over rissoto which had the potential to be good if not doused in lemon to the point it ruined it.

Too many other good restaurants around so I wont likely be back. Being so close to a major hotel with small convention center their business seems bolstered by Hotel walk ins.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Service was great and food was very good. I had the cannelloni which was a big meal, well done. My son had the bolognese which was also very good but not as substantial. He had tiramisu for dessert but didn’t share so it must have been good!

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Felt like a hotel franchise "Italian" restaurant. The pumpkin pasta with sage was too sweet for an entree.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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 on April 19, 2018

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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