About Osteria Posto

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.

99 Third Ave
Waltham, MA 02451
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 622-1500

Website:
http://www.osteriaposto.com/

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

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!

Executive Chef:
Joe Cassenelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Osteria Posto Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Bar Seating (25)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Casual (14)
Authentic (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Impeccable service. The pork, veal, and beef Bolognese was delicious. The bartender made a decent (and generously sized) Old Fashioned. The Barbera red wine was a nice pairing with the Bolognese.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Went here for lunch last week. Menu was a 3 course prix fixe for $49 ! We opted to sit at bar & do a la carte. The place is very open plan & quite large. It was really empty and lacked atmosphere. They didn't have the heat regulated properly making it cold for the diners. Prices were totally over the top. This is not a 5 star restaurant by any standards.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was good, I just would've like more of it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Overpriced for the quality of food. Nice booth seating. Would be good for wine and apps.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Main Room has interesting decor and the food was fine. The Service was terrible. We were there for over two hours, mostly waiting to find the waiter.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I really want to like this place. It has a great decor, a good location, and the people are really friendly. The food is a bit of mixed bag, some entries hit the mark but others seem a bit off. The server seemed nice enough but he really could have been more attentive. We seemed to wait an especially long time for our check to arrive. You get the impression that they're trying hard, so I'll go back there hoping it will be better the next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time there. Music was a little loud especially since the place was almost empty. That was not surprising, though, since it was a Sunday evening. Food was excellent, exceeded expectations. We will definitely go back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Portion size is varied. One of us had the pork cannoli, the serving was enough to feed 3 people. The other entree was a scallop and pasta dish. Here they served 4 smaller sized scallops and a few (maybe 7-8) tortellini type pasta. Hardly enough to satisfy anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dinner was wonderful, delicious and accommodating ( I’m vegetarian). Only one improvement could be to place our chilled wine by our table. Don’t think we finished our bottle and I would have enjoyed another glass.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We brought our 95 year father for his birthday. The staff were kind, patient, gave us a great table and the evening was a great success! Many thanks!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We will go back, but the night wasn't without incident. The service staff was trying really hard to please us, but their extra effort on wine resulted in our appetizer order being overlooked. When we noted that the appetizers hadn't arrived, the hostess immediately offered to prepare the apps and cook a new entry for us. We declined, but did like the gesture. Be careful not to order too much food, but everything we had was excellent, ranging from filet to gnocchi with short ribs to salmon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was perfect! Surprisingly a very fast service, but food was on spot. However, the wine list requires a little upgrade (more options) my modest suggestion of course.
The rest was great, we have recently moved to this side of town and this will be one of our regular dinner places.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First visit to Osteria Posto was a hit. Great service delicious food, and the chef accommodated two special diets with aplomb. Excellent craft cocktails. The grilled octopus starter, beet salad, Caesar salad - all exceptional. Pasta is all house made and sublime. You will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Over the top service and consideration. Even a birthday card from the staff! Overall a most remarkable and enjoyable evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent overall dining experience. Food was delicious. Loved that the acoustics were well thought through in the design so sound levels were just right. Great ambiance and great service too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This review may have alittle biais as the manager in charge was a school mate of my wife's son that was w us for this quiet sunday dinner. So service was very attentive. The place is stylish and the food was excellent. Selection of (italian) wines is extensive.
On the pricey side but had a great experience

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I chose this restaurant because I thought it was quiet. I asked for a quiet table-booth preferred. The booth they had planned for us to have was not ready-the party had not yet ordered dessert. So they offered us a couple of other options. I opted for a table at the end of a banquette which was actually in the bar but seemed quiet. Until a party of around 16 people sat next to us! It was so loud we couldn't hear each other or the waiter. He did offer to move us to the originally planned table when it was free, but they didn't leave until around 45 minutes after our reservation, by which time we'd had a drink and appetizer. It was better when we moved but still not a quiet place! The food was very good but I think the only place to sit in this restaurant and enjoy a conversation is with one other person in the bar!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Too noisy for conversation. Prices too high for entrees. Drinks also priced too high for what was in the glass. Service was ver good. Menu too small. Not enough entree choices. My guest was very disappointed in the meal choices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

food was very disappointing! I had the pork chop special. Overcooked! oversalted and the polenta was tasteless!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

What can I say! Not good! My wife and I enjoy a fine restaurant with fine food over a cocktail. After a day of shopping and having heard good thing we decided to give Osteria Posto a try. We made reservation for two for 5 o'clock. We really didn't think we would need one due to the early hour of our reservation but thought we could get a preferred seating. How wrong we were! We arrived on time and actually were the first couple to enter the restaurant as they open at 5:00. It was a beautiful day and the exterior was appealing and as we entered the interior was just what we like, upscale new , well appointed and spotless. Well from there all went down hill. Not ever having visited the establishment befor we did not know much about the interior seating floor plan or how they seat their guest. The hostess sat us in a two seat booth. That in itself was ok but I should have know that when a hostess takes 3 steps into a totally empty restaurant and seats you at the first table something is up. Again never being there we didn't know what was in store for us.... Well from then on things progress slowly into hell. The waiter for our cocktails was prompt and very courteous in taking our drink order. The bread and water came promptly as well as a slowly building gang on servers and staff huddling around just in back of where my wife was seated and in full eye and ear shoot of me. It started out with two "sentries" standing over two computer screens and grew to up to seven people talking, calming and clacking all types of dinner utensils and plates. We came to realize that this was obviously the service center for the entire restaurant not to mention directly in front of the kitchen service entry. We thought of leaving and could not believe that the seating hostess would take so little care in setting the only couple in a totally empty restaurant at the worst table in the establishment that offered no privacy. We didn't and had "DINNER" quality experience. NOT GOOD!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We've been going to Posto in Somerville for years, and were out in the burbs and decided to try Posto in Waltham. They have a lot of the same things on the menu, but are different in many ways as well. I loved it and will be back. It was easier to get a table on short notice in Waltham. The food was amazing and the drinks were great as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were in town for a wedding, wanted a good meal after driving six hours, and were not disappointed...we went with the prix fixe menu --best pork chop I have ever had! The flavors were unexpected, and wonderful! Portions were huge --much more than needed, but would come back again --just not order so much! Loved it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Impeccable service, superb foods! Wonderful evening experience,

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I had dinner here for our anniversary. Service, food and ambience were all great. Lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

A pleasant surprise. Though the music was too loud for an intimate meal, we really enjoyed our meal: caesar was excellent, as was the salmon and the cap steak, which I particularly enjoyed. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant. The beet salad is a favorite ! Two of us had Filet Mignon and it was very tender. The sauce served with it was excellent. One of the members at our table had the seafood stew and really liked it but if you don’t like spices hot food, don’t order it. Overall, we enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. We will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Very robust flavors. Pasta cooked perfectly, slightly al dente. Service was efficient and friendly.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Osteria Posto never disappoints. The food is absolutely wonderful, fresh, generous portions and much of it locally sourced. Waitstaff is extremely respectful and responsive. We come here often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The service was great, food was amazing, and ambience was one of a kind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for my parents 35th anniversary. Our server, Felix was amazing! Made the night very special for my parents, who don’t get to go out to a nice dinner often. The food was delicious. Felix was extremely kind and accommodating. The hostess was a sweetheart as well. I’ll be back! Thank you!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went with my wife on our anniversary. Free parking, walked right in to our table. Was served promptly. Buratta appetizer was great (shared). Both meals were top notch and comparable to any Italian restaurant in Boston. Dessert was perfect. And the Japanese whiskey was amazing. I will be back.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The wine list is very limited. The wait staff is horrible

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my third time at Osteria Posto and the most disappointing. Our server, while attentive, did not seem particularly interested in our table. We were there with another couple. My husband's meal, a steak dish, was tough and I had the salmon with a beet risotto which was just okay. They have taken the branzino off the menu, which is a shame as it was a great dish. I may return if it is a convenient place to meet but it isn't on my "list" of go-to places any more.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Arrived at 7 PM, and still had not received our main courses at 8:40. Then, three of the six orders were incorrect.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was my first time having dinner at this restaurant and it won't be my last. I had had lunch several times in the past, and was impressed with the quality and preparation of the food. I ordered the Tuscan Seafood Stew, and loved it because it was very spicy, the way I like it. My wife ordered the three-course dinner special and found each dish quite tasty. The wait person recommended a wonderful bottle of wine that we enjoyed very much. A good experience overall

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Truly excellent!
Great service & food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

disappointed. Have been here many times and it hasn’t maintained it’s quality of preparation. The gnocchi was like lead. Beautiful spot and nice ambiance. Oh well.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Three of our four diners found their meals to be overly peppery.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

enjoyable evening..... friendly staff,.....good food

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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