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

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4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (10)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and ambience . Outstanding service.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing service and great food

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome night. Yummy meatballs at a reasonable price. Happy crowd too!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife ordered a steak and requested medium. It was served rare. They brought a second one within 5 minutes which was rare as well. It was so disappointing because I couldn’t enjoy my meal. She switched her meal for a seafood dish which was much better. Just unfortunate as we were looking forward to a nice romantic Valentine’s dinner.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

We were there for Valentines - and the place was well prepared for the occasion, with roses all around.
The food was extremely salty. I ordered the Gnocchi - it was supposed to have short ribs, but the meat in there was extremely dry. It would have been nice if someone stopped by and asked how the food was, or how we were doing - Noting! No one asked. On top of it, our waiter was barely around. We had ordered white wine, which they offered to put it on ice (which was very nice), and they put the bottle at the waiter station away from us (reasonable, as there was no room to put it near us), however when our glasses were empty, no one was around to fill them back for extended period of time. The first time they missed it, I attributed it for being a busy night, however when they did that 3 times, it became unacceptable. Could not even see our waiter around to get his attention.
I am very accommodating person, and understand when it is a busy night. Additionally I do not like to complain. However when they forget to bring the bread service (some around us did receive it, but we had to ask for it), our wine and water is not attended to, and the food being extremely salty, and clearly hastily made. I would write reviews like this, and suggest people look elsewhere for dinner. Very disappointing dinner experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Second time here. Could use a better wine list, but the fresh pasta and great service make up for the shortfall. Very good location and easy parking.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First visit. Very good and varied menu, great service and delicious food. Everything you'd want in a nice evening out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I've been to this restaurant three times now and every time and the food is amazing and consistent, the manager Michael remembered us from three months ago and even remembered the wine that we got, he is very knowledgeable and accommodating, this is what makes clients come back

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food, bartender very prompt. Overall very relaxing evening

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic food, consistently. We always enjoy this restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Server gave my date and I weird, long glances when we were ordering and so on. It made us both uncomfortable.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very nice dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. Would definitely come here again. I had the gnocchi with short ribs and my friend had the spaghetti. Both were excellent. Try the lemon arancini-just amazing.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The dishes here are very creative and of a high quality, nice servers too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was our 2nd time at Osteria Posto. The food was great as was the service! Great night overall!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday dinner.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a friend who'd dined here on Christmas Eve and said she enjoyed it. We decided to go for my husband's birthday. The décor is very nice. The hostess was very helpful with our coats coming and going. The waiter seemed inexperienced. I don't feel that he paid much attention to us. The food was good, but not great. The only person who mentioned my husband's birthday was the hostess. Nothing else was done for his birthday. We might try it another time to give it a second chance.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Four of us enjoyed a dinner celebrating a retirement. I had pre-ordered prosecco, which was brought to the table by the sommelier promptly. After that service was not at all prompt. Our server didn't check in to keep things moving along, needed to be reminded to bring drinks (twice), and the food was slow in getting to our table. When we first arrived (6:30) the restaurant was only 1/3 full so the service was disappointing and surprising. They did appear to have a private event and later in the evening the restaurant filled. Personnel management needs work.

As for the food itself, I had the gnocchi with short rib (a favorite from Posto in Somerville). Other dishes that were delicious were the crispy Brussel sprouts (made with balsamic not mustard??) and the heirloom beet salad. One diner found the pumpkin pasata overpriced and not worth the price.

Anyone with hearing issues (hard of hearing without aids or someone with hearing aids) would have a difficult time enjoying him/herself. It gets pretty loud once it fills up. Funny that OpenTable uses the euphemism 'energetic' to describe loud places in this survey.

Overall I think we were all disappointed in the service, food, value, and noise level. We live in Somerville so would like just go to Posto for a similar experience if/when we return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and service. Especially like the serious and thorough approach to allergy food preparation. Third trip to the restaurant and we will definitely be back. Thank you for a great evening.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our Second visit to Osteria Posto was a hit with my party of six. A great leisurely meal with a range of vegan and carnivore tastes, a bit of pasta, some paleo low carb eaters -- everyone satified. The special cocktails, wine, and beer selections are first rate and prices were reasonable. What more do you want in a restaurant? A great addition to the local eateries. We will be

Tags: Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Having been to Osteria Posto three times, I'd say it's becoming a favorite. If it was closer to our house (about 20 mi away), we'd eat there frequently, but have been using it as a meeting point for friends/family south of Waltham. Solidly good food in unpretentious, comfortable surroundings, with quiet, attentive service. Pasta dishes are excellent, as are appetizers. This time, I had the seafood stew,, which was soaking-up-every-bit-of-sauce delicious. If you like Legal's cioppino, you'll like this, perhaps even better.
A notable feature is that the restaurant is blessedly quiet; you can have a real conversation with the people at your table without having to fight background din.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food, drinks and service! We will come again.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was terrible and overpriced. I would not recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The homemade desserts and limoncello were the clear highlight for me. Caring and knowledgeable service were also a huge plus.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food tasted like a defrosted meal. Overrated.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I am always skeptical of trying a new restaurant on New Year's Eve, but Osteria Posto knocked it out of the park. The food and drinks were all fabulous, and even though it was a holiday and the restaurant was absolutely packed, the service was terrific. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated in a corner of the restaurant on New Year's Eve. My wife faced the dining area, but I faced a wall. This was very disappointing, since part of a restaurant experience is in sharing the ambiance and viewing the other patrons, which I did not.
My wife and I split the Lemon Arancini appetizer. It was outstanding and the accompanying sauce was wonderful. The complementary Italian bread was excellent. Unlike Osteria, some restaurants provide small appetizers gratis on special occasions.
As a main course, I had the Tortellini with lobster and crab. It was delicious, but the amount lobster and crab included was minuscule, and none was included in or next the the excellently flavored roasted squash and Parmesan crema. The dish was served lukewarm, which didn't help to bring out the flavors sufficiently. My wife ordered Gnocchi with braised short rib. It also was excellent. I had a bite and thought that the Gnocchi were a bit doughy and the meat under-seasoned. We both shared a side dish of roasted asparagus. They were the best tasting asparagus that I've ever had.
For dessert, we shared the Pear and Almond Sottosopria Cake, which was excellent.
The Italian red wines we had with dinner were very very good. The cappuccino was especially good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Looking forward to going back

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food in the suburbs! We typically eat in the north end every year on Christmas Eve but family moved to Needham so we looked for somewhere closer. Have to say - it was as good if not better than most of the places in the city - without the difficult to get reservations, impossible parking, and long commute. The fish stew, calamari, and truffle fries are a must!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Terrific dinner experience. Food was excellent as always and the service was extraordinary.

Among the best Italian spots in the Boston are.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was just perfect - steak and asparagus cooked to perfection, ideal seasoning and flavor combination. Nice atmosphere and great service. We went there on a snowy day and it was well worth that trip.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

From the moment we were seated until the moment we left, the entire experience was positive. Friendly but attentive & professional servers, delicious food, nice ambiance. The value of the experience equaled the bill and we would definitely come back again (this was our second time at the restaurant).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service! We were very happy with our rigatoni and canneloni dishes. Nice addition to have olives served with bread before the meal. The charred octopus appetizer was delicious - one of the best dishes I've ever had! Our drinks came quickly and the servers never rushed us on enjoying our meal. Highly recommend this place for date or dinner with friends!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Osteria Posto is a very nice posh restaurant. I have been here before and this time I was there with my team for a holiday lunch. They only provided a holiday lunch menu, 4 course lunch for $50. I thought this was a bit high and we should have been offered the option for the regular menu. $50 is a bit too much per person for lunch. The menu was also very eclectic. The options for the main entree were not appealing to my team (venison, duck, salmon). You could also choose a pasta option for $15 more. We asked for the pasta option as our entree and we still got charged the $50. The food was very good but again very expensive and I don't feel we should have been limited to this expensive menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Prix Fixe lunch menu was great, it had a very nice selection with something special for everyone. The food was delicious, the service was fast (appropriately so) and our server was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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