Vinotta Restaurant

4.8
214 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Dante and his team are the new-kids on Moody Street, Waltham but old pros in the Boston area. Dante has been cooking in his home town of Abruzzo since 1979. His passion for cooking grew as explored the all the flavors and recipes of the Adriatic Sea which surrounded him. We are excited to bring our skills to Waltham where we welcome old friends and invite new ones to Vinotta Restaurant.

Vinotta Restaurant serves simple food made with fresh, wholesome, organic ingredients using locally sourced vendors. Flowing between classic and modern Italian favorites all made from scratch and sure to suit your palate. Domestic and imported wine selections to compliment food choices available for in-house and take out dining.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 214 people are saying
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Karina
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit to Vinotta
Staff is courteous and attentive
Food is always served hot from the kitchen

Delicious choices of seafood, meat and pasta dishes
A shiny star on the Moody St scene

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner! We had the crab cakes to start and highly recommend. Our waiter was fantastic and all of the staff made us feel so welcome. Great atmosphere. We loved Vinotta so much that we made our next reservation even before we left. Can’t wait to go back!

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JohnR
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinotta is our new "go to" restaurant for Italian food. The food is creative and delicious, the prices are fair, the cost for wine is reasonable, and the service has been attentive and prompt whenever we have asked for something. We particularly appreciate the ample outside seating which is completely covered, not umbrellas, which saved us on one occasion when we got a brief rain shower. We recommend to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and it was a quiet evening. Out experience was great. Great service, great food. I had the linguini with shrimp and clams, perfect, and my wife had the pasta with half lobster, shrimp and scallops in a pesto sauce. We started with the barratta and prosciutto, which was great. The bread was great also. Would definitely visit again when we are back in the area.

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Bunny
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brother’s 87th

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DougJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was very good if not creative. Service was just OK, but restaurant was very busy. Noise level was so high you could not have a conversation.

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vipSandraA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was perfectly cooked. The waiter did not follow up once appetizers were served. No one cleared the table so when dinner was served it was a mess. We asked for bread it took 20 mins for glueten free bread. Plates left on the table way passed being done. Desert and dinner drinks ordered the same time. Drink never came. Just inattentive service. Good and atmosphere fabulous owner cane and checked on all guests

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vipRusselP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Beautiful facility. I was stunned by the range of the menu wondering how It could be so ambitious and extensive. The food, eggplant Parmesan, or however they described it as an appetizer, was insanely hot, the ricotta cheese looked like it had been freezer desiccated and compacted, the pasta was pure mush. I have no right to definitively say they microwaved this meal but it had many of the characteristics of a frozen dinner heated up for the occasion. The shrimp appetizer is three small shrimp, very little flavor and watery sauce.
This is s kitchen that needs a new chef and a Gastronomic commitment equal to the gorgeous dining room.

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Pico
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grilled Octopus app is a must try. They are so accommodating and split salads if needed. Specials are always on point and I try to try when I veer away from my favorites which include the Lobster Raviolis and the Chicken with Artichokes. Wine suggestions made by staff are usually right on for your dish. One of our favorite restaurants on Moody for sure.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you Pico for your 5 star rating and review. We are thrilled that we are a favorite! We appreciate your repeat business and kind review. We hope to see you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and great service!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and kind review review. We look forward to having you dine with us again very soon.

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vipVito
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun atmosphere.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you Vito for your 5 star rating. We are happy you liked our new little place. We look forward to having you dine with us soon.

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vipCarolS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made reservations at the bar and had a great experience. The food was very good and the service exceptional. First time eating here, we'll definite come back!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you CarolS for your 5 star rating. It makes us so happy to make new friends here in Waltham! We look forward to having you dine with us soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar. The service was only outdone by the food. I will eat there often, it was a wonderful experience

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating. We are thrilled you enjoyed yourself!! We look forward to having you dine with us soon.

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vipEMBOS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience start to finish. We were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary. The owner (I am guessing) stopped in and checked on us and really tried to ensure we had an enjoyable experience, which we did. Food was outstanding and cocktails were delicious. Will be back soon.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you EMBOS for your 5 star rating. We are so happy that we were able to meet your expectations and we look forward to having you dine with us soon. Happy Anniversary!!

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vipAlyssaA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful inside! This is a favorite place of mine.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you AlyssaA for your 5 star rating. We love you too!! :) We look forward to having you dine with us soon.

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vipDeniseS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Rebecca’s service at the bar was on point. Food was excellent as usual. Always a great experience.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you DeniseS for your 5 star rating and review. We always look forward to having you dine with us soon.

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Lisa
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service, very impressed with the overall experience

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you Lisa for your rating and review. We love our new location and we value your business. We can’t wait to see you again very soon!

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vipT555
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in Waltham. Once inside you quickly
forget your on Moody St. . Once the service begins you may think your dinning is a five star restaurant in NYC.
Wonderful food and service , will return often.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you T555 for your 5 star rating and amazing review! We are thrilled that you loved our new little place. Moody street and by extension, Waltham has been so great to us! We’ve been welcoming old friends and making so, so many new ones! We’d love to see you back here again very soon.

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viplovegreatfood
Cincinnati
177 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check out Vinotta when you get a chance. I was traveling in Boston and asked my friend to take me to a new place. Really great service sitting at the bar and everything was excellent. The salad, pasta and dessert were all delicious! The bartender was the best and made our experience even more enjoyable. Try this place ASAP!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you lovegratfood for your 5 star rating and review. We are so happy you tried us out and enjoyed your meal! We'd love to have you join us again when you are back in town!

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EricP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. These folks know what they are doing. Impeccable service. Definitely going back.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you EricP for your 5 star rating and review. We thank you for your kind words and look forward to seeing you again.

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JulioA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We arrived at 8PM, we ordered drinks right away, it took about 20 minutes to receive three drinks. When we finished our bread I asked two different staaf (inlcuding our waiter) for more please, it was never brought. Quality of the food was average for the prices we were paying. Will not eat here again.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you JulioA for your thoughtful review. As you may be able to imagine the pandemic has been catastrophic to our industry from product availability, to staffing, and customer expectations. We have given several of our staff well deserved time off this month which has slowed down service. We love our new location, welcoming old friends here, and making so many new friends here on Moody Street. We apologize for the slower than usual service and look forward to seeing you soon. All the best!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
58 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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vipDeniseS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca is the best bartender in Waltham Professional and friendly

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you DeniseS for your 5 star rating and review. We love having you dine with us! See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not be disappointed. Amazing food and service.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. We look forward to having you dine with us soon.

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vipkimw
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My only disappointment was my dish, I ordered the mare with seafood. The clams and mussels were smaller than a dime. There were two large shrimps and some scallops that were small and cut in half. I didn't feel this was worth the price and was surprised the chef let the food come to me. I didn't want to complain because it was my birthday and my family was with me so I pretended it was okay but it was terrible.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you kimw for your rating and review. We are very sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. All the best!

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MarieM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy this place opened! one of my top post covid meals. I am tried of paying big bucks for bad food and bad service post covid. This place has it all, great food. Service and value. The owner walks around and talks to everyone. He is proud of the menu and his food. A true gem,

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you MarieM for your 5 star rating and review!! We are thrilled that the love for our work comes through. We love our new location, welcoming old friends here, and making so many new friends here on Moody Street. We welcome you back any time with open arms!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is made to order and comes hot and delicious from
The kitchen. There are so many great choices from each categoric of the menu. The staff is accommodating to all your needs. The decor in the restaurant is perfect, high design
FOOD, SERVICE and AMBIANCE all a home run!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. We are thrilled to have met your expectations. We welcome you back very soon.

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ColleenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is excellent. So many things I want to try. We ordered branzini and filet and both were excellent. Great wine selection and our waiter was excellent. Great vibe. A little noisy but not horrible. We will definitely go back.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you ColleenF for your 5 star rating and review. Yes, yes! So many things to try! We welcome you back anytime to try it all!

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vipdebscorner
New England
77 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Italian food! Had a special: lobster and rolled pasta with spinach topped with bechamel! Can't wait to go back!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you debscorner for your rating and review. So happy you liked our special pasta. It was a big hit! We can’t wait to have you try more of our cuisine!

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MCTFO24
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner celebrating my husband's birthday! The service was great and the restaurant itself had a very welcoming atmosphere.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you MCTFO24 for your 5 star rating and review. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was very slow, though perhaps they are understaffed due to the pandemic. The server was polite and competent, but not very attentive to us. We had the veal special, which was nicely cooked and tender, but bland; it was not memorable, which it should have been for $48. The orecchiette with mushrooms and sausage was also OK but a bit watery and not memorable. The appetizer crab cakes were good but really tiny for $17. The cuisine at this restaurant is formal Italian but not imaginative. For us ~$130 is a stretch with only one appetizer, one drink and no dessert ordered, so it had better be memorable and it wasn't.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you MichaelK for your review.You are absolutely correct in your assessment that the pandemic has been catastrophic to our industry from product availability, to staffing, and customer expectations.Dante and his team here has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years.Dante keeps to his Abbruzzese culinary traditions without changing or distorting those traditions as much as available products will allow.We are very sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. All the best!

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vipKris
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante did an Amazing job!!! The restaurant is Beautiful with a great design. Really fun vibe witch was not too loud even though it was very busy. We have know Dante for a long while and we are so happy for him. Even the service was exceptional during these difficult times trying to find help with the pandemic.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you Kris for your 5 star rating and review. We are so happy that our whole staff brought you a memorable experience. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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DonnaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Rebecca at the bar is outstanding!!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you DonnaP for your 5 star rating and review. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor, amazing food and great service! We sat at the bar. The bartenders were very friendly and allowed us to sample a couple of wines so we could make our choice for a bottle. They heard we were celebrating my friend’s birthday and brought us 2 cannolis with a candle. I was thrilled! I’ll definitely be back for the shrimp risotto and Italian rose. Delicious!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. We love that our staff made you experience so special! We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. My friends and I had a wonderful time. The food was authentic Italian, service was amazing and the ambiance is great!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. We value your business and we'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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vipRedkelly
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic I will highly recommend this restaurant all my friends

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you Redkelly for your 5 star rating and review. We're thrilled you liked our new place! We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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vipKayTee
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice addition to the neighborhood. Staff is welcoming and friendly and the food is delicious!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you KayTee for your 5 star rating and review. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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vipDave
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Vinotta is always an awesome culinary experience and Dante and the entire team are so friendly and attentive. If you haven't been there, it is a must...

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you Dave for your 5 star rating and review. We value your business and we look forward to seeing you again in Vinotta very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service . Sat at bar with Rebecca who was delightful and very knowledgeable with the menu. Owner Dante was charming and very friendly . It is now our go-to restaurant!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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JosephL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Street Magic made the evening perfect. As usual they were great. We would definitely come back when they are singing there. It is too far for us to come without them even though the food was very good.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you JosephL for your 5 star rating and kind review. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates for updates on their return! We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Vinotta Restaurant using the Order Online button. Vinotta Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 373-9128.

Vinotta Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

Vinotta Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.vinotta.com.

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.