Vinotta Restaurant

4.8
184 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 184 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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vipKris
New England
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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DonnaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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vipRedkelly
New England
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic I will highly recommend this restaurant all my friends

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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!

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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...

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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!

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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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vipRedkelly
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Rebecca the bartender and Our server she is outstanding very knowledgeable when it comes to the menu as well as the drink menu… Dante the owner very gracious host… He should be thankful he has Rebecca behind that bar with her personality… Makes everyone want to go back and experience another great meal at Vinotta’s

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and kind review. We are thankful to Rebecca and to all of our wonderful staff. They do a superior job in a very difficult time for the restaurant industry. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon.

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tima
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent wine and owner took the time to chat with our table. Wait staff was excellent.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 26, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I have had in awhile. The grilled octopus and pacific bass were excellent

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 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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vipGeorgeK
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant’s address has a great history in Waltham. It housed Jimmy Burke’s Allegro, followed by The Tuscan Grill, and then Red Bird. This is a fine dining spot. The interior has been beautifully redone, but other than the booth, high top, and bar seating, the tables are too high for the chairs and for me. The vibe is great, although very few young folks were present, perhaps due to the pricey menu. We’ll definitely be back. The place is a gem.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. Next time you come in please let your server know the chair isn't comfortable and we would be happy to accommodate with a higher chair. We look forward to having you dine in Vinotta very soon!

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WILLIAMN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service with great buzz. Highly recommended.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2021

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

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vipCandyG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Fabulous Food. Comfortable atmosphere. Great location. Friendly staff. Can’t wait to go back !!!!!!!!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you CandyG 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
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Wonderful service. Can’t wait to go again

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 21, 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, will definitely return.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 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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MarcoS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante and his team never disappoint! Fantastic restaurant, great owner. Highly recommend!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you MarcoS for your 5 star rating and great review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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FrankP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant with great service and outstanding food! The meals and desserts were fantastic and on the same level as La Campania. We tried 2 different seafood dishes that were truly amazing. To top off the dinner, we got both the Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert. These were the best Tiramisu and Cannoli's we have ever had. Amazing in every aspect and we WILL be back!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you FrankP for your 5 star rating and awesome review. We love it when we hit the mark with our customers. We look forward to seeing you again in Vinotta very soon!

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FrankR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. It did not disappoint. Excellent menu. Every dish we ordered was delicious. Nice upscale atmosphere in the dining room. Overall a great addition to the Moody Street dining scene!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

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

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vipPJWinner
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful pasta dish of pappardelle with porcini and truffles and an even better risotto of shrimp, scallops, asparagus and mushrooms in a lobster sauce. Our dinner companion had the halibut with a lemon caper butter sauce and loved it. Too bad we don’t live in Waltham; we’d be regulars!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. One of my favorite restaurants.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

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

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AnneS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Vinotta’s last night, for the first time, and can’t wait to go back. I’m already recommending Vinotta’s to my friends. First, the service was superb, from facilitating our reservation to taking and serving our food, everyone was warm, friendly and attentive. And the food was wonderful! The bread basket came with warm, perfectly baked rolls. We shared the octopus, tuna/avocado and shrimp special appetizers. Two in our party had, and loved, the frutti di mare and I had the meatball appetizer (the best meatballs I’ve ever had) and salad for dinner, which was plenty. Then, to celebrate my birthday, our server brought out a cannoli with a candle. We out outside, by choice, so didn’t experience the lovely interior. In all, a wonderful experience.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you AnneS for your 5 star rating and great review. We are so very happy that you and your family had a nice time with us. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon!

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Marie
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous new restaurant. Felt like I was in the North End! The waiters were awesome. Great wine and cocktail choices and a terrific menu.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you Marie for your 5 star rating and awesome review. We love to hear when our customers are happy. Sounds like we saved you a trip into town, also! We'd love to have you dine with us again very soon.

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vipRinF
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had only gotten take-out from Vinotta during Covid restrictions, so this was our first time eating there in person. We loved the decor and overall ambience, and our waiter, Fabrizio, was excellent. He helped with wine selection and helped convince me to try a special swordfish dish, which was superb. The chefs really know how to create complex flavors without creating overly fussy food, and everything we ate, from soup and salad to dessert, was delicious. This is a fabulous addition to Moody Street dining options, and is perfect for a special night out or just for an exceptional meal for those who love good food.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you RinF for your 5 star rating and kind review. We hope that our love for our work shows in the product of our food and service. Sounds like we hit the mark here. We love it here in Waltham. We welcome you back to Vinotta anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent dinning experience

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 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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vipCaroled
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere but the service needs work, hopefully management can see this and improve it but really good food and vibe overall

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you Caroled for your 5 star rating and review. We are so happy that you liked our new place but frustrated that you found our service to be lacking. Our whole industry is suffering from the employee crisis as I'm sure you know. A walk down Moody Street will show a 'Help Wanted' sign in every restaurant window. Please be patient with us as we are still a 'young' restaurant (almost 8 months old) and don't have a complete team yet. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon!

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Nancy
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, atmosphere! We are already making plans to go back. If you want a nice, relaxed evening with outstanding food go to Vinotta and you will not be disappointed.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you Nancy for your 5 star rating and review. We are so happy when our love for our work brings a good experience to our customers. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon!

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BobL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the first time that we visited the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. It has the look of a Boston restaurant not one on Moody Street in Waltham.
The food was delicious and the service was very good.

Will be back.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you BobL for your 5 star rating and review. So happy to have delivered a great experience. We'd love to have you dine with us again very soon!

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Zurdo
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good experience, food was amazing, the service was 5 stars.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

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

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KristinC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the bartender Jennifer !

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you KristinC for your rating and review. Rebecca, our bartender is a gem! We are glad you liked her as much as we do. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon!

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ChristineD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food. Service was great too - our new favorite restaurant!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you ChristineD for your 5 star rating and review. Yes!! We love to hear that we've become a favorite!! Looking forward to seeing you in Vinotta very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the apps to the dinners and the desserts we were blown away. Absolutely wonderful service

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. We are so happy to have impressed. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon!

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Kjca
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Sangria was BOMB. The oysters were huuge. Our server was great.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you Kjca for your 5 star rating and the great review. We love to hear when our customers are happy. We'd love to see you again in Vinotta very soon!

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AlexS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Good number of choices. Everything we ordered were tasty. Recommended.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you AlexS for your 5 star rating and your review. We'd love to have you dine with us again very soon!

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acktrip
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, great food, owner Dante is great host

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you acktrip for your 5 star rating and kind review. We put a great deal into our new little place and feel so rewarded when customers are happy with their experience. We welcome you anytime!

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vipT555
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A wonderful experience on Moody Street, will return.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you T555 for your 5 star rating and review. We are so happy here on Moody Street. The whole community has been wonderful to us. We look forward to welcoming back to dine with us any time!

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vipStevenS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe. The owner and staff were very welcoming and friendly. The food, though pricey, was excellent.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you StevenS for your 5 star rating and review. We'd love to have you dine with us again in Vinotta very soon!

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Janleo
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is super fresh and the presentation of each plate was superb! Great wine selections!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 1, 2021

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

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FAQs

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 184 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.