Vinotta Restaurant

4.8
126 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 126 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWABT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my fourth time to Vinotta with all different people and for one special occasion. The food is fresh, consistent and creative. The ambiance is lovely. It is a small restaurant that feels like a well, decorated and neutrally appointed living room. Calming color scheme with comfortable seating. It has been full all the times I have gone to the restaurant. A reservation is a MUST! The limoncello martini is my favorite! Refreshing and the perfect cocktail to start the meal. The appetizers are all wonderful, but I particularly recommend the shrimp and portobello one. I usually get the Pacific Bass for my main course . It is excellent; served with asparagus, roasted potato slices and a grilled whole tomato. For dessert I always have the Limoncello Mascarpone: a lemon sponge cake with mascarpone filling. The most important thing to mention is Fabrizio the server is fabulous!! He makes a visit to Vinotta extra special!! Keep up the good work. I love it there!!

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catsant
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Our dinners were perfect. We are definitely going back.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, excellent menu choices and delicious food. We will be back.

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Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you AngelaC for your 5 star rating and review. It’s always a pleasure to have you in the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!

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vipkiken
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. While our server was was very friendly, they were short staffed and ours drinks took way to long.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you kiken for your review. We are so happy you liked our new restaurant. We’d love to see you again for dinner in our restaurant.

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Daph
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! Very nice and attentive.

The food was delicious as well. We ordered the special with Lobster, a pasta/truffle dish and two Risotto dishes. The seafood was fresh and their sauces were out of this world!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you Daph for you 5 star rating and review! It was our pleasure to have you and your beautiful family for dinner. We would be so happ0y to see again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and review. See you soon!

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vipDeniseS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food by far. Staff always knowledgeable.

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Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you DeniseS for your 5 start rating and review. We are so happy to have you dine with us! See you again very soon!

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vipBruceJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is inviting, the service was outstanding, the food was delicious... what more could you ask for?

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Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you BruceJ for you 5 star rating and review. We are so to have hit the mark on every point! We’d love to see you again very soon!

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vipVito
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a warm and inviting setting.

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Responded on June 2, 2021

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

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GaryM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and always delicious. This is our go-to place on Moody Street! Good wine list and just the right amount of service.

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you GaryM for your 5 star review. Looks like you enjoyed your outdoor table! We look forward to seeing you again very soon this summer.

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DonnaR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious foo b d and nice variety of cocktails.
Service was slow, difficult to get anyone’s attention to order. However once the orders went in, everything was smooth.

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you DonnaR for your review. Thank you for allowing us to accommodate you indoors with the rain threat! We know you were looking forward to dining outdoors last night. We look forward to seeing you again very soon this summer.

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vipMarcelM
New England
36 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit tonight.
Excellent

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you MarcelM for your 5 star review. It was great to have you and your husband dine with us again! We look forward to seeing you again very soon this summer.

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vipSamA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and really great service! Authentic Italian!!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you SamA for your 5 star review. We love that you had a great time with us. We have outdoor dining, now!!

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

A special dinner... service was a bit slow.
The room was rather loud.
Tight quarters.
Food was delicious.
It was a Friday night...
Considering returning.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you JonathanS for your review. Yes, Friday nights are busy and we are a little place. We look forward to seeing you again very soon this summer.

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vipEllenH
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had heard great things about the restaurant and was disappointed. Everything was fine but nothing was great. Will decide if we will give it another try.

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you EllenH for your review. Sorry to hear we didn't met your expectations. Some growing pains were expected with the added outdoor dining. We had hoped it wouldn't be apparent to our guests. We would love it if you would give us another try in the near future where we hope to redeem ourselves in your eyes. Awaiting your return!

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lesliem
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service will be going back again soon

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you lesliem for your 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon this summer.

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vipBostoniana
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here - was even better than I was hoping for. Outstanding service and excellent ambiance.

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you Bostonia for your 5 star review. We are so happy we met your expectations! See you again very soon!

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vipCorinne
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, good wine, nice ambiance.

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Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you Corinne for your 5 star review. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to having you dine with us again very soon!

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vipsuzyrn
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! A new favorite.

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Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you suzyrn for your 5 star review. We look forward to having you dine with us again very soon!

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vipAtownMama
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant - this was my second time visiting and the service, food and ambience were perfect both times. I can’t recommend it enough!!!

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Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you AtownMama for your 5 star review. Thank you for all of your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to having you dine with us again very soon!

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MaggieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! Good was UNREAL but also pricey. Great spot for a date night

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you MaggieL for your 5 star review. We are so happy you liked our new little place. :) We look forward to having you dine with us again very soon!

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vipNiceNicole
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful restaurant and the service was warm and friendly. We tried a few dishes and the appetizers were stand out, however the Bolognese was very standard and a little disappointing. I wasn’t super impressed with the wine by the glass selection as it seem like they were really trying to appease the North American palate and strayed away from better Italian wine.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you NiceNicole for your review. We are so happy you liked our new place. Was there a specific wine on the menu you'd like to see offered by the glass? Let us know! We look forward to having you and your friends dine with us again very soon!

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DBMA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was wonderful. The decor was inviting and comfortable.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thank you DBMA for your 5 star review. We are thrilled that you liked our new little place. We invite you to dine with us again very soon!

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MorganD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

charming vibe. great staff. food was wonderful. thanks for a great mothers day

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you MorganD for your 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon this summer. We have outdoor dining, now!!

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vipFoodplusmore
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Had to wait 1/2+ hour after reservation time!
Poor and slow service as well.

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Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you Foodplusmore for your review.Also, thank you for celebrating Mother’s Day with us. We had one bottleneck between 7-8pm which we know is frustrating to guests but to us as well. We know that everyone loves to celebrate their moms on this special day. Regardless of the wait it looks like you loved the food. It was our first Mother’s Day here on Moody Street. And our first day of outdoor dining! We look forward to have you dine with us again very soon on a typical night when we can shine!

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vipjosephb
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice vibe right on Moody, has a quality build out. Food is good. Bartender Rebecca very friendly.

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Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you josephb for your review. Yes, isn’t Rebecca great! We look forward to having you dine with us again!

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JaneL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Mother’s. Day dinner atVinotta . Fabrizio our waiter was exceptional. He made great recommendations and the service was efficient and timely.
The restaurant has a NorthEnd appeal . Food was delicious and we will definitively be returning.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you JaneL for your 5 star review. Fabrizio is the new guy on the team and we are so happy you loved the service he provided! We look forward to having you dine with again very soon!

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SamG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was wonderful. Food was delicious and great portions. Had an amazing time

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Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you SamG for your 5 star review. We love that you had a great time here and look forward to having many more with us!! See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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HowardH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggplant rollitini EVER!

An evening out with friends and relatives, great attentive service, the wine recommendation was spot on (an affordable and delicious Sangiovese). From the Lobster ravioli to a garlicky Frutti de Mare, every plate was spot on.

We'll be back!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you HowardH for your 5 star review. We love that we were a part of your having a great time with you friends and relatives. We look forward to having you dine with us very soon!

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Helena
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Very nice ambience. Friendly staff.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you Helena for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure having you in the restaurant the other day. We look forward to having you dine with us very soon!

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TeamMarina
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reviewing the menu I thought this would be a good choice. They delivered more than I expected. Wonderful food, attentive service, and appealing presentation. We'll be back!

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Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you TeamMarina for your 5 star review. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to having you join us again very soon!

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vipJimmyH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Italian cuisine.
Ask for Dante or Carol.
They will take good care of you.

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Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you JimmyH for your 5 star review. We love having you and your wife in for dinner. We look forward to a long friendship! Thank you for all of your support!!

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vipRoyP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great ambience. First time back in a restaurant and felt very comfortable

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Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you RoyP for your 5 star review. We look forward to having you join us again very soon!

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vipTimT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Carol is a wonderful greeter and makes you feel welcome as soon as you walk in.

Rebecca is extremely friendly and very good bartender. Try the Italian Manhattan!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you TimT for your 5 star review. It's always a pleasure to see you and your family join us for dinner. We look forward to a long friendship!

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CharlesG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first dining experience at Vinotta. The food was outstanding and service was flawless. We will absolutely be back for more dinner dates.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you CharlesG for your 5 star review. We look forward to having you join us again very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food is amazing and the staff is very friendly. Everything came out perfectly cooked and delicious

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

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

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Noname
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly place to meet with friends over wonderful food and drinks.

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Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you Noname for your 5 star review. We look forward to having you and your friends dine with us again very soon!

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EmilyA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant experiences I've had! Every single person was so hospitable, friendly, and professional, both when I called ahead and when we arrived. We felt like we were being welcomed into their home, it was wonderful! We were celebrating a birthday and an engagement, and had such a memorable meal that we will never forget. The service was outstanding, and food was absolutely excellent! The quality of the food and ingredients was amazing, and the flavors were just delicious. Homemade and comforting yet so refined. We had such a hard time choosing what to order... because everything looked so good! We ended up with the Eggplant, Gnocchi Amatriciana, Veal Piccata and a bottle of the Montepulciano... all absolutely delicious. Had I been at home I'd be licking the plate! Being Italian myself, I have high expectations for Italian cuisine, and this exceeded every one of them! We've been talking about our dinner for the past two days since we dined with Vinotta, and cannot wait to go back with family and friends! Also, the decor is beautiful inside! Modern but cozy. A+++++!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you EmilyA for your 5 star review. We appreciate the time it took to write this heartfelt review and recommendation. We look forward to having you, your family, and friends join us again very soon!

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DigitalArtistJay
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing for a date. There wasn't as much seating as i thought there would be. It was small and quaint, so you should make a reservation in advance. This was an authentic Italian restaurant experience where i could get pasta as a side dish! Food was delicious, drinks were top notch, and the desserts were really good. If you want to treat yourself to a special meal, or impress a loved one, here is the place to go!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you EmilyA for your 5 star review. We appreciate the time it took to write this heartfelt review and recommendation. We look forward to having you join us again 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 126 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.