Vinotta Restaurant

4.8
172 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 172 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

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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GeorgeK
New England
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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
3 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
26 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating! We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service is excellent

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you MichaelC for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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vipMichaelC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fathers day

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you MichaelC for your 5 star rating! We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on July 9, 2021

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

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CharlesG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing!! From the time you walk in, greeted by Carol who bring you to your seat, to the friendly/accommodating staff, to the energized owner, just amazing. Then there is the most delicious food you want to eat again and again.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you CharlesG for your 5 star rating and review! It’s always so fun to have you at the bar. We appreciate you bringing in friends. We must be doing something right!! We look forward to seeing you and G again very soon!

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JonathanR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Outdoor seating is perfect!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you JonathanR for your 5 star rating and review! WE are so happy to have met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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vipBostonPete
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Ate outside. Food is excellent as well as drinks. Fabrizio very knowledgeable, humorous and attentive. We’ll be back

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you BostonPete for your 5 star rating and review! Fabrizio is great, isn’t he?!?! We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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vipKaren
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening sitting outside. Noise was from the street, but that was to be expected. Service was terrific and friendly and food lived up to expectations. It was a great evening!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you Karen for your 5 star rating! Thank you for your great review, too. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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FrancesM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent—all arrounf

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you FrancesM for your 5 star rating and review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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RachelG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! You can spell how delicious the food is right outside. Amazing cuisine, lovey atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend going here.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your 5 star rating and beautiful review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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vipScott
New England
70 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent new addition to the local scene. Dante Bellucci is well known for Tartufo in Newton Center, where he was chef and co-owner for years. Vinotta is his new venture, and it does not disappoint. The food is superb - simple Italian food that is wonderfully flavorsome. The service, epitomized by Antonio a classic European-type server who came with Dante from Tartufo, is perfect.

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you Scott for your 5 star rating and review! It was a pleasure to have you dine with us here at our new little place. We are so glad we met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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DarleneD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful meal this past Friday night. We sat at the bar it’s very trendy & fun! The crab cakes were to die for! We both enjoyed the Dover Sole special. It was very delicious! The staff was very friendly. We will be back for sure!

Vinotta Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you DarleneD for your 5 star rating and review! So exciting to us all that you like our new little place. We look forward to seeing you again 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 172 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.