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Sweet Basil on Moody, Waltham, MA

Sweet Basil on Moody

4.3
4.3
212 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Our newest location offers indoor dining and take-out from 5-10pm Monday thru Thursday, from 4-11pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 4-9pm on Sunday. We offer chef-inspired Italian dishes, along with a full bar that includes hand-crafted cocktails, beer and wine.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 472-2805

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Harrison Grams

  • Neighborhood

    Waltham

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Street

  • Parking details

    Moody Street offers street parking but If you are looking to avoid the hassle park at one of the many municipal lots along the way just off Moody Street. The closest lot is located just past Balani off Chestnut Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. c

    chrisb

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, nice atmosphere and attentive service. Sensitive to food allergy in the party
  2. T

    Tsquared

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and server was wonderful.
  3. n

    nancys

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    lovely restaurant with great menu and not overly expensive . Han early-ish reservation and for the first half of the meal the noise level was not an issue. As the evening progressed the noise level became very loud and almost impossible to talk across a table for 4. Too bad.....probably for that reason will not retun.
  4. CM

    CarieM

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband and I stopped in for dinner together and we’re pleasantly surprised. Nice dining room vibe and decor and we loved the food. Would recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was fun and enjoyable. Our server was lovely but the best part was meeting and chatting with Dave Becket - he was so kind, friendly and knowledgeable about Waltham. Since we are from out of town - we greatly appreciated his hospitality and genuine nature. Our meals were delicious- especially the braised chicken and pasta dish - melted in your mouth. The pesto and bread were incredible and my mother in law raved about her salmon dish. So happy we were able to enjoy a wonderful meal at Sweet Basil - will definitely visit again!
  6. AF

    ArnieF

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been fans of the original Sweet Basil in Needham since it opened, and this was our first experience in their Waltham location. Different environment/vibe, great service, and excellent food with generous portions. And the pesto - out of this world good!
  7. VW

    VickieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous ambiance, incredible food, delightful service.
  8. BR

    BostonRambler

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Parking on the weekend very difficult. No complaints about the restaurant, but won’t go to Waltham again on a weekend.
  9. BT

    BrittanyT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was great, and the overall amiable, while confusing, was really fun. Drink menu was fun and everything we tried we liked. The service was just really slow.
  10. WA

    WendyA

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet Basil has a great vibe with really great food! We had the rosemary chicken dish and chicken parm which were excellent!! Their pesto is very yummy. Great to meet Dave, the chef! I would go there again.
  11. ST

    STC68

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Our group was in awe of how cool this restaurant is - from the great decor and artwork to the great music and the food - just amazing. Will definitely go back again and again!
  12. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing drink menu, beautiful ambience.
  13. g

    grigio

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is lovely, and the food was delicious. All of David's restaurants are excellent. Loved it!
  14. TH

    ToddH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good was great. But too loud and hard to hear people across the table
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Eclectic decor and fun menu items
  16. N

    Natickdiner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside in the street dining area and it was fantastic. Friendly, fast service. Amazing food and drink. Great place to go on a date.
  17. CV

    CarynV

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, service and beautiful surroundings!
  18. SO

    SeanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Cannot wait to go back and try something else on the menu
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    It was awful from the beginning as soon as we got there the first person of the party got there and I arrived 10 minutes later and they didn’t Cetus at least 20 minutes with a reservation I was a few minutes late to the reservation so yes I just had three tables Kim available And she told us the way Judi told us that we were the next to be seated she said three couples before us and we watch them do it I was blown away and discussed. The food was awful undercooked the wait staff was very good but the maître d’ was awful.
  20. BC

    BethCR

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved being outside and there was a fun street vibe. Service from our waiter Jeff was outstanding.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet Basil doesn’t disappoint again. Service is always personal and efficient. Highly recommended.
  22. k

    karenc

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Service was slow . Wanted to sit outside told us no room but open tables all night outside. Food was ok most liked their dinner. Mice were seen running behind my chair nothing was done nothing taken off check or round of drinks disappointed with manger response.
  23. JG

    JacobG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Wife enjoyed her food and so did I but my dish, the Rosemary chicken was too salty compared to the location in needham.
  24. HM

    HuskyMom

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sadly, one of the worst meals I’ve experienced. IDK what happened to Sweet Basil. Even questioned whether under original ownership? First time at the Waltham location. Would never return. Seriously so bad. I know times are hard in post pandemic. But needs attention.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food was average at best. The sauces for chicken parm be and ravioli were very watery. Just not good. The receptionist was not friendly and that was the first experience which we should have known at that point to leave
  26. RB

    RBRBR

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was spectacular as every experience at Sweet Basil. We are Sweet Basil in Needham frequent diners. Prefer the experience at Needham - from ambiance to waiters, waitresses & host. Happier & lighter vibe in Needham.
  27. DR

    DianeR

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I ordered the pork tenderloin and it was extremely dry, with no sauce, I ordered a margaritas and it was in the smallest glass and no ice. I was extremely disappointed and I don't think I would ever go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Festive outdoor seating, great service, food was average.
  29. CL

    CarolL

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had an outdoor table for 2 on a Friday night and were seated right away. The initial service was a little slow--it took awhile for someone to take our drinks order and it didn't appear to be super busy, a few empty tables. But after that everything went smoothly. Our server was pleasant and helpful. After debating between the risotto and the chicken parm I chose the latter based on the great reviews here. It was delish although the linguini was a bit chewy for my taste. My companion had the shrimp scampi which she loved, and she's a foodie. We both had a glass of sauvignon blanc which was tasty. We will definitely be back!
  30. TG

    TraceyG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is excellent and in the warmer months the outdoor seating is really lovely.
  31. CQ

    CarlosQ

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Italian food with an Asian ambience. Great staff and service and the food portions with enough for dinner and the next day's lunch.
  32. EF

    EinFalmouth

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was as good as the Needham location, wings, salads, bread, steak frites. I am not into the super chunky sauce on the chicken parm. Needham is always packed, but this location was hot, empty, strangely decorated and played a weird music selection including rap. Not sure if we will return to the Waltham location even though they have alcohol and take reservations.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, wine and service !
  34. MR

    MROB

    New England

    124 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food very mediocre. Nice staff.
  35. B

    Bsnyder

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2 for 2 saturdays in a row. Scampi is excellent!
  36. JG

    JanetG

    New England

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sweet Basil is a wonderful restaurant on Moody Street. We enjoyed outdoor dining. The service was wonderful and we felt like we had the full attention of everyone from the time we were seated until we paid our bill. The restaurant features a nice list of cocktails and other beverages and the food selection is broad enough to be enjoyed by everyone-including picky eaters. Portions are generous and leftovers are always enjoyable the next day. You can't go wrong in choosing Sweet Basil.
  37. BF

    BostonFoodLover

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! We'd never been to the one in Waltham and this was terrific. We ate outside on the patio and on a balmy July night this was terrific. Our drinks were great (purple drink in the martini glass was outstanding), food was excellent (calamari, cheese/salad, chocolate dessert), although we didn't love the risotto---it really just tasted like flavored rice and veggies/sausage. Maybe I just don't love risotto! Definitely a restaurant to return to for pasta and for their amazing lamb.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always!
  39. V

    Virgule

    New England

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time at Sweet Basil, and we'll be back. We ordered the Greek salad, chicken spring rolls, artichoke & spinach ravioli. Be aware -- portions are very large; the two appetizers would have been enough for us. Though their website says you can't reserve outdoor seating, we had no trouble being seated outdoors when we showed up for our reservation. Our server was friendly, attentive, and accomodating. A total plus experience in all respects.
  40. JS

    JohnS

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was all overcooked The place was not busy but the service was terribly slow and unattentive. The waitress didn't even offer dessert or coffee- just brought over the check after clearing the table

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You can order delivery directly from Sweet Basil on Moody using the Order Online button. Sweet Basil on Moody also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 472-2805.

Sweet Basil on Moody is rated 4.3 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Sweet Basil on Moody does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sweet Basil on Moody

469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Street

  • Neighborhood

    Waltham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Moody Street offers street parking but If you are looking to avoid the hassle park at one of the many municipal lots along the way just off Moody Street. The closest lot is located just past Balani off Chestnut Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Harrison Grams

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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