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The Talk

116 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4416
+1 617-600-3417
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“ziti” (2 reviews)
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4416
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been. coming to the Talk for a few years. From the moment we walk in, we feel at home. The staff is friendly, warm and fun. The food is superb. We bring family and friends and try to spend special...More

2  Thank David G
Reviewed March 11, 2018

I've been to this location a hand full of times including for my birthday. The host seems to offer preferential treatment to certain guests; the wait staff doesn't really know the menu nor are they attentive to their tables; bar service for drinks going to...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed December 25, 2017

The food was good, but there was a heavy hand with the lemon. An excellent tiramisu. The restaurant is small so I would suggest booking. We came early so we were served quickly and our main course didn't take long to arrive, but it filled...More

Thank MS06
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Went for dinner with two friends and found the atmosphere, and food good. Needs a just a little more training with service but all in all I'd return.

Thank Sean M
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited the restaurant on a Monday night the ambience was perfect and the food was absolutely amazing I strongly recommend the chicken piccata and for appetizers the toasted raviolis the service was phenomenal and we will definitely go again

Thank Watermelon1525
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

The talk was a nice surprise. We were looking for a place for a meal, and stoppes by here at random. Very friendly staff, but they were confused about who should wait on our table so it took some time before we got drinks and...More

Thank Lars-Jacob H
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Have been here often enough. Food is "alright"......I have to say that from minute we arrived until we left dissatisfied. The male host was very smug. Sarcasm in his tone. Waited forever for dinner, there were plenty of empty tables for a Friday night. I...More

Thank Carol A
TheTalk116, Owner at The Talk, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Hi Carol I apologize for your disappointed visit at the Talk,and sorry that you won't be back. My brother is the host and it is not his nature to be smug or sarcastic ,as far as waiting forever for your food its not typical of...More

Reviewed August 5, 2017

I have been to The Talk many times however, for the others in my group it was their first time. The restaurant offers a nice selection of wines by the glass. Each of us had a different kind of wine and we all enjoyed our...More

Thank Voyager2480
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is MY favorite restaurant, but most importantly it is my mother's favorite and she is 99. They have the best pasta with shrimp and scallops or calamari. Shrimp Fantasia is the best I've ever had

Thank JuneDH
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great dinner with great service. Recommended: mussels, seafood far diavalo, all salads, martinis. Great service. We'll be back.

Thank Lisa F
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Janice E
April 6, 2017|
Response from TheTalk116 | Property representative |
You can park in our rear parking lot off of pleasant street and come in the rear entrance , there is also on street parking in front if the Talk! Thanks Kaz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4416
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-600-3417
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