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116 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4416
+1 617-600-3417
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 17:00 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect atmosphere. Drinks were creative; service, very attentive; the seafood was as fresh as could be, prepared beautifully. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal. Park in front, or out back, very convenient. Support local businesses!

Thank Gregory P
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The restaurant has an elegant atmosphere and the wait staff is very attentive. They have a variety of Italian food items, which is their specialty. We had the veal piccata, which was not served with linguini as advertised on the menu but with penne. This was quite surprising given the nature of this food. The other items that we ordered... More 

Thank viking005
TheTalk116, Owner at The Talk, responded to this review

Good Morning I appoligies for the misunderstanding on the pasta for your dinner. I will address it today with my staff in our daily meet.We are very committed to our Patrons and want to provide only a positive experiance to our diners ! Have a great weekend ! Thanks Kaz More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The vegetarian options for pasta were amazing. I ordered ziti and the cream sauce was one of the best ones. Their service is also very fast.

Thank Akanksha G
Waltham, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

we have been going here for a long time and have brought many friends to this restaurant Food and service is always good. Great specials!

Thank Warren A
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I love The Talk. I go by myself when I want a nice salad or some legitimate Italian food. What I appreciate most is the consistency.... the food is always great and the people (workers and patrons) are always friendly and welcoming. Its the quintessential family restaurant in that its ran by a family and they make you feel like... More 

Thank Jim M
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We are regulars at The Talk and we keep going back since it really is a wonderful place for dinner. We always sit in the bar area and love the place. Excellent menu and well prepared food. A limited but pretty good wine list actually. Highly recommend the place. Service is always good.

Thank Bixby456
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Waited at the bar and talked to the bar staff till a table opened up: very friendly and happy people. The wait staff is both friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! We got appetizers and lots of mixed drinks. The chicken Marsala was the best that I've had since my last trip to Little Italy in NYC.

Thank Dgodkin65
TheTalk116, Owner at The Talk, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your views on The Talk! We sincerley appreciate your opion and wish you a great Holiday Season! Kaz More 

Upstate, NY
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We always stop here when visiting in Watertown. A family run Italian restaurant where locals know that the food and bar are excellent. This time around the three of us had three different martinis at the bar and then were seated and enjoyed veal parmesan, gnocchi with sausage, and a shrimp and scallop pomo. Great people and great food.

1 Thank Justaflyfisher
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were at The Talk recently for a gathering after a funeral service and couldn't have asked for better service. The wait staff were efficient and gladly accommodated our requests for gluten free meals for some of the children. We had a choice of 3 entrees, served with salad, rolls and coffee and we were able to bring in our... More 

Thank nanb189
Arlington, Massachusetts
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483 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We finally made it - we have been talking about coming here for so long. We were so happy we went. We sat at the bar and received excellent service! The drinks are delicious, the bar is well stocked, and the service is perfect. We had salads and appetizers - the salads are fresh, suggest trying the chicken nuggets and... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?