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68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
+1 617-924-2221
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Watertown version of "Cheers". Karen behind the bar is a doll, always welcoming, makes excellent recommendations, super drinks of her own crafting and is a royal hoot. We have had a series of excellent dinners there including some of the best Meatballs ever last night.

Thank BossDogs
Belmont, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since 1996 this quaint Italian restaurant has been consistently serving a taste of Italy in the neighborhood. Street parking is always available. From the woman taking your reservation to the bar tender or waitstaff - everyone is very friendly. When you walk in a bar with approx 12 seats is to your left the restaurant to the right and straight... More 

Thank Carolyn4evr
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Porcini's is at the top of a very small list of my favorite restaurants. Distance keeps me from dining here more often than a few times a year. The staff is always warm and welcoming. Atmosphere is upscale casual with a hometown vibe. Arrive before the crowds in the warmer months and dine among the freshly grown herbs on the... More 

Thank seaoflove2016
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a superb restaurant in every way. Fish was fabulous; starter amazing - calamari, scallops & crab cakes. Mains - seafood linguine- to die for.... wine was delicious. When can I return?

Thank Jo H
Boston, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I dined here for business on a few occasions. The décor is rustic and comfortable and lighting a bit dark. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. They have a full bar and limited wine list. While the list is limited, you can get a very good bottle at a great price. The menu is extensive. The salads are large... More 

Thank Johnanddon1
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great food .Very friendly staff. The menu is very diverse and daily courses that changes. Highly recommended.

Thank Arie S
Mamaroneck, New York
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Our company had dinner here. The food and service were wonderful. The bartender, suggested a great Pinot Noir. It was before dinner and she was so friendly and let us wait at the bar for our party, as well as suggest entrees we might like. I had Osso Buco, all I can say is wow!!!! A very local kind of... More 

Thank mego58
Watertown, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Watertown is fortunate to have such a high-caliber restaurant in its midst. With a time-honored menu plus several daily specials from flatbreads to seafood, risotto to wine, Porcini's is great for an evening out or a special occasion. We shared 2 salads: Beet & Goat Cheese (sliced organic red and gold beets with baby field greens, cherry tomatoes, pan-fried goat... More 

Thank jillalex
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We've been to Porcini's 2 times. The first time was great - nice food, welcoming hostess, kind & attentive waitstaff etc. So we went there again expecting a similar experience. The first 10 minutes were fine. We were seated quickly at one of the few free tables & given menus. It look a while for the waitress to appear. When... More 

2 Thank walhala
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Popular with locals. Great Italian food. In summer, ask for table in back patio area. Accommodates large size parties well. Also has separate bar area where can order meals as well as drinks.

Thank BostonTravelalot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-924-2221

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Boston MA
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?