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The Talk

116 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4416
+1 617-600-3417
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal” (7 reviews)
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Italian, American
$$ - $$$
116 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4416
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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...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...More

Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 27 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....More

Thank Bixby456
Reviewed 8 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...More

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

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,...More

1  Thank Justaflyfisher
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank nanb189
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...More

Thank Rhodymom2012
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great restaurant great food great service enjoyed every thing. Toasted ravioli is yummy. Caprese salad great

Thank Barbara K
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Janice E
What are the parking options near the restaurant? Can I use Library parking if arriving at 6:00pm Friday night?
7 April 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail