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68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
+1 617-924-2221
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“porcini” (8 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
68 School St, Watertown, MA 02472-4254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Porcini's has been a fixture in Watertown for as long as I can remember, so around 40 years. Over that time, though, the name has remained the same, but the ownership, chef and cooking style has changed lots of times. When I first ate there,...More

Thank mk02472
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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...More

Thank BossDogs
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank seaoflove2016
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank Johnanddon1
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
Reviewed 21 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....More

Thank mego58
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank jillalex
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...More

4  Thank walhala
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4 May 2017|
Response from Carolyn4evr | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Gluten free pasta etc...
8 March 2016|
Response from Izzy369 | Reviewed this property |
You can view each night's specials right on Porcini's website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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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