Restaurants in Waltham

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Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham Mexican • $$
484 Moody St, Waltham

“Not from the area, but we went to a coffee roasting event and the owner recommended checking out Moody St. My friends and I first saw Amuleto when driving too Moody St. We all like Mexican, so agreed to try it. This place did not disappoint. They seemed short-staffed at that moment, but they waiter managed just fine. Great food and drink selection and my friends are vegetarians and had no issues choosing their lunch or apps. Overall, the place is really nice inside and the food was great!I'm down in the New Bedford area and we have our fair share of great restaurants, but I would come back here again, with more friends.”

4.2 Good92 Reviews
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham Italian • $$$
361 Moody St, Waltham

“Vinotta has our hearts! They effortlessly blend classic and modern Italian flavors, hitting all the right notes. We've tried different appetizers and dishes, and they were all delicious—big shoutout to the Scallop Risotto, The Lobster Ravioli, and the Bolognese.The eclectic atmosphere is perfect to celebrate a special occasion, or as we have been doing, for a well-deserved nice dine-out.The cherry on top is their outstanding service. From the welcoming host to the servers and runners, they are all about making customers happy. A big shoutout to Frank and Sergio at the bar, who were extremely friendly and service-oriented during our last visit. Also, don't miss the people in the kitchen and the runners wearing classic hats – lovely!”

4.6 Superb217 Reviews
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham Italian • $$$
704 Main St, Waltham

“The food was top notch. We did have a loud party next to us which was not the restaurants fault and a server was slow to bring a glass of wine. Otherwise, it was truly a special meal. I like the new location and regret not having returned sooner!”

4.5 Superb285 Reviews
Little India Restaurant 475 Moody St, Waltham Indian • $$
475 Moody St, Waltham

“I would have taken a picture of the food I got, but it smelled so good that I ate it immediately. I was so impressed by this place that I would eat here all the time if I didn't live 3.5 hours away from it. That being said, if I find myself in the area again, I would come back any time. Staff was attentive, atmosphere was cozy, and the food was flavorful. 5 STARS!”

4.7 Superb99 Reviews
BANH MI OI - Waltham 1097 Lexington St, Waltham Vietnamese • $$
1097 Lexington St, Waltham

“Best banh mi I’ve ever tasted! We tried the shrimp and the fried chicken versions, both were very fresh with flavorful sauces. The bread had the perfect amount of crunchiness on the outside and soft butteriness inside. The ube taro boba tea and ube taro iced lattes were also phenomenal. This place is a real gem!”

4.7 Superb79 Reviews
Pizzeria Enzina 1056 Main St, Waltham Pizza • $$
1056 Main St, Waltham

“Food was fantastic, staff were very gracious and attentive, had a large-ish party and we had an excellent time. Can't wait to go back!Dietary restrictions: Gluten free and vegan”

4.5 Superb131 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Peppino's Dosa 434 Moody St, Waltham Indian • $$
434 Moody St, Waltham

“Great Indian place in Waltham with excellent service. Some of the dishes like Soya chap were excellent, mysore masala dosa and multani paneer was okay, although the sambhar was more like a veggie stew. Premium prices comparable to NYC standards but good portion sizes.It's a very busy place, seating is a bit cramped, so might have to wait especially on weekends. It's a busy street so parking even at 9.00 PM is a challenge.”

4.5 Superb128 Reviews
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks Waltham 99 3rd Ave #3, Waltham American • $$
99 3rd Ave #3, Waltham

“Ideally located off 95. Got talked into the stuffed acorn squash by the server. Had it for lunch. Was so amazing, so memorable. Still can’t believe how much I loved it. Guac was pretty good too, maybe a little pepper kick or an extra dash of cilantro would’ve helped. But I’m not mad.”

4.2 Good97 Reviews
Tessie's Bar & Kitchen Waltham 841 Main St, Waltham American • $$
841 Main St, Waltham

“This place is amazing highly recommended.Me and my family went there and it was great.Food was awesome and so was the service.Tater tots were very delicious.It was overall a great experience and I would go back.”

4.6 Superb68 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Waltham 240 Moody St, Waltham Cuban • $$
240 Moody St, Waltham

“The food was hot and fresh, and our server was wonderful. I had a stuffed potato ball. In Spanish, it sounds better. But it's ground beef, and then they roll potatoes. Of course, they make a sort of a dough ball, and they deep fry it. Fabulous , I also a capuchia. Rice”

4.1 Good173 Reviews
Shiki Shabu Shabu 342 Moody St, Waltham Hot Pot • $$
342 Moody St, Waltham

“I like this place. My husband and I went there for Valentine's Day. They were super busy. We made a reservation for a table online, however, when we came in our table was not ready because they were too busy. And then they had a line after us. But the manager somehow resolved the situation and we did not wait for so long. The service was great, and our server was nice. We ordered some meat and meatballs that we never tried before. The meatballs were supposed to be varied, however, it tasted all the same in my and my husband's opinion. It was not an issue. Everything was great. We had a great time and enjoyed the food.”

4.6 Superb61 Reviews
Brelundi 185 Crescent St, Waltham Italian • $$
185 Crescent St, Waltham

“Saturday date night with my wife. We didn't have a reservation but wanted to try it after seeing it on the phantom gourmet. The staff was very accommodating and got us seated right away. At first we ended up at the bar and enjoyed the Italian wedding soup and some arancini. Later they were able to move us to a table after a no-show reservation.For my main course I had the Pollo con crema and my wife had the vegetable risotto. Both dishes were excellent and we had enough leftover to take home.For dessert I had the Iris which is a fried donut stuffed with fresh ricotta and lemon zest. My wife enjoyed a pistachio canoli.Price was reasonable but there is a charge for paying with a card. The building is beautiful and the bathroom was spotless. Can't wait to go again.”

4.6 Superb51 Reviews

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The Federal 74 Tower Rd, Waltham Steak House • $$$$
74 Tower Rd, Waltham

“It's absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in all of Massachusetts. The food is incredible. I've tried everything on the menu and have been amazed at the quality of the food. If you're looking for a place to impress your date or want to sit down with friends and family, I would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff are friendly and professional, and the desserts are to die for. I give this restaurant an A+”

4.3 Superb195 Reviews


Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham American • $$$
474 Moody St, Waltham

“Overall good. We had the fried oysters yum, the Greek salad very yum, and the tagliatelle with beef which was a bit watery and needed a bit more spice for my taste, pasta consistency excellent. Also had the chicken parm which was very good especially the pesto linguine just very big so be warned. The triple sorbet very good. The “I can’t even” drink was excellent.”

4.3 Superb152 Reviews
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham American • $$
336 Moody St, Waltham

“Loved the food, service (our server Debbie was amazing) and vibrant atmosphere. Had the best quinoa burger. They had a bunch on veg options too. Highly recommend!”

4.4 Superb84 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Hakata Ramen & Sushi 895 Main St, Waltham Sushi Bar • $$
895 Main St, Waltham

“Clean spot with great quality food and sushi. This is easily the best sushi spot in Waltham hands down. No other spot in Waltham can compare. The freshest raw fish in Waltham and best soup.”

4.4 Superb79 Reviews
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. 411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham Brewery • $$
411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham

“Bartenders and the space were great! There were too many kids though- made it hard to enjoy a night out with adult friends with little kids running around and hogging all of the games. #GetABabysitter”

4.5 Superb55 Reviews
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham 286 Moody St, Waltham Sushi • $$
286 Moody St, Waltham

“Each experience we've had here has been wonderful. The flavors are perfectly balanced and the quality of the ingredients is high. The staff are friendly, and we especially love that the owner always remembers us and offers us extra kimchi because she knows how much we love it. Wide ranging menu that offers great options for all, including our kids.”

4.6 Superb39 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Brewer's Tap & Table 256 Moody St, Waltham American • $$
256 Moody St, Waltham

“The meal was perfection. We ordered tuna bites, lobster sliders, and Wagyu sliders. Truly enjoyed each choice - and loved them beating any expectations. The cookie in the skillet with ice cream was lovely, as well. Well done, BTT!”

4 Good93 Reviews
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham Italian • $$$
504 Main St, Waltham

“Not so hidden Waltham gem, with an interior reminiscent of an Italian country villa. The well-appointed outdoor terrace houses 6 tables that can seat about 20, making it ideal for groups and small parties. The interior comprises several cozy micro spaces that provide a feel of being a guest in a friend's Tuscan home. We started with an Arancini (a Sicilian street food made of risotto that's rolled into a ball, stuffed, breaded, and gently fried) wrapped on prosciutto and on a pillow of Mozzarella. Delicious. Next came a risotto with pan-seared scallops, shrimp, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, and lobster stock. Joyous. We tried a special of the evening: Fresh crab ravioli with marscapone and Parmegiani, lobster sauce and pea tendrils. I found this to be relatively bland and was the only true disappointment of the evening. The pièce de résistance was the next dish: Salt encrusted whole Bronzini, wood over roasted, accompanied by a "teeny" green and French pear salad, and whole roasted garlic. $36 and worth every penny. On the gratuitous side, I'd recommend the hot chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate ganache, which must be ordered a bit in advance. It held its shape, and will tickle your sweet tooth; very worth busting one's diet. Ask for Tim, one of the most accomplished waiters in the northeast, who won't disappoint in terms of service and knowledge. Overall, we enjoyed the execution of Campania's creative menu, its knowledgeable and attentive wait staff, and the warm, inviting decor. La Campania comes close to delivering on all the elements of a Michelin star establishment.”

4.3 Superb83 Reviews
WakuWaku Ramen Waltham 456 Moody St, Waltham Ramen • $$
456 Moody St, Waltham

“Very delicious! We got the Chashu Bun, Kyuri (cucumber) salad, and two Signature Ramen - one with chicken and one with pork. Ambience is vibey with red neon light. Partnered this with some sparkling peach sake - yum”

4.4 Superb51 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Charcoal Guido’s 482 Moody St, Waltham Italian • $$
482 Moody St, Waltham

“After checking in the hotel in Waltham, Massachusetts the front desk provided a list of all, and I mean all the restaurants in the area. In settling for a choice we chose Charcoal Guidos on Moody Street. Fearful that a Friday night would be very busy, we were pleasantly surprised to be given a table right away. Service was prompt, professional and pleasant from the attendant providing water and then Juan who provided great service through the meal. Arancini was tasty, mussels in a tomato broth pleasing, and the gnocchi with a bolognese plentiful and very good. Overall just a very good meal from start to finish. Kudos to Juan for making sure we were happy with our meal without perching at our table the whole time. Recommend this place for anyone seeking excellent Italian food in a pleasant setting.”

4.2 Good143 Reviews
Boston Kebab - Waltham 146 Lexington St, Waltham Mediterranean • $$
146 Lexington St, Waltham

“Love the authentic kabob dishes and Mediterranean cuisine. Highly recommend the beef steak kabob and lamb gravy dish. It was very crowded on Friday night but staffs were friendly and were at great service for us party of 6. It was quick service for food to be delivered to the table after paid early at the counter. There were varieties of authentic desert menu and Turkish teas and coffee?”

4.2 Good137 Reviews
Grassfields 878 Lexington St, Waltham Seafood • $$
878 Lexington St, Waltham

“A quick drive from the nearby Westin, this is a lovely low key spot if you’re looking for a nice sit down spot.The crab pie was moist and buttery, with a lovely breaded top that mixed well with the meat. The leftover oils made excellent dipping sauce for the steak.The sirloin was definitely lacking in flavor, but was cooked perfectly. A little salt and pepper and you’ll be right as rain.The arancini appetizer was the perfect thing to whet the appetite, highly recommend, as it was very rich in flavor and had a pleasingly gooey texture.Would definitely stop here again.”

4.3 Superb67 Reviews
John Brewer's Tavern 39 Main St, Waltham American • $$
39 Main St, Waltham

“Chicken sandwich should be on a bun not bread. Ribs had to much BBQ sauce on it. Chicken pot pie needs to have bigger pieces of chicken in it . Food was very good.”

4.3 Superb62 Reviews
The Painted Burro - Waltham 99 3rd Ave, Waltham Mexican • $$
99 3rd Ave, Waltham

“I generally like to visit a place a few times before leaving a review for it. I used to frequent the PB location in Davis Sq, it always being a favorite for first dates or friend catch ups. Their brunch was *CHEFS KISS*I've now been to this location enough times to say I really enjoy it. The bartenders are friendly (I've only ever sat at the bar so I can't speak for the servers). I love their "happy hour" and if you get there before the rush, it's pretty great to have a huge bar almost to yourself. I'm a sucker for the baja fish tacos and the queso with chorizo.Parking: When it gets busy it can be hard to find a spot”

3.9 Good121 Reviews
Copper House Tavern 380 Winter St, Waltham American • $$
380 Winter St, Waltham

“Staff were super friendly, plenty of parking outside, and food selection was good too. You have to try thier mushroom burger but substitute it with regular meat burger pattie. It is out of this world with truffle oil on it. The calamari was excellent too.”

3.9 Good101 Reviews
Watch City Grill 573 Main St, Waltham Pizza • $$
573 Main St, Waltham

“The calzone and pizza were yummy!The wings could have been warmer, but we just put them in the air fryer when we got home.The coxinha with cheese my husband loved!The empanada could have been filled with more meat, and I personally like mine with cheese. My husband loved it.The steak tips were cooked just right! Not a fan of the teriyakisauce, but id like to try the house marinade!Overall everything was tastey and we will return and try something new!”

4.4 Superb41 Reviews
The Chateau Restaurant Waltham 195 School St, Waltham Italian • $$
195 School St, Waltham

“This was a small event and The Chateau did a fine job of bringing out their classic dishes. All were served at the same time and the room worked well for the group of 30.”

4.2 Good98 Reviews
Ruth's Chris Steak House 500 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham Steak House • $$$$
500 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham

“Everything was amazing! The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all on point. Denise was a fantastic server with great recommendations. Definitely request her when you make a reservation. Management stopped by our table to check in and make sure we were enjoying everything. The steaks were incredible. I got a flat tire pulling into the parking lot, so Joe and Zach both went above and beyond to change my tire. I had the best experience possible. If you don't go to this location for your next night out, you're really missing out.”

4.1 Good309 Reviews

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