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Taqueria El Amigo 196 Willow St, Waltham
Taqueria El Amigo
Mexican • $

Taqueria El Amigo

196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

If I could give this place 10 stars I would. It’s so hard to find an authentic Mexican food in and around Boston but I’m so happy I’ve found my go to...

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  • Superb281 Reviews4.7
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Vinotta features creative dinner specials offering unique food items that can't be found elsewhere. Relaxing atmosphere and attentive but not intrusive...

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  • Superb422 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Our food was absolutely amazing at Il Capriccio! We will definitely be back again soon. We had the mushroom soufflé, the tuna tartare and the short rib...

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  • Superb641 Reviews4.5
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

We had the Greek Omelette, Eggs Benedict, and lumberjack breakfast, and everything was delicious. It's not fast food, but the vibe and service are good,...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.5
Ak's Waltham 559 South St, Waltham
Ak's Waltham
Fast Food • $

Ak's Waltham

559 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

Ak’s Pizza is a wonderful restaurant with fresh food and generous portions! As a New Yorker, I’m particular about Pizza. Ak’s makes an excellent cheese...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.7
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham 286 Moody St, Waltham
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham
Sushi • $$

Ponzu Izakaya Waltham

286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02451

The best sushi I've ever had compared to the places in Chinatown, and Allston/Brookline. The staff was extremely friendly and everything was very clean. I...

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  • Superb149 Reviews4.6
Stazione Di Federal 123 Moody St, Waltham
Stazione Di Federal
Italian

Stazione Di Federal

123 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Lovely experience. Most people were on the rooftop so the indoor dining hall was sparse, but that just meant incredible service. Food was unbelievable, drinks...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.6
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

La Campania is our special place for meaningful celebrations. We were introduced to La Campania about 15 years ago when it became the favorite dining spot for...

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  • Superb187 Reviews4.5
Fulciniti's Market 121 Hammond St, Waltham
Fulciniti's Market
Pizza

Fulciniti's Market

121 Hammond St, Waltham, MA 02451

UPDATE 3/18/22: It's honestly insane that another few years have passed and the eggplant parm tastes as good as ever. I don't even know how this is...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.8
The Sub-Way 235 Newton St, Waltham
The Sub-Way
Pizza • $

The Sub-Way

235 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

Two guys running a great little place for 30+ years, recommend stopping in for a chat or to grab a bite if you're in the area. Also recommend the steak...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.8
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Haven't been here in awhile due to the pandemic and lack of funds to eat out. Decided to take my daughter out to have lunch with a little one on one time...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.5
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We are outdoors at the end of a rainy day. The roof kept us dry, and there were lots of windows for ventilation. Food was the usual excellent quality. I had...

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  • Superb441 Reviews4.3
Karibu Restaurant 10 Crescent St, Waltham
Karibu Restaurant
African • $$

Karibu Restaurant

10 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453

Put simply, incredible Ugandan food that will make you feel like you are right in Kampala. True Ugandan hospitality included. Matooke? Check. Chapati? Check....

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.5
Mi Tierra 585 Moody St, Waltham
Mi Tierra
Salvadoran • $$

Mi Tierra

585 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great pupusas and beans, excellent Salvadoran food.6/17 Update...I miss the old Mi Tierra. Food was ok, chicharron needed more flavor. Guacamole was good as...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.6
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

George really knows how to treat customers and employees like family. The best choice for breakfast around waltham. Absolutely loved the french toast. Rosie...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.5
Masao's Kitchen 581 Moody St, Waltham
Masao's Kitchen
Vegan

Masao's Kitchen

581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This is one of the only vegan restaurants near where I work, so I tried it last year. Due to the COVID pandemic, all of the food was cooked and pre-packaged so...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.7
Peshawri Kebabs 603 Main St, Waltham
Peshawri Kebabs
Halal

Peshawri Kebabs

603 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Truly an amazing and unique dining experience for me. The first time I went to this place I expressed how amazing the inside looks and how great the food was...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.6
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Really impressed with the Restruant, went in on a Friday felt a club vibe because the music was loud and the environment was bright and entertaining actully...

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  • Superb305 Reviews4.3
Brelundi 185 Crescent St, Waltham
Brelundi
Italian • $$

Brelundi

185 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453

Had a wonderful lunch on the patio. Great service, really congenial staff. Plenty of parking around. The chicken parm and meatball paninis were superb. A...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.3
Gracie's Kitchen 39 Emerson Rd, Waltham
Gracie's Kitchen
Caterers

Gracie's Kitchen

39 Emerson Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

We stumbled upon this great place quite by accident--was looking to have good food delivered to a family who was just moving in to their new home in Waltham....

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  • Superb47 Reviews5
Carl's Steak Subs 55 Prospect St, Waltham
Carl's Steak Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Carl's Steak Subs

55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

It's been around for many years, have enjoyed there food all the way back when their dad started the business . Never disappointed alway busy . Was just a...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.3
The Gaff 467 Moody St, Waltham
The Gaff
Pubs • $$

The Gaff

467 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

A great hole-in-the-wall pub! The Gaff is a great spot for a quick bite, a drink with friends and family, and an all around good time. The restaurant is pretty...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.4
Penang 569 Moody St, Waltham
Penang
Malaysian

Penang

569 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Two months ago, I went to get dinner at this Malaysian restaurant. I got the nasi lemak rice plate, king pork buff and peanut pancake. The nasi lemak rice...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.5
The Federal 74 Tower Rd, Waltham
The Federal
Cocktail Bar

The Federal

74 Tower Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

Excellent experience overall. Upbeat sophisticated vibe. Service was stellar. Professional, well-informed, welcoming and unpretentious. Cocktails excellent...

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  • Good533 Reviews4.2
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We reserved at Tempo but were disappointed that outdoor seating was only first come, first serve. We arrived twenty minutes early and there were plenty of open...

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  • Good508 Reviews4.2
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar 388 Moody St, Waltham
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Spanish • $$

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great tapas and wonderful outdoor dining on Moody Street. Fun for a family night out. Server seemed unhappy. Only suggestion: make sangria real time not served...

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  • Good506 Reviews4.2
Hakata Ramen & Sushi 895 Main St, Waltham
Hakata Ramen & Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Hakata Ramen & Sushi

895 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Few weeks ago after spending a whole day in Boston, I came back by train to Waltham and stopped by this place for dinner. The female server was so friendly and...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.3
Sweet Basil on Moody 469 Moody St, Waltham
Sweet Basil on Moody
Italian

Sweet Basil on Moody

469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

First time at Sweet Basil, and we'll be back. We ordered the Greek salad, chicken spring rolls, artichoke & spinach ravioli. Be aware -- portions are very...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.3
Via Latina 573 Main St, Waltham
Via Latina
Deli • $$

Via Latina

573 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

frozen Brazilian sausage and cheese bread here is excellent. Buy some, bring it home, next time you have a hangover toss it in the oven. You'll be so...

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  • Superb44 Reviews4.9
Leo's Place Diner 655 Main St, Waltham
Leo's Place Diner
Diner • $$

Leo's Place Diner

655 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Stop in to Leo’s Place soon!! This great downtown Waltham Deli is my go to place for breakfast or lunch. You can sit at the counter for lunch and...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Waltham
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

We had the Greek Omelette, Eggs Benedict, and lumberjack breakfast, and everything was delicious. It's not fast food, but the vibe and service are good,...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.5
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Really impressed with the Restruant, went in on a Friday felt a club vibe because the music was loud and the environment was bright and entertaining actully...

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  • Superb305 Reviews4.3
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We reserved at Tempo but were disappointed that outdoor seating was only first come, first serve. We arrived twenty minutes early and there were plenty of open...

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  • Good508 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waltham
Fulciniti's Market 121 Hammond St, Waltham
Fulciniti's Market
Pizza

Fulciniti's Market

121 Hammond St, Waltham, MA 02451

UPDATE 3/18/22: It's honestly insane that another few years have passed and the eggplant parm tastes as good as ever. I don't even know how this is...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.8
The Sub-Way 235 Newton St, Waltham
The Sub-Way
Pizza • $

The Sub-Way

235 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

Two guys running a great little place for 30+ years, recommend stopping in for a chat or to grab a bite if you're in the area. Also recommend the steak...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.8
Franco's Pizzeria and Pub 714 Moody St, Waltham
Franco's Pizzeria and Pub
Pizza • $

Franco's Pizzeria and Pub

714 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Old school dive atmosphere works really well. Plenty of space and plenty of TVs....looks/sounds like a lot of entertainment options. The pizza was pretty good...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waltham
Taqueria El Amigo 196 Willow St, Waltham
Taqueria El Amigo
Mexican • $

Taqueria El Amigo

196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

If I could give this place 10 stars I would. It’s so hard to find an authentic Mexican food in and around Boston but I’m so happy I’ve found my go to...

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  • Superb281 Reviews4.7
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We are outdoors at the end of a rainy day. The roof kept us dry, and there were lots of windows for ventilation. Food was the usual excellent quality. I had...

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  • Superb441 Reviews4.3
Taqueria Mexico 24 Charles St, Waltham
Taqueria Mexico
Mexican • $

Taqueria Mexico

24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

Took a while but finally found this place I outside Boston with authentic Mexican food. Definitely worth the trip. Reasonable prices and quality fresh...

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  • Good235 Reviews4.2

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Waltham
Aries Noodle and Dumpling 春风一面 (春风一面) 617 Main St, Waltham
Aries Noodle and Dumpling 春风一面 (春风一面)
Chinese

Aries Noodle and Dumpling 春风一面 (春风一面)

617 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Delicious and reasonably priced Lanzhou ramen. A paid parking lot beside the restaurant. The noodle base is quite elastic (彈牙)and chewy. The meat is...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.2
Feng Shui Kitchen 1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham
Feng Shui Kitchen
Chinese • $$

Feng Shui Kitchen

1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

We placed a large order of sushi rolls, nigiri sushi, sashimi, dumplings and drinks for Administrative Professionals Day. Everybody loved it! Thank you so...

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  • Good132 Reviews3.8
3 Fortunes Restaurant 179 Willow St, Waltham
3 Fortunes Restaurant
Chinese • $

3 Fortunes Restaurant

179 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

An order of chicken wings , Fried Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Rangoon and Pork fried rice turned out to be enough for two meals for the three of us. The chicken wings...

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  • Good92 Reviews3.7

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Waltham
Ak's Waltham 559 South St, Waltham
Ak's Waltham
Fast Food • $

Ak's Waltham

559 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

Ak’s Pizza is a wonderful restaurant with fresh food and generous portions! As a New Yorker, I’m particular about Pizza. Ak’s makes an excellent cheese...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.7
Bristol Soup Kitchen moody st 585 Moody St, Waltham
Bristol Soup Kitchen moody st
Fast Food

Bristol Soup Kitchen moody st

585 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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Five Guys 1030 Main St, Waltham
Five Guys
Fast Food • $

Five Guys

1030 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Your typical 5 guys, solid, greasy food done consistently. The team here is pretty solid and have always pushed out consistent food, pre and post-pandemic. I...

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  • Good138 Reviews3.7

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Waltham
Peppino's Dosa 434 Moody St, Waltham
Peppino's Dosa
Indian

Peppino's Dosa

434 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Really wonderful menu, so many choices. Staff were attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. My chai and gobi Manchurian were amazing. My fella was very...

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  • Good148 Reviews4.1
Bonfire Indian Grill 1091 Lexington St, Waltham
Bonfire Indian Grill
Indian

Bonfire Indian Grill

1091 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02451

Excellent food! So delicious! The portions are very generous. The staff is friendly and attentive. They have great lunch specials, which are easier on your...

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  • Good75 Reviews4.2
Little India Restaurant 475 Moody St, Waltham
Little India Restaurant
Indian • $$

Little India Restaurant

475 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

One of the best Indian restaurants around!! Always have more than enough for everyone to eat!! I love the chicken tikka masala, the butter chicken, the samosas...

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  • Good182 Reviews3.9

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Waltham
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Vinotta features creative dinner specials offering unique food items that can't be found elsewhere. Relaxing atmosphere and attentive but not intrusive...

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  • Superb422 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Our food was absolutely amazing at Il Capriccio! We will definitely be back again soon. We had the mushroom soufflé, the tuna tartare and the short rib...

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  • Superb641 Reviews4.5
Stazione Di Federal 123 Moody St, Waltham
Stazione Di Federal
Italian

Stazione Di Federal

123 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Lovely experience. Most people were on the rooftop so the indoor dining hall was sparse, but that just meant incredible service. Food was unbelievable, drinks...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.6
Carl's Steak Subs 55 Prospect St, Waltham
Carl's Steak Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Carl's Steak Subs

55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

It's been around for many years, have enjoyed there food all the way back when their dad started the business . Never disappointed alway busy . Was just a...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.3
Domenic's 987 Main St, Waltham
Domenic's
Sandwich Shop • $$

Domenic's

987 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

The best Italian subs and home made cacio e Pepe chips!!! We often order for lunch since they're usually the only place open. The bread is delicious an...

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  • Good227 Reviews4.1
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches 49 River St, Waltham
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop

D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

49 River St, Waltham, MA 02453

This location has always been fast, consistent, and dependable. I have done both walk-in and placed orders online. The staff has always been friendly and...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.1
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Haven't been here in awhile due to the pandemic and lack of funds to eat out. Decided to take my daughter out to have lunch with a little one on one time...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.5
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

George really knows how to treat customers and employees like family. The best choice for breakfast around waltham. Absolutely loved the french toast. Rosie...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.5
Leo's Place Diner 655 Main St, Waltham
Leo's Place Diner
Diner • $$

Leo's Place Diner

655 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Stop in to Leo’s Place soon!! This great downtown Waltham Deli is my go to place for breakfast or lunch. You can sit at the counter for lunch and...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.3