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116 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472-4416
+1 617-600-3417
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 17:00 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 family restaurant in that its ran by a family and they make you feel like... More 

Thank Jim M
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Highly recommend the place. Service is always good.

Thank Bixby456
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 best that I've had since my last trip to Little Italy in NYC.

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 More 

Upstate, NY
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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, gnocchi with sausage, and a shrimp and scallop pomo. Great people and great food.

1 Thank Justaflyfisher
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 entrees, served with salad, rolls and coffee and we were able to bring in our... More 

Thank nanb189
Arlington, Massachusetts
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473 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 had salads and appetizers - the salads are fresh, suggest trying the chicken nuggets and... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

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

Thank Barbara K
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been going to this restaurant eavery week with my husband for the past 4 or 5 weeks and keep returning. Easy parking on Main Street in Watertown. It is located across the street from the library. It is a lovely casual atmosphere with friendly helpful staff. Food is always fresh and well priced. Also a nice bar on... More 

1 Thank MTMB
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We've gone to The Talk many times. We've always had a wonderful meal there. This is a small restaurant near Watertown Square. Even during the week you should make a reservation. Prices are reasonable The only negative is that it's usually noisy and I always need a shawl because I feel chilly (others don't). We love it.

1 Thank Iris B
TheTalk116, Owner at The Talk, responded to this review

Good morning Thank you for taking the time to send in a review ! We at The Talk are committed to providing a positive experience for our patrons. Have a great day! Kaz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?