Waltham >Food & Dining > Biagio Ristorante & Bar
123 Moody St, Waltham, MA | Directions 0245342.373988 -71.236684
Restaurant Hours: Sun-Thu, 5pm-10pm; Fri, Sat, 5pm-11pm; Plush Lounge: Sun, 5pm-midnight; Mon-Sat, 5pm-1am
$25 pre fix menu – what a great place they have a lounge that is very sheek and relaxing and three floors of dining and a three course pre fix menu for $25 dollors.
Biagio's is the best! – Biagio on Moody Street, Waltham, is our now favorite restaurant. I have been there on four occasions. The décor is done in a tasteful old world style faux finish reminding me of what I saw at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. There is a great winding staircase leading to Balcony seating on the second floor, a great party room with comfy sofas/ dance floor and bar upstairs, and a patio on the second level for alfresco dining when in season. Downstairs is where the fine dining takes place and again the décor is tasteful and well thought out. With the said, I recommend for you to make a reservation, to ensure a seat, as this restaurant fills up very quickly. We, however, on two occasions, did not have a reservation (including a surprise dinner out on my Birthday with my husband), and the owners gave us genuine consideration and wonderful seating accommodations. Let me tell you, I adore the Pear and Gorgonzola Salad; my husband had the appetizer special of Beef Carpario, and was not disappointed at all. I have also had the Calamari and it was succulent and cooked to perfection. Two of my personal favorites are the Veal OssoBuco and the Pasta Bolognese. The veal is so tender you do not need a knife; the Bolognese is flavorful and light at the same time with homemade noodles. My husband had the Jumbo Scallops and Risotto and they were cooked perfectly and had a sweet flavor to them. He also had the Shrimp Scampi and the shrimp again were fork tender and the Alfrado sauce was brimming with flavor and still light. The wine list gives you a variety of choices and pairs nicely with all the courses. Not to be forgotten is the dessert menu. The homemade Bread Pudding with Cranberries is beyond what I ever thought a bread pudding could be, and the filled to order Canolis are amazing with a hint of a liquor flavor. The host and servers are friendly, accommodating, and make your dining experience most enjoyable. You will not be disappointed, you must try Biagio for yourself and see the best Italian Restaurant in Waltham is hidden beside the train tracks. It is a true culinary treasure, featuring authentic Italian cuisine and gracious hospitality.
AWESOME FOOD AND DRINKS!!! – My boyfriend and I came here on V day after Cafe Escadrile lost our reservation. Biagios thankfully squeezed us in! We had our servers suggestion of excellent pear salad, incredible veal osombuco and the AWESOME CHOCALATE SOUFLE! The absoult BEST was the chocalate martini made with real godiva chocalate. After dinner our server suggested we chill out in there lounge this is very NY or LA atmosphere. To our surprise they reserved us a couch where my boyfriend and I drank the bartenders suggestion of the Biagios Xpresso martini so yummy! To my surpeise my boy friend proposed and pictures were snapped and tears of joy were wept thank you BIAGIOS for making our night so perfect we will tell all are friends and family about you! We're glad we ended up here thank you to the gentle man who squeezed us in and thank you to the whole Biagio staff!!! YOU MUST TRY THE VEAL! By the way to the diva who wrote they ran out of chicken for her son, lighten up its only chicken !
LOVED V DAY DINNER! – I dont usually write reviews but I loved my nite out so much I had to the lobster ravolli and chocalate soufle were increadible we really enjoyed our nite after dinner we chilled out in there lounge were one of the owners came over and intruduced him self and told us on week ends they have djs and LIVE MUSIC were so sikedf!
Run out of food? – Happy Valentine's Day.... after working all day my son waited until very late in the evening (the reservation time he was given) & took his girl to Biagio's for dinner after exchanging gifts. At the door they couldn't get his name correct on the reservation list so they were made to wait while they seated others then they were sent upstairs to wait again & told a table would be ready in a few minutes. They sat on a sofa while a table was set but were left there sitting in the lounge until they approached someone asking if that was their table. They ordered an overpriced appetizer then were told that the restaurant had "run out of chicken parm" for my son's girlfriend. She was offered pork which she does not eat. The menu is limited. The waitress returned saying "they found one". Assuming that meant they were going to be served a pre-prepared or frozen meal they cancelled their order, paid the bill & left.
On a previous outing to this place large King Crab legs were delivered to a table. I asked my waiter about them as they were NOT on the menu. A big deal was being made by the owner who was at the tableside in a soiled T-Shirt chatting with the Crab Legs customers. I was told by my waiter that the King Crab legs were not available....the owner had prepared them for personal friends of his.
A relative of ours called there recently to ask about scheduling a small party. After 3 phone calls were never returned he finally spoke to "a son" who could have cared less if he got the booking or not. He was told to "look at the website" and call back (again) if you're interested. Good food is found in many restaurants that are not as noisy as this one is so there is no need to tolerate bad attitude & preferential treatment.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS!!!!!!!!!!! – This was my groups first time but not our last food and drinks were as good as it gets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LIVE MUSIC – My girl and I recently moved to waltham from boston and discovered biagios and we are both so HAPPY food is less expensive and BETTER then any place in the north end we love love LOVE the veal osobuca one word to describe its MOUTH WATERING !!!!!!!The best part of the resturant we just learned is they have a lounge and LIVE music we are so excited no more traveling to boston.If i mite add one more thing EXTREAMLY FRIENDLY BARTENDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WALTHAMS BEST – THE decor and food are simply OUTSTANDING we never had even ok meal always perfect the food is mouth watering and priced rite a great resturant and lounge!!!!!ps must try the duck confeit!!!!
The worst service we've ever had, bar none! – The restaurant was pretty with cathedral ceilings and several chandeliers hanging, ceiling murals, very Italian décor. But, the service was terrible...so bad that Bob had to get up and complain to one of the owners. Finally, the waitress quickly handed our drinks and appetizers and left. Just then there was a loud rumble and Helen said, "What is that?" I told her that the restaurant is right next to railroad tracks and that was a passing train that she heard. (I guess we're all a little tense because of the Haiti disaster) So, we're talking and laughing when all of a sudden, CRASH!!!! A large, heavy ceiling fixture near the chandelier DROPPED on our table just missing Bob's head by inches. Sitting next to him, I let out the LOUDEST scream and all the people in the entire restaurant echoed in unison! We were all FROZEN!
So what do you think the owner did? NOTHING! NO APOLOGY! NO FREE DRINKS OR DESSERT! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! We all waived him over and he stood near our table staring at us. When we told him what happened, he barely managed to utter a grumble. We asked him to replace the drinks that were ruined, and rather than just bring fresh drinks, they asked each of us if our drinks were OK the way they were, and left it up to us to re-order.
Needless to say it was not a boring night, but we will NEVER go back to that restaurant!
Steve & Cheri - Norwood
Great Experience – I had heard about Biagios and had driven by a couple of times but had never been in. My friend recomended Biagios and I went there with some people from work. Since I was early I decided to have a drink at the downstairs bar while I waited for my other co-workers. As I waited with my drink I looked around and noticed how nice the restaurant looked.
During our dinner with shared a really nice bottle of Pinot Noir. We shared some awesome oysters and the eggplant app that our waiter recomended. When our entress arrived I was really hungry and ready to dive in. I got one of their specials the Halibut brodo. I'm really picky about seafood but they really nailed this dish. Lots of shellfish and great broth. My other guests loved their food as well. Went up to the patio afterwards for some more drinks and coffee. Great view up there. I'm definitely going back there again!
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