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Bar' Cino Watertown, Watertown, MA

Bar' Cino Watertown

4.6
4.6
237 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bar ‘Cino (we say “chee-no”) is an informal neighborhood spot with a lively bar and a menu that highlights the green & white of the Italian flag more than the red.

We are excited to be joining the Watertown community and we are looking forward to serving you soon!

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2 people

22:00


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 16:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 11:30–22:00 Sun 11:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 458-8550
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jacob Bowser
  • Area
    Watertown
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

237 Reviews
  1. PamelaG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the vibe! Delicious food and substitutions welcome.

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  2. Tess

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Cino never disappoints! Great food, generous portions, excellent staff, great atmosphere/vibe. We're happy to have them here in Watertown!

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  3. TimS

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food , great staff . overall a great time ! had no idea what to expect ,turned out excellent !

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  4. None

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten a few times at Bar Cino in Brookline and always enjoyed the food. Sadly, that has not been our experience in its sister restaurant in Watertown. Bread that arrived was cold and not freshly baked. My roasted chicken pizza had one piece of chicken, and mostly dough and arugula. The pasta was overcooked, and the chicken Milanese was more a schnitzel than anything else. I truly hope that these are the pains of the first few months and that this place will improve with time.

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  5. MAH7

    Greater Boston

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and Joseph was a terrific server. Two of us had the steak, which was cooked exactly as we asked and was delicious. Joseph gladly allowed me to substitute polenta for potatoes, too. The other two had pizzas--a Margherita and a prosciutto, fig and arugula pizza. Both liked them and got a kick out of cutting them with shears. Finally, the tiramisu (largest slab I have ever seen) and pistachio ricotta cake were excellent to close the meal. Only drawback was that the place was packed by 6 on a Saturday night, and the noise level was so loud that my Apple watch warned me that 30 minutes or more at that level could damage my hearing. I will stick to early dining on a weeknight when I return.

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  6. tartuffo

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon was delicious, good service, we will definitely return.

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  7. mira7993

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious food, amazing service, cute atmosphere, delicious drinks

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  8. noname

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great neighborhood spot with good food at a good price - and our waitress was phenomenal,

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  9. BarbaraS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the food is great, it's almost impossible to have a conversation at your restaurant...even though it was early in the evening, 5:30 pm. Yes, we're older. In the future, we will visit your restaurant on your lunch days. Good luck, B

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is incredible but the service really needs improvement. It was so slow that it affected our experience despite how good the food was. For example, we got our appetizers before our wine and were very rarely checked on.

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  11. NicoleC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar’Cino exceeded expectations! Food was delicious, atmosphere lively and nice, drinks yummy and service the icing on the cake! While a great spot for a date night, also appropriate to bring our children. Thank you to our server Lu who was absolutely lovely and attentive!

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  12. LadyC

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very good, and the service is friendly and efficient without being intrusive.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar. Nice ambience. Delicious food. Friendly staff!

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  14. JohnP

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food always outstanding. Great server, Andrew V, smart and friendly. Manger (Aline) super warm, welcoming and present.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was wonderful, however it was so unbelievably noisy in there, that I’m not sure I wan to eat there again. They have a nice looking outdoor patio, so maybe when the weather gets warmer. Also the tables along the wall are very close together, it was hard to get in and out of the bench, or have a semi private conversation, what with having to yell over the noise. Our waitress was ok.

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  16. sueh

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun dinner with friends. Loved the cauliflower and bolognese the most. Joseph was an excellent waiter!

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  17. SarahP

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love having this spot in Watertown. Great food, love the decor, and reasonably priced.

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  18. anitaU

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the hightop booths and were able to request it on the reservation. It was easy to have a conversation as the noise level wasn't a disturbance. The hostess was very welcoming and accommodating. Our server, LChin was very helpful. Good selection choices. The food was yummy and had a great presentation. I would recommend and the parking lot was a bonus.

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  19. freddieb00

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    decent flat pizza, oversauced pasta, lively charcuterie, intriguing Eye-tie WBGs. we miss Stellina.

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  20. KarenR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar’Cino is a fun place to go. Food, drink and service are excellent. Looking forward to the next time.

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  21. elenat

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was almost full on Thursday night. Food ok

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  22. Bostongirl

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere, and service! Def recommend this restaurant!

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  23. LisaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third time there and we will be repeat customers! Everything was amazing!

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  24. Craig

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and attentive wait staff (but not over-attentive in any annoying way). The food is tasty though the 'frito misto' is pretty greasy. I suppose that is to be expected if you choose a deep fried dish! Nice atmosphere and a great addition to the neighborhood.

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  25. TerriB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a birthday dinner near the window, our round table was perfect for eight of us. The service was outstanding, they made our night fabulous. Lots of gluten free options. The short ribs were delish! Will definitely go again!

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  26. MikeR

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Delicious food, excellent drinks, friendly bartenders and waitstaff. Creative dishes. Mushroom Tagliatelle was outstanding. Pasta cooked perfectly. Short rib with polenta delicious. Real tender meat and polenta had great flavor and texture. Decent but limited wine selection. Nice atmosphere. Not too noisy. Great date spot. Highly recommend

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  27. Fcoo

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sharing plates were small for the price. Especially the cauliflower. Main course risotto also small portion spread thin over plate. The bread and oil unexceptional. Pizza was excellent. Our server was wonderful. Liked the space and ambiance.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server excellent. Rolls should b in a basket not individually wrapped. Wine great. Entrees came out too close to appetizers. Again server great

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  29. LindsayE

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The general manager Brian and main bartender were so wonderful. The food and drinks were delicious. Must try the espresso martinis!!!

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  30. Nancy

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was incredible! The staff were kind and friendly, however, the restaurant seemed to be understaffed. We had a reservation, but had to wait for about 10 minutes for a table and they squeezed us into a table too small for our group. Though our waitress was professional and knowledgeable, she seemed to be too busy and we had to flag her down for additional items and refills and water. That said, we will definitely be back; just hope that they have more staff. 

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  31. NancyC

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was exceptional! And waitstaff fantastic. Highly recommend!

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  32. RosemaryC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated near the window and there was a breeze blowing down from the vent on our backs.

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  33. BrewstaBoy

    Greater Boston

    89 reviews

    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty good, not outstanding. The fried calamari, shrimp and lemon was the big winner; terrific batter, delicious seafood, and the fried lemon is a refreshing surprise. The bolognese was solid but not memorable. And the chicken Milanese piadini was a bit of a bust — just not very creative, and it didn’t seem like a “grilled sandwich” as advertised. Drinks were not really good at all — very only dinart, despite being craft cocktails. The service was lackluster, with blobs of bolognese and other spilled food items left on the table all night. I’ll go back because it’s local and has a nice broad menu.

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  34. LadyC

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar' Cino is a walk-to neighborhood restaurant whose food is consistently good and whose ambience and service is friendly.

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  35. RachelG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was super great and so was the service! Have been a couple times now and have had a great time every time! Food is always well prepared and the drinks are good and fun. Love it here!

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  36. NicoleM

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We ordered the Meatballs to start and they were delicious. I had a Caesar salad and Frito Misto and my husband got the Short Ribs; we loved everything. Good wine, beer, and cocktail selection too. Our server was friendly and professional. I definitely recommend Bar C'ino and we'll be back ourselves!

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  37. JoyceR

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Best server and staff! Super vibe! Celebrated my son’s birthday and they gave him a card and a dessert with a candle! Will definitely return!!

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  38. JanetL

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was efficient and very hospitable. Food was delicious.

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  39. MAH7

    Greater Boston

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious salmon over a leek polenta loaf, and the pistachio ricotta cake is light and yummy. Friendly service, upbeat atmosphere. Good wine by the glass selection.

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  40. TeriD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice to receive a free dessert for my son‘s birthday; overall a very fun and pleasant evening we like the new, modern and hip look of the place!

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You can order delivery directly from Bar' Cino Watertown using the Order Online button. Bar' Cino Watertown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 458-8550.

Bar' Cino Watertown is rated 4.6 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar' Cino Watertown

47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472

Additional information

  • Area
    Watertown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 16:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 11:30–22:00 Sun 11:30–21:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jacob Bowser
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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