Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stuff to Eat in the Suburbs: Waltham, Biagio

At the end of Moody Street, on the other side of the bridge from many of the regular Waltham haunts, there is a brick building nestled along the water. This old building used to house a fire station, but now it is home to Biagio, one of Waltham’s best Italian restaurants. Normally, when people talk of Moody Street they sing the virtues of the great Thai food, Pub food and Indian food that can be found there. Italian food is better left for the North End. But if you live in any of Waltham’s neighboring towns or even if you don’t, you owe it to yourself to pay Biagio a visit.

Their menu is an affordable mix of reliable Italian classics, Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan, Veal Saltimbocca, with complex and interesting options, like their Roasted ½ a Statler Chicken and Fig and Mascarpone Ravioli. Their delightful sauces and pastas are served in huge portions, perfect for sharing with friends or taking home for tomorrow night’s dinner. Their Fig and Prosciutto Crostini appetizer is so inventive and flavorful that this Bostonist has considered stopping in just to partake of this culinary delight. Biagio’s desserts are just as delicious and generously portioned, they reheat really well too, so don’t feel bad if you eyes are bigger than your stomach.

If you’re interested in a little bit of party with your dinner there is a comfy bar, lounge, and dance area upstairs for people who want to mix it up a bit. Their drinks are definitely worthwhile and are cheaper than you’d expect.

Prices are average, though well worth it for the quality and amount of food you receive. You can check out their menus here:

So, next time you’re in Waltham, Newton, Weston, Natick, Framingham, or Watertown and you don’t know what to do for dinner, why don’t you give Biagio a try, it’s well worth the trip.

This post marks the first of my weekly Stuff to do in the Suburbs series over at Bostonist.

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