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Look Inside Waltham's New Italian Steakhouse, Osteria Posto

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Blues, greens, and leather galore.

Osteria Posto softly opened its doors on Monday in Waltham with plans for an official opening next Monday. It's the fourth restaurant for the growing Alpine Restaurant Group, which includes Posto, The Painted Burro, and Rosebud, all in Somerville's Davis Square.

Osteria Posto sits within a new development, CityPoint, that runs right along Route 128. The complex is set high up and far back enough that the restaurant has gorgeous views of the surrounding area, especially in the back room, which can serve as a private function room. Inside, windows wrap around the walls, just above cushy leather banquettes. Just to the left of the private dining room, a rustic, wooden outdoor patio will see much use when the weather warms up, and built-in fans hang from above to help cooler air circulate.

Behind the palatial green doors, the dining room is open, airy, and comfortable with wooden and leather touches and pops of greens, blues, and teals that run throughout. Dividing the dining room from the private space, a large walk-in cellar spotlights the wine program. The dining room is bright with dramatic lights that hang from the ceiling. Grassy green chairs contrast against the chestnut-colored leather that lines several banquettes. For larger parties, circular banquettes are tucked away into corners, giving a little privacy and a great view of the restaurant. Each table is set and adorned with silver chargers, golden striped napkins, and green water glasses. A small vase sits in the center of every table with a modern bouquet of yellow billy ball flowers.

Dividing the dining room from the bar area, there are large glass vases in various colors of the sea. A couple of high-tops allow for additional seating, and the bar, which wraps around the length of the front of the restaurant, is lined with comfortable chevron-patterned chairs. Just to the left of the bar, a generously sized parlor houses the host stand and comfortable leather-lined benches.

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