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Il Casale

50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478
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Ranked #3 of 46 restaurants in Belmont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Concord Ave
Transit: Bus #84 coming from Harvard Square arrives right in Belmont Center.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Got there early last Friday night and sat at a lovely table on the patio. Perfect. Started with the cheese plate and drinks and later had a pasta dish. Everything was very good. I would love to see a Caesar salad permanently on the menu.

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Salem, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The hostesses are beautiful. The servers are professional. And the food is excellent—for us (on this third visit) that included tuna crude, bibb salad, gnocchi and mushrooms. My only tiny complaint is the atmosphere; I'd like it a little quieter. But overall, this is a consistent winner.

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Arlington, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food is excellent. The meatballs are to die for. Great service. Outside seating is the best. Took my 2 sons. Memorable meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Have been going to Il Casale since they opened. Even though its not too far, we always end up going for our Anniversary. And have never ever had a disappointing meal. My parents and inlaws were born in Italy and we know authentic Italian food. There are some things on the menu that you don't see in other restaurants. The... More

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

In Belmont its 'the spot to be' so, expect a big crowd after 6pm on a Friday night. If you live around Belmont Center, expect to see someone you know. The personality of Il Casale is inconstent - the young ladies at the door are novice, but very polite and helpful - though if you ask a complex question you... More

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Methuen, MA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Service was great however the food trumped the service! I had Mixed Seafood Grill w grilled veggies and cous cous. My partner had Grilled Halibut. They both were to die for ;-) Great grilled flavor. We had an pasta dish as an app with tomatoes/beef based sauce - it was fantastic. There is also an area where you can sit... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have eaten here several times. The food is always tasty. However during my last visit the hostess was rude and rather condescending and waiter rarely available. Upon being seated (2 people ) between two large parties, I asked to be seated at one of the two empty tables for two available. I was informed those were "reserved" for some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food and service here are excellent, but quite pricey. The room is very noisy, and we have never been here when the place wasn't packed. We like that we can get a server or busboy here who actually speaks Italian unlike at most "Italian" restaurants.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A nice, quiet dinner it wasn't!!! Small expensive portions, no extras, Noisy room!Won't go back.. Limited menu, nothing special.

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Boston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place always seems to get rave reviews. My experience has not been positive . For a restaurant in a suburban location, the prices are rIdiculous. The portions are very small. We had to stop at the ice cream store to fill up after dropping over a hundred dollars. I would not recommend this place despite the hype.

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