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Il Casale

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50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478 (Concord Ave)
Bus #84 coming from Harvard Square arrives right in Belmont Center.
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11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 70
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A favorite hangout for suits

Il Casale surprisingly took off in the middle of the last Recession. We like to grab seats at the bar, have a beer and hors d'oeuvre, and skip the big entrée.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Belmont, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Business meetings
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Belmont, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lately we have been ordering the menu item where the chef chooses for us. This is Italian food straight from Heaven.

Thank TaffyBurns
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Il Casale for my wife's birthday and we were placed at a window table with a small table and hard chairs, we asked to move inside but were told all the other tables were booked. However all the time the other tables remained empty. The food was average and the main courses had too much salt overall spoiling... More 

1 Thank SteveJ0531
Belmont, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Il Casale surprisingly took off in the middle of the last Recession. We like to grab seats at the bar, have a beer and hors d'oeuvre, and skip the big entrée.

Thank SallyAlcorn
Westborough, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Great atmosphere in an old brick building w high ceilings in Belmont center. Service was fantastic! They offer small plates which is great because there are so many delicious options I wanted to try. Started w the cheese platter. So good. Had the skirt steak, gnocchi, and pork meatballs. All great. And dessert was coconut Gelato w toasted almonds and... More 

1 Thank Susan D
Fortson, GA
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437 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Another couple, my wife & I had dinner here Friday evening 9/25 with disappointing results, especially compared to previous, delightful experiences. The restaurant was jammed & so loud that it was hard to hear our friends directly across from us at a small table. Our server was experienced & helpful, but frantic as he rushed about - he advised "it's... More 

Thank RalphSchmitt
Belmont, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Such a fun restaurant! Located in the old firehouse in Belmont Center, star chef Dante de Magistris has created a vibrant humming eatery where local Belmontians and guests from other towns and Boston gather for cocktails, appetizers and wonderful dinners. Drinks are great and creative, the appetizers ("sfizi") are mouth-watering and the entrees are yummy. The sfizi are like Spanish... More 

Thank Carolyn B
Arlington, Massachusetts
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178 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a really nice dinner here. The food was excellent- calamari and arancini were excellent as starters. I had a pasta special with a pork sauce that was also excellent. Cocktails were excellent. But above all else the service was exceptional- friendly, attentive, and fun. Made for an enjoyable evening.

Thank Adam M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Meals are excellent and service is likewise. Good to sit at the bar for dinner! Go back frequently. Great bread!

Thank stamjim
Belmont, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Have been here a half dozen times in the last two years. Always delicious. Plus the service is excellent. Highly highly recommend. Easily the best restaurant in Belmont.

Thank CCMHiker
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had heard rave reviews, so decided to meet friends when we were visiting family in MA (we live in Naples,FL, where there are many, many excellent restaurants). Acoustics were terrible! It was next to impossible to have a conversation among four people. We kept looking at the menu, looking for more selections. There was nothing that appealed to us.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478
    (Concord Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #84 coming from Harvard Square arrives right in Belmont Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 6172094942

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings


Open Hours
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?