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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.
6172094942
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11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Home Style
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Il Casale is a great New York style restaurant in a suburban location.

Tough to get a reservation because it is so popular. Staff is very attentive, many from Italy. Had a rib eye the other night - succulent! I usually go for the bolognese with pasta - my favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
drawlya
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Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Tough to get a reservation because it is so popular. Staff is very attentive, many from Italy. Had a rib eye the other night - succulent! I usually go for the bolognese with pasta - my favorite.

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Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our go-to place for birthday or anniversary dinners. Although slightly noisy, this former firehouse has a wonderful ambiance, incredibly attentive waiters and delicious food. The whole dining experience is quite special. It is not inexpensive, but we always really enjoy our time there. I have lots of dietary restrictions, and they go the extra mile to make sure... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were a table of 2 couples, one in their 20's and one closer to 60. Il Casale met all our desires for that mix of traditional with an updated flare Italian food. The restaurant is in a great space inside a former brick firestation. Staff was very friendly and informed, helpful without being unctuous. For appetizers we shared the... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Located in the center of town in the old firehouse, Il CASALE offers Italian dining at its finest. Everything tastes good. Since you must order items individually (no side dishes included with entree) it can be pricey - potato with that steak $8, green beans $8, pasta $12, etc. Reservations highly recommended other wise you'll be spending some time in... More 

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Boston, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went with the family early Saturday night, without reservations. We were lucky a table was available. Recommend making reservations on busy nights. The food and service were amazing. Service was fast, wine recommendation hit the spot. We each ordered a daily special, great decision!! Young daughter ordered spaghetti with cheese and butter. It was delicious and served promptly.

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Boston, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our realtor suggested Il Casale after we finished looking at houses in Belmont. Extraordinary choice! The ambiance upon entering told us we were in the right restaurant. The Italian tapas concept works perfectly. We had the calamari which was lightly breaded and perfectly seasoned. The muscles were extraordinary in a flavorful broth. We tried both the Italian and pork meatballs.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you've ever been to a restaurant - well bar actually - where the bartenders are very professional, you recognize it and want to go back again and again. Il Casale not only has excellent food and a really great wine selection (by the glass too), they have the best bartenders around. They remember you, the are attentive, the make... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a gem, and what a joy to have in Belmont Center! The menu is innovative and changes frequently, while the pasta is the best around. In its six years, it has remained packed and busy during the week, surely a testament to its quality. It can be a bit tough to hear when it's crowded, but it's worth raising... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am lucky to have Il Casale only a few minutes from my house as it's my favorite place to eat in Belmont and is my go-to every time. The food is truly excellent; the pastas, entrees and small plates are delicious, and they make the best bruschetta outside of Italy. The ambiance is wonderful and seems like it would... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First-rate ingredients, highly knowledgeable wait staff, and some dishes I simply have to order over and over again: burrata, pork meatballs, spaghetti carbonara. The fish special recently--fresh-caught arctic char--was delicious beyond description. Some people find the dining room too noisy, however.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
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?