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Il Casale

50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478
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Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Belmont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
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English first
Natick, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything on the menu looked interesting and we ordered antipasti, primi, and secondi. The waiter was very helpful with advice about a wine and we were delighted with everything. The desserts were also a difficult choice. I was particularly impressed with the list of after dinner drinks: besides a nice set of sweet wines, single malts and such, there was... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had been meaning to try Il Casale for a while and when a friend told me she really liked it that sealed the deal. We sat outside, which was nice, but they could use a little more lighting - it was hard to see our food and by the time dessert came hard to read the menus. We each... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've been hearing raves about this place for years and we finally made it on a recent Saturday evening. The semi-industrial feel of the old firehouse is an interesting contrast to the authentic Italian fare. There seemed to be many regulars in the crowd and we felt perhaps our waiter would have preferred if we were ones as well. He... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
213 reviews 213 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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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