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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Home Style
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Our go-to Friday night spot - Love Il Casale

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW 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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Belmont, MA, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An amazing place, truly able to accommodate anything -at the bar or table, awsome food and great wine selection!

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Regrets to offer a so-so review this very lovely and very popular restaurant in Belmont Center. We have been here at least 5 times over the past few years - so not enough to be called regulars but enough. And frankly the only way I would go again, is if I am a guest of someone. I would not spend... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have eaten here several times and just about everything we have had has been fresh, well-prepared and delicious. The arancini and calamari appetizers are always excellent. On this visit we had the pasta special, the grilled cod, and the scallops. All were delicious. Service is attentive and not intrusive. Cocktails are also excellent. Not an inexpensive meal, but a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Il casale is the one restaurant that over time always delivers a great eating experience...this is another restaurant that for me from beginning to end gives you what u want in going out for dinner.....food and service always top notch!... I can safely say I've eaten here over 7 or 8 times since they opened and is my favorite restaurant... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We shared some appetizers and a salad. I had the pasta carbonara. my dining companion had the special pasta which was vongole (with clams). Portion sizes were just right: plenty but not too much. We shared a panna cotta for desset that was excellent. The food was all excellent, the service good too. A great night out. I suppose the... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went here for dinner and ordered the "Ferrari", which is a set price for "chefs choice items". We more or less told them what we didn't want and they went from there. The food was very good, however, it's the service that impressed me the most. They have plenty of wait staff so you always feel like they are... 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

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?