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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802 (Allston/Brighton)
617-254-9759
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Ranked #61 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Allston/Brighton
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English first
Eliot, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I were calling around to make reservations for our 5 year anniversary and I called at 12:30pm on a Thursday, woman who picked up the phone sounded annoyed right away, when I asked if the took reservations her reply was "yeah but call back after 5." OhhhK no thanks I wont be spending my money at a... More

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New York City, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a small spot, but with a lot of warmth. The service is great (the Sicilian owner is a hoot!), the food is delicious, and it's a good bang for your buck (the portions are very large). It's small, but cozy and great. I consistently have a great meal here (I've been dining here for a decade).

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North Shore, MA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I’ve been to Carlo’s many times for lunch, but had never been for dinner until recently. Too bad I took so long--dinner was every bit as good as lunch! The restaurant is located along a busy, commercial street, Brighton Ave., and doesn’t look like much on the outside. It doesn’t look like much on the inside either--just a small place... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I accidentally stumbled upon this restaurant about 3 years ago and I keep going back. The service is very friendly, I'm always treated like family and they even remember my name when I return. I only go about 2-3 times/year so that really means something to me. In the age of mega-chains taking over the restaurant industry, it is refreshing... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Best restaurant for italian food, recommended to anyone, great service and alot of love from the staff. I will definetly be back

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NH Seacoast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went with my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner last night and had an amazing experience. Arrived about 630 - wait was about 10 minutes, which we used to find parking. Its a small space, but very well laid out. Our waiter, Guy, was a show all on his own, and the food was just great! I had Oso... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I've been going to Carlos Cucina for the past three years and have had the pleasure of having authentic Italian dishes along with a staff that is on point and personable. The noche salad to start with, followed by the chicken parmesan is my favorite meal by far.

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French Lick
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

It's a very good seafood place with great staff and service. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. The service was very good,and I was very pleased with the quality of our meal....

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went here on a date a few days after I'd moved to the area. The food was phenomenal. I had the veal with sage cream sauce, my boyfriend had the veal stuffed with spinach (not to my taste, but he thought it was amazing). I generally find italian food to be bland, but this meal was absolutely delicious. The bread... More

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COLOMBIA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We went for lunch and had a very good tortellini dish. The pasta is of very good quality and the sauces are made fresh. They have a very inexpensive luncheon menu but the night menu has a better selection of dishes and can be ordered at lunch time. It is a small unpretintious place, so dont expect any type of... More

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