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24 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 566-4455
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
CASH ONLY

Food was very good. Waitress was professional, but not friendly. I was shocked when I read on the dessert menu written in small font that they only take cash. For an upscale restaurant, this was a first for me. We were on vacation and had limited cash on hand. Very inconvenient.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
tends2kvetch
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Winston-Salem
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Winston-Salem
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Food was very good. Waitress was professional, but not friendly. I was shocked when I read on the dessert menu written in small font that they only take cash. For an upscale restaurant, this was a first for me. We were on vacation and had limited cash on hand. Very inconvenient.

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Highlights included the rustic bread and the budino dessert. Fried calamari average. Fra diavolo pasta better than average. Salmon average- far too plain. Seafood Milanese (really like a paella) looked great. Fig bread pudding - no fig to be found. Cocktails: Negroni excellent ; south side not so much; wines by the glass good Nero D'Avila Service a bit inattentive... More 

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Webster, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family (party of 5) recently had dinner here for a birthday celebration. This small, quaint Italian restaurant is located in Brookline Village, within walking distance of the "T". The restaurant has no web site and takes cash only. It is very small. The food and service are outstanding! We had 5 different menu items and everything was cooked to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The service was pleasant and attentive and the menu was fine, but it was hard to carry on a conversation. Instead of soft soothing music befitting a cozy Italian restaurant, the music was raucous and irritating heavy metal which was gradually cranked up as the evening progressed. The demographic of the diners did not seem to fit the sound. Was... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was on vacation visiting a friend who lives in Brookline. It's a little vague whether they close at 10:30 or 11 depending on if you're looking at TripAdvisor or Google. It seems to be kept intentionally vague when I talked to the staff--it may depend on how busy they are. We came in closer to closing than I would've... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Pomodoro has good drinks and nice food, though the restaurant itself can be a little cramped and crowded and you can wait quite a while for a table, if they will even take your reservation at all. The times I've been here, or tried to go, the staff made me feel they were doing me a favor by puting me... More 

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The stars allied. It was Mother's Day. My wife was giving a piano recital. And my mother was visiting. It called for the big guns -- the great place -- the ideal meal. And so we went to one of our top picks, Pomodoro's in Brookline. This is an unpretentious but lovely and warm small Italian restaurant with very limited... More 

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boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Not knowing anything about this restaurant, my friends and I visited for lunch. I have to say...WOW....It was great and the service was 5 Star... Will be back for dinner... Lunch was wonderful and atmosphere great!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This restaurant can be like a home away from home. Yes, occasionally it's quite noisy because it's popular. But go there on a weeknight, instead of Saturday, or go on the early side and it's good. It is romantic, hip and friendly, with really good food, drinks and a great vibe. The bartender and waiters are great, particularly Sam, and... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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348 reviews 348 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Shared dinner with friends: 2 of us had pasta dishes, third had the sea scallops. All of us enjoyed our meals: commented that they were all rich with good cheese, truffle or mushroom flavors. Crusty bread and olive oil and olives shared over an excellent red wine. Restaurant is small and was noisy as a result; had to have conversation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 566-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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