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24 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 566-4455
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Ranked #49 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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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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
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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336 reviews 336 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Despite its location in suburban Brookline this place has a great atmosphere. The clientele consists of locals who know that this is the best Italian restaurant in the area and makes for a relaxed unpretentious rxperience. The food is consistently good and there is enough variety on the menu to satisfy whatever you feel liken from a one course after-work... More 

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Additional Information about Pomodoro

Address: 24 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone Number: (617) 566-4455
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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