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Il Casale

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50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478 (Concord Ave)
+1 617-209-4942
Mon - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the salmone al pistacchio, Atlantic salmon filet, horserasish-pistachio crust, cous-cous, pesto verde... thought the price was alittle high for the size of the portion. Busy night and we sat at the bar and our bartender meet our needs and kept us entertained.. Would go back. Other people in our party had the piccata Siciliana oven-roast chicken, lemon-caper sauce. I... More 

Thank Tollybutler
Boston, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in a converted firehouse so there is ample exposed brick making it a warm setting, but unfortunately quite noisy. We were a large party, and the waiter assigned to us was incredibly patient and accommodating. He took time reciting the specials repeatedly, and ensured that each diner's food requirements were met. The arancini starters were very... More 

Thank circe64
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok we are foodies ... so I will preface my review with that. The old firehouse setting is very cool. Exciting .. but loud! So if you like L O U D, you're good to go! Two of us had the rib eye. It was tasty — but if you know prime beef ... these steaks had the gristle (not... More 

Thank Bosjim
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many many times and don't think I ever could say that I had a bad experience. If it's a weekend night, you need reservations unless you want to take your chances. I also sometimes sit at the bar but those seats are first come first served. I never used to eat bread but since coming to... More 

Thank NannyColumbo
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Came here for our anniversary dinner after been wanting to dine here for awhile now. It was definitely worth the wait! Arrived to a complimentary champagne toast on our table which was a great surprise! We shared the Arancini, tomato and burrata salad, and gnocchi with braised rabbit. All were excellent with the Arancini being the highlight with spicy cheesy... More 

Thank Stefano Z
Metro Boston
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Everything was perfect. Approaching the restaurant was appealing due to their attractive and lively outdoor seating, and then the hosts offered our choice of tables. We chose a high-top for 2 in the bar area, with a banquette on one side. Great atmosphere as noted by others, and perfect lighting. It was lively but not too loud, although the server... More 

Thank Buddysfamily
Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

When it is good, it is really good. The Taurasi wine is superior. The Traditional meatballs and fried calamari are incredible appetizers. They used to have a veal scallopini that was to die for but they have taken it off the menu. I hope they bring it back. Their pasta carbonara is superior. Whenever I have had a bad dish,... More 

Thank Gail K
Northampton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I recently dined at Il Casale, an authentic Italian restaurant in a fun space that used to be one of Belmont's firehouses. There were six of us. We started with a super Tuscan bottle of red with a side of Il Casale's fried potatoes (read French fries) which were great, crispy with Parmesan sprinkled atop an ample portion. Several people... More 

Thank Kenneth H
Boston, MA
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is my go-to spot in Belmont to grab a great glass (or 2) of wine and some appetizers with friends. The bar is spacious but fills up quickly. The food is amazing and the service wonderful.

Thank janefox2
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

There are many Italian restaurants in the Boston area, with no shortage of claims on "authentic Italian food", but until I ate here I did not realize just how lucky I am to have this restaurant nearby. I'm married to an Italian, and have been to Italy many, many times, and appreciate the delicious cuisine of that fabled land. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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: +1 617-209-4942

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