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Il Casale

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50 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478-2513 (Concord Ave)
Mon - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Pedro A
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a wonderful experience - the restaurant is located in an old firehouse with lovely exposed brick. We were fortunate to get a seating on Sunday evening. The food was authentic Italian - we started with pork meatballs and calamari (just wonderful), and had smaller portions of pasta for our meals. The homemade pasta was great - it was a... More 

Thank Patrick B
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Casale, Belmont My wife and I often go to this local restaurant on weekday or Friday evenings. The bar is great also to eat at as there’s usually a wait for a table without a reservation. The menu has some interesting appetizers such as the excellent tender charred octopus salad. All the starters as well as main items are... More 

Thank b0st0nsail0r
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, great food, great drinks, great desserts, great atmosphere equals great restaurant. We were a party of six and sat at a good-sized round table, always better than two rectangular tables pushed together. It's fairly traditional Italian fare and the chef and his team obviously know what they're doing. As do the bar staff. Everything served in an amiable... More 

Thank Stephen B
Coronado, California
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348 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great service. The food is consistently good, the service is great. All the dishes were well prepared and served (sorry too many dishes to comment on each). Portions are petite but we Americans tend to over eat so ....Nice atmosphere. Within walking distance to my brother's place so we come here whenever we're in town. Can walk to ice cream.... More 

Thank nadomom2
Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Charming repurposing of the old fire station. Fine dining without pretense. We eat here semi-regularly. The food is always good, and we've never had reason to complain about service. My one complaint is the noise level. Because of the brick walls and the open kitchen, Il Casale is noisy even when it is not very busy. When it is busy... More 

Thank annataylor729
Walpole, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Celebrating my husbands birthday and we had a most Delicious meal! Fresh ingredients, homemade pasta, rustic quaint atmosphere and pleasant helpful attentive wait staff and bartender. The pork meatball appetizer is especially good. I had ravioli with sweet corn and cherry tomatoes. My husband had halibut. Both were terrific. We enjoyed every moment and mouthful. Thank you Dante!

Thank Susan M
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Last night a lovely warm night in Belmont and a delicious dinner at Il Casale, one could not ask for more. Every dish was perfectly prepared and delicious. Our waiter reminded us of old Europe, where the knowledge of the food & wine is deep and the demeanor is to make the dining experience pleasurable. We enjoyed the clams in... More 

Thank Linda L
Newton, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went with a party of four...everyone loved their entrees and wine...won't bore you with those details. The star of this place is their bread. Seriously, its the best bread I have ever had. A potato bread with crisp crust and soft inside. Couldn't get enough! Oprah says she loves bread?...come here then!

Thank Mark E
Belmont, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is great restaurant in Belmont Center. There is something for everyone on the menu and the food is fresh and delicious.

Thank Kevin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 St, Belmont, MA 02478-2513
    (Concord Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #84 coming from Harvard Square arrives right in Belmont Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 6172094942

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