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Il Casale

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50 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478-2513 (Concord Ave)
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 9 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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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank Pedro A
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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349 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?