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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

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131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
+1 617-254-9759
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From service, to bread and olives, to salad, to pasta, seafood and other entrees, this is a gem of an Italian restaurant. There's a reason people queue up out the door during dinner. Highly recommend any of the seafood entrees, especially scallops, lobster and clams,...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

I quickly understood why people were still cuing outside the door at eight P.M. on a Wednesday evening. The food experience was as close to my Mom's kitchen as I've ever experienced and that's a good thing. The only quasi-low point was the bread that...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch after seeing all the five star reviews. I think the place is a small bit overrated. 3 stars would be harsh as it is a nice little restaurant and the staff are friendly. We had a meatball panini and chicken penne...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

The homemade pasta and sauce was out of this world along with the cannoli for dessert -omg I can't wait to have dinner there again!

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Reviewed April 1, 2017

My colleague and I recently had dinner here based upon good reviews in Trip Advisor. The restaurant décor is fairly basic as acceptable for a neighborhood establishment. Arriving at 6:30 pm on a Monday, the restaurant was to too busy and we enjoyed a more...More

Thank James W
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We lucked out with perfect timing, entering as a party of five was leaving. No lines, no waiting- and from what we hear, this is not the norm. We were ushered to a table quickly and our waiter, Brian, gave us a run down on...More

Thank canela42
Reviewed March 2, 2017

went on a 'Quiet" Tuesday night with family Had not been in years Time travel is possible...... just as we left it, same friendly staff , decor and the best Italian food in Boston! never a bad dish and Shrimp Grand Marnier wowed our son-in-law...More

Thank alysiabb
Reviewed March 1, 2017

My favorite and "go to" restaurant for delicious Italian food. I love their tomato sauce "Fra Diabolo" .. with mussels and haddock. Excellent veal dishes as well. House Chianti wine is excellent; the BEST Italian bread baked in the North End; and the BEST tiramisu...More

Thank Boston L
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I've been there twice and both times ordered seafood with pasta.... simply delicious! Totally worth the wait for a table since it's a small place! The servers are very attentive and pleasant! I will go back there soon...

Thank TPipoca
Reviewed November 22, 2016

This is a small restaurant so you may have to wait for a table. They do accept call ahead. I went on a recent Saturday night with my husband and one son. We did not get any appetizers but our entrees were huge. The chicken...More

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Leslie P
May 11, 2015|
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Response from Gamberioni | Reviewed this property |
I live in the area, so we usually just go. I think they would take the reservation, but it's worth calling ahead. Even if you showed up and there were a wait, there are bars in the area. They're pretty customer service... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-254-9759
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