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“Terrific Food, Fun Staff, in a tiny Space” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carlo's Cucina Italiana

Carlo's Cucina Italiana
Ranked #187 of 3,179 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
NH Seacoast
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrific Food, Fun Staff, in a tiny Space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went with my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner last night and had an amazing experience. Arrived about 630 - wait was about 10 minutes, which we used to find parking. Its a small space, but very well laid out. Our waiter, Guy, was a show all on his own, and the food was just great! I had Oso Bucco, my wife and daughter both had Saltimbocca, one veal and one chicken. A limited but reasonable wine list. Because its small its noisy, but that's part of its appeal, I think/ We would go back here in a heartbeat. All the staff we interacted with were fun and helpful.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HBC123
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Beverly Hills, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious homemade italian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

I've been going to Carlos Cucina for the past three years and have had the pleasure of having authentic Italian dishes along with a staff that is on point and personable. The noche salad to start with, followed by the chicken parmesan is my favorite meal by far.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank laramarcel
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French Lick
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

It's a very good seafood place with great staff and service. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. The service was very good,and I was very pleased with the quality of our meal....

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Johnlick
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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went here on a date a few days after I'd moved to the area. The food was phenomenal. I had the veal with sage cream sauce, my boyfriend had the veal stuffed with spinach (not to my taste, but he thought it was amazing). I generally find italian food to be bland, but this meal was absolutely delicious. The bread and olive oil (always a key part of the meal) was also wonderful. The staff were very friendly, though they weren't the most attentive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sdemane
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Jaipur, India
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587 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“GOOD INEXPENSIVE ITALIAN FOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We went for lunch and had a very good tortellini dish. The pasta is of very good quality and the sauces are made fresh. They have a very inexpensive luncheon menu but the night menu has a better selection of dishes and can be ordered at lunch time.
It is a small unpretintious place, so dont expect any type of luxury. Just nice service and good food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank syan0vich
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