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Il Casale - Belmont

4.3
4.3
2105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Il Casale is located in the heart of Belmont at 50 Leonard Street. Acclaimed Chef Dante de Magistris and his brothers Damian and Filippo, the team behind the celebrated Restaurant Dante in Cambridge, have joined forces once again to bring rustic, authentic Italian cuisine to their hometown. The cucina Italiana, which is housed in Belmont’s historic firehouse, offers a beautiful brick patio, white marble bar, and barnwood tables for a unique and enjoyable dining experience. Il Casale is open Monday through Sunday. For reservations and more information please call 617-209-4942 or log on to www.ilcasalebelmont.com.

“I loved a lot of restaurants this year, wantonly and casually, and then I moved on. il Casale was one I loved seriously; it’s a keeper. Chef Dante de Magistris and his family hit this one out of the park.” - Devra First, Boston Globe

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  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 209-4942

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dante Demagristris

  • Private party facilities

    Please inquire with us about our private party options.

  • Private party contact

    Saul: (617) 209-4942

  • Neighborhood

    Belmont

  • Cross street

    Concord Ave

  • Parking details

    Street parking available and municipal lot behind building complex adjacent the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus #74 coming from Harvard Square arrives right in Belmont Center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. JF

    JimF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    All was good
  2. K

    Karen

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner last Saturday night. The wait staff was superb and the food was outstanding. Instead of looking at a menu and wondering what I would have, I looked and said how am I going to decide? I want to try everything.
  3. PL

    PLee

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambience in the restaurant was pleasant and the service was good. I'd say that our server didn't check on us as much as I'd like and he seemed to be distracted. The pasta was a touch over-cooked and the fried eggplant was more like fried eggplant pieces, than an actual eggplant 'steak'. I had to add salt to my dish. All in all, though, the experience was "good", not "great". I'd go back, but there's better Italian in the area.
  4. RM

    RichM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an all around pleasant experience with a good menu, excellent service, and a not too busy ambience (Thursday evening). We like it better than its sister restaurant, Wellington, which is also in Belmont, in that it has a more diverse menu and more reasonably priced meals with many half portions. Certainly a go-to choice.
  5. MB

    MBez

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This restaurant, in an old firehouse, is a good choice for a young person, couple or group, or anyone who wants an excellent dining experience and doesn't recoil from high decibels. The waitstaff is responsive and efficient, personable and knowledgeable, and the food is well prepared and presented. There is no pressure to leave quickly, but conversation is a bit difficult anyway. The menu, while not extensive, is primarily Italian cuisine, though with a flair. We did not sample desserts but found the appetizers, main courses and wine list as we hoped they would be. Overall, though expensive, it's fine dining.
  6. E

    Edna

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great night out at Il Casale as the food was excellent and the service was top notch. We ordered five courses and they spaced them perfectly. The only small complaint is the wine by the glass selections are limited. Would highly recommend the restaurant.
  7. M

    Margaret

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and enjoyed our evening very much!
  8. G

    Grateful

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service had a big impact on the evening, but it was prime time Friday night. Young support staff, and a Sr waiter that did not supervise successfully. Quality food, and I will give it another go, but not at a peak time.
  9. HA

    HollyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Il Casale Belmont is unparalleled for excellent pasta and this time our lobster gnocchetti was light, flavorful, and most distinguished, the lovely sauce let the lobster truly shine through. Excellent scallops w saffron risotto and two superb salads, very different - one kale; one green beans w hazelnuts - very fresh and with exactly the right amount of dressing. An excellent recommendation of Greco di Tufo white wine capped it off. The only disappointment: our late reservation - 8:45 on a weeknight - meant the kitchen had closed before we could order dessert!
  10. DQ

    DrQueue

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta I've had in years. Service was enthusiastic and terrific. Ambiance with exposed brick walls was great. Can't wait to go back.
  11. A

    Aldarob

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around excellent meal for the four of us.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, great service. The servers and waiter were all very attentive. We went for a birthday dinner with a young kid (we went a bit early around 5:30pm), and had a very pleasant experience. They surprised us with ice cream with a candle because I mentioned that this was for a birthday (ice cream was very good, too). Definitely interested in returning!
  13. JW

    JamesW

    New England

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Il Casale Belmont: "Good" food, nicely designed space from converted fire station, excellent service, but not outstanding food for the price. Fruiti Misto, bolognese pasta were very good. Risotto with scallops was just ok, with too much lemon flavor. Tiramasu was overly chocolate, and don't bother with the cappuccino. For a few bucks more, you can have a far superior northern Italian dinner that is altogether in another class at a nearby longtime standout venue in Waltham, whose name also begins with "Il C...". (I won't mention the name.) Be warned that regular-height tables in the front part of the restaurant can be very chilly as people enter and leave the building, despite an exterior vestibule constructed outside the front door.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    I know it was Valentines Day and they were looking to maximize their profits, but it was way too crowded. It looks like they added additional tables. Definitely took away from the ambiance.
  15. LL

    LukeL

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day
  16. m

    michaelp

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of our go-to places near our home. never disappointed. got there early for our reservations and got a seat at the bar. ended up ordering dinner at the bar and very much enjoyed the night
  17. PB

    PauletteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was so friendly and knowledgeable. The kale salad, winter cocktail and bolognese were excellent. We also love the bread. Always a wonderful meal.
  18. AZ

    AniZ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our parents wedding anniversary. Everything was top notch, from the the service, to the atmosphere to the delicious food. We cleaned all our plates.
  19. k

    katherines

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant is fantastic, except for the most important aspect - the main courses. The drinks are exception: service spot-on, but it always seems like the chef is trying too hard -adding too many spices or sauces that kills the basic flavor of your fish or meat. A few of the pastas are fantastic, in particularl the carbonara and bolognese. However, the main courses, in particular the seafood - lobster and scallops were expensive and tasteless. The risotto that accompanied the scallops was not cooked through and the breaded scallops tasted chewy & fishy. I will only go back to sit at the bar and indulge in their cocktails.
  20. p

    philk

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening - great service - will definitely return.
  21. d

    dinerwithawhiner

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fresh pasta I've had in a long time. Lovely, warm atmosphere with great service. Everything on the menu is excellent.
  22. JP

    JeanP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Fantastic food.
  23. c

    csmith0651

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. As was the Manhattan. Yum.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food as always. The tomato sauce is absolutely amazing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food, great location
  26. DC

    DyanneC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Favorite nearby restaurant - great food and service!
  27. FM

    FoodieMom

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Food is mainly excellent. High quality ingredients, beautiful, preparations, talented chef and line cooks. Veal was sadly tough, which lowered my rating to 4 stars, but otherwise 5 stars for food. Unfortunately, the service is pretty terrible. Slow, unfriendly, even downright rude. For a restaurant of this high quality, why don’t you invest in a high level of service? I don’t get it. And this wasn’t a one-off. It’s like this every time I go with a party of more than two people. I LOVE the food and ambiance at this restaurant, but brace myself for being treated badly every time I go.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were well taken care of
  29. JJ

    JohnJ

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! The food and service was exceptional! Thank you for making my birthday special!
  31. LR

    LeslieR

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a private chef. I’ve cooked for high profile and high net worth individuals around the world. I often opt to cook for myself rather than dine out because - especially if it is Italian(I am Italian) I’m usually disappointed. Il Casale is a rare gem. Our dinner was outstanding. Fresh, impeccable ingredients cooked to perfection. Bravo!
  32. a

    aar61

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious, our waiter was very attentive, love the vibe.
  33. S

    Saratogaeddie

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Because it was Sunday night, we were able to enjoy a truly leisurely dinner. After cocktails, we ordered 3 appetizers: burrata, crostini di tonno and Il Casale Palle. All three were delicious. The entrees we ordered varied; ravioli, scallops, shrimp, risotto and everyone enjoyed their dinner. Dessert, coffee and tea rounded out an enjoyable dinner celebrating my daughter's birthday. Eric the waiter was excellent and we really enjoyed being able to take our time through dinner. We have been to Il Casale several times and have never been disappointed.
  34. C

    Cambridge7

    New England

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food itself is very good. Purely in terms of taste, it's a 4/5; fried calamari and pasta with squash were very good. Pasta with mushroom sauce (I can't remember the actual name) was good. Two gnocchi dishes were so-so. Kid's big macaroni with oil and cheese sauce was pretty good. Even though the food didn't always hit the spot for me, you can tell it's quality fresh homemade pasta and sauces. My main gripe is that the website menu wasn't honored. For the fanciest restaurant in the town center of a relatively upscale suburb of Boston, you would think they'd completely honor the more GENEROUS version of their own menu, whether it's on their website or printed down. That tiny fail in customer service bothers me and makes me wonder what other corners they're cutting. To be specific, the online menu on their own website says kids' meals come with free fries and a salad. The server informed us that this was not correct, and the printed menu confirms this. I had to ask if they'd honor their own website and the server hesitated, which is problematic, but did offer free fries but not the free salad. So, I give them a 4 out of 5 overall; good food and they made up for part of their own website fail. But why don't they toss in the salad (pun intended)? It's such a small cost compared to the hint of stinginess it imparts upon a group of 5 customers. Concretely speaking, we have no plans to return to Il Casale. I'm not trying to be bitter or unforgiving, but if you're a pricey three-dollar-sign restaurant, you should try to give every reason for the customer to return, and that is something Il Casale did not do.
  35. KN

    KNoMiddleInitialW

    Las Vegas

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience was excellent from the attentive server to the food. The server was very helpful in navigating the menu which resulted in selecting great food choices.
  36. GH

    GaryH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    It was a Sunday night and the service was slow. The food was great but it came out cold. We neared with it but it was not as good as it could be if it was hot.
  37. r

    rcnl19

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and absolutely exquisite food! Our favorite place for special occasions.
  38. AB

    ABon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Il Casale for our Christmas Eve dinner and celebration of the holidays. Our family has frequented this restaurant before and have always enjoyed the experience. I ordered the prix fixe menu developed specifically for the occasion. Every course was lovely, made with care and yummy! I would definitely recommend Il Casale and we plan to go again in the new year!
  39. LT

    LisaT

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve spectacular! An annual dinner may now be at Il Casale. We had the best dinner, from burata to fresh green salad, perfectly dressed, to amazing and beautiful main courses. We enjoyed the seafood mains the most (special scallops & lobster & rock shrimp with pasta), with veal coming up third. All were enjoyed, but the seafood was relished. Service was attentive, and the whole experience was lovely. Thank you!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have ate at the bar the past 3 Christmas Eves and we love this place .. it is always consistently perfect in atmosphere, food quality and service

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Il Casale - Belmont is rated 4.3 stars by 2105 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Concord Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Belmont

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available and municipal lot behind building complex adjacent the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus #74 coming from Harvard Square arrives right in Belmont Center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dante Demagristris

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 209-4942

  • Private party facilities

    Please inquire with us about our private party options.

  • Private party contact

    Saul: (617) 209-4942

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