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About Il Casale - Belmont

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

50 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room
Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday Brunch
Sundays: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Bar
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday & Monday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sfizi menu available at the bar after 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Concord Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 209-4942

Website:
http://www.ilcasalebelmont.com/

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.

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire with us about our private party options.

Private Party Contact:
Caroline: (617) 497-4219

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Il Casale - Belmont Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Cozy (18)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Il Casale is a mainstay and will always be among my favorite restaurants in the Boston area. The ambiance is wonderful, with brick and modern décor. The bartender is outstanding and I always order the Bolognese. This time I also had the panna cotta for dessert and I can't stop thinking about it! Excellent overall experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food. The server appeared distracted at times. Overall enjoyable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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service3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Spectacular!

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value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful and romantic

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food here is amazing. The salmon was perfection and the panacotta melts in your mouth. It's in a converted fire house, so the ambiance is charming but it can get noisy at popular times. We go on weekdays and it's fine. It's in Belmont Center so there are many charmingly unique shops on the street. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is a DEPENDABLE restaurant. Delicious food and warm service. Can't be beat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always LOVE it there but this time not as much we felt super rushed and it wasn't that busy also not a fan of the set menu ( which we get why because it was New Years Eve) we found out two days before when we made the reservation a week before.

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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A good, hip local alternative. Fun atmosphere and mix of people.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful dinner, and excellent service from Wendy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Once again, a wonderful Christmas eve dinner. Thank you as always for being open on Christmas eve!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always very tasty food! Love the surprise picks with a larger group ordering the Fiat or Ferrari.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delightful service, delicious food - just added it to my list of favorites!

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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Waiter was great and the food was fabulous!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Perfection as always!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our server Angelo was wonderful. However two of us ordered the chicken parm. Instead of using white meat they use dark. One would think it would be tastier and tender. This was by far the worst meal. It was over cooked and very tough. They offered to make something else but we had time constraints. I would not order that ever again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We always have a wonderful time going to Il Casale for dinner so decided to try their Sunday jazz brunch. The Jazz brunch didn't disappoint, as usual great drinks, food, and service!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is always great. The veal saltimbocca and mushroom risotto are still my favorites. But the noise level makes it very difficult to carry on a conversation. We went on a Saturday evening but probably would do better on a week night.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, service & exceptional food.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a lovely early holiday dinner at Il Casale. The food was excellent as usual but the outstanding feature was the exceptional service - and that is what made the evening for me. Our waiter, Michael, was unbelievably kind and professional. Early on I spilled my wine, after which our granddaughter spilled her water, and adding to these mishaps our elderly guest had a long long list of dietary restrictions: nothing phased his professional curtesy. He made an evening at this excellent restaurant truly first-rate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Il Casale continues to have very good food with options to please almost anyone, and a very good wine list. Only issue was that our waiter seemed to want to rush us through the meal which was a bit uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We always love it here and this was a great way to spend birthdays with my family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I had the BEST gnocchi and lobster dish I have ever tasted. Thank you so much

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Staff was extremely pleasant and attentive! Our dishes were very delicious! The Restaurant staff made our special occasion that much more special! Thank you for a very pleasant evening out!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance...probably the best waiter I have had including vienna, london, germany, sweden, italy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch after shopping in the neighborhood. Really enjoyed the live jazz and the menu options were all tempting. We each had a different Eggs Benedict and both were super. Loved the loose hot tea and my wife said it was one of the best cups of coffee she has had in a long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and great food. My wife and I get there every chance we can.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Outstanding as every other time I go!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food and service. Looking forward to a return visit and the opportunity to try some other menu items

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent as always! This time I did not get pasta but one if the specials, rack of lamb, washed down with two glasses of primitivo. Wife got the cod special, raved about it. We had scampi and calamari for apps, and she had a cocktail. Our server was professional, but warm and friendly. Great experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was tasty. We had two pasta entrees (1/2 portions) and three appetizers. The chopped salad was particularly good, and will become a staple of our future visits. Service was very friendly, attentive and responsive to requests. We ate early so that noise level was quite good. Two comments: the parmesan cheese was a little bland, and it was just a tad expensive.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent Italian food with top-notch service. A little noisy though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been here before several times. Found this time to be loud and the food to only be fair. Remembered it being better. My daughter’s steak arrived raw and in the end was very, very fatty. Extremely expensive for most of the steak to be fat (think it cost around $50. It was an evening special that the waiter said was great but neglected to mention the price and didn’t suggest we might want to rethink as my 11 yr old ordered it). On the positive side, my husband and I each had a quality glass wine. Still, we are not planning to return anytime soon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was excellent. The service and hospitality was exceptional.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Brought my friends visiting from NJ and they loved it!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love this restaurant and have had always a good time and good food and wine.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We Love this place. The food is always amazing and the service is top notch!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The polpette (meatballs!) and the gnocchi are favorites for starters; main courses excellent also, and the staff is friendly and efficient.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I thought it was better a few years back. Burrata was not as runny as it should be. Didn’t taste fresh and homemade. I was disappointed. It was ok. Not great

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Horrible service. We went for brunch and there were only 2 servers for the entire restaurant. No one came by to even offer water for close to 20 minutes. Looking around the restaurant, I could see none of the tables had food for the longest time. Food was good but poorly staffed

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Believe they were under staffed for Brunch!! Place was full, only (2) for the entire place,
Little item's we had to ask for, Not what you expect for a $ 15 Bloody Mary!!

May return, give them another shot at the crown,,

Tags: Special Occasion
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