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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

All the food here is great . Service is efficient and very attentive. Not to be missed are the gnocchi (best in Boston) and the swordfish scallopine !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is a neighborhood favorite. The food is always excellent, service is attentive, and ambiance is cozy and delightful. It can get noisy as the night goes on, but it's on my short list of favorite restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great service and great food.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

From the hostess to the waiter, we received outstanding service. The atmosphere is lovely & overall lively & fun. The food is outstanding. We had delicious calamari, meatballs in a red sauce and an outstanding lemon swordfish dinner. I would Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Its a festive place and a great neighborhhod spot. A bit loud, definitely not the place for a quiet date. Bolognese was delicious, as always. Appetizers unfortunately were a big disappointment - the burrata came with tasteless accompaniments and the calamari was soggy. A bummer for sure.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Getting together with old friends from the West Coast.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved the place. Great interior, great food, great service. It is a little loud but not too bad and if you go lateish as we did it quiets down as it clears out.
The calamari was perfect. I was in heaven.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is my third or fourth visit to Il Casale Belmont. The whole experience was generally underwhelming. The waiter was nice enough but didn't really seem engaged at all. My party had to keep asking for things that should have been automatic (water refills WITH ice after requesting ice water multiple times, silverware, etc.). The interior was very warm and uncomfortable. Two of our party ordered the chicken parm and both felt it was 'weird'...they are using a dark meat instead of chicken breast which is standard. At minimum they should ask if the diner has a preference. Drinks and desserts were ok but largely uninspiring and parking in downtown Belmont is sort of a nuisance.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We loved Il Casale. The waiter was very attentive and the food was excellent. My friends had a veal dish they liked very much. I had a caprese salad which was mouth watering. The entree was amazing as well. I like that Il Casale has a choice of small and larger meals. I loved the way the restaurant was decorated. The only complaint was the noise level. My friends and I had to raise our voices to hear each other.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Meals at Il Casale are consistently wonderful! Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This restaurant is a favorite of my friends for a delicious but low key dinner. We ate on a Tuesday night and though the restaurant had lots of space we were seated in a not-so-great location. Our waitress was a little strange, flip but slow. We had to ask for bread. We'll go back but maybe they are on a down slope...

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We ate some apps and a few main courses. The pasta dishes were excellent. The calamari was also top notch.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wife’s birthday brunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Yet again, an incredible meal and experience. I brought my Italian mother and father who were both blown away by the authenticity and incredible flavor and meals. We were celebrating a birthday with a small infant in a carrier (no crying) and the staff was gracious and accommodating on where we sat to be out of the way. Thank you for an amazing meal!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband loved the saltimbocca alla Romana. i really loved my salmon meal. So delicious. I didn't love the mortadella, but that's my fault. I should have asked more about what the dish was. We did love the pistachios in this dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a wonderful experience! Friendly, welcoming staff who are happy to share their love and knowledge of Italian food and wine compliment the great product turned out of this kitchen!

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

My favorite restaurant!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I really want to love this place. But the menu

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Wish there were more truly vegetarian and dare I say tasty vegan options, especially for the Sunday brunch. But, I did have a truthful waitress to help me at the brunch and that meant alot even if the options were small.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We have had many wonderful evenings at Il Casale and dinner earlier this week was no exception. We sat outside, had excellent service and delicious food. Our server was particularly kind to our 9- and 11-year-old making sure they had interesting drinks and helping them find something they were excited about to eat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food is good and there is much I like about Il Casale-Belmont. It feels like a real neighborhood place, however, the acoustics make it a bit loud. I wish there were more vegetables and leafy greens available.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Delicious food and drinks. I love Il Casale Belmont and Lexington.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Yet another delicious dinner with excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had dinner with friends ( 2 couples), we were prepared for it to be expensive, and it was. Our appetizers were very good: tomato bruschetta 4 pieces and arancini al telefono, also 4 pieces.
Our meals were also very good: tuna steak special, chicken cutlet (good sized portion), steak special, and veal medallions. Serving sizes were modest, except for the previously mentioned chicken. So we had room for desserts. We left full but not stuffed. Will go again, but too expensive to be a regular place to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Creative dishes, well prepared & very tasty. Ravioli with peaches & Gorgonzola was a wonderful dish.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great dinner on Saturday night with friends. Sat outside on a beautiful August evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Everything was wonderful, but the waiter gave us dirty looks because we didn't leave right after we paid. There had to be 10 empty tables but he kept making eye contact that we understood was time for us to go.

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