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Il Casale - Lexington

522 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in the heart of Lexington Center, il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar is a restaurant from Chef Dante de Magistris and his brothers Damian de Magistris and Filippo de Magistris. il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar continues the story of il Casale Cucina Italiana that began in Belmont five years ago, but is a tour around the Campania region of Italy where the de Magistris family hails from.

il Casale Cucina Campana features an open kitchen clad with imported hand painted tiles from Vietri, classic Italian country furnishings made from reclaimed barn wood, and rustic metal ambient lighting pendants. A vintage map of the Campania region fills a floor to ceiling wall that is at the end of an 18 seat Carrara marble bar. il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar celebrates the ties to family and the roots from which they come, and Chef Dante and his brothers Filippo and Damian welcome each and every guest as an extension of the de Magistris family.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 1pm - 8pm LIVE JAZZ FROM 5-8 Sundays!
Bar opens each day at 4pm and Sundays at 1pm
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Phone number
(781) 538-5846
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Parking details
Meter parking is available directly behind the restaurant in the public lot.
Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 522 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRuthie (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and service.

Periwinkle (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Reliably good food, friendly service. Love coming on a date night, or special occasions with kids.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for Sunday night date night, looking for good food that we didn’t have to cook and clean, and preferably quiet and cozy. The live music was not bad, but not really what we were going for, and a bit louder than what we’d hoped for. The food was what we’ve come to expect: reliably good Italian with a unique spin. Smoked mozzarella is a cool way to do gnocchi that I’ve never seen before! And the lamb in the pasta was absolutely melt-in-the-mouth tender. Of course, you pay for good food and not having to work for it, but I thought the prices were fair. Definitely don’t skip on the wine- I think there are some really good values on their list at most price points.

MaggieR (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This is my first time writing a review. I went on a Monday night with my mom while she was visiting. I had been to the one in Belmont and enjoyed the food so I unfortunately assumed they would be serving the same quality food. To say we were disappointed in our food would be an understatement. My risotto tasted like microwaved white rice and my mom's chicken was wayyy over cooked and had very little flavor. The bartender, who was our server, was very helpful but the other people in the restaurant were unable to handle my complaint. I live in Lexington and would love to give this place another chance but the food was SO BAD I just can't go back. I don't know if there was no manager on duty and so everyone was slacking off but I can't see how this place will be able to stay open long if they continue to serve food like that. Really disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We love the menu here - we can get interesting small plates, full or half pasta courses, delicious entrees, and great desserts. On this cold evening, we started with spiced mulled wine which came in ceramic mugs with their own covers. We split the burrata and a beet salad and for our entrees we had the eggplant parmigiana, a ricotta ravioli with lobster, and the tagliatelle with Bolognese ragu. Everything was prepared well and presented beautifully and the service was attentive and friendly. We will be back.

vipthebeorn (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Hostess at first ignored our request for a quiet booth and sat us next to the bar. I complained and we were moved to a quieter spot. My wife wanted the Cod dish but they were unfortunately out of it. Still pretty much everything on the menu is tasty so not much of a problem

vipGramadge (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Last minute reservation. They took us in early and we enjoyed a reasonably priced wine w our lasagna, eggplant parm and Nona’s meatballs.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We went to the movies then dinner. The food was excellent and the staff was extremely attentive!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food and thankfully quieter than its sister restaurant in Belmont Center

Hch1 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good meal and great cocktails .
Excellent service

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent! Casual, but upscale atmosphere. Menu and food was fantastic. Nice wine selection and informed server. We really enjoyed the evening and Will definitely return!

MammaCugini (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

At last, a good restaurant in one of Lexington's best downtown district locations! For some reason, the restaurants at this location have come and gone all too frequently. Il Casale looks like it has the right setup, design, and menu to be here for the long run. Our food and service was excellent. We had reservations for Saturday night, thankfully, as there were plenty of people waiting for tables. We'll be back!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service. Robin was so great! Very attentive and fun. Food awesome- pasta perfectly al dente.

vipperky (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I usually enjoy my
I had seafood stew
Very small portion for the price
I requested spicy
It was not!
And there was no broth to soak up
The bread
I also tried the Caesar salad with a different green
Maybe chicory
Very tough and tasteless

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service, especially given it was a family outing with a teen and a three year old. Food is spectacular and half portions are a good deal offering one the ability to indulge in an app and/or dessert.