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Il Casale - Lexington

4.3
4.3
867 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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 ten 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 16 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (781) 538-5846

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Parking details

    Meter parking is available on Mass Ave and also directly behind the restaurant in the public lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 867 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. K

    Karl

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good- support your local restaurants now
  2. b

    bostonfan

    New England

    187 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very popular and busy upscale Lexington, MA restaurant with very good food and excellent service.
  3. e

    evinyc

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We sat at a high top by the bar. The service was excellent. Food was well prepared. Will definitely return.
  4. S

    Santos

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The best drink was the Manhattan just thinking about it I want to go back and have another one 👍👍 Also the food was ok I go a steak with mushroom and my wife got pasta and she wasn’t crazy for it because the sauce on top was too tick and but we had a good time also the waitress was really pleasant and friendly. Thank you 🙏
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Appetizers and drinks were great, but the entrees left a lot to be desired.
  6. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Il Casale - Lexington is one of the few fine dining restaurants in Metrowest Boston. The food, primarily Italian in focus, is very good. The service is very good. However, when the restaurant is packed, it is difficult to navigate and is very noisy to try and hold a conversation.
  7. S

    Sally

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Overpriced for good but not great food. There were of us for a causal night out. One otter of wine ; we all split an app and dessert. Each ordered entrees. Bill was $72 each with tip. Pretty steep for a casual night out.
  8. Y

    Yocal

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant for a business dinner in alternative location. For out of town guests Lexington is a differentiated experience from cookie cutter dinners in Burlington or Waltham and pragmatically close by
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    For birthday celebration with my family
  10. R

    Rusty

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant layout so that you did not feel you were sitting with another party. Knowledgeable staff. Relaxing atmosphere. Warm welcome when entering and engaging when we were leaving.
  11. A

    Arturo

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Il Casale is a decent place to eat. Everything is done reasonably well, but if you are expecting wonderful you will be disappointed. On the plus side, their portions are large. On the minus side nobody at our table loved anything we ordered.
  12. EM

    EllieM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food served hot all four dishes,served on time and spread out. Quality very good. Desert outstanding.
  13. J

    Jakamo

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time - it was nice to have a quiet place to sit and catch up w family. The waiter was really attentive and food was delicious.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bartender great in figuring out what type of Italian wine I would like by my regular types of wine I drink!!!
  15. j

    jbboston

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I look forward to a mixup in the Spring menu.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day fixed menu was great and they were able to work around my dairy allergy. My food was amazing and my blood orange sorbet dessert was special since it was not the valentines menu dessert. Very attentive server, great ambiance and wonderful food. Special cocktails were amazing as well!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great price fixed meal for Valentines. A little pricey but the food more than made up for it.
  18. a

    annaf

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very accommodating to our wishes. It was Valentine’s Day and it was very busy. We weren’t thrilled with our seats so we asked if we could be moved. Without hesitation the manager moved us and we were grateful. It was a prix fixed menu and their offerings were delicious. My only negative (however no big deal) was the soup could have been served hotter.
  19. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious and the service was perfect. We were especially delighted with the burrata anti-pasta dish. We visited on a Sunday evening when a marvelous jazz trio was playing in the background. Not intrusive and the music added greatly to the ambiance of the beautiful space. Tables are well spaced. In our book, this is a 5-star experience.
  20. OH

    OlgaH

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The appetizers especially the fried artichokes were delicious, likewise the pasta with lamb, but my pasta with clams was overloaded with parsley and had very little flavor ( also pasta was too al dente). The wine list is very expensive, and the single pours small. Our waitress, Lucia, was great, and the table as per our request was quiet.
  21. JT

    JohnT

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Steak massively overcooked. Burnt really on one side. Cauliflower seemed to be last night’s serving. Had it before and it was delicious. Not this time though. Big fan of restaurant but this was not a good dinner.
  22. CC

    CapeCodBella23

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem! Never disappointed. Eaten there at least 10-15 times !
  23. CQ

    CathyQ

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time dining at II Casale and we were very happy. We had a reservation and were greeted by their friendly staff upon our arrival and seated right away. There were plenty of traditional Italian meals to choose from and three unique Specials. The waitress was very helpful with the wine selection and our meals were cooked to perfection and very flavorful. We will definitely return when in the area to try some other menu choices.
  24. LC

    LisaC

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    The food was terrific, as always. The service was below par, unfortunately.
  25. S

    Skylark

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I was disappointed in my meal this time. I ordered the 1/2 portion of eggplant parm and it was too well done and black around two edges which I had to cut off. Another order of this at our table looked perfectly cooked — I didn’t want to send it back as everyone had their meal already and we had shared many apps — which were delish — especially the crispy calamari. Our servers were wonderful and filled up our water as soon as one of us had a near empty glass.
  26. A

    Ab02144

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Slightly more casual version of the Belmont location.
  27. SR

    StuartR

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Much better than last visit a couple of years ago. Food better, wine better (great Young sommelier), drinks better. Pasta with lamb was outstanding.
  28. CC

    CapeCodBella23

    New England

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent food, attentive wait staff, lovely atmosphere although a bit noisy near the bar area. One of my favorite neighborhood joints!
  29. f

    finny

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was fine but on the bland side. Prices are too high for the food, but that's on me for choosing Lexington.
  30. GH

    GeorgeH

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very good service, Lucia was lovely. The “special” chicken breast was actually a thigh and, with six green beans and a handful of mushrooms, it was an embarrassingly small meal to be served as the evening’s special. Second visit. Not likely to make a third.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They have a lovely menu and really nice, informed servers. My only complaint is that I ordered gluten free pasta and did not get it. I asked as it was delivered and they acknowledged they had forgotten to put in my order correctly, provided a replacement that was gluten free and comped me the meal. So although this is the SECOND time this has happened at this restaurant, I appreciate their gracious response. So I will go again, all of our meals were delicious.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so nice. We had a great time. Food was so good. Will be back. Thanks sarah the bartender you were great accomodating all my allergies.
  33. DM

    DeniseM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was incredibly timely and friendly. The atmosphere was intimate and yet lively. We ordered the spaghetti with clams and the shrimp spaghetti special that expertly prepared. We finished with the mini cinnamon cannolis. Overall a perfect experience.
  34. J

    Joj9795

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Overpriced and very average food. Fairly decent service but if you’re charging $25 for a past dish one would think your food would be delicious and service spectacular. Save your time and money and go to the north end.
  35. ST

    SaraT

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing! I made a reservation for 4 for 8:45 on Christmas Eve. The table was not ready when we arrived on time - it was empty, but had to be set. No problem. We waited about 10 minutes and the hostess started to bring us to the table - oops, not ready yet. We waited another 5 minutes - fine, we weren't in a rush. As we are seated the hostess tells us that the kitchen closes in 10 minutes so better order right away. It didn't make for a very good start to our special Christmas Eve dinner. I expressed my concern to the waitress and she said not to worry - it was fine in the end and the meal and wine was delicious.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out! The food was delicious and the service was great! We had requested a table with an intimate setting and got just that. It was an all around great experience, we will definitely return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This was an extremely underwhelming experience... to put it mildly. There was a terrible draft coming through the window we were seated next to so we were frozen the entire meal. The waitress was harried and took forever to do anything. My pasta was al dente to the extreme of being inedible. When the waitress took our plates, mine was pretty much untouched. She never even bothered to ask if there was a problem. Overall, disappointing experience. The food was way overpriced. Won’t be going back.
  38. BM

    BobMac

    New England

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice atmosphere with plenty of room between tables. However, very disappointed when food arrived lukewarm. Didn't bother to point out since we would be late for our 7PM show.
  39. L

    Luv2eat

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a bit noisy , for they were quite busy with a lot of people going to the show at Carey Hall. Food was delicious between the grilled octopus that my wife and I had shared , and the fried calamari was a real treat as well. Drinks are superb Katie is a dynamite bartender , and she helps out with taking orders . I had gotten a steak that would absolutely melt in your mouth ,came with truffle fries which to date are still one of my favorites ... my wife had a chicken dish can not remember if it was piccata . But it was moist and very delicious . With drinks and food it can get pricey , but frugal people can get a bang for their buck too. I had the tiramisu in the past which was outstanding , but this time I got the gelato , smooth creamy , just a real tasty treat ! Simply yum. ....
  40. t

    traveler

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Our family of eight really enjoy dining at the large table in the back. I regretted that your bread wasn’t as fresh as I had sampled other times. It is still delicious. Would it be better mid week? The saffron scallop risotto was very good. The panna cotta dessert was not as flavorful as I expected and the balsamic should’ve been a little sweeter to accompany this or less of it on the plate. I will not order this again. The servers were kind and considerate.

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Il Casale - Lexington is rated 4.3 stars by 867 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Meter parking is available on Mass Ave and also directly behind the restaurant in the public lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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