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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

#163 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Allston / Brighton
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131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
+1 617-254-9759
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there twice and both times ordered seafood with pasta.... simply delicious! Totally worth the wait for a table since it's a small place! The servers are very attentive and pleasant! I will go back there soon...

Thank TPipoca
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a small restaurant so you may have to wait for a table. They do accept call ahead. I went on a recent Saturday night with my husband and one son. We did not get any appetizers but our entrees were huge. The chicken and sausage with vinegar peppers was Lots of chicken, sausage, and veggies. It fed me... More 

1 Thank Barbara L
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

It is a quaint little restaurant with big tastes. I ordered a lobster Ravioli and it was wonderful. We also ordered a few small plates to share and everything we ordered was terrific. The owner Irene took the time to make sure we were satisfied with our meal and was very sincere. Our waiter Ralph was friendly and attentive. It... More 

Thank Lisa W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great food and service! Our group of three arrived at 6:30pm and were seated immediately. I had the stuffed trout and it was amazing!

Thank Luke H
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is such a great homestyle, great tasting food restaurant. We go to celebrate happy occasions with groups and sometimes just the two of us. We wish there were more seats. The wait and trying to find parking is worth the trouble! The restaurant is always hopping and crowded! The staff is friendly and very helpful with all the selections!... More 

Thank Kim S
Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Another excellent Trip Advisor recommended find! I was traveling alone and loved the small, quaint feel. My waiter (Rick) was great and asked the perfect amount of questions to help me navigate to the perfect special, which they were willing to substitute my preference of pasta. No that in and of itself is rare! Wines by the glass are a... More 

1 Thank SandySK2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Excellent service, food ,and value. We went about a month ago after moving my daughter into her new apartment, and it was amazing. It reminds you of an old school North End italian restaraunt. The staff and food is worth checking out!

Thank gwild1964
Sebastian, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The waiter and owner were friendly and know their business. The food here is excellent...we all four had chicken parm, two with added eggplant. It was perfect and the portions are very large.The restaurant is small and there's not much parking, so we used Uber. This place is a hidden gem! Highly recommend.

Thank Phyllis W
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

On trip to Boston found it on trip advisor. Hole in the wall. Greatly exceed expectation. Lots of patrons regulars. I highly recommend.

Thank David G
Hingham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Have been here several times. Small, not too noisy, very little atmosphere. No outside seating. Reservations taken. Prices reasonable for quality of food and good service. Delicious food and very large portions. Always fresh and hot. We come 30 miles to visit. A true neighborhood find. Always hustling and bustling. Wine and beer. Unsure about full bar. Not too good... More 

Thank barbieloh44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-254-9759

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?