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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
+1 617-254-9759
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (20 reviews)
“flan” (4 reviews)
“bruschetta” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
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Reviewed yesterday

We were looking for a lunch place on Sunday with friends, and we decided to give a this a place a shot. None of us had been there before. The food was excellent! everything we tried was full of flavors. The portions were just huge....More

Thank Polydore D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible pasta, great food, great hot bread. To be honest, doesn't look much when you enter but you will not be dissapointed. Awesome.

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cozy little place on Brighton Ave (very close to Bon Chon Chicken - same side of the street) has North End quality without finding parking in the North End. The Parmesan dinners and sandwiches (Chicken or Veal) are highlights, and for a small add-on...More

Thank Bigamus
Reviewed 25 April 2018

My family was in the look for a good Italian restaurant on a busy Sunday afternoon, but wanted to remain close to the Brookline area. A friend recommended Carlo's Cucina Italiana and promised we wouldn't be disappointed. This small restaurant had a very unique atmosphere,...More

Thank Cesar C
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Brought the family here for dinner on a Wednesday night. It’s small, but got right in around 7:30pm. Ordered the arroncini as an app - they were crisp and delicious with a sauce that was so tasty. We all ordered a different dish (2 adults...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We recently dined here with my husband. Call ahead as it is a small space. We called 30 min prior and they were able to get us in on a Friday night. The food and staff were great. Keep in mind the portion sizes are...More

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Portions are enough for two or three. The bruschetta and insalata with pears, walnut and goat cheese were delicious. The veal with artichokes was tasty. The pasta and gnocchi were excellent too. Order the flan for dessert, the caramel sauce and whip cream put this...More

Thank P9CAJF
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful meal this evening. Went in early at 6pm lots of empty tables. Within 30 minutes it was full of locals. We shared a ceaser salad, had a veal and chicken dish. Nice dinner and service.

Thank EastCobbFamily
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I'm picky when it comes to authentic Italian food, but Carlo's is really close to what I was used to when I lived in Italy. We had Antipasto Italiano (delicious prosciutto!), Tortellini and Fusilli with Sausage and Broccoli. They were all delicious. The portions are...More

Thank Carlo P
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

As with the the other reviews this place proves to be a great place for lunch or dinner. I typically measure an Italian restaurant by two measures; their Red Sauce and their gnocchi. 9 out of 10 for the sauce and 8/10 for the gnocchi....More

Thank farmercorneilus
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Leslie P
12 May 2015|
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Response from Gamberioni | Reviewed this property |
I live in the area, so we usually just go. I think they would take the reservation, but it's worth calling ahead. Even if you showed up and there were a wait, there are bars in the area. They're pretty customer service... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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