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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
+1 617-254-9759
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (18 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 January 2018

A couple of months ago, my husband and I ventured into Carlos Cucina Italiana on Brighton Ave. in Allston. We had a great meal of pasta, salad and wine! On Friday, we ventured in again to see if Carlos was as good as we remembered....More

Thank K38RZjudy
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

It had been several years since I had been to Carlos because I know parking is difficult in that area. I was delighted to learn that there is a public parking lot not far from the restaurant. I've always found the food at this restaurant...More

Thank Voyager2480
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The place does not take reservations (but you can call ahead, and that helps; you are on the sidewalk outside while waiting) and it is a small storefront restaurant on Brighton Avenue, but the Italian food we had at this place is the best in...More

Thank N G
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We decided on a visit to Carlo's following a "local recommendation" from some folks we met at breakfast. We ordered some bruschetta and followed up with pollo saltimboca and some pollo involtini. The food was fresh and served quickly. The portions were generous. Carlos has...More

Thank Steviebas
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We dined at Carlo’s before going to a concert at the Paradise Rock club. We were seated quickly (at 5:10 on a Saturday). The restaurant was full w/in 1/2 hour. The server was attentive. The food was delicious. The bathroom was clean. Lastly, I was...More

Thank Duxmom09
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Been wanting to try this place for years based on some great reviews. The food and service was exceptional! Celebrated my daughter's birthday, and the entire restaurant sang as one. I know, a little hoaky, but it was really special. We ordered 3 entrees that...More

Thank tcandcc2016
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our group of four enjoyed our dinner here immensely. We were visiting Boston from Texas and had a fantastic meal and service here. I would highly suggest eating here for wonderful Italian food and the friendliest and most accommodating service in the city.

Thank mitzibarrett
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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