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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
+1 617-254-9759
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 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
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

On a business trip went out to dinner with three colleagues. Good and wine was excellent. Service was extra friendly. Brian our waiter recommended a excellent red wine I had a chicken parm and eggplant combo that was perfectly prepared. Colleague had veal chop that...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Small cozy place, on a hectic street (Brighton Ave.) - A lot of people traffic, college kids, locals, very diverse area. We happen to go for a Birthday with 20 people. The place was amazing from the service, food, atmosphere, portions, price and the fun....More

Thank BDorr
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Cozy, intimate atmosphere. Excellent service, superb & delicious food. So glad we stumbled upon this hidden gem!! We will definitely make it a regular spot while in Boston/neighboring areas.

Thank brooke3ellen
Reviewed 28 July 2017

From service, to bread and olives, to salad, to pasta, seafood and other entrees, this is a gem of an Italian restaurant. There's a reason people queue up out the door during dinner. Highly recommend any of the seafood entrees, especially scallops, lobster and clams,...More

Thank agbmom
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I quickly understood why people were still cuing outside the door at eight P.M. on a Wednesday evening. The food experience was as close to my Mom's kitchen as I've ever experienced and that's a good thing. The only quasi-low point was the bread that...More

Thank teamsc10190
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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
Dinner, Lunch
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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