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Carlo's Cucina Italiana

#151 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Allston / Brighton
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131 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2802
+1 617-254-9759
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11:00 - 22:00
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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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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Denton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Boston
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

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Durham, North Carolina
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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!

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Sebastian, Florida
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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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have eaten here and reviewed before giving it five stars . The food is exceptional and the service is very good. There are drawbacks. You could end up waiting awhile especially on weekends. There is zero parking unless u get very lucky Best bet is get there by Uber, It is just to noisy. Obviously this isn't the restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?