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Carmalino's Pushcart

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331 Main St, Saugus, MA 01906-3143
+1 781-558-2604
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We're regulars at the Push Cart. The food is excellent; large portions, and tasty sauces and seasonings. We ordered the Pan Fried Calamari which is tender with a perfect crisp breading. They give you extra tentacles when you ask for them, and I love tentacles. I had the Veal Scallopini and my wife enjoyed a Chicken Villanese. Very tasty and... More 

Thank John R
Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very cozy casual family oriented restaurant. My family has been here many times and have never been disappointed in the food or service. The food is prepared from scratch at the time of order so it arrives fresh and hot. Great menu selections. Wait staff is super friendly and the don't hover. No need to venture out of Melrose or... More 

Thank 64happime
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

North end style Italian. Very good food, nice atmosphere. Prices very reasonable. Went with my daughter and son-in-law and grandson. Everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.

Thank woody61428
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a busy saturday night. Place is loud but so what it is a local place with lots of italians. Stuffed mushrooms were yummy, wedding soup was great. Hubby had special with chicken, prosciutto and ricotta, I had eggplant parm. The red sauce was delicious, really homemade. Food was great, large portions, crusty bread and carafes of wine and... More 

Thank gia611
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Wednesday night late the restaurant was not crowded, so this was a great place for a business dinner. The food was very good (Love Italian food!) and the waitress was pleasant and prompt.

Thank Kathi F
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

They serve great Italian food and large portions. Almost everyone took home a dogie bag. The specials are usually worth trying and everything is cooked to order. Inside you would think you were in the North End and not Saugus.

Thank Chris R
Malden, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I wanted to ear Italian Cuisine so I went to Carmaleno'so Pushcart Restaurant in Saugus, Ma. I had the incredible Eggplant parmesan with extra sauce, boy was that Great meal!!! The atmosphere is nice the service is very good. When ever I feel for eating Italian food I go there...

Thank 325miriamh
North of Boston
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357 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We went early on a weekend. Got seated immediately. Service was great all night. Food was hit and miss. My husband had the chicken parm and loved it. It's his favorite and he said it was cooked perfect, you could cut with your fork. I got the chicken masala . Chucks of chicken instead of thin slices. Made it a... More 

Thank votenochains
Salem, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Excellent and friendly customer service and wait staff. Food was delicious and staff was eager to accommodate my gluten free choice of pasta.

Thank Donna D
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

We tried their meatball sub. You would think an Italian place esp one from the North End would be able to make an amazing meatball sub! Well its was awful! The meatballs were cut in slices....flat...all filler and no spices whatsoever. Tasteless. The sauce was the same. I have had better meatballs at a subway restaurant in a pinch. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 Main St, Saugus, MA 01906-3143
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Saugus
  • Phone Number: +1 781-558-2604
Yummy, yummy, yummy family run business formerly of Boston's Famous North End.

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