Chronicle - WCVB Boston
“From an old traditional recipe of a family-owned restaurant”
“Number one of southern Italian cuisine”
“Boston popular Italian Food”
“The hidden jewel”
“Although Carlo’s name gets the billing, it’s Irene’s chicken dish that wins the must try tag”
The Boston Phoenix
“Locals want to keep Carlo’s their secret”
"Absolutely love this place! Consistently amazing authentic Italian dishes, a friendly and warm environment, and very attentive staff that goes out of their way to provide top-notch food and service!"
- Sue Ellen H.
"My favorite restaurant. Food is delicious. Wonderful family run business. Five star all the way!"
- Carole A.
"The north end, NYC...nothing comes close to Carlos short of a trip to Italy itself."
- Erika W.
"Wow! Loved this place ! I had Marsala , amazing ! Wine was great and prices very reasonable ! The quality of food is top notch."
- Ward W.
"This restaurant has everything you expect from a small family owned restaurant: great food, friendly service and very happy customers."
- Silvia V.
"Yuuuum. If you want to avoid the craziness of the North End but still get some amazing Italian food, you've found the right spot. "
- Audrey C.
"Best Italian restaurant by far. Authentic Italian owners, few seats allow a fine dining experience. Have tried many items and yet to be disappointed, including their great desserts. "
- John V.
"This is the Italian place you dream about."
- Sean M.
"Tantalizing, reasonably-priced Southern Italian fare is the hallmark of this cramped, charming trattoria. "
- Citysearch Review
"Boston's Top 10 Most Underrated Restaurants"
"Oh, ye who seek Italian food, journey not to the North End, or at least not always. Carlo’s Cucina Italiana in Allston serves up generous portions of well-prepared, gently priced Italian-American classics and originals. The atmosphere is casual, often bustling, and the staff is friendly. For your fix of fried calamari, rigatoni puttanesca, and eggplant Parm — or house specialties such as shrimp in Grand Marnier sauce, pappardelle alla Chloe (with vegetables and ricotta in a pink sauce), and pollo alla Giancarlo (chicken and sausage sauteed with potatoes, vinegar peppers, and more) — look no farther."