Cambridgian
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Cambridgian's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    October 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 14, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
Cambridgian's Reviews
 
Area Four and our A4 outposts are united by creativity, fearlessness and an unrelenting commitment to quality. Our team is made up of passionate and forward-thinking specialists on the cutting edge of their craft. We aren’t fancy or fussy. We believe in real, straightforward food and drink.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food, interesting new vibe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2012
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"this place feels more like a hip California place than a stodgy old Cambridge place. We found the chairs very uncomfortable. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding. We now usually order out from this restaurant--it was that uncomfortable but also that terrific."
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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A stone’s throw from Harvard’s ivied walls, surrounded by the bustling eateries, shops, and confectioners on Brattle Street (once called the King’s Road), Toscano’s second location brings the bright, fresh flavors of Tuscany to historic Cambridge.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
always great service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great food, even better service. Consistently. Locals love it here, and everyone is made welcome. This is the "heart" of Cambridge right now."
Dined on 1/12/2015
 2012
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Located in the heart of Lexington Center, il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar is a restaurant from Chef Dante de Magistris and his brothers Damian de Magistris and Filippo de Magistris. il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar continues the story of il Casale Cucina Italiana that began in Belmont five years ago, but is a tour around the Campania region of Italy where the de Magistris family hails from.<br /><br />il Casale Cucina Campana features an open kitchen clad with imported hand painted tiles from Vietri, classic Italian country furnishings made from reclaimed barn wood, and rustic metal ambient lighting pendants. A vintage map of the Campania region fills a floor to ceiling wall that is at the end of an 18 seat Carrara marble bar. il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar celebrates the ties to family and the roots from which they come, and Chef Dante and his brothers Filippo and Damian welcome each and every guest as an extension of the de Magistris family.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Atmosphere and Service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2012
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Il Casale in Lexington is located ideally, right in downtown. I arrived a half hour before the rest of my party, but was seated promptly and served graciously until they arrived. We had outstanding service, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Just the right combo of quiet with a bit of an interesting buzz. The interior is contemporary/Italian and the food is Southern Italian. The vibrant bar does not intrude on diners, but adds a sense of energy. The bruschetta was unique and great. My glass of wine was a cut above the usual house wine. We were a bit disappointed they did not have more vegetable side dishes, which is our only suggestion for improvement. We will definitely be back, eager to try more dishes and enjoy the excellent service."
Dined on 9/30/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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