Pomodoro

★★★★★
  • 24 Harvard St

    Brookline, MA 02445

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  • 617-566-4455

About Pomodoro

Hours
Daily, 11am - 11pm

Food

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An overpriced hangout for brookline hipsters who think they are in New York. Hot , cramped and expensive. Service was inattentive at best . Pork milanese was so greasy, it was dripping. When i told the waiter at the bar that it was not

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★★★★★

An overpriced hangout for brookline hipsters who think they are in New York. Hot , cramped and expensive. Service was inattentive at best . Pork milanese was so greasy, it was dripping. When i told the waiter at the bar that it was not

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After having some of the worst service experiences here we had vowed never to return. When we came back a year later, it was like stepping into a rosy Twilight Zone. The food - which I consider about the best in Boston for this type of

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★★★★★

After having some of the worst service experiences here we had vowed never to return. When we came back a year later, it was like stepping into a rosy Twilight Zone. The food - which I consider about the best in Boston for this type of

Pros: Best food in Brookline

Cons: Uneven service

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As Brookline Village residents we want to support our local business and we were delighted with Pomodoro. We arrived early enough (6:30pm) to be seated right away. We received prompt service and excellent guidance with the wine list. When

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As Brookline Village residents we want to support our local business and we were delighted with Pomodoro. We arrived early enough (6:30pm) to be seated right away. We received prompt service and excellent guidance with the wine list. When

Pros: Great menu, interesting wines, reasonable prices

Cons: Cash only

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I am in Brookline for 2 years now, have discovered this litlle restaurant Pomodoro. OMG, have been there almost every week back, never got sick of food....And i like to change places arownd, but this one is one of my favorites. Semi is

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I am in Brookline for 2 years now, have discovered this litlle restaurant Pomodoro. OMG, have been there almost every week back, never got sick of food....And i like to change places arownd, but this one is one of my favorites. Semi is

Pros: For me: best of the best

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I Love a place that starts out with bread and olives! This bread was warm served with an olive oil for dipping. I had raviolis which was delicious and my mom had the Brocolli Rebe and sausage which I thought looked great and she said it was,,,wouldn't part with any of it. The atmosphere is very nice, High priced But well worth every penny. The service was great and I highly recommend it!

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I Love a place that starts out with bread and olives! This bread was warm served with an olive oil for dipping. I had raviolis which was delicious and my mom had the Brocolli Rebe and sausage which I thought looked great and she said it was,,,wouldn't part with any of it. The atmosphere is very nice, High priced But well worth every penny. The service was great and I highly recommend it!

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This place was amazing. I went at a slightly after-rush hour (9pm) on a Saturday. The atmosphere was relaxed and efficient. We picked our seat (a leather booth by the window) and immediately were served with olives in oil (great for

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This place was amazing. I went at a slightly after-rush hour (9pm) on a Saturday. The atmosphere was relaxed and efficient. We picked our seat (a leather booth by the window) and immediately were served with olives in oil (great for

Pros: Great food, great atmosphere, great service

Cons: Cash only

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They don't seem to have a reservations system -- though we called ahead to make reservations, it was ultimately clear that they don't actually write such things down. When we showed up, they were contrite about having just given away

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They don't seem to have a reservations system -- though we called ahead to make reservations, it was ultimately clear that they don't actually write such things down. When we showed up, they were contrite about having just given away

Pros: Food is tasty

Cons: Service, cash only

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So, after reading numerous miserable reviews, I was a bit apprehensive about my choice of dinner plans, but figured to give it a shot. We arrived about 20 minutes early for a 8:45 Friday night reservation, and the place was PACKED. The

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So, after reading numerous miserable reviews, I was a bit apprehensive about my choice of dinner plans, but figured to give it a shot. We arrived about 20 minutes early for a 8:45 Friday night reservation, and the place was PACKED. The

Pros: Friendly staff, great food

Cons: Crowded room, cash only

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After reading some of these reviews, I was hesitant to go Pomodoro in Brookline. BUT my husband and I were in the mood for Italian food...and we were going to be near Brookline Village..so in spite of the negative reviews of some, we

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★★★★★

After reading some of these reviews, I was hesitant to go Pomodoro in Brookline. BUT my husband and I were in the mood for Italian food...and we were going to be near Brookline Village..so in spite of the negative reviews of some, we

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Again ... such a shame that the management and help bites! The food is very good and the ambiance is beautiful. Come on Pomodoro ... your BIG, fat EGO is ruining a good thing. Pull your heads our of your a** and get your "sh**"

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★★★★★

Again ... such a shame that the management and help bites! The food is very good and the ambiance is beautiful. Come on Pomodoro ... your BIG, fat EGO is ruining a good thing. Pull your heads our of your a** and get your "sh**"

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Food and neighborhood ambiance get the full five stars. But, as others have said, the service deserves negative marks. The previous poster about the Mickey M***e experience has a kindred spirit. I'll get to that in a moment. First a

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★★★★★

Food and neighborhood ambiance get the full five stars. But, as others have said, the service deserves negative marks. The previous poster about the Mickey M***e experience has a kindred spirit. I'll get to that in a moment. First a

Pros: Food, lighting, drinks, atmosphere

Cons: Owner, staff's rock-star vibe

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I've seen many reviews here and on Yelp excoriating the manager and the service at Pomodoro in Brookline, and I was very hesitant to believe them. However, in this case, they are 100% spot on.\r
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We had a very nice dinner -

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WOW.\r
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I've seen many reviews here and on Yelp excoriating the manager and the service at Pomodoro in Brookline, and I was very hesitant to believe them. However, in this case, they are 100% spot on.\r
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We had a very nice dinner -

Cons: critters, rude and combative manager

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Wow, I was just going to book reservations there for a group and then I read how rude the owner was. I want to have a nice night with the group, I don't want to deal with someone like that....\r
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Wow, I was just going to book reservations there for a group and then I read how rude the owner was. I want to have a nice night with the group, I don't want to deal with someone like that....\r
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You will notice that the reviews range from great to awful. The manager must personally know the people who wrote the good reviews because the general service level is the worst I have experienced, not only in Boston, but in my life. Other

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★★★★★

You will notice that the reviews range from great to awful. The manager must personally know the people who wrote the good reviews because the general service level is the worst I have experienced, not only in Boston, but in my life. Other

Pros: Nice decor and the food is OK

Cons: Service is the worst I have experienced and the manager is crazy

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As a local resident and father of an 18 month old, this restaurant is great for date night. Get a babysitter, head to the restaurant early, grab a glass of local wine and enjoy the garlic!\r
For those folks who expected this to be a

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As a local resident and father of an 18 month old, this restaurant is great for date night. Get a babysitter, head to the restaurant early, grab a glass of local wine and enjoy the garlic!\r
For those folks who expected this to be a

Pros: Too small for big parties

Cons: Too small for big parties

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This restaurant has been a favorite of mine since I lived in Boston. Every time we get a chance, we make the drive down from Maine for a meal. We love the owner, the food and the atmosphere. I have never been disappointed. We're big

3
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This restaurant has been a favorite of mine since I lived in Boston. Every time we get a chance, we make the drive down from Maine for a meal. We love the owner, the food and the atmosphere. I have never been disappointed. We're big

Pros: everything

Cons: Not a thing.

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It is a terrific restaurant with terrific service, great food and an informal atmospere. Feels like SF or NYC. Actually it is one of my favorite restaurants in Brookline. There is on street parking and other parking area near by.

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It is a terrific restaurant with terrific service, great food and an informal atmospere. Feels like SF or NYC. Actually it is one of my favorite restaurants in Brookline. There is on street parking and other parking area near by.

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I was thinking about what would be a fun neighborhood restaurant to take some friends to this Sunday evening and I knew Pomodoro would be the perfect spot -- great food, good drinks, attractive, and cozy. I went on the web to find their

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I was thinking about what would be a fun neighborhood restaurant to take some friends to this Sunday evening and I knew Pomodoro would be the perfect spot -- great food, good drinks, attractive, and cozy. I went on the web to find their

Pros: good food, good drinks, friendly bar tender, cozy neighborhood spot

Cons: Gotta remember --especially if it is a cold or rainy night - to have cash so you don't have to find the ATM

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The OWNER is crazy. My wife walked in with a baby in the stoller and was treated so rudely, it's amazing to me that this place is in business. The experience was sooooo horrible that she was simply stunned. She would have walked out and

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The OWNER is crazy. My wife walked in with a baby in the stoller and was treated so rudely, it's amazing to me that this place is in business. The experience was sooooo horrible that she was simply stunned. She would have walked out and

Pros: NONE!

Cons: EVERYTHING! THIS PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. NEEDS TO BE INSPECTED!

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I'm compelled to write a review about one of my absolute favorite restaurants because of reports of bad service (especially from the owner who is FABULOUS and friendly) and mediocre food. A major foodie myself, who has eaten herself

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I'm compelled to write a review about one of my absolute favorite restaurants because of reports of bad service (especially from the owner who is FABULOUS and friendly) and mediocre food. A major foodie myself, who has eaten herself

Pros: Consistent, perfectly prepared food that is well priced, attentive staff, easy parking

Cons: Can be a little noisy at times

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I've just returned from my first time eating at this restaurant. As I was winding down from a lovely meal with an out-of-town friend where we experienced friendly table service and enjoyed the well prepared food from an inventive menu, I

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I've just returned from my first time eating at this restaurant. As I was winding down from a lovely meal with an out-of-town friend where we experienced friendly table service and enjoyed the well prepared food from an inventive menu, I

Pros: Inventive menu, good food, nice atmosphere

Cons: Head-scratchingly rude, angry and surly owner

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My boyfriend made a reservation for us on Valentine's Day. The restaurant was so romantic; candles everywhere, and great sinatra tunes in the background. Our wine was fabulous and the antipasti appetizer was a great selection of cheeses

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My boyfriend made a reservation for us on Valentine's Day. The restaurant was so romantic; candles everywhere, and great sinatra tunes in the background. Our wine was fabulous and the antipasti appetizer was a great selection of cheeses

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I've never been to Pomordoro for lunch or dinner, so I can't respond to the comments about the "rude" owner, "tasteless" food, or "dark" atmosphere. I HAVE, however, been to the restaurant for their Sunday Jazz brunch (11-2). You heard it

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I've never been to Pomordoro for lunch or dinner, so I can't respond to the comments about the "rude" owner, "tasteless" food, or "dark" atmosphere. I HAVE, however, been to the restaurant for their Sunday Jazz brunch (11-2). You heard it

Pros: price,decor,food

Cons: None to speak of

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Reading these reviews, I am both smiling knowingly and incredulous that I wasted any time here. We, a young Brookline family, were looking forward to a great Italian meal. We went to Pomodoro at 5:45 as we have a young son. The

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Reading these reviews, I am both smiling knowingly and incredulous that I wasted any time here. We, a young Brookline family, were looking forward to a great Italian meal. We went to Pomodoro at 5:45 as we have a young son. The

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My girlfriend and I have been to this place a few times. I like the menu and the food, but the service is awful. The owner has been rude to us everytime we have been there. The prices are a little high for the area and they don't take

3
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I have been to this place a few times. I like the menu and the food, but the service is awful. The owner has been rude to us everytime we have been there. The prices are a little high for the area and they don't take

Pros: Unique Menu

Cons: The service is horrible

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My local italian joint. Love the service, always buzzing, great gin/thyme gimlets with excellent olives and bread.\r
The staff really do it for me..... prompt, attentive and there are often little unexpected treats that the owner throws

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My local italian joint. Love the service, always buzzing, great gin/thyme gimlets with excellent olives and bread.\r
The staff really do it for me..... prompt, attentive and there are often little unexpected treats that the owner throws

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Read other reviews. It appears some folks had good nights and some bad. We had a great night. Cozy, friendly, prompt. I had the Scallop Risotto; the seafood was perfectly cooked. To top off the evening, after we had called for our

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Read other reviews. It appears some folks had good nights and some bad. We had a great night. Cozy, friendly, prompt. I had the Scallop Risotto; the seafood was perfectly cooked. To top off the evening, after we had called for our

Pros: Good Italian fare, ambience

Cons: Slightly expensive

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I would have to disagree with some of the negative reviews. The ambience is highly romantic and very cozy. The bar is centrally located in the middle with seating around. The service was exemplary and our waiter was knowledgeable as to

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I would have to disagree with some of the negative reviews. The ambience is highly romantic and very cozy. The bar is centrally located in the middle with seating around. The service was exemplary and our waiter was knowledgeable as to

Pros: Great food, great service, great ambience

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The service at this place is inconsitant at best. I wish I could recommend this place but after a recent experience, I have to say that this is one of the worst dining experiences in Boston. Stay away.

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The service at this place is inconsitant at best. I wish I could recommend this place but after a recent experience, I have to say that this is one of the worst dining experiences in Boston. Stay away.

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Very modern and elegant Italian food is simple and satisfying. Portions are perfectly-sized, and though dishes aren't packed to the brim with fifteen trendy ingredients (like you might see at other restaurants), quality is high and

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Very modern and elegant Italian food is simple and satisfying. Portions are perfectly-sized, and though dishes aren't packed to the brim with fifteen trendy ingredients (like you might see at other restaurants), quality is high and

Pros: Beautiful room, good food, a very pleasing feel overall

Cons: Long waits, *no credit cards*

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A restaurant that tries too hard on the wrong things. The food is marginal at best, and the service very poor. Too many tables shoved into a space that can't support it.

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A restaurant that tries too hard on the wrong things. The food is marginal at best, and the service very poor. Too many tables shoved into a space that can't support it.

Cons: crowded, expensive, poor service

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I rarely write reviews but I had to this time. Whoever is writing the horrible reviews is clearly out to get this place, and for no reason. I'm a "foodie" and have lived in big cities for 20 years. This place is fantastic! The food is

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★★★★★

I rarely write reviews but I had to this time. Whoever is writing the horrible reviews is clearly out to get this place, and for no reason. I'm a "foodie" and have lived in big cities for 20 years. This place is fantastic! The food is

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Our experience here was terrible. The waitstaff was rude, and the food inedible. I had the whole fish (terrible) special. It tasted fishy and old. Even the bread had a strange burnt taste. The dessert was a huge pass -- how can you really

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★★★★★

Our experience here was terrible. The waitstaff was rude, and the food inedible. I had the whole fish (terrible) special. It tasted fishy and old. Even the bread had a strange burnt taste. The dessert was a huge pass -- how can you really

Pros: Easy to park, Convenient location

Cons: Service, Food, Loud & Crowded

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Four of us arrived with great expectations. Seated at a bad table we asked to move to two free tables, owner said now. Asked why she was being so rude to us the owner said "I'm the owner, waiter and greeter and if you don't like it

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Four of us arrived with great expectations. Seated at a bad table we asked to move to two free tables, owner said now. Asked why she was being so rude to us the owner said "I'm the owner, waiter and greeter and if you don't like it

Pros: Brian - Best waiter

Cons: Owner/service, Owner/service, Owner/service

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My experience in Pomodoro was utterly disappointing. Not only the food did not taste Italian at all, but the services and the feedback that we got after we complained about it was beyond any reasonable expectation. My fish did not have any

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★★★★★

My experience in Pomodoro was utterly disappointing. Not only the food did not taste Italian at all, but the services and the feedback that we got after we complained about it was beyond any reasonable expectation. My fish did not have any

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Really long wait, Bland food , Rude service

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I was told my table would be 5 minutes, after 25 minutes I was then told loudly and rudely told: "you can either eat at the bar or get up a leave." I left.

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I was told my table would be 5 minutes, after 25 minutes I was then told loudly and rudely told: "you can either eat at the bar or get up a leave." I left.

Cons: Owner

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Been going way to much, over ten times already and its been only open a few months, the staff are fantastic, Sam , Kirsty, are fast fun and very refreshing to the old humbrum waiters most of us are used to, and the Chef Terri is fantastic,

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Been going way to much, over ten times already and its been only open a few months, the staff are fantastic, Sam , Kirsty, are fast fun and very refreshing to the old humbrum waiters most of us are used to, and the Chef Terri is fantastic,

Pros: Staff, Room, Food

Cons: Small wine list, cash only, Addiction to Pomodoro

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This fabulous restaurant is a gem. We have been there many, many times since it opened. Lunch and dinner fantastic. Food is presented beautifully, tastes even better. Staff is very friendly and professional. Should have reservation at

3
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This fabulous restaurant is a gem. We have been there many, many times since it opened. Lunch and dinner fantastic. Food is presented beautifully, tastes even better. Staff is very friendly and professional. Should have reservation at

Pros: Great food, pleasant ambiance, wonderful staff

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Looking forward to a real Italian experience, we headed to Pomodoro's new location in Brookline. Reservations weer honored and we were seated immediately to enjoy mint and lemon infused water. Minutes later, we were graced with a

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Looking forward to a real Italian experience, we headed to Pomodoro's new location in Brookline. Reservations weer honored and we were seated immediately to enjoy mint and lemon infused water. Minutes later, we were graced with a

Pros: location, nice room, ambiance

Cons: tasteless food, small menu

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Pros: Nice drinks although they only make 5. The room for Brookline is rather elegant.

Cons: The room is tiny and the bar is very busy with people waiting for a table. The bar seats about 5. We waited 35 min. THEY DO NOT TAKE CASH.

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Pros: Nice drinks although they only make 5. The room for Brookline is rather elegant.

Cons: The room is tiny and the bar is very busy with people waiting for a table. The bar seats about 5. We waited 35 min. THEY DO NOT TAKE CASH.

Pros: nice room, drinks at the bar

Cons: cash only, long long wait, food isnt original

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Siobhan does it again! Loved the food ,the atmosphere everything do not miss!

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Siobhan does it again! Loved the food ,the atmosphere everything do not miss!

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portion sizes and cool scene make the prices worth it, under $20 for big entrees, fresh ingredients

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portion sizes and cool scene make the prices worth it, under $20 for big entrees, fresh ingredients

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why bother driving into the city and finding parking--great italian fare in brook. vill.

tremendous antipasto platter, great homemade pastas

even the desserts were great

wine list's a bit limited but good nonetheless

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★★★★★

why bother driving into the city and finding parking--great italian fare in brook. vill.

tremendous antipasto platter, great homemade pastas

even the desserts were great

wine list's a bit limited but good nonetheless

Pros: food, service

Cons: cash only

 

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