il Casale Adds Weekend Lunch

Il Casale Lexington

Need of weekend plans? Grab your bike and cruise down the Minuteman Pathway straight to il Casale Lexington. The Italian restaurant from chef Dante de Magistris and his two brothers, Damian and Filippo, is now offering lunch service every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Work up an appetite for Nonna’s Meatball Sub then cool down on the expanded patio with an Amalfi spritz.

The weekend lunch menu features an array of Italian street food like Arancini, Carciofi Fritti, and Antipasto as well as classic dishes like Tufoli al Pomodoro and Tagliatelle Bolognese. For something lighter during this heatwave, opt for the Semplice Salad featuring Little Leaf Farms mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, ricotta salata, and a sherry vinaigrette. Dessert is a must: choose from Panna Cotta or a scoop of the daily selection of Gelati and Sorbetti.

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also make a reservation in advance on Resy.



arancini 9 [V]
three porcini-risotto balls, melted mozzarella center, truffle-honey glaze

carciofi fritti 15 [V]
lightly breaded and fried artichoke hearts, lemon thyme aioli

crispy calamari 18
fried calamari, preserved lemon, zucchini, grilled lemon thyme aioli

nonna’s meatballs 11
three traditional pork and beef “polpette al sugo,” tomato ragú, pecorino romano, basil

parmigiano fries 8
herbed sea salt, parmigiano reggiano, truffle ketchup

caprese salad 16 [V]
mozzarella di buffala, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, tomato sugetto, basil oil

semplice salad 13 [V]
little leaf farms mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, ricotta salata, sherry vinaigrette

citrus salad 16 [V]
mixed greens, beets, mandarin orange, gorgonzola, blood orange dressing

add to your salad, grilled salmon 11, grilled chicken 9, grilled steak 10

nonna’s meatball sub! 16
four traditional pork and beef “polpette al sugo,” tomato ragú, mozzarella, parmigiana fricco, on a toasted bun and garden salad


tufoli al pomodoro 24 [GF available] [V]
tubular pasta, san marzano tomato sugo, grana padano, basil

tagliatelle bolognese 28 [GF available]
the traditional… 9 hour ragu of beef, pork, veal, chicken, mirepoix,
vino sangiovese, a little sundried tomato paste, sage


vanilla bean panna cotta, strawberry, basil, balsamic 10

daily selection 7/ large scoop

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