Your guide to the 4 top spots in Boston's Allston neighborhood

Carlo's Cucina Italiana | Photo: Caroline C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Spending time in Allston? Get to know this Boston neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Italian restaurant to a vegan cafe.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Allston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Carlo's Cucina Italiana

Photo: caroline c./Yelp

Topping the list is Italian spot Carlo's Cucina Italiana, which offers desserts and salads. Located at 131 Brighton Ave. (between Linden Street and Harvard Avenue), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 684 reviews on Yelp. The menu offers bruschetta, tortellini, saltimbocca and more.

2. Dolphin Bay

Photo: angela l./Yelp

Next up is Taiwanese spot Dolphin Bay, which offers bubble tea and more, situated at 72 Brighton Ave. (between Chester and Reedsdale streets). With 4.5 stars out of 475 reviews on Yelp, it's proved to be a local favorite. The restaurant serves dishes like popcorn chicken, pork and basil stir fry and spicy wonton noodles.

3. Coreanos Allston

Photo: coreanos allston/Yelp

Korean, Asian fusion and Mexican spot Coreanos Allston is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 172 Brighton Ave. (between Parkvale and Harvard avenues), 4.5 stars out of 439 reviews. On the menu, look for kimchi fried rice, bulgogi sweet beef or kalbi short rib tacos.

4. Whole Heart Provisions

Photo: verena c./Yelp

Check out Whole Heart Provisions, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 314 reviews on Yelp. You can find the cafe, vegetarian and vegan spot at 487 Cambridge St. (between Beacon and Hano streets). The eatery serves up seared avocado tacos, black bean tostadas and more.

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