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Pleasant Cafe & Restaurant

#628 of 2,646 Restaurants in Boston
4515 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131-3441
+1 617-323-2111
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good55%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (9 reviews)
“veal cutlet” (2 reviews)
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4515 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131-3441
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The decor is right out of the 1940's. Vintage wood walls and Formica table tops. Specials every day. Old-school waitresses. Old-school menu selections, nothing too trendy/fancy. Food was very good. Prices fine. Go for the experience. It's authentic (they're not trying too hard to be...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We didn't have the pizza. Can have that anywhere. Sampled their chicken parm and their steak tips. Both were blah. The meals were hot yes, but the ingredients left a lot to be desired. That was a disappointment because we had heard so much about...More

Thank Fenway1959
Reviewed 30 May 2018

My son (age 30) and I are both born and bred New Yorkers and have eaten pizza together in Napoli, Italia. Living in JP and Rozzy now for several years, we both figured we had to try the pizza at the Pleasant Cafe after all...More

Thank kfl56
Reviewed 29 April 2018

My family and I have been going to this place for years, and the pizza there is its star attraction. People will legit come from different areas to grab this pizza...it's amazing.

Thank AlexCobra7
ThePleasantCafe, Manager at Pleasant Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you so much Jake for this great review. We really appreciate it! And we especially appreciate you coming back to the Pleasant for years! Nothing is better than loyal customers.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The decor is very old school. Really enjoyed conversing with the waitresses. I can highly recommend the pizza but sadly that is all. The eggplant parm was swimming in grease, clams where deep fried in clumps and the prime rib was very dry. If you...More

Thank A K
ThePleasantCafe, Manager at Pleasant Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

AK Thank you for taking time to review the Pleasant Cafe. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am originally from Brooklyn, and we take pizza very seriously. Since moving to the Boston area, I found the pizza close at times, but no cigarillo, my friends, until my man took me to Pleasant Cafe! I ain't fancy, and neither is The Pleasant,...More

2  Thank ingridalana
ThePleasantCafe, Manager at Pleasant Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

We just saw this review and do we love it! This is the best. Thank you so much. We love love love this review!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Have been going to the Pleasant for 17 years. Pizza has a thin crust, delicious sauce and plenty of cheese. Great specials every night like prime rib or veal Marsala. Inexpensive and casual. Great for the family or anyone wanting a great meal for a...More

Thank Maura B
ThePleasantCafe, Manager at Pleasant Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Maura, Thank you for such a great review! We really appreciate it. Even more important is that you have been coming into the Pleasant for 17 years! That means to world to us. We wouldn't be here without customers like you! Thank you!

Reviewed 27 October 2017

This restaurant has been serving food in Roslindale for over 80 years. The booths and décor look like they have been in place for decades. It has an extensive menu with a couple of specials each day of the week. We choose a pizza with...More

Thank Paul S
ThePleasantCafe, Manager at Pleasant Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for the review Paul. We appreciate it!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have been going here for years, looks exactly the same and you know what you are getting most of the time. I love their veal cutlet/parm. Most people go for the pizza including us. It is a thin crust. This is a neighborhood type...More

Thank sctravel55
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good, the servers were honest, and the atmosphere made everyone feel nostalgic for the 70's. Our family has been coming here for generations and we have enjoyed every last bite of their signature pizza! From chicken cacciatore to ravioli The Pleasant Cafe...More

Thank goodheavens2006
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Mary F
6 June 2018|
Response from ThePleasantCafe | Property representative |
Hi Mary, We are so sorry for the delay in the reply. We didn't see your question til today. Pizza starts at 3pm Mon-Thurs and Fri Sat and Sun all day. Sorry for the delay and confusion. Have a great weekend. Joanie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4515 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131-3441
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Neighbourhood: West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Phone Number: +1 617-323-2111
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