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BonCaldo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boncaldo.com
  • Phone: (781) 255-5800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Adam Laliberte
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: BonCaldo Catering offers our guest the opportunity to have the same hand created Italian specialties from our main menu, at the location of your choice. Our Catering Menu offers many selections which are available for both delivery & pick-up. If you are planning any affair from 2 to 300 guests, BonCaldo can accommodate your every need including set-up, servers, bartenders, rentals and more. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Special Event Program at BonCaldo can accommodate groups from 10 to 85 guests. BonCaldo offers both private & semi-private space for any type of event. We specialize in large group dining, providing an extensive selection of menu choices, an award winning wine list; and exceptional service and professionalism. Please contact Special Event Manager, Adam Laliberte for booking availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Boncaldo (781) 255-5800
  • Special Events & Promotions: BonCaldo offers monthly Chef created & Chef presented Regional Wine Dinners with wine selection from their multiple award winning wine list. Reservation are required for all wine dinners.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: up to 150 cars
A word from BonCaldo
We at BonCaldo feel our menu is truly unique among Italian Restaurants. This is because we are dedicated to featuring authentic offerings from all the regions of Italy. The rich aroma and flavors of authentic open wood fired grilling, fresh made pasta, and homemade desserts will make you feel as if you've not just dined out for the evening, but embarked on a voyage to Italy.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I decided to purchase a Groupon offer for this restaurant after I saw a lot of good review. I liked the ambiance, so romantic and causy, but the food; inedible! We ordered fried calamari for apetiser, it was delisious. But our entries; pasta carpadella and the viel, both inedible and expensive."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Some dishes were OK (e.g., calimari), the rest were poorly prepared. If the food isn't good, the overall rating must be POOR. The mixed salad was a disgrace (but not expensive, I'll give it that) the way it was assembled and appeared. Lettuce leaves had seen crisper days. The parpadelle main course was a piles of clumped noodles so dark and chewy as to be indistinguishable from the mushrooms. The short ribs in the dish barely noticeable. The sauce was like watered down canned soup with a heavy hand on truffle-flavored olive oil. The service was perfectly fine and pleasant. The other pasta dish was over sauced. A better feed is available at any Olive Garden and I don't really care for Olive Garden. Avoid!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Bondalco is a great place for a great meal. Romantic, quiet and great service. Joe, the owner, was great about accommodating my special requests as well as a my vegetarian date. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went there for the Lobster Specials. It was good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was the third time. Mixed food reviews. My swordfish was amazing, as was our calamari appetizer however the Veal Saltimbocca was mediocre. However, our server was excellent!! Dinner the time before was also excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Only thing that was bad was that it was freezing cold and that they ran out of bread and told us that they had to run over to stop and shop to pick some up. Everything else was great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great and friendly service. Food was good but I have had better italian food especially for the price. Good portion sizes and very adaptable to special requests. Prices are a little high."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "good dining experience.........meals were delivered timely and were good.....special requests were handled well....reservation made online w/ no glitches.... more parking out front would be nice..but plenty out back"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I went here as I had a Phantom Gourmet gift card. I read the reviews and was excited to try it. However, I was extremely dissapointed. The service was slow, and the waiter was disinterested. The antipasto platter, had meat that looked dry, and it was covered in olive oil to moisten it. Lobster had no flavor. Pork was overdone, and we were never asked how we wanted it prepared"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great atmosphere - food was excellent. We were celebrating a special occasion and our experience was indeed memorable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is my third visit to Boncaldo over the years and each time has been consistently excellent. I ordered the potato flake crusted haddock which was fresh, flaky and excellent. It was accompanied by parmigiano pesto risotto which was outstanding! My companion ordered the bolognese which was great as well. We each had the pera salad to start as well as gamberi (fire grilled tiger shrimp). Wonderful Wine list leaves a bit to be desired for the discerning palate, basic, however it was acceptable. I would visit again and again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was really good and they served a large portion. The was service was ok, it seemed like if they just wanted us eat and leave. We did not feel welcome. The waiter would try to remove our plates before we were done eating and every time they would refill our glasses with water they would reach over our food without saying excuse me or even asking if we wanted more water. Although the food was delicious we will be returning."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I just went to Bon Caldo earlier this week for my birthday dinner. It was a group of 10 and none of us had been there before. It was delicious! Everyone was extremely happy with their dinner choices. Bread and sauce is served as a pre-appetizer and we all shared a different dessert. None of which was less than delicious! I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This has been one of my favorite restaurants for awhile, until this last time. The service and ambiance are always great, but this time the food was gross. I ordered the salmon ravioli special and it tasted like glue. The waiter did replace the dish with my "go to" the lobster ravioli and it was just edible. The drastic difference between this past time and the norm was shocking."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I met my old college roommates there for dinner on a Thursday night. The food was incredible - we all were happy with our meals and cleared our plates. I will definitely go back, and definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "service could have been a little more attentive - my veal parm was delish - wine was outstanding - my hubbys veal saltimbocca he didn't really care for - bread was great with the tomato sauce dunk - been here many times - will go back again - do recommend - must say a very clean restaurant which is unusual in a romantic setting"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I had a lovely dinner at Boncaldo. The calamari appetizer is out of this world-and I order calamari all the time. I had the baked haddock dinner which had a huge piece of perfectly cooked fish. The risotto was cooked to perfection, I could've done without the broccoli rabe as it was too bitter for the rest of the dish. My boyfriend got the shrimp scampi which had huge shrimp and amazing tomatoes. We ended up getting the mousse for dessert which was fantastic; my boyfriend usually doesn't like dessert but we were fighting over the last bite! Our server could use some menu refreshers but was pleasant and welcoming. It has a great atmosphere. All in all one of my best dining experiences in recent memory. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Dining at Bon Caldo is a trip to Italy, with rustic decor and romantic Italian music playing in the background. Attentive service and superb food. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner there the other night after many years. It was not nearly as good as I remembered. There were not enough servers. Our waiter seemed to have too many tables so service was very slow. We ordered two appetizers one of which was very good. We ordered two entrees one of which was very good. My salmon was very overlooked and dry. I don't think we will be going back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Very nice food..pleasant dinner........ Much better than our last time there although the seating process with the hostess still needs refining."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed this restaurant. Everything from the food to the apmosphere was pleasant. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Good italian food with a nice atmosphere. Service is OK."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was average here, totally fine but nothing stood out in terms of flavor or wide variety within the Italian foods. The best thing about it was the mixed drink I had was a strong one, not watered down. The thing that I would change is the overhead music; too loud and there seemed to be a lot of opera-like singing. Everything else was ok but the overall restaurant was just not my type. My husband and I were easily the youngest people there and we are in our mid 40's! My parents would probably have like this place. Other patrons seemed to be enjoying their meal. The veal saltimbocca and braised short ribs were pretty good but I would rather try another restaurant in the future. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This time around the visit was much better. We had better service and the selections we chose were delicious. Calamari was fantastic. Willing to go back again since this visit was much better than the one a few months ago."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Boncaldo was an average experience overall. I thought my haddock was under seasoned and relatively bland in taste, while my wife was happy enough with her personal pizza. I will say the wine list is very nice and reasonable. The dessert tiramisu was terrific and gave an extra star on this review. Service was again average, seemed more like a chain mentality versus expectations at a fine dining restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Mother's day brunch at Bon Caldo was wonderful. Great selection of foods and desserts that were expertly prepared. The service was very good and the atmosphere was homey and comfortable. I will go back to try additional dishes even though I sampled quite a bit off the buffet already. I highly recommend Bon Caldo."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was good but the service was very slow. I think they were shorthanded on Mother's Day. Have Ben several other times without that problem. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner, food and service were very good. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our server took our order and not once did he ever come back to ask how the appetizer or the dinner once. My drink was empty for over an hour and I was never asked if I wanted another. The checked was dropped with barely a thank you. The Greek pizza had a disgusting amount of garlic on it. teaspoons of it in chunks. My friends meal was average."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "had a shared appetizer of PEI mussels that had an unpleasant taste; asked that they be replaced by another and the waiter's comment "I sold 10 of these tonight without complaints." was uncalled for. Replacement appetizer was better. Entrees were good. After complaint, service seemed to decline a little."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Bon Caldo was excellent. The food was delicious and presented appealingly. The server was very attentive and accommodating."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I brought my in laws who are from northern Italy They loved it. They are very picky "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We went to Bon Caldo with another couple. This was our second time for all and we all had mixed reviews walking in Saturday night. But the food was very good. We ordered the fried mozz (good), meatball (delicious) appetizers. Our entrees: Lobster Ravs (Yum!), mixed seafood in a light red sauce and linguine, potato encrusted haddock (ehh), and shrimp & linguine w/ cherry tomatoes in a light broth (good). Desserts: Torte with coconut gelato was delish, berries with whipped cream was nice and light, and then the chocolate mousse. The mousse which was a little too light in both texture and flavor than anticipated. We were looking for more of a rich, dark chocolate bite and it was more fluffy."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our waiter was very inattentive to our needs and barely came by. I wanted to order an additional appetizer and entree but by the time I ordered the appetizer he left before I even got my entree in and he left me sitting there with the menu still in my hands. He then later came by to ask how the food was but he was so far from the table and soft spoken so by the time I turned around he walked off! I ended up giving the hostess some feedback about his performance. The food though was very good as always! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went on a Saturday night for our anniversary. For some reason, it took a half hour to get our glasses of wine. We were already finished with our appetizers at that point. Waitress said the bar was "backed up", but this was getting ridiculous -- it's a glass of wine! I ordered chicken parm -- what was brought to me turned out to be veal parm (I do not eat red meat). I had to flag down the waitress to check, and she whisked the food away - no apology - just saying that it was for another table. I finally got my chicken parm, but was too disgusted from eating a bite of the veal to eat my chicken. Waitress boxed my meal up, but did not say anything else. I think we'll go somewhere else for our next celebration."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Meal was very good all round, good apps...flavor was good on everybody's meal, over all enjoyable"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were seated quickly and in a romantic setting. Everything was amazing. The wine was perfect and the food outstanding. The presentation was so good I almost didn't want to disturb it on the plate. We had appetizers, salads, entrees and dessert. The perfect place for our ten year wedding anniversary."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have been to Bon Caldo several times over the past few years. While their menu has not changed, the quality and taste of their dishes has gone down considerably during our last three visits. The braised short ribs were in a tasteless tomato sauce, the pork tenderloins were anything except tender, the calamari was oily and served with pickled vegetables, the bread was stale, overall not good. This was probably the last time I go to Bon Caldo."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We went for a nice night. First we did make reservations but when we arrived we offered to wait or to sit in the lounge. We chose the lounge thinking it would be just as good. Our waitress never introduced herself and for a nice restaurant I was not impressed at all. It was far from the nice dinner we were hoping for. Food was decent but nothing to write home about. Overall not impressed with the ambiance, the service or the restaurant and don't plan on going back. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was incredible and our waiter Seymour was the best. My only complaint was the servers that bring out the food brought or gave the wrong food every course. I have a food allergy and we were given the wrong appetizer.., it turned out ok, but could have been really bad. Will definitely go back, will just ask before I eat :)"
    Dined on 5/2/2014