Bella Saratoga
Bella Saratoga

Bella Saratoga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bellasaratoga.com/
  • Phone: 4087415115x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am,
    Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am -4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Italian, Californian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering services and customized menus based on your specific needs. Please call us to discuss.
  • Private Party Facilities: We welcome private parties. A private room requires a minimum of 15 guests and same rules as banquets apply. See banquet description.
  • Private Party Contact: Clyde / Claudio 4087415115x
  • Entertainment: We feature live music for Sunday Brunch.
  • Special Events: We have a great facility for special events. Please call to inquire.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bella Saratoga
A romantic Victorian house with intimate indoor and outdoor dining in the heart of Saratoga Village. We feature bountiful portions of award winning pastas, the freshest fish, filet mignon, thin crust pizzas, and deserts with fine wines and cocktails. Stop by for Lunch or weekend Brunch on the way to the Santa Cruz mountains or for dinner before the shows at Villa Montalvo, the Mountain Winery, or the Flint Center. Saratoga, the center of arts and culture, is conveniently located off Highway 85.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Bella Saratoga reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (66)neighborhood gem (39)romantic (34)special occasion (32)fit for foodies (20)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (16)good for groups (13)notable wine list (10)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Birthday celebration
    Annie3
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday with friends at Bella Saratoga, and were able to sit outside on a beautiful night. The service was a little slow getting starting (getting bread to the table), but once the appetizers came, everything was on track. Three of us ordered the seafood special (black cod on a bed of risotto) which was outstanding. A very enjoyable and memorable evening at one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food, Good Service
    Omegaflt
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Nothing bad to say about this experience. Lunch was wonderful and the service was great. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • VicV
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great experience Always accommodating and helpful with suggestions and the ambience fabulous . Staff great too. Always friendly even from years ago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bella Saratoga Lost Opportunity
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Second time eating at Bella Saratoga before a concert at the mountain winery. Overall disappointing. Basic house salad was wilted, roasted tomato soup had crumbled blue cheese in it vs just leaving it out and appealing to a broader set of customer tastes. WE HATE blue cheese or Gorgonzola. Linguini with shrimps & scallops was just ok. Sauce was bland, shrimps & scallops over done, pasta noodles were chewy. Waiter offered Parmesan for the pasta dish. YOU DON"T PUT CHEESE on sea food pasta dishes. Pity, not too many restaurant choices in down town Saratoga and it wouldn't take much to improve & execute simple dishes in a better manner. Veal scaloppini was good. Overall inconsistent and lost opportunity for Bella Saratoga.
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    romantic
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  • Good meal again
    djshaferVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is our "go to" place to have an early dinner before a concert at Mountain Winery. They were good again and we really enjoyed the experience. They have a great outdoor dining area. The bread is served warm and very tasty. The Caesar salad was a bit overdressed but the flavor is good. Both entrees were delicious (linguine Bolognese and short ribs).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • See why no OT points are given!
    lasikdoc
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We generally eat at Mountain Winery's deck before a concert there. Eating here at "Bella" Saratoga reinforced why we should continue that practice. The server was aloof & not very interested in: 1) answering questions; 2) acquainting himself with the daily specials menu; 3) providing us with the food in a normal pace, (that meant deathly slow); 4) caring about the culinary experience of a modest meal for 4 @ $180.00! For years I have not sent food back to the chef. However, the "crispy" calamari appetizer was really mushy. After consuming a bit, we waited about 10 minutes offering glances his way. In explaining the situation the chap went back to the kitchen. He unceremoniously plunked the SAME food back on our table with "How's this".
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  • Just ok
    Summer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The birthday person ordered the special of the day, fresh halibut, and loved it! Pricey at 46.00, not mentioned at the time the specials were recited. They served a lovely desert for the birthday, compliments of the house. Two of us ordered the salmon and while the price of 23.00 was more than fare, the fare was not. Salmon was tasteless and dry, same for two small shrimp. The veggies were cold and consisted of a few stripes of colorful carrots, small piece of limp broccoli robe, some kind of rice bed. All tasteless. Maybe it was just the salmon and other dishes are fine. Don't know. Being able to sit outside is nice but we were in the back (not street side) and while comfortable, not particularly attractive.
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  • Bad Fish
    Eggplant
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Frozen filet of Sole poorly prepared. Nice grapes but WITH the stems was a bit much. And Who serves brown carrots? Unappetising at best
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  • Bella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place for a romantic outdoor or indoor dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    luc240
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything was outstanding; the service was nice and personalized. The pork chops were very tasty and presentable. The outside atmosphere was very romantic, and people around were quite. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Enjoyable dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Since we were going to attend a concert nearby that was one of the first questions our server asked.. we were attended in a efficient manner.. our dinner was delicious! No disappointment here!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Dongo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I haven't been there in years and was pleasanly surprised when we went back. The food was better than ever and the staff was very nice. The salads were perfect and a couple special orders in our group were prepared ferfectly. We are all going to put it back int o our 'rotation' of eating establishments
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice sidewalk dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very nice sidewalk dinning. Separated by nice plants yet still on the walk. Fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast off the brunch menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was a bit disappointed. I've been a customer several times before and even had the banquet room for a party in the past. This event the waiter was fine except we got our fruit served after breakfast and had to ask about where was our cinnamon rolls. By the way the cinnamon rolls tasted horrible. Seemed like they were bought from a store, not homemade at all or maybe they were leftovers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella Saratoga
    eeglilac
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Bella Saratoga was a lovely restaurant to celebrate a dear friends birthday. The restaurant staff was very friendly and personable. The owner came out to greet us as most of our group were former New Yorkers as is he. He gave us a dessert wine on the house to celebrate us all being former New Yorkers. The restaurant outdoor seating was lovely. It was quiet so we were able to talk and really enjoy each other's company. I would definitely return to Bella Saratoga.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great Choice
    alleycat277
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were looking for a spot to have dinner before going to a concert at Mountain Winery. Four of us dined at Bella Saratoga. Each of us left very happy. The menu was varied and there was plenty to choose from. The specials sounded scrumptious! Our meal was delicious, service was very attentive, but not overwhelming, and the price was fair. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    GoodSteak
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service was very good as were our meals. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Beautiful outdoor dining. It was perfect for a summer evening. Food and service was excellent. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shellfish Salad is wonderful
    CalifornniaCindy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Cute little restaurant in downtown Saratoga. We have been coming here for years even though we live on the other side of the Bay. I love the shellfish salad and bread with cheese.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Charming Italian Restaurant
    Foodie1234
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is my second time visiting the restaurant. First time I had lasagna, second time I had Saltimbocca (chicken in mushroom cream sauce). Both were outstanding. Get there early when there are concerts at Mountain Winery. My RSVP was outside and it was almost filled outside on their patio. Nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pattycake
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Lovely outside patio seating with soft guitar music in the background (live). Food was delicious and the waitress did not rush us. Overall very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EleanoreVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our first visit to Bella Saratoga. I am not sure why. We fell for this place. The ambience, the careful service and the food. We will be back, soon. Wew found the Bella Saratoga to be very much to our liking!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Lunch
    anewera
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The only disappointment was that there was only one shrimp in my chicken and shrimp marsala.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Reliable Favorite
    LocalGalVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We love Bella Saratoga before a Mountain Winery Show. Our food was wonderful and dining on the outdoor patio is just perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem !
    newcomer
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    First time I have been here and it was a totally fabulous experience !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    It's a great place to eat. Minus 1 star for price. It's pricey. But hey, good things ain't cheap...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinetowine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The only problem with Bella Saratoga is the amount of food is pretty sparse. Which is interesting, because most of the time, restaurants give you way too much food. The eggplant parmesan was very good, but it was only about six bites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Robert
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We needed a place to have dinner before going to a concert at the Mountain Winery. Bella Saratoga looked good on the internet, so we took a chance. It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It's right on the way to the winery, and parking is nearby. Indoor or outdoor dining is available, full bar, and soft live music. Great place to sit outside and people-watch. They have an extensive menu, and all four of us were very pleased with the meal. I had the gorgonzola salad with candied pecans, and veal piccata. My friend had the filet, and it looked awesome! Portions were generous and delicious, and prices very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place to friends, and will definitely go back.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We have been going to Bella Saratoga for many years. Over the years, the food quality has remained the same, the servers are friendly and professional, the ambiente is great-just the right mix between relaxed and special occasion dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful experience
    2foodies
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Grabbed dinner here before a Mountain Winery concert and it was just a treat. The warm bread with the delicious spread started out the meal perfectly. The homemade pasta was delicious as well as the veal piccata! And to make the evening even better beautiful music that was just a pleasure to listen to while dining al fresco! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and fun patio dining
    Donnca
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Love this place! Great food, good wine list, friendly service. Just wish they read my special notes in the Open Table reservation. It was my husband's birthday and I wanted them to make some mention of that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    CFTam
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Bella Saratoga is one of my favorite restaurants. It has good food, good service and a comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Lovely Evening
    Dano
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The pasta was all homemade and Filet was scrumptuous. Portions were a bit small but overall everything was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 643 reviews are from the Bella Saratoga reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    Marshgirl1VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband took me to Bella Saratoga for an early dinner on Mother's Day. The restaurant is located in the small town of Saratoga in an old Victorian. It was very loud as we were seated right next to a giddy trio of young women. I had braised short ribs with polenta and brussels sprouts. My husband had a delicious and fork tender filet mignon. The food was excellent, the service was not. Our waiter was very busy checking out everything else. When speaking to us he kept looking at other places in the restaurant. We sat quite some time before our dishes were cleared and coffee ordered. I would return for the great food and hope for better service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    foodielover55
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Skip this tourist trap of a restaurant. We went to Bella Saratoga for Mother's Day dinner and we were extremely disappointed with the food. They could not even manage to prepare traditional Italian foods properly as the chicken piccatta was dry and had no sauce, the lasagna was old and flavorless, and the veal with shrimp was tough and flavorless. The food was over priced and the old building needs renovating. No attention to detail at all. The waiter was nice and tried to accommodate us by returning our main courses but only returned with equally awful food. We suggest the management should be changed and more supervision over the kitchen. The restaurant could use a good cleaning and updating.
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  • A Special neighborhood place to eat
    Uriana
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We frequent this restaurant and are never disappointed.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day brunch was delightful. Service and food were very good, with no pressure
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Dave
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I had brunch on Mothers Day. We sat outside on a well shaded porch. We shared Eggs Saratoga and Dutch Baby, trading with each other about half way through our meal. The Eggs Saratoga dish is a version of Eggs Benedict but on a butter croissant. DELICIOUS!! The hollandaise was perfect! I was tempted to ask for another serving. The Dutch Baby was very good as well, a large thin crepe-like pancake loaded with a nice selection of fruit. Sharing the two dishes gave us a nice combination of sweet and savory. This was our first visit for brunch. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    On arrival requested table for 2 for Sunday brunch and was refused and forced to sit outside in the wind. Saw tables for two inside.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    LikeItInSaratoga
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Made a last minute reservation Easter morning and had no problem. Have eaten there several times over the years and it is one of our favorite places for a lunch or brunch
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.