Bella Saratoga

4.6
1476 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for patio dining or pick up! You can order and pay through our website for pick up, or get delivery through DOORDASH, GRUBHUB and UBER EATS! Thank You for your support! Bella Saratoga! About our Restaurant. 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 homemade 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeorgeK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Late lunch on weekday in June 2021. Not crowded. Good shade outside. Not noisy. Food quality very good. Service excellent. Very good bread served with lunch with an excellent flavored butter. I had seafood salad which was quite good with a healthy amount of quality shrimp and big scallops.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on Fathers Day, first visit there and had the Halibut special. It was so fresh and very good. I highly recommend that special again if the have it. The bar Old Fashion cocktail was excellent too!

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DASL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Bella. The service is great and the food, tasty.

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vipLisaN
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely brunch spot with great food choices! Live music a plus!

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Enzo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on time upstairs, which turned out to be fabulous. Downstairs was full, quite warm, and bustling. Upstairs was cool (there was a portable AC) and quiet. One other group was there for a short while, then we had the room to ourselves until just before we left. There was no rush whatsoever; our waiter was gracious and attentive and the food delicious.
Highly recommend!

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vipscottm
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Maybe a few years ago you get away with very average food and service because you’re in beautiful downtown Saratoga and don’t have much competition but times have changed

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ElizabethB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our table was right in front of the guitar player’s speakers. WAY too loud.

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vipLinda
San Francisco
120 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience. It was a beautiful evening and we sat outside and everything was wonderful. The hostess was very sweet and kept us updated on the status of our table which was only 5-7 minutes longer. Our waiter was entertaining and attentive. The salads, entrees, and desserts were delicious. It’s a restaurant I will definitely be visiting again soon.

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vipCarmenM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Overall it was a pleasant experience. Service was a little slow; It took 2 hours for our meal instead of the supposed 1 1/2 hours allotted for our dinner. The food was tasty. I would go back

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betz
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Four of us went for lunch on a Saturday, it was very busy but we had reservations and were seated quite quickly and brought menus and water right away. We sat on the front patio and they quickly obliged our request to move the umbrella so we were more in the shade. We ordered drinks and an appetizer which came in a reasonable amount of time and the house bread which is quite tasty.
3 of us had salads, two of the grilled salmon salads, which we both really liked, one order of Caesar salad which he was disappointed that it didn't have anchovies but otherwise was fine and one order of pasta which he enjoyed.
Overall good experience, we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rigo our server was fantastic. Very attentive. My Petrali Sole was delightful We even had a chance to meet Jennifer the Owner. I can’t forget the Guitarist Hugo played all the right music. This place is a gem!!!!!

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ChrisL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional & attentive service. The exterior (we ate outside) has a lot of charm. Most of our party loved their dishes. A little noisy since we were seated close to the street (COVID seating) and cars passed by.

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JenC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spur of the moment reservation, this was such a good find! Enjoyed the musician on the outdoor patio, and the food was great!

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KristinG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. It was a perfect night to sit outside on the patio. The guitarist was fantastic.

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ToddM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the live music on Saturday night, very nice relaxing, romantic vibe.

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JonC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ruben was great as usual. Food was very good. Service got a little slow due to too many customers for lunch on that day, I think.

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PargatS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the pasta was delicious. Highly recommend the Dusk to Dawn Cosmo

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointing - overpriced and underwhelmed. Went for dinner on a Saturday night and were seated upstairs which was a bit too warm and lacking in ambience. The hostess was unfriendly if not just rude. The service was extremely slow and inattentive (diners next to us ended up getting their entrees to-go). When the food finally arrived it was average. $52 ribeye special was definitely not worth it. Finally, just because a place is old doesn't mean it's charming. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Great food!

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JayaP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was excellent. But the ambience upstairs was dismal and service was poor. Maybe it was just a bad day for the wait staff: Our group of 5 was seated upstairs and the waiter took over 20 minutes to get water and when we asked him not to forget about us, he scoffed “there are all these other people too.” Then he took longer. Later he apologized and said they had “a situation” to handle. Finally we placed our order and the waiter forgot to bring one of our appetizers though it showed up on the bill. Anyway, despite all these issues, it must be said again that the food was outstanding.

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PaulHollister
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Bella Saratoga! My wife and I enjoyed the Saltibocca and Fettutine Bianco. Great food and wonderful service!

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SatoshiM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, location, service and live guitar music for out door dinner.

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KevinM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, The service and atmosphere were great. Highly recommended!

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ChiefBob
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was very nice to sit outside and feel like a normal evening.

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LiaS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious and the service was great!

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vipguysnite
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday dinner

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Robt
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food good, entertainment guitar player oldies and Beatles was wonderful. Wine by the bottle expensive, but good.

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Elizabeth
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. We will return.

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AngryOwl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Weird that they refused to serve bread until after we ordered. My friend was hungry and we were still waiting for another friend to arrive before ordering. My friend asked twice and they refused to bring us bread. We ended up putting in our order before the other arrived. Outdoor sitting was nice, but it is unlikely I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The food was good, though not great — my fish special was lacking in seasoning — and the service was very slow. Problems with staffing, maybe as everyone returns to the dining scene. But Hugo the guitar player makes it all worthwhile. He’s amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is swiftly becoming g my favorite place. I love the outdoor lighting above the outdoor seating and the food is unparalleled!!!! Every main course we have tried gets better than the last, plus I simply can’t get enough of that fresh backed bread and cheese spread. The staff is wonderful and I feel like I’ve just traveled to Europe and eaten at an outdoor bistro every time I go there. You won’t be disappointed!!!

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner provided by a wonderful staff. We felt well taken care of and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, quaint, rustic with a touch of contemporary. The food, service, polite staff and ambiance definitely live up to the mark.

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Sweetieroo
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a lovely restaurant - the food is flavorful and perfectly prepared and the service is outstanding. A beautiful place to unwind and enjoy quality food.

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Snowww
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New happy memories are always created every time I dine here. 😊

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vipRobertM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good. The food was excellent! We're looking forward to another lunch!

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ShannonJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great ambience here but the food is mediocre for the price you pay. Service started out pretty slow when we were one of only two families in the entire restaurant. It did pick up eventually. Overall a decent Italian restaurant but nothing too out of the ordinary!

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Slosgatos
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and service was great. Food was very good.

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MardelB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The free fruit and cinnamon buns at brunch were a really nice added bonus. I ordered the salmon Benedict. The portion of fish was pretty small and seemed a little over-cooked but tasty anyway. It didn’t seem like a complete dish with no garnish or side. A few slices of avocado would have been better.

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Philip
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was awful, we had to asked for a server to help us the waiter was rude, when I asked for a different type of pasta they didn't have, we had to ask for our check twice, in all we had three different servers, who didn't know what the others were doing the food was good, but we'll never return.

FAQs

Bella Saratoga offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 741-5115.

Bella Saratoga is rated 4.6 stars by 1476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.