Bella Saratoga

4.6
1391 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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AndreaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent but the wine is super expensive!!!!

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RenjieW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Appetizer serves fast and delicious. However, the main course serves too late while not as good as the appetizer.

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Fjsn
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the mood for something different and remembered dining al fresco here pre pandemic!
We were greeted by Ruben who from start to finish took excellent care of us!
We enjoyed some bubbly under a canopy on their patio while listening to some quiet jazz in the background, and savored their fresh baked focaccia with a yummy slightly spicy butter.
Our order was fried calamari, grilled chicken with avocado sandwich and an eggplant parmigiana with marinara sandwich, all very yummy and portions were generous!

We will be back!

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vipScarlet
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. I love the variety in the menu and the outdoor dining area was nice out in the sun.

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vipJamesM372
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there in years. It was absolutely delicious!

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vipElaineO
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met up with a friend during Covid, and we were seated outside on the deck. Our waiter was great, very friendly and accommodating. We each ordered some wine, and great food. I had veal scallopine, and my friend had chicken and prawn marsala. Both were tasty, and brought out fairly quickly. We stayed for a few hours to catch up on everything, and enjoyed some more wine. We were never rushed, and really enjoyed our lunch and visit.

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Shae
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the starter bread. Everything we ordered tasted good. Arugula salad and tiramisu are a must try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon ravioli was out of this world. Super romantic. It was the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day!

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vipcheapoYromantico
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was excellent, EXCEPT that when I ordered decaf coffee, an assistant server brought me full-caf. As soon as he set down, I said "That's decaf, right?" And he said "Sorry" and took the coffee away. 30 seconds later he returned with what looked like the exact same mug & saucer (usually decaf will have a doily or different cup) so I repeated "This one is decaf?" And he mumbled something as he walked away.

I was awake until 3:30am!!! And this was an early dinner- we were home before 7pm.

PLEASE QUOTE THE PRICE OF "SPECIALS" WITHOUT ME HAVING TO ASK AND LOOK LIKE A CHEAPSKATE!

Gorgonzola salad was excellent; we split it and it was plenty. Salmon Ravioli was good, too. The Bone-in Ribeye Special was...meh. It was gristle-y and fatty. Fingerling potatoes had little flavor.

We like Bella Saratoga, but this was not up to their high standards.

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vipJeffreyD
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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Roys
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and really enjoyed our dinner. It was romantic and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally THE BEST MEAL we have had in almost a year.

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LovelyRestaurant
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner together after my parents went for their anniversary and recommended it to us. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. I plan to go back again as soon as possible.

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CraigS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience - wonderful food and service...

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Marie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food, live music and Service was great. It was a chilly night and we were sharing one heater with two other tables 6 feet away...so dress appropriately.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice evening to celebrate our anniversary. The wait staff were excellent- attentive, engaging, and anticipated our needs. Food was great, especially the bread pudding!! Recommend the eggplant parm for sure.

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Spinmom
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday wanting to try a new restaurant. It exceeded our expectations.

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vipStuW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good lunch in a nice weather

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for brunch. Nice outdoor seating and the food was great. I’ll definitely visit again.

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CherylC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went here on our first date a year ago and now that we are married this is our place! We try to eat here once a month or so and Rigo has become our favorite waiter. The food is great, priced right, and the ambience and guitarist are fabulous. We love how they've handled the protocols due to Covid and that they aren't too overzealous, while being safe. Highly recommend this quaint place!

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JasonR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was great, the man playing the guitar was great but service was poor. We rarely saw our waiter and we wanted something we had to ask the bus boy.

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vipgregorys
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommended you to John Crowley and he was there last night-loved it!

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Deezdays
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambience and food at Bella Saratoga was fine but the service left much to be desired!
Our server didn't come by to take our order for drinks for quite a while after we were seated. When it was time to serve us our food the server served it to us over a railing that was dividing the outdoor seating from a walkway that lead to the inside of the restaurant! Improve on the service please!

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ShyamaliS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice experience. We enjoyed ourselves sitting outside eating delicious food.

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vipkevink
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Asked for seating under the awning, they said sure and brought us to the table then said no you need to sit over here??????

Waiter did show up for 10 min (not busy), my wife asked for vodka in her drink instead of Gin, he said no. He said I’ll give you a few more minutes to decide, 15 min later never showed back up. Got up and left.

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Steve
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

knowledgable and friendly waiter, excellent food and service, outdoor patio ambience, and good value for the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Tables on the street are ignored. The bread pudding, on the other hand, is FANTASTIC.

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vipNikkiA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff were attentive and great! Always the best service, and super accommodating for my friends and I. Overall, delicious food and a great experience :)

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Skip
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting for excellent food and service and reasonable prices.

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Sean
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was pretty good. They had a musician doing live music but really needed to turn down the amplifiers, I couldn't hear the person across the table from me. The servers were excellent.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the court yard on Saturday night. There was a guitar playing playing music. The service was prompt all night. The food was cooked perfectly for myself and my family. We enjoyed the nice atmosphere. I think that that the price is commensurate with the whole dining experience.

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OlgaK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent food.

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vipNiesie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Saratoga never disappoints. Food was delicious, ambience is lovely outdoors, and they had some beautiful guitar live music!

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Alex
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely hidden gem to find in the Bay Area. Bella Saratoga has wonderful staff and service. Great food, live music at times, and is a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all.

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SandyO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the outstanding service from Brandon. Great bartender, knew about all the food and was a delight to engage with. Super friendly, calm and competent! Food was also very good!

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vipCalJackC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been there before with good results. Not all that great this time. Service was slow maybe because of pandemic rules.

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vipJasminM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food menu changed, which isn’t the problem. However, I felt the food was just average. The steak was extra fatty, with supposedly a truffle sauce. For a $55 steak it had no flavor. The potatoes were not cooked well. The Cioppino tasted like a canned tomato soup. I was very disappointed in the food overall. The service was great as usual, I do have to mention. I would love to come back but I fear it won’t be enjoyable like it once was.

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BOBBY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable. Covid safe. Very pleasent andfun wait staff.

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lynng
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great menu. All food was very good whether beef or fish or seafood. Service great. We had a person in a wheel chair so ate outside, but it was nice.

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 1391 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.