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About 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.

14503 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Friday - Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am:
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 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

Cross Street:
Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 741-5115

Website:
http://www.bellasaratoga.com/

Entertainment:
We feature live music for Sunday Brunch.

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: (408) 741-5115

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a great facility for special events. Please call to inquire.

Bella Saratoga Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Romantic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Casual (9)
Good for a Date (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Authentic (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 30, 2011

Food came very slowly. Service was very slow........never received parmesan cheese promised us for our pasta or additional cheese spread for our bread sticks. Will not return!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2011

Bella Saratoga was delightful venue for dining before the show at The Mountain Winery. While the setting was charming, our server Kiyomi was responsive and delightful with her attentiveness and dinners end gift of chocolate decadent cake for birthday recognition that BTW is a must taste treat. We were disappointed with the Pork Chops which were slightly overdone and the Cioppino was sparse with it primary ingredients. Thank you Kiyomi for your smiling hospitality! Mark and Virginia

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2011

We enjoyed another good meal at this restaurant. We come here mainly on warm summer evenings when we can eat outdoors. Fun place for small groups to come and enjoy good food outdoors.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2011

All in all a very good experience with the food being very tasteful and the service being excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2011

My wife and I enjoyed our visit. The dinner was well prepared and the service was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2011

As always, Bella Saratoga was a great place to have dinner. We went there for my mom's birthday and had a really nice time! The food was delicious and the service was just right. We've been going there for 13 years now and are so glad this restaurant has stayed consistently good over the years.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2011

Nice cozy restaurant with good food and waitstaff very friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2011

I took a group here before we ventured to a concert at Mnt Winery just up the hill. This was a GREAT find...and it'll be on my list to stop at any time I am in the area. Great Food....Good Wine list...and great service. We sat outside for almost 2 hours and enjoyed every bit of our dining experience...the live guitar was a great addition as well. Thank you Bella Saratoga, I'll see you soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2011

Bella Saratoga is a nice restaurant. Food was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2011

My husband & I were looking for a nice restaraunt for a date night, we remembered a nice place in Saratoga but didn't remember the name. We found a gem!!! Bella Saratoga is our favorite place now!! Great food! Great service! & a real cute place!! Can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2011

Nice table outdoors set up for eight guests. It was ready when we arrived at 7:00 PM.White table cloth and flowers were a nice touch. The waitress was friendly, attentiveand personable. There is a child's menu that was just right for our son. The main entree's were excellent, and the dessert menu offerings were wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2011

The service was excellent (Wednesday night/party of 7) and the food was what we had expected for the price. The construction around the front of the restaurant took away a bit from the ambiance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2011

food was mediocre Italian - not horrendous, but utterly forgetable. Service was uninformed but enthusiastic. Big construction project in front of restaurant outdoor dining area marred the view.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

It was a great Father's Day experience. The waiters were friendly and efficent. The food was delicious. We couldn't have been more happy with our choice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

Brunch menu had wide selection. Parking and traffic were a little difficult with the side walk reconstruction going on but it was still nice to sit outside and watch the people and enjoy the outside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2011

We have had several romantic dinners, as well as several family events at Bella Saratoga, and they have never failed to provide excellent food and excellent service. We are particularly fond of the Petrale Sole with grapes. The prices are in line with any good restaurant. The only two drawbacks are for people with limited mobility: nearby parking is seldom available, and the ladies rest room is at the top of a fairly steep set of stairs. On this visit, we ate outside on the porch, and the guitar player provided music that was enjoyable, but that did not interfere with our conversation. Additionally, we made a reservation online through OpenTable, making it easy, and we received a confirmation number, just in case.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 11, 2011

Food was great. Good value. Nice and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2011

Veal was a poor choice. The service was more prompt than past experiences. A nice place for a bite before a concert but not the place to go if your looking for just a nice dining experience and good food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2011

Always our "go-to" restaurant, especially during the warmer weather months.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2011

It was early dining (6:30) on a Monday night and we and our guests were the only ones there. That felt a bit strange but it was easy to talk and hear with no ambient noise. We obviously got a lot of attention and the waiters were excellent and very personable. The outdoor dining is lovely (heaters are available) but it was still a little chilly outdoors so we opted for staying indoors by the large window in front.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2011

I love this place. We had a very nice brunch experience on a Sunday when they also have a guy who plays guitar and makes this place very special. Relaxing and always have those fantastic huge salmon ravioli.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2011

I had a really bad experience at Bella Saratoga on Mother’s day. The hostess was giving me a hard time about sitting outside for lunch even though I indicated on Opentable.com and over the phone confirmation reservation that I wanted outside sitting. When I spoke to the manager about my situation he was not willing to work with me either. I had to pull teeth to get outside sitting I was thinking WHAT THE HECK DO RESERVATIONS mean at this restaurant. When they finally found us a table, the waiter threw the menu at us and was irritated that we asked him about when our dishes were going to come out. We waited for an hour to finally get our dishes and unfortunately the dish I got was really inedible. When the manager asked us how our exp

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Not a good experience. It started with the hostess snapping at me when I mentioned that I confirmed the reservation the previous day when she couldn't find it on the books. (She was also rude to another woman before us.) Our waiters were very nice but it took forever to get our food. Fortunately we were served a fruit plate because it took over an hour and 15 minutes for us to get our food after we ordered. Three tables around us that were seated, served, and left by the time our food arrived. I never got my water refilled during the 45 minutes we had our food. We sat outside with heaters and it was WAY too hot, but they were never turned down after multiple requests.

In short, our 2 hour meal was NOT a good experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2011

We waited over an hour for our food (Brunch) and noticed everyone around us also was waiting for a long time. The food was delicious once it was delivered and we were served a fruit plate and cinnamon rolls while we waited for our brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2011

great dining outside on a warm night. helped us celebrate a special birthday.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 30, 2011

Where we take all our out of town guests for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2011

We confirmed TWICE by phone that Easter Brunch would include the regular lunch menu so that our vegetarian adult children would have a range of selections. Once we were seated, we were told the lunch menu was NOT an option. Very disappointing. To our server's credit, the kitchen did finally make a few of the vegetarian lunch entrees available. And our server tried his best to make up for the restaurant's mistake throughout the meal, but the false information we'd been fed put a damper on the visit. Food was good but not great. Eggs benedict were hard, not runny as they should be. Sauces uninspired. Would not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2011

Lovely Easter Brunch. The waitresses were wonderful. The restaurant was peaceful. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2011

Our Dining Experience for Brunch was very nice. The ambiance was quaint and had a European flair. The tables are crowded together but did not create any major problems. The food was prepared and served in short order and was done very elegantly. Food was properly priced, although the Mimosa's were highly overpriced for the small glass served. The building was old but had that Italian Country feel to it. Loved the guitarist playing for us during our entire Brunch, very nice touch. The Servers could be a little more friendly, although they were nicely attentive. Very pleasant overall experience had.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2011

Went for Easter brunch and sat at an outside table. The food was very good and the guitar player provided nice ambiance. Perhaps because it was Easter and the restaurant was full the service, while friendly, was very slow. There was a long wait between each course and our beverages didn't arrive until after the first course. Our waiter also forgot to bring a refill. Ultimately though, because we weren't in any rush the service issues weren't a major problem and the positives outweighed the negatives. I would give them another try.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2011

We went to Bella last Easter...it was a cute little house, unfortunately it was also noisy, or "echo-y". The food was fine, my mother and aunt (85-90) were very happy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2011

I can't recommend the brunch here. The food was of poor quality and was served lukewarm. The free cinnamon rolls were burnt. The waiter was friendly but disappeared when needed.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 24, 2011

We had easter brunch. The food was not good. The sausage had no taste and the eggs were runny. The hostesss was extremely rude and basically grabbed a chair from our table where my wife's purse was resting despite the fact that we said were using it. They had plenty of chairs in the place they could have used for another table but she was too lazy to walk further to get one.

I used to eat here quite a bit but the food has gone down hill.

I will note they did have good pastries (instead of serving bread) and there was a live classical guitar player.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2011

We've been going here for years. Our brunch was excellent, the service was fantastic and the prices reasonable. We sat outdoors and the heat lamps kept us really warm. This is one of my favorite places. They are very consistent in always providing great service and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2011

We had a fun dinner, lovely outdoor seathing with nice people watching on the streets of the village of Saratoga. Service was friendly and accommodating; an issue with the bill was promptly taken care of. Food was very good, nice relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2011

We enjoyed our time very much. Bread and cheese spread especially good. Everyone enjoyed the entrees We had cioppino, scalappini, and pork chops.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2011

Very consistent food and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2011

Been to Bella Saratoga for brunch 3 times in the past several months. Although the menu is small, the food is always excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2011

We had a Sunday brunch and it was delightful. The service was great. Loved the warm sweetrolls served right away, what a nice welcome.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 14, 2011

We were given a window table as requested but our birthdays were completely overlooked. The service was attentive. The salads and veggies were very good but the fish (halibut special and salmon) were overcooked. I'd rate the Tiramasu average - I've had better.
Overall, our experience was very pleasant but not spectacular.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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