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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.
Saratoga, CA 95070
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
Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We feature live music for Sunday Brunch.
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
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
The restaurant is an intimate setting and they have a menu from which anyone can find a tasty item to consume. We were there for brunch and had the Dutch Babies, chicken omelet and salmon benedict. All were delicious. Bella Saratoga offers a special pre-meal amuse bouche which is a mini cinnamon bun and a fruit plate! You won't leave hungry. Truly a tasty and fun dining experience!
Pre-concert dinner for three, en route to the Mountain Winery. Very friendly, efficient and attentive staff. Good menu selections and comprehensive winelist. Very nicely presented caprese salad shared to start with. No problem to add chicken and broccoli to a vegetarian fettuccini entre. The Salmon filet was cooked to perfection. The salmon ravioli was lovely, if a little small. Nice bottle of chilly Rombauer to kick off the evening. Great food, nice flavors, and being serenaded by some lovely guitar playing made it a very pleasant dinner. Will definitely be back and not just when en route to the Mountain Winery.
This is a cute restaurant in an area with quaint village feel nestled into the Santa Cruz Mountains. We love the outside patio. The service was great. The only complaint I have is that the meals for dinner are overpriced and under deliver on taste and size. Please understand that the meal was fine but just not up to the high price we were charged. When you go, be prepared, you are paying mostly for the ambience.
It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary. They were expecting us and welcomed us with a warm reception. We were immediately seated. The wait staff was very friendly, the food was perfect, the presentation was beautiful. I cannot say enough about our dinning experience. I am excited to take my family back!
Three of the six of us ordered Chicken marsala. In the past it's been good and not so good. This time it was way over cooked and dry. We can't depend on the food here. Sorry. We love the place and have been coming here since they opened many years ago. The music was great outside.
My wife and I weren't super hungry but needed something in our tummies prior to a concert so we made reservations at Bella Saratoga. We shared the Saltimbocca, a free range chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto & mozzarella, with a mushroom cream sauce, and it was very good. Next time hopefully we'll have bigger appetites, because everything that came out of their kitchen looked and smelled fantastic.
My husband and I have dined at Bella Saratoga numerous times before shows at the Mountain Winery. They always ask if we are attending the show when we are seated to gauge how to best serve our needs. We both had the fish special and it was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.
This was our first time dining at Bella Saratoga. REALLY disappointing
Let's start with the Pros:
- Seated fairly quickly when we arrive
- Got a table outside
Now for the CONS:
- Service was S L O W
- The pour we received for wine was very small about 4oz., considering it was $20/glass I would have thought the pour would be decent at least 8oz.
- Served the incorrect entree - Ribeye instead of the Filet Saratoga that was ordered. That took time to correct, another 20. minutes
- Took 20 minutes just to get bread and cheese spread then another 20 minutes to get more, basically it took 20 minutes or more just to get anything from our server or any of the wait staff.
- Way too much cheese on the Shellfish Salad
-Then we ordered another glass of wine and it came out wrong, (white instead of red) and that took another 20 minutes to correct and in the end we never got what we ordered as they THEN came back and told us it was only sold by the bottle not a glass!
You would have thought we would get comped a dessert or taken something off the bill for all the errors, as a VIP diner all the places I've dined at have done that or offered to comp a meal the next time we visited. We spent more time waiting then enjoying our meal.
I would NOT recommend Bella Saratoga.
Very disappointing experience. While the waiter was very nice but the restaurant was very slow. It took over 1/2 hour to get our drinks. Water was filled once in the long span we were there. It took 1 hour 20 minutes to get our food, inexcusable! The veal was tough the halibut tasteless and dry. Bread is still fresh and delicious. This used to be our go to restaurant and we haven't had good experiences there in the last 5 years. We tried it again but never will again. The bathroom was dirty, and overall the place is worn out. Sad!
Ate here last year before concert at Mountain winery and loved it, not this year. Arrived 5:30 for reservation. Had to wait 10 minutes for table and then were taken upstairs and told they had no other open tables. We were the only patrons upstairs. After 20 minutes they came up and escorted us outside to an open table (note during our 90 minutes of dining 2 four top tables were never seated so not sure why placed upstairs initially) Steak was ordered medium rare and received well done. At $42.00 this was disappointing. Fish was $32.00 and way overcooked. Honestly there was nothing we enjoyed about the food. The only saving grace was our waiter who was fantastic
Girls night out-party of 4. Our dishes were basic Italian. Ordered cheese/appetizer special, bruschetta, basic Lasagna & Egglant parmesan dishes. A terrific valpolicella was recommended. Food was good but average. Greatly appreciated cooking the special order. Our waiter Johnny really added to the fun experience at this restaurant. Our dining area was pretty empty which was nice since I expected a packed restaurant from the reviews. Excellent, cheerful, personable service which made for very good time at the restaurant.
Outside seating is wonderful, and in my opinion, this is the main feature of this restaurant. This is an expensive restaurant, and for the price you pay, the food quality needs major improvements. Overall, the dishes we ordered were good, but not great. Our filet was cooked well done instead of medium rare, but they quickly and graciously replaced the entire entree. Our main waitress was excellent, but they use a tag-team wait staff, which I rarely care for because the person delivering food never seems to know what's going on, and for a "fine" restaurant, I feel the delivery should be much smoother.
The service is pretty slow I had to ask for my Mamosa twice and my sister had asked for her espresso drink twice; The other main issue is that my mom uses a wheelchair and the only bathroom is available was up 20 stairs. The hostess to recommend that I go next-door to the massage place and I go next-door and I asked the lady if we could use the restroom and she says she has clients. I storm out of there with my mom in the wheelchair and head down the road to a bar which is closed. I end up taking her back to her long-term care facility at White Blossom and give her a full shower as by this point everything is a disaster
Started off well. Musician walking around adding to the ambience. They took us on early; friendly wait staff; Service was not great, especially since the restaurant is on the higher price side; We were left for a looonnnng time between courses. Bread was delivered with our appetizer - timing was a bit off - meal was OK - we had salmon and seafood pasta. After asking the water runner to ask for the bill since we waited so long, we decided to find another restaurant for dessert.
Lovely venue tho - decor great and warm ambience- this could be a gem but we were disappointed this time.
We have been coming here for years, the food and service has always been exceptional and the staff is very friendly. For some reason, the service this time was very slow. It did not bother us too much because we weren't in a rush, but the slowness was very noticeable. However, there was a young man with a British accent who just started work there who was very attentive and courteous.
Sudden hot spell so this was the perfect setting for an outdoor dinner. Started with polenta with mushrooms which was delicious. Chicken piccata was a generous portion and good, although didn't meet my expectations based on the polenta. My partner enjoyed his spicy pasta. Service was attentive but kitchen was slow. Nice not to be rushed, but it became a long evening in a not too busy restaurant. It's a bit more expensive than I recalled.
We had a lovely Sunday brunch. Met some friends and all four enjoyed the experience. Service ataff was a tad overwhelmed with a large private event but it was good service. Food was interesting and well prepared. Not too crazy expensive for Saratoga and the outdoor seating made it worth the trek from San Francisco. Would go again for sure.
Our party of four went here on the spur of the moment, on Easter Sunday. We were warmly greeted, and seated upstairs in this Victorian home. A reasonably priced wine list, with many Italian wines. Although not on the menu, the chef kindly agreed to make Veal Parmigiana for two of us- and it was very well done. Pasta was fresh and well cooked. My wife enjoyed the pasta with seafood, and the overall experience was quite nice.
Very average meal. In fact, my friend asked for no olives but the waiter brought her salad with olives and put pepper on the salad. She said she asked for no olives and they took the salad away. They brought the salad back and it wasn't a new salad! You could still see the pepper on the cheese. Now, my friend doesn't like the taste of olives so just taking the olives off doesn't get rid of the taste. That was very disappointing.
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