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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for a Date (16)
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Special Occasion (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (12)
Romantic (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was outstanding & the service was great. Going back more often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening, we had earlyish reservations (5:30) because we were going to Mtn Winery after for a concert. Great wait staff, sensitive to our time constraints. Salmon ravioli dish is outstanding!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We dine out every week and Bella is one of our favorites. It is more intimate and the service
good and friendly. We have eaten there many times and we be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food here is always amazing. Price is what you would expect from Saratoga but the Quality is there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had a very mellow dinner. The waiter was superb. I had the rib eye special which was delicious. The steak was cooked exactly how I asked for. My husband had the bass and he was very pleased. A very nice evening....

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Outstanding appetizers, entre's and desert. And the staff was excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A favorite, never disappoints
Excellent service from Nicole

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The staff was friendly, the service was good, the salmon ravioli was great and the child on the patio was entertaining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Delicious lunch of caesar salad and fried calamari for my wife and petrel sole for me. Outstanding drinks - Saratoga mule and Prosecco. Loved the outdoor seating. Great place for outdoor dining. Will definitely return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We come here about 4 times a year for the food, the ambiance and the service. It had never been a disappointment.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Live Music, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We ate her for Mother's Day on the porch. Cool guitar player, great service, good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great Mother's Day choice: reservation was on time. Menu had lots of choices and prices were not increased

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Ask for Ruben, he is the best at table service. The food is delicious and love the chicken and walnut salad which has a super light vinegarette dressing.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Good food and friendly service. Convenient place to go before local concerts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The food was very good. My portion was small for the price (Halibut)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

As usual Rueben took great care of my guest and I. The food was good and sitting out on a nice day was enjoyable.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Waiters were very friendly & professional, but were shorthanded which made for slow service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Really good Lunch. Excellent service and super tasty food and Sangria.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday Brunch.....very busy, and rain/wind......they had to struggle to keep people
dry, those eating outside......and everyone did a great job. Not easy. Great meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We love Bella Saratoga! Enjoyed Easter Brunch here again, as we have for several years. The food is delicious, the service is always exceptional, and the value is an added bonus.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My family and I went for Easter Sunday. Everything was wonderful as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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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