Bella Saratoga

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$30 and under
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Italian
During these troubling times we will be open for pick up! You can order and pay through our website, or get delivery through DOORDASH and GRUBHUB! 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 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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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. The food and service was excellent.

k
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food
excellent service
highly recommend the salmon ravioli

RR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday lunch with friends. Very nice day and sat outside. The food was spot on and the waiter was very attentive.

BB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very romantic

PM
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Restaurant empty so not much atmosphere. We were a party of 7. Food was average and came to the table warm not hot
Good for large groups and eating outdoors

SP
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have eaten there before and it has always been very good food and the service is great.

m
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A long time favorite neighborhood restaurant, consistently good food and excellent service, charming ambience in the Victorian home setting with comfortable outdoor seating as well. Had lunch there on 2 consecutive Saturdays. the gorgonzola and apple salad with an addition of grilled salmon was so delicious (even though the apple was omitted) I ordered the same salad the second time. When I placed the order I mentioned the missing apple and it came with extra apple slices. Incidentally my daughter and her husband chose Bella Saratoga for their wedding rehearsal dinner 33 years ago ( it was called Bella Mia at that time but little has changed but the name). One caveat, be aware the restroom is at the top of a steep staircase, it is an old Victorian home .

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating wasn’t too cold in mid feb with the heaters. Great date night for a relatively cheap price.

J
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible! Worst restaurant ever. Wait time was outrageous. The hostess/waitresses have bad attitudes and customer service. Management should of comp the meal. Food was nasty, didn’t even get all of our food. Called and all they would do is offer a comp meal which I rather get a refund. $100 for two salads two drinks and a nasty steak. Please do not eat here, unless you want to be taken advantage of and disrespected.

s
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Restaurant had overbooked for Valentine's day. We were seated 30+ minutes after our reservation time. Wait staff never cleared any of our dishes before we left. Received our water, but never a refill. No one ever available to refill our wine. Food was very good, but I would never go back on any holiday.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service.

N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We made reservations on open table several weeks ago. When we showed up on valentines night (we have small kids so date nights are few), we stood in a long line to check in and they told us they couldn't find our reservation. I showed the one hostess the open table app and she told us to wait over in another area. She said they would do the seating based on when people checked in. There was a huge crowd of people and the other hostess was just randomly seating people. Eventually they found a table for us upstairs. It was ridiculous the number of tables they squeezed in. I am not big and could barely squeeze past the tables. Then we had to wait for a good 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Worst martini in my life when it finally arrived- totally disgusting. service wasn't great - the people who sat down 30 minutes after us received their entrees the same time as us. No one ever asked if we wanted to order more drinks, and the water glasses sat empty. The worst was the entrees. My gnocchi was just gross with a thick pesto sauce that clearly came out of a can. My husband compared his $40 boneless beef ribs to his work cafeteria food. We skipped dessert, something we never due on a rare date night, as we figured the results would be just as bad. One and done for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Valentine day, should have known better.
Service was terrible. Main dish came shortly after salad which we had just started, server just went ahead and tried to clear the salad plate, told him we were not finished, so he put the entrees down on our very small table. Floor was dirty with lots of trash which no one made an effort to clean up.
Veal piccata was not tender. Seafood linguini was good.

j
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s dinner. Very busy night. Great food. Service was a little slow.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our Valentine dinner was not up to this restaurant's normal high standard due to understaffing and overbooking (Open Table issues?) for Valentine's Day. That said, this is still one of our favorite restaurants. We will never again venture beyond my back yard Bar-B-Que on St. Valentine's Day.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went here for Valentines Day and lived the atmosphere but the food was a bit bland. My husband had the lobster ravioli and it was chewy. I had the the short rib and although tender it too was dry and not enough sauce. My salad never came but the shrimp appetizer was on point.

b
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Nice ambiance, Delicious food.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had a very enjoyable lunch! The food was super yummy! Our only issue was the service. Our main server was a little rude and not very attentive. We were not in a rush, but it took forever to order our drinks and when we were ready to go it took a while to get the check.

JS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the ciopinno and while the broth was good there is so little seafood in the broth that it felt like an appetizer. A few shrimp was basically all there was in a large bowl of broth. Why they would think this to be considered a dinner entree is hard to imagine. I don’t recommend going to this restaurant if you are hungry.

V
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and appearance. The service was good the ambiance was a little off due to low number of customers in the middle of the week

CJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As usual a good experience. It has become our fall back place.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter.

JT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere and good prices. Traditional Italian dishes

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really know how to accommodate their customers. The old Victorian vibe is comfortable and unique. The food was superb!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Love this spot!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was terrible. Took forever to take our order. Water wasn’t even refilled and waiter never asked how we were doing after the food was brought out.

BD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance. Good for a business dinner since the restaurant is relatively quiet. Food was good, but not amazing.

SB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six people eating at 9pm. We were seated upstairs and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. I had not been here in roughly ten years, but it tasted the way I remember.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

New Years Eve

T
San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish entrees were perfectly cooked. Highly recommend the Corvina special! Our server, Rigo, was very professional s and helpful! Old Victorian building exudes charm. Definitely worth a visit!

j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Christmas dinner with the in-laws. The food was delicious! The ambiance was perfect for the occasion, we sat upstairs. It’s so nice to have a family dinner in a quiet restaurant, which is very rare around here.

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was amazed that on Christmas Eve (which is a crazy busy night to go out), everything was absolutely excellent!

A
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. Attentive service. We arrived 40 minutes early and they sat us at our table immediately.

BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The lunch was not good...how does one ruin a chicken/avocado sandwich! Anyway...sorry but it was not the best. I had brunch this past summer and it was delicious...the lunch was not.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent an early Christmas dinner with my girlfriend here because I was going to be away for the holidays for work. We arrived a little early for a cocktail and was greeted by the bartender and server, Brendan. He made me the best old fashioned I had ever had. He was also our server and provided amazing service. We had great conversations throughout the night and made us feel really special. When wrapping up our dinner, he gave us a bottle of wine on the house to enjoy at home. I can’t explain how much we appreciated the gesture. We will absolutely come back and request him every time. Amazing experience!

L
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed a nice, leisurely lunch with friends. We could converse and hear what each had to share. The staff was pleasant.

B
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent dinner for which we arrive rather early but were readily accommodated. Staff and service were great. My meal included an excellent veal piccata and very good veggies. Desserts were also very good with a special touch with a birthday special we hadn't specifically ordered. They took back a wine I very much wanted to order because it had "turned". No questions asked. All in all Bela provided a wonderful birthday dinner.

OA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and it’s a cute place to have dinner with family or a date. Food was delicious.

AD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The restaurant was cold. To the point, that the food was getting cold.

CJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We like this restaurant. The service has always been excellent,