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  3. Distance: 0.45mi
  4. Distance: 0.86mi

About BonCaldo

We at BonCaldo feel our menu is truly unique among Italian Restaurants. This is because we are dedicated to featuring authentic offerings from all the regions of Italy. The rich aroma and flavors of authentic open wood fired grilling, fresh made pasta, and homemade desserts will make you feel as if you've not just dined out for the evening, but embarked on a voyage to Italy.

1381 Boston Providence Hwy.
Norwood, MA 02067
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 255-5800

Website:
http://www.boncaldo.com/

Catering:
BonCaldo Catering offers our guest the opportunity to have the same hand created Italian specialties from our main menu, at the location of your choice. Our Catering Menu offers many selections which are available for both delivery & pick-up. If you are planning any affair from 2 to 300 guests, BonCaldo can accommodate your every need including set-up, servers, bartenders, rentals and more. Please call for more information.

Parking Details:
up to 150 cars

Executive Chef:
Adam Laliberte

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
BonCaldo offers monthly Chef created & Chef presented Regional Wine Dinners with wine selection from their multiple award winning wine list. Reservation are required for all wine dinners.

BonCaldo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Romantic (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Cozy (13)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We had high hopes for a nice Valentine Dinner at Bon Caldo and were a bit disappointed. This began with a harried hostess staff who had difficulty seating folks and seated us (with 7:30 reservation) after folks who arrive after us with 7:45 reservations. We asked about this and were told that tables were assigned by numbers and they could not switch them. So we had to wait for our "reserved table to be cleared while others were available.

Once seated we had to ask the waitress to level our table because it wobbled (a lot). She was good natured about it - and in fact was the best part of the meal.

We ordered scallops wrapped in prosciutto - the scallops were overdone and rubbery and the prosciutto was stiff. The over-cooked theme continued where my date had swordfish that was dry and my medium filet was served medium well when I requested medium.

Not sure we'll try Bon Caldo again considering we have had better experiences at Sophia's a bit further down route 1 in Dedham and the places are similar in ambiance and menu

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was Valentine Day and we went there again for dinner. Always a great time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

great waiter, we wanted to talk and eat slow and he was all in

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I made a reservation and then edited it to have a birthday dessert arrive at the table when we were finished with dinner. Obviously that request was ignored. Our waiter was pleasant , although was a novice. The food was fair, not outstanding. I would not go back to this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I were looking for a spot to have dinner as we were on the road all day car shopping. We decided on this place after browsing Open Table. We were very impressed. The place was/is awesome!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is our second time dining in (we normally get take out) and we enjoyed our experience here! We usually get the chicken parm with gnocchi which is always delicious! The eggplant appetizer is always good. Calamari was cooked well also! The only reason I can’t give this 5 stars is one of the pasta dishes my mother-in-law ordered was missing the pasta! Other than that, great place for take out or to grab a bite for everyday dining or celebrate a special occasion.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We were there two times already and it was amazing. I don't change my opinion on the restaurant. It's very nice.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

I like the atmosphere, service and music. Food is good. Always have a good relaxed time here.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a good meal

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was somewhat mediocre. had veal scallopini and it was very tough. Others had fish dish and it was nothing special. wait staff pleasant and atmosphere nice but not sure I would go back soon

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was a disappointing visit after always being excellent in the past. Service was spotty; almost every request was missed until a second request (lemons, water, bread, olive oil, etc). Effort was made to rectify but . . . Food was mixed on this visit, especially the pasta. Gnocchi was mushy and spaghetti was dry.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous! And remarkably reasonable! Leftovers were just as good also.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time at this cozy place. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Menu different and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food with good service. The menu had something for everyone. I would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food, as always, was very good. We always enjoy the meals we get. The service was less attentive than we hoped. We had to wait 20 min (unfortunately not an exaggeration) for our server to come back into the room before we could order a second round of drinks. The couple next to us had to wait the same for them to get their bill, which was even worse.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food! Great value! Great atmosphere not noisy!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner here New Year’s Eve with old friends. Good food, nice ambiance, great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was okay - not as good as prior visits. Not sure if they changed chefs? Service was not up to par. Dropped our caesar salads off and never asked if we'd like fresh ground pepper. We had no pepper shaker on our table, so I had to go to another table in the dinning room and borrow it from there. We were a bit disappointed with the whole experience. Hopefully, it was just an off night for the restaurant, but it was New Year's Eve which made it that much more disappointing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was the first time I took a party of 10 people for a New Year's Eve dinner to the restaurant .
The food was delicious and our table was right in front of the fireplace (very cozy). We were not rushed thru our meal. It was a very enjoyable evening! Look forward to many more visits to the restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years as it was too cold to go into Boston. Had a great meal the waiter was excellent😄🍷

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Early dinner, very nice atmosphere, our waitress Ashley was fabulous, food was prepared and presented very well, delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice to have a waiter that does not screw up our order. BTW where was John? I thought he was a permanent fixture of the place!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Bon Caldo is consistently good. Good food, good service, reasonable price. A good neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great for a big group and you can hear yourselves. The food was delicious and reasonably priced

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our meal was excellent and the service outstanding. Drinks were delicious as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Menu has a good variety to choose from. Food was outstanding. Best time we've had out to dinner with friends in awhile. Service was excellent!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. Portions are large—we always get another dinner out of it. Great place to relax and carry on a conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I was only slightly disappointed that no one at the restaurant inquired about the "birthday " I mentioned when I made the reservation. I wasn't looking for a 'freebie', just an acknowledgement.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Gave this 3-star. I expected a lot more. It was an average experience. Nothing really negative other than the hostess sat us with no menus - had to ask for them after 5-10 minutes, and the ownership of our table changed multiple times while we were there. Almost appeared like no one wanted to serve us. The food was good, and the dinner prices were reasonable. We were there for my son's birthday (noted in the OpenTable reservation and also mentioned to the final waiter), expected "singing" but nothing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Hi, I rarely submit a negative review but I was very disappointed with the pasta with broccoli entry. It is difficult fathom why the serving was limited to three small broccoli florets and four dabs of chicken.

I ordered the pasta-broccoli entry for the benefits of complex carbohydrates and the protein in the chicken. Neither was impressive.

On the other hand, my significant other enjoyed the salmon entry.

The ambience is outstanding, the service was top notch but the pasta-broccoli entry was very disappointing. How much more cost would be added to the entry if it included reasonable portions of broccoli?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Details were missing with the meal, olive oil with the bread, pepper mill for the salad. Ordered steak medium well and was served well done and dry. Meal and service were average. Will not be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went there for a special date night and we truly enjoyed our meal, our waitress was awesome and we had great laughs because my boyfriend asked me to marry him right outside on the beautiful steps that reminded me of being at a restaurant in Italia! Loved the place and we will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

All four of us enjoyed our dinner. The service was exellent.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very nice place, food was delicious and the service was spot on
We had a great time and we would definitely come back .
Great place to have dinner and quiet conversation

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A very nice ambiance and excellent food. The menu is not as ambitious as some venues, except for the desert menu, which is outstanding. I would go back to try other dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved it! We hadn’t been for a couple of years and don’t know why! It was delicious

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food and drinks were very good. Our waitress, Ashley, was knowledgeable and friendly. When they had run out of the wine that we ordered, she was most apologetic and substituted another good selection at the same price. We enjoyed our meal and will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was excellent and the wait staff was wonderful. We had the calamari as an appetizer. It was outstanding. We both chose specials for our entrees. One was bass and the other chicken. We were both very pleased with our choices. I thought their pricing compared to other restaurants was more than reasonable!

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I did not have a single bad thing to say. Appetizers were great. Meal was fantastic! Everything was simply delicious. Would definitely go back and recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Bon Caldo is not quite as good as I remember it from a few years ago, but it provided a good meal at a reasonable price. The wine selection is interesting with a selection of Italian wines as well as standard bottles. Veal was good and tender, but salmon was overcooked. Individual salad selection was interesting. Desserts were a bit heavy on whipped cream. Service was fine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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