BonCaldo

4.3
1334 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(781) 255-5800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Laliberte
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
up to 150 cars
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1334 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

food was good, wait service was good and price was not bad, will go there again.

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Weirdest gnocchi I've ever had. It was 100% just clumps of ricotta cheese in red sauce. Little to no vegetarian options and the waiter was not helpful finding a dish. It is an Italian place so it should be easy to make a vegetarian pasta dish.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Nice quiet place. Everyone was able to see and hear each other. Food was very good.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Uneducated wait staff & poor service.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

This was a Mother/Daughter dinner date and we had the greatest meal. Wednesdays are quiet but from all my previous experiences dining there with my husband I can only rave about the food, staff and atmosphere.. And it is very close to our home town. We had this daughters bridal shower there and have scheduled a baby shower for our daughter in law late summer. Wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

My wife and I were looking for Italian while in Sharon and Bon Caldo came up highly rated in a Google search, with moderate prices. The food was great. We were not disappointed.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very good wine list - both broad and deep although the wine brought to the table was much younger than indicated in the list and the waitress' response was "take it or leave it." Food was disappointing. Swordfish was dry and tasteless. Vegetables were uninteresting. Burrata salad was floating in balsamic.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I have had the same experience twice at Bon Caldo (actually with the same server). We used to frequent Bon Caldo, but have found that it has gone down in quality. I ordered Chichen Marsala and when the waitress asked how it was, I said "salty, but I guess its ok". She didn't ask anything more and when I brought it up at the end she said it was my fault because I said it was ok. Not ok to ask if there's anything she could do. Sorry< Joe but two times is unacceptable.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We come every weekend, North end Italian but in Norwood. Go, you won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food & great service. Overall just a great experience!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My dish was cold when served. I requested a reheat and it came back cold again. Everyone agreed the entrees were mediocre at best.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Just Meh.... We started off with salads which were pretty good. I had noticed that only one fork was set at the table, which I used for my salad. I left my dirty fork and knife in my salad plate so that it could be taken away and I could be given clean silverware for my main course. It was taken away but I had to ask for clean silverware before our next course arrived.
We were a table of 2 and the busboy put the incorrect dishes down in front of us. It just really bothers me that waitstaff/busboys aren't properly trained to bring the correct entree to the correct customer. I ordered the veal picatta which was breaded (that was interesting as a classic picatta is not breaded). Very little sauce came with it and certainly not the typical tangy lemon/white wine sauce that you expect from a good picatta. I was not impressed and do not plan to return. I would not call this authentic Italian.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Good food and service

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

we arrived a few minutes early but was seated promptly - hostess and services all extremely polite - buffet was a little confusing as to directions to go - food was plenty and hot -

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went with our family for Mother’s Day brunch. The food was just okay. A lot of the hot food was dry. The roast beef was good. It was expensive. They added a 20% tip to the bill which is too much for a buffet with little table service.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was excellent but the food was average. The calamari appetizer was excellent but the veal oscar was dry and the sauce was disappointing. The potatoe side with the steak was also not good . Nice experience overall but food was not as good as previous vists

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day celebration

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Like many other reviews, I found this restaurant mediocre at best. The food was mediocre, the service was mediocre although the server was very nice. The food I found, was quite bland – so did the friends that I was dining with. There are many better restaurants out there than this one.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our attempt to get a head start on our Mothers' Day dinner by going there the Saturday evening before. The taste of our meals was really very good. But we were disappointed that our scallops were pretty cool as compared to our hot risotto. We are giving Bon Caldo a pass because of the date of our visit. Previous to this, we always really enjoyed our food, drinks & dessert. We will still recommend it to friends!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Exceptional menu choices from appetizers to desserts. Friendly and attentive service. Quick clearing of empty plates, and replenishing of silverware . Timing for presenting various courses was perfect. Food temperatures were ideal......Hot dishes were nice and hot and cold choices were cold.
Handicapped parking and ramped entrance were clearly visible and seating was respectful for wheelchair dependent customer. Open Door reservation worked seamlessly.
We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good food, average value, great service

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This is really one of our favorite restaurants. The food is very consistently good, I can't remember having anything I didn't like. It is our go to special occasion place, and we dined there for a celebration. I ordered the papardelle, which is outstanding. My only suggestion is that I would like to see a little more variety between visits - they usually have one entree special and have kept the same menu for a long time. Good food good service each time.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I was surprised at how reasonably priced the menu was. I brought my 5 teenage children for a birthday and everyone of us enjoyed our meal, atmosphere and service. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We love BonCaldo. The food is great & the staff members are wonderful. We eat there all the time!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I ordered the potato crusted haddock and since I love fish I thought this would be great for me but it had a weird after taste. The waiter reported back to me that the chef told him the fish was fine but that it did have a sweet ginger sauce on it. I guess that just wasn’t for me I did not like it at all. They did offer to give me something else and wife had veal Oscar which she liked. My dad did not like the braised beef. I don’t know why. All in all I would say be careful on food selection.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was great; attentive. I had the Brasato which was braised short ribs with polenta. Overall it was good but the short ribs were a bit overdone. Everyone at my table liked the food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was perfect. Food was great. We loved the mozzarella appetizer. And our main entrees were delicious. Wine was also great and affordable.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great meal

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service with friendly servers. Awesome deserts! Entrees were mostly delicious. My boneless ribs were a little over cooked, but my experience was so good otherwise that I will be back.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

That was the most disappointing brunch experience my daughter and I have ever had. Extremely overcrowded, food was poorly prepared and by the time we returned to the table cold and congealed. The server at one point literally through my cutlery on the table along with some sloppy food in order to grab my plate and walked away. Outrageously expensive for the worst dining experience we have ever had.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch - food was cold and bland. Would not visit again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As always, the food, the service, the atmosphere were all wonderful.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The menu listed a glass of wine as 6.50 and we were charged 7.50, asked for a glass of house white and paid for LaCrema. Just a little bit of a scam! It was a bit busy but to notice that if you're drinking, you're waited on is not the best feeling in the world for a customer who is also paying for a night out.
We won't be going back.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great little find for dinner. Food was good with all of the usual Italian specialties available. Great taste. Served hot. Friendly staff.

Only draw back was that dinner arrived about 3 minutes after the appetizer hit the table. Bad timing on the waitress or the kitchen? Be sure you tell them not to rush or pace the courses for full enjoyment.

We would return and give it a second shot.!

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Took 20 minutes for our server to come (after we asked another server who was serving us). Server apologized but still didn’t pay much attention at all... checked in to ask how we were doing and went to walk away when I had to ask if we could put our orders in. I ordered a meal with GF pasta and it came with regular pasta... good thing I knew the difference otherwise it could have ended poorly for me. Someone else delivered it and I had to wait another 5-10 minutes before I even saw our server again to alert him of the mistake, to which he said it was GF until I reminded him the GF version was Penne and this clearly was not and then he agreed and offered to have it made it again... by that time I needed to get it to go as our infant daughter was reaching her limit. Had to then ask to have the meal comped instead of that being offered which I think should have happened proactively given the mistake being a pasta that could have caused me illness.

We’ve had other good experiences here but this one was pretty awful... unfortunately bad enough that we will reconsider coming again because it was not worth the trip/money to end up eating luke warm pasta at home later and not good enough the other times to roll the dice.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We really enjoy coming here and the food is fabulous. The appetizers are interesting and tasty. The entrees are consistently good. We always save room for desserts. The cocktails and wines are very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love this place. Great food 💗

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

First time dining at this restaurant. After reading the menu and others reviews, I was excited about this place. The service and food was fantastic. I would highly recommend others to dine here.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We had a Cesar Salad and the dressing was creamy and well-balanced. Note that side salads are big enough to share between two. The Fried Mozzarella tastes like little crunchy puffs of air - so delicious. Braised short ribs pappardelle was delicious, with tender ribs and clearly homemade pasta. The fact that it was a bit heavy handed on the truffle oil and the pasta was a little stuck to itself didn't detract from it's yumminess. Veal Marsala was tender and delicious, though a bit disappointing in the lack of amber in the sauce - left to wonder a bit whether it was marsala after all. Cocktails were well mixed and tasty! Our chocolate mousse for dessert was a bit of chocolate mouse around a very large ball of whipped cream (we surmise not mixed properly). Our waiter was fine - not particularly attentive or friendly, which was odd given that there were only three tables filled on the night before an expected nor'easter.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very busy, but we were seated right at the time of our reservation. The service was great and the food was amazing as usual. Great great job!

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