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About Bella Costa

********** Bella Costa Ristorante is FULLY RENOVATED! **********
Bella costa Ristorante has been a family operated business since 1986, warm personal service creates a comfortable, home-like atmosphere. The owner/chef and his staff serve you great food prepared with only the finest ingredients, top quality meats and seafood that is delivered fresh daily. We offer to cater any event at the location of your choice or in the perfect setting, our function room. whether you have a wedding reception, business party, baby shower, you can create your own menu from our generous menu offerings and we will attend to your every need we will make sure to make your celebration the one to remember. As a result of our quality food great prices and unsurpassed hospitality, we have received great reviews from local newspapers and the boston globe. Bella Costa has been voted "Best of the Best" for Framingham Best Italian Restaurant and #1 Dinning Excellence for 6 years running.

147 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA 01701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:00am – 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am – 2:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 626-1728

Website:
http://www.bellacosta.net/

Entertainment:
Live Piano every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings!

Catering:
Catering Available - Speak to Paul or Bob at 508-626-1728 for more information!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Catering and Private Dining options available - Speak to Paul or Bob at 508-626-1728 for more information!

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Private Dining

Bella Costa offers a warm, casual and elegant dining experience. We would love to host your private events - from meetings, birthday parties, engagement parties, wedding receptions and more in our private function room.

Bella Costa Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Groups (23)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Authentic (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Live Music (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

2nd time here and the food and service were great. Recommend making reservations as it's a popular place for to eat.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We went here for dinner with a couple of friends. The food was all very good and came out at a good pace. The bar was a little slow, but it was a Friday night so the bartender must have been busy. We all got different food (pasta, steak, chicken) and all enjoyed our meals. I had a veal dish with handmade pasta which I really enjoyed. They sold us with the dessert tray, we couldn't say no.

It was very warm in the dining room but that was probably because it was unseasonably warm outside and it is difficult to control the temperature with the random New England weather. The parking lot is kind of a nightmare. Thats the only thing that truly annoyed me and my friends.

We will be back to try other menu items because we had a hard time choosing and they have a good variety.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food, good value, attentive service. Very nice evening.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We've been to Bella Costa a few times and it never disappoints. The service is always excellent and the food delicious. The small plates offer a great value (with fewer leftovers), though the full entrees are reasonable too. Two of us ordered steak salad with medium rare steak and it was done to perfection. Our waitress steered us to a delicious (and - again - reasonably priced) house wine. She was attentive without hovering. The restaurant was busy but still quiet enough to have a wonderful conversation with our friends.
Also - we very much appreciated being seated right away when two of the four of us arrived 15 minutes before our reservation.
Finally, I have a soft spot for Bella Costa: on my first visit, my wallet fell out of my purse and I didn't notice till the next morning. I called Bella Costa in a panic, although it was long before their opening time. A kind person answered and reassured me that the wallet was there and I could pick it up on my way to work. They refused the tip I was more than willing to give them.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Bella Costa is a nice local Italian restaurant that we try to visit from time to time. Food is consistently good and the staff is friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is a terrific restaurant tucked into a little mall near Shopper's World. Food, service and ambiance were quite above expectations. A friend spoke highly of it some time ago - I am so glad to have finally tried it. I will be back.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We visited Bella Costa for the first time on Christmas Eve to celebrate our daughters 16th birthday. What a wonderful surprise! Great food and atmosphere and wonderful service! We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends. Food and wine were delicious. Chicken Parmigiana, pastas and cioppino dishes were excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were surprised at how good this place was. It’s tucked away in a strip mall in Framingham but the food was very good classic Italian. The service was good and it’s a cozy place. Basic good old Italian fare. The special house chicken dish was very good and portions were perfect.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Bellas Costa is a restaurant that I have been going to for years. We do not live in the area but use it as an eating place to meet old friends and family. The foods is always good, great local atmosphere. Staff and owner are friendly and accommodating

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Piano playing softly in the background makes a quiet and intimate dinner. The food was delicious with great service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Annoying server interrupted our conversation several times for a drink order. She was incapable of observing that we were in the middle of a discussion and didn't wish to be asked if we would like drinks three times in six minutes.

The calamari was far too salty, a couple of bites and we couldn't tolerate any more. The homemade pasta was quite good, but it and the veal that it was served with were drenched in a tomato sauce that tasted like it was poured straight from a six gallon drum of industrial food service sauce. It was terribly acidic and bad tasting. It makes no sense to go to the trouble of making homemade pasta only to serve it with something so inferior. My son (who devours everything) pulled the leftovers from my refrigerator, took a couple of bites and declared it the worst sauce he's ever had. (I feel it's my duty here to disclose that I am Italian.)

There were several wines available by the glass, which is nice. The room was pleasant and warm, with live piano music.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Met some friends for dinner. Loved the seared scallops on yellow beets. Veal saltimbooca was delicious, although I could not finish I enjoyed it the next day for lunch. Very relaxed atmosphere. We did not feel rushed at all. Staff was very attentive and personable. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was timely,engaging, and just enough attention. The atmosphere was welcoming. We definitely recommend!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

A great local restaurant in Framingham, short drive from Shoppers World. Good Bar, quiet room, home made pastas and hearty portions, good value Worth the stop.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The piccata was not good. The sauce was really thick and goopy vs creamy or wine based with lemon. The sauce was in the consistency of pudding. They should really look at how this is prepared. The Oreo dessert was yummy. The kid's pasta was very little/skimpy for the price. Noodle are cheap and so were the portions.

They sat us right next to the door and it was freezing for our entire meal. There were plenty of other seats that were open.

Service was ine.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Once again we had a great meal at Bella's. The Chef's Chicken Special is delicious with lots of fresh vegetables and garlic. The specials menu offers so many good options if you want to stray from your favorites. Love this place!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food at a great price. You won't leave hungry, even mundane items like Meatball appetizer are fantastic.
The entree's are created by someone that obviously cares about what they are serving. Even the seafood pasta was done to perfection, with multiple shellfish meats, nothing overcooked, nothing undercooked.

The only complaints I have are minor ones. First....the place is popular and crowded, and a bit noisy when the dining room is full. It's not a "quiet dining experience" during dinner hours. Still, there is a live piano player, and the ambiance is great.

My only other complaint, also minor, is that after such a great Italian style meal, I do really enjoy a cappucino...but my last two trips, this has not been available. It would be a nice after dinner drink on a winter evening.

Would I go back? ABsolutely. Going back this week, in fact. There are more things on the menu I am dying to try.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We loved the foot and wait staff at Bella Costa. Ask for a table away from the door if you go.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awful food...see my trip advisor review under diversefi....bad service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always the best food and service!! We love the homemade pasta and house wine choices.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Go Back to basics on the french Fries-Their's was quite bad

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was great, service great. Back room was less inviting than front but still nice. Will be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great find with open table. Meals where out of the world at a very reasonable price.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent value, homemade pasta, all meals delicious, good portions

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, drinks, service and ambiance! We will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food and great service. The veal picata was amazing. The valet service was extremely helpful.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our TJX group loved the food, seating and Jimmy, our waiter. Jimmy was extraordinary and very accommodating. The food was tasty, well presented and nutritious and the small plates for a few of the ladies was perfect. Personally, I have been coming to Bella Costa for many years and it is a great location for many of us who live and work in the local area!! A great find and we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Casual
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Loved our experience and food! The piano player was amazing and they even sang Happy birthday to my mom. We had a great time thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We chose Bella Costa because it was a half way point for two different couples. What a find! It's location in kind of a strip mall was a bit unnerving, but the doors opened to a comfortable, warm and friendly location. The menu was excellent; servings overly generous, but small plates are offered. A nice feature for we older folks with smaller appetites. Our friends were equally pleased. We will return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had hoped this review could be more positive, but I was disappointed. It's too bad because Bella Costa used to be one of our favorites. The restaurant is over crowded, with too many tables shoved in to the front room. It is excessively noisy, the waiter was kind, but overworked, and the food was not good enough to make up for the rest of the negatives. Definitely paid too much for the experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Easily scheduled and welcoming wife and me early in Saturday night. First timer -They sat us in a room away from the piano and told us after dinner we should sit in the room with the piano for a romantic feel. Thanks. Why not do that for us at the empty tables when we first arrived? All very fresh and good and creative too (grilled Caesar). That seating glitch the only negative for a good southern Italian meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food quality has really gone down hill here. I used to visit quite often and have been disappointed the last two visits. The prices are reasonable and the staff is nice but food quality is sub par. I will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our party of four had an enjoyable dinner...great piano player & great food.

Right off RT 9 & and a short distance from the MA Pike.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. The food was outstanding. I had the chefs special of pumpkin ravioli and it was the spot on right decision. The other two people in my group had other dishes and both liked them very, very much. I would easily suggest this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Folks at host stand were great. Service was very slow and a bit inefficient. Server was friendly but kept apologizing for the wait and thanking us for our patience. However, since she realized this you would think she may have offered is a cup of coffee or similar on the house. The menu item that two of us chose was ok but we felt different than the description. It was the Harvest special. This was my third visit and the previous two were definitely more enjoyable.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A neighborhood hangout with excellent food, friendly service and reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Music, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent...excellent...excellent. Brought friends that have never been before and they love it.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is top notch. The food is truly outstanding. We love the piano player on saturdays...really adds to the cozy vibe.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was very good. Service excellent. Would recommend. I will return.

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