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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!

Private Party Facilities:
*Bella Costa Ristorante is FULLY RENOVATED!* Bella Costa offers a warm, casual, and elegant dining experience. With a private function room, we would love to host your private events-from meetings, birthday parties, engagement parties, wedding receptions and more! We do not charge any room fees!

Private Party Contact:
Paul or Bob: (508) 626-1728

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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Bella Costa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
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Authentic (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Live Music (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

All 4 people in our party raved about the quality of the food. From the calamari and stuffed mushrooms to all main meals, all was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent Meal !

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server, Mark, was spectacular. We had gone to Bella Costa for a special occasion and he made everyone (11 of us) feel at home and welcomed. He even remembered us from another time we were there for a different celebration. The food was fabulous and the portions generous. I hated to leave when it was time. That's how special we felt!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a delicious meal with fresh homemade pastas. Thank you Bella's for the consistency and the always friendly and delightful service.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The experience started off confusing with a jam-packed parking lot used for the KFC next door and a dive lottery place. But then I saw there was free Valet parking... The valet was very friendly and accommodating, which picked up my mood and concern.

At the door, we were greeted warmly, but seated near the bar, despite having a reservation (no "reserved" sign on the table as we noticed on other tables. This turned out to be one of the low-points of the night - see below.

The bar is reasonably well stocked (would have liked a few more high-end options, but they were also very friendly.

I would up sitting with my back to the bar. The person behind me sitting at the bar, despite his short stature, had his legs straight out pressed against the bar, pushing his chair back so everyone (mostly servers) who walked between us wound up hitting me in the back or head. Even the owner didn't say anything to him, despite speaking with him for quite a while - no doubt a regular.

From observing the traffic flow, I think one less table wouldn't impact their business and create more space between sitting customers so they could have perhaps a little more privacy and peace.

There was also a piano and drums - too loud, and lots of off notes. As a musician, I found it more intrusive than enjoyable.

The appetizer (Calamari with spicy peppers) was overcooked. I grant that it's hard to cook Calamari correctly, but either the oil hasn't been changed in a while, was way too hot, or it was just left in far too long. The peppers were tase, but the Calamari tasted like fried rubber bands.

The homemade pasta was al dente and excellent, but ruined by the acidic red sauce. The veal was pounded into submission, overcooked, and dry. The eggplant was better than average.

Pricing was OK, but I expected better food for the ambiance and price.

I overtipped, and while not looking for special recognition, would have appreciated at least a "thank-you". Thankfully, I got that from the Valet.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I went for dinner. We both enjoyed our food. We had appetizers, wine and dessert with our meal and felt the price was very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Very clean. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great calamari. Broiled seafood moist ,tasty and plentiful

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

They have live piano music every night except Monday and Tuesday. Charming place.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Mixed review... Very crowded but w/a reservation only had to wait a few minutes for them to set up our table for 4. Layout was horrible, there was no place to stand out of the way of the servers /bussers that had to walk the length of the restaurant to the kitchen! Service was meh, food was excellent and price reasonable for portion size. Drinks a bit pricey. Enjoyed my leftovers the next day too!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We have been dining at Bella Costa for many years. We have never been disappointed. The food is high quality, inspired and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

For our personal tastes we prefer a booth in the area of the bar. It makes a big difference as there is not a feeling of being in a crowded area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful food great romantic setting

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Bella Costa is very much a true, true Italian restaurant! The menu was innovative, very well prepared, and the service was actually able to intelligently advise us on the nuances of the pasta and the different plates we were considering.

Very much recommend it as an authentic neighborhood, Italian restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food always fresh, well prepared and service excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is becoming one of our favorite restaurants. I make reservations and they always accommodating. Very crowded, but room for everyone. Waitress was great.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Bella Costa is a staple for our family. The staff is very friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food arrived lukewarm, flavor were weak and for the prices, very disappointing value. Many better choices nearby.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Another great evening. Seated immediately. Served bread and oil to start. Ordered from small plate menu, but plates quite large. Broiled seafood platter wonderful , chicken parm great as was the homemade pasta. Service was great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was delicious but service was slow and below average. Some things ordered never came to the table (my daughters salad was ordered but never came) ... some things came incomplete and needed to be asked for (forgot lobster on lobster risotto??) timing of first course was way off.... (my salad was served and completely eaten before soup and appetizer got to the table even though requested as one course) probably won't be back. Overall disappointed which is too bad since the food was great!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We went here for Sunday brunch. I had 6 people in my reservation. The host was very nice. The waiter seemed overwhelmed and not very organized. The food was decent. My biggest personal issues were:
1. They did not have any black tea (English Breakfast or Earl Grey). I am a tea drinker not a coffee drinker. Also their iced tea was horrible.
2. They were playing pandora with commercials. It would be great to pay for the service without commercials.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Loved my seafood dish. Even though it was a small plate I still took half home to enjoy the next day.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Mark was a great waiter and meal was great. We will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The restaurant has a warm atmosphere, a noise level that allows quiet conversation and yummy traditional Italian favorites. Unfortunately the service was very slow and the server was not very attentive. We will go back for the food and hopefully better service.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our waiter, Mark, was so kind and paid special attention to my mother and father in law who we were celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary. Food was fantastic and affordable.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Sat next to the kitchen which ended up being really noisy and busy. Food didn't seem like real Italian, homemade at all. Caesar salad had way too much dressing. Our server was good otherwise.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Consistently delicious, homemade pasta!! Bella Costa is our go to Italian restaurant for homemade recipes served by a friendly staff while we listen to live piano music. What can be better!!??

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful experience at Bella Costa as always! We also loved the music tonight!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great! We always enjoy eating at Bella Costa!

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