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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.
Framingham, MA 01701
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings!
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
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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