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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Casual (27)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Authentic (14)
Fun (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Live Music (11)
Cozy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Late valentines day with my 18 year old son.
Always excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food and the staff were very accommodating. Brenda was absolutely fantastic and delightful. Great food and greast service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

I like restaurants to be punctual ... especially when you've booked your reservation a week or more in advance. We were seated possibly 15 minutes late, which isn't that bad considering we got a place at the bar and had fun listening to the piano music. It was packed being it was Valentine's Day, but then we ordered fried calamari for appetizer and we did not get anything until 8 p.m. We were both starving, by this time. We did get some bread & oil earlier, but I did not want to get full on bread. So by the time our entree came, we were full from eating bread since everything came so late. If you go here, make sure you eat an hour before going or you will be too hungry waiting for your meal. The seafood rissotto was very good and their calamari. We just wished we could have eaten it soon after the time I made for dinner which was 7:15 p.m.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 4 days ago

Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day, food was great, service was fast and friendly, there was live piano.. overall perfect night!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our second visit to Bella Costa.
It is pretty equidistant from western MA and Cape Cod.....and hence, a good meeting place for old friends. The food is well prepared and quite delicious. The small plates are an excellent value....and very plentiful.
Bella Costa is indeed a hidden gem. Don't let the strip mall location deter you!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time here for dinner. What a terrific restaurant! Can't believe it took us this long to get here. Food was well prepared (I asked for Fra Diavolo spicy sauce and they delivered perfectly). We're definitely coming back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The chocolate mousse is wonderful!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was friendly. There seemed to be a lot of regulars and they were greeted by name and asked how family was doing, etc. The crowd was an interesting mix of people who seemed to be mostly from the local area. A bit loud but we could still hear the live piano. The fried mozzarella was mozzarella sticks. My eggplant parm was extremely average. I think my husband liked his seafood dish but his bananas foster was covered in extremely strong alcohol which did not burn off all the way. He had to eat around it.

Tags: Live Music, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is very good. they are very accommodating to dietary requests. The atmosphere is nice. The valet parking is also welcome. And the service is good and the music is nice. I often get the salad with salmon on it and that is lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Traditional and high quality southern Italian cuisine. I’ve visited this restaurant for 30 years and it is always reliably good food. Large portions are sure to result in a doggy bag. Pleasant piano music during dinner is a nice accompaniment.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We love Bella Costa. It's cozy and has a piano player. The food is excellent. We've been there for dinner and Sunday brunch and it is always very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The restaurant was very busy, they did their best to get us in on time, but we had to wait about 20 minutes. They comped us two appetizers, which they didn’t need to do, but it was of course appreciated. The mussels app was great as was the calamari. Entrees were good, all the pasta great, but the paperdelle was a tad over done. All in all a nice evening and we will be back to Bella Costa

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Bella Costa is a great place to get Italian food, along with some other cuisines. The portions are large, and the pasta is home-made. The bread tastes just like bread that I had in Tuscany. It is very busy on weekends, so I recommend reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love Bella Costa, it's well prepared food at good value, and a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place for Italian food with a piano bar

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We reserved a table for two at 5PM Saturday using OpenTable. When we arrived at restaurant the gentleman at the front desk was on a lengthy phone conversation telling the caller that "they" couldn't be seated until 8:15 PM, but could be seated away from the piano in the quieter rear room. When the phone call ended we announced ourselves and the reservation. We were led to a table adjacent to the piano, directly across from the front desk and the drafty entry. We asked for a different table and were accomodated in the rear room which was otherwise empty except for one table. While I was washing up, my wife, alone at the table, was questioned by the desk gentleman as to whether we really had a reservation.The waitress was polite and efficient. The Cioppino was not exceptional (the sauce was apparently added to separately precooked pasta and sea food, as it didn't fully cover either). We won't return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Never disappoints. Food is delish. Service is reliable. Bobby makes you feel like part of the family. A neighborhood gem for sure!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have eaten here many times, the food is always excellent as is the service.
This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area, and I recommend it strongly!
In addition, the serving is quite large, always enough for lunch, the next day.
The employees are quite amiable.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

On a very busy evening with some large groups, the server Kudos to Eve was prompt and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I go to Bella Costa all the time. For a local restaurant there is no better value. The food is over the top quantity wise and value wise. It is the kind of place where everyone knows your name.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Live Sports, Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Bella Costa is the best Italian Restaurant west of route 95/128. Excellent preparation and home made pasta that makes you thing you are in Italy. Hidden away in a small strip mall that s is a hidden gem.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Good. Will be back.

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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 27, 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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 (New England)·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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 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 15, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (New England)·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 8, 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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