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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!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Catering and Private Dining options available - Speak to Paul or Bob at 508-626-1728 for more information!
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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