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La Cantina Italiana

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911 Waverley St, Framingham, MA 01702-6839 (Formerly LA Cantina Restaurant)
+1 508-879-7874
15:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Wed 15:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Metrowest, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Italian restaurant has been serving good Italian food for many, many years - close to 50 years I think. It is a moderately priced restaurant that has early bird specials several nights a week for about $10.00 which includes a salad and an entree. The food is reliably good and the menu has many choices to choose from. The... More 

Thank newg4ff
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When a small family run restaurant passes to the next generation it hardly ever stays the same. The recipes just aren't the same. There may be pictures of the founders and other Italian scenes on the walls...but playing 'pop music' that appeals to the millennials certainly takes some of the authenticity out of the whole experience. From the beginning they... More 

Thank Dave M
Dover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Popped in early on a Saturday after the movies,wanted to be home for the Patriots game.I ordered shrimp scampi great flavor,2 ordered chicken piccata yum, every one in a group of five enjoyed their entree.Service was great (Nigel) !

Thank gmaslovies
Ashland, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is still decent but I remember it being much better in years past. They seem to have changed their tomato sauce. That is very disappointing. Kills a dish. Their salads are still very good. They keep changing their bread it seems. The rolls are okay but I prefer the standard Italian bread (Framingham bakery??). The new function rooms are... More 

Thank Lisa M
Natick, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Good food ..good prices veal and eggplant parmesan was great. Seafood Rissotto was great as well. It was full but still easy to talk. Worth a visit.

Thank JimP9351
Lakewood, Colorado
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you are looking for that place where food is really good, abundant and like norm from Cheers, everyone knows your name, then La Cantina is the place to go for the perfect family atmosphere, friendly service and dishes like your Italian grandmother made right down to the sauce and salad dressing. But be careful because if you don't pay... More 

Thank TPC0118
Boylston, Massachusetts
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447 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My wife and I along with two other couples visited this family owned/operated restaurant last night. We were all impressed with the food, the ambiance and the efficiency of the wait staff. Last but not least we also liked the relatively low prices of the entrees and specials. The long-standing restaurant has been around a long time, has been remodeled,... More 

Thank Les F
Ashland, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Have been visiting La Cantina for over 30-years. The food and service is consistently good. Recently the restaurant has undergone significant upgrades. It somewhat lost the quaint "local family" atmosphere that it once had. Along with the remodel, prices have risen and portions declined. However, overall, La Cantina is still one of the better Italian restaurants in Metrowest.

1 Thank Don P
framingham ma
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

HAVE GONE HERE FOR 50 YEARS always good food & price the service is good people are friendly good parking safe location good old time family place to go very relaxed setting recomend highly

Thank kay b
Lakeland, Florida
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went to La Cantania with a group. Nice for that purpose. Food is ok but wouldn't say wow! They were very accommodating when we asked if we could see the monitors better when watching the Patriots game; they turned them around for us. All in all, good place with average food.

Thank MimiGrumpy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 911 Waverley St, Framingham, MA 01702-6839 (Formerly LA Cantina Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-879-7874

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?