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Bella Costa Ristorante

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147 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-7821
+1 508-626-1726
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both ordered the chicken amaretto with pappardelle (sp?) this time - So glad I did not have to share!! The sauce with either chicken or veal has got to be the best. Tried to duplicate it twice but was not successful - even with some explanation from the owner of Bella Costa.

1 Thank mg100
Newton, Massachusetts
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329 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free valet kicks off the evening which is an indication that the restaurant is running a gang-buster business. As many are, this wonderful Italian restaurant is run by non-Italians. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is almost family-like if it weren't for the large number of people waiting by the door for a table. So here is the deal,... More 

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The food and staff were amazing! The wine was fantastic, the dessert was to die for, the live cool jazz music was really mellow and good...! Overall a very good experience and would be more than happy to conduct further business with them!

1 Thank Greingo
Natick, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We hadn't been here in a while because our last experience was dreadful (a family of 14, most of them unruly kids whose parents ignored them.) But we decided to give them another try. We arrived at @5:30 after trying and failing to be seated at Bourbon's nearby (see my review of Bourbon's for the details.) This turns out to... More 

1 Thank cclifford90
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Bella Costa's is a great little Italian place, I've never been disappointed, great staff, food and wine. They accommodate even my most selective diners.

Thank steve e
Wasilla, Alaska
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We asked several folks who lived in the area where to get a good Italian dinner and without fail, Bella Costa was the response. We needed take out, so we sat at the bar, gave our order, and enjoyed some drinks. Can't really comment on the service - other than the bartender - who was wonderful, or the timeliness of... More 

1 Thank CEJAlaska
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Owner operated , was out first visit got in at 6:00pm after reservation,was told to expect little delay , dinner was served 1.5 later , did not received the appetizer, the waitress was the only server for about 60 patrons , kitchen overwhelmed , had to go to the bar to get the drinks cause the waitress could not keep... More 

Thank thejetsetter01
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I had chicken and eggplant parm.. Just great! Good service and great young man valet parking! My husband had broiled chicken and said that was bland though.

Thank martiefay
Upton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had reservations and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. The place was seki-controlled chaos. Reception area is oddly placed in the middle of the restaurant which means that food is flying by while people are waiting in reception area. I witnessed a couple of close calls where platters of food were almost dumped on customers. After we got... More 

Thank BrianL4444
Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great service, excellent menu, and homemade pasta. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants around.

1 Thank B7165GIrobertp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701-7821
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-626-1726
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.

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