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Bella's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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75 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1967
+1 860-928-7343
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Putnam, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food big servings excellent wait staff. i finally decided to splurge 50$ a head more or less !definately worth it. everyone walked away saying wow!

Thank nicsurf1o
Ashford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

It was an office get together for Christmas. We had lunch and exchanged Christmas tree ornaments. The food was good, just a little pricey.

Thank Katgoo55
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I was not overly impressed, but choices in Putnam are limited. The town has always struggled to support fine restaurants.

Thank jeffbintn2016
Worcester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My wife, granddaughter and I decided to try some Italian food tonight. We arrived at a relatively empty restaurant. We were told to sit where we wanted. Out waitress was very pleasant but absent throughout the meal. I don't know if they are not used to children but to serve a 2yr old a mason jar full of chocolate milk... More 

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Somers, Connecticut
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Cute little bistro in the heart of Putnam. Service was super - waitress knew how the items were prepared and ingredients used. Menu was not huge but several unique items offered. Everything was made to order from scratch and you could tell. Our group had appetizers and sandwiches but we will def be back for a full meal.

Thank KristenCT
Brooklyn, Connecticut
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came into the bistro after walking around Putnam during the Pumpkin Festival event and the train ride. We decided to stop in and try the place out for lunch... having only been here one time before for dinner. We ordered a Bella's Bistro Salad and a lunch portion of mussels over a bed of pasta with a pesto sauce.... More 

Thank Amberjack03
Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very good, albeit pricey Italian restaurant in downtown Putnam, CT. The antipasto was good, but could have used something besides just salami and mozzarella in it. The waitstaff is very, very nice and accommodating.

Thank Irene J
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

On a busy night this place was almost empty. When we saw the prices on the menu we understood why. We ordered a pizza because it was one of the best values and it was good, but not mind blowing.

Thank Steven T
Thompson, Connecticut
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Shared a wonderful pizza with my daughter and sister on the patio. Enjoyed the food and excellent service so much that I talked my hubby into returning with me for another dinner out.

Thank 26cynthiao
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Spent a nice afternoon on outside café listening to live music and enjoying good food. I had heard good things about the Italian food at Bella's and it delivered. Great antipasto plate that was more than my wife and I could enjoy. Delicious meatball sub sandwich. Nice service - outside café was great.

Thank Joe F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1967
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-7343
Menu changes seasonally, full bar and lounge, live entertainment on weekends, patio seating available, private function space, catering and take out available, reservations recommended

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