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Bella Saratoga

14503 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6011
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Ranked #11 of 50 Restaurants in Saratoga
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd.
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English first
Henrico, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love Italian food, so its hard to disappoint me in this area anyway. We came here for lunch on our last day in California. We ate outside The bread was yummy and came with a good cheese spread. I had the combo of minestrone soup which was homemade and lasagna. Others at the table had the salmon ravioli and... More

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Saratoga, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely outside eating area, relaxed and airy. Lots of great salad choices. Very friendly waiter service. Would recommend.

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Saratoga, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food here is usually good. Not great, just good. The outdoor seating is very lovely and quiet if you are near the front. If you are closer to the back, then you get more of the kitchen noise. Service is hit or miss. Sometimes you get a great server and sometimes you are completely ignored. I feel the menu... More

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Saratoga, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We go there 1-2 times monthly. Never had a bad meal. Basic Italian-light menu. Safe for all tastes. Veal is good, but better down the street at Da Mario. Their menu, on the other hand, is very limited.

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Sunnyvale, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I haven't been here for years, and my friends and husband went here for lunch on Friday because the patio was inviting. The menu has typical Italian offerings like ravioli and lasagna and the yummy fresh-baked bread delivered to the table. One nice lunchtime surprise is a combo menu where for $13 you can choose from a limited list of... More

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Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

If you are a bread lover like me, you won't be disappointed. The bread is made on site, brought to the table warm, and is gooey heaven. Large diverse menu. Setting is quaint in and old house. You really feel like you are eating in someone's house. The caeser salad was good, as was minestrone soup and Bella salad. Everyone... More

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San Jose, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

With the place half empty, after being seated and ordering our food, the wait for food was at least half an hour. The chianti was turning bad, but I did not send it back. The steak was dry (I ordered medium rare). My plate was mixed up with another's, so we had do a mealtime swap. I felt like a... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

visiting saratoga, we found this restaurant by luck, we tried the sugested meal, and we realy loved it. besides that you can eat on the outside varanda,

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San Jose, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Went to meet friends before an event.-their dinner was delayed by an hour! Checked out the menu-has not changed in many years-neither has the wallpaper in the bathroom. This place went from charming to funky on the clean scale. Sat at the bar and enjoyed a great martini and friendly bartender who managed to disappear.

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N. California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We booked a reservation for 4, and arrived, on time, only to be told that our table would be ready in approx ½ hour. (!?) The hostess was also rather rude, and conveyed this information in an extremely haughty manner. At this point, I asked what is the purpose of a reservation. After some back and forth, they opened up... More

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