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La Cantina Italiana

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Italian, Mexican, American
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911 Waverley St, Framingham, MA 01702-6839 (Formerly LA Cantina Restaurant)
5088797874
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3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice decor, average food

This is a longtime well-known establishment, but the food quality has gone down hill..as several other reviewers have previously stated . Calamari had no taste, the veal was average,chicken parm was average. Server Matt, was attentive, friendly and helpful. Prices are high compared to better... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
fifty19
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a longtime well-known establishment, but the food quality has gone down hill..as several other reviewers have previously stated . Calamari had no taste, the veal was average,chicken parm was average. Server Matt, was attentive, friendly and helpful. Prices are high compared to better Italian restuarants

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Thank fifty19
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner with my daughter last week. She and my wife had been there before and really liked it, but afterwards I was not feeling it. We got there early so we got the early bird prices. I was impressed by the interior and the menu being partly in Italian, ordered a nice tall draft of Peroni !... More 

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Thank Dana S
Holliston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to eat here a lot. They had made some changes a while a go and it wasn't to our liking. They have now gone back to their roots (the origin of Fanny's Italian Dressing), returned to their original food and is it amazing! The quality of the food is excellent, the service attentive, friendly, caring and efficient. The... More 

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Thank Kathleen P
Grafton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We had seen this place several times when we went to visit a relative who lived nearby, and then it got a favorable review on a local foodie show, plus friends from the area raved about it, so we decided we had to check it out. What a major disappointment! It started out okay with a small salad comprised of... More 

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Thank KDocGee
Chesterfield, Virginia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

we did take out this evening and it was fantastic. the salad dressing is delicious! we had chicken parm and garlic bread. very good. this restaurant is a family favorite

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Thank eaner67
Ashland, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I am here all the time and the food is great. Waiting over 35 minutes for take out is ridiculous. Call way ahead and don't believe the time they give you.

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Thank Io79032
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times with the family & kids. Have even done take out once or twice BUT I disliked everything I tried there. I personally do not like there food. Its gross.

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Thank UnknownUser0085
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Been going to La Cantina since I was a child. Will always be one of, if not the best Italian restaurant I've ever been to. Enough said.

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Thank Iamjohnadams
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Above average traditional Italian menu. Summer lobster meals on Thursday are a good value. Veal is tough, the weakest link on the menu. Hefty pasta portions with a savory sauce will keep you coming back.

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Thank PattyBBoston
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We pick up pizza and fanny's dressing periodically. Have been to a few functions recently and they have improved. The new renovations look very spiffy too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 911 Waverley St, Framingham, MA 01702-6839 (Formerly LA Cantina Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: 5088797874

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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