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La Cantina Italiana

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911 Waverley St, Framingham, MA 01702-6839 (Formerly LA Cantina Restaurant)
5088797874
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It's ok

Not a bad spot - just not great. It was obvious that this place cares more about their "regulars" (not all bad but don't make it obvious) than occasional diners. Not particularly welcoming. Food is decent but nothing to go out of your way for.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
NHMaine
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not a bad spot - just not great. It was obvious that this place cares more about their "regulars" (not all bad but don't make it obvious) than occasional diners. Not particularly welcoming. Food is decent but nothing to go out of your way for.

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Aruba
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Being Italian, and cooking a great deal of Italian, I tend to be fussy. Atmosphere was open and very family oriented. Menu was very expansive and included non Italian offerings. The delivery was rushed. We had not finished the appetizer and the soup and salad was delivered. Then, not being done with the salad, which was family style bowls, dinner... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Typical American-Italian restaurant in terms of food and decor. We ordered off the early-bird special menu as we were told that the portions are a bit smaller and the prices are a bit less. The portions are very small and the prices were not that impressive. All meals include a salad and bread, both of which are unremarkable except if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Arrived after work at 3:30 for early bird dinner. They had 7 of us seated in a booth for 6. We asked to switch to a nearby table for 8, which was next to another empty table for 8. As we were having our salad, the hostess told us that the tables were reserved at 5pm for a party of... More 

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Framingham. MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have lived in Framingham for over 30 years. This has consistently been a wonderful place to go. Food is well prepared, very reasonably priced and service is always friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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194 reviews 194 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I don't get into this neighborhood too often, so I hadn't eaten at La Cantina in years. I remember that the food was always good and the place itself was kind of old. Well, they've had a makeover (my waitress said it was finished in Fall 2013) and the place now has great looks to go with great food. Stopped... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had dinner with a friend, we ate at the bar. The bartender Teddy was really good, and answered all our questions. I had the veal parmesan it was delicious, it came with pasta and a salad. My friend had the veal cacciatore and said it was very good too.

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Luquillo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

With my friends yapping about a new French, Korean, Polish, New wave or some other kind of "in", restaurant I returned to an old favorite after many years away. I started eating there in my late teens and now in my late seventies I returned. In a town that had been turned inside out LA Cantina was just the same....or... More 

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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the best Italian restarants around. You will never be disappointed with any Italian dish at this restaurant. The salad is the best also

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had previously visited this place on three separate occasions and on all visits I was greatly disappointed. Few years later I found myself there today because my brother and his wife suggested we go eat there. Of course In my head I was like "oh no"! Anyway, I must say that from the food to the service, everything was... More 

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