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Bocca Bella Cafe & Bistro

442 Lexington St, Newton, MA 02466-1916
+1 617-928-1200
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good16%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
442 Lexington St, Newton, MA 02466-1916
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this little place by accident and was overjoyed to discover that they served proper espresso capuccino. So happy was I that I came back the next day with hubby for lunch. A Mediterranean stuffed chicken dish that was tasty and full of vegetables....More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Really enjoyed the local feel of this place. We went on a Monday so it was not crowded. Waitress was very nice and we were nicely welcomed by the bartender. Food was wonderful and we will go back if we are ever in Newton again....More

Thank emily k
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Ended up here after a stressful day and a quick search on tripadvisor. I arrived moments after my friends, waitress never asked if I wanted something to drink as she was placing their drinks on table. We started with pasta fagioli and bruschetta, both were...More

Thank Annie31968
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This was a nice local eatery within walking distance of Hotel Indigo Riverside (about 1 mile). The walk took us through a lovely neighborhood. The food was good, reasonably priced and the establishment was cozy and obviously popular with locals. The bartender and wait staff...More

Thank NiniAtlantaGA
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Yes it's full of locals, cozy (if it's not too crowded, that is) and the service staff is friendly and efficient. But overcooked pasta and limp salad greens are NOT what you'd expect from a good restaurant. Lamb chop "salad" was overdressed and the arugula...More

Thank James C
Reviewed May 25, 2017

We decided to walk over to this charming little spot in the Auburndale section of Newton while visiting our son and his friend. There's ample street parking and a lot across from the restaurant. Charming first appearance outside with three wrought iron tables and chairs...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This cute quaint corner restaurant in Aburndale, Newton is a little gem in this neighborhood. We found easy street parking. On this particular Tuesday the next table was occupied by parents visiting their Lassell College student daughter. This restaurant is a short walk from Lassell....More

Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quick meal and this restaurant was suggested by our hotel. What a find! Our soups and sandwiches were delicious. Minestrone was fresh and delicious. My husband was thrilled with his Rueben sandwich. Service was helpful and efficient. The atmosphere was...More

Thank pasqe
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick meal. There were several good vegetarian options from sandwiches to full meals such as pasta or eggplant Parmesan. The Farmers Flat vegetarian sandwich with chick pea and goat cheese atop eggplant and squash with sautéed greens was a...More

Thank Joan J
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We had a business meeting there because we did not want yet another meeting at the nearby Newton Marriott. Food was very good for a neighborhood place. (A good number of local, retired guys came through while we were there.) However, relative to a fine...More

Thank LexGSR
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Kim M
February 3, 2016|
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Response from GabeyBaby | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the other person's response. Mario is very accommodating to diners' specific culinary needs. If in doubt, why not call or email with your question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Lexington St, Newton, MA 02466-1916
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-928-1200
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