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“Nice outdoor patio for lunch when in the area”
Review of Bella Saratoga

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Ranked #5 of 69 Restaurants in Saratoga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd.
Sunnyvale, California
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150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor patio for lunch when in the area”
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 entrees to combine (in a smaller portion) with soup or salad. Three of us ordered different options - salmon ravioli, chicken Marsala and risotto - and it was still a decent sized portion. We did not have wine, so cannot comment on that.

Our server helped us make our decisions and had a good sense of humor. This restaurant isn't one you'd drive a distance to visit, but if you're in the area to hike, for wine tasting, to visit Hakone Gardens or Villa Montalvo, it's a nice place for lunch.

  • Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Bread is divine!”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

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 enjoyed large pasta dishes, priced from $14-20, including salad. A very nice meal.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A $10 meal for $50”
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 chump for spending $30 for a poor steak, a scoop of mashed potatoes, and a few spinach leaves. The waiter had no tact, saying I hurt his feelings when I said the food was just okay. On a positive note, the bread was good. Unlike my meal, it was served warm.

  • Visited December 2013
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good food”
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,

  • Visited November 2013
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San Jose, California
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“who's running the show???”
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.

  • Visited November 2013
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