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“Our all time favorite”
Review of Caffe Bella

Caffe Bella
Ranked #3 of 69 Restaurants in Randolph
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dover, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Our all time favorite”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

When we are deciding where to go for dinner, our first choice is always Caffe Bella. For over 10 years it has been our neighborhood place even tho we live 25 minutes away. It is worth the drive for the consistently delicious, fresh food and great, attentive service. Prices are comparable to other bistros--for example, bolognese sauce on homemade paradelle for $16, chicken milanese for $20. My fav is the antipasti of mussels, littlenecks, and sausage as an entre with lots of good homemade bread to soak up the tomato sauce! They always offer really tasty and creative seasonal salads. The only down sides can be the wait for a table on weekends and the weekend noice level.

  • Visited December 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

The food is fresh, homemade, and everything I've tried on the menu is great. Never a disappointment. The staff is professional and provides excellent service. Better get there early because the place fills up, a sure sign it's great and had may regular, loyal customers.

  • Visited January 2012
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Boston, MA
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Snobby staff. Food is good but pricey. Will never go back.”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

There are very few places that I've ever dined in where the staff are so snooty. $100+ for 2 people for bad service? Don't think so. Go to town and eat in Radius instead.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Real Trattoria”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

My husband and I went to Caffe Bella in Randolph, MA for the first time for our anniversary. The restaurant has been here for many years and right down the street from us but we'd never been there. We should have come earlier because now we know what we've been missing. The atmosphere is jovial, with folks coming in at 5 pm when they open to drink at the very well-stocked bar and start their evening libation (we go to bed early around here!). The dinner menu includes grilled entrees, pizza and wonderful, creative dishes for one to savor. My husband had the tuna and I had the special pork chop with a balsamic/honey reduction - yummy on both. Our server was really good, attentive without hovering, well-versed on the menu and specials for the evening. If you love good food and a happy atmosphere, go, but get there early. I'm told on a Friday or Saturday the wait can be 2-3 hours without a reservation! It's really that good. Treat yourself to a special night out and go to Caffe Bella!

  • Visited September 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Consistently Exceeds our Expectations in both Food and Service”
Reviewed July 23, 2011

I first visited this gem-inside-a-strip-mall around 1999 or so, left the area for a few years, and wondered how they had held up. A great choice for all of us South of Boston.

They continue to set a high bar in terms of well prepared food and a high level of service. We bring friends, family, and business acqaintances when we need a "go-to" place where we don't have to worry about whether people will like the food or not. Caffe Bella never disappoints. (get there early--they open at 5pm---to avoid a wait on the weekends).

Just go and try it! A fun, bustling atmosphere, interesting wine list, and fine staff. Enjoy.

  • Visited July 2011
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