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Bella Roma Cafe

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316 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3285
+1 831-464-2608
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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SF Bay Area
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Went for our first time - had a price fixe menu. Everything both of us ordered was delicious beyond description. The appetizer, salad, main courses and desserts. We chose the pork loin (actually three cutlets) and the gnocchi with shimps and scallops. For dessert we had the traditional tiramisu and the pineapple tiramisu. Yummy! We met great people at the... More 

Thank CaliforniaKENinWC
Sacramento, California
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We enjoyed Valentine's Day dinner here last night. What a treat! Since it was a holiday, the chef prepared a prix fixe menu with about seven entrée choices. The appetizer was delicious with cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto, cheese and more. A lovely salad followed. My chicken with white wine and capers and my husband's gnocchi with shrimp and scallops entrees... More 

Thank 2Klecks
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We have been here many, many times as a couple, and with family and friends. The food is consistently delicious, lovingly prepared, and portion size is perfect. I have not had such excellent cannelloni anywhere else in the US. Pasta here is homemade and melts in your mouth. Meal preparation and service is professional and efficient. The wait staff is... More 

Thank CoastalTraveler_11
Murphys, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Five of us for dinner, no reservations, and on the Sunday night of their annual "Arts and Wine festival"...super great food and wine...highly suggest trying this restaurant.

Thank judybug2015
Concord, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This place was exceptional. I am glad my wife and I went here. The food was fresh and the bruschetta and entrees were amazing. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Thank Excaliburhope
San Ramon, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

My husband and I went eating to this place twice and absolutely loved both times. We had the same waiter second time so it was like we were a welcomed guests again! The food is awesome and wine list is impressive. The atmosphere is quite and cozy with my favorite Napoletano songs. If you LOVE Italian cuisine it's your place... More 

Thank yconcert
Capitola, California
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233 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I've been to Bella Roma on several occasions and I love their pastas, specials and their service is impeccable. But recently I was part of a 20 person birthday party there and I must say, the restaurant is not suited to large groups. Our two tables were noisy which I'm sure bothered everyone else trying to enjoy their dinner. Also... More 

Thank cara f
Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Dismiss the "cafe" in the title! This is a full meal deal! I ordered the risotto special (fabulous!!) and my husband ordered the lamb ragout (super fantastically fabulous! Order 2 and take one home!!) Go!

Thank J P
Southern California
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369 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Make a reservation, this is a popular spot. A fairly priced and concise wine list - too concise in the Italian section where I would have liked a broader choice. You come here for the food. We split a grilled vegetable appetizer which was excellent. My friend had a pasta dish which was "good" but appeared to have too much... More 

Thank braidmacd
Carnelian Bay, Ca
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250 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Only one block off the beaten path of Capitola village, Bella Roma is easy to miss. We were staying nearby this time and discovered it for the first time, after years of visiting this town. Service was prompt and friendly. While I usually pass on the bread basket, these rustic and foccacia breads were warm and delicious, drizzled with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3285
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-464-2608

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