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316 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-464-2608
Today
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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los altos, california
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We went with one other couple & we shared 2 delicious appetizers. I also ate the generously sized, perfect white bean soup. The lamb pasta and stuffed pork roll were creative and yummy. I can't say enough about the roasted garlic & olive oil mixture. It's like fine wine to me. We finished off our dinner with pineapple tiramisu. Our... More 

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Kootenay Rockies, Canada
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Ever had that craving, like for a great Italian meal.Do not go here. It was a real disappointment and very pricey. The first let down, despite a reservation, is that we were parked in front of the door so every time someone came in, a blast of cold air hit you. There were other tables, but on request, we got... More 

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Thank Carnarvon50
JACKSON
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182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

I used to live just up the hill behind this wonderful restaurant. Not every time I visit I eat there at least once. It's amazing and I miss living near it!

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Thank CATHY A
Sacramento, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

My wife and I met some friends for dinner last Friday night. They suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the staff attentive. The place was very busy, a little pricey and a bit noisy, but the atmosphere and the food were worth it.

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Thank Bill32999
Carmel Valley, California
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353 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Recommended to us, but doesn't live up to the great reviews here. Great ambiance, but indifferent service and two good entrees (fish and meat) spoiled with an over-salted sauce.

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Martinez, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

Great meal & service, The seafood risotto is fabulous !

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Thank Debbie T
Cupertino, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

Besides the romantic setting, the food is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for business or pleasure.

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Thank Nick E
Nevada City
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

ridiculously good. i felt as though i was in italy: atmosphere, food, and service. i savored every bite and sip, from the melanzane al balsamico e gorgonzola to the tiramasu. grazie!

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

Great food!!! All of their dishes are great! Whatever you end up getting, you will definitely be pleased with their fresh, creamy, or even sometimes sweet dishes!! This is a must-go!!! When my parents ordered their carpaccio dish, I wasn't so sure because I am not exactly a fan of that. But, when i tried some of that thinly sliced... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2010

My wife and I had great dinners at Bella Roma tonight and also enjoyed talking with the owner-chef, Gaetano Balsamo, while he cooked for patrons. The minestrone soup was very tasty as an appetizer. I had the veal Saltimbocca that came with sauteed veggies and some home-made pasta. I really enjoy trying Saltimbocca at new Italian restaurants and I have... More 

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Thank TonyJ_SanDiego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
  • 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?