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Bella's Bistro

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75 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1967
+1 860-928-7343
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Putnam, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I live in the area and have dined at Bella's many times. The food, service and atmosphere are consistently excellent. The portions are generous and there food presentation truly special. It's easy to make a meal of their delicious appetizers or a pizza. They update their menu regularly based on the seasons. When available, I order the fried whole belly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I come here often. The food is excellent. I come for both lunch and dinner with friends and/or family. The menu changes 4 times a year which can be disappointing when a favorite dish is no longer available. The swordfish on their winter menu was the best swordfish I've eaten. I was sad to see it gone in the spring.... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Came to Putnam for the Putnum Peddlers market which didn't take long to explore. Had lunch outside on a beautiful day. The lobster roll was delicious- chock full of lobster meat. Truffle Parmesan fries were crispy and flavorful. Turkey bacon sandwich was also good. Pickled cabbage and carrots are a nice touch. Would certainly return here!

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Bethany Beach
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

When the weather is nice, we always look for a place to dine outside. This bistro had a pleasant outdoor seating patio, with nice shade during the midday hours. Even though we were sitting outdoors our server was wonderfully attentive. The food was extremely good. My husband had the Spaghetti and meatballs which he said was fabulous. They also provided... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I was born and raised in Putnam and remember when it wasn't the adorable little downtown that it is today. Living out of state I'm always pleased to drive back "home" and walk downtown to see all the shops and restaurants. At this point I've probably visited Bella's more than any other restaurant, so I figured I was about due... More 

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Danielson, Connecticut
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Love the Bella's lunch menu. We met family there before a show at the Bradley Playhouse. Staff is always friendly and accomodating. Salads are delicious and I enjoy the seafood dishes. I had the mussels pasta, so yummy. The soup and sandwich lunch dish gives you a whole sandwich on homemade bread! So good. The Bella Bella salad is huge... More 

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Dayville, Connecticut
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Overly expensive. Not worth the price. Could be bigger and better atmosphere. Needs to go down on their prices.

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Putnam, Connecticut
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I have dined there frequently. Service and Food Always Outstanding. These folks really know how to cook! As a wedding officiant, I recommended Bella's to out-of-town folks for a rehearsal dinner, and the family and their guests were blown away with Alan's recommendations and follow-through.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Five of us out of town coworkers ate at Bella's for dinner at the recommendation of local coworkers. We had a great experience. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I love the salmon over lobster ravioli and spinach. Our server was attentive. The atmosphere is old world Italian. It was my second time there and I hope to return.

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North Brookfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

My husband and I went to Bella’s for the first time, to celebrate my birthday last week. It turned out to be a fantastic choice! We ate in the upstairs dining area. The table we chose was up a couple of stairs on a small landing where we were able to look into the kitchen and see the chefs preparing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1967
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-7343
Description
Menu changes seasonally, full bar and lounge, live entertainment on weekends, patio seating available, private function space, catering and take out available, reservations recommended

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