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Bella's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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75 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1967
+1 860-928-7343
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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Griswold CT
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Have had pleasant delicious lunches here sitting outside, Good burgers, pizzas, but my wife and I always get the calamari, the best.

Thank npignatjr1951
Wales, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Every time we visit family in Putnam we must go to Bellas, the food is superb and the champagne cocktails sublime! The husband & wife team always make us feel at home. We have enjoyed meals inside or alfresco on a summers day watching the eclectic mix of muscle cars or antique cars cruise by. The appetisers are delicious, I... More 

1 Thank shazzalouise10
Putnam, Connecticut
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21 reviews
16 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 

1 Thank susanwinetasting
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 

1 Thank iluvsquirrels
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!

1 Thank jcwms126
Bethany Beach
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

1 Thank Trvl4Funb455
Nashua, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

1 Thank Urban68
Danielson, Connecticut
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

2 Thank Christine D
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.

1 Thank kitty4me
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.

1 Thank Phishmonger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?