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La Cantina Italiana

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911 Waverly St, Framingham, MA 01702-6839 (Formerly LA Cantina Restaurant)
+1 508-879-7874
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Wed 15:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Cantina has been a old favorite for years! We are Italian so prefer to cook our own, but la cantina is like going to an Aunts house for Sunday dinner. The pizza is amazing!

Thank Genee G
Framingham, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I frequent this restaurant. The food is consistant and the portions are large enough for us to share. La Cantina has been around forever and they are known for Fannie's salad dressing. Of course, their salads are terrific. I haven't gotten fish there, however, once Spring has sprung, they have a lobster special on Thursday nights that... More 

Thank Shirleybeth11
Framingham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is above average, casual atmosphere, great for families with young kids. Excellent selection at reasonable prices. The home made salad dressings are delicious.

Thank Jim B
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family style , pizza was good , the chicken Parmesan kids enjoyed it . Fish do not recommend was previously frozen .

Thank thejetsetter01
Metrowest, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Italian restaurant has been serving good Italian food for many, many years - close to 50 years I think. It is a moderately priced restaurant that has early bird specials several nights a week for about $10.00 which includes a salad and an entree. The food is reliably good and the menu has many choices to choose from. The... More 

Thank newg4ff
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

When a small family run restaurant passes to the next generation it hardly ever stays the same. The recipes just aren't the same. There may be pictures of the founders and other Italian scenes on the walls...but playing 'pop music' that appeals to the millennials certainly takes some of the authenticity out of the whole experience. From the beginning they... More 

Thank Dave M
Dover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Popped in early on a Saturday after the movies,wanted to be home for the Patriots game.I ordered shrimp scampi great flavor,2 ordered chicken piccata yum, every one in a group of five enjoyed their entree.Service was great (Nigel) !

Thank gmaslovies
Ashland, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is still decent but I remember it being much better in years past. They seem to have changed their tomato sauce. That is very disappointing. Kills a dish. Their salads are still very good. They keep changing their bread it seems. The rolls are okay but I prefer the standard Italian bread (Framingham bakery??). The new function rooms are... More 

Thank Lisa M
Natick, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Good food ..good prices veal and eggplant parmesan was great. Seafood Rissotto was great as well. It was full but still easy to talk. Worth a visit.

Thank JimP9351
Lakewood, Colorado
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you are looking for that place where food is really good, abundant and like norm from Cheers, everyone knows your name, then La Cantina is the place to go for the perfect family atmosphere, friendly service and dishes like your Italian grandmother made right down to the sauce and salad dressing. But be careful because if you don't pay... More 

Thank TPC0118

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 911 Waverly St, Framingham, MA 01702-6839 (Formerly LA Cantina Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Framingham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-879-7874

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