There are lots of great restaurants in the Framingham/Natick area. Its a great place to see a movie and enjoy a nice dinner afterwords without having to pay for parking in Boston. You can find great restaurants such as Legal Seafoods, Kens Steak House, Fresh City, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, The Met Bar & Grill, TGIF Fridays and The British Beer Co. All are located on a stretch of Route 9 from Natick to Framingham.
However, sometimes its best to eat off the beaten path and venture into some local food. On Route 135, near Winter Street is La Cantina Restaurant. This is a great Italian restaurant that is local favorite.
We had dinner here last night for the first time and it was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their meals and had a great time. The restaurant was surprising crowded for a Monday night, but the wait was a short 20 minutes and once seated we were served pretty quickly. I had the shrimp Parmesan and it was great!
Download the take out menu and plan to visit this little hideaway. Don't worry about the parking lot at the restaurant being full, there's plenty of parking across the street.