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“Bella's is 'molto bene'.”
Review of Bella's Restaurant

Bella's Restaurant
Ranked #37 of 596 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street NW
Transit: Catch the CAT down West Main Street.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried Bella's for the first time last night. Needless to say we were impressed. With shares for 2-4 persons they provide a unique dinner experience. We had a Caesar for two (platter size) well dressed. And we shared the Sausage & Peppers over rigatoni, tasty sauce with perfectly al dente pasta,(taking home boxes of both). The servers were very prompt, friendly, and efficient. And for Main Street C'ville they are a bargain. We look forward to trying out more of their offerings.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Three words: grilled gorgonzola salad. I've been to this restaurant a few times now and tasted a wide variety of dishes (it's served family style so if you have a large party and are with people willing to share you can experience a lot of the dishes at one sitting). What I look forward to each time is the grilled gorgonzola salad. I have a friend who loves Italian food and has eaten Italian all over the world and she loves the grilled gorgonzola salad as much as I do. I would give this restaurant five stars just for that. A lunch group of ladies would do well to order the salad, it's big enough to satisfy but still not weigh you down.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Bellas for a date night and we had a wonderful meal. This is a family style restaurant, so meals are either ordered for 2 or 4 people to share and portions are big. We started with the grilled gorgonzola salad which was excellent. A highlight of the meal and my husband isn't even a salad kind of guy and he loved it! It would be impossible to pass up the next time! For our entree we shared the lasagna and it was fantastic. Balanced and tender. Rich but not heavy. Highly recommend. We ended with the lemoncello cake and it was just okay but not rememberable - the cream was better than the cake and we wouldnt get it again. We each had 2 glasses of wine - different and both were great. We will definitely be returning. We will definitely have the salad again and the lasagna will be hard to pass!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Sauteed de Cozze PEI mussels served with thinly sliced, grilled Italian bread was the highlight of the meal. The broth was fabulous with a subtle taste of fennel and a touch of heat. Chicken Francaise was not too heavily battered, served with fettucini and a tasty lemon and fresh basil butter sauce. The pasta had the texture and flavor of homemade. Very friendly staff, casual atmosphere, excellent food and service. I would recommend making reservations because it seems to be a popular spot. It's in one of the old buildings downtown. If there are not parking spots available on the street, there is a modestly-priced parking lot right across the street from the restaurant.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Bella’s is a small restaurant with big food! The entrees are made in two sizes to share with two or four people. We split the Seafood Puttanesca. It was amazing! It was very flavorful. We were full and couldn’t quite finish it all. The only negative is there is no kids menu, but if your kid will eat what you do, it should be fine.

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