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Bella Notte

3715 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-4441
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Ranked #11 of 749 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rojay
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86% Recommend
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our "special occasion" choice. Service and food are outstanding. Love the tomato basil soup.

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Evanston, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Coming from Chicago where you can find many great Italian places to eat still rank this place at the top of my Italian places to eat. We come to Lexington twice a year for Keeneland, but the trip would be missing something with a least two visits here per trip. Top notch!!!

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Upon arrival, this rather large restaurant looked to us like your typical chain restaurant. Usually, highly rated Italian eateries are no where near the size of this place. But after asking the question, we did find out that Bella Notte is not a chain but independently owned and operated with no branch locations. The place is somewhat dark inside and... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have eaten here on several occasions, Every time the food and service has been exceptional . They seem to understand the problems associated with dining out with food allergies. They have never glutened me. Their gluten free pasta is un-distinguishable from wheat based pastas. They never bring bread to the table after I have requested a gluten free meal... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Authentic Italian dishes and favors always remind me of visits to Italy. Wait staff is always prepared, knowledgable and accommodating. Always an enjoyable experience. Love their use of local vendors.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Reminds me of an upscale Olive Garden. The food was delicious don't get me wrong but based on price and food I'd rather have Olive Garden-- it makes for a cheaper meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A group of us met here for dinner on a Thursday evening when we were in town for events at the Kentucky Horse Park. We really enjoyed the bread, which was served as a flat round in a brown paper bag. The bread was warm and delicious, even more so with the olive oil and fresh, dried herbs. It was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very nice gluten free menu, which makes it nice for gluten sensitive people like my wife. Good food, good selection of wine.

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Plattsburg, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The atmosphere was wonderful, it's a beautiful venue. The food was very delicious. The cost was moderate and the selection was very plentiful. We had a fun evening, and enjoyed our meal. We would stop there again if ever in the area

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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Bella Notte is one of the finest restaurants in Lexington, and I don't say it only based on how the food tastes. Rather, it's an overall great dining experience. When you step in, your head fills with the divine smell of smoked food. The staff are very friendly and nice, although not Italian! The Tuscan Bread is a must-try! You'll... More

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