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3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
828-898-9022
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Pizza, Staff may be weary.

My wife and I had a great pizza with Guinness beers on the patio. We enjoyed 2 such meals at Bella's during our Banner Elk visit, and both times the pizza was among the best we have ever had. The servers did a nice job, but both times they seemed a bit weary. This restaurant is always busy, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
RobertBofApex
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Apex, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
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Cary, NC
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We ate at Bella's the first night of our week long vacation and came back our final night. Super convenient to grandfather mountain and just delicious classic Italian fare. Servers were really sweet and great with the kids. I had a excellent eggplant parmigiano both visits and my husband the chicken parmigiano twice too. My kids had spaghetti with a... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a great pizza with Guinness beers on the patio. We enjoyed 2 such meals at Bella's during our Banner Elk visit, and both times the pizza was among the best we have ever had. The servers did a nice job, but both times they seemed a bit weary. This restaurant is always busy, and greatly... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Overall, poor experience. Food was not good. I had sausage pizza, which was cheese pizza previously cooked and then sausage was put on top to serve as sausage pizza. Husband had lasagna which he said was not good. The entrance sidewalk was dirty. The decor was less than appealing. I picked up a dessert menu and felt like everyone who... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Off to a slow start...busy Sunday night at the end of the Highland Games. Wait line outside and at the bar. One bartender doing her best to keep up. Food, salad, soup and entres good. Great jazz combo inside. Our only gripe is that the piped in "Adele" was playing loud enough that we could not appreciate the good music... More 

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south Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited and ordered something not on the menu, Italian Sub. Wow! The only mystery is why is it not on the menu. One sandwich was enough for my wife and I. The fries are good also. The location is very convenient to the Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk area. The pizza from visits before was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is one of the staple places we visit when we come to Banner Elk. Our kids love the pizza and we are never disappointed.

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Ponte Vedra Beach
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Consistently good food! When we arrive in Banner Elk for vacation, we always make sure to make a couple of stops to Bella's. We get pizza to go on the night we arrive..thee best!!! Great service and so friendly!

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Elk Park, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My family and I love to eat at Bella's! We originally started at Bella's in Banner Elk and are thrilled to have a Bella's in Boone now. The veggie pizza is loaded with toppings and just as wonderful warm or cold the next day. The pizza and hot wings are out of this world. The home made salad dressings and... More 

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Most of the items and service is above average. Service is a hit or miss. The garlic knots are a definite must have...there'd sauce is a bit acidic and blah for me.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It was hard to believe that you can get great Italian food like this in a small mountain town. My wife and I travel to NYC each year and eat most of our meals at Italian Restaurants in Manhattan. This place is on par if not better than most all of those. We have eaten here about 10-12 times. The... More 

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Additional Information about Bella's

Address: 3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
Phone Number: 828-898-9022
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 828-898-9022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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