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Bella's

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3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
828-898-9022
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Best Italian in Town!

If you are looking for your Italian fix in Banner Elk ... Look no further! Their pastas and pizzas are simply DELICIOUS! We always go to the restaurant or order in and they never disappoint! Love their ingredients and their crusts are sooooo gooood! Reasonable prices and their menu selection is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
pierce_ag
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Tampa, Florida
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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here based on a friend's recommendation and weren't disappointed. Excellent food and service. We had calamari and Italian nachos for apps and both were really good. Pizza was truly some of the best I've ever had. Good craft beer selection.

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Thank tbrown1233
Tampa, Florida
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for your Italian fix in Banner Elk ... Look no further! Their pastas and pizzas are simply DELICIOUS! We always go to the restaurant or order in and they never disappoint! Love their ingredients and their crusts are sooooo gooood! Reasonable prices and their menu selection is quite big ;-)

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Thank pierce_ag
Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll make this short. Rude snippy hostess. Cramped room with poor ventilation. Sticky, dirty menus. Food not good- at all! Low end. Much better pizza (and everything else) at Sorrentos.

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Thank Colleen S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always excellent and we have been coming here for more than 5 years. We always recommend Bella's to our friends coming to visit the area.

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Thank Sandy165111
Davie, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read all about Bella's on Tip Advisor and were excited to give it a taste. When we got there, we were rudely told that they were closed and would be open again in 2 hours. There were people in the restaurant eating, and I understand that some places close between lunch & dinner service, but the way it was... More 

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Thank Frank I
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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

No it's not gonna be the best pizza ever but it is the best in the area. Stromboli was good and they have a good beer selection. If your in the area and you want a pizza this is the place.

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Thank Staugreg
Bluefield, West Virginia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My husband and I were seated quickly and we both ordered Lasagna. Our server brought out our salads and bread promptly. The salad was a healthy size, the greens were nice and crisp, bright green, all the ingredients were fresh. Then the server brought out the lasagna, it was piping hot and oozing out the sides of the plate. It... More 

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Thank AleciaLester
Linville, North Carolina
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I don't know about the italian food there as I cook that myself at home (trained by my Italian step mom) but the pizza is on point. Its a Boston style pizza with a hand tossed flavorful crust. We get a pizza eat from there about once or twice a month and it hasn't disappointed yet.

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Thank Matt W
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The canzone is huge, pizza delicious, family friendly, great price - what else do you need in life? The staff was pretty good. Had a decent variety of options. My 5 year old wants to bring pizzas back to Florida with us.

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Thank Melissa M
Florida, USA
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

It might be the best Italian food in Banner Elk, but it might be the only. Food is OK. Nothing special.

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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 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?