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Bella Verona

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107 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5217
978-825-9911
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 169
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Meh

This place does not live up to the TripAdvisor reviews. Everything was off, from the uncomfortable seat next to a cold wall to the watery minestrone and the small gummy Tshrimp in an appetizer. The only good thing was the lemon sorbet "imported from Italy." Entrees were barely mediocre, bread was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
ManhattanAdwoman
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Sherman, Connecticut
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peabody
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My Family has dined in this restaurant countless times and recently experienced undercooked chicken and both my Sister and I sent back dish and the Owner came over to us telling us the chicken is delicious and nothing wrong with it even though it was raw. Will not go back to this restaurant as too many better choices with warmer... More 

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Sherman, Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This place does not live up to the TripAdvisor reviews. Everything was off, from the uncomfortable seat next to a cold wall to the watery minestrone and the small gummy Tshrimp in an appetizer. The only good thing was the lemon sorbet "imported from Italy." Entrees were barely mediocre, bread was over-warmed (hard and crunchy), wine was vinegary. The servers... More 

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Boston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Just a nice straightforward Italian restaurant with that old-time funky Italian décor. Good basic Italian dishes cooked well with great service.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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281 reviews 281 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Bella Verona is an institution, and its location right outside the Hawthorne Hotel means a lot of tourists get to enjoy its authentic Italian fare. On our latest visit, we were pleased to see owner Giorgio keeping things running smoothly. We chose specials off the blackboard (including artichokes, minestrone, pasta, shrimp and polenta), enjoyed a couple of bottles of Italian... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a really nice experience at Bella Verona on a quiet night over New Year's weekend. The service was attentive, but not overbearing (even though only a couple of table were occupied). The food is great and reasonably priced. Plus the atmosphere is A-1!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been coming hear for years and live and have a business close by . My family came in town for a visit and they just loved the food and how nice the owners are. The crew they have working are all so nice! The owner is from Italy and so isn't my nieces husband and they just had... More 

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Buffalo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

THE destination for an authentic Italian dinner in Salem. A little crowded, since it is so small, but that is part of the fun. They will even create your favorite dish if it is not on the menu or that evening's offerings. Absolutely wonderful.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Folks had told me - this was a great restaurant - maybe at one time, but not this night - it was good Italian Food, but not great (all in the party of 8 agreed so). Facility is small and meant to be intimate but when they let folks wait inside even those without reservation, it's a distraction. Less than... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Good all around. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great. The staff was amazing. I absolutely loved it

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I love the restaurant and the food is fantastic my favorite is the ravioli. The people are so nice there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5217
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-825-9911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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