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Bella Verona

107 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5217
978-825-9911
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Ranked #6 of 216 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You may know that the majority of the so called "Italian" restaurants in the US are very far from what you would find in Italy. Well, here is an exception; this restaurant is really Italian and the owner is really from Verona. The place is cozy with a familiar atmosphere. Food is very good and if you go there around... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We recently stopped here for dinner while visiting the city, and were very pleased. It has a very small seating area, and you should probably have a reservation if you want to be guaranteed a seat. We showed up without a reservation and were lucky enough to be seated, but it was also not the weekend. The wait staff was... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have travelled the world and dined at many outstanding Italian cuisine restaurants. Bella Verona shares many of the characteristics that make a restaurant an excellent dining experience. The atmosphere is intimate and comfortable, the service is personal and attentive, and the cuisine is varied and delicious. The quality and preparation of the food is outstanding and the presentation is... More

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Danvers, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The best Italian restaurant in Salem! From the moment you walk in until the time you leave ...eccellente! The restaurant is beautifully decorated I felt like I was back in Italy with my husband. We were greeted by an Italian man and his beautiful wife and they sat us right away in what seemed like the best table in the... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food and service go beyond the typical neighborhood restaurant. There is an attempt to customize dishes to individual needs. Enjoy!

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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. You hit it on the head.that is exactly what we are striving for,a neighborhood restaurant that will make all our guests feel like friends and neighbors.when you visit our home we found you to have a great food experience without being too fussy. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had authentic pasta Bolognese here that was fantastic. Really small but worth the cramped quarters. Food and ambience are great.

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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Delicious is about as good as it gets. We strive to provide an excellent level of service as well as that authentic food from Italy always using the freshest,seasonal ingredients.please come again when you are back in salem More

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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Over a two week period in New England, we ate at several Italian places; Bella Verona was by far the best. The food served there is as good as what you get in Italy and the intimate setting is perfect. There was also a good level of service. Definitely recommended if in Salem.

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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review

Authentic Italian,what a compliment.Giorgio hails from lake Garda,Italy and grew up in the restaurant business. We are so pleased you enjoyed New Enngland and especially Bella Verona. More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Now that I have achieved the "Top Contributor" designation from Trip Advisor. I am revisiting three of my favorite restaurants, in the USA. Business often takes me to the Boston area. Bella Verona makes the drudgery of business travel worth it. THIS IS REAL ITALIAN FOOD prepared by an Italian executive chef, born in Italy. No imitations here. The reason... More

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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review

Wow,what a super review. Great complements for the many seafood items we offer.we hope to see you on your next trip. A presto More

Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stopped in for a family birthday dinner after a long day of tours in the city. The food was great but the service was a little on the slow side. We were going to order dessert but decided to ask for the bill instead as we didn't want to wait any longer.

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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive spin on the food. So sorry you had slow service after a tiring day of touring. Unfortunately the day you were in there was a last minute call out and then we were busier than normal. Hope to see you next time and offer you that desert you didn't get. We have great... More

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Have been to Italy many times and Bella Verona has the feel of a place that the locals recommend; the atmosphere and decor are intimate, the wait staff is friendly (ours spoke Italian), the menu stretches beyond pasta into frutti di mare and Italian desserts and liqueurs. Priced low enough to eat there regularly, but nice enough for a special... More

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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear from one of the salem locals.again that's what we like to be known as ,a local neighborhood restaurant with great food,service and no fuss. See you next time. More

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