We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Unfailingly excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Notte

Bella Notte
3715 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-4441
859-245-1789
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Bella Notte is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #8 of 779 Restaurants in Lexington
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rojay
Evansville, Indiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unfailingly excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have been dining at Bella Notte for over 14 years, and we will make a detour on any trip back through the area in order to have a meal here. I cannot think of a single time that any visit we've had has been anything less than phenomenal. The food is absolutely delicious, service is top-notch, and the prices are incredibly reasonable. Bella Notte is the standard against which I evaluate all other restaurants -- it is just that good. If you enjoy Italian food, you will not be disappointed. Our most recent visit (in late July 2014) was just as amazing as always. I will be dreaming about the fresh bread with herbs/olive oil for weeks to come -- it's a mouthful of heaven.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

191 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    107
    62
    12
    3
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great meal and atmosphere. ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

From the delicious fresh bread through dessert, Bella Notte is sure to please. Their dishes are flavorful, well cooked, and a good serving size. It's a great place for a casual night out with a date, friends, or family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Albans
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Anytime I'm in Lexington I make it a point to eat here. The food and service is great. They have a great lunch special. I especially like their tomato basil soup. The décor is very rustic and give you are in an Italian town.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lexington, Kentucky
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband, 13 yr old son, and I love Bella Notte for the fantastic apps, pasta, and dessert. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere suitable for either a date or a family night out. The bread is soft and warm and we always get the bruschetta, which is very fresh (and enormous so id recommend asking them to cut each piece in half). The restaurant has a decent wine/beer selection. Most importantly, make sure to leave room for dessert- the chocolate soufflé is the best I've had anywhere. Don't miss it.

Just FYI, it is owned by the same people who own Smashing Tomato. This is their upscale version of Italian.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A Favorite For Years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bella Notte also viewed

 

Been to Bella Notte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bella Notte, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.