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“New Find” 5 of 5 stars
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Bella Italia
8155 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 853-8844 ‎
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Ranked #97 of 732 Restaurants in Reno
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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254 reviews 254 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“New Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We went to Bella Italia because of a Groupon, and we were surprised how good it was. It's a small restaurant in a shopping center on So. Virginia and doesn't look like much, but step inside. The menu has more choices than you would expect for a place this size - about ten tables. All the pasta is home made and very good. Entrees are generous and good. Wine is reasonably priced with several chiantis from Italy.

Service is good, food is good, prices are reasonable - we will return. You can even get the pasta and sauce to take home.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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New York Area
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Great Authentic Italian - Near Reno!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Don't be fooled by the fluorescent lights and shopping center location. I hesitated also.
The food is outstanding. This time we had Cream of Asparagus Soup, Osso Buco, Risotto Porcini and Tiramisu............. not a glitsch in the meal.
Wine is reasonable or bring your favorite for an $8 corkage charge.
The fresh made Ravioli are outstanding also.
My only regret is that I only go there on vacation.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nevada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A very tasty and enjoyable experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I live near the Bella Italia but, for some reason, never visited the restaurant prior to last night. What a mistake! My roommate and I decided to give it a try and were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the food and service.

Following excellent salads my roommate ordered the Ravioli Di Carciofi (Artichoke Ravioli) and I chose the Cappellini Pomodoro. Both were well-prepared and attractively presented. The portions of fresh, hot pasta were very generous. Add a couple glasses of Chianti for an excellent and authentic dining experience.

The Bela Italia is located in a shopping center with views of the parking lot. Once inside you will find the dining area to be exceptionally neat and clean, a reflection of the owner's attention to every detail. The staff and owner are very polite and helpful, with none of the distant and uncaring attitude you often find in other Reno restaurants.

Whether you are a Reno resident or visitor I highly recommend a visit to Bella Italia. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tacoma, WA
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“First Rate Authentic Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

My wife and I ate here on our first (and only, so far) trip to Reno. Located in a shopping mall, the view is forgettable. But the food is first rate authentic Italian made by Italians. Good for lunch, for sure, but maybe not the most romantic dinner place. Seems to be family owned.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reno/Tahoe
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“Nice local place, very good, great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

I have patronized this restaurant 4 or 5 times now for both lunch and dinner. Bella Italia offers very good food, with generous portions, and is very reasonably priced. They've done a nice job with the interior, making if feel warm. It is very small, and sits in a shopping center. So, no great views. What they do offer is great value. All of the menu items are very reasonably priced, as is everything on the wine list. Corkage of only $8 is a great deal. This family owned and run restaurant is one of my Reno favorites. No pretense, very good, personal service, and very reasonable prices... If you want fancy, this is not the place. If you want a authentic Italian meal, at a great price, you've found it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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