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“No! No! No!” 2 of 5 stars
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Bella Italia
8155 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 853-8844 ‎
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Ranked #138 of 784 Restaurants in Reno
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reno, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“No! No! No!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

If you like basic packaged pasta in what seemed to be no better than canned sauce, then this is for you! Atmosphere of a small cafeteria. Service was sparse from an apparently disgruntled older gentleman who put one teaspoon of grated Parmesan on our pasta when asked...left without checking to see if we had enough...when we finally got his attention to ask for more cheese it took him some time before he came back and tossed one more teaspoon on each of our plates....Way better options for Italian all over town!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Reno, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Take it from an Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

If you want old fashion Italian this is your place. The food was amazing, a lot of choices, small and quaint very nice for a couple or friends to enjoy great food and visit. Very, very good!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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117 helpful votes 117 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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New York Area
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95 helpful votes 95 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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“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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