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“Great Italian and pizza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Luna

Bella Luna
859 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
843 838-3188
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Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: In the historic Frogmore district of St. Helena Island. Reservations not required, but suggested for large parties. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine in or take out. Featuring locally grown produce and locally caught seafood.
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Italian and pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a consistently good Italian restaurant, conveniently located on the Sea Island parkway west of Beaufort. Very convenient for those of us who vacation at Harbor and Fripp Islands. We enjoy their pastas and specials. It is also one of the few local places where one can get very good pizza. It's a small family run place that will take good care of you.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chimney Rock NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Food & Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013


great desserts--try lemon cello. Also the pizza & eggplant dish were delicious.Jeff & Ellen were very helpful regarding the menu and other places to visit

Visited March 2013
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Westport, Connecticut
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Who'ld of thunk it?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our grill room was packed so we went for pizza. Our waiter talked us into pork wings and clams/mussels for appetizers. Pork wings are individual ribs, deep fried and served with a sweet chili sauce. Could separate meat from bone with a fork. Four provided. Delicious spin on ribs.

The clams/mussels were a real winner. The broth was garlic and white wine with low country ham. I ended up scooping the sauce with one of the empty clam shells.

The pizza was excellent, but not quite up to the New Haven Pepi standard, but hardly a criticism. Am from NY orginally.

And to top it off, 3 freshly filled cannoli (nothing worse than a soggy cannoli shell) and decaf expresso.

The whole check with drinks; $58 plus tip.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canton, Georgia
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“Olive Garden it's not... And that's a good thing .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Bella Luna... Bellisima ....

Friends directed us to this lovely little family owned jewel. Intimate, not touristy. If you are expecting pre-cooked anything and instant arrival of your food, skip this wonderful little palace of pasta.

Our evening began with a chorus of frogs serenading us from a small pond and fountain. We were then greeted by a warm staff as we entered the door. Our server, Ellen, was in a word, FABULOUS! We were given ample time to settle in and figure it what we wanted after she gave a wonderful recitation of the specials. My wife chose the eggplant parmesian and I went with the chicken Alfredo. The portions were large and the flavors even larger. Ellen never allowed us to ask for anything. She anticipated our every need and attended to us like we were her only table despite having two large parties.
Can't thank the staff and our friends for making our dining experience wonderful and memorable.

DON'T MISS THIS GEM!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“We will definitely be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We decided we wanted to do an early Valentine's Day dinner and Bella Luna was our pick. What a great choice too! We started off with a special mushroom ravioli appetizer and the crab bisque. I don't even like mushrooms and the mushroom ravioli was very good. The crab bisque was amazing! I could have definitely made a meal on just that. My dad had the lasagna and when they say it is huge on the menu... it really is!!! He had to take half of it home in a doggie bag (I can count on one had the amount of times I have seen my dad take home a doggie bag). My husband had the chicken parm which was very good as well. I had a lobster dish off of the specials. It had a lot of lobster mixed in a buttery spaghetti which was very delicious! I can't even remember what my mom had we were surrounded by so much yumminess! And if we full enough already we took some cannoli's home which they made as soon as we ordered! We took home the chocolate chip and hazelnut and they were both wonderful! This meal was one of the best we have had going out on the town! We will definitely be back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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