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.

“Excellent and Affordable in Lewisburg” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Casa - CLOSED

Bella Casa
208 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901
304-645-2272
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent and Affordable in Lewisburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Two couples dined here 6/17. We looked at many restaurant menus at the Lewisburg Visitor Center and were surprised at how expensive Lewisburg restaurants were. Competing with excellent Philadelphia and D.C. restaurant pricing. Probably the influence of nearby Greenbrier Resort but, we all felt that the area and offerings generally didn't support the prices we saw.

Our hotel (Fairfield Inn) suggested Bella Casa (the Visitor Center didn't have a sample menu). Wonderful suggestion! We opted to dine indoors (visit 6/17/13). Ambiance was nice though the room was small and, therefore, a little noisy.

The house salad is great: a small antipasto. We can recommend the house dressing, an oil base with herbs. Two had Veal Frances ($18.95) and declared it "wonderful". One had Veal Parmesan ($18.95) and felt it ranked with the best she has had in years. The Orange Roughy ($18.95) was lightly crusted and grilled - excellent. Though opted for beer that evening, the wine list was excellent and well priced. House wine-by-the-glass was $6.00. Imported and premium beer was $4.25, domestic $3.25. Beer offerings were adequate. Service was excellent and all were friendly.

In addition to the entrees we had 3 bottles of imported beer, one coke ($2.50) and 2 desserts (free, compliments of the Fairfield). Total tab was under $94.

After looking at what was offered (via menus) at many of the up-scale restaurants in Lewisburg, Bella Casa was a great choice. The entire experience was excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 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.
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
    25
    18
    9
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lewisburg, West Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worst Lunch ....Not worth $1”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I ordered lunch to go... cheesesteak with onions and mushrooms. My bill was $10 for a sandwhich a little high... but willing to pay if good.
The worst.... dried out and burnt. Im ashamed that their chef's would even let this be served.

Lewisburg Resident.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 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.
nj
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 135 cities Reviews in 135 cities
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
“good italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

good food, very friendly service, nice restaurant (old converted house) - most importantly one of the few places in town you could get sunday dinner at

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice, friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant with the friendliest people you will ever meet. We like to sit at the small bar. The young server who had been instructed to make our drinks was somewhat overwhelmed by a manhattan and a dry martini. So, he called for backup. We remembered her from a previous visit. Out of nowhere a server from another room came over to greet us. She had remembered us from our visit 2 months prior, and updated us on her family. Service was excellent. The service is outstanding. The menu is extensive, and the food is quite good. My husband loves the spaghetti and meat balls. Definitely give it a try.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greenfield, Indiana
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The wife and I were stopping off in Lewisburg while on our way to North Carolina. We logged into Tripadvisor to choose a place to eat at and decided to try out Food and Friends only to discover it was prom night and the place was overwhelmed by pimple faced teenagers decked out in gaudy bad fitting tuxes and dresses. Fortunately and practically across the street was Bella Casa.

Winding our way through a court yard of a very old house we found the entrance. We were taken back by the lack of clientele particularly considering how busy Food and Friends was. We were immediately greeted and shown to a cozy little table in what was obviously an ancient house with rough hewn timbers for walls and floors. Figuring the lack of clientele was a result of high prices we were a bit hesitant until we were handed the menu. Yes, some items were expensive but others were quite reasonable such as the basic pasta dishes which is what we ended up ordering.

The service was very attentive and friendly and in short order our food was delivered. Our dishes were both excellent and nicely complimented by their house salads and warm fresh baked bread. At the end of it all, we had to ask for containers to take our uneaten portions back to the hotel with us. We ended up eating that the next evening in North Carolina and the pasta was still excellent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 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.

Travelers who viewed Bella Casa also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

;