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Cucina Bella

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

ANTIPASTI (APPETIZERS)‏
$12.00
Antipasto Platter
Assorted italian meats, imported cheese and roasted red peppers
$7.00
Bruschetta
Italian garlic bread topped with tomatoes, basil, fresh olive oil and parmigiana cheese
$8.00
Caprese Platter
Fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil
$10.00
Fried Calamari
Calamari dipped in batter, then fried
$11.00
Grilled Calamari
Calamari grilled, then sauteed with, sundried tomatoes and asparagus
$7.00
Sausage & Peppers
Sauteed in sherry wine with marinara
$11.00
Steamed Clams or Mussels
Sauteed with red or white sauce
$8.00
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed with four cheeses in butter sauce
$8.00
Raw Clams
Cherry stones (1/2 dozen)
$8.00
Baked Clams
Baked clams topped with bread crumbs in a special sauce
ZUPPA & INSALATE (SOUP & SALAD)
$4.00
Zuppa Del Giorno
Soup of the day
$4.00
Soup
Dinner salad
Minestrone
Made with fresh vegetables and fresh herbs
$4.00
Soup
Dinner salad
Pasta Fagioli
Made with fresh vegetables, beans and topped with pasta noodles
$4.00
Soup
Dinner salad
Caesar Salad
Traditional; made to order
$4.00
Dinner Salad
Romaine, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions, peppercini and carrots
$5.00
Soup
Dinner salad
Gorgonzola Salad
Romaine, endive, pears, blue cheese and candied pecans
$5.00
Soup
Dinner salad
Bella’S Chopped Salad
salami, Fontanella cheese, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, tomatoes, red onion, roasted red pepper, olives, peppered salami and smoked mozzarella
Entrees are served with your choice of soup or dinner salad. An additional charge for caesar, gorgonzola or chopped salad
SPECIALS DELLA CASA (HOUSE SPECIALS)‏
Rissotto of the Day
$16.00
Tortellini Paglia Fino .
Cheese tortellini, prosciutto, mushrooms & peas in a cream sauce
$15.00
8 Finger Cavatelli
Homemade ricotta pasta with vodka sauce
$15.00
Eggplant Parmigiana .
Breaded slices of eggplant layered with cheese & marinara
$15.00
Stuffed Eggplant
Stuffed with ricotta, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
$15.00
Ravioli Bella
Ravioli stuffed with cheese filling topped with homemade marinara
$15.00
Lasagna
Ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese & marinara
$18.00
Bella Pasta
Shrimp, garlic, onions & stewed tomatoes, served over linguine
$15.00
Gnocchi
Made with potatoes & cheese topped with a special sauce
$23.00
Veal Napoleon
Veal layered with eggplant, gorgonzola, parmigiana and fresh mozzarella cheese, topped with suprema sauce
PERSONALIZZA LA TUA PASTA (CREATE YOUR OWN PASTA)
Capellini
Angel hair‏
Farfalle
Bow tie shape
Fettuccine
Flat broad noodle
Linguine
Flat thin noodle
Penne
Small tubular
Rigatoni
Large tubular
Spaghetti
$13.00
Marinara
Meatless; with tomatoes, garlic & herbs
$14.00
Arrabiatta
Spicy marinara with basil
$14.00
Bolognese
Hearty meat sauce
POLLO / VITELLO (CHICKEN/VEAL)‏
Served with side pasta marinara.
Chicken $16.00
Veal $21.00
Parmigiana .
Lightly breaded & baked with marinara & mozzarella cheese, served over spaghetti
Chicken $16.00
Veal $21.00
Marsala
Sauteed with mushrooms in marsala wine sauce
Chicken $16.00
Veal $21.00
Vesuvio
Garlic, white wine, herbs, peas & potatoes
Chicken $16.00
Veal $21.00
Francese
Lightly dipped‏ in egg, sauteed with butter, white wine & lemon
Chicken $16.00
Veal $21.00
Piccatta
Sauteed with lemon, capers & wine sauce
Chicken $16.00
Veal $21.00
Milanese
Lightly breaded & sauteed with lemon, served with sauteed peppers & potatoes
Chicken $17.00
Veal $21.00
Saltimbocca
Wrapped in prosciutto and baked in sherry wine, topped with mozzarella
CENA DI GIVANOTTI (KIDS MENU)
Create Your Own Pasta
Half the portion, half the price
$6.95
Chicken Fingers & Fries
$7.50
Ravioli
Kids meals do not include soup or salad
PESCE (FISH)‏
$19.00
Clams Posilippo
Clams and mussels in red or white sauce over linguine
$18.00
Linguine Con Vongole .
Little neck clams with red or white sauce
$17.00
Linguine Con Cozze
Mussels with‏ red or white sauce
$20.00
Shrimp De Jonghe
garlic, white wine, butter and traditional Italian herbs over pasta
$25.00
Zuppa Di Mare
Scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams and calamari over linguine in light red sauce
Fish of the Day
WINE
Glass $6.00
Bottle $22.00
White Zinfandel Salmon Creek (California)
Glass $7.50
Bottle $28.00
Chardonnay William Hill (Central Coast)
Bottle $44.00
Chardonnay Simi Reserve(Russian River Valley)
Glass $7.00
Bottle $26.00
Pinot Grigio Ruffino Lumina(Delle Venezie IGT)
Bottle $34.00
Pinot Grigio San Angelo(Toscana)
Glass $8.00
Bottle $30.00
Sauvignon Blanc the Seekers (New Zealand)
Glass $7.00
Bottle $26.00
Riesling Relax(Mosel)
Glass $7.00
Bottle $26.00
Moscato Candoni(Veneto)
Bottle $28.00
Prosecco Candoni(Veneto)
Bottle $7.50
Korbel Brut Splits(California)
MARTINIS‏
Italian Kiss
Banana liqueur, peach schnapps, midori melon liqueur, pineapple and cranberry juice
Naughty Cosmo
Vodka, x-rated fusion
Bellatini
Vodka, raspberry liqueur, grand mariner, splash sour mix
Apple
Apple vodka, apple schnapps, rose’s apple, splash sour mix
Chocolate
Vanilla vodka, white creme de cocoa, godiva dark and white chocolate liqueurs
Pomegranate
Vodka, pomegranate juice
Espresso
espresso vodka,‏ kahlua liqueur, Bailey’s Irish cream, frangelico, godiva dark and white chocolate liqueurs
Sangria
Vodka, merlot, a medley of fruit liqueurs, splash of orange and cranberry juice
Grape
Grape vodka, shakka grape, splash of sprite
French
Vodka, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice
About
Cucina Bella offers authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by a great selection of wine and spirits. A stylish, comfortable atmosphere and simple decor adorned by brick walls create a cozy feeling at Cucina Bella. Fresh ingredients serve up savory recipes, creating an unforgettable visit time and again. Combining creative dishes and a wide variety of flavors, Cucina Bella enhances a true Italian dining experience to be shared among family and friends.​
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
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All reviews pasta tiramisu sausage and peppers clams bread italian food great food portions are huge make your own olive garden love this place romantic dinner the noise level chicago area nice atmosphere prices are reasonable northwest suburbs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real cute restaurant in downtown Algonquin. The inside exposed bricks, Italian decor and big windows make a cozy place to enjoy a meal. The food is amazing. The bread with olive oil and parm is warm and delicious. The pasta dish tortilini with peas,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 3kids3doggies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service. Great food. A little loud but otherwise a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back next time we have a night out away from the kids.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ah-mazing Italian restaurant in downtown Algonquin!! This cozy resturant with rustic decor makes it a perfect place to go for with friends and/or family! This place makes you feel like you're eating homemade Italian food!! Our server, Lisa took great care of our needs, made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mrs_Vivante
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There are a lot of choices with the ability to pair noodles, sauces and add-ins of meat and vegetables to create your own personal dish. The salads are fresh and crisp and the calamari appetizer is good, too. The tables are a bit close together...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christine H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I am Italian, and I visit Italy all the time and I must say that the food here is exceptional. Sometimes better than Italy in the meat category. My husband and I decided to try this through Groupon and it was pleasantly surprising! I love...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Accountonme
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The food and menu options are delicious and numerous. Pasta, veal, pork, chicken, and sausage are exceptional with bounteous portions and piping hot when served. The salads are excellent, especially the one with chopped salami, peppers, and olives in iceberg lettuce. The house dressing is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rlmiller3k
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My family and I go here for special occasions because being here makes you feel special. the food is always incredible and the portions are huge! Rare for a place with such great food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jerry O
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner last night at Cucina Bella. Excellent service. Their homemade red wine vinaigrette salad dressing, salads and marinara sauce are my favorites! The restaurant can get a little loud at peak hours hours so carry out or choose your table location wisely....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lindakost
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Just finished up at Cucina Bella, Comfortable and very pleasant atmosphere. Brian our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. He suggested a fantastic Cabernet. The food was rich, cooked to perfection and served in abundance. We have enough leftovers for dinner tomorrow night. Tiramisu was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David P
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The Saltimbocca (veal) as a classic of Roma with a fond memory of the entrée. The Clams & Mussels in white sauce are delicate with a flavor prepared to perfection. Service is excellent with the personal touch of inquiry by the owner. Always ask if...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank William B
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Response from rlmiller3k | Reviewed this property |
Linda Kost's reply is spot on. As you think about your parties needs, I'd ask for at least 2 wait staffers and maybe 3 to tend your tables, and suggest you request sitting in either the bar area in the first room or the... More
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