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Bella Notte

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#1,027 of 8,082 Restaurants in Chicago
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APPETIZERS‎‎
8.95
fresh mozzarella +3
assorted antipasto
Imported sliced Italian meats and cheese
7.95
fresh mozzarella +3
roasted red peppers
with olive oil and garlic
6.95
fresh mozzarella +3
raw clams on half shell (6)
14.95
fresh mozzarella +3
seafood salad
Calamari, octopus, Scunguille, shrimp, mussels in olive oil, lemon and garlic
12.95
fresh mozzarella +3
jumbo shrimp cocktail
8.95
fresh mozzarella +3
friselle (crusty italian bread)
Imported diced Italian meats, cheese and fresh tomato and onions with Italian dressing
8.95
fresh mozzarella +3
bruschetta (4 pcs.)
tomato, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil
8.95
fresh mozzarella +3
baked clams (6)
11.95
fresh mozzarella +3
steamed mussels
red or white sauce
11.95
fresh mozzarella +3
fried calamari
SOUPS‎‎
all soups are made from chicken broth
cup 4.25
bowl 5.25
minestrone
cup 4.25
bowl 5.25
escarole alborodo
cup 4.25
bowl 5.25
pastina
cup 4.25
bowl 5.25
pasta fagioli
cup 4.25
bowl 5.25
stracciatella
cup 4.25
bowl 5.25
escarole beans and sausage
cup 4.25
bowl 5.25
escarole beans
SALADS‎‎
7.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
caesar salad
4.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
house salad
8.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
wedge salad
with dry bleu cheese
8.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
italian salad
Romaine lettuce and head lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, garbanzo beans, roasted peppers and mozzarella cheese with Italian dressing
8.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
spinach salad
Tomatoes, onions and roasted peppers with Italian dressing
8.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
broccoli salad
olive oil, fresh garlic and lemon
8.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
tomato and onions
with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil
11.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
chopped salad
Romaine, head lettuce, mozzarella cheese, cucumber, broccoli, carrots, hearts of palm, garbanzos, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers and shrimp with Italian dressing
9.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
antipasto salad
Romaine, head lettuce, diced Italian meats cheese, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts with Italian dressing
10.95
tuna +5.00
chicken +5.00
asparagus
wrapped with prosciutto, topped with roasted red peppers, bleu cheese and olives
PASTA SPECIALTIES‎‎
full 17.95
1/2 order 13.95
shells and broccoli
in garlic and oil
full 18.95
1/2 order 14.95
fussili alla arrabiata
with prosciutto in spicy tomato
full 18.95
1/2 order 14.95
rigatoni ala vodka
in tomato vodka cream sauce
full 18.95
1/2 order 14.95
tortiglioni carbonara
in cream sauce with mushrooms, prosciutto and peas
full 13.95
1/2 order 10.95
mostaccioli
in marinara sauce
full 19.95
1/2 order 15.95
homemade 8-fingers cavatelli
with rapini and crushed red pepper in garlic and oil
full 16.95
1/2 order 13.95
cappellini marinara
full 19.95
1/2 order 15.95
home made baked cavatelli
baked with marinara sauce, ricotta and mozzarella cheese
full 18.95
1/2 order 14.95
squared noodles
in rich marinara sauce
full 14.95
1/2 order 10.95
home-made meat or cheese ravioli
in marinara sauce
PASTA WITH SEAFOOD‎‎
full 26.95
1/2 order 20.95
linguine with shrimp and broccoli
in garlic and oil
full 28.95
1/2 order 21.95
zuppa de pesca over cappellini
clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, octopus scunguille and fish in marinara sauce
full 26.95
1/2 order 20.95
shrimp fradiavolo
in spicy tomato sauce
market
lobster fradiavolo
in spicy tomato sauce, 45 min. 28 - 30 oz. tail
full 20.95
1/2 order 15.95
mussels over linguine
in red or white sauce
full 20.95
1/2 order 15.95
clams over linguine
combination of whole and chopped clams in red or white sauce
full 20.95
1/2 order 15.95
calamari over linguine
squid capers, sliced black olives in marinara sauce
full 26.95
1/2 order 20.95
shrimp francase
lightly‎‎ battered in light lemon white wine sauce over cappellini
POULTRY‎‎
poultry on the bone
19.95
all white meat on the bone +4.00
chicken vesuvio
white‎‎ wine, olive oil, garlic, peas and potatoes
19.95
all white meat on the bone +4.00
chicken cacciatore
with mushrooms, onions,black olives and green peppers in light marinara sauce with side of penne marinara
19.95
all white meat on the bone +4.00
chicken oreganato
broiled‎‎ with lemon, olive oil and oregano, with roasted potatoes
POULTRY‎‎
poultry - boneless
full 19.95
1/2 order 14.95
chicken francase
egg‎‎ batter, light lemon and white sauce with side of penne marinara
full 19.95
1/2 order 14.95
chicken marsala
mushrooms, roasted peppers in sweet marsala wine sauce with side of penne marinara
full 19.95
1/2 order 14.95
chicken saltin bocca
prosciutto and mozzarella cheese in light tomato sauce with side of penne marinara
PRIME STEAK AND CHOPS‎‎
40.95
italian steak
New York strip (14 oz.) sauteed with olive oil, white wine with roasted potatoes and Italian vinegar peppers
46.95
veal chop siciliana
breaded veal chop topped with diced tomatoes, onions and argula
51.95
bone-in filet mignon
(16 oz.) flame broiled with broccoli and cottage fries
26.95
pork chops vesuvio
olive oil, white wine with roasted potatoes and sweet peas
46.95
veal chop oreganato
broiled with lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes
51.95
porterhouse
(26-28 oz.) flame broiled with broccoli and cottage fries
42.95
lamb chop oreganato
broiled with lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes
SEAFOOD SPECIALS DAILY‎‎
full 24.95
1/2 order 18.95
veal marsala
mushroom in sweet marsala wine sauce with side of penne marinara
full 24.95
1/2 order 18.95
veal scallopini
mushrooms, onions in light tomato sauce with side of penne marinara
full 24.95
1/2 order 18.95
veal lemon
light lemon and white wine sauce with side of penne marinara
full 24.95
1/2 order 18.95
veal picante
lightly breaded in light lemon and white wine sauce
full 24.95
1/2 order 18.95
veal vesuvio
white‎‎ wine, olive oil, garlic, peas and potatoes
full 24.95
1/2 order 18.95
veal pamigiana
breaded marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese with side of penne marinara
SIDES‎‎
7.95
sauteed escarole
in olive oil and garlic
7.95
sauteed spinach
in olive oil and garlic
7.95
sauteed broccoli
in olive oil and garlic
5.00
meatballs
5.00
sausage
6.95
vesuvio potatoes
7.95
sauteed rapini
in olive oil and garlic and crushed red pepper
6.95
cottage fries
5.00
chicken
About
Bella Notte is a family owned restaurant and has served Chicago with fine Italian cuisine since August of 1995. Head Chef Ramon Aguirre, rated "Best Chef" by Chicago Magazine in 1995, oversees the preparation of every dish. Bella Notte is Zagat rated and has also been rated by the New York Sunday Times as "Place to Eat" in 2003. Bella Notte is known in Chicago for its outstanding Italian cuisine, attentive staff, and romantic ambiance. Join us for a Bella Notte!
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food is fantastic. House salad is old world Italian. Home made sausage and sauce is the best in Chicago. FOOD is 5 stars +... go here for that! I have been here 20+ times for the food.... BUT!!! See below.... you’ve been warned haha .......More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Steverock55
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been going here since it opened it’s an Old school Italian eater on Grand Ave. Does a great job of consist quality chicago Italian food. I love with the seafood salad and noochi. Everything is good some dishes are excellent.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jps819
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Daughter lives in Chicago so we visit quite often. Always like trying new places and we found this Gem!! Family owned, great customer service and the food is excellent. On our visits to the city we make sure we stop in and enjoy a exquisite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Denise R
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

This is the place for real authentic Roman Italian. Try the veal parmigiana - incredible. All the dishes are equal. Start out with the seafood salad - this place is it...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Bella Notte has always been my go-to for good Italian food and one of the best sausage and peppers in Chicago. The sausage and peppers are still right up there but I must say, the rest of our meal left a lot to be desired....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DRGilbert
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

You can’t go wrong here if you are looking for good old world Italian cooking. Menu has a large variety of Italian food in good quantity and quality. I like the cavatelli, seafood salad, fresh fish and sausage to name a few items.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jps819
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Five adults found a nice setting, attentive waiter and a lot to be desired..... Food was average at best, except the salad which was fresh and huge and made with great ingredients. The caprese salad needed better tomatoes. Mains were disappointing with the falafelle with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I placed an order online just after 9pm tonight. The hours of the restaurant show until 11:30. After approximately 30 minutes of waiting my order is cancelled. I call the restaurant and was told that the owner closes early if they have a lot of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank r3zurector
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Party of three. Ordered Asparagus salad which was excellent! Chicken Parmesan, Shrimp Alfredo with broccoli, and Pasta Carbonara. We would rate as a group above average. Oh! I forgot we ordered a side of meatballs.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kikorashanis
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The food was very filling large portions. The pasta fazool had prosciutto in it just an FYI I don't eat that but I had mentioned it wasn't on the menu. The rapini was very good and great flavor with red pepper. The eggplant parmesan was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kathlina
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