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$25 - $60
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Italian, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

Nice place. Very good for Helena. Probably needs more staff but everyone does.Music background is very pleasant on a summer evening.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding !!! Food was excellent. I think my wife may have licked her plate when I was not looking. Service was great. Great wine selection and the atmosphere was great. Very affordable. Only good things about this place.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

Came as a party of four. Riley, our server, was entertaining, punctual, and cared about our experience. We ordered the caesar special. It was portioned generously. Our next courses were the wagyu peppercorn fillet and amitriciana pasta. Both paired excellently with their special syrah. Finally,...we had a dessert platter of tartes and custard and two orders of tiramisu with a canoli to top it all off. Canoli was better here than in little italy! Overall incredible experience, coming back again for certain!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

We would give Ristorante Bella Roma ten stars, if we could. We love Italian food and this was one of the best Italian restaurants we have eaten in. We sat outside on a delightful Helena summer evening. We ordered the Sfornatino Taleggio e Funghi, a...baked Taleggio cheese with Parmigiano-Reggiano and portobello mushrooms; the Bresaola, Arugula e Parmigiano salad; and the Pappardelle al Ragu, and shared them all. We didn’t know what to expect from the creamy Taleggio cheese, but it was outstanding, a delightful combination of cheese, mushroom and a homemade toasted bread. The salad and dressing were perfect and the added parm-reggiano, delicious. Finally, the pappardelle with meat sauce was flawless. The pasta was properly al dente, the sauce rich and flavorful. The experience was enhanced by the background music and service. The music was muted instrumental, complementing the taste of the meal. The service by Lucas and his trainee, Summer, was impeccable. They staged serving the food so we could savor each dish without being rushed before the next dish arrived. The Bella Roma has an extensive wine list and suggested pairings with each dish. Buon Appetito!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022

We are from out of town, didn't realize Bella Roma is "fancy," and walked in with a party of 4 and a 9 month old baby. We decided we could make it through a quick dinner and when our waiter started to explain the 4...course option we clarified that we could order JUST the entree and emphasized that we wanted to be quick. The experience was awkward from the start. We tried to order a side of steamed vegetables for baby and were told that could not be accomodated, despite the fact that steamed vegetables are reflected on the menu. After ordering, and talking amongst ourselves, we decided changing our order to takeout might be best for all. When approached, the waiter seemed thrown off by the request, but said he'd see if it was possible; even though their website has a pickup option. When our takeout food did arrive I asked the waiter for the bill, he said "Now?" Um, YES... our food is sitting in bags on the table. We're ready to go! He brought the bill but never came back for payment even though my husband sat there with cash displayed on the payment book for several minutes. I should also mention that the manager walked by our table several times while we waited. Finally we asked the hostess if she could help expedite the payment process. After several more minutes the waiter returned and said they couldn't make change. We gave $200 for a $133 bill and the menu specifically states, "Cash appreciated." The waiter told me I could go to the hotel lobby next door to make change. We're not even hotel guests, and in a customer service oriented restaurant the waiter would carry change, OR be the one to run next door... NOT the customer. Ultimately we gave the waiter our credit card. Several more minutes passed. Altogether it took over 20 minutes to simply pay our bill, AFTER our to-go food was brought to the table and bagged. A good manager would have noted something was amiss, particularly as the server had told us he was new. In the end we left a very small tip, tipped the hostess $10.00 and told her thank you as she'd been the most helpful of anyone, and went on our way. Upon return to our Airbnb we ate our dinner and determined that it was okay but not anywhere close to amazing. Maybe our expectations are too high as we're from a much larger city, but it seems reasonable that when a customer has made it clear that all they really want to do is leave, the server, and the manager, should do their best to make that happen. While our experience was not good at several turns, at least we have an interesting memory.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 6, 2021 via mobile

We ate dinner at Bella Roma on a Saturday night at 7:00 in November. The restaurant was very busy and the service very slow. Our drinks were empty for most of the hour we waited for entrees and the food wasn't great when it arrived....The Calamari was crispy and well seasoned but the aioli all over it was not good. The Saltinbocca was well prepared but the "roasted potatoes" were more like home fries. The cost would have been reasonable had the experience been better but was not considering the quality of service and food.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

Had a good dinner with my fiancé until we asked for some tiramisu to go. Didn’t realize it would be a soupy mess. Not a good way to end the meal sadly. Just wasn’t very appetizing. Should have gone to luccas for the tiramisuMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Davide G, Owner at Ristorante Bella Roma, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2022

Hello there, we are truly sorry about your tiramisu'. Unfortunately, we don't do tiramisu to go right now as we are serving it in jar as an innovative roman style. I cannot believe the server handed that soupy mess to you. I'm so sorry but...More

Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

We stayed in thy connecting hotel and wow. I have an in law who is Italian who was very impressed. The chef is from Rome and everything is made in house besides items imported - like olive oil, fine meats and wine. We did the...four course meal and the portions, flavor and service did not disappoint. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic service, atmosphere, menu choices, wine list. Our evening couldn’t have been more delightful. Delicious.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

We had found this restaurant online as one of the few in Helena for fine dining. We had trouble finding the host as the lobby of the restaurant required one to walk through the patio with guests to reach the host. The host was great,...we were seated promptly. The menu was limited and frankly not very varied. Our entrees were underdone. Our server had too many tables to offer fine dining service and frankly wasn’t a fine dining experience except for the price. The food was not up to fine dining level. Would not recommend this establishment.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 31, 2021 via mobile

From the ambiance to the food? wine & service... an excellent dining experience, highly recommend the pappardelle! We will be back-soon!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 22, 2021

We ordered room service from Bella Roma almost every night while staying at the DoubleTree and were never disappointed. Their dinner menu was amazing, especially the salad, scallops, and steak!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2021

I forgot all about the pandemic in this quaint little restaurant. A small piece of Sicily captured in one room. My waitress Romona was attentive and assisted other waitress's. Everything was brought out in a timely fashion and the food was fantastic. I especially was...fond of the pistachio gelato. It was superb. Thank you to Bella Roma for a lovely evening of fine dining, good service and excellent atmosphere. Truly a beautiful experience during these difficult times.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 18, 2020 via mobile

Excellent! Bruschetta for app, Tagliolini for main dish, and pistachio gelato for dessert all excellent! Presentation was also spot on!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I ate here a couple of nights ago on a visit to Helena. In fact, it was our first dinner out since the pandemic hit. We sat on the patio, which we requested because of covid, even though the dining room is...quite pretty. The food was excellent. We started by sharing an arancini, which was great fun. It’s really something only a restaurant can do, and we enjoyed it. Then we shared the salad with burrata and fennel. Also very good. My husband’s swordfish was perfectly cooked and my fettuccini with clams had the right amount of spice. Desserts were fine. I would love to give this place five stars, but there were some issues. It’s fall, and we expected the patio heaters to work. Not one of them did - apparently they were all out of propane at the same time. Service was terribly slow. We didn’t get our salad for an hour and one half. We finally asked our waiter to bring our desserts in a box and the check when our main arrived. It’s too bad. Our waiter was good and I know he was embarrassed. This can only point to a management problem in the kitchen that needs to be fixed.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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