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Bella's Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Herbed fresh‏ mozzarella stuffed inside lemon risotto, breaded and fried
Garlic Bread
Our famous Italian bread brushed with olive oil and roasted garlic topped with fresh mozzarella and baked to perfection
Spiedini Alla Romana
Our famous‏ Italian bread layered with fresh mozzarella and brushed with olive oil, baked and topped with a caper sauce
Calamari Fritti
Fresh calamari lightly breaded and quickly fried then topped with a dusting of lemon zest, red pepper "flakes, and fresh asiago served with our house red
Sauteed Di Cozze
Fresh pei mussels sautéed with vidalia onion, fennel, red pepper, basil, oregano, tomato and finished in a pernod butter sauce
Roma tomato and basil with garlic and olive oil, on thick slices of Italian bread with melted fresh mozzarella
capicolo, soppressata, proscuito, marinated artichokes, olives, and roasted red peppers, shaved asiago, and toasted Italian bread
Bella's House
Romaine, red leaf, and radicchio tossed in Bella’s house dressing topped with fresh bell peppers, marinated artichokes, scallions and marinated olives
Gorgonzola Grilled
Grilled romaine hearts topped with a house made gorgonzola dressing, diced tomatoes, crispy pancetta and scallions finished with a balsamic drizzle
Classic Caesar
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in our caesar dressing and finished with fresh asiago and home maid herbed crouton
Insalata Caprese
Fresh ripe tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil seasoned with olive oil and drizzled with balsamic glaze served over mixed greens
All panini’s served on Italian bread with Bella’s side salad
Fresh ripe tomato, mozzarella, and basil seasoned with olive oil and drizzled with balsamic glaze
Grilled Veggie
Zucchini and squash grilled then layered with roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and persto
Melanzane Alla Parmigiana
Eggplant breaded and fried golden brown with fresh mozzarella, parmesan, basil and our house red sauce
Homemade meatballs in our house red sauce with mozzarella and pecorino
Three Meats
Soppressata, proscuitto, and capicolo layered with fresh mozzarella and fresh basil with roasted red and yellow peppers
Sausage and Peppers
Homemade pork sausages grilled and layered with roasted red and yellow peppers, melted with fresh mozzarella and finished with our red sauce
Alla Parmigiana
Chicken baked with fresh parmesan, and mozzarella, in our house red sauce
Bella's Speciale
Prosciutto di parma piled high with fresh tomato, basil, balsamic glaze and mozzarella seasoned with olive oil
Whole pork arrotolato stuffed with a mixture of fennel, garlic, and aromatics
$11 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews gorgonzola salad tiramisu pasta al seafood bread clams pork family style italian food huge portions italian place doggie bag red sauce bring your appetite take home nice atmosphere wait staff
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a family meal for a celebration or get together. Meals are ordered family style. Pasta fresh made and delicious, even the gluten free pasta. I didn’t care for the eggplant 🍆.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Another great dinner at Bellas. Lindsey our sever was great. We had the Gorgonzola salad as a first course followed by the lasagna pasta bolognese. Topped off the evening with tiramisu.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ronny075
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Our family has had Christmas’s Eve dinner at Bella’s in Charlottesville for the past 3 years. To say that we were disappointed this year is an understatement. The new owners state that nothing has changed from the original ownership. While that may be true on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OnAir473698
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Intimate setting, large portions for sharing, excellent food and service!! Nice wine list to choose from. Did not partake in a dessert but the offerings looked incredible!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GasDoc9
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Bella's had been one of our favorites since moving to Charlottesville. No more. Food, cleanliness and service have taken a hit. Wondering if there's been a change of ownership or management. Last 2 or 3 visits they've been out if a wine we ordered....and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hermothersdaughter
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Amazing pasta, cooked just the right way, "Al Dente". Huge portions, perfect for a large hungry group. Ambiance is nice and welcoming, you would think you were in a friend's kitchen.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elise C
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Parking in this area was a problem, but we made it work. The menu had 2 prices per entree. A 2 person and 4 person price. We agreed on an entree for 2. Probably would have fed 3 - 4. On vacation no need for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gmleven1
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I had a delayed birthday dinner since we were on the road and the weather was bad. Ended up in Charlottesville and Italian was on my mind. We rolled up to Bella's after I had googled for best Italian and it was the perfect choice....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TravelerCarolina
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Ask for Maddy!! We had an amazing meal. This is family style. The 2 person meals really could feed 3. Prices are closer to $$$. A true dinning experience. We used yelp to reserve a table. Menus and waters were waiting for us at the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

On a recent overnight stop in Charlottesville, VA we walked a few blocks from our hotel near UVA to check out area restaurants. Bella caught our eye as a cozy neighborhood eatery. We snagged the last table for two (next time we’ll know to make...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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