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Reviewed January 17, 2021 via mobile

Sunday lunch. What we liked: 1. Free parking 2. Pleasant, clean interior. No loud music 3. We were greeted with a friendly hello and a smile 4. Attentive service 5. Clean restroom 6. Gelato is out of this world and there’s a generous selection of...flavors 7. Coffee is excellent—like a fine restaurant 8. Broad menu—pizza to seafood 9. Adequate wine menu 10. Long list of salad dressings 11. Goochland is a small but charming destination 12. Two pasta entrees, two desserts, two coffees, one bar drink, and extra order of bread ($1.50) came to $47 before tip. What we didn’t like: 1. A diner should not have to ask for a bread plate, especially when served crusty, messy bread and there’s nothing on the table (yet) over which to eat it. 2. Same goes for grated cheese. You shouldn’t have to wait in front of a hot plate of pasta for waitstaff to bring a customary condiment. 2. Salad was adequate and nothing more 3. Spaghetti with clams had great eye appeal but was somehow lacking. The sauce was good but lacked zest. It was also more watery than it should have been. 4. Same for baked ziti. Good but not great. 5. Imitation butter—bright yellow—on the bread. Would we return? No. Too many other good Italian spots in greater Richmond. Bella Sicilia, however, could rate 5 stars with a little more attention to detail.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

We came here for lunch. We started with the fried ravioli, which was recommended. It was great. We had a chicken wrap and a chicken parmigiana sandwich, both were delicious. We ended our meal with tiramisu, delightful. Service was quick and attentive.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Their pizza is one of the best I've ever had anywhere. Authentically Italian--the food and the atmosphere. And you can get some delicious ice cream there to top off an amazing, fill-you-up meal!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

We have tried this restaurant on a handful of visits since they opened and are still not impressed. Everything I have had is just okay. Picked up a pizza from there this past weekend and there are definitely better pizzas.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Service was ok. Food is not delicious. Have not been happy any of the three times I've eaten there. We had sandwiches once, pizza once and pasta meal once. Not enough ingredients on the sandwich or the pizza. The pasta dinner was just blah.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

In the small town of Goochland there are 10 restaurants with in a 5 mile radius. There are Italian restaurants that are owned by all nationalities but only one that we know is authentic. That having bees said it is very good but if your...use to New York style Italian you will be disappointed. But it is as good as it gets in this small town. We enjoy the Sals special as well as the lasagna. Never had a bad meal or bad service hereMore

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

My family eats here on a weekly basis. They have lots of options and the food is great ! I love love love their marinara !

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Myself and a friend were passing through Goochland on our way to a wedding in Amelia. We were both starving and decided having time to spare that we would grab a bite to eat. We came across Bella Sicilia and both love Italian food so...figured we would give it a try! Best decision of the whole trip! The atmosphere is very nice and inviting. We had a wonderful server, she checked on us regularly. We both ordered traditional Pasta dishes. I had the Chicken Parm and she had the Fettuccine Alfredo. They both came out Hot and delicious. The bread was also warm and tatsy that we had with the meal. We had a nice waitress. She was prompt to keep an eye on what stage we were at and what we might need. The prices are average for a decent Italian restaurant. I definitely recommend this restaurant. My boyfriend and I are actually planning a visit this Friday to a town near Goochland and I have already told him we will be stopping there for a meal!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Enjoy the food. However, taken aback by an automatic 18% tip when 8 of us had two pizzas. Realize this may be common practice. But ethically, a person should have the option to chose when and how much to tip.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We went to Bella Sicilia for an easy Saturday night dinner. Although it is not a flashy big city restaurant, it serves up quite a variety of Italian favorites at extremely reasonable prices. The wait staff consists of local high school students who do a...nice job taking care of the clientele. I had an excellent sausage and peppers sub served with a side of chips. My brother had an ample plate of Fettuccine Alfredo. His came with a nice chilled salad and an individual loaf of garlic bread. We certainly enjoyed our meals. Bella Sicilia has sandwiches, salads, pizza, and entrees. They have daily $5.99 lunch specials and even an in house ice cream counter. You can get an alcoholic drink if you wish. No one who comes into this restaurant should leave hungry. It is worth the drive to try it!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

I ate dinner at this Italian restaurant this past Sunday. It was the 2nd time I've eaten there and my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the everything baked ziti in meat sauce & it was AWESOME! The salad was fresh & the...bread was crusty on the outside & soft in the inside. My friend said her chicken Marsala was great! This is a MUST try if you're in the area!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed December 9, 2016

Great value for dinning. Not high end food but normal take out quality. Friendly servers and good ice cream.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Hidden in the charming town of Goochland, you will find several excellent restaurants and Bella Sicilia is one of them. Their pasta and pizza are fantastic. Family-owned = good homemade Italian food.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

We tried a variety of foods since it was our first time there. Calzones, pizza, stuffed shells. Everything was very good, except the pizza. It was very dry and bland. The calzone could have used a little more salt or seasoning, but still, good. My...wife's salad had the crispest, freshest lettuce we have seen in years. Ranch dressing was the generic restreraunt Ranch. Our server was incredible. Very attentive. Fast. The most pleasant server I've had in a long time. The gelato is incredible. Rich, creamy, and the nuts/coconut/whatever flavor were awesome. We will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

My wife, grandson and I have eaten here quite a few times. The restaurant and staff are warm and friendly. They try to make sure that everyone is happy, and well taken care of, without the hovering you get in some eateries. There is something...for everyone, and the food is quite good whatever you choose. It is very pleasant to eat somewhere that is actually clean. The service is great and the prices are very reasonable. A fine place to eat with family and/or friends. Give it a try. I'm sure you will be pleased.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4