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“Authentic Italian food close to home”
Review of Bella Italia

Bella Italia
Ranked #2 of 506 Restaurants in Modesto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed August 11, 2014

My daughter chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner. She wanted "real" Italian food and not chain food kind. We were very surprised by the activity of the place and the hospitality. The atmosphere is great and the décor is awesome. I like the fact that they use actual table cloths and napkins. The food was wonderful, just the shrimp scampi I ordered was slightly over saucy, but nonetheless very good. The bread is delicious and soft. I will be returning soon.

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Thank Rocky R
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Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

The best Italian food in Modesto that I have tried. Outstanding service and the food is heavenly. This is my new favorite place to have a great meal.

Thank Marshall R
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have eaten here several times and have always liked the food, service, atmosphere. The pasta, salads, bread, is always really good. Never had the pizza before. This time we went for lunch for pizza and it just wasn't good. The crust has okay, just no flavor, the sauce was bland. The cheese and pepperoni was fine and there was plenty. We ordered a half pepperoni and half margherita pizza. It was just bland. We will eat here again, just not pizza.

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Thank Brian F
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

As older folks, we are less tolerant of very spicy foods than we used to be. This restaurant has very spicy pizzas and ravioli dishes. If you don't like spicy, this restaurant may not be for you. We clearly remembered the meal more than we wanted to until the next morning.

The restaurant deserves the very good rating because the quality of the food served is above average. People who like large portions and spicy food should love this place. We ordered a ravioli dish and the smallest size pizza. The two of us shared both dishes and ended up taking home half the pizza with no room for dessert. The toppings on the pizza were in generous portions. The ravioli dish had a delicious rich sauce.

The meal was served with a generous helping of complimentary soft homemade bread, which tasted a bit salty. It was served with butter laced with spices that seemed a bit hot.

The service was prompt and efficient, the wait staff congenial. The restrooms were clean and well stocked.

The restaurant is located in an older strip mall building with lots of free parking near the front door. The interior appears pleasant and fairly well maintained, a little on the dark romantic side, with Italian music in the back ground.

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Thank Modestotrekkerl
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

A group of us went here for lunch today. Perfect Italian food! I had their Marinara pasta. But got to taste the alfredo sauce as well. Both were fantastic. We have been here a couple times already and you can bet we will return again and again.

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Thank VickiG95340
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