We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“No! No! No!”
Review of Bella Italia

Bella Italia
Ranked #181 of 917 Restaurants in Reno
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“No! No! No!”
Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

If you like basic packaged pasta in what seemed to be no better than canned sauce, then this is for you! Atmosphere of a small cafeteria. Service was sparse from an apparently disgruntled older gentleman who put one teaspoon of grated Parmesan on our pasta when asked...left without checking to see if we had enough...when we finally got his attention to ask for more cheese it took him some time before he came back and tossed one more teaspoon on each of our plates....Way better options for Italian all over town!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank ahottoddie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    14
    1
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reno, Nevada, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Take it from an Italian”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

If you want old fashion Italian this is your place. The food was amazing, a lot of choices, small and quaint very nice for a couple or friends to enjoy great food and visit. Very, very good!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Martinigirl0505
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
360 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“New Find”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

We went to Bella Italia because of a Groupon, and we were surprised how good it was. It's a small restaurant in a shopping center on So. Virginia and doesn't look like much, but step inside. The menu has more choices than you would expect for a place this size - about ten tables. All the pasta is home made and very good. Entrees are generous and good. Wine is reasonably priced with several chiantis from Italy.

Service is good, food is good, prices are reasonable - we will return. You can even get the pasta and sauce to take home.

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank RobReno
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York Area
Level Contributor
86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great Authentic Italian - Near Reno!”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

Don't be fooled by the fluorescent lights and shopping center location. I hesitated also.
The food is outstanding. This time we had Cream of Asparagus Soup, Osso Buco, Risotto Porcini and Tiramisu............. not a glitsch in the meal.
Wine is reasonable or bring your favorite for an $8 corkage charge.
The fresh made Ravioli are outstanding also.
My only regret is that I only go there on vacation.

  • Visited September 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank R9687N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A very tasty and enjoyable experience.”
Reviewed August 20, 2011

I live near the Bella Italia but, for some reason, never visited the restaurant prior to last night. What a mistake! My roommate and I decided to give it a try and were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the food and service.

Following excellent salads my roommate ordered the Ravioli Di Carciofi (Artichoke Ravioli) and I chose the Cappellini Pomodoro. Both were well-prepared and attractively presented. The portions of fresh, hot pasta were very generous. Add a couple glasses of Chianti for an excellent and authentic dining experience.

The Bela Italia is located in a shopping center with views of the parking lot. Once inside you will find the dining area to be exceptionally neat and clean, a reflection of the owner's attention to every detail. The staff and owner are very polite and helpful, with none of the distant and uncaring attitude you often find in other Reno restaurants.

Whether you are a Reno resident or visitor I highly recommend a visit to Bella Italia. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Alpine147
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bella Italia also viewed

 

Been to Bella Italia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing