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“Tiny restaurant belies the gourmet experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bella Campania

Bella Campania
Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Hillsdale
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Hackensack, New Jersey
Level Contributor
71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tiny restaurant belies the gourmet experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband's best friend picked this restaurant to celebrate a mile-stone birthday. We were able to bring our own wine. At first I was put off by our table's location in the middle of the room and people walking around the 4 of us. That inconvenience quickly became a non-issue with the excellent service, astounding variety on the menu, delicious food at affordable prices. No wonder there was a line! Portions were big enough to share and the atmosphere was one of revelry. Would love to return again!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nes56
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Chris T, Owner at Bella Campania, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
We're so glad you shared this review with us,and we couldn't be happier that you were so thrilled with your dining experience! We look forward to serving you again. Best wishes and Buon Compleanno (Happy Birthday)!
Chris T., Owner.
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English first
Montvale, New Jersey
1 review
“Great surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had our first meal at Bella Campania tonight and what a great experience. We were greeted warmly at the door by the host and then led to a table served by an old-time, highly experienced, funny waiter. Short ribs ravioli was excellent and traditional eggplant parm, lightly fried, delicious. Portions big enough to have another meal tomorrow. Everyone was friendly and pleasant, owner Chris came over to say hello, and by the time we left we felt like we had made new friends. Will definitely return!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 195Phyllis
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Chris T, Owner at Bella Campania, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hello 195Phyllis:
We’re so happy you enjoyed your meal, and feel our warm hospitality that has become as much a signature of Bella Campania, as the menu. We’re glad you liked the raviolis and parmigiana. Thank you for your loyalty and we look forward to serving you again in the future!
Best, Chris T., Owner/Chef.
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New Jersey
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice, Casual Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a very small Italian restaurant good for both a full meal or just a nice pizza. The locals know about it so it does get crowded especially on weekends and when they're running specials. Be sure to register your e-mail with them for nightly specials, such as one of my favorites, the home-made ravioli night. And because it's BYO, you save money by bringing your own wine. As I said it does get crowded, so you have to be patient with the service some times.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KSE7
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Chris T, Owner at Bella Campania, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hello!
We want to thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review us! We truly value your feedback. The Raviolis are a favorite of many and a great choice! Every Wednesday there are four different hand-crafted flavors, and they always rotate varying by season! We hope to see you again soon.
Best, Chris T., Owner.
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North New Jersey, United States
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Authentic and Delicious!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

apps, main course, pizza, whataver...the food is always GOOD and fresh.

Recently had veal parm dinner, amazing, shrimp parm dinner, so much shrimp and amazing, penne a la vodka is amazing too...Also had a beet salad about 6 months ago, still wish they had it on the menu, it was absolutely amazing.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Brandon M
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Chris T, Owner at Bella Campania, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Hi, Brandon M.,
We are so happy to hear your feedback and kind words! We truly appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to write your feelings and let us know your thoughts.
Best, Chris T., Owner.
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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our Favorite local Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Always a great meal with Home made mozzarella and raviloi's. The staff and the owners are friendly and service is always good. From traditional Italian dishes like Linguine with white clam sauce and Veal Picatta that are always the best to the specials offered daily. It's a BYOB restaurant and I have not had a bad meal yet.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Norman A
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