I have mixed feelings about Bella Gente because my husband and I have been regulars there for the past 6 months and have had some great--and some not so great--meals there. It's a pizzeria, but also has a nice little dining room and dinner menu. From what I understand, it's changed owners a couple times recently, and we keep noticing changes in the menu, and prices(going up). The ambiance is ok, but they could use some better decor and music. The place is very cold looking--everything is sage green and brown with metal wall sculptures and the lighting is too bright. The music is trendy eurolounge music. We were going almost every week on Sunday around 7 and the place was usually dead, 2 or 3 tables tops. The food and service seem to be hit or miss. On some days the food and service were good, and other days not so good, and the number of people in the place didn't seem to be a factor. The staff there are friendly and professional, for the most part, with the exception of one waitress who I actually saw pull a chair up to one of the tables to talk to some people she knew who were dining there, while she was the only waitress on duty and we were trying to get her attention. Some of the food is really good, especially the calimari, which is always cooked to perfection, but on other occasions I ordered chicken and salmon that were overcooked. For dessert, they have an amazing creme brulee and a dark side of the moon cake that are to die for. After our meal there tonight, however, I don't think we will be returning. The food just wasn't up to standard. The calimari we ordered was missing the balsamic glaze, the breadsticks(which look like sicilian pizza without the cheese, cut into slices) were lukewarm and doughy, the flounder I ordered didn't taste fresh, and the eggplant parm my husband ordered was a soggy mess. Even the lemon slices in our water looked shrivelled, as though they'd been sitting out all day, or maybe 2 days. Addio, Bella Gente. Too bad.
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