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“Mama Mia!”
Review of Bella's Restaurant

Bella's Restaurant
Ranked #58 of 566 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street NW
Transit: Catch the CAT down West Main Street.
Reviewed September 12, 2013

She's not, but I wish Bella was my Mom! The food is excellent, the pasta fresh, the sauces exquisite. My martini was over-priced ($21) and not chilled enough, but the wine we purchased was very nice for $40. The food is the thing, however: Gorgonzola Grilled romaine salad, fried Calamari Fritti, Zuppa di Pesce over fettuccine, and Ragu Bolognese. The smaller servings ("Serves 2") is enough for two people and some to take home. And, trust me, you will take the leftovers home with you!

Thank Charles D
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Service is usually what compels me to write a restaurant review and while we thoroughly enjoyed our meals, our server made the experience less than good. In a word, she was a try-hard and we felt interrupted and rushed throughout the meal. Every interaction was awkward and we increasingly dreaded her approach. We were with family for a birthday and had a lot we wanted to catch up on. No one was waiting for our table and many tables were still full, so there was no need to hurry us out. The bartender was excellent and I bet if he had been our server, we wouldn't have had any complaint!

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Thank louiedog
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant and were fortunate to be seated at the bar-it was a busy saturday night. The service behind the bar was terrific- friendly and engaging but not too much so. The owner came by and talked with us as well. The food was very good-fresh, flavorful and enough for leftovers the next day. We will go back!

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Thank jo c
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our daughter and son-in-law were at UVA NICU with our granddaughter for 17 days. They were at her side the entire time. On day 4 we visited and took them to dinner at Bella's that one of the nurses had suggested and it was just what we all needed. Wait staff was wonderful, and the food was amazing. We shared two entree's, salad, and had drinks, coffee and dessert. We met the owner and he was terrific. We will definitely go back if we are ever in Charlottesville again. Highly recommend Bella's, and our granddaughter and family are back home in OBX and she is doing amazing!!!

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Thank PintoBay
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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

The Gorgonzola chicken special tonight was out of this world. This was our first time but we'll be back!

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Thank Dale B
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