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“Simply the BEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Bella

Casa Bella
Ranked #3 of 303 Restaurants in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply the BEST”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

This has to be the finest restaurant in the Scranton area. Food is always excellent with the service to match. Our group has always raved about this restaurant wonder in North Scranton. The customer will not be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food and Service”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Eating at Casa Bella is a wonderful dining experience! The food, wine and service is excellent and we can't wait to go back in a few weeks!

  • Visited November 2011
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Bethesda, MD
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3 reviews
“Gem in Scranton”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Wanted to have a nice dinner with our freshman at the Univ of Scranton, checked tripadvisor for a restaurant. We decided on Casa Bella and we were not disappointed, food was fresh, tasty and homemade. Good atmosphere, lots of family working in the restaurant. Waitstaff was awesome, we had 5 different people stop by our table to serve or make sure everything was right. This was impressive because the restaurant was full with people waiting for a table. Our mushroom ravioli, was a special that was homemade that morning, eggplant parm was perfect and the fish was fresh and tasty. Desserts were very good as well, we had 5 different desserts for the table and we finished them all. Overall experience was great and look forward to going back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Alway's Good to the very last taste”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Can't beat the food and the owner's friendliness and comitment to good service. Once you've been to Casa Bella you can't help but return. Food consistently good, medium priced. Good for celebrations or just a night out. I love the veal dishes. Overall a good experience.

Visited September 2012
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Princeton, New Jersey
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76 reviews
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“A Diamond in the Rough”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

My family and I dined at Casa Bella after meeting half way between Syracuse and Philadelphia to facilitate the handover of our pet, who I had been watching while my parents were on vacation. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided on Casa Bella.

While from the outside the restaurant might look like much - nestled in a old timey residential neighborhood in Scranton just off the interstate - the interior is warm, welcoming, and homey, and several other patrons were enjoying meals inside.

We were seated promptly and began to order. The menu is quite large, so there will be no lack of variety. For appetizers, the Stuffed Mushrooms and Clams Oreganata were quite good, but not excellent. The cold antipasto for two was what you would expect from an above-average Italian restaurant.

The entrees are where Casa Bella excels. My table ordered 3 pasta entrees and two chicken entrees. I had the Penne Rionese, a dish with pasta, chicken, bell peppers, and broccoli. It was phenomenal. The chicken had been expertly cooked in its own juices. My girlfriend had the Chicken Bella, which she also enjoyed. My Mother ordered the a Rigatoni dish with peas and mushrooms which I tried. The dish was similarly fantastic.

Dessert was nothing special. The service was a bit rough and tumble at times (literally, with our waitress tripping and breaking an entire tray of wine glasses) and the owner can be a bit obsequious in trying to create that nostalgic Italian family atmosphere experience, but all in all, Casa Bella was quite a find nestled in North Scranton and could easily compete with comparable restaurants in larger cities. A must if you are in Scranton and don't mind a short drive to the North of the City.

  • Visited September 2012
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