Bella Italia
Bella Italia

Bella Italia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bellaitaliapa.com/
  • Phone: 3604575442x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Dave Senters
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Bella Italia is available for special events. Please contact the restaurant @ 360-457-5442

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln and Laurel
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street as well as nearby parking lots.
A word from Bella Italia
Bella Italia, located in the middle of the Olympic Peninsula, features local Northwest food prepared with Italian flair.

We offer fresh wild caught salmon, halibut, shellfish, and local organic vegetables sourced from farms in the Dungeness Valley.

We strive to give all of our guests the best dining experience in both food and service.

Bella boasts an award winning wine list featuring over 500 wines including selections from Italy, Washington and California. We have received the Award of Excellence from wine spectator and Washington Wine Commission.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bella Italia reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (22)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (18)notable wine list (16)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (7)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Local Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We originally went here because of thenimportance of this restaurant to the movie twilight. After learning the truth we still wanted to explore Port Angeles and wanted to try the food, I myself got Bellas Ravioli, and my husband got the Chicken Marsala and they were awesome. The best marsala we have had. Our son got the kids spaghetti and it had a unique flavor. Waitress and staff were very personable and overall a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly fun and delicious
    eatouttoooften
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food, people and service were terrific. The menu was excellent. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nicely Done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Friendly atmosphere, nicely decorated. Smelled great. Portions were adaquate not extravagant, quality of food was outstanding. Staff was young, enthusiastic and attentive. Would like to eat there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian in Port Angeles
    WAFoodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Bella Italia serves a varied menu of Italian favorites coupled with chef's specialties. We found the appetizers, entrees, and bread to be equally delicious, and the serving sizes provided an excellent value for the meal's cost. We highly recommend this restaurant, but we suggest making reservations as we ate on a Monday night, but still had to wait ten minutes even with a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service/Average Food
    Tucker2VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Poor service. Waitress was rude. Had reservations and were not seated for close to 30 minutes. The restaurant was very busy, and they were not handling the volume very well. The sautéed calamari appetizer was good and had a nice sauce. The mushroom pasta and pasta carbonara were bland and nothing special. The pasta carbonara (if you choose to call it that) had a cream based sauce with mushrooms similar to the mushroom pasta. It's the first pasta carbonara that I've had that was not made with an egg/cheese/bacon based sauce. It was difficult to distinguish the flavor in the two pasta dishes. Not sure if the kitchen made a mistake or if both sauces are supposed to be very similar.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for dinner
    retiredinsequim
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a great place to eat. They have a fantastic wine list. The food is superb. I have never had a bad meal here. Everything is very fresh. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic dinner in Port Angeles
    Elaine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Well prepared and presented food featuring fresh local products.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a group of ten cyclists and Bella Italia did a great job of accommodating our big party. All of us raved about our dinners. The salads were crisp,fresh and nicely dressed. The pasta dishes were great too. Very attentive service by all staff particularly by our server, Joe, who was friendly and especially good humored despite our big party. We were all so full that we skipped dessert but I couldn't rests returning the next day for a slice of the limoncello lavender cheesecake: so light and creamy! My new favorite dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Susan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Very good Italian dinner. Our reservations were for 3 and we brought 2 friends along. Hostess graciously accommodated our larger group. It was very busy and obviously popular. I now see why. The food was delicious. Caprese insalata and mushroom ravioli both done authentically and presentation lovely. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    mosspiglets
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience at Bella Italia. The servers were courteous and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the pork with honey and balsamic glaze. They used fresh and local ingredients. I would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Experience
    pixel
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went here for the Twilight connection (my husband indulged me!). There's no mention of Twilight, except for the menu item of Bella's Mushroom Ravioli, which I ordered. My husband ordered the fettuccini carbonara. We tried each other's dish and decided to trade! The Pinot Grigio was really good. Service was good and friendly. We had the apricot lavender tart - which was tasty, as was the coffee. A good experience - even though it is not the exact restaurant used in the movie, I still felt like I had the Twilight experience! :-)
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Delightful Surprise!
    denisedian1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I will admit that I went there only to take my friend -- an ardent "Twilight" fan -- to the restaurant where Bella and Edward had their first date. The surprise came when we discovered that Bella Italia was a wonderful dining experience, with a terrific ambience, amazing wait-staff and even more amazing food. There was nothing about the experience that we didn't love!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JockWuVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Notable as the Port Angeles WA restaurant where Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen had their first date in Twilight. Food is classic Italian that is done well, and backed by a superb wine list. Service is earnest but almost overwhelming. Doesn't drown itself in Twilight associations, but the ravioli dish that Bella ordered is very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    NolaFoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great little neighborhood restaurant. Went with the bruschetta and steak and my mom got the salmon. Salmon wasn't that great but the steak was amazing!! The charred zucchini might have been my favorite part! I could've had a plate of the zucchini alone and been happy happy! Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Being retired my wife and I do not dine out frequently but when we do we want it to be special. Bella Italia is always a favorite. We love the quality of the food and the portions are just right and it is always a most pleasant experience. We also get a kick out of all the tourists that stop by to snap a photo of "Bella Italia" the restaurant of "Twilight" fame!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcoming & Delicious
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We've been dining there for years. I think it just gets better. We ended up with 2 extra people this visit. Although the place was packed (it was a pre-marathon Saturday evening) & my reservation was for 8, not 10, the bustling but always smiling wait staff didn't break stride (I told them we could go somewhere else if this was too much.) We had to wait perhaps 20 mins (they told us that), but cheerfully rearranged our seating. And they even comped us dessert because we had to wait!! Dinner was delicious! We will always eat at Bella Italia when we're in Port Angeles!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Nice family-friendly dinner spot in downtown Port Angeles. Perfect place for our pre-marathon dinner! Both pasta and non-pasta dishes were very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice!
    rlb26
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Stayed in town for the NODM marathon and came in for pasta. Hubby had pork chop... it was fabulous! I had pasta dish which was also fab! Definitely would go again! Great service, food, and ambiance! Reserved through OpenTable and reservation was easy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • travelswithlinda
    travelswithlinda
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    small neighborhood restaurant; reservations a must on a holiday week end. Excellent food, service was good as they were very busy. Great wine list. Would go back if in the area again. If you like/love REAL italian this is the restaurant for you. YUM Bella Italia!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Bdaytraveler35
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The food & the service was amazing! Everyone was so friendly and informative about the specials and wines! We loved it! And if we're ever in the area again we will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were in the area for my birthday and enjoyed this restaurant 7-8 years ago (pre-Twilight). Saturday night I ordered the veal parmigiana. The meat was tough and fatty and smothered in do much sauce it was hard to find. The veggies weren't just overcooked, they were burnt. They should have compt the entree but offered free desert. Will not return. Service was also slow- waitress had to be flagged several times for things she said she would get.
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    Fit For Foodies
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 234 reviews are from the Bella Italia reviews archive.
  • Fun,relaxed dinner
    Havefoodwilltravel
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    What a fun night! Pleasant atmosphere, great food, friendly staff! Everyone loved their on tray. One person felt that the mushroom ravioli was a bit salty but the saltimbucca was killer! The dessert was phenomenal, a work of art!!! The dinner, an all around hit! We definitely will be returning! Thanks for the amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place to eat
    retiredinsequim
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This restaurant has great food and a very friendly staff. The wine list is extensive. Every bottle of wine that we have had there has been excellent. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for
    FoodHereFoodThere
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    From the moment we step into the restaurant, the costumer service was wonderful. The food was tasty and well prepared. The steak was tender, delicious, and cook to perfection. The garlic potatoes complemented the tenderness of the steak. It was a nice atmosphere, making the dinning experience very pleasant. You must try the Italian sodas.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was excellent but the service was not up to my expectations. We were seated quickly, but the staff kept passing us by, even though we were sitting there with the menus closed. One of our water glasses had a crack in it and the staff didn't notice, even after filling the glass.
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  • Delicious
    Newfoodexplorer
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I came to Port Angeles for a different change in sceenery with my kids and wanted to experience some Twilight spots as well. I decided to dine at Bella Italia and order the Bella Mushroom Raviloi and it was breathtakingly delicious. My kids had the butter pasta and pizza and those too were mouth watering good. It was warm and welcoming, an overall excellent experience for my kids and me. I will dine here again and recommend the food and service to my friends and family. Thank you Bella Italia for making out last night in Port Angeles complete.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best resturant find in Port Angeles
    FoodieTravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food and service was wonderful. Great fresh catch, black mouth salmon, recommended wine was a great pairing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were staying in Port Angeles
    anonymous
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were staying in Port Angeles for the weekend. this restaurant was so good we ate there twice. Ask for the reserve wine list. The owner is a collector and has some excellent vintages for reasonable prices. The veal marsala was excellent, tender, with some unique but subtle flavors. The Alfredo with shrimp was saucy but not heavy. This is a popular restaurant in a small town. We dined at 7:30 pm but if you plan to dine earlier on a weekend you will need reservations.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Italian for Travelers!
    AvidTraveler
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a great time! The chicken parm and mushroom ravioli were amazing. Thanks for a great experience!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant in downtown
    RickVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great restaurant in downtown Port Angeles, casual, relaxed atmosphere. We have eaten at Bella Italia many times over the years as we visit the Washington coast or venture over to Victoria. The food is always good to great, well prepared, good to your liking, and portions that leave you full. After appetizers and entrees, not enough room to enjoy dessert this evening. Server was great, explained menu selections well and aided in our meal selection, very friendly. Overall, a nice dining experience. Our experience, this restaurant is always very consistent. Try it, you will return. Worth making a reservation, even then may be a wait as this place is very popular with locals and out of towners alike and fills up early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Great Food
    IanandMegan
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We went to Bella Italia for Valentine's Day 2014 hoping for a quiet and romantic dinner. This was our first visit so we did make reservations and everything was orderly and on time. Our immediate observation was that the staff were prompt, friendly, and very thorough and mature. The food was great. I wouldn't say amazing, but the mushroom ravioli was impressive nonetheless. We also ordered the spaghetti with meatballs which is the only part of the meal that did WOW me as it was pretty basic--though my husband liked it despite the price. Overall, I really love the mushroom ravioli and would definitely dine at Bella Italia again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and atmospher
    MarkH
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We have dined at Bella Italia several times and never been disappointed. The wine list offers a great variety of wines for any menu item. The menu is varied with options for every appetite . We have brought friends to the restaurant and the staff and chef never disappoint. Always greeted with a smile and attentive service. The restaurant is suitable for a nice quiet evening out, a small family gathering, or a romantic celebration.They are a small restaurant so I highly recommend reservations to ensure seating. Whether you want Chicken, Steak, Pasta or seafood, you will not be disappointed. A plus is the vegetables are all from local farmers so they are always fresh. We highly recommend them to friends and fellow travelers.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The mushroom ravioli was ok. The pasta primavera was very sad. It had no flavor. It's so easy to make a good past primavera. It's as if they didn't even try. All they have to do is put some fresh herbs and maybe a few sundried tomatoes and olives and it would improve it 100%.
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  • Excellent food and service
    Christa
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Bella Italian is a stop for us each time we are in Port Angeles. The food is excellent, they have a nice variety of local wine (Washington), and the service is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask and you shall receive!
    Pierre
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    In making the reservation via OpenTable, I used the "special request" area to say that I love truly authentic Italian-style Spaghetti Carbonara -- not the cream-sauce knockoff frequently found in the USA -- and hoped to have it if on the menu. Well, it is not on the regular menu, but on arrival, we were greeted with the surprising news that the chef had reviewed the week's requests, and had decided to put truly authentic European-style Spaghetti Carbonara onto the weekly-special menu. What a lovely thing to do -- and it was absolutely perfect! There just can't be a better Italian dining restaurant experience than at Bella Italia. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella Bella Italia
    Kaye
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The warm glow inside thankfully offset the November cold outside. Traditional menu of Italian classics, not cheap, but with ample portions, so it's worth the money. Interesting items like rabbit cannelloni. Fantastic balsamic vinegar/olive oil with fresh bread. The place feels romantic but surprisingly kids work well here, too. Lighting on center tables is too dim. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Russ
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Would eat there anytime I was in Port Angeles. The food & service was outstanding!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Twimommobile
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    After a bad dinner experience the night before, we were still excited but leery on our last stop of the trip. Online reservations with casual dress made for convenience during a road trip, but the subtle elegance made us feel cozy & excited to try a good quality meal. The servers were friendly & hard working. The food did not disappoint at all. Delicious & good amounts. A nice speedier treat on a road trip & very much appreciated. Thank you staff of port Angeles Bella italia. Recommended you on Facebook & will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent, especially
    KellyT
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food was excellent, especially enjoyed the locally-picked mushrooms in the mushroom tortellini. The quality food was enhanced by the attentive service of the wait-staff. This is my favorite place in Port Angeles.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • for Twilight
    depthofreal
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    My wife and I visited this place to complete our Twilight experience. We were on our way back to Seattle, coming from Forks. She ordered the mushroom ravioli, of course, and I ordered the duck. Both entrees were delicious - the duck, especially. Service was top notch by everyone, and they were both professional and friendly. It sits in the heart of a beautiful town, and on the inside, it's not too noisy, and also not cramped with tables; it's cozy and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.