Bella Notte
Bella Notte

Bella Notte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellanottechicago.com/
  • Phone: 3127335136x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday -Thusday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Fri 11:00am - 11:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ramon Aguirre
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: let us customize a menu for your event of any size from 8-2000 people
    contact Ramon at 312-733-5136 or email him at ramon@bellanottechicago.com
    View our menus at http://bellanottechicago.com/index-4.php
  • Private Party Facilities: Bella Notte serves for many different occasions whether it be for a private party, or a luncheon party we serve all.
  • Private Party Contact: Ramon F Aguirre 8886130276
  • Entertainment: none
  • Special Events: We have private dining rooms that can accommodate parties of 15- 110 guests.
    view our menus at http://bellanottechicago.com/index-4.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Noble St
  • Public Transit: Grand Ave Bus
    Blue Line closest stop Grand and Halsted
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet from 11am-2pm
    5pm to Close Valet Parking $10
A word from Bella Notte
Welcome to Bella Notte, located just west of downtown Chicago, Bella Notte specializes in fine Italian Cuisine. Home-Made Pastas and our award winning Veal chops. Whatever your taste buds may crave.
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Bella Notte reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (10)romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Pretty Good
    willbbak
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My second time at Bella Notte and my friends first. They really liked it and were happy that I suggested the place. I was very pleased and happy with the overall service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Comfort food
    LiaG
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We thought we would hit up Randolph street but after reviewing their eclectic menus we decided we wanted a meal that had substance. We all ordered "half-orders" of our meal and still took left-overs home. The waiter was very attentive. The Italian cooking was excellent. Even the olive oil on the table with warm bread was amazing. When the bill came the price could not be beat. We would have easily paid at least twice on Randolph. Oh and the house wine I ordered was a great big pour and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had great service and the food was fantastic. Our server made great recommendations and was very helpful with the menu. We'll definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joyfullVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It's been a while since I had been to Bella Notte. Food is still fabulous. Waitstaff is excellent. I'm so happy we were able to get in at the last minute. joyfull
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    You get a lot of food in a full portion. They include the option of half orders on many of their dishes. Very enjoyable meal nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    StubbornSoto
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I wish I lived closer to this gem. It's authentic Italian food and decent prices. The service was fabulous. Our waitress acted more like a family aunt who's house we went to go visit and wanted us to enjoy every minute of our stay. Great time with my family to celebrate my birthday dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    LPOOVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was delicious, service was great! Nice romantic restaurant. Nice sized portions of food and we ordered the half order.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    DowntownDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Best pasta in Chicago! A great neighborhood find in easy proximity to the United Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 112 reviews are from the Bella Notte reviews archive.
  • mushy salt explosion
    eye8VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    fresh ingredients in a very nice setting but everything we had was wet and insanely over salted
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Italian Done Very Well
    FANTASTIC
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We really love the restaurant and have gone there as a family for years. The cold food comes on cold plates and the hot food on hot plates, how novel! Everything is above average with the stars being Calamari (I've not had the Octopus yet), house salad, linguine with clams, mussels, chicken and veal dishes are wonderful. I was disappointed by the Cavatelli this visit...too doughy but in the past it's been light and yummy. Square noodles and Vodka sauce always awesome...they make such a great tomato sauce!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Accommodating
    mpm6VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a party of 10 last weekend and needed to be out at a certain time for the theatre. No Problem. Service was Fantastic.... I aksed if I could have Egg Plant Parmesian which was Not on the menu - No Problem !! Great old Style Italian ! One of the Best in the City !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We come here for all if our special events, birthdays, anniversaries, etc
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic to entertain clients
    ARumbo
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I was searching through the restaurant lists on Opentable to try and entertain one of my biggest clients and came across Bella Notte. I was so impressed with the atmosphere and the wine list. If you want to take some people out for a fantastic night go here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT find!!!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The portions were huge and the quality was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Italian Restaurant in the City
    Roberta
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    If you want absolutely exceptional food, wine and service, Bella Notte delivers. I've held business group dinners here, had birthday celebration dinners, and just dined here to get a good Italian food fix. Get a reservation for sure. I almost hate to write about this restaurant - it is that good, and will be just more popular. If you are Italian, you will really appreciate this place. It is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    foodie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was very good and at a reasonable price. We really love going there and look forward to our meals with our friends there. We had not been there for about a year and were really excited to go back. We were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never again
    hawkmeister
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    hard to review the food since we never got any. we waited over an hour and then had to leave so as not to be late to the game. no one came over to tell us that they were running late or to offer something to munch on. the manager was non existent. someone should have made a gesture and acknowledged the awful service - whether it was complimentary drinks or . . .something. instead we got a bill for drinks and not a word of apology. we encountered another group while waiting for our car that had the identical experience - never got their dinner. the best of the evening was the valet car parker who refused to take any money when he learned that we never had dinner. . . . that valet should have been running the entire operation.
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  • Bella, Bella
    mickVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Excellent food, great portions and service. I cant wait to go back and have already recommended this restaurant to my friends! Mike R
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home style Italian
    NSwmsbgVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is an old time neighborhood spot for home style Italian food. The pasta is well prepared with sauce like mom used to make. We enjoyed getting together with friends at this spot; the drinks are great, appetizers wonderful and entrees that you have to share.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service. Adequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great food and service. Adequate portions! Small home feeling. Always consistent. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Oregon- great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We were referred to go here by a friend. We were staying downtown on Michigan avenue, but they assured us it would be worth the cab ride. Excellent food and to say reasonably priced would be an understatement. The prices were fantastic! Portions are huge. True Italian food. ALl around great meal and atmosphere and service was excellent and attentive. We will be back next time we are in Chicago and will be sure to tell our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is our second time here,
    enjoyingitVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This is our second time here, and both times the food was delicious, wonderful pasta, the vodka cream sauce melts in your mouth. We shared a grilled seafood appetizer that was so tasty. Looking forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was awesome. I had the Shrimp Fridiavolo and omg. My Sist had the Chicken Marsala it was like an organism in my mouth. The staff was very polite and energetic. Bella Notte mademy birthday awesome. Would like to come again some day very soon!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the classics done well
    gutleatherVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    All the classics done well and available in 1/2 orders.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wary of Large Portions
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Although this restaurant was recommended for great food, I would not use that adjetive. The food was fine, but not really good and certainly not greatjk. I was warned about the very large portions and all of us (two adults, two older children) had 1/2 portions, which was way more than enough. I have now decided to stay away from those restaurants that they and their patrons tout as having large portions. Those types of restaurants just don't have what I would consider great food. I did like the ambiance though.
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  • Glad to have found Bella Notte
    SaturdaynightVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We're always looking for a new Italian place, and this was a good find. Portions are large if you get the full size (loved the leftovers) and a good value. Generous pour on the wine. Nice big selection of entrees too. Service was good, although it was quiet on the Sunday night we were there. Found free parking on the street too! Only complaint was they didn't have meat sauce -- marinara was good, but I prefer meat sauce. We didn't try the vodka sauce or alfredo, but we'll be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella Notte has great food
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Bella Notte has great food in large quantities. Service was professiona, though not overly attentive. It is set up to provide great food to the pre -basketball/ hockey crowd at the United Center. Half portions are a full meal for most eop lie. Order a full portion only if you want to take food home. We loved the food and found the service more than adequate for our needs. We ate on the second floor. The area was less noisy than the first floor. The server had too many at tables, but had a reasonable amount of support staff. We would definitely go back. We took home leftovers, and ate them the next day. They were as good as they were when we wate them at the restaurant. The first floor is much hosier. We preferred the second floor quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My New Best Chicago Italian Restaur
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My starter, Sausage and Peppers, was as good as any I have had. Others at our table, highly recommended the veal entrees. If you order the full potions, be prepared to eat. Couples might consider sharing a full portion and an appetizer. The ambience is quaint and well lighted. The bar is a comfortable place to relax waiting for your table. Maria concocted a great drink for my daughter using Frangelico as a base. The wine list had a wide variety of Italian and American wines. Since most of our table had veal, I chose and Italian Barolo, which I tasted and accepted. The server was knowledgeable and helpful selecting our entrees. Valet parking is available. Reservations are a must, especially on the week-end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diining experience
    muzzyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I have had dinner several times with excellent food, service, etc. The food was just fair, our waiter offered to take back for another dish or replace but we rejected, I would go back it could have been just a bad night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorite neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Great chicken marsala. The sauce is excellent with a fine marsala wine flavor. The minestrone soup is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Damn Good
    Michelle
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went on Valentines Day & it was VERY packed but the 2 hosts; who were brothers were AWESOME! Victor upstairs took care of us & sat us promptly for our 9pm reservation. Service was good & very attentive. I have to say I was not impressed w/ the baked clams..very chewy & fishy but the sauce was good. The Fried calamari needed a little bit more flavor but otherwise fried lightly * VERY crisp! I had the 1/2 order of linguine w/ broc & shrimp....OUTSTANDING!!!! MY bf had the meat raviolis..& THEY WERE COOKED TO PEREFECTION & DELISH!!! I can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for valentines day
    GenevamomVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very noisy and way too dark. Service was very slow and food disappointing. Waiter did not check back throughout meal and coffee was cold. Not great for romantic dinner but maybe for a weeknight with family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend
    Gbaby
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant had amazing service and great good. Try the mussels!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great meal. The chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Had a great meal. The chicken marsala is among the best of any we have ever had. The salads are more than generous and can be shared by 2 or even 3 guests. We have always enjoyed this restaurant and look forward to other fine meals there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Place
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Bella Notte is always the "place" whether for business or pleasure. They have a nice menu but generally will make you whatever you want. It comes out hot and well presented. All the staff are attentive, smiling and helpful. They will move things along if you're going to the United Center or allow a leisurely pace if you just drop in for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Haveappetitewilltravel
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I thought this would be a good place for New Years Eve. As soon as we walked in, the greeting was perfunctory, but our reservation was not delayed. Our waiter never smiled, and answered our questions with quick yes or no answers. The grilled calamari was very tasty, but our chicken cacciatore and chicken Parmesan were average at best. We weren't told that salad came with dinner, and the server bruskly told us as he set the salads in front of us. Mine was drenched in dressing, and I couldn't eat it. On a good note, the tiramisu was amazing. Best I've ever had.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SuburbFoodies
    SuburbFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Food was great. Portions are very large - even the half orders. We chose half orders and still could have split a half between 2 of us. The sauce is great. Everything is made fresh as you order it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    divine89
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I didn't know what to expect because I had heard good and bad but I'm glad I came I came with a group we had many request and they fulfilled every need. Our waiter was great he checked on us when needed when we asked about certain dishes he described them so well. The food was great we all shared 3different dishes and we had appetizers which were very filling. Its a small place but it felt cozy to us. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Always delicious and joyous. This is one of my favorite spots of all time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Ol' Italian
    Cb15
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    A good spot for a low key dinner. Gets crowded on a Friday night but clears out fairly early. And great bread. Really great bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.