Bella Roma
Bella Roma
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Bella Roma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bellaromaitalianrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9413490995
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Flavio Cristofoli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canal Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bella Roma
We are located in Sarasota on the beautiful north side of Siesta Key, just one block from the beach. We are a family owned restaurant where everything is made fresh daily. From rustic bread and focaccia to our fabulous pasta, fresh seafood and veal.

From rustic bread and focaccia to fabulous pasta, fresh seafood and veal, the menu here spans the gamut of authentic Northern Italian cuisine and has been pleasing customers since 1991. Named a top 500 restaurant in the state of Florida from 2003-10 by Florida Trend Magazine, Bella Roma also sports a nice wine selection (available by the glass or by the bottle) along with a children's menu and daily specials. Head over soon for unmatched traditional Italian food and service that will have you coming back again and again.
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Bella Roma reviews from OpenTable diners
  • A New Name
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    First we were confused because we couldn't find it, though we had visited here some time ago. The restaurant has changed its name. Now it's Flavio's and they've added on another room and a brick oven for pizza. When the wine came it wasn't the year stated on the menu but my husband accepted it anyway. That was a mistake. He said the wine cost as much as our entrees and was only a 2 year old red. He was unhappy for the rest of the evening though it was his own fault. I do think that the wine server should have mentioned the discrepancy and perhaps asked if he wanted to make another selection. This situation ruined the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a party of 5. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    We had a party of 5. The waiter was very pleasant and helpful. The food was served relatively quickly and hot. Each of the diners enjoyed their meals. Would definitely go again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The meal was fantastic, the
    Emily
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    The meal was fantastic, the service was terrific. The ambiance was okay but the authentic dinner at reasonable prices made for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rude owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Our waiter was very good but a second female server was rude when I asked for a fresh knife after our appetizer. The owner was dressed like he was taking out the trash and kept fussing over a chair...no smiles to be found on this guy. Food was average at best...I am Italian so I know good Italian food. After our dinner we promptly scratched plans to take upcoming guests there. I would advise not going here....the owner does not seem to care about repeat business.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fire alarm went of for about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Fire alarm went of for about 15 minutes while dining.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal!!
    PepperridgeVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    They handled our group of 8 very well! They looked a little understaffed but maybe someone called off. Waiters were so nice!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As I've noted, the name of
    Nancy
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    As I've noted, the name of the restaurant is now 'Flavio's.'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice wine list
    BassethoundVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    Our waiter, Arturo is excellent. Very knowledgable about wine list especially old world Italians. Ate the twice in a ten day period. Staying on Siesta Key so we can walk to the Village and enjoy great food at a reasonable price. Outside seating is limited and you are looking over the parking lot but its 70 degrees and a beautiful evening. Specials are always interesting with a homemade pasta and generally a fish dish. Staying another month and we will go back at least 2 more times.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Service was great and the chef was very accommodating with diet needs
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly, fun and homemade pasta!
    ASRQVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Bella Roma has become a regular spot for us to enjoy Italian food in Sarasota. Service is always good and the food is consitently delicious. The specials are often so good....we never seem to get to the menu! Highly reccomend this friendly neighborhood restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liked the mirrors and artwork
    Gabriella
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    Liked the mirrors and artwork in the restaurant. Really liked the assorted glassware collected for the bar in the pizza area -- cool.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bella Roma was great as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    Bella Roma was great as always. We have been going there during our Siesta Key vacations for almost 20 years. They are attentive but not too much; and the food is always spectacular. They made an off-the-menu appetizer that my (now grown) children remember from years ago and it was wonderful. The blackened grouper, veal, and all the pasta dishes were great. Thank you for another beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • By far the best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    By far the best restaurant on Siesta Key. One of the best Italian restaurants anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    The food and service was outstanding. Special requests were also accomodated. We highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Siesta Key.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet