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Bella Sera Trattoria
Bella Sera Trattoria

Bella Sera Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bellaseratrattoria.com
  • Phone: (626) 359-1399
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joe Borrelli & Matthew Heminway
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lime Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking on Myrtle and surrounding streets. Parking lot on Lemon across from the fire station.
A word from Bella Sera Trattoria
Our mission is very simple: To make fresh, delicious Italian food in an atmosphere that is familiar, modern and comfortable. In our new restaurant, you will experience Italian Food. The menu features familiar entrees you've loved for years as well as our own inventive dishes created for you and your guests.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We booked a dinner reservation and arrived early. We were immediately seated near the bar, we had a great view of the entire restaurant. Service was excellent, our waiter was friendly and very helpful, he explained the specials and recommended several dishes. The Kale salad was excellent, I had a peach and mozzarella appetizer which was fantastic, the peaches were perfectly ripe. My strip steak was cooked to perfection. Dessert was divine . I'd go back and highly recommend Bella Sera to all my friends, my husband has already told all of his coworkers about our new find. We will be back to try more of the menu."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We took two friends to Bella Sera for their birthday dinners. On a Sunday night, there were only a few other parties on the back patio. Tables were far enough apart that we could talk. Food and service were excellent, and prices were reasonable."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We are very pleased with the new and improved Bella Sera Trattoria. We have been going since the new owners/management took over a few months ago and are delighted with their ongoing efforts to improve the restaurant. The service is outstanding, the food is good and we go at least once a week!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Bella Sera, which in Italian means Beautiful Night, is a gem in old town Monrovia. It has recently gone through new ownership and aesthetic changes. The restaurant not only delivers great food but the ambiance is incredible."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Under new management apparently. We went for DineLA, first time ever. Salad - good portion, tossed and then plated so some of the berries/nuts got lost under the leaves, would've been better presentation if berries/nuts were placed after tossing the greens. Pasta - huge portion! Good taste. Dessert - yummy, tiramisu and canoli both good. We were treated well despite the DineLA. Definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Went for dine la lunch special. We had penne vodka (bland) and pomodoro bucatini (very bland). Pasta cooked perfect, lack of taste. Desert was almost inedible - cannoli bland, and tiramisu odd. Service very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We were generally pleased but my wife's beef dish included gristle and fat pieces which diminished her enjoyment. My serving of spaghetti and meatballs was quite good with a generous serving of four meatballs. The Service was excellent. We probably would have rated it higher if not for the beef dish. We will probably try it again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I'm shocked that this "restaurant" is on open table. We made reservations that weren't honored (they gave our booth requested to some other party that just walked in). We had to ask for water, salt, pepper, and did not have bread or olive oil/balsamic vinegar at our table (other tables had them!) and we finally received basic condiments near the end of our meal. It was the worst dining experience I've had in my adult life! The service was awful. The waitress failed to tell the chef I was a vegetarian and was served the wrong dish. She refused to allow us to take dessert to go and She insisted that my fiancé try his dish with a "poached egg" which was served sunny side up that ruined his bland dish. It was so LOUD I couldn't hear my fiancé!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Solid Italian food at a good price. Portion size was good for most of the dishes. Pasta is made in store. Should try if you are in the area."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Bella Serra is a wonderful new addition to the Monrovia restaurant scene. The food selection is great and the preparation is delicious. I love the bacon wrapped figs and the meatballs as an appetizer. There pizza is great with a delicious crust. The chicken marsala and the lasagna are winners, too! All very soulful. The waitstaff is very well trained and make you feel very well taken care of."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Over all the place is decent....Both food and service are good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • " The food and dessert were really average, kind of disappointed."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The newly renovated Bella Sera has some great new perks. A facelift, happy hour, and a fresh menu. The happy hour has $5 drinks and appetizers in the cute new bar area. It ends kinda early at 6pm, but if I can get out of work on time and rush over, I can make it. Food items are hit and miss for me so far, but what is good will bring me back for more. Grilled asparagus and prosciutto was perfectly grilled and so flavorful. Calamari includes the legs. I hate when the legs are missing! Short Rib Pasta was fresh made and cooked al dente. Just right. Very good. Good sized portions. The service both times I have visited has been more than great. I am looking forward to the next happy hour and to try more things on the menu."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I was looking for a nice place to meet someone for a first date. This was a great choice. The service was very good, the food was good and there was no hurry for us to be rushed off. Mind you it was a Monday night but they had a good turn out which shows the locals like it too. The meat ball appetizer was very tender and nicely spiced. I had pasta and my date had chicken, both were very good. I took a quick look on their back patio, it's a great place on summer nights. I think I will get a table back there next."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Return to local favorite with surprising new management and innovative new menu. Several clever new dishes were a delight to the palate."
    Dined on 7/13/2014