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Bella Sogno
Bella Sogno

Bella Sogno Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellasognorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (732) 869-0700
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Claudio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering and Gift Certificates also Available.
  • Private Party Facilities: *Private Parties* At Bella Sogno, we offer the perfect intimate setting for Private Parties. Just to name a few... Rehearsal Dinners, Baby & Bridal Showers, Birthday, Holiday & Retirement Parties. Competitive pricing, fantastic service and great food!!! Contact Us for Pricing Information and Availability...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brinley Ave
  • Public Transit: Bradley Beach train station is only a block away, we are located on Brinley ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bella Sogno
Here at Bella Sogno we appreciate your patronage and support. Because every dish is cooked and made to order with the freshest of ingredients time is one of our most important methods of our preparation. To complete your dining experience our chef prepares homemade desserts daily. Coffee, tea, cappuccino and espresso are also available.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The Flounder Francis is a must try. Restaurant is nicely decorated. Love the linen table cloths. Staff was tentative and food was served very timely. Bring your own wine and enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our first time at Bella Sogno, excited to try "Bradley Beach's Best Kept Secret." A beautiful, appealing space! Unfortunately, when we received the stale bread, we realized the food might not match the decor. A tomato and mozzarella appetizer was dry; no other oil and vinegar was provided. The grilled pork chops were breaded (wrong dish?) and tasteless, although they were not over cooked. Broccoli rabe was tough, "chef's veggies" were non-descript. The flounder oreganata was meh, according to my husband. Bread pudding dessert was DELICIOUS. Service was good, ambiance great, food barely so so."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "been coming for years, always try to eat here whenever at the jersey shore. food is always very good, atmosphere is cozy and love that's it's byob too. always have an enjoyable time except this last time our server was not pleasant at all and dismissed our efforts to get input on food selections. unfortunate :( but we wouldn't let her spoil our enjoyment and will still go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Overall a very good restaurant! Food is very good but you must wait, which was fine with us. Very small and tight seating, but would recommend for food alone!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It is a decent place to eat. Nothing to rave about but couldn't really complain. The BYOB made it a place me and my fiancee liked. Overall we would eat there again but wouldn't be our first choice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've driven past this place a few times but never realized it was there. So delicious! Very cozy and intimate seating inside, ample seating outside. Menu is diverse and had a few surprises. The specials sounded delicious too! Food is made to order so be patient. Our waitress was polite, and cheerful. The restaurant was busy and our waitress was one of two waitstaff. She did marvelously in taking care of us and multiple tables. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were a party or 7 on July 5th and even though we were seated on time and placed our order about 15 minutes after getting seated, it took another 20 minutes to get our salad and another hour almost to get our entrees which were very tasty. The wait staff which is short staffed was lousy. We finished our meal at 915. Didnt realize its a BYOB restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ate inside, where ambiance is ok. A bit tight. The menu has many great choices and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The waiter started by telling us we had to be out by 7:30 ... we waited a long time between courses which was odd considering we were told we had to be out by a certain time ... and although there were specials he never told us what they were .. the food was good but I ordered a side dish of spinach and when it arrived I amazed at the portion .. for $6 I would have expected more that an ounce or two ... While the food was enjoyable I didn't get the feeling that the staff were interested in making us look forward to returning ..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very good food. Great salad. It is a BYOB which is terrific."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "tried based on previous reviews..arrived to 1/2 empty restaurant and was offered the table by the door..when asked to take one of the 4 other tables for 4, we were told we couldnt?? seem to create a big calamity to change a table in a half empty restaurant. Not exactly catering to the customer service..we kept the door table. The male asst waiter was attentive, we found our waitress, who took the order, to be unattentive. Food was good, but I guess they are busy enough and are not trying to woo new returning diners...Might try again.."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great place to bring friends to enjoy a delicious dinner, talk and fun. Their service is outstanding and, they are right and ready to always help you with susggestions and kindness. One of my favorite places for sure."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent, but our appi was greasy. Dinner was good. Would go to again after trying a few other places"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Good food, good service, intimate setting, outdoor dining available."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great BYOB restaurant, food is outstanding! Salads are fresh and diverse. Meals were tasty and good portions. Tiramisu for desert was yummy!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Go during the week, it'll be quieter and less crowded but be sure to make a reservation"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Our family has been coming here for a few years now and we look forward to it every time! The food is always delicious, the service is great and the setting is cozy. It's one of our special occasion spots! Thank you Bella Sogno!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It is so nice to be able to find a cozy restaurant at the Jersey Shore. There are maybe 15 tables in Bella Sogno. Perfect little BYOB that is not only reasonable but also serves delicious food. The waitresses are attentive and it is obvious that they really enjoy there job and the diners. My wife and I have been there about 10 times and it's always been absolutely perfect. The prices are great especially with bringing your own wine. They do take reservations and I would recommend that especially on weekends."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is our favorite place. Food is always superb. Service is very very good and very attentive. Same wait staff each time we've been there. Jody was wonderful on our last visit. It's a BYOB and I love that!!! Don't want to say too much great stuff or it will become everyone's favorite! All dishes are outstanding. I love the apple walnut salad with feta so much . My husband and I always get it and share it Just love it there! Small and inviting!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I always have a great meal at Bella Sogna. The food is terrific and so is the service. the only negative is the restaurant is small and the seating is cramped...Save room for the cheesecake...it is worth it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Arrived in a nearby town and wanted a good meal. A quick search on Open Table and I had a reservation at Bella Sogno. Loved it instantly when I walked through the front doors. Filled with locals. The waitress was awesome (even charged my phone for me - so I could GPS back to the hotel). The food was amazing - my eggplant parm - delicious!!! The cheesecake was fabulous. I was lucky to have a good bottle of wine in my truck -the restaurant is BYOB. New concept for me. I would totally go back and wish this restaurant was in my neighborhood in Virginia. Fabulous find! Thank you."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We dined here at least a dozen times, and the meal consistency is always excellent. My wife and I dined out at 3 other local italian establishments during the past 2 weeks, and all were awful, each meal more disappointing than the last. So, this Saturday I made reservations at the Bella Sogno and as usual, it was wonderful. I had the shrimp Francese, which was tender and flavorful, I never had better. I usually order the veal, a great choice at Bella Sogno, but I am glad I tried the shrimp. The place can be crowded, and tables are tightly spaced, but who cares. It is busy because it is a great restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been going to Bella Sogno for about 4 years now. Each time I visit, I look to try a new menu item or special of the day. I am glad to say I have never been disappointed with a meal! Portions are very generous and the meats, seafood and vegetables are always fresh and well prepared. I would recommend this BYOB to anyone looking for quality northern Italian cooking at the Jersey Shore!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We choose this place because it is only a few blocks from the Bradley Beach Cinema. It's a small place with good prices and impressive food. We asked to have our table changed as we didn't want a draft from the door. Although the place was practically empty this seemed to be a problem. The hostess/waitress (the were 2 waitresses) seemed to have attitude towards us after that. When we asked for bread we were told we'd get it after we ordered. Noticed the table next to us got it before ordering. Don't really understand what that was all about but we chose not to let it ruin our evening and the delicious food more than made up for it plus the other waitress was pleasant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My new favorite restaurant. Great food... lots of options. I went with the pasta special which had shrimp and clams. Wonderful. Best Clams Casino around. My favorite part of the night was that I was not rushed. If I am going to spend a lot of money on a dinner, I expect to enjoy it. That was certainly the case at Bella Sogno. Mossuto's in Wall NJ on route 35 should take a page from the Bella Sogno book. Well worth the money I spent. Cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had a reservation at 7:30 and was seated at that time. Very nice wait staff and very good food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Carefully prepared Italian specialties--extremely fresh pasta and salads and highly recommended chicken dishes. Professional attentive staff and a warm cozy room."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Bella Sogno continues to be a neighborhood gem. We are never disappointed."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great dinner from apps to desert! Small venue but expansive menu."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "One of our favorite places. Although we tell many people about the outstanding food, we're afraid if we tell too many people we won't be able to get in! Also great to BYOB!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Excellent restaurant, have visited many times and each time is better than before."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We went here because we could get a resy and to try something different. We thought the food was just ok but not a $75 dinner at a Byob. So not a good value. It was not very busy and the service was not very attentive. The place is very quaint and cozy though."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "One of the few restaurants in the area that is quiet. Cozy with white linen table cloths. Nice menu, good food and service. BYOB is a plus."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Had a quiet night out with my wife at Bella Sogno. Food was great and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The well appointed decor featuring darkly-stained wood-clad walls stands out from anything else in the area - homey and inviting. Food is reliably delicious if not overly innovative, and the service is professional, with a small staff of often only two competently handling a couple of dozen diners. Wonderful for a quiet dinner for two as well as for larger groups, which are never boisterous."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We have been several times and each time has been excellent and definitely will be going back."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "It's hard these days to find a spot that isn't a pub or chain for dining with friends with entrees under $25-$40. Regardless of whether the cuisine is American, Italian, French, fusion, etc. there's a price gap that forces you, if you want to go moderate, to sacrifice ambiance, originality and flavor. Not so at Bella Sogno (Beautiful Dream). The tables may be squeezed together a little too much, but the friendly dish of delicious caponata while you await your food will keep you busy and satiated. The menu runs the gamut of classical Italian, with lots of fish and signature entrees. OMG Early Bird -- $15!! Desserts are lovely, such as the tiramisu. In the end, your wallet will still have a few bucks left in it and you'll walk out happy."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Thankfully we had no plans after, if so we would have been late. Took an hour for appetizers, but they did have two larger, 6+, parties in as well. Only two waitresses, they both also had to bus the tables. Our waitress was great, it was not her fault for the long wait (seating customers, clearing tables, setting tables up, taking orders, filling drinks, checking in, etc). We noticed quite a bit of dust, which turned me off big time. Reflects the care and maintenance of the owner, the place is small. The food was fantastic!! The single only reason I would consider going back or taking out. Fresh, tender meat, al dente pasta, delicious sauce. Lots of competition in the area though. Had a 745 for 2, one appetizer, two entrees, left at 10."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Food was very good but noise level and service was just fair.Would go back"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Will only eat outside at this restaurant, inside seems tight. The food is always delicious!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013