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La Bella in Ghent

La Bella in Ghent Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.labellainghent.com
  • Email: labellainghent@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (757) 622-6172
  • Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday: 11am-10pm

    Friday- Saturday: 11am-11pm

    Sunday: 11am-9pm
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from La Bella in Ghent
If you don’t live in Ghent, La Bella will make you want to move there just so you can claim this Italian charmer as your neighborhood Italian Bistro.



In 2007, a family tradition was carried out from Andrea Di Carlo, combining the warmth of the traditional Italian dining experience with signature family recipes from the original Trattoria La Bella Italia in Virginia Beach on Laskin Road. Fresh ingredients and careful preparations aren’t surprising, given that chef-owner Andrea DiCarlo learned from his mother, Anna Alaimo, making fresh pasta with her since he was a young boy at the Virginia Beach location.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This was not our first time at Andreas. The food was exceptional. I am always amazed at the choices. I am particularly fond of the penne with crushed tomato and red pepper flakes. I also ordered a meatball side the size of a baseball. Both were flavorful and filling. Can't finish and brought home the puppy bag. Our entourage were all pleased with their choices as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and had dinner there before a shine at Chrysler Hall. The food was fantastic. Our waitress was very very knowledgeable about their wines and the one she recommended was spot on! This place is now on my top 5 favorite list. One word of caution. I made the reservations at 11:00am for dinner at 6:00 but the restaurant hadn't received the reservation from Open Table. Not the first time this has happened."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our experience was outstanding. The staff were professional and friendly. They were attentive but not overly attentive."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Loved the food. Loved our waitress. Very knowledgable .. but the host was extrodinarily rude."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have been coming here for 3 years and we have loved each visit. Great atmosphere and awesome food. Don't for get dessert!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Tucked next to the tracks on 22nd Street, La Bella serves up Italian standards and some different dishes, too. We had the lobster ravioli and pear sachette (pear and ricotta in pasta wraps). Both were delicious and different. the pear and cheese in particular were very different. Both were in a tomato/sherry/cream sauce that included fresh tomatoes. Portions were on the generous side of adequate. The crusty bread and oil/herb/cheese dip were good, too. Cannolis, cheese cake, and chocolate mouse were all good and fresh. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. Definitely coming back soon!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We each had something different: calamari, antipasti salad, spinach lasagna, chicken meatballs with pasta, veal scallapini & chicken with shrimp over spinach linguini. Everything was excellent and good-sized portions."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We made a 6 pm reservation and were treated to a quiet corner table with a bubbly, fun waitress (Nicole). She was attentive and funny. The portions were large. All in all, a great evening."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was great! The restaurant has a decent wine selection and the atmosphere is quite, relaxing and romantic."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "food was excellent service was great please make sure tables have salt and pepper shakers please leave a bottle of oliver oil on the table"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My wife and I recently shared our wedding anniverary dinner at LaBella's and for the most part we had a very enjoyable evening. We both agreed that the choice was a good one with just a few points of note that were not quite exceptional. We had asked to be seated in a quiet section of the restaurant and a family with small children was seated next to us after we arrived. The children were very noisy in the beginning. Overall the ambiance is quite nice although the seating could be a little more comfortable. The italian food was very good although I think the sauce can be improved on. The service was exceptional!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Although the staff is polite, the quality of service is below what you would expect in any restaurant. The waiter was not very knowledgeable on the specials or the menu and we were shocked when he handed me the bottle of wine to hold and proceeded to wipe the neck of our $45 bottle of wine with his sleeve before serving. We have been to this restaurant before and the decline in service and food quality is noticeable . It is obvious the staff is not being trained on the basics and it is a shame because they are polite and could be so much better at what they do. We will not be coming back anytime soon."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Certainly La Bella is not the absolute best italian food in the 757. That being said it's damn close. I like it enough and they have a fairly decent gluten free menu which is nice. I would go back but would not go out of my way."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "I had heard good things about La Bella Ghent and it did not disappoint. We all enjoyed our meals. The service was good. I would definitely recommend and return."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "The restaurant was busy and our server had tables from one end to the other. It took a long time to get waited on in the beginning and when the meal arrived we asked for bread. As we were finishing our meals the server told us the bread was in the oven and would be right out. She delivered the bread which was cold (no way it just came out of the oven) and we asked for a to go box for our meals. I had company in from out of town and was embarrassed about bringing them to La Bella for dinner."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "From the first reservation the last course, my guests and I were afforded excellent service from your professional wait staff and chefs. We were very pleased with it all, and would readily return for future events."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great food and great service. I had spinach lasagna, which was very good. Good vegetarian options."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Entrees were great. Loved the chicken meatballs! Don't waste your time with dessert - mini canolli and red velvet cake were disappointing. Service was okay, a little slow. Tables were too close together."
    Dined on 7/27/2013