Waiter was excellent and our
Waiter was excellent and our food was awesome as usual. Love Bella Notte
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good, but used to be excellent
I am a regular at Bella Notte, but have noticed that although the food is good, it has declined in the last 6 months from it former excellence. This was a very special occasion for us, as I proposed to my girlfriend at dinner. We both ordered the special of Scallops on a bed of fettuccini. The scallops where over grilled with excess char that really damaged the sweetness of the meat and the fettuccini was just warm. The table service was excellent as always and we have every intention on returning, but maybe less often.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best Italian Restaurant around!
Bella Notte is one of the most enjoyable and affordable Italian Restaurants for the type of service you get and more importantly, the quality of food in this Region! The wine and daily food specials are incredible. This place is ideal for a romantic dinner but also a kid friendly, family environment as well.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was wonderful, food
Service was wonderful, food was wonderful and we all had a great experience!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
A beautiful night
Outstanding experience! The food was fresh and flavorful. The customer service, particularly by our waiter Trey, was some of the best I've ever experienced. The only less than ideal part of the night was the traffic noise. This cannot be helped due to the location but it should be noted if you sit on the patio. So glad it was recommended by Rosalie Swann from the Swann Inn.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visit here whenever we're
We visit here whenever we're in Lexington for the Rolex 3-day. Delish food, nice prices!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time that this restaurant for a date night with my husband. Our waitress was outstanding and so was the food and atmosphere we will definitely be back for another date night it couldn't have been more perfect!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and the waitstaff was very friendly and helpful.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and a nice atmosphere. Service was tentative. I had grilled salmon that was juicy and delicious,
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined at Bella Notte many times and have never been disappointed.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bella Notte is one of my favorite restaurant's in Lexington. You can always count on good food and good drinks. While the service was a bit slower than normal I would highly recommend anyone who hasn't been recently to give them another chance.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where love happens
The title of this review is borrowed from a friend who used those words to explain why Belle Notte was the best place in Lexington to bring a date. My friend was right. The service is solid, the food flavorful, the cuisine Italian inspired. Belle Notte offers a an extensive wine list and a range of food options that are likely to appeal to any palette; even those that do not fancy the Italian theme.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
The food was fantastic, very well cooked. Our waitress was kind and professional as well as helpful, she wasn't too bothersome but was there when needed. An overall great experience, my wife and I would love to come back and would recommend it to others.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service with a smile
Evin the waitresss was very friendly, interesting and made dinner fun. The calamari and several different pasta was very good but the souffle and caramel ice cream was superb.Ambience and noise level could have been better on indoor patio.Ask to sit indoors if that is a problem.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
On our "A" list
You know there is a chief in the house. The food is distinctive and prepared with attention to detail. The owner and chief can often be seen attending to the house. The varied menu changes with the season. It is a nice to know they train their wait staff and they actually remember you! It's sad some in Lexington think this is a chain restaurant. It certainly is not. Wood fired grill, great specials, salmon is prepared perfectly, special request are always accommodated. This is a place to go when you want value for your dinning out dollars.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Clean, friendly personnel and attentive to your needs. Would recommend arriving before 6 p.m. on evening and weekends. Long wait otherwise. Can call ahead for reservations, which I did and it was very nice to be seated immediately.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Bella Notte and we were very happy with the expericence. The food was very good and we shared an excellant wine. Now we know why the place is voted one of the best in Lexington.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went there for the first time for a date night and loved it! The food and service were great! I definitely recommend it and we will most certainly be going back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food tasted light, was good sized portions, and the service was friendly. There was a steady flow of business the whole time we were there, but we still got ample service. The other people in the restaurant also seemed to be enjoying themselves. The atmosphere was cozy and family friendly.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another gem from Open Table
For our second night in Lexington, we tried this restaurant. The food was good; the helpings were enormous - but somehow, we managed to eat everything in sight. We had two pasta dishes and a salad for two along with wine. It is a very relaxed, casual atmosphere with really nice food.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have dined here at Belle Notte several times. The food is always outstanding. Sometimes the service could be better and the wine list could have more Italian reds to choose from, but I love their pasta dishes We dined here this time to celebrate our anniversary.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I last ate at Bella Nottes
I last ate at Bella Nottes over 15 years ago. Not only was I surprised they were still open but the food was just as amazing as I remember!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
3rd time here and as always is an excellent place for dinner.
The food is fresh and keep the classic flavors.
Good prices and nice ambiance
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was very friendly The food was excellent They were very accommodating. I asked for a item not on the menus Carbonara and they did an excellent job of making it
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had date night here this weekend. Our server was quick to refill our drinks and brought us food timely. My portion was small for the price for my Alfredo. However my dates was a great value and had great flavor. The lighting and music was perfect for the night. All of this at a great price.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I made reservations a month in advance for our trip to Lexington. It was a little hard to find being it was in the mall area and down a side street away from the main shops and restaurants. We found it was worth the effort. Our food and service was great.For starters we enjoyed the bruschetta and calamari. The calamari was a little over cooked but still very good.The cinnamon spiced pork chop was by far the best chop I have ever had and my wife had the special of the day, scallops and pasta in a butter sauce which she loved. For our wine we had the Santa Cristina Antinori, a red wine that we have had before that went well with our dinners.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
hit and miss
Absolutely outstanding butternut squash soup and panna cotta! Enormous servings of the spinach penne and gorgonzola chicken penne dishes, which were tasty but nothing special the night we ate there. Lovely décor. A bit loud. Great service. Would definitely recommend but would advise against ordering the two penne dishes mentioned above.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Newbie most welcome!
Super nice people, made our first visit great, even after they found out we were in town with a rival football team. Thanks!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wife and I went there because we were going to concert in Lexington. So I made reservations for Bella Notte. I had a chicken pasta dish and she had the scallops pasta dish. We also had mozzarella balls as an appetizer, I had the salad and she had the soup. There was not one bad item. I was thinking to myself this might be the best Italian restaurant I have been to. Near the end of our meal my wife said this was the best complete meal from start to finish she has ever had. She also said people could learn from how they prepared the scallops and soup. Lastly, did I mention they brought out home made bread too? Waitress was very good too. She recommended perfect meals and specials. Awesome 5/5.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, very competent
Excellent food, very competent and friendly service! Greatly enjoyed the enclosed "patio"! The food was excellent and reminiscent of a more expensive place. Love the seasonal menu!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
our group of 4 enjoyed a nice cabernet, bread with great dipping oil, roasted chicken, and chicken picatta. Two diners had the price fixed meal of butternut squash soup, potato fritters, gnocchi, and dessert. Small portions but very filling. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, and Jasmine was our server. She was as pleasant as ever - quite a treat!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Well paced. Good selection with good quality at reasonable price.
We were visiting from PA and chose this restaurant at long distance for our anniversary dinner date.
Was more pizza-pasta family restaurant oriented than expected from Open Table description.
We had expected Italian fine dining. However it did turn out to be an enjoyable, unpretentious yet satisfying evening.
Very pleased that the staff took careful note of my Open Table reservation special request - my wife (who is celiac) was presented with a dedicated gluten free menu without our having to ask. Service was attentive throughout.
I had petit filet with signature topping and thoroughly enjoyed it. Portion was just right for "deck of cards" health guideline.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM