Great meal here! Very quiet
Great meal here! Very quiet ambiance and we had a nice experience. Bella even came to the table to greet us herself. I recommend Bella, this is a hidden "secret" for those in Mason looking for a good night out but too far from home!
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
An excellent place to eat!
An excellent place to eat! Food is delicious and well prepared. The staff are very nice and extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend it if someone is looking for a nice place to eat that has a wounderful touch of charm on top of a wonderful menu.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite Mason restaurant!
Our favorite Mason restaurant! When you go, don't miss the hummus or bruschetta for appetizers, and I really enjoyed my tilapia and risotto as a main course. Everyone in my party also raved about the scallops. The owner, Bella, is delightful, and often comes out of the kitchen to talk with her customers, and she seems to hire staff members who are equally personable and eager to wait on customers.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's a small restaurant -
It's a small restaurant - probably doesn't seat more than 40, but Bella produces beautifully prepared food and it's matched by being delicious. Each of the 6 in our group were very pleased with their selections. For me, the pork loin was amazing! There was a small glitch in that my individual salad had no dressing on it (others' were fine)so it took the waiter several minutes (close to 10) to come back with a balsamic, because Bella's house dressing wasn't ready (a fresh batch). It thought that was a little too long for that to get resolved. BUT - everything else was great!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I ordered the house Cabernet.....would not be my choice again.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Personal attention given.
Personal attention given. All requests accomodated - splitting 2 meals for sampling. The African Violet specialty drink was outstanding and refreshing. Offered a couple of suggestions directly to Bella who was charming and most responsive. A very pleasant evening.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food..especially soups
Great food..especially soups and pasta. Only 2 choices for dessert so we ended up going to graeters.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than any chain!
We have been to Cafe Bella many times and it is much better than any chain restaurant. We started with the brushetta which was overflowing with deliciousness! I had the lobster ravioli special. The delicate lobster filling paired very well with the creamy sauce. My 16 year old son had to "take a break" from eating his meatball and linguine special ~ good portion size! My husband enjoyed the scallops. They were cooked perfectly and the blackberry reduction gave them tons of flavor! Bella, as always, was friendly and outgoing. Her staff is a reflection of herself...kind and knowledgeable. I will go back again and again because I know I will always get a great meal.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe' Bella is Bella!
Our Out to Lunch group had a great amount of laughter here! The food was very good. Our server; Paul, was very fun and attentive.
We even had the pleasure of meeting Bella the owner. What a great lady! This place is a comfortable, friendly place. We most certainly will return!
Cher Deckner, Cincinnati, Oh.
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a quiet meal
My husband and I went to Cafe Bella for my birthday dinner. We found a coupon in an entertainment book for $10 off $40 or more (not including alcohol). We ended up only spending $30 so we weren't going to use the coupon, but our waiter said he could give us $6 off if we still wanted to use it. We decided to go ahead and use it and then he surprised me with a free piece of birthday cake! That was so generous and not at all expected. The atmosphere was great, the food delicious, and the server was very attentive but did not hover. We did not feel like we had to leave as soon as we were done eating and we are likely to return.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding local restaurant
My wife and I consider this our number one restaurant. The owner, Bella, makes you feel like family! The servers are friendly and knowledgable. All of the menu items are excellent. My wife and I enjoy starting at the top of the menu and working our way through. However, sometimes we we deviate from that to enjoy one of their specialties. Be sure to check out Bella's special menu item. It does require 8 people to sign up. It takes her two days to prepare it. However, the experience is worth the wait!!!
I hope you come to enjoy this hidden gem as much as my wife and I do.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a fun way to end a year of school than to go to lunch and celebrate with a good friend...and Cafe Bella was the place to go! The turkey burger was delish and cooked perfectly! A nice place to celebrate a busy year. I will continue to lunch at Bella, even through the summer! Bella and the staff are always friendly and kind. Thanks for a great afternoon!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend for a delicious healthy lunch reasonably priced.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good - good value,
Always good - good value, good food, good service, easy parking.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a nice little Italian
It was a nice little Italian place. Very small on the inside, but the food was very good and priced reasonably for what we purchased-dinner for two and one appetizer. We're water drinkers and our check was a little over $50. We'll go again.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bella very good
First time there with a friend and both thought food and service was excellent..Thursday is 1/2 price bottle of wine night so we had wine..it was a little slow night we went but I think our waiter Matt would of been able to handle larger crowd. He was very personable and made everything perfect even though the ambiance could use a more fair..prices are very reasonable. This is a neighborhood gem and I will be back. Highly recommend!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
Appetizers and entrees were delicious. Attentive service, but not overbearing. Great place for a business dinner or a romantic dinner.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner out on a Friday Night
The food was very good, served hot and delicious. Our waiter was charming and funning, made the dinner more enjoyable. Would recommend for a quiet dinner where conversation will be easy.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood gem
We always have wonderful food and great service at Bellas. We came in for a quick meal before heading to a show on a Wednesday evening. The place was empty at 5pm(just a little early) but Bella and Christine greeted with huge smiles and warm hellos. It was my neighbors 1st time there and she loved it!!! We all had bruchetta and differnt salads. The lemon drop cocktail was one of the best! Don't go to chains!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to your local restaurants owned and operated by your neighbors!!! Will always be back
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Bella
We have been going to Café Bella since it opened about six years ago and have introduced many friends to this lovely family owned gem. Bella often comes out and chats with us. She works hard for the perfection that she serves.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM