Off the Beaten Path Success
The food was delicious. They made sure to cater to our various needs -- one vegan, one no-cheese and low acid -- and were really helpful in creating dishes for us that worked with our restrictions. The service was a little slow at first but we arrived early so we were ok waiting. The ambiance is really great. We loved the little shop attached to the restaurant and we even got our desserts from the chocolate bar there after our meal. It's a little off the beaten path of Virginia Beach, but I think this is what makes it good. It's definitely not touristy but is within about two miles of the beach, so overall really convenient. Pricing was very reasonable for a good meal.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Had a nice time there for
Had a nice time there for Valentines dinner and I would return one day.....
2/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent restaurant--a little
Excellent restaurant--a little out of the way if you don't live in the neighborhood, but a great find! The restaurant has a deli attached with great wines and a fantastic meat/cheese selection. If you buy a bottle of wine there, you can have it with your meal for only a 5.00 corking fee. Two thumbs up.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Unique with
Excellent food. Unique with deli and retail store blended in with restaurant. Very diverse menu.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time there, enjoyed
First time there, enjoyed the meal and will return
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate anniversar
We selected Bella Monte to celebrate our 24th anniversary and drove from Hampton to Virginia Beach, with much anticipation. We were not disappointed in any way! This was an excellent place to dine!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my boyfriend here over the weekend for a date night. He's Italian and is VERY picky and weird about going to italian places since his Grandma cooks authentic Italian food... and nothing seems to live up to it. BUT, we were both very impressed with the menu & the food we ordered. It was all cooked perfectly and tasted delicious! For appetizers we got Calamari and Garlic cloves, goat cheese and pita bread. All delicious. For the entre, my boyfriend got spaghetti with meatballs (so original) and I got the scallops with sweet potato puree (this was the only thing I wasn't impressed with), and sauteed apples and strawberries. All delicious. For dessert, we ordered a cannoli and gelato. Great experience and we will return!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went with another couple
We went with another couple and had a great time listening to your piano player, Charlie Wiseman and enjoying the ambiance of the restaurant. Barbie, our waitress, was very pleasant and helpful in helping us decide what to get for dinner. Barbie and the quality of food and service made it a place we will definitely return to; hopefully as much as possible and with more of our friends.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited the restaurant
We visited the restaurant on a recommendation. Wonderful food, great service and quite a neighborhood find for us. We have recommended several times and will be back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was the first time we went
It was the first time we went and it was fantastic!
Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was good.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very tasty food and excellent
Very tasty food and excellent service. The noise level increased a little too much once the piano bar began playing, making conversation more difficult.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Check out the 7 for 11
For dinner specials, they offer seven choices, each for $11. Although smaller portions, they are certainly more than adequate for dinner.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food taste was very good. I would deffinatly revisit and reccomend. A couple items to improve on though.
1. Dont wait until dinner is served to bring bread to the table. I was the only one in our party to order an appetizer. It was a little awkward eating in front of others when they had nothing to nibble on. I asked the waiter if he could bring some bread and was told it would be served witht the meals.
2. I appreciate the waiter telling us what he highly reccomends, however he was a little pushy, kind of to the point of implying we had to order what he reccomended and would be disappointed if we didnt.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant at
Our favorite restaurant at the Beach. Food is always great and the service is always superior. Bella Monte is always a great dining experience.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable and tasty!
We met another couple for dinner. Felt bad for the table next to ours as it was almost on top of ours. Felt like they had to hear all of our conversations. Food was good and our waitress was very nice. The hostess is very grouchy and needs to smile more. She gives the place a negative vibe when it's actually quite nice and a good restaurant. We have been several times now.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant has different
The restaurant has different food choices such as Quail and Skate (similar to a stingray). Nice atmosphere. Service was very good.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice surprise!
Our family of four were vacationing in Virginia Beach and stumbled across this restaurant while looking for Italian. We found all of our dishes to be very well done and very flavorful. The roasted garlic appetizer was creative and a delicious start to our meal. The restaurant had a rustic European decor with live Piano music on the night we visited. It also has a nice connected Italian market and deli. We would definitely done here again.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good times and good food
A great meal served by a very attendant wait staff. Never felt rushed and had a very enjoyable evening.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The shrimp scampi on the Wednesday
The shrimp scampi on the Wednesday night menu is really good. Service as usual was excellent.
We love Bella Monte!!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find, will definitely return
Creative menu, interesting decor, excellent food & service. A little loud, but of you sit in the corner it still feels cozy & intimate. Be sure to look around the adjoining store after you eat-- all kinds of cute & cool items ranging from scarves, cute kids clothes, & gourmet kitchen & bath items.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Nicely Done
This is a restaurant that has good food combined with great service. You can tell that the owner cares not only about the patrons but about the staff.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very cute place. Good atmosphere. Nice little store with Italian food and gift items attached. We went on a Wednesday night while they were holding a $35 two course dinner with a bottle of wine. The food was very good but the portions were extremely small. We were all still very hungry after dinner and ordered desserts.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
AS SOON AS I WALKED IN, I WAS GREETED BY PLEASANT PEOPLE (RYAN BEING ONE OF THEM) AMONG OTHERS, AND WAS ASKED SEVERAL TIMES IF WANTED TO SEAT AT MY TABLE OR WAIT FOR THE OTHER PERSON BY WAITING AREA.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great meal
We always have a great meal at Belle Monte.....food is superb.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been once before with a group of ladies. This time I brought my husband and had dinner with another couple. My husband ordered the dinner special, tuna and I ordered the Capellini d’ Pomodoro with the house Italian Sausage. I asked the waitress if I should get the sausage or the chicken. She suggested the house made sausage. My dish was wonderfully amazing! My husband loved it so much he ate half of mine as well as his!
The night we dined, they had a pianist playing/singing/entertaining.
They also have a lovely shop that I must come back to check out!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
Bella Monte has what looks like an amazing menu, but the true draw is the Specials menu. There are things on the regular menu I have yet to try because I have been lured away by the options on the specials. We love the selection of wine as well. The attached store has eclectic kitchen gadgets that you never knew you needed. We will be back soon.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go to Virginia Beach just to go to this restaurant. I run the Shamrock and the ROck n Roll and find this as the perfect pre-race place.
I do wish it was open on Sundays so I could go the next day as well.
I like the little store that is attached as well. interesting items.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carb load before a race
We had a wonderful experience at Bella Monte! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. I visit this restaurant whenever I am in town and my favorite dish (fettucini alfredo) was no longer on the menu. They prepared it for me anyway! Our server was very helpful in making suggestions with the wine, dinner and dessert. We requested a table away from a window for a more cozy feeling and loved the ambiance. This is a wonderful restaurant!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night out well spent!
Great place with sumptuous dishes. There is live music on Wednesdays as well as an outstanding special! Great authentic experience with a fun store attached.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of favorites restaurants to eat at when we come to Virginia Beach!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch
Had a business lunch at Bella Monte recently. Very good food. Nice menu. Would like to try it for dinner. Nice decor. Food items for about any craving. Will be back.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great night with friends!
It was a great dinner with good friends! The food and ambiance was outstanding!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bella Monte is my favorite local spot. It is an upscale casual atmosphere with an intriguing decor. The food is always excellent whether a standard or feature menu item. And, the live piano music adds to the ambience as Charlie's expertise provides wonderful renditions. It is a definite recommendation for an enjoyable evening.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always consistently good food. Great salads. It's best to have reservations in the evening. Love to go for lunch when it's not so crowded. Also enjoyed the piano player at night.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to Bella monte fairly often. The wait staff is wonderful. In fact, we had to be at a play, and she made sure we were out in plenty of time. Food is always yummy and specials are always notable
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM