As always, and I've been going here for nearly 10 years, the food was excellent. Only slight problem was being a tad bit under-staffed for a busy evening, so service was slightly slow.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved everything about dinning
Loved everything about dinning at this restaurant.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
My sister and I stopped in
My sister and I stopped in on her Sweet 16 birthday trip. (On our way to Forks for the Twilight experience.) The staff was fantastic and very friendly, even after I had a problem with my expectation of a meal. They made a suitable substitution quickly and without any issues. They also surprised my sister with a candle on her desert. Very discreetly, without embarrassing her. We had a lovely dinner in a beautiful little restaurant. Would love to come back if/when we're in the area again.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food and Service!
We had a fantastic experience at Bella Italia! Wonderful and friendly service, great food, and great wine list. We had a 6 year old with us and they treated her really well. We will highly recommend this to others!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time Diners
Great Service and delicious food! We had a great time! All of the staff wore a smile and were very nice. We were going to be a few minutes late from our first reservation time and we called when we were on our way (we had an hour and 15 minute drive) letting them know we were going to be a few minutes late and they were very pleasant over the phone and changed our reservation without a problem.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
had the mushroom ravioli and
had the mushroom ravioli and linguini with clams. both are excellent.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's not Napa Valley
But you thought you were in the greater Napa Valley of California for a nice dinner. The food was as as good as any I grew up eating anywhere in the Napa Valley and for that matter, Northern Californai. The staff is young but very cordial, and the wine list is excellent. The food? Excellent!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A really pleasant experience
I'll admit the main reason we visited Bella Italia was because I'd heard it was supposedly the setting of edward and Bella's first 'date' in the first Twilight book/movie.
But upon arrival in Port Angeles and after checking online reviews, it seemed it was probably a decent restaurant anyway.
It's a nice little place, with friendly staff. The food is delicious, plus the wine list is great - local wines on offer as well as international.
We had pasta and pizza, plus salad. I asked if the tiramisu had a sound coffee flavour, as I've been disappointed with many insipid versions in the past. I was assured by the waitress that it was... And was very pleased.
Overall, a very pleasant meal... Nice mix of music in the background - not too loud.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Dining Experience
My wife and I had dinner at Bella Italia to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary, everything about Bella Italia exceeded expectations! Thank you for such a great meal and memory!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, great character
This is my third visit to Bella Italia and each have been superb. The food is just great. My husband had the rack of lamb and I tasted it - so fresh and perfectly flavored. My pasta special was wonderful with locally sourced morels. The wine specials are very good picks and the wine list is extensive. I don't live on the Olympic peninsula but will be a visitor again and am looking forward to a dinner at Bella Italia. A great restaurant worthy of a drive.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bella Italia is a "locals" secret and quite the unexpected treat. Not being a "Twilight" fan and fairly recently moved to PA, this was a treat to stumble onto. Service needs a little work but food is excellent and ambience is delightful. Strictly adults only..................children need to be let at home.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I ordered the Manicotti, but asked for a white sauce rather than the Marina. It was an extra $3.00 but homemade at time of order and was absolutely great!
We were a party of five and everyone enjoyed their meals.
Nice dining experience.
Open table reservations are a great way to place a booking.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice! my wife wanted to eat where Bella ate :-). It was a great experience.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food in Port Angeles
Bella Italia is one of my favorite restaurants. Period. Great for lunch or dinner. The food is consistently awesome. The wine and service are always stellar. My only complaint is that there is often too much noise from the street traffic. The bar is small but excellent. Reservations are a must.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
New PA Resident
We tried going on the weekend without reservations bad idea then tried Bella on a weekday evening. Everything from service to food was exceptional clearly a five star restaurant. Price was average for a Seattle restaurant. Salads were fresh and crisp, entrees were hot and delicious, soup was bland and unflavorful. Definitely worth a return trip!!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heaven in Port Angeles.
Saying Bella Italia is a must dining experience would be a great understatement. Whoever is in that kitchen is so far beyond amazing it's unreal. I have have driven 2 hours just to eat there twice now and never have I been disappointed. The food is PHENOMENAL and the wait staff are insanely friendly. Be sure to make a reservation and come hungry. It was the cherry on top of my birthday.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for Twilight Fans
The food was great. The atmosphere nice. It was fun to see where Stephanie Meyer based her first "date" encounter for Bella and Edward on. It was a little expensive, but the food was excellent and good sized portions.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
More than Twilight "fix" ...
We went mostly due to this being on the Twilight tour, but the food was great, the wine superb, and it was NOT busy and noisy.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for a lunch on my
Went here for a lunch on my way thru town and was very please with the food and the amount of time it took to get the food. However the waitress we had seemed very uninterested, didn't tell us any of the specials and took longer to get our drinks than it did to get the food. Nice environment and eating wise I would absolutely go here again but hoping I got a different waitress
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely place for an evening meal
It is not Bellaitalia's from the movie, it is Bellaitalia's from the book. Nevermind, the food is very good and the atmosphere is congenial and comfortable.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed dinner thoroughly
I had the smoked duck, and my daughter had beef on a special. Food was excellent. Reasonable wine list. Salad after was decent. The lavender cheesecake for dessert was to die for. Hit the spot on every level. Service was good, just not quite polished enough for five stars.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint little place
Loved my experience at this restaurant. The hostess and server were both very attentive. They explained menu items and specials and they kept my beverage filled. Would be a perfect romantic dinner place. The mushroom ravioli was fantastic and the lavender mascarpone cheesecake was heavenly.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our meals were delicious and the staff so accommodating as we were celebrating a wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday. Will highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
DATE NIGHT FAVORITE
Awesome 'Specials' menu...we tried most of the selections...Chef David did it again! Thank you for the wonderful evening.
Great service, too... very informative and helpful. It had been about 8 years since our last visit and was so glad to see you.
Look forward to dining again soon!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The mussels and clams were so delicious that we returned the next night to eat them again! Servers were attentive and did a great job. Fish well prepared. Salads fresh and tasty. Overall a very satisfying dining experience. Good value for the price.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect date
I brought my wife to Bella Italia for her birthday dinner. We are very into books, and the ties between this restaurant and the Twilight series was the perfect reason to add this place to our list of favorite restaurants. It was delightful!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nobody could claim Port Angeles is a foodie destination, which makes Bella Italia all the more extraordinary. Enjoyed a delightful dinner of fresh-caught-that-morning king salmon, and pasta primavera with organic veggies and wild foraged 'shrooms, with attentive service and romantic ambiance. New York's little Italy it's not... but we came to PA to escape that and found something better.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was friendly, but it took a few minutes for our waitress to warm up to us. The food was okay or better. Prices average for the area. It is a small location, so reservations are a good idea.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Date Night
We had lasagne and also pork chops and each of us a salad. My salad was a mixed greens which was ok but kind of bitter tasting and the balsamic dressing was a little too oily tasting. Would have been nice to have a choice of dressing. Don't really care about the balsamic dressing.
It took a while sometimes to have our water glasses refilled and also our tea glasses refilled. This was our first time there so we don't know how it normally is. Seems like it took a while to get pretty much anything. But, overall nice and romantic.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super tasty and great ambiance!
We absolutely loved eating at Bella Italia. The food was incredible, and the restaurant was extremely romantic. It's a great place for a date. We would definitely recommend Bella Italia to anybody and everybody.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
35th Anniversary Dinner
We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and even though the hostess wasn't aware of that, she seated us at a cozy corner booth overlooking the street. Best seats in the house as far as we're concerned. The ambience, food, and service were excellent. Actually, the service was exceptional. Thank you for making our evening so pleasant.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place To Eat!
Went for the Twilight experience after visiting Forks and the food was excellent. The staff was friendly and outgoing, and we want to give a special two thumbs up for the tiramisu. All in all, it was a great experience and we would definitely eat there again.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a romantic dinner
We went to the restaurant because of the great reviews it got on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed!! I thought the most delicious part of the entirely delicious meal was the fresh house-made croutons in my Caesar salad, but it was all great! The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and romantic and we absolutely relaxed and enjoyed our meal.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food - Great Atmosphere
This is my second visit to Bella Italia - dragged my kids here a few years ago on my own personal Twilight Trip around the peninsula. Was extremely impressed with the food, although the prices are a little "tourist town" high. Received the same excellent service on both trips, and was beyond impressed again with the food (had the Chicken Marsalla!!). The portions are great for the price and there is no shying away from the garlic. Flavor was FANTASTIC!!. My complements to the chef. Was proud to bring my active duty Air Force daughter on this trip around the peninsula before her departure for a three year assignment in Germany. She didn't get to make the last trip with us, and I'm very glad she had a great experience at Bella Italia!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian restaurant
Loved the food and the service was great. Will definitely come back next time I'm in the area.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I visited this place to complete our Twilight experience. We were on our way back to Seattle, coming from Forks. She ordered the mushroom ravioli, of course, and I ordered the duck. Both entrees were delicious - the duck, especially. Service was top notch by everyone, and they were both professional and friendly. It sits in the heart of a beautiful town, and on the inside, it's not too noisy, and also not cramped with tables; it's cozy and romantic.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, especially
The food was excellent, especially enjoyed the locally-picked mushrooms in the mushroom tortellini. The quality food was enhanced by the attentive service of the wait-staff. This is my favorite place in Port Angeles.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back!
After a bad dinner experience the night before, we were still excited but leery on our last stop of the trip. Online reservations with casual dress made for convenience during a road trip, but the subtle elegance made us feel cozy & excited to try a good quality meal. The servers were friendly & hard working. The food did not disappoint at all. Delicious & good amounts. A nice speedier treat on a road trip & very much appreciated. Thank you staff of port Angeles Bella italia. Recommended you on Facebook & will return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would eat there anytime I was in Port Angeles. The food & service was outstanding!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Totally lived up to the hype
For anyone who doesn't know, Bella Italia is a restaurant featured in the very popular Twilight books series. Sometimes famous places really don't have to be all that good to draw people in, but Bella Italia was a REALLY great restaurant. Our four course Italian meal was absolutely delicious. The mussels we had as an appetizer were cooked to perfection and very large. The Mushroom Ravioli was to die for, and there were no complaints about the steak either! The restaurant is a medium size, and organized in a way that you can still have a romantic date at one table, while Twilight fans enjoy the fame-factor at another. Absolutely loved it!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Wine
Wonderful experience! We got in early from hiking and asked to change our reservation -- no problem. We were given great and friendly advice on dishes and wine. The wine by the glass choices are fabulous and so generous! Recommend the Expresso House-smoked Duck and anything off the Fresh Sheet.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM