The food was wonderful and the ambiance was as well! Very nice experience - we will definitely come back on future visits to the area!
Everything was wonderful. Food and service were outstanding!!
We arrived a little early and were immediately seated. Our waitress appeared immediately and was perfect throughout the night. Scallops and pork belly came straight down from heaven and the walnut crusted chicken was perfect! At some point during dinner we realized that someone was playing the piano. The ambiance was perfect as we were slowly aware of the music, it did not blast us when it started. As we began to listen it turned out that the pianist was very good. As we contemplated dessert we settled on one each while we dined and had to take another with us because it sounded to good to be left out. Tiramisu, flourless chocolate cake and coconut cake. All three perfect. And the coffee was fresh and steaming. We are definitely coming back, even though we will have to drive for an hour.
Fantastic food and service. Very good wine selection. Relaxed atmosphere helped make it one of the best birthday dinners in years.
Food was delicious! Server attentive and awesome. Nice band. Worth the visit!!
The music was too loud to enjoy a conversation. The music was nice but needed to come down in volume. The food and service were very good.
Bella Monte far exceeded my expectations. The salmon was outstanding. Really outstanding.
Waitress was great, piano bar was too loud. Pork special on Va Bch menu was dry.
Awesome Valentine's Day dinner! Food was excellent, the service was good and an enjoyable time all around!
Excellent food and prompt friendly service.
Great meal as always!!!
Food was extraordinarily good!
Bella Monte is always good. Love the piano and drum duo -- such an elegant throwback! My husband's sausage lasagna was particularly tasty. We visited the Saturday night before New Year's - such a nice mix of families, couples, and group celebrations. They have a HUGE wine shop on one end of the restaurant with a cool bar surrounded by comfy sofas which gave that area an intimate and romantic vibe.
Lovely atmosphere, especially when piano player is present. Wine list exceptional. Ordered the special Wednesday steak night special which includes choice of potato, salad and glass of wine for $24, not bad. Highly recommend the tomato Gorgonzola dressing for salad. Food was good but noticed the salad choices at dinner have changed. Coconut cake is still delicious. Overall, food was good but our server was a little distant, she offered bread but didn't take our drink order until 15 minutes later. Highly recommend they choose a better choice of bread such as crusty loaf unlike the bland bread they offer, but overall will come back again.
The cuisine is consistently excellent as is the service and wine!
Every time we dine at Belle Monte it is an absolutely delightful experience!
I have dined here on several occasions and have always received great service and had excellent meals. I will be back again!
Wonderful evening from start to finish. First time but definitely not the last! Thank you!!!
Very busy forgot bread and lemon food was great
In the area for vacation looking for a place to celebrate my birthday! Checked out Open Table and came up with this place to dine!
Everything wonderful from walking in until leaving! Service and food were amazing! We will be back if in the area again!
We were looking for a quick dinner with friends. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. My husband browsed in their wine section and bought two bottles.....one to drink with dinner and one to take home. There were four of us and everyone was very pleased with the presentation and taste of their dinner. My husband and I would like to go back to experience the wine tasting in the wine room.
Our experience left much to be desired. I prefer the Bella Monte from when the Tuites owned it. Our appetizer came out cold and the entrees were just "so so."
Outstanding and as good as my grandmother's cooking!
Great staff! Great wine selection! Food was outstanding!
Great local restaurant
The food was amazing. A great experience.
Bella Monte is an awesome place to have dinner and or a cocktail. It is vibrant and fun!
Tony is an unbelievable host. Great food, great wine, great atmosphere.
The servers are excellent and very attentive but extremely slow to get our food. Makes it difficult to schedule with lunch hour restraints. I mean this review to be helpful as I love this restarant.
The service was terrible and my scrimp risotto had so much corn mixed in?????
Amazing food and great service!! Would definitely go back!
This place good be good but it's not. Waitress could not even remember the specials and knew nothing about the menu. Poorly trained staff with less than medico food. Another place in Ba. beach that looks good , sounds good but not good. Will this town ever get it???
Food was delicious, limited menu , but top quality ingredients. Understated elegance. Our waitress was friendly, but a bit disorganized. For this caliber of restaurant, I don't expect the waitress to ask of we were using our parmesan to provide to another table. Also, when the wine was poured, it spilled all over the table. It was a bit intrusive, all in all. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable dining experience and would go back again. Would suggest that the wait staff be trained to be as understated and elegant as the atmosphere itself.
Food was good. Service just fair. The AC does not work well on hot days. See you in the fall
Great food and great service
Excellent presentation as well as portions.Fish was grilled /baked perfectly.Our server Mary was delightful a(nd quite skilled. In the adjoining wine room there was a very nice table set up for tastings that the four of us really enjoyed.
The waitress was terrible. She was rude, not friendly at all, and seemed to have an attitude all night. Was not inviting at all and we actually complained to the owner. Not sure of her name, but she has gauges in her ears and a huge resting b*** face. Beware.
The first thing that caught my attention was the menu; great Italian dishes at reasonable prices. When I arrived, I didn't expect by the looks of the outside of the restaurant, that I would be impressed. However, it has a unique, authentic feel inside - incredibly well decorated and welcoming. This was my first time going and I'll definitely be back. The food was very authentic and just different enough from other "typical Italian" food to make it a great find in a town with many Italian restaurants. I highly recommend it. We had the calamari (wonderfully cooked with extra lemons for squeezing), the caprese salad (excellent addition of pesto sauce, fresh tomatoes and soft, delicious mozzarella that paired perfectly and the linguine with clams which was authentic and delicious. The only corrective thought I would offer would be to educate the wait staff more on your wine selection. Our waitress was not overly helpful and not at all excited about working there, it was more of just a job to her. With the lovely food and atmosphere you offer, the wait staff should look to make it a holistic experience by delighting the customer - that didn't happen. Despite that, I think for the food and atmosphere, I'll likely be back.
Very enjoyable experience.
Cocktail wonderful, food great!
Thought perhaps there would be more of a balance between male/female waitstaff--it was all female when we dined.
Look forward to our next experience at this establishment
We dined at Bella Monte during a business convention in VA Beach. The menu was great and the ambiance was also great. The piano was not too loud as some have suggested. Just right.
I loved the fact that they had a wine selection that I could peruse before I sat down.
The food was very good and we loved our server - she was great.
Had the lamb shank and seafood pasta. Both were very good.
Would recommend for sure.