About Bella Monte

Bella Monte Restaurant and Enoteca is one of the most unique dining experiences in Virginia Beach. Our Enoteca wine store features over 300 selections of wines as well as 16 self service wine stations. Simply make your wine selection in the Enoteca and we will take that wine to your table at no additional charge. The restaurant offers always fresh seafood dishes and flavorful dishes of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. With fine wines, world class entertainment and friendly staff, Bella Monte is a favorite with locals and visitors alike.

1201 Laskin Road
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Cardinal Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 425-6290

Website:
http://www.bellamontevb.com/

Entertainment:
For the past 6 years, Bella Monte has been home to one of the finest Cabaret artists in the country. Charlie Wiseman has played in over 200 venues throughout the U.S. and U.K. From behind his 9-foot concert grand, Charlie gives you an evening filled with a captivating variety of theater, music and comedy. It doesn't get any better than this!

"The best all-around entertainer in Hampton Roads!" - Eric Stevens, Splash Magazine

"Keep playing and you can make a living!" -Duke Ellington

Catering:
For over 25 years, Bella Monte has been providing the best in custom catering, from the most simple of parties to the most elaborate of affairs. If you're a discriminating customer, you'll appreciate the Bell Monte difference. Quality, detail, service, confidence, unwavering consistency and flair for for producing an event that is uniquely "your own" are qualities that have put Bella Monte in a class by itself. From decor consultation to menu structuring to wine service, Bella Monte makes the occasion unforgettable.

Private Party Facilities:
Bella Monte, while not having a private room, does offer secluded areas for your private party needs. We customize the menu for each client to ensure your event is a special one.
Bella Monte can accommodate parties up to 100 people. From rehearsal dinners to office parties, we will work with you to create the perfect atmosphere for your event.

Private Party Contact:
Laurie Ballard-Wiseman: (757) 425-6290

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call 757-425-6290 for details

Bella Monte Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Live Music (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

The cuisine is consistently excellent as is the service and wine!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Every time we dine at Belle Monte it is an absolutely delightful experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I have dined here on several occasions and have always received great service and had excellent meals. I will be back again!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful evening from start to finish. First time but definitely not the last! Thank you!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very busy forgot bread and lemon food was great

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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."

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding and as good as my grandmother's cooking!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great staff! Great wine selection! Food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great local restaurant

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was amazing. A great experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Bella Monte is an awesome place to have dinner and or a cocktail. It is vibrant and fun!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Tony is an unbelievable host. Great food, great wine, great atmosphere.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The service was terrible and my scrimp risotto had so much corn mixed in?????

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Amazing food and great service!! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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???

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was good. Service just fair. The AC does not work well on hot days. See you in the fall

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great food and great service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 11, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Everything we ate was fabulous, the server was delightful, but the noise level was over the top! Had we known there would be a live pianist (on a Wednesday night?), we might have taken our guests elsewhere. Combined with the noise of many diners trying to talk over the piano, it was nearly impossible to hear across the table, and really ruined an otherwise gustatorial delight! Am I the only one in VB who wants a quiet place to take my guests?

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Always a dependable, great meal for either dinner or lunch

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Bella Monte never disappoints! The wine and food are spectacular and the staff is friendly! Desserts are excellent too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We're never disappointed. The food is good and the service even better. Great daily additions.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 24, 2017

My lunch visit was during restaurant week. I chose a kale salad that was superb and tuna entrée excellent! Plan on return visit within a month.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We visited for lunch during restaurant week. We started out with the fried olives with Gorgonzola dip. I did not prefer the taste of the strong flavored green olives which were lightly battered and had a cumin seasoning. We also ordered the lunch special which was lobster salad on grilled bread half and a fried egg on top. Served with a arugula salad with picked onion. The lobster salad had not much lobster taste due to way too much mayo and tiny pieces of lobster! But the egg and grilled toast was good. It would have been a better lunch if our server was more attentive. The dining room was not too full but we had to wait for at least 15 minutes before our server took our order and we had to ask for silverware, and she then brought our check before asking if we wanted dessert; which we ordered to take home. Again, we had to remind her for our check. I think if they had more servers that day , our experience would have been different. But otherwise, we will be back, because we have enjoyed our experiences before, maybe we went on a bad day.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was great as was our server, Lisa. This is a good place to grab a drink at the bar and then move to a table for dinner. Bella Monte also has live music some nights. It started at 7pm on a Saturday when we dined.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very elegant atmosphere. Service was very friendly and prompt. We arrived early for our reservation and was still seated immediately. Food was great!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Highly recommendHighly recommendHighly recommendHighly recommend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Newly redone, food good but loud. If a bar scene and good food is what you're looking for. We wished afterward that we had asked to sit away from the bar. Food and service was very good, nice wine selection. Wine store and Italian restaurant with piano just didn't seem to mesh with loud bar scene.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great date night spot! Super ambiance, good service, great wine and food! The salmon entree was delicious and the lasagna was very good too. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Took my daughter for her birthday on Monday Jan. 23rd. We sat by the wine cooler . She enjoys wine and had a blast trying different kinds of wine. We had lunch and dessert also... Great Place . Enjoyed it tremendously. Thank you .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Excellent food and entertainment!! Had great service too!!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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