Bella Notte

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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Bella Notte, located just west of downtown Chicago, Bella Notte specializes in fine Italian Cuisine. Home-Made Pastas and our award winning Veal chops. Whatever your taste buds may crave.

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AlexU
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Had a reservation and waited 45 minutes for a table. No communication on wait time. Myself and others were clueless as to what was going on. Hostess seemed more interested in talking to friends at the bar and being on her phone.

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TimL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine! Exceptional service & the owner is a real nice guy! Love this place!

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vipPricet
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here. Very quaint place, nicely decorated. Food was plentiful and very good. Server was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful Italian food

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BetsyS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The staff and waiters were not very friendly. The restaurant was not busy at all and yet we felt rushed
by our waiter. The food was mediocre. Two of us had Chicken Vesuvio and it was dry and had no flavor. The food came out about 6 or 7 minutes after we ordered, so I'm wondering if it was precooked and then
microwaved and served. I definitely can not recommend this restaurant.

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vipHPHUNG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and generous portions!

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vipStephanieM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service impeccable; attentive but not intrusive. Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I went with my son on New Years Eve. The server saw a mother and son and completely stereotyped me as a two top, cheap and quick table not realizing that I used to be a server and my husband is in the industry. At the time I did not complain to a manager because it was NYE and I was out with my son.

This is a list of my complaints coming from someone who understands the industry and knows what good to great service looks like. This was neither good nor great, it was awful.

Server kept us waiting

Came over and said are you ready to order before introducing himself, getting drink order, and giving us the specials.
I had to ask for the specials

While in the middle of him speaking about specials he walks away from the table mid sentence without saying excuse me or anything. He did this a couple times.

Martini finished and didn’t come back to ask if I wanted another drink. I had to chase him down for the wine menu. Son’s kiddie cocktail was empty and didn’t ask if he would like something else.

Never returned for wine order

Food arrives and I have to chase him down to order wine

Doesn’t come to ask how our food is until we are finished.

Comes to table with check presenter and asks if there is anything else we wanted

I then say we would like dessert to go, he is annoyed but gives me the options quickly and returns with dessert and reprinted check presenter.


Not to mention the food isn’t great for that much ridiculousness. The grouper was dry. The Fettuccine Alfredo was A Lot of sauce and not many noodles.

Even though from start to finish the dinner was ridiculous I still gave him a 20% tip because I used to be in the business and can’t tip less but he was deserving of nothing.

Will not return.

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PaulV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice place. Good meal. Huge portions. Busy evening with New Year's Eve.

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vipTaraG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Really a wonderful restaurant.

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TerryD
Westmeath
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Chicago. We traveled all the way from Florida to eat there.

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MaryG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious!

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vipDebG
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The bread was good. We shared a Caesar salad. It was a very generous portion and was good but slightly overdressed. We also shared the red snapper special ($36 I think). It was a small portion and definitely nothing special. My last bite was so bad that I would’ve spit it out if there were paper napkins! Ugh! Service was good and the atmosphere was fine but that fish was NOT special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service fine. Food was boring. Time to kick up the flavor. Charges too much for one item on a plate. Order was also wrong.

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KristyD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was horrible. Waiter acted like he had a million better things to do than give us the time of day. My first glass of wine was a splash, my second was filled to the brim. The table next to us had their food dropped off and had to serve themselves because the waiter was no where to be found. I’ve never tipped less than 20% in my life but this service was just inexcusable.

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DavidH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service were great when we got to our table were great. They could've used a second bar tender to serve the clients because he was a little slow. The restaurant was very loud.

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steves
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and pasta was fabulous! The calamari was the best I've ever had!

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vipmomo
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Bella Notte from when it first opened, never disappointed!

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vipJperj1819
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a pre Blackhawk dinner.

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BobS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food!!! Incredible meal, everything was amazing. Sausage and peppers, octopus was to die for along the best raviolis and then it was time for the meal!! So good, great people and great atmosphere for a night out at an authentic restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+++ per usual. Love this place!

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vipHectorR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Excellent food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! Never does it disappoint! The owners always come by and say hello, and the food is the best Italian that I’ve had in Chicago, hands-down… No questions asked!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Huge portions. Delightful wait staff. Don’t miss this one if you r in the neighborhood

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BobbyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dinned here many times and have always had a great experience. Food, Service everything spot on.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 13 people and I couldn't have picked a better place! Great food, attentive but chill service, super accommodating and so reasonable! We were fighting for the last bites of the fried calamari and sausage and peppers appetizers. The pasta (we got vodka sauce, Alfredo and Arrabiata), was so delicious, as were veal parmesan and chicken marsala.

The mussels in the mussels and linguine were some of the juiciest and most delicious I've ever had--and I live on the East Coast!

The servings are huge (it's family style), so everyone was happy to take home leftovers. And it was only $38 per person, and no one could have eaten or drank another bite. Una bella notte, indeed! Grazie mille!

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vipNickM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lobster fra diavolo was outstanding.... including enough linguini for 4 people ..!!!
. we were only 2 and my date ordered filet mignon.. lots to take home. One of the best dinners out in months.

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vipWILLIAMC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipNonnie
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. We have been going there for years

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, excellent timely service and a solid wind list. Great value for someone not looking to pay for something crazy in the west loop.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best marinara and service and food. Our favorite.

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JohnR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had a party of 9 people and everyone enjoyed their meals and took what they could not finish home with them.

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howarda
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

been a customer for years--with all the great italan restaurants in the city--belle note is reliable for good food-no rush service--a very pleasant evening--portions are enough for a few meals--plan on eating pasta a few times at home

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vipPhilipZ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great, traditional style Italian food and generous quantities. Sauces were perfectly seasoned.

A bit too noisy for my golden ager ears, but the overall experience was still excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved dinner at Bella Notte. The 8 finger cavatelli pasta in vodka sauce is amazing.... we shared it as a family for an appetizer. I had the veal vesuvio and it was delicious. Easily, Bella Notte is a top 3 Italian restaurants in the city for me.

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vipHectorR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was relaxed, the host was very welcoming and the bartender friendly and helpful. The server was very attentive without being intrusive and the food was great. After dinner we were able to sit and finish our conversation without being made to feel guilty or rushed. An overall very enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend Bella Notte to others for lunch or dinner.

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vipHawkeye
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! It was our first time visiting. The linguini and clam sauce was outstanding. Love how they serve their olive oil. Will definitely go back!

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HalM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good small Italian work large portions. Service could be better and more small restaurant like. Disappointed that although when making reservations we were celebrating or son's birthday and again when ordering, no mention of the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, Ramon and his staff are fantastic

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Bella Notte does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Bella Notte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 733-5136.

Bella Notte is rated 4.6 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

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