Bella Notte

4.7
417 reviews
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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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great service

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing staff. Everything was perfect.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day, my wife’s favorite Italian restaurant

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing from the appetizers to the entrees and desserts, The baked cavatelli was delicious and the service was excellent. Must try the Tiramisu!

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JB
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Delicious linguine & clams. Love the chop salad. Lemon cello martini perfect!!

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great staff!!! Very hospitable and kind towards my family. They made us feel at home once we arrived. The food was good but could be better. We were the 1st customers of the day so that could be it.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasure to go to Bella Notte. The god is always excellent and so is the service

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! The food is always so good!

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B
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

WE were seated at the reservation time . The server explained the specials completely A really loud crowd was present , however the food was enjoyed by all. Grilled octopus was one of the best ever. The salad was fresh and tasty The Seabass over a bed of spinach was my favorite,with just the right amount of spices.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian dishes. Excellent service. Nice wine selection.

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TF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Ordered the Shrimp Francase and it was so bland! The shrimp was tough and bland as well. I kept eating it hoping to “find” the flavor, but after a few bites I was done. 2 other guests in our party Also said their shrimp was tough and not much flavor to their food. The waiter was nice and warmed up towards the end. Maybe we ordered the wrong meal? However, I will not return.

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VO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent the service was on point and the prices were reasonable and so much food. Will definitely be back

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was poor. Our waiter Z gave us the wrong appetizer, never brought my salad and did not explain thoroughly about what comes with my meal. He also did not give me a choice of a 1/2 order or whole. The whole order was too large. Z seemed to disappear and not come back to ask us if we needed anything.

Very disappointed. Not sure if I will return.

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

No music, very cold inside, and the food just wasn't good.

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JR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was nice and the staff was friendly. But the food, I felt, was not authentic. We got two different soups that tasted basically the same and were not made fresh. And the pasta just tasted like box pasta. Nothing special. Sauce was ok. I won’t go back considering the copious amounts of authentic, delicious Italian restaurants in the city that far outweigh this one.

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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have great service, great food and good conversation at Bella Notte. The friends we take always tell us it is a great place to come, and their food was the best Italian they have had.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bella Notte - one of our favorites. Amazing food.

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PA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, good staff and great food. This was our 2nd time here. We came for my Birthday with friends last year in June. Loved it so much we came back by ourselves on Valentines Day which is our anniversary.

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TC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for my moms birthday. The food was amazing and the experience was tremendous. Very happy that we booked here.

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ML
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Never a bad meal. The pasta dishes are fabulous. The atmosphere is intimate. Always, warm and friendly staff. Every time we bring someone from out of town they are extremely impressed with the quality and large portions.

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BB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The bread is outstanding! Good neighborhood Italian restaurant. You can't go wrong here.

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K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner as usual! Veal is tops!!

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SW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. The only minor problem was that the server would not do separate checks.

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TG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times over the years. Wonderful place. Great food. Great service.

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RM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time dining at Bella Notte and we will definitely return. Extensive menu of classic Italian food made choosing what to order difficult--it was all appetizing. We had the chopped salad, chicken marsala, and green noodles al forno. Each dish was delicious. Full orders were huge and reasonably priced, and we happily took leftovers home for one or even two additional meals. Didn't order dessert but the coffee was strong and served good and hot--a rare thing to experience these days. Service was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was empty at 6:30 but filled up and of course became noisier in the process, but not crushingly loud like so many places. Long bar with the game on tv doesn't detracts a little from the dinner ambiance but at least the sound was either low or off--couldn't hear it at the table. Valet parking $14 though it's also not too hard to park on a side street off Grand.

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GY
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and delightful staff!!!!

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DL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My second visit... plus one delivery. Food is wonderful. Portions very large. My guest (a first timer) was also impressed. Minor drawbacks this visit... I'm guessing an inexperienced waiter. It was a cold, uncrowded Wednesday evening... so a perfect time for a possible newbie to get some experience-- so not really an issue. Also, a very loud party of four were stunningly impolite with their volume and laughter. I could see the staff trying to "clear the table" and hint that it was go-time. (Thanks for that.) Truly an issue for me, though... there was no valet on duty that night. Parking on a cold night with mounds of snow took an extra 20 minutes and about 5 laps. Again, a slow night-- I get it. I will call first, next time, if I believe it will be a concern. Otherwise-- LOVE THE PLACE!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Great food and service.

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M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go before an event at the United Center.

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MK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food good home Italian

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TB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Mediocre food quality at best

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B
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bella Notte is a gem . The food is outstanding and the place has a great feel to it .In addition ,the wine list is good with many fine values on it .The owner is always friendly and helpful .

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, an outstanding meal and fabulous service. Ramon and his family are wonderful! I highly recommend Bella Notte for any occasion! You will not be disappointed!

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TO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Bella for years. Greatly enjoy the food , service, atmosphere, and warm reception.

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KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere, can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love love love it!! Chicken Marsala, baked clams, grilled veggies app all delish!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was excellent, and consistent.

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k
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

food was outstanding. Ingredients are all top quality and taste very authentic. Service was fantastic as well. Server was very competent and attentive. We had a problem with the noise level. Smallish restaurant with some very loud patrons on the night we were there before a Bulls game

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GV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is LOVELY! (Very attentive) Food is terrific! What a gem!

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JB
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service , excellent food, limoncello after dinner was delicious ! Love the decor

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