Service was fast and attentive, food was delicious, portions are HUGE, you get a lot for your money! We loved it and will be back.
Best Italian Restaurant in Chicago
Get out of the Loop and into the Hood for terrific food at very reasonable prices.
Delicious food and great service!
Very nice table, good service, great specials, large portions. I had enough left over for another dinner! A great neighborhood go to place. Love their spaghetti sauce!
The food was outstanding and they are very willing to customize your order according to your likes. The home made pasta was awesome. The server had no problem making recommendations which was much appreciated. I also appreciated that almost everything can be ordered as a half or full order. The half order of Cavatelli was huge. I couldn't imagine eating a full order. They made it spicy for me as that is what I wanted. Excellent! My dining partner had Veal Vesuvio which he enjoyed as well. The home made Tiramisu was served in a large martini type glass and was very good. I will definitely go back here when in the area!
Amazing grilled octopus!!!
I love this place. Reasonably priced, excellent tasting food. Quaint space with knowledegable wait staff. I have recommended this place to many people.
Very large portions of authentic Italian food. Fresh and clean items. Always great staff and service. Fun for before sporting or theater events, business lunch or romantic dinner. It is definitely a go to place!
Great service and food
Great value in the menu and portions are huge
service was good and food was delicious. there was a large group of people dining near our table that were very loud but besides that it felt very cozy in there. staff was very attentive and friendly.
We love this restaurant every time. We had a great shrimp cocktail and delicious cocktails as well. Our entrees were all excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. Thanks. We highly recommend this place.
Phenomenal Food and service. If you go there before a Hawks or Bulls game, they will get you out in time but do not rush you if you don't need to.
The food was Very good, as always!
Very good! Service excellent!
Terrific & authentic Italian crusine ! Service was fast in spite of the fact that it was Valentin's Day and the house was full. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. Portions were ample. I must warn all that the food is served HOT ! I burned my tongue ! That's ok, I'd be upset if the food was only warm or worse !
Our group was there for lunch. For most of the time, we were the only customers, not sure why. The food was good to very good. Service was outstanding. Ambiance was good for an "old time" Italian feel. The free valet parking was a plus. This might be more of a dinner restaurant rather than lunch....not sure. The menu was extensive. Overall, it was good!
We have eaten here many times and it is always very good. Chicken cacciatore is a must have!!
Great authentic Italian food! A hidden gem with great atmosphere. The service was amazing. This is also coming from a person that’s not big on Italian food.
The food was very good and the portions were enormous. Everyone was friendly. I wish the waiter would have recommended the smaller portions knowing it was just 2 of us. The service was less than stellar as my food came out right away but my husband did not get his food until we asked for it, and then it still took an extremely long time to arrive. I didn't want to eat until my husband's food was served, so my dinner ended up being cold. I think the waiter forgot to put in my husband's order and then was no where to be seen. It could have been a better experience.
Always fantastic food and stellar service. The noise level was the only thing i would adjust.
A solid Italian restaurant with a nice feeling. Best of all was the service; the food itself was passable but nothing whatsoever to rave about. I had zuppe di pesce and it was fine but not memorable. Partner had specialty risotto. Way to rich with too much cream. Friend had a mountain of pasta instead of half order. (Advice: get the half order whenever possible. Quite enough food.) The wine pours were kind of stingy and the by-the-glass menu was restricted.
The restaurant is fine, but I wouldn't make it a point to get back there anytime soon. Rating: B-/B.
My daughter and I were getting together with girls that she went to college with and their moms. We had a great time, the food and wine was really good and the staff was also great. They didn't rush us as we closed the place!
Always great authentic Italian. Very large pasta dishes. Great service. Food comes quick. Good stop pre United Center event. Very good cocktails.
The portions are insanely large even for the price. Service was a bit slow but very friendly. It gets quite loud in the restaurant but the 2nd floor is great for groups.
Food was wonderful, as always!! BUT, they sat us by the door where it was freezing on a below zero day. Every time the doors opened a gush of cold air came blowing at us. I had to keep my winter coat on the whole time. Not really how you want to ring in your NY!! If they seat you by the door, ask to be moved.
Been going to Bella Notte for 20 yrs it’s my go to restaurant! Great Food Great Service.
4th year celebrating new year's eve and my mother's birthday here. Food is great, easy to find a table, not too crowded. Staff is not the friendliest, but they do their job.
Food was just average. The host/manager was very unfriendly and didn’t smile. He was rude and uninviting. Our server was very polite though.
Our first visit to Bella Note after ordering delivery via GrubHub several times. This spot was everything we were looking for - a friendly neighborhood spot to meet friends and enjoy some delicious comfort food. Our server was personable, friendly, and attentive. The homemade lasagna was incredible. My only negative feedback is that one of our dishes was VERY salty. I saw that as a common thread in other reviews.
Bella Notte is a good restaurant for a nice meal with friends and/or family. My only complaint was there seemed to be only one valet and we had to wait while the poor guy ran back and forth delivering cars.
Went here upon a recommendation from a friend. Monday night during the Christmas season, no need for reservations as there were only a handful of tables besides us. Very nice ambiance, decorated with Christmas twinkle lights, white table cloths, window seating. The food was exceptional - 8 fingers cavatelli was amazing good - so much garlic! The pasta and sauces are very very nice. We even saved room for dessert! Too bad for us that our waiter didn't seem to be very interested in waiting on us that night. Forgot the wine menu, mistake on a food order, and in general just didn't seem to care or be too attentive. I would have rated this a 5 star experience if it wasn't for the service.
Love this place! Never lets me down. Food is authentic Italian. Fresh and large plates. Definitely order a full order and take the leftovers home!
Despite a half empty restaurant, we waited over 20 min for a waiter to stop by for our drink order. Another 15 before we were able to get in our food order, which the waiter had to come back and redo 10 minutes later. He ended up forgetting to serve one of the dishes anyway. The food took a long time to arrive (only 3 other occupied tables, so the kitchen couldn’t have been that busy). Food was very salty, and the pasta was mushy, over cooked. I was very disappointed, given the good reviews this restaurant has earned.
Great spot for Dinner before a Blackhawks or Bulls game. Great food and fantastic service!
We love everything about this restaurant!!
Our neighborhood go to. Ramona and Victor are the ultimate hosts. All the servers are respectful and efficient.
Food is always consistent and delicious.
old school italian food; ginormous portions. Try all of the pasta selections
A fantastic place that never fails to impress. I just love the food and the great service
This was our first visit but it won't be our last. our serve, Gabriel, was informative, friendly and attentive. the food was plentiful, delicious and enticing. we have to go back just to try more entrees. complimentary dessert for birthday was a nice surprise.
We really love this place. The food is outstanding every time. We had a huge order of fried Calamai and delicious shrimp cocktail. The drinks were very good. Our waiter was so busy but still gave us very good service. I had veal marsala that was fabulous. My husband had the Italian steak that was amazing. My son had the chicken oregano that he loved and his friend had cheese ravioli that he thought was delicious. Thanks for a great meal. We will be back.