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About Bella Notte

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.

1374 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Monday -Thusday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Fri 11:00am - 11:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Noble St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 733-5136

Website:
http://www.bellanottechicago.com/

Entertainment:
none

Catering:
let us customize a menu for your event of any size from 8-2000 people
contact Ramon at 312-733-5136 or email him at ramon@bellanottechicago.com
View our menus at http://bellanottechicago.com/index-4.php

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet from 11am-2pm
5pm to Close Valet Parking $10

Public Transit:
Grand Ave Bus
Blue Line closest stop Grand and Halsted

Executive Chef:
Ramon Aguirre

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have private dining rooms that can accommodate parties of 15- 110 guests.
view our menus at http://bellanottechicago.com/index-4.php

Bella Notte Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service2
value5

 
·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always fantastic food and stellar service. The noise level was the only thing i would adjust.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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food3
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always great authentic Italian. Very large pasta dishes. Great service. Food comes quick. Good stop pre United Center event. Very good cocktails.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been going to Bella Notte for 20 yrs it’s my go to restaurant! Great Food Great Service.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great spot for Dinner before a Blackhawks or Bulls game. Great food and fantastic service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

old school italian food; ginormous portions. Try all of the pasta selections

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A fantastic place that never fails to impress. I just love the food and the great service

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was a busy night and I think there was only one waiter in the place. Not his fault, but when he took our order he told us he was “crazy busy”. Drinks took a long time to get as did the food. They both came in shifts. Some people getting drinks/food while others had to wait. Soups and dinners did taste good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Old style Italian restaurant with great dishes and drinks. Attentive service and lovely space.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything was wonderful, from the service to the food. I will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent Italian Food. Never disappoints ! Great place for dinner before Hawks games!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Solid Italian food. Good portion sizes. Reasonable value on food. Drinks are a bit expensive. Overall very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Good solid place --generous portions and great wine values especially their 22 nd anniversary list . The service is very professional .

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Took my daughter's out to Dinner to celebrate their birthday.... The food was amazing!! The service was great, they didn't rush you. Great drink menu as well. I will be going back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very Salty
Ordinary menu
Nothing Special
Did I mention salty?
As in inedible, reach for the water.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I lived the ambience and food!! I was hesitant and only chose this restaurant bad on unites proximity to The Artistic Home (which was also fantastic!). Don't miss this restaurant!! It was simply amazing!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. This was our third visit. The protabello mushroom appetizer was incredible. I wanted to order another plate for my entree but was too late. But that was a good thing as the waiter promised my green spinach noodle dish would be equally good. And, he was right. The breads beforehand, special olive oil, my husband's Italian salad and my daughter's cavatappi carbonara dish were equally amazing. The spumoni ice cream is always a nice finish. Waiters and bus boys are always very attentive and accommodating. We love to sit in the window at the front, next to the bar. Can't wait to return to enjoy the lovely platter of grilled vegetables with sweet balsamic sauce. Amazing value and delicious!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Best Italian food in the city of Chicago. Family run business. Great dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Lovely decor but we won't go back. Did not care for sauce. Too much dressing on salad made it inedible. Server wasn't friendly. Vesuvio was over cooked.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always have a great meal and service when visiting Chicago.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The restaurant is celebrating 22 years ,they have a 3 course special menu for $22.00 so many choices,I loved it. Until October.Always a great meal!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food, great service!!!! Ramon and Victor always at the top of their game.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was our first time there and will definitely go back. Food was outstanding. We were seated by the window so had a good view of the great variety of people who came there to eat that evening. Our server was very good, though he did reverse our orders, but was quick to make a good joke about it when told. Wine list was good and offered a variety of options in different price ranges.

As I said, the food was great and there was more than enough to take home and have a send great food experience the next day.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The room is authentic Italian, as is the food. The service was perfect, attentive without being intrusive. This is a warm, friendly spot and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

My entire family having dined at Bella Notte many times were disappointed on Sunday May 21st. We ordered Shrimp Diavalo which came with only 3 shrimp scampi. Extremely undercooked. We told the waiter and he took our shrimp and literally brought them back in pieces instead of 3 new shrimp. I don't think we will ever go back. This place should close. Too many established restaurants left in city, they are done!!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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