Lovely food, nice ambiance and very attentive service.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Wished we lived closer to go again!
A group of 7 friends, four of whom were celebrating birthdays. All four were served a special dessert with a lighted candle--on the house. Our server was outstanding and went above & beyond what was expected. Our food was great! Would recommend Bella Notte to anyone who wants to have an enjoyable lunch with friends.
We started with the calamari, which came with 3 dipping sauces. Superb. One of us had the special scallops on linguine. Excellent. The other had the spinach, Gorgonzola, walnut pasta which was delicious. The portions were ample and the leftovers made for a simple dinner the next night. The chocolate lava cake was hot and wonderful. The whole meal was beyond compare.
Bella Notte was one of the better decisions I've made concerning restaurants. The atmosphere was perfect for couples dining, a bit of music and enough space between tables to not have to worry about whispering every word so as to not disturb fellow diners. The staff are all amazing; friendly, prompt, and very knowledgable about the menu. The young lady that waited on me and my girlfriend was very friendly without seeming fake. She even helped me pick my meal as well as an appetizer, which was to die for. The food is excellent also; well presented, fresh, and absoloutely delicious. Our appetizer came, and we were both surprised. Very well presented, although some of the portions could have been a bit larger, I was far from complaining. They also have innovations that one would not expect that went fabulously. My dish was salmon topped with cooked strawberries and fresh watercress. Now, to look at it on paper, these wouldn't be ingredients I would think to combine. However, these go together beautifully. The evening couldn't be topped. I wouldn't change a thing, and the only way to fully understand is to pay them a visit.
Enjoyed the Salmon Oreganta tonight. Have had this dish many times at this restaurant and it never fails to be delicious and perfectly prepared.
Me and my wife enjoyed our night out for dinner. Staff was great.
The restaurant was welcoming and casual enough that we did not feel out of place wearing our traveling clothes. There were lots of choices on the menu. The service was great as was the food and wine!
Great food and great service. Not a bad thing on the menu and worth asking for Quenten as server. He is top notch.
We were stuck in traffic coming from Keeneland, we even left early. We called and alerted them that we were on our way. They were very kind and accommodating and said that they would hold out reservation. It was worth they wait and delicious. Our waiter was very good also.
Food was excellent and the service was very good. We did have an order mix up but they took care of it promptly and offered a cup of soup which was awesome. We are from Cincinnati and would make the return drive of 1-3/4 hours just to eat at this restaurant.
Great place that was recommended while traveling. We thought for prices the food was very good. Homemade lasagna and manicotti. I would recommend to anyone. Make a reservation.
This is not high end or a new trendy place but worth the visit. You should be pleased and not leave hungry.
I have went since they opened and they have always had great food the best i have found in Italian cuisine. Beautiful inside romantic and wonderful food that is amazing.
Wonderful Italian restaurant! I have eaten here many times and never been disappointed.
My (adopted) daughter and I are from St. Louis. We travelled to Lexington for the Run the Bluegrass half marathon. Coincidentally it was my daughter’s birthday. From service to food and drinks, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The only negative thing is parking or lack thereof.
This being my first visit, I thought both food and service were great; will revisit again in the near future. Brittany, waitress, was especially attentive to our needs.
Great food. Quite loud atmosphere, but fun. Waiter was very attentive. Mussel dish was great but not enough for a dinner portion.
Food was just o.k. The parking lot is way too small. Not enough parking. We had to park at the Mens Warehouse. Probably wont be back unless we decided to go for lunch.
It’s a great atmosphere with fabulous food and excellent service!
Why in this day & age you still have to tackle a waiter to get some water??? And the signature salmon served raw? Strike 2! Add to that the wait staff coming by to convince us that everything was now fine. Not so, I didn’t come here to eat by myself or watch my wife eat. Previous experience not much better.
Always a pleasure to dine at Bella Notte! Our server, Nellie, was super. Friendly, helpful, professional. The food was delicious too!!
Fantastic service by Quinten. Exceptional food. Great overall we will return!!.
Great server and food was very good over all. They could loose the crushed potatoes. Price was alright.
We really enjoyed our Sunday evening meal here. The service was great and the atmosphere congenial. The food was fresh and tasty and, overall, we were surprised at how reasonably priced it all was. I'd say this restaurant is a great value for dining. It was busy, too, which says a lot about a restaurant on a Sunday evening! We did have reservations and I'd recommend those for an evening meal, at least. Our special occasion (birthday) was topped off with a complimentary dessert and friendly wishes from the servers. Am looking forward to another visit there!
Food is excellent. You will not leave there hungry. Tip: sign up for their rewards program.
Our dining experience was truly exceptional and highlighted by wonderful service!
We’re from DC, which of course has a world class resturant selection. Originally from Lexington we ALWAYS hit Bella Notté ever time we’re in town to visit relatives. Not a chain, the cuisine is both seasonal and creative. Well worth going out of your way to dine here!
It was the perfect setting for a date night. The food was amazing, the wine was delightful, and our waitress was very efficient!
A delicious meal as always. The noise of an adjoining (large) party was distracting. Having made reservations specifically for a birthday gathering of family, I wish we would have had more consideration re the location of our table.
Food was extremely well prepared and fresh, many great choices, everyone at our table loved their selection.
We reserved a table for 6 people and had an excellent dinner and experience. Paige was a terrific host and our meals were very good. Divers select sea scallops were superb. Souffle for dessert. Chianti Riservia. All great!
Given a table in the middle of the room to start. Had to ask to be moved. I think if you have a reservation you should be able to expect a good table.
This is one of our go to places. Great food for a reasonable price. Very consistent. They change up the menu enough to not let you get bored. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Never regret picking this restaurant. The family platters are a great deal if you are feeding a big family.
Great atmosphere and there were kids when we were there.
We ordered coffee and a water to start out the coffee was wonderful and delicious! I had the filet it was the best I've had. He had the Alfredo. The food was delicious and our waitress was attentive! Loved it will return.
We have been to Bella Notte before, and had better experiences. The family Caprese Salad was lackluster. My cocktail and entree were both delivered well-after those of my companions at the table, which was awkward for everyone (I requested no alterations to either item, so can’t figure out the lengthy delays). My chestnut ravioli dish was divine. Our server was lovely. Upon leaving, I noted an e mail from Open Table citing that I had not shown for this reservation. I hope this oversight has been corrected.
Went to Bella Notte for anniversary dinner and it was a great experience. Reservations were at 7:30pm and we went right to our table. Service was outstanding, food was great, will definitely go back
Absolutely beautiful. Went for Valentine’s Day and was not disappointed.
Took the family Bella Notte for valentines dinner last night. We have been going here for several years but lately it doesn’t seem as good as in the past.
Service was very good. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful and attentive. The ambiance was nice since this was a night out with the family.
The food was fine and large portions but just not as special as in the past. Nothing bad just nothing to rave about for the price.
BOTTOM LINE: not going to avoid but not going to hurry back either. Used to be one of our top 3.