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  1. Distance: 0.92mi
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  3. Distance: 1.48mi
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About Bella Notte

Bella Notte means Beautiful Night in Italian. Join us at our table & let us create your beautiful dining experience! This is a place to satisfy the appetite with Italian gusto. Enjoy the season's freshest ingredients and some unique dishes that are sure to become your next favorite! Remember, in Italy food & drink don't just make it possible to live, they're a part of what makes life worth living.
Italians say, "A tavolo non s'invecchia".
(People do not get old at the table)-spend enough time at ours and you'll believe it's true!

3715 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Rojay

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 245-1789

Website:
http://www.bellalexington.com/

Entertainment:
Dine with us Friday or Saturday evening & be amazed by our magician while you're enjoying your meal!

Catering:
Let us know about your office lunch, an off-site party or any other event that we can cater for you. Choose from our full menu or let us know if you have any special requests. No group is too small or large!

Parking Details:
Convenient parking is available in the front parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Toyoda

Private Party Facilities:
We have a couple options available for private parties including an intimate room accommodating up to 22 people, and a romantic patio (heated/cooled, depending on the weather) with a fireplace and white linen covered tables, which comfortably seats up to 60 people. We offer several differently priced set menu options and we are happy to accommodate any special requests to the best of our ability. Contact our private party manager to set up your next event!

Private Party Contact:
Tiffany Blair: (859) 245-1789

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

Bella Notte Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
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Comfort Food (17)
Seasonal (17)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (16)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fun (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service - really enjoyed their seasonal menu!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

I took my boyfriend out on a date and this was his first time at Bella Notte. He really enjoyed it! I love that I requested the booth and got it, plus being near the lit up tree. The food was absolutely delicious. We received our food very quickly, even though they looked busy. I would come back again and my boyfriend said the same.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful salmon special; the fish was cooked perfectly! My friends and I enjoyed a great visit and awesome dinner in a cozy booth.. the only downside was the temperature... there was a cold draft the entire time.. suspect the AC was on .. possibly the kitchen was warmer?
Nevertheless, Great meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful time for our tenth anniversary. Sami the server was very attentive and gave us a dessert. Explained the menu and signed us up for a reward program. Earned every bit of her tip. 30% of check. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Date night with The Mister. We chose Bella Notte based on previous reviews. Oh. My. Stars! Our reservation was ready when we arrived, the host station was prompt and friendly. Our server was attentive and helpful and the meal was amazing! Wine list choices were more than adequate and we had a nice merlot and a tasty Chianti. The Mister had the seasonal braised wild boar entree while I chose the pom pom salmon. Both were fabulous. We followed up with papaya sorbet and tiramisu. A wonderful evening. We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food and service usually good but today the food was cold and restaurant was cold. Sorry to say used to be my favorite place

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place for New Years Eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined there on New Year's eve. My wife and I ordered veal picata and chicken picata. The pasta was room temperature and watery. The service was average. We remember better meals there and were disappointed

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved the Caprese appetizer and bread. When the rigatonI got there I was almost full. It was so good! I had to take a generous portion home. Two meals for the price of one! I love Bella Notte!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food , service, ambiance, was amazing.. will be back

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Looked festive for the season. Nice choice of seasonal dishes plus the usual excellent selections. Our server was very attentive and did a very nice job.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I always enjoy Bella Notte. It is the perfect location for either a date night or family dinner. From the amazing appetizers to never wanting it to end dessert, I can’t rave about this place enough. Service is always prompt and knowledgeable, along with a varied enough menu to please picky eaters. The seasonal menu creates opportunities for the chefs to have some more flair with things such as the Pom Pom Salmon (amazing by the way). The atmosphere and delicious food, along with some wine, is the perfect combination for a high you’ll be remembering until you come back again. Thanks!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was excellent and our server was most attentive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Absolutely the best Italian restaurant we have been to

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Bella Notte is never anything but outstanding. They serve authentic Italian food and everything I've ever had is delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always very good food and service. Knowledgeable waiter, great atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Tomato soup is amazing. Pasta, fish very good. Skip the steak, though. Looks good but has no flavor..

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is truly a local gem. Always love trying their seasonal menus. Our server was wonderful, atmosphere perfect, and food delicious!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very disappointed. This was highly recommended for our work team (9 people) so I made the arrangements. We were seated in a narrow area where the wait staff could only access the first few people so we had to essentially serve ourselves. It was loud and with one or two exceptions the food was mediocre...won't do this again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was excellent.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I’ll let you know

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good experience.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good was delicious and our waitress was perfect!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. I was parking the car as I had to park a few parking lots away since Bellnote's was packed full with cars. When I came in I found my party and we were seated what was like a barn door type area. It was extremely loud as nothing was in place to absorb the noise. Hard to hear our conversation.

Ordered dinner and 3 dinners came out on time, 1 more came out maybe 4 minutes later and then the last one came out maybe 7 minutes past the the first four. Had to ask for cheese as this is some that generally we're asked. However, the food was good and we'll suggest to others.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Been here a couple of times. Always good food, affordable pricing similar to Olive Garden, but feels a lot more special.
Staff was attentive and professional.
Did have to wait a few minutes for our introductory waiter.
Food prep was a little lengthy as well, like 30 minutes after ordering.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been to Bella Notte a few times, and are always impressed with the food and the amazing service. I especially appreciate how kind and accommodating they are to dietary restrictions- they always make me feel comfortable asking questions and are very knowledgeable. Brought our family here and everyone's meals were delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Warm and friendly. The large artificial tree in the main room is studded with lights, defining a middle-brow but tasteful Italianesque ambience and rendering night-time dining a great pleasure.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants anywhere! Have eaten there many times over the last 20 years. We no longer live in Lexington, but come here every time we return. Ate there most recently last Sunday. Robin was our server. She was congenial and helpful, but not overbearing. We shared margherita pizza and custom pasta plate---primo!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time we dined there since our son recently moved to Lexington. Cuisine and service was excellent. They have an extensive gluten free menu which our son's girlfriend was very impressed with. Their Autumn menu specials were tremendous.
We will be back often and will recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food and excellent service. The server was very attentive and nice.
We really enjoyed our evening at Bella Notte.
Ray Burgess

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Solid Italian but nit extraordinary. Wine list is a bit pricey for the quality level offered. Restaurant has a nice ambiance.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Awesome experience.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good but not great. We had brunch and I thought the buffet items were better than my entree. The biscuit was not really a biscuit and more like a cake. The parfait on the buffet was delicious!!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The current Autumn menu is AWESOME! The salads, risotto, and manicotti were all full of fall tastes like squash, pumpkin and apple...YUM!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We arrived from out of town but had heard of Bella Notte from online reviews. The food was excellent as was the service. Our only issue was the party seated next to us was quite loud. Once they finished and left, everything was wonderful. We both enjoyed our meals and drinks and would love to return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Its our oldest son's favorite place for his birthday celebration. He won't go to place we can't his youngest brother who uses a wheelchair. It's a great place for disabled and delicious. My favorite place for seasonal fall choices.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Birthday dinner everything was great , food was fast and fresh, staff was good and attentive, surroundings were enjoyable

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great birthday celebration and are already planning to go back. Dominic was our waiter and he did a fantastic job. The salmon salad and desserts were exceptionally good.
The music was loud when we got there and asked if he could turn it down - and he quickly did!
Wonderful experience!!

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