- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
grilled chicken, pesto, burrata, arugula
Baked gnocchi with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano, and breadcrumbs
Rice Balls served with four Dipping Sauces: Garlic Puree, Balsamic Reduction, Chili Infused Oil and Spicy Marinara
Food was delicious prices are amazing and the service was great. I will definitely be eating there again soon!
I am so happy that this place reopened! This place has authentic Sicilian dishes. I really like the atmosphere and their staff is very kind.
-served with four dipping sauces: garlic puree, balsamic reduction, chili-infused oil, and marinara
I really enjoyed their dipping sauces. I thought they were different and paired nicely with the rice balls.
-comes with tomato sauce and grilled bread
Our favorite appetizer! It's delicious and their sauce is fresh.
Rigatoni alla Norma
-eggplant, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, shaved ricotta salata
Again, their sauce is just amazing!
-tagliolini, lemon, saffron, almond, sunflower oil
If you want to try something different, then this is the dish for you! When I first looked at their pasta choices, I wanted to get their Tumminia pasta because I'd get it every time. However, it wasn't on their menu which was disappointing because that's my favorite dish. I asked the waitress about it and she explained that it's a seasonal dish. So I decided to go with the Pasta d'Oro and I was very pleased with my choice!
Again, I am just really happy that is placed reopened after the pandemic. I can't wait to come back!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Don't understand why it was empty on a Thursday night. Been coming here for several years and each time is better than the last.
Absolutely wonderful experience
Best Sicilian food in Brooklyn!!!
Great food, good vibe, owner very friendly. Will be back.
Excellent food and service; our group ordered a variety of appetizers and entrées and none of them disappointed. The veal and oxtail dishes were particularly tender and savory.
Very under seasoned steak. Was given table salt in shaker and not sea salt to season it which didn’t salt it properly… otherwise ok.
Very good food, ambiance and service
This place is so charming inside and the food was delicious. Bonus points for the waitress last night who really went above and beyond.
Birthday dinner - lovely food and HUGE meat and cheese plate!
Would have given 5 stars except the swordfish was overcooked and dry.
Everything else was great.
As always, great food, friendly and efficient service, in a homey environment.
Food and service were pretty good, but I booked an outdoor reservation and they told us when we arrived that they could only seat us indoors. Somewhat frustrating because I had made the reservation largely due to the availability of outdoor seating and people still have valid health concerns about dining indoors. We ended up still dining there because it was 7:30 on a Friday night, and we didn't think there would be many other options at that point.
Oh, how wonderful it was to return to indoor dining and Bella Gioia was the perfect choice. Terrific food and wonderful service. The portions you get here are gigantic and could feed twice the number of people. There were happy faces throughout the restaurant last night! Bravo!
Am so thrilled that it is open again after the pandemic! The over an hour drive is totally worth it! The meat and cheese board is like no other we have ever had!
Great service, good food. Sat outside on 4th Ave which was comfortable but a bit noisy (unavoidable). All in all great meal.
Food and service was fantastic! Everything was amazing, the fried barrata, the calamari, my burger was insane. Will definitely be back.
Very cozy the service was excellent and the food was prepared nicely
Great food, service, and atmosphere at Bella's.
Felt safe and comfortable with Covid protocols.
Oxtail Raghu was amazing and service was great.
Arancini was ok at best and the lemon pasta was alright as well.
Drinks and ambiance were great
The coctails, caponata and veal entree's were excellent and abundant, sorbeto a bit grainy.
Simply amazing! Never had a bad experience here and always leave satisfied and excited for my next visit. My pasta was so fresh is basically melted in my mouth. 15/10 would recommend!! Chef Nico is truly an artist!
I’ve been here 2x in the last month. Great place to have dinner with loved ones. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Staff are following all safety and cleaning guidelines for indoor dining for COVID-19. Highly recommend! I will return.
From start to finish great, charming experience for all the sense. Bella Gioia delivers. This is a wonderful gem, that I am joyful to return to. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive. The food is fresh, flavorful and delicious. They do live up to their motto, Cibo Dal Cuore!
The meal was delicious and the service was great!
Food was amazing!!!! We were the only people there but it was literally 1 hour before they closed. The staff was amazing! Super sweet. Drinks were great as well. Definitely recommend!!
The food was great! One of our favorite Italian restaurants. We felt very comfortable going back for indoor dining.
Impeccable service. Everything was great, but the service was next level. Maybe the best I’ve had in Brooklyn.
Incredible food, overly friendly wait staff, great ambiance & fair priced! I went to Bella Gioia with four buddies of mine for a guys night out. Chef Nico came out from the kitchen to greet us and welcome us to his restaurant. He was extremely friendly and grateful that during these times he had customers. He made our bellies feel great and also our hearts. The chef is a good man, from my first experience meeting him. I think everyone far or near should go check this place out. A+++
The service was particularly fantastic -- food was cooked to perfection, and the waitstaff was awesome.
Excellent food taste & quality. Waitress was very friendly & attentive.
My first COVID outdoor dining experience at Bella Gioia, what can I say, other than it was like coming home for a family dinner! Chef Nick and his staff were very welcoming as usual! The food, ny wife enjoyed the pasta alla Norma, and I thoroughly enjoyed my steak with truffle fries. Steak cooked to a perfect medium rare and dressed with a grape skin and sugar reduction.
The only thing lacking was the coziness and ambience of being inside.
I look forward to coming here when indoor dining is allowed. The food and service were excellent, but the outdoor accommodations are not the best. You are seated on a sidewalk with all the noise and fumes of the street, Nevertheless, I definitely recommend.
So glad they’re back open! Best restaurant in the area - our favorite in NYC.
Very good food at reasonable prices, excellent staff and ambiance. Will be back!
Amazing ambiance, food and service! For real, everything soo good
Great time from the minute you walk in. Nice wine list, large portions, good service, great atmosphere.
Service was excellent, food was great!
Valentine’s Day Celebration! Crab risotto an added jewel to an already delicious menu!
Overall atmosphere is very warm and cozy and comfortable. Wine list was nice with many options. Service was good and the staff really friendly. My friend and I ordered the Sicilian Pizza and sweet potato crostata. There was nothing Sicilian about either one of these dishes. I did not care for the pizza at all, the sauce was bitter and the dough chewy. The sweet potato crostata was delicious.
I ordered the pasta con sardi, and my friend the gnocchi rustico. I have had many versions of pasta con sardi, it is a family meal for me. I found my dish tonight to be dry and flavorless. My friend who ordered the gnocchi reported that it had way too much gorgonzola cheese and she had a hard time tasting the gnocchi. I was somewhat disappointed but it may be worth a second try.
Bella Gioia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 223-4176.
Bella Gioia is rated 4.6 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.