- 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
Pasta cu Sarde
sardines, raisins, pine nuts, toasted breadcrumbs
baked gnocchi, oregano, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, mozzarella
served with four dipping sauces: garlic puree, balsamic reduction, chili-infused oil, marinara
O. M. G. This is amazing!
We stopped in because it was cold, close to our hotel and had a nice menu. We weee not disappointed!
The ambiance is wonderful, relaxing and smells divine. I had the beet carpaccio (so nicely done) and NY strip steak …perfectly cooked and the Gorgonzola sauce a perfect add. The fries??? YUMMY!
Hubz had the fennel salad (I’m gonna have to try and replicate), the sardine pasta and veal piccata. He was blown away,.
The wine list very good and the service wonderful. Next time in Brooklyn we will be back!
On the side, the chef came out to answer questions and couldn’t have been more sweet. Seriously GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!! We
Angel cooks amazing food all the time. The staff knows the menu and can give great recommendations too. The place is great for dates where you enjoy talking since the ambiance is romantic and with low background music.
We went here for New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was excellent with generous portions. Tables were well-spaced out. The service was outstanding. We felt like we were guests in their home. It was a lovely evening with good food and good company.
Always great food and service at this cozy Sicilian Italian restaurant
Delicious food and generous portions. Attentive and friendly staff.
Warm, inviting, friendly staff and delicious pasta! We had the burrata and the ox tail pasta. It was so good!!!
Wish I could recommend, but sadly cannot. 4 people, 9 dishes, 2 were pretty good and the rest mediocre to poor. Bread was stale. Salad drenched in oil. Meat was tough. And the place has a weird smell which seemed to get stronger as the evening wore on.
I have never been to a restaurant where I ordered a bottle of wine from the wine list and they opened it at the bar, when they brought it to the table I said it was the wrong bottle and the waiter told me they didn’t have the wine I ordered so they gave us this wine without letting me look at the wine list to pick out a different wine
The food was absolutely amazing and the customer service was unmatched. Had an opportunity to meet the owners,Chef Nico and Chef Angel. They are top notch and know their craft. I Highly recommend Bella. We will definitely be going again!
So happy the lobster tagliatelle is back, it is such an amazing dish as are all the dishes there!!
The food is great, but the poor outdoor seating and environment on 4th avenue detracts from the overall dining experience.
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+++
Bella Gioia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 223-4176.
Bella Gioia is rated 4.6 stars by 195 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.