Bella Italia

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$30 and under
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Italian
Bella Italia offers a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes. Our menu is centered on local and imported ingredients to create refined & genuine flavors of Italy
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CD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Served hot and very pleasantly appealing. The server was pleasant and interacted with everyone in our party. The only complaint was the food was a little overpriced on some items.

DY
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was very good but expensive for type of food. Pasta dish was $19, but salad an extra $8

WT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garlic knots are great
Caprese salad rocks
Entrees to die for are baked ziti and Carbonara

CS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice meal, very attentive service

PC
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty good Italian food with great service overlooking the river

FI
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was not happy with our meal
The veal Piccata was poorly prepared
Chef needs help here .. cheese?
Linguini in clam sauce also suffered from the same
Thick sauce ? These are lighter dishes
Spaghetti Bolognese and salads very good

m
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Thank you

d
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. Have had much better Italian food but it was still tasty. Sat outside which was nice. Probably won't go again for some time.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was okay, but not what I would expect for the price. My wife and I were disappointed. Looks like a nice place though.

N
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service (Jessie), great evening with friends dining on the patio

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were down to 1 chef and seemed understaffed in general. They had a very very loud group table which wouldve made more sense to move that party to another room.

Food was very good

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very friendly and pleasant. We sat outdoors on the patio and enjoyed a nice summer dinner.

BT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is great! Great food, great value and atmosphere. That being said, I have been there 2x on the weekend. There is entertainment on the riverside wharf across the street from the restaurant and there is a girl screeching OFFKEY over a microphone. She ruins the entire experience. Sooo terribly loud.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was slow and we were asked by the waiter several times the same thing we had told him. The worst part of our visit was how hot the restaurant was. We realize that it was close to 100 degrees that day, but it felt like you were sitting outside. Even our waiter had sweat rolling down his face. Their were ceiling fans, but none of them were turned on-not sure if that would have helped.

B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was just okay, nothing amazing; however I would have enjoyed it more without the flies around.

s
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and we will definitely return. The food , the service and the ambiance exceeded our expectations. This is truly a hidden gem. Bravo!

j
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food not as good under new chef/owner

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We booked a dinner for 4 people. My gf and I arrived first. No one was in the bar or restaurant! Very strange! I asked for a beer and when they went to to the tap, it was foamy. So I ordered another. Another family walks in and they sit at a table. The other 2 finally walk in to join us and the hostess sits us right next to family B. It was akward and strange in a empty restaurant. Wine selection was limited, they were out of 3 of there 9 whites. My moms chicken picatta looked horrible. The chairs were so big and bulky it made it difficult to go to the restroom or get up for any reason. When ordering a glass of white, the waitress come back with the correct wine, but says, “we are out of white wine glasses”. When there only 8 people in the whole restaurant?!?! That’s when the pieces fit together that they will not be lasting long. I also tried to order a port for dessert, and big surprise, they were out.

V
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Saw a sign on the door advertising Sunday brunch and went the following Sunday with guest only to be told "we stopped doing brunch."
I love the location here and food is usually good, though a bit inconsistent, but management seems to be lacking!

SS
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful with large portions. The souffle for dessert was beautiful...and very tasty. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We loved eating outside.

ME
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased to see some favorite menu items from Olive Leaf still available. Jessie is a wonderful server!

PB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a party of eight. The waitress played hostess and bartender as well. She did a good job! The food was good and the service was prompt. The prices were a little pricey for the area. Great view of the river!

ME
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was extremely slow. It took nearly 15 minutes before we were able to get some water. The food was good but way overpriced. Sitting outside on the patio on a nice evening helped overcome their deficiencies.

RS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Worst brunch have ever had. At 12:30 there was not any other patrons. The food was completely dried out and barely warm. The credit card machine was down which not disclosed until the bill was presented. The chair I was sent at had broken springs coming thru the seat. Will not go back.

CL
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Bella Italia is definitely filling a void in So. IN! Family owned Italian food. Great to sit outside, as well. I highly recommend.