Bella Italiana at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino
At Potawatomi Bingo Casino, located on the third floor right off the sky walk, Bella Italiana offers guests a polished yet casual dining experience featuring a menu of traditional Italian favorites, as well as re-invented classics with bold new flavors, all inspired by the many regions of Italy.
Pan-seared chicken with Marsala wine and mushrooms, served with spaghetti and green beans
Breaded eggplant or chicken, house red sauce and mozzarella, served with linguini and sautéed green beans
Pan-seared scallops in a lemon-garlic pan sauce, served with cheesy polenta and zucchini
This was our 2nd visit to Bella. We had great food at a reasonable price. Our waitress for so nice and attentive to our needs.
One of the best kept secrets in the area! Always excellent food, service & a really good value!
Our server was AMAZING! Very personable and sweet! We cannot wait to come back! Food and service were excellent!!!!
Every time we eat at Bella’s it’s always great service and food
When greeted by the hostess she greeted me by my name, and our server was outstanding. She mentioned the specials, which sounded delicious, but we went with Chicken Marsala, and the dinner special of clam chowder, spaghetti meat balls, and gelato duo. All was delicious. Will be back again.
We've eaten there before and it was always perfect. This time the ribeye steak I had was extremely tough. I could hardly cut it. Everything else was great. The server could have been a little more attentive but otherwise nice.
Food was good & service was outstanding! Will go back soon.
Nice dinner before a show
Overall experience was very good, food was very tasty, although portions could of been just a little bit more, dessert was very good as well, my wife would like to come back and try your steak house in the near future.
Thank you, very much for a very nice evening.
All was good except our friends meals were not. One entree came cold and the other was a steak and cooked horribly. Otherwise, the rest was fine.
Always have a great meal and they take food allergies very seriously
The food was dry, shriveled, small portions, freezer burned, under and over cooked, microwaved, took over an hour to receive when it wasn't even busy, presentation was awful, and simply not decent on any level. We ordered appetizers and pasta. Spoke to the manager who was kind enough to cover the bill but she had to based on how poorly everything was prepared and presented. Very disappointed after I was told they had fantastic food. The host even said to us and I quote when we asked him how he was doin, "Oh living the dream having to be here everyday." Many red flags from start to finish. The casino should be ashamed to have this restaurant up and running. I can't even imagine how the kitchen looks with cleanliness, FIFO process and so on. The manager mentioned they didn't microwave their food but it had the look and smell of it. Not rocket science. After 1 1/2 hours of the manager redoing our food and the same result we left. We actually went to Rubyi, another restuarant in the casino. Which I would highly recommend to anyone, absolutely fantastic.
We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were 6 of us. We all had a great dining experience. We will definately eat there again!
We really enjoyed our dinner and had GREAT service! Only complaint was the light over our table was extremely bright, like we were eating under a spotlight. But other than that we were very satisfied
Very good Italian dinner with excellent attentive service! Great price point for dinner special - three courses for $18. Reservation was during happy hour, so drinks were only $3. Win win!
Our experience was fantastic! It was quiet, relaxing, and very nice. The staff from checking in to eat to service at our table was exceptional. Food was great for the price. We will be back again very soon. Keep up the awesome experience.
We had a large group of 10...table ready, service was very efficient. Everyone’s entrees looked delicious! Not my first time there, haven’t been disappointed yet!
This was our first visit. We passed by plenty of times. The food was great. The server was great with offering suggestions.
The service was great the server was very respectful and kind the food was very good and we will come back again for sure
absolutely the most perfect start to our Valentines Day evening. we will return!
Wonderful, alternative service at Bella's! Our Party of Three all decided on chicken parmesan with linguine. In my opinion, Bella's red sauce is the best in town! I subbed out the vegetable for the roasted cauliflower which was excellent. We like the fact that we can substitute the veg or the starch on most entrees. It gives you the chance to try something new. The only thing I would change on the chicken parmesan. Is to pound the thick part of the chicken breast a little bit so that it is not so much thicker than the tail end. That would give a better ratio of meat to coating on the entire piece. We love Bella's and will be back again soon!
Went with a group of 6 ladies, all had separate dishes, all great! Friendly, attentive staff!
Food was delicious! Reyna was great, too! Next time I will try an appetizer as well!
The staff at Bella Italiana could not be more engaging or friendly. We were seated about 15 mins prior to our reservation without a problem and our host made sure we were comfortable with our table choice. Of course we immediately ordered a delicious Cabernet from Lauren our server. We selected the Artichoke Dip appetizer knowing we were going to “go heavier” with our main entree choices. Light Italian music played in the background and subdued lighting created the perfect ambiance.
For dinner we selected the Pasta Carbonara (creamy delight with superb flavor) and the Chicken Marsala (tender with the beautiful hint of lemon and sautéed mushrooms.). For dessert I had an espresso since we left no room for the fantastic cake & tiramisu options offered.
This restaurant is in the Potawatomi Casino, but don’t let that fool you. The taste, service, and ambiance rival a more expensive Italian offering downtown. Definitely will come back again!
Pretty good food. Usually don't have to wait like other restaurants at the casino
Very good food, as always.
Overall the restaurant was good and the service was great. It got a little noisy at time. As for the food I had the Veal Saltimbocca. The veal was a little over cooked and dry and lacked flavor, probably from being over cooked. My wife had the lemon chicken which she said was fine.
We always receive great service here. Staff friendly from the front desk to wait staff. Food is excellent with many choices. This was a birthday celebration and the tiramisu w/a candle was a nice touch.
The only comment regarding the food that I’d recommend is serving the bread warm. That would make it perfect!
Everything was absolutely perfect. The food amazing and the service top notch.
Our waiter Lindell was fantastic, his smile and attentivness were great! His timing was perfect, we never felt that we waited for him or that he was over attentive. Great food! And so reasonable in price! We will go back!
service is very slow, menu is not very diversified
This is a great place to go to when your at the casino and looking for a good place to eat.
Nice service and food great location-upstairs away from the casino making it quiet and non smoking.
We’ll be back again and again!
Started out with crab cakes and fried shrimp appetizers. Both were very good. Had the Delmonico steak, also very good, with mash potatoes, and cauliflower. Service was on the spot, never had to ask for anything.
The food was okay...the drinks were awful...ordered a Captain Morgan and coke and it was some kind of spiced rum but there is no way it was Captain Morgan...was a cheap take-off...which we should have been told. Wine ordered was a Lambrusco...again; no way this was what was ordered...was a Merlot or something of this nature...was bitter, had a vinegar taste to it...a Lambrusco needs to be served chilled and has a sweet flavor.
The bread was cold...not warm, not cool, but cold. The service was very good...shame though...the place has potential...if the food and cocktails matched the service would be a good place to dine...
Nope; won't ever be back and won't recommend either.
WE HAVE BEEN THERE 3 OR 4 TIMES AND IT HAS BEEN GREAT EVERY TIME. WE WILL BE BACK. THANK YOU
The waiter was fine, but not great. I had put “birthday into our reservation. He never mentioned it or asked who was celebrating. He brought our check before asking if we wanted dessert or coffee (which we did).
Over all I would recommend this restaurant the food was good quality,nice portions very clean
Food was fabulous, but service was a little bit slow. I think our server had too many tables and it probably would’ve helped to have another server that night. She was very pleasant though!
Loved flat breads !!!!
Food didn't live up to the price, server was nice but acted as if it was her first day.
Excellent food and overall very comfortable setting. We had a new waiter who tried hard but was in the learning phase. Overall, I’d go back for a great meal at a very good price.
Bella Italiana at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino is rated 4.2 stars by 319 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.