The restaurant is very loud. Music was playing loudly too, we also with for television screens. The hostess was lovely and the staff was lovely, but after they brought us our appetizer salad, it must’ve been at least 45 minutes before they brought us our main dishes, and it turned out that one of them had bacon which I do not think with this thing on the menu, and I am allergic to bacon, so I couldn’t have that.
The wait staff was attentive without being annoying. The food, especially the stuffed pork chop, was Excellent.
Excellent Italian food. A neighborhood gem. Definitely worth going back.
Great food in a friendly local spot. Been here several times. Most dishes are excellent. A recent Fettuccini Alfredo dish didn't have a strong enough parmesan cheese flavor for me, but was remedied with (a lot of) added parmesan. Great service. Has several large screen tv's above the bar.
Okay experience - Seems like the restaurant is coming up into its own, slowly... give it a try.
My Birthday dinner celebration was great!!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Best, Sydney Director of Guest Services Bella Notte
Always a great meal! Did not disappoint! Our waiter was very attentive and everything was delicious.
Thank you, thblock! We appreciate the positive review and look forward to serving you at Bella Notte again soon. Sincerely, Sydney Director of Guest Services Bella Notte
Nothing special but a place to go in Riverdale for an Italian dinner.
I think it’s rude that they expect a credit card to be given for a reservation on Open Table.
Service was disorganized. I've had better octopus. Mussels were lukewarm but the sauce was hot which was odd. Grilled chicken was too salty for my liking. They're great for take out but I'm not sure if I would ever go back here to dine in.
Excellent , excellent, excellent! A place you can actually enjoy the meal and conversations without being hurried along.
It was just ok... nothing to brag about... waiter was extremely busy so drinks and food took way too long but I guess that is Mother’s Day for you !!!!
Considering this is a local neighborhood restaurant in Riverdale, this one is quite good. The hostesses and staff were very nice, and one of the chefs came by to say hello. The one minor issue was that my mother didn't want a certain vegetable so they said she could have spinach instead but they brought her broccoli. If they ran out of spinach, it would have been better if they said so when they knew. Other than that, all was good!
Love the new location! Place was clean, food and service were outstanding. There was a constant flow of people coming in with reservations and always a group waiting outside hoping for a table.
A nice neighborhood addition. The food is hearty; best bet is the pastas. Keeping cost down, no veal or steak on the menu.For me the loud recorded jazz music is annoying. It works better for the bar crowd huddled close than for diners trying to hold a conversation. The servers try hard and are affable but are not yet fully in control.
Bella Notte was fantastic with my family; each dish was tasty, plentiful and very reasonable priced.
Please keep it up.
Thank you so much for your kind words, HankC. We look forward to serving you and your family again! Sydney Hoff Director of Guest Experience
Fabulous food. Love their new space and expanded menu and specials. Was always the best restaurant in riverdale. Now it is the very best and outstanding. Delicious delicious delicious.
Myra, thank you so much for your positive review and thoughtful feedback on our new restaurant. We are thrilled to hear you love the food and we are excited to continue serving new unique and delicious specials each week! We hope to see you soon. Sydney Hoff Director of Guest Experience
Great food, service and food variety. I will be back.
Thank you, FabianA! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sydney Hoff Director of Guest Experience
This was our first time at Bella Notte, and we were very impressed. The food was all plated nicely and was quite tasty. The noise level was just right, with background recorded music that still allowed conversation.
This is a new restaurant and still working on coordination between the kitchen and the wait staff. They will get there. The food, the value are there. They just need to work with getting some of the wait staff to improve their abilities. A definite positive for Riverdale.
Drinks arrived too slowly. Also the martini was not served in a martini glass and was served over ic.
Dinner service was excellent.
had a great time. they were very accommodating and attentive.
The staff is always helpful and accommodating. They serve gluten-free pasta here, so I was able to get a dish that I could eat. The ambiance is pleasant and the service was friendly. We will be back again many times.
The food was excellent. The server was very good.
The service was on the slow side. It seems that they were
not prepared for the "Valentine Day Rush".
I loved it great good nice music and good lighting. Service great. I have already recommended to friends.
I thought the food was mediocre. It's red gravy Italian, which is fine, but it was not very good red-gravy Italian. The ambiance was upscalish, as was the presentation, (and the price), but the food was only so-so.
This is a newly reinvented Bella Notte, having moved from another nearby location. THis is a huge improvement. There's bright wonderful ambiance, and a truly alert and helpful staff. The owner's presence adds another element of 'class'...he makes the rounds of the tables to make sure everyone is happy! I've been to this new location twice and have not been disappointment in the food or service. My own complaint is the music level. They're still trying to find a consistent, moderate level. But I personally don't really need to have background music to enjoy my meal. Mostly I just want quiet conversation with whomever I'm with.
So glad for your new dining room, we will back soon in 2019!