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Bella Trattoria

4.1
947 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
  • Business Meals
Located in the heart of Downtown, Bella Trattoria features authentic, Northern Italian cuisine. Our menu offers original, classically prepared, traditional recipes from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy! We utilize the highest quality, seasonally fresh ingredients served family style in a comfortable, home-like setting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30 am-9:30 pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30 am-10:30 pm; Sunday: 10:30 am-8 pm;
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Phone number
(301) 694-3015
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ric Ade
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Private party facilities
We offer several spaces for private functions, including our main dining room, beautiful secret garden patio or a full buyout.
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Private party contact
Nor Boray: (301) 401-9968
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church St & Market St
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Parking details
The most accessible parking option is the Church Street Parking Deck in Downtown Frederick, also known as the Visitors Center Parking. Additionally, all downtown parking is free after 5:00pm, federal holidays, and all day Sunday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 947 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
service
4.0
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 hours ago

Delicious food and great atmosphere!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I had spaghetti and meatballs which were very good. My other party has some kind of salmon dish which look delicious. Waitstaff is still learning what’s going on but was good. Love the bar. Only weird thing is they had Def Leppard and Van Halen playing throughout the restaurant. Don’t really expect that kind of music at a Italian restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Note that this restaurant in Frederick, MD opened April 7, 2018 so all of the reviews from prior dates are erroneous.
First off, a bit disappointed with the bread....very fluffy, puffy white.....no texture, little flavor. The calamari good, but not as good as Pistarros, which is owned by same group. Chicken mbs in bechemel...sauce was very good, mbs a bit plain. Shrimp scampi & involtini also very tasty. Short wine list. The seating arrangement is better than Pistarros. We will go back and try entrees one of these days soon. This group also has Isabella's and small plates here much larger than Isabella's.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food & Service was great. The pasta, mussels, & the shrimp were outstanding!!!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Delicious food — fresh salads, excellent carbonara, eggplant Parmesan. Generous portions too. Service was friendly, but slow and inexperienced. In time the rough edges will smooth out, but I missed Reina’s polished service staff.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very good food. But, was so loud we almost left. Manager was not inclined to ask very loud group to keep noise down. Suggested we come on a week night. Would think twice before going back.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I wish more was offered, the food was great but not much on each dish. A little more could be offered like dinner rolls, salads, etc. two of the dishes that came out weren’t complete and had things missing on them. No excuse for that.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Brought a friend for a Christmas dinner/gift. We both had the crab cake special. We enjoyed our meal immensely and had a great visit. The staff were wonderful and it was a quiet, enjoyable evening.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

No specific comments about this restaurant. It was a nice evening overall.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This restaurant is charming. There are several rooms 2 of which have red banquettes against the walls. It is a New York bistro type of feel. Service is excellent and so is the food. 2 of us has crabcake which arrived with small potatoes, coleslaw and broccoli. The 2 small crab cakes are served with a delicious sauce. Another member pf our party had pasta and shrimp. Absolutely no complaints. Will return soon.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Its good to see the return of the old Acacia menu at this restaurant. I loved the original restaurant and this is the first time I've been back in two years since they remodeled and tried to change the menu.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Once again Reina was PERFECT! Definitely our family's go to for special occasions/celebrations!

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

What a wonderful dinner celebrating a friend's birthday. Top notch in every way

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Lunch for four $200. Couldn't use all of Gift Card? Scallops delicious but $28. for 3 medium scallops on puree sweet potato? Tea $3. Coffee 4oz. cup $5.00. Bottle of Reisling $36. In Germany a bottle of Reisling in a restaurant would be E7.00.
Portions not enough. Even with desert, we left hungry. Food was delicious just not enough for the main entree. Waiter was friendly and his service was good. He was a salesman who pushed menu items for extras.
Not sure I would consider Reina again only because there are so many other restaurants that are as delicious but a better value. Overall, we enjoyed the food and how it was prepared. But, we didn't think the experience at Reina was worth the expense.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Quite simply one of the best Sunday brunch options in Frederick. White tablecloths, super-professional service, high quality food from a curious and creative chef who rarely strays into exoticism, and lovable drink specials. Worth a trip.

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2.0Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a very nice-looking place that was recommended by a "know-it-all" friend. I expected a Latin-influenced menu since it is labeled as "Latin Bistro" somewhere in a magazine or internet and the name implies Latin food. The food is more generic American which is fine. My friend had the crab cakes (he liked them very much) and I had the lamb chop (a total MESS of overly-fatty lamb chop, slices of hard-as-leather pieces of lamb (?) and a mix of vegetables in the middle with 1,000 dressing). Very disappointing evening.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

The family took the mom's out for Sunday brunch. I picked Reina's this weekend and wish we had found it sooner. All I can say is wow to everything. It has been a long time since every dish and beverage was spot on. Alex our waitress was wonderful. Drinks - Peruvian coffee, Fresh squeezed orange Mimosas and fresh brewed iced tea. Meals - 3 French Toasts w/ apples and bacon made with 9 grain bread, 1 eggs benedict and 1 crabs benedict. And complimentary chocolate donut bites to start. The French Toast and Mimosas were the super stars but again, WOW. If you are looking for brunch in Frederick. Give Reina a try, just leave a table for us!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

A friends birthday we dined outside the atmosphere was nice, food was fantastic as always and the wine was good. Our server has been there for years and always provides great service.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

We love Reina. At the risk of letting the whole world in on our secret, it's a completely under-appreciated gem in the heart of Frederick. We found it by accident and now go there pretty much exclusively. Food is fabulous, original and often locally sourced. Service is amazing. We just love it. But, shhhh! Don't tell anyone!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

A wonderful Sunday brunch in their beautiful garden area. The Eggs Benedict were superb and I wish I knew how they prepare their breakfast potatoes...out of this world! Great service and oh my, the dessert was to die for...chocolate heaven!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

We sat at a front window table and enjoyed the street view, while many other folks were further back in the restaurant where there was music. Where we sat was quiet and we could talk easily. Service was very nice and food was terrific.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Servie was at a perfect pace not too fast not too slow. Scallops were over the top delicious. Crabenedict was nice portion and steak and eggs was cooked to perfection. They have a back patio which looked nice but we enjoyed the white table cloth service inside. It was my mom's birthday and they brought her out a candle....that was it a candle, no ice cream, no cake; just a candle melted onto a dish - was very strange. I would go back anytime just not for a birthday

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

They play live jazz on Saturday, it was great!

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Way too understaffed. Almost an hour to get our drinks. Just under two hours to get entrée. Dirty dishes would sit on table 30-45 minutes. Entrée was good, but appetizer and soup were boring.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Reina is a beautiful place in a great location but our experience was not good. We were the only party in the entire room and it took almost an hour to receive our meals. My friend ended up sending her pasta back because it had a very odd taste. It ended up being over $50 per person which I felt was way too much for our experience.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

The service here was amazing! I live in LA and wanted to set up a dinner date for my parent's anniversary who live by Frederick. I called Reina and the staff was amazing in helping to set up this date night. They offered a romantic table, candle, flower and set up a bottle of champagne before my parent's arrival. They allowed me to pay over the phone, called to confirm reservation and request before the reservation, called me after to confirm final price, and were a pleasure to work with. I believe the 2 people that helped me were Katie and Kimberly and they were such a help, and pleasure to speak with. My parents said the food and service was great and they absolutely loved the experience. I'm planning on going there on my next visit back. I'd strongly recommend this place!! Thank you Reina!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

We & our friends really enjoyed a super dinner at Reina on Friday evening! Especially since they have gone back to their old menu; all our choices were outstanding! Thanks to Nezih & the entire staff at Reina for a great evening!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Food and service were both very good (although the restaurant was not busy). Eclectic menu with dishes to appeal to a variety of tastes. (Unusual to see Kung Pao Chicken and Pork Schnitzel on the same menu). Beet Salad was excellent, fried green tomatoes were average. Desserts were creative and tasty.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Always enjoy Reina, Especially since they've returned to a more American fusion menu. Always helpful, cheerful and patient service from Alex. Yahoo!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Yesterday's Sunday brunch was wonderful. The steak and eggs were great, served with
potatoes and whole grain bread. The coffee was excellent.
Service was attentive and friendly. The tables in the garden made a great place for
conversation amid greenery.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

We love this restaurant...love the wait staff and the food is unique and delightful!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Always great grub. Alex an extremely helpful and professional server. Wonderful fresh local produce. Can't be beat and highly recommended.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Open table said its open till 9, but the restaurant is only ooen till 8

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was great (except an overpriced, mundane Caesar salad), but the service was exceedingly slow and uneven.

With all the choices on that strip, I doubt I would return.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Came here for Mother's Day. The garden in the back was nice. The food came out late due to "computer issues" but I figured the server could have told the kitchen? The coffee also came cold. The environment is very nice and the hostess was accommodating for where we wanted to sit with a toddler and a baby.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was Very Good! Good service. Quite surprised by the overall experience. First time, will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The food, beverages and service were excellent, and our table in the back looked into the garden...too bad it was a little chilly to dine outside. The only drawback was the noise level as there does not appear to be any soft surfaces to reduce the noise. We were seated next to a table of 6 or 7 and they were having lively conversation with lots of laughs. Nice folks but we were not unhappy when they finished. Reina was a good value and we'll go again when we come back to Frederic.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent food and service! I had scallops, they were perfectly cooked and served on top of light fluffy butternut squash ravioli. My husband had filet and short ribs; so tender you could cut them with a fork! We also had dessert which was equally as fabulous!
We had a table in the front which was great for people watching. Highly recommend!!!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2017

The outdoor ambiance of this restaurant is so cute! Their food is also delicious and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Delicious and unique food combinations and flavors from local farms/establishments. Great to sit by window and watch people walk by. Fresh and eclectic look, great location with option outside seating available.

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