Casa Bella

4.7
468 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Casa Bella is an Italian restaurant in Denville that provides for a rich, authentic experience. In addition to a luxurious atmosphere indoors, there is also a deck with a view of Arrowhead Lake for al fresco dining. Even the deck has a luxurious feel with subtle white lights and flowering plants for a welcoming feeling.

The Casa Bella menu includes cold and hot antipasti, soups, salads, pasta, meat dishes and vegetarian options. There are also light fare menu options. The wine list includes house wines by the glass, half carafe, carafe or 1.5 liter, as well as special wines by the glass or bottle and some half bottle wine options as well. Casa Bella also offers off-site catering services and can cater both corporate and social events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 468 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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LauraT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Birthday Dinner for friend total experience was outstanding.

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MaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and outstanding service. Never have had a bad meal or a bad experience. A favorite restaurant for birthdays and special occasions.

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JeffreyY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best martini for sure. Dinner was great and the company was enchanting

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DianneL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff friendly and attentive.

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vipchoosydiner
Atlanta
101 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Eat here a lot. Always excellent. Great selection and good service also

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rie26
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Unfortunately the stuffed mushrooms had no taste at all and my chicken saltimboca was paper thin disappointing for sure.

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KarenK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always terrific and the staff is always pleasant and attentive. I love this place.

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DennisC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the outdoor dining, food and service was excellent.

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KarleneM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding start to finish. Food server was awesome and checked on our table often but not too much. Food was awesome. I’m from out of town and when I’m in Jersey, this is where I like to go. Very inviting and I haven’t had a bad drink or meal yet!!

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Eric
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another very enjoyable special occasion dinner. Particularly happy with the service by Drake.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was professional the food was excellent. They treat you like family.

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Eric
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Great food, staff and comfort.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I dream about their beef barolo. Seriously amazing food here.

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Britgh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall very good, we got the stuffed mushroom appetizer which was a bit lacking but the farfalle smaller portion was perfect

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DaleS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, thoroughly enjoyable; friendly staff and great food.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not one complaint! Food was SUPERB! Service was OUTSTANDING!
Highly Recommend

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KimberlyW
Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casa Bella all the food was excellent. Waiter's were very polite.

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Pilatesgirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service is exceptional.

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LindaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall the food is good. I went to Casa Bella on that day, there was a wedding. It's pretty crowded on the deck for outdoor seating. Also there is no one wear mask at all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriend's friends own this place. Amazing good and beautiful outside dining. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor deck is beautiful! Service was great, food delicious, and the owner stopped by to check in and see if everything was good. Pleasant conversation about the fresh, never frozen ingredients used to prepare your meals. Hidden gem… will definitely be back!

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WendyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable dining upstairs. Could see the river.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

XCLNt good. Just loud.

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BillF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Can be noisy downstairs when busy. Outside is best if not too hot

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MichB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food always excellent. Service can be better, pay attention to all your customers. No matter when we went, always got a crappy table. Hostess is uppity.

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vipMary
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing appetizers and entrees. Loved everything.

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VirginiaD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was quick (important during lunch hour), food was excellent and great proportions, and everyone was very helpful. Definitely going back.

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KarenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food but ran out of meatballs and sausages!

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vipmjbg
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing our waiter John was spectacular. Prob one of the. Best waiters we have ever had. Made the night and meal fantastic

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PattiKlu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!

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elliep
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding!! A bad thunderstorm hit when we arrived and power went out. They seated us and we waited out the storm. The power came on and went out a few times while we were waiting. We ordered a pitcher of Sangria and our waiter provided us with bruschetta. The power finally came back on and we ordered dinner. The meal was definitely worth the wait. We'll go back and hopefully can dine outside in their beautiful outdoor dining area.

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vipfoodietech
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good to very good, but not outstanding. Service was professionally attentive and timely without being disruptive or annoying. The prices are high relative to the overall dining experience. Will go back.

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vipNeverAgain
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food at a good price. Quiet little spot

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly just a relaxing incredible restaurant! Great service, the BEST Italian food!!!!!! My husband and I love it here

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food as service would highly recommend

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vipLivetoeat
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

40th wedding anniversary Waiter never informed us of many dinner specials not on menu Never apologized Said he would smack the guy who he said should have told us. Never offered a courtesy drink or anything for anniversary or to apologize for his neglect. After I complained he disappeared for a while. Food was excellent Service was fine except for this waiter.
His tip reflected his performance All he had to do was apologize. Nope. At the end of the meal he said nothing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My family and I are longtime Casa Bella customers but this was my first trip in a while, due to the pandemic. I brought someone new here and to be honest, was a little disappointed. I am still giving four stars because I know what the experience can be here when things are firing on all cylinders. I will go back, but I’m giving it some time.

It just seems that like many places, demand is outpacing staffing. There was a large private party in the main dining room and all the other tables seemed filled and I just don’t think they could handle it. We were seated upstairs outside (lovely) with one server for about 12 tables and it took a very long time for pretty much anything and our hot appetizers were barely lukewarm (not great for calamari). The entrees and dessert were very good.

Our server was very pleasant and woking hard — clearly circumstances were beyond her control. It seems like the restaurant needs to put a cap on reservations or tables open until they get pacing and staffing back on track.

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SuzanneT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been going to Casa Bella for many years and am never disappointed with the food and the servers are always friendly.

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vipCtah
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good, service was very slow

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CWxJW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always amazingly delicious, staff is very nice too, love sitting outside on the deck enjoying the view of the lake.

FAQs

Casa Bella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 627-2003.

Casa Bella is rated 4.7 stars by 468 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.