Casa Bella

4.7
448 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 448 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
118 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.

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Chandrima
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Casa Bella is a very good restaurant with delicious foods and their deck overlooking the lake makes it so charming place for dinner! Servers are very nice and helping too! We had a very nice dinner and time in there.

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Walter
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience1

Noise level, the best way to describe the noise level is it was like having dinner at Chuckie Cheese. It’s the loudest noisiest place I ever eaten, even louder than a Yankees World Series game. I had difficulty hearing our waiter telling us the specials. Yet I could hear people tables away.

Did not feel welcomed by the hostess. If the food wasn’t as good as it was we may try again. On the other hand there are many other restaurants we frequent where the food is as good or better without the Chuckie Cheese noise level.

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Havygravy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere great for a special occasion. I had my wedding luncheon here 19 years ago and we come here every anniversary. Love the Honey Ginger Calamari for an appetizer. The menu has a lot to choose from including steak, chicken, veal, fish and pasta. I’ve never had a bad meal here. They also have a liquor license so you can get a cocktail to start and wine with your meal.

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NJTom
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal on the deck at Casa Bella. An excellent outside dining experience!

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JackieW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Excellent food. Place could stand some cleaning up but it was fine

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Netty
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, exciting menu, good food, and excellent service!

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Spezzareilpane
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I always love and enjoy every meal I eat at Casa Bella. Sunday evening before Memorial Day the restaurant was extremely crowed and short on wait staff with a wedding downstairs. Waited 20 minutes for a menu and another 10 after that for a drink. Food was good but you could tell not up to their usual standards. The waiters are not to blame and kept saying how overwhelmed they were. Management was not prepared to handle a wedding reception and diners on a holiday weekend waiting to eat out without Covid restrictions. Even after telling the manager that we couldn't get a drink or place an order he didn't come to our table until 20 minutes later. We were asked if we wanted dessert or after dinner drink on the house. Despite all the problems I would dine there again.

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vipFoodLuvr
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. We share several apps which were all tasty (prosciutto/parm was excellent). Dinner was great. Only complaint was the timing. Service was slow (but staff was friendly)

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vipRichardL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an amazing dinner there! Food was excellent and the owners and their staff are great people who care! Very good old school Italian food!

Can’t wait to come back again!

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vipavidtraveler
Atlantic City
44 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great experience at Casa Bella! Excellent bartenders and wait staff. Food is very good and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Wish there were tablecloths on the tables.

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jmzc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our first time INSIDE a restaurant since March, 2020! Great service from Carlos and delicious meals. I particularly enjoyed the grilled baby artichoke (with mozzarella and roasted red peppers) appetizer, and my husband’s ginger calamari was delicious! Will return.

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AndieT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and could not have enjoyed it more. There patio is beautiful with plants and lights all around. Our server, Greg, was friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely go back.

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vipZannecar
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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Shell3
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happily booked a last minute reservation for 4. Seated very promptly upon arrival. Complementary bruschetta for the table arrived immediately and was appreciated! Marinated, grilled artichoke appetizer is wonderful with delicious roasted peppers and very fresh mozzarella. Enough for 4 to share a small bite. Calamari cooked well. Red sangria by the pitcher is refreshing with berry notes and not too sweet.

Everyone ordered fish. Halibut special was wonderful and perfectly cooked. Sole mugnaia the same - order pasta on the side with the sauce and you won’t be disappointed.

Cappuccinos and tiramisu rounded out the meal beautifully. Carrot cake was flavorful and moist but has coconut in the cream cheese frosting(FYI).

Great local restaurant with ample seating both inside and out. The upper deck is nice for open air dining.

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vipJaredB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good as always. I was disappointed in the paper napkins and no table cloths.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food is not good. Won’t be back

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RogerG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Long line waiting for reservations. We ate at the bar. More comfortable than table.

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suzanneg
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there multiple times and have always had a wonderful dining experience.

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chrisi1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always but cold and noisy at the bar as diners made their way to new seating area high traffic feeling but food and service excellence

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cindy
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the food however, noticed that prices went up quite a bit

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 448 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.