Food was delicious..staff was friendly..and its a bring your own beverage!!
Well prepared food in a casual atmosphere- but not one I want t to spend 3 hours in. Our server was sweet but confused. Wrong appetizer brought, VERY long wait for food, then one dinner brought at a time, with a long gap between the first and fourth plate served.
We liked it! The food was good, and our server Patrick was phenomenal. Additionally, two of us are gluten-free, and the chef was extremely accommodating, offering to adapt whatever dish we chose for our needs. We will definitely return.
It was surprising to see that there had been a remodel- it has been a really long time since our last visit. The fried calamari was done nicely and not over fried however my husband stuffed artichoke was bland and a little undercooked. The entrees- zuppa de pesche and the shrimp alla puttanesca were very good. The fresh made pasta really brings something special. Overall a great dining experience- Byob!!! Just pull back a bit on the garlic. We will be back.
Te restaurant is very informal -- we totally enjoyed our meals. Everything was perfectly prepared from the soup to entrees. Definitely will be back.
This was my second visit to Bel Paese. I was hoping that the lobster ravioli was on the menu again and it was. It is the most delicious lobster ravioli that I have ever eaten. The staff is very friendly. Also the garlic bread is delicious. Love that it is BYO.
It was a bit of a surprise to walk into the restaurant only to find that some type of cooking class was about to take place within 5 feet of our table. The class had approximately 10 people seated in the center of the restaurant while the diners were in booths on the perimeter. It was a bit distracting but not horrible. The food was good, nothing great. Our server was very attentive and the overall experience wa good. Next time, I think it will be more fun to be part of the cooking class!
First time here. Picked this place since it was a good midway point to meet up with some friends for dinner on a Tuesday night . We probably should have left and found another place to eat as soon as we walked in and saw the dining room was set up for a cooking class with about 25 people. It was actually in progress when we sat down. Our mistake - we don't know the area that well and it was raining. We were the only patrons there for dinner that night. The class was such a distraction (it's a relatively small place) between the chef giving the instruction, the interaction of the class and the meals being prepared right out in the dining area. The food was just ok - nothing extraordinary. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. Clearly, some of this is just bad timing on out part but the owners really should not take dining reservations when the cooking classes are scheduled. Their website indicates that the classes are ongoing . I can't see us going back . Too many other places to try.
We went here for date night on Valentines Day. The had a prefixed menu which we were both fine with ordering off of for our date night. We each had great appetizers followed by a nice salad. This is where the evening went wrong! After we finished our salad the bus person cleared the table and we then waited for our dinner to be served. We waited 15 minutes and still nothing. When then waited another 15 Minutes and nothing. We asked the bus person to send over the waiter and he went and spoke to the hostess she looked over and realized we hadn't been served. Yet no one came over to see us to let us know what was going on with our meal. When them waited another 10 minutes and the bus person came over and cleared our bread plates and tried taking the bread basket when we explained to him that we had not gotten our dinner he went back over to the hostess and once again she glanced our way and yet again no one came over to our table. What is funny is the table next us had been seated 20 Minutes earlier and the were just getting there dinner surprisingly it was the same items my wife and I had ordered. 15 minutes had gone by since the glance and finally the hostess came over to apologize for the mishap we gladly asked her to box our meals so that we could take them home with us as well as the desserts. Another 10 minutes goes by and the server brings our food out to our table after we asked them to box them so we could take them home. We have frequented many restaurants in our area as well as in NYC and without a doubt this comes as the worst service I have ever received in a restaurant. A limited menu on a holiday is much easier. Lack of communication and concern on the part of management has ruined this restaurant. It doesn't matter how good the food is if the service is below standard. It was the worst $100.00 I have ever spent on a meal. I did not expect to have this kind of night.
service was beyond poor. dinner for two (with no coffee or dessert) took over two hours. a party 0f 8 seated well after us was served before we were. our soup was given to another table, of course seated after us. we requested an empty booth but were told it was being held for a reservation (we had a reservation) the booth remained empty for two hours! can not imagine ever going back for this kind of service.