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About Bella Notte
Bella Notte means Beautiful Night in Italian. Join us at our table & let us create your beautiful dining experience! This is a place to satisfy the appetite with Italian gusto. Enjoy the season's freshest ingredients and some unique dishes that are sure to become your next favorite! Remember, in Italy food & drink don't just make it possible to live, they're a part of what makes life worth living.
Italians say, "A tavolo non s'invecchia".
(People do not get old at the table)-spend enough time at ours and you'll believe it's true!
Lexington, KY 40503
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Dine with us Friday or Saturday evening & be amazed by our magician while you're enjoying your meal!
Let us know about your office lunch, an off-site party or any other event that we can cater for you. Choose from our full menu or let us know if you have any special requests. No group is too small or large!
Convenient parking is available in the front parking lot or next door at Surf's Up Grill.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a couple options available for private parties including an intimate room accommodating up to 23 people, and a romantic patio (heated/cooled, depending on the weather) with a fireplace and white linen covered tables, which comfortably seats up to 60 people. We offer several differently priced set menu options and we are happy to accommodate any special requests to the best of our ability. Contact our private party manager to set up your next event!
Private Party Contact:
Tiffany Blair: (859) 245-1789
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bella Notte Ratings and Reviews
We had a wonderful meal for a friend's birthday. Orginally we were directed to a table in a cold drafty area but we were quickly accommodated at another cozy warm table for the 9 of us. The staff were friendly and attentive to our group's needs. The tomato bisque was wonderful-again. It's a favorite of mine. Will definitely return.
We were seated right away even though it was busy, which was great (I've had reservations delayed before at other restaurants). The food was fantastic, including a lot of great seasonal options. My fiance is gluten-free and was really happy with all the choices he had on the gluten-free menu. Our waitress had a lot of energy and took a photo of us for our special occasion. When she learned that it was a birthday and engagement celebration, they gave my fiance and I free desserts, which was a really nice and unexpected gesture.
The ambiance is great, with lovely lighting and decor. It does get kind of loud, but there's not much the restaurant can do about that. Overall it was a wonderful experience!
Food is always consistent and well prepared. Salmon always cooked perfectly. The hot out of the oven bread delish. It's a bit noisy and crowded and the space could use a bit of refreshing but the food is it's strong suit - I nor my guests have ever been disappointed.
Our son attends university in Kentucky, and we drove 2 hours to attend a birthday dinner at Bella Notte. It was our first time dining at your restaurant, and we enjoyed it very much. Our server, Brett or Brent, was attentive, but allowed us ample time to have conversation without frequent interruption. The meals were delicious and seemed authentically Tuscan. We plan to visit again and would recommend it to anyone.
This was our third visit this year. It's our go-to place for birthdays and anniversary. The menu always has something to please us, service is always excellent and responsive to our individual needs, and attentive without being overbearing. Be sure and ask about wines not on the published list, check out the specials that vary with the seasons, and be sure to ask them to reserve a chocolate soufflé for you - you won't be sorry!
Tasty food, beautiful dining room, out server was also wonderful. We had a group of nine family members, and everyone likes what they had. Salmon and pasta, a peach balsamic BBQ chicken, a pork chop, all from the seasonal summer menu, and the pastas from the regular menu were great also. The kids portion was enough for leftovers for our toddler and they subbed penne instead of fettuccine alfredo so he could eat it easier. We got to sit under the sparkling light of the tree and our kids loved it! We will definitely be back!
Used to be our favorite restaurant, but we've had very poor service on our last several visits. This last time our food arrived lukewarm, and our repeated entreaties to be served a second glasses of wine seemingly disappeared into a black hole. They finally arrived about the time we finished our entrees. The time before that we were seated at 6:30 and didn't receive our entrees until after 8:00. At least they arrived hot that time.
Being a loyal customer was very disappointed in seating choice for special occasion. Since it was my daughter's 15th Bday that was her choice. But as other tables received Bday desserts we were not offered. Was seated on patio side in between several 8 person families with very little kids so was hard to even talk.
The fresh pasta (and fresh mozzarella) were delicious and perfectly cooked, as was the wonderful coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin. We especially enjoyed the cafe du jazz music that allowed nice quiet conversation. We hope to return to try more of the dishes on their great menu.
The seasonal menu selections are simply sublime. The attention to Italian regional cuisine leads to subtle flavor combinations I rarely encounter in the states. Pork vesuviano è maiale suprimo! Skills in the kitchen truly show in the quality of the preparation.
We arrived early for a reservation. Despite a number of groups apparently on a wait list, we were taken direct to our table, which was ready and next to window as requested in the reservation. Our server was very knowledgeable, helping us select dinner choices off the seasonal menu and a nice wine that wasn't on the list. The meals were simply wonderful; innovative, perfectly prepared, and delicious, with enough that we enjoyed the leftovers for lunch the next day. We indulged in sharing a chocolate soufflé that was simply extraordinary - words fail me there it was so delicious, and the coffee was fresh, hearty, and tasty, a perfect ending. This was our 30th anniversary dinner, and it couldn't have been better in all respects. Bella Notte remains one of our favorites, and seems to be getting better and better as time goes by.
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