About Bella Notte
Lexington, KY 40503
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!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$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
I had told my nephew and wife that Bella Notte was one of the best restaurants in Lexington and after Friday evening, they agree. We each ordered something different and each meal was delicious. Thanks for such a great experience and keep up the good work.
This has been my wife and I's second visit to the restaurant. We have been pleased both times. The food is very delightful and not outrageously priced. We had an appetizer, 2 soups, and 2 entrees. After a 20% tip, the final bill was a bit more than $60 and we were both very full. We took home leftover bread (the bread is worth taking home). It's definitely a good place for a date or a nice but not too fancy dinner.
Our only complaint was our server (138 Ian C). He neglected to tell us about the specials or any features on the menu which we heard the server next to us explain to her customers after we had already ordered. We observed the efficiency and attentiveness of this other server and were wishing we were in her section. When we asked Ian why we had not been told of the specials his response was that he thought we were ready to order. I replied that was because we did not know there was anything else to consider other than the menu items. Empty salad plates were not removed, even though he walked by our table three times with empty hands, so that when our meals arrived we had to remove our plates ourselves. I was not asked about a refill on my wine until after my meal was finished. We enjoyed the food and the ambience very much so we would return with the request that we have a different server.
Great food and service! It's dressy, yet casual so you can really wear either and fit in. The restaurant is really pretty with different rooms. I was celebrating my anniversary and they waiters were really nice with bringing out surprises that I had planned for my date.
My partner and I have been going to Bella Notte for a while. It has been one of our favorite places. But, on the last two occasions, we have noticed a drop off in service. It seems that more tables have been put into the dining area, making some of the seating sub par. Service has gotten slow, especially bar service.
But, the food remains excellent. I hope management will re-focus on the service end.
My family and I are regular diners at Bella Notte, but our experience last Saturday was distinctly subpar. Our server was slow, unprofessional, and made no effort to establish any rapport. The food, which is usually extremely reliable, was not up to its normal standards. And the front desk failed to mark us off as checking in for our reservation, leading to an email exchange with Open Table for ostensibly failing to honor our reservation. All in all, a highly forgettable evening.
I have dined often at Bella Notte and always love the food and service.
However, in recent years, there is a "bacon lover" loose in the kitchen(:-))
There are no potatoes available without bacon and it is added to many soups and entrees, as well.
I understand that some people must have their share of bacon, but I hope they keep alternate versions of potatoes and soups available.
I have made this comment before, but alas, it went unnoticed.
Other than parents not controlling the shrill constant screaming of their child, it was a great experience. Manager should have intervened. Lots of children there who were well behaved, though. The screaming of the one child made it very difficult to have conversation. Server, Luke?, was great!
We love Bella Notte and eat at this restaurant most times when we visit Lexington. The food is excellent and the prices are very good for such excellent food. John Michael was our waiter at our most recent visit and I will request for him to be our server when we next visit if he is there. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and made our party of six feel quite welcome.
Just a ever increasing group of errors and bad food and service.
Sent back what was supposed to be a duck risotto which had no duck and tasted like they had mixed jelly into it. Sent it back and didn't risk anything else. My wife's steak was overcooked and over-salted as were the potatoes. She asked for the mushroom sauce on the side and when it came the salt was splashed over the whole plate. None of the servers seemed to notice or care. Just wasn't worth the effort to do anything about it.
My husband and I were recommended this restaurant when we were passing through Lexington. We thought that it was one of the best Italian restaurants we've been to. The meals use unique ingredients and are well priced! Our waitress was so nice and friendly.
the pesto was decent, so close to very good. i like it in its traditional form, basil heavy, with a lot of cheese grated on top, but, as is generally the case there at bella notte, there wasn't a substantial sauciness to the sauce. it wasn't as if there was no sauce, or that no one made a true pesto, but that there was almost none of that sauce that made it into my bowl.
Came here with a friend. Made same day reservations. Was very impressed with the decor and environment. We enjoyed dressing up for a nice dinner, but there were plenty of people dressed more casually. There was a fireplace in the room where we were seated and the table setting was nice. The prices were excellent, especially for the family portions. We ordered a family lasagna to share and both took leftovers home. Side salads were a great started and we liked the bread, although we both felt the spices in the oil were a bit overpowering. I had a glass of wine and we shared dessert, and the entire ticket was less than $40. The service was exceptional. Very polite and knowledgeable wait staff and good but unobtrusive service. Have already recommended to my family and I will definitely be going back!
Great menu, waitress was polite and patient, the atmosphere is beautiful. We had two 90 year olds in our party who were rather difficult, the people waiting on our table never broke stride or stopped smiling. The rest of the group was very appreciative for this.
Very disappointed in the experience. We were able to be seated quickly but found ourselves next to a sever cleaning a nearby table, pushing crumbs on the floor and shaking the cloth near my date. This was disconcerting to both of us. We reported the observation to our waiter who very promptly cleaned the crumbs from the floor. The service declined from there. Plates were left on our table for longer than our comfort level while we observed multiple staff members circulating without purpose. The food was disappointingly mediocre and lukewarm. We will not be returning soon as there are many other choices to be experienced in Lexington.
We came to celebrate my wife's birthday along with our 2 kids, ages 6 and 2. This has become one of our favorites in Lexington. The food was excellent as it is always consistent. We ordered from the seasonal menu. Everything came out in a timely manner, not too fast no too slow, giving us enough time to enjoy an appetizer and a cocktail beforehand and not feel rushed. We also order dessert, Tira Misu, and the server indulged us with a candle. Overall, another great experienced.
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