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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:
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
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.
First, we want to give a shout out to our server, Quinten - he did a wonderful job! It was his first day off of training and we were pleased with his attentiveness, attitude, care for us as customers, and his overall ability as a server to not only get things right, but make you feel like a wanted guest. His personality was superb accompanied by his contagious smile! He's a keeper! Definitely Bella Notte quality!
In addition, Our meal was delightfully delectable- as always! The early summer menu is bursting with flavor! Love all the Seasonal Menu options we had (Chilled Antipasto, Market Salad, Chicken Cacciatore, Spicy Pasta Mollicata, Pork Vesuviano, Sanguinaccio dolce, & the Sorbet Sampler). One of the best of the Market Salads ever presented!
The food was good with appropriate portion sizes. They were very accommodating of my small child. Our server was very kind and eager to please. My only complaint is that I could hear the conversations between servers and managers and it detracted from my experience. I would absolutely eat there again, but would request a table away from the server station.
Bella Notte has always been a good destination for quality Italian food. On my most recent visit, I had a veal dish which was really quite delicious. I also had a chocolate dessert that I cannot remember the name of, but it was incredibly rich. The ambiance of Bella Notte is really quite beautiful and a bit romantic, as Italian culture usually is. I do not know what it is, but it really does feel like an authentic Italian dining experience. It is no hole in the wall, but it is not the fanciest Italian restaurant I have been to. In fact, it is a very happy middle that has enough class and enough authenticity to truly provide something very tasteful. The lighted tree in the middle of the dining room is one of my favorite touches. Overall the food is good. My mind has never blown away at Bella Notte, but I always leave very satisfied. If you are looking for a nice Italian dinner, or possibly a good place for a date, I would definitely recommend Bella Notte.
Not as anticipated. Expecting a really great experience based on all of the reviews, not what we experienced at all. Between the terrible service and pasta that tasted like it came straight out of a box, I cannot recommend this place at all. Really not sure how it has such good reviews. Much more of an Olive Garden vibe rather than "romantic" as advertised.
Bella Notte is one of my favorite restaurants. We drive over an hour from Shelby County to this wonderful place. Everything I have ordered has been delicious & well prepared. I love the swordfish & the pasta dishes are well worth the drive. Desserts are decadent & affordable. Tiamisu is my favorite, as it is light & just enough after dinner. I do suggest making a reservation as it can be very busy.
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