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!
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: 8592451789x
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
Absolutely wonderful food and I eat out ...
Absolutely wonderful food and I eat out regularly at quality dining establishments. Attention to detail on appetizer, main course and desserts. Excellent attentive service. I could not find one thing to complain about.
Every time I go to Bella Notte, I get th ...
Every time I go to Bella Notte, I get the spaghetti and meatballs. Their meatballs are so good, and so craveworthy, that once, I actually thought hard enough about them that I was able to "taste" them solely based on my memory of how good they are! I'm also a big fan of the music they play. The classic jazz standards from the Great American Songbook really add to the atmosphere. And you can't beat the decor. Anywhere in the restaurant, you feel like you're outside, whether next to the giant tree, on the terraza, or under the stars.
We visited Bella Notte for our anniversa ...
We visited Bella Notte for our anniversary dinner. We don't live in the Lexington area and were down visiting a local Bed & Breakfast. We specifically went to Bella Notte because we had eaten there before when passing through for a similar occasion. The bread is really good and worth waiting for it fresh from the oven. The character of the place is great.
We recommended it to the other guests at the B&B as well.
The food was terrific!!! By having an O ...
The food was terrific!!! By having an Open Table reservation, there was "no wait time", and there was a crowd! The service was outstanding and the food as fine as ever. We are not regular customers -- had been there when our child was in grad school at UK -- and were in the area and did not want to miss the chance to go to Bella Notte!!! It was a great as ever!!!
We were kept waiting almost as long as w ...
We were kept waiting almost as long as walk-ins, then seated after a couple ARRIVING AFTER WE DID. We expressed our displeasure, nobody cared. Comp us an appetizer, maybe? The food was mediocre, it was very noisy, our waitress could not tell me what the house red was, and I spent $80 on a meal only a bit better than Olive Garden. Can't understand the love for this place. Must be folks who have never had a truly good Italian meal.
Fantastic find during weekend in Lexingt ...
Fantastic find during weekend in Lexington. Thoroughly enjoyed special autumn special of butternut squash soup followed by delicious chicken picatta. Nice offerings of wine by the glass as well. Glad we had a reservation as restaurant was full with people waiting.
I'm thrilled to report that my daughter ...
I'm thrilled to report that my daughter & I had the best dining experience that we've had in YEARS. Food was wonderful, the staff (especially our waiter Lance) worked very diligently to make certain our visit was terrific. My only regret is that I live in Knoxville Tn and this awesome restaurant is in Lexington Ky. Thanks to Belle Notta. Can't wait to come back.
We visit Lexington once or twice a year ...
We visit Lexington once or twice a year from Pittsburgh, and eating at Bella Notte is always on our to do list. We are never disappointed in the food or the service. We highly recommend this wonderful Italian restaurant.
If you are looking for Italian food simi ...
If you are looking for Italian food similar to food in Italy, this place will not work. If you are looking for an okay American spin on Italian food - this place is just fine. The panna cotta was way too sweet, and had sugary, not tasty (lower quality caramel sauce on top). The fried calamari were underwhelming and chicken piccata was just okay. The butternut squash soup was acceptable, but slightly below average for a typical Italian fare. The servers were nice and the place has a cute ambiance, I probably wouldn't go back though. An update to my review - the food actually turned out to be not so great quality - I've felt the excess oils all night.... Not typical of the type of food that I consumed.
I had searched top places in Lexington, ...
I had searched top places in Lexington, this wasn't anything grander than an Olive Garden. I had higher expectations especially with the higher prices, but this had no ambiance and nothing stand-out when it came to the food.
I went to Bella Notte with my girlfriend ...
I went to Bella Notte with my girlfriend for her birthday. Service was wonderful, food was delicious, and the signature dessert (The Chocolate Souffle) was to die for. We have decided to add this to our list of restaurants we frequent.
For what we ordered, the price was on par. We did not eat there for a long time because it sounded more expensive than it is. Price is similar to that of Olive Garden.
Spending a weekend in Lexington. We had ...
Spending a weekend in Lexington. We had been very disappointed in food we had eaten so far. Belle Notte was a great change. The service was outstanding . They actually turned down the AC, because the vent was blowing on us. They also offered to move us.We enjoyed a great meal at great prices.
We had always enjoyed going to Bella Not ...
We had always enjoyed going to Bella Notte. When we return to Lexington it is number one on our list. We were able to dine twice on this trip. We often say how we wish we had a restaurant like Bella Notte in Pensacola. Good food, good atmosphere, nice staff who always make you feel welcome.
Took my girlfriend here for her birthday ...
Took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. Quick service took us right to our table. Waitress provided good service and the food was prepared in a good timely manner not too fast to where we were rushed out and not too slow to where we were sitting there wondering if they'd forgotten about us. Food was excellent. Well worth it.
We have been going to Bella Notte since ...
We have been going to Bella Notte since 2000. My wife and I moved away from the area in 2013. We still have children in the area and every time we visit Lexington we go to Bella Notte. Also we have dined internationally and across the U.S. And Bella Notte consistently measures up to the top restaurants we have dined at. Thanks Bella Notte management and service team!
The Seasonal Bucatini w/Heirloom tomato ...
The Seasonal Bucatini w/Heirloom tomato sauce was absolutely delightful! Enjoyed bringing out of town friends to my favorite spot in Lex - I knew I could count on their meals being superb...and they were (1 had the scallops and 1 had the Ahi Tuna Steak).
My husband and I have been to Belle Nott ...
My husband and I have been to Belle Notte several times over the past 5 years when visiting Lexington. We always have wanted to return at least once each visit, but the last couple of times the service hasn't been that great. During our visit last week, if our server had just glanced our way when cleaning the table next to us or when passing on two other occasions I could have let him know we needed something but instead I had to eventually ask another server to send him to our table.
The food is always awesome and the prices are very good. Management just needs to train the servers to be more attentive.
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