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
It was nice to have gotten seated on the ...
It was nice to have gotten seated on the back patio which had a great ambiance and string lighting. There are a few cozy nooks which would make it nice for a larger group. Food was good, very reasonably priced for what you get.
We love Bella Notte and eat at this rest ...
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.
Excellent, as usual. Tried the wild boar ...
Excellent, as usual. Tried the wild boar seasonal special, and found it to be tasty, tender and hearty. The chocolate soufflé was light and flavorful, just enough dessert for an already full stomach!
I'll be back.
Without question, Bella Notte is the bes ...
Without question, Bella Notte is the best overall restaurant in Lexington. Their creative cuisine goes far beyond mere Italian fare. We have sent many friends there who, like us, continue going back. Special kudos for maintaining very reasonable prices.
Just a ever increasing group of errors a ...
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.
I've eaten many meals over many years at ...
I've eaten many meals over many years at Belle Notte. Without fail the food and service is excellent. I tend to select pasta faves, but there are always some great specials, too. I love that they try to use local foods when possible.
Despite being New Year's Eve, the food w ...
Despite being New Year's Eve, the food was excellent as always, the service attentive and helpful, the wine pour was generous and the overall dining experience was memorable. Bella Notte is our "go to" restaurant when we go out for a meal.
My husband and I were recommended this r ...
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 g ...
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 r ...
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 pati ...
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.
Food was excellent. They tend to go heav ...
Food was excellent. They tend to go heavy on the oil. Our server was attentive but we had to ask about rewards program. We overheard him tell another table and neglected to mention it to us. Some what quiet. We definitely will be going back.
Very disappointed in the experience. We ...
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.
Excellent food, including properly cooke ...
Excellent food, including properly cooked gluten-free pasta which is hard to find in Lexington! Great service, nice wine selection, and Starbucks coffee. They have espresso too, an added bonus which is a bit rare in town.
We came to celebrate my wife's birthday ...
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.
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.
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