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3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
+1 828-898-9022
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place and amazing food!! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Make sure you check the restaurant hours before going. It is worth the wait!

Thank kckc214
Gainesville, Florida
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll admit up front; we didn't get a chance to eat here, so I can't comment on the quality of the food. HUGE sign on the front door, and additional signs on every outside window noting that lunch hours are 11-3. My family walked in at 2:30 and were told that they were closed until 4. There were people sitting... More 

Thank UNovelGirl
Greer, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've enjoyed the food and service during both the summer and ski season. The food was excellent, reasonably priced, good portions, not fancy atmosphere, but certainly a place to keep returning to.

Thank dwpTiger89
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food was huge and amazing they lacked in another Dept . There customer service we ordered to go and 30 minutes turned into an hour . They never checked on the order I had to ask . In the mean time they had family and friends and locals that would walk right in and have there food in... More 

Thank Calbama
North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella;s had always been off limits to me due to my limited budget but I was thrilled with their lunch menu and had some calzone. it was delicious and I had enough to share with my husband for dinner. I think they take reservations at dinner which would be wise. I will come back for lunch again soon as it... More 

Thank mercyangel_12
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Italian food ever! Every time we go (which is often!) we are never disappointed. All specials have been out of this world. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere pleasant.

Thank Gloria S
Birmingham, AL
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a Wednesday and tried to eat here, but they apparently close on Wednesdays? So we tried again Thursday night. We were seated at the very back next to the kitchen. I hope that a manager sees this, and clues his/her staff on that patrons hear every word they say. I heard a lot of chatter from the... More 

Thank BhamALtraveler
Columbia, South Carolina
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179 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family stumbled across this restaurant when we were stopping at Food Lion for some groceries. When we walked in and smelled the freshly-baked bread, we were hooked. Service was friendly and prompt, food was DELICIOUS and portions were generous. Prices are very reasonable given the large portions. The encrusted salmon over pesto was my favorite dish, but my husband... More 

Thank Sandi B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband said that this is the BEST Italian food he's ever eaten...it ties for first with another restaurant for me but we both agree that it is some of the most wonderful food we've ever eaten. Also, the portions are huge and the price is comparable to Olive Garden.

Thank Brigett D
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best food anywhere. The italian nachos are to die for. The servers are really nice and friendly. That's the good and it is oh so good. Now for the bad. The owners/managers are rude and have so much business that they do not care. No friendliness whatsoever. Last time we were there we waited over... More 

Thank Nick D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-9022
Give in to your cravings. Bella's Italian Restaurant & Bar of Banner Elk, North Carolina is here to offer you New York Style pizza and other authentic Italian cuisine. Choose from our large wine selection, the finest in Italian wines. Enjoy our sumptuous Italian entrees, affordable food and relaxed atmosphere with your family and friends. Sit at the bar or the high top tables and enjoy your favorite sports game with a beer or cocktail and one our delicious appetizers. Our professional staff will gladly attend to your needs in our spacious dining rooms. We will provide you with prompt and courteous service, making your dinner with us a great experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?