We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
+1 828-898-9022
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 421: English reviews
Dahlonega, Georgia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at Bella's for lunch while on vacation in Banner Elk. First off everything seemed great smelled great and weren't very busy. We were seated immediately but then our service went downhill. When placing our order my sister asked how large is the house salad? Most would form a circle to show bowl size however our waitress response, "well... More 

Thank lizzardlee
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Bellas on numerous occasions and have always enjoyed it. The food is generally good and the drinks very good. We sat in the bar the last time and found Liz an excellent bartender/server - much friendlier than normal.

Thank Carlos B
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a morning of skiing at Beech we stopped for lunch at Bella's, what a surprise! We had the Tortellini Carbonara and were blown away...probably one of the best pasta dishes we've ever had! Saw some bad reviews about service, but our server was really attentive!

Thank brian b
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was good. Large portions. I would say stick with the pizza and Strombolis. Pasta Bella with chicken was very plain and had no taste. GF options are a risotto and pizza.

Thank Allison M
Boone, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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
Level Contributor
109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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

Travellers who viewed Bella's also viewed

Banner Elk, North Carolina Mountains
Banner Elk, North Carolina Mountains
Banner Elk, North Carolina Mountains
Banner Elk, North Carolina Mountains
Banner Elk, North Carolina Mountains
Banner Elk, North Carolina Mountains

Been to Bella's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bella's and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bella's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?