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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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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Columbia, South Carolina
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is tucked away in a strip mall at the base of Sugar Mountain. We arrived a little early, like just before 5 PM and were seated right away. Our waitress was either moody or just hated us, but she was polite enough. The service was a tad slow, but the calzone takes time. Salad was excellent and the... More 

1 Thank DoctorGB
Sunny Southeast Florida
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy Crust Batman!!! This place has some of the best pizza I have ever tasted, second only to Bocce Pizza in Buffalo. Eat it New Yorkers!!! This total surprise came on the last day of our stay in Banner Elk. For that I am glad, since I would have missed skiing and other restaurants in favor of daily pizza. Our... More 

1 Thank Scottness_Monster
Jacksonville, FL
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271 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in this restaurant because it was close to our condo. We were greeted and told there was a wait, but CLEARLY the restaurant was half empty. We waited for 10 minutes and then people walking in (without reservations!) started getting seated before us. I asked the hostess and she said - oh the other hostess probably doesn't know... More 

Thank rfuchs0917
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called but they did not answer, just happened to be going to the grocery store across the street to pick up pizza and saw they were open. Told them we tried calling to order but no reply from them, did order the pizza. It was good.

Thank Maureen W
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family-run restaurant with delicious specialty lasagna (seafood is very good), pizza, and other pastas. Service is efficient. Restaurant is crowded early so be prepared for a wait.

1 Thank Rosemary R
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Banner Elk, NC and we saw this restaurant on our way to our resort so decided to stop and eat. The service was slow and the food was not that great, there wasn't much seasoning so it was kind of bland.

Thank Jessi A
Charleston, South Carolina
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we had to wait 45 min but it was fantastic, while I ordered spaghetti with Mamas meatballs, all else ordered the baked homemade lasagna, and i helped myself. Wow. both dishes excellent, but the lasagna was sooper. Service was B+

1 Thank BHinSC
Mooresville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to sugar mountain for years. At first Bella's was good reasonably priced food. Over time the food and the service has gotten bad. Recently we tried to order in food the phone was busy then not answered for over 30 min when we expressed concern over the situation and said we would be hesitant to come... More 

Thank Annemarie C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was "so so" in my opinion. Maybe it is because my grandparents were from Italy that I want more in the way of an Italian restaurant, but being up in the NC mountains, it works. The main reason why I say this is because we ordered the soup of the day which was supposed to be Italian Wedding... More 

Thank Carol W

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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
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?