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Bella's Restaurant

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707 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (7th Street NW)
+1 434-327-4833
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a romantic and relaxing dinner last evening starting with grilled gorgonzola salad, followed by fresh pasta with Bolognese, and finishing with chocolate cheese cake and expresso. Service and atmosphere were perfect to transport us into a bubble of relaxation. Thank you Bellas for the beautiful hospitality.

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Thank Lea B
Palmyra, Virginia
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Want Italian food? Go to Bella's. We've dined at many 5star restaurants around the nation and around the world so I'm being careful not to overrate. For a local and well established Charlottesville restaurant, it doesn't get much better. Nice job. We will be back. Thanks!

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Thank CtheSea
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They have huge portions that you have to share so hopefully you both like the same thing. The salad was good but we didn't care for the chicken parm. The chicken was tough and the sauce wasn't tasty either. The service was fast, waiter had no time to spend at table.

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Thank Bonnie T
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Charlottesville in DEC 16 for a course. Love the town (minus the traffic) and Bella's came highly recommended. We had dinner and were under the assumption that we each had to order a meal. We ordered the small portions and quickly discovered that each small portion was large enough for 2 people. The meals were absolutely delicious! We've eaten... More 

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Thank Ralf B
Huntingdon, PA, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is not the place to go as a single business traveler. The menu is family style for 2 -4 people and the portions are huge even at that. The food was good, not great, and the service at the bar was inattentive at best. I was the only one at the bar, but had to flag the bartender for... More 

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Crozet, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Ordered takeout for dinner. Gorgonzola Grilled is completely crave-worthy and unique. It is one of those salads that you dream about. The appetizer special of Smoked Mozzarella Tomato Risotto Cakes was fantastic. The only bad thing about it is that it isn't a regular menu item that I can get ALL the time. Hopefully it becomes one someday (hint hint)!... More 

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Thank fotini75
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Bella's was recommended by a friend. We loved it. Atmosphere, server, food, and drinks. I could have eaten here twice while in Charlottesville. Loved the family style dining experience. We ordered appetizers, salads, and 3 main dishes and everything was wonderful~especially the cheesecake!!

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Thank disneymom8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been there several times now & have tried to order different meals at each visit. We had the ragu last night which was very nice. We both enjoy good portions and have usually brought home some leftovers. They have a grilled salad with gorgonzola cheese that is the absolutely the best way to start your... More 

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Thank dogmomof6
Tallahassee, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went here while in Charlottesville visiting family. Wasn't sure what to expect but so glad went went. Was concerned with family dining it eating for two would be too much. Was I wrong. First the atmosphere is charming. Very nice for special occasion dinner or just out with friends. The staff is spot on. They took very good care of... More 

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Thank Terri M
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great waiter. Very attentive. Best bread! Chicken Alfredo was phenomenal! Packed our leftovers like a pro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (7th Street NW)
  • Public Transportation: Catch the CAT down West Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-327-4833

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