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“First visit”
Review of Bella Bistro - CLOSED

Bella Bistro
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“First visit”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

First visit for me yesterday was with a friend who said this was one of her favorite places in Denver. She had the osso buco veal and I had the duck confit, which were both superb. The osso buco shanks were tender and perfectly prepared. The duck was also tender, while crispy on the outside as it should be. It was served on a delicious bed of risotto filled with chopped pecans, cranberries, and steamed asparagus. The raspberry mousse in a chocolate cup and lemon meringue tart desserts were OK, but not up to the high quality of the entrees. The prices were reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber, but the glasses of wine at $21 each were exorbitant and we didn't know the prices until we received the bill. Make sure you know the price of a glass before ordering any wine here. Host Tim was very gracious and welcoming to us -- and wife and chef Shelly Steinhaus is to be commended for the high quality of the food served. The service was just right -- attentive as needed, but not overbearing. If you're looking for a delicious, memorable dinner in the Arvada area of northwest Denver, book a table here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank ColoradoPJ
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Arvada, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bella”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have eaten at Bella numerous times, and have always enjoyed the food and service. While the cost is a bit high, it is well worth it. The food is excellent and very well presented.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Tim K
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Arvada, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"Big city food" little town friendly”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Fantastic food served in an unpretentious way. Warm and welcoming atmosphere and staff. Creative chef prepared fare is unique and delicious. The food is the star.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank LeeWay7568
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Boulder, CO
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastico!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I loved meeting Shelly and Tim the owners! Small 10 table restaurant with service and quality being more important than speed. We've been back a number of times and spend most of our birthday's and anniversaries with Bella Bistro. I highly recommend the truffle lobster pizza if it is on the menu during your visit. Great atmosphere, great food, great people. Thanks for being our favorite little restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank ILiketheGoodStuff
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Colorado, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This restaurant is in a remodeled service station, but don't let that fool you. They do not have a set menu and the items they serve are seasonal. Great food. Decent wine selection.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank JayTee338
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