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“Real Italian ”
Review of Bella Verona

Bella Verona
Ranked #21 of 236 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Real Italian ”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

You may know that the majority of the so called "Italian" restaurants in the US are very far from what you would find in Italy.
Well, here is an exception; this restaurant is really Italian and the owner is really from Verona.
The place is cozy with a familiar atmosphere.
Food is very good and if you go there around Halloween time, make sure you get the pumpkin ravioli; they are awesome.

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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thanks for the great review. We appreciate it. Hope you come back for those yummy pumpkin raviolis come October.
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delish!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We recently stopped here for dinner while visiting the city, and were very pleased. It has a very small seating area, and you should probably have a reservation if you want to be guaranteed a seat. We showed up without a reservation and were lucky enough to be seated, but it was also not the weekend. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. The food was EXCELLENT, all of it, from the bread, to the salad, the entrees and dessert. The food is made to order, so leaving out or adding an ingredient did not seem to be a problem.

Visited July 2014
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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thankyou so much for the fantastic review. We really appreciate when our customers take the time to let us know what a great dinner they had. Hope to see you again
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Cuisine”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I have travelled the world and dined at many outstanding Italian cuisine restaurants. Bella Verona shares many of the characteristics that make a restaurant an excellent dining experience.
The atmosphere is intimate and comfortable, the service is personal and attentive, and the cuisine is varied and delicious. The quality and preparation of the food is outstanding and the presentation is aesthetically pleasing. The wine selection is fabulous and the price is quite reasonable for such an excellent dining experience. My family and I were suitably impressed and would wholeheartedly recommend a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Thankyou for your great review. it was our pleasure to serve your family and give them a pleasant experience. we have customers from all over the world who from time to time come back for a visit. I hope your family will be back again.
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Danvers, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“New Favorite Dinner Spot”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The best Italian restaurant in Salem!
From the moment you walk in until the time you leave ...eccellente!

The restaurant is beautifully decorated I felt like I was back in Italy with my husband.
We were greeted by an Italian man and his beautiful wife and they sat us right away in what seemed like the best table in the house! I think they were probably the owners-They were the perfect hosts.

Our waitress was introduced a minute later (we thought she looked like that actress Natalie Portman) She gave us a breakdown of the specials on this really cute little chalk board
(very clever) and brought us a carafe of wine to share, it was perfect.
Service was impeccable. She was attentive the whole time and we appreciated her knowledge of the menu from top to the bottom. She kept the flow of our dinner going perfectly throughout the night too!


We started with a Bella Verona salad. It was so fresh and had potatoes, mozzarella, tomatoes, eggs and grilled chicken. It was delicious!
To add to it they brought us this warm bread from heaven.
I say if the restaurant offers good bread right from the beginning- it's a good sign it's going to be a good dinner- I was right!!!

Our dinner was sooooo delicious! My husband and I found ourselves eating off each others plates and feeding each other, the combined flavors and textures perfectly complemented each other. The ambiance was romantic and the Italian music delightful. I couldn't have asked for a better date night.

THANK YOU BELLA VERONA!

We will definitely be back, reservation for next week?

  • Visited July 2014
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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Thankyou very much for your over the top 5 star review. it makes us so happy when our dinner is really a divine experience and the main event. hope to see you soon.
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The food and service go beyond the typical neighborhood restaurant. There is an attempt to customize dishes to individual needs. Enjoy!

Visited June 2014
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sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Thank you so much for your positive review. You hit it on the head.that is exactly what we are striving for,a neighborhood restaurant that will make all our guests feel like friends and neighbors.when you visit our home we found you to have a great food experience without being too fussy.
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