Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday; dinner: seven days
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11:30
Small, sophisticated Italian storefront serving ample portions of the classics, especially pasta.
Bella Notte serves classically prepared southern Italian food in equally classic old-world style. Service is professional yet casual, and the small storefront space is intimate and relaxing. The menu offers primarily pasta, veal, and chicken in any number of preparations. More than a dozen pasta offerings range from simple rigatoni with vodka cream sauce to zuppa di pesce—a monstrous bowl of pasta that overflows with squid, clams, mussels, fish, and octopus in a tangy marinara sauce. Appetizers include crispy bruschetta and steamed mussels served in either a red or white sauce. Side dishes of greens (rapini, broccoli, spinach) sauteed with olive oil and garlic are also large enough to share. The only sour note in the place is struck by the ubiquitous Sinatra tunes.
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