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Bella Notte

4.7
4.7
1335 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bella Notte means Beautiful Night in Italian. Join us at our table & let us create your beautiful dining experience! This is a place to satisfy the appetite with Italian gusto. Enjoy the season's freshest ingredients and some unique dishes that are sure to become your next favorite! Remember, in Italy food & drink don't just make it possible to live, they're a part of what makes life worth living.
Italians say, "A tavolo non s'invecchia".
(People do not get old at the table)-spend enough time at ours and you'll believe it's true!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 245-1789

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kevin Toyoda

  • Catering

    Let us know about your office lunch, an off-site party or any other event that we can cater for you. Choose from our full menu or let us know if you have any special requests. No group is too small or large!

  • Private party facilities

    We have a couple options available for private parties including an intimate room accommodating up to 22 people, and a romantic patio (heated/cooled, depending on the weather) with a fireplace and white linen covered tables, which comfortably seats up to 60 people. We offer several differently priced set menu options and we are happy to accommodate any special requests to the best of our ability. Contact our private party manager to set up your next event!

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Blair: (859) 245-1789

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Cross Street

    Rojay

  • Parking Details

    Convenient parking is available in the front parking lot.

  • Entertainment

    Dine with us Friday or Saturday evening & be amazed by our magician while you're enjoying your meal!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

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  1. J

    Jack

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! Great lunch place.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food.
  3. V

    Vindersky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service and ambience, except for the loud, annoying holiday music. However, it was turned down a bit at our request.
  4. PD

    PatrickD

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Bella Notte is our favorite casual dining spot in Lexington . The food is always delicious at very reasonable prices. The waitstaff is courteous and attentive.
  5. JJ

    JennyJ

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love coming to Bella Notte usually everything is on point. Food took a long while, We waited longer than normal during a slow time. Other than that it was wonderful
  6. M

    Melmac

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always great evening at Bella Notte. Chicken piccata was a little too heavily breaded for my husband's taste but otherwise, a fabulous meal. Many thanks.
  7. b

    boop

    Louisville

    85 reviews

    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The butternut squash soup was the winner of this dinner for 4 people! We also had a bottle of wine, salads, pasta with marinara sauce, chicken and mushrooms, and warm bread with dipping sauce. For dessert, we had the tiramisu which was the perfect ending to a delicious meal!
  8. MM

    MelisaM

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Butternut squash soup was amazing and we were seated next to fireplace. Ahhhhhh
  9. KS

    KarenS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bella Notte has become our favorite restaurant in Lexington. We visit often to see our daughter. Everyone finds something they like: gluten free, picky eaters, etc. We most recently visited on our daughter’s bridal shower weekend and had a great meal with several of her bridal party. Great food and great wine.
  10. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I picked this place for my wife's birthday. The service was great, food was delicious, tried some things we typically don't get at an Italian restaurant and we were not disappointed! They were nice size portions and left with leftovers. Very reasonably priced also.
  11. SK

    SabrinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time eating here. It was so delicious! And I LOVED the ambience and decor. It was awesome. Also the bread was so addicting 😁
  12. GS

    GreatService

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bella Notte is always delicious! Quality of the food is amazing, very authentic and consistent. Service was great, Anna took good care of us and was awesome at follow up! We eat here for special occasions and it never disappoints! Yummmmmm
  13. C

    Chitownlvr

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server was great but for the first time my meal was not hot, and not made to order. I always ask for the salmon to be well done on the Salmon Oregonato but it was very raw on the inside. This is my favorite dish. It’s always piping hot and delicious but not this time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nathan, our server was energetic and attentive. Best server I have had in a long while. Sat near the lit tree which provided nice ambiance. Scallops subbed for salmon salad was fantastic. Chicken saltimbocca was a little dry. Service was quick. Would definitely come back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, only complaint was we both hated our cocktails… they tasted like cough medicine but we might just be wimps! We will definitely be back, no REAL complaints. :)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a pleasure to dine here. Iove their seasonal menus!
  17. DM

    DebraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A family favorite for years! So appreciate the diverse menu that offers a wide selection of Gluten Free options and renders delicious dishes no matter what you order. Excellent service, atmosphere and cleanliness create the perfect dining experience.
  18. PW

    PeterW

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very good servers. The wine list is very limited.
  19. NB

    NoreenB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food, warm, hot bread, lighted tree ambiance!!!!
  20. SM

    SuzanneM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breeders Cup Championship visiting from California. Delicious food. Hope to come back
  21. J

    Joenit

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waitress. Good food, good times.
  22. a

    andya

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bella Notte is a top level family style Italian restaurant, as good as any we have in New York. The quality of the food is excellent, locally sourced, fresh to table, and the service is impeccable. Anna is a superb server and her employers should be very proud of her. Highly recommended for food, service, and value. Can't say enough
  23. m

    morr4124

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice dinner. Open Table needs to update their site. Bella Notte has not had pizza available for several years according to our server
  24. LD

    LexDiner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bella Notte has long been my favorite restaurant in Lexington, and last night's dinner confirmed that for me. The food is stunning. The chef is a wizard at mixing complex flavors in just the perfect combination so that every dish is absolutely mouth-watering and delicious. My husband and I shared the pear salad as a starter and a side of the crispy brussel sprouts, and we loved them. I had the baked rigatoni romano, and I was very happy that the spiciness of the dish did not drown out the other flavors. My husband had the autumnal cannelloni, which he let me taste, and it was delicious. The restaurant treated us to dessert because it was my birthday, and the flourless chocolate torte was excellent. The service was also wonderful. Our server, Adriana, was attentive without being overbearing, as well as friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and very professional. The timing of the delivery of our drinks and food was great, and everyone who served or checked on us was courteous and clearly well-trained. Overall, it was a fantastic meal!
  25. UK

    UKFAN

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Every time we are in Lexington we make reservations at Bella Notte. Its a great place for dinner and the food is excellent. Our server Nathan this last time was excellent but we've always had great servers there. Our main coarse was really slow coming from the kitchen this time. My wife had the sea bass and I had the autumn pork chop. The food was not hot when served but mine was still excellent taste wise. My wife was not happy her sea bass was just warm and she mentioned it to Nathan about it. The General Manager Kyle came out and offered to have her sea bass redone. She said it tasted to good to pitch so she just decided she was happy with it, but we did have a very nice conversation with Kyle who was very pleasant and apologized for the food coming out just warm. We will still highly recommend Bella Notte to our friends when in Lexington. They do not disappoint.
  26. PL

    PaulL

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We told them that we had one birthday in or group and nothing was even mentioned.
  27. DM

    DebbieM

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great - food delicious
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Used to really love Bella Note. All in all, it wasn’t really that bad. I just feel like they’ve taken a backslide since we were last there. My wife and I wanted to go somewhere reminiscent for our first anniversary, and we decided on Bella as we used to go all the time when we first got together. It’s not that it’s not a good place, just not as good as it used to be.
  29. AT

    AmTu

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I called the day before and was told I would be seated close to my family. They had reservations at a separate table and we could have sat close. The day before she said yes and reassured me that this request would work. Unfortunately when I arrived the staff had no clue what I was talking about and we were seated late and the request was not honored. I wish they were just honest from the beginning rather then have our reservations late and incorrect.
  30. RS

    RayS

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Received excellent service and the meal was well worth the price. Ate lunch for the equivalent of what we spent for breakfast at another restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing foods, wonderful services as always
  32. TC

    TC12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly upon arrival, and we enjoyed our food and waitress. We went during a very busy time and the waitress apologized for our wait with dessert. Cozy atmosphere and reasonable prices.
  33. SR

    StephanieR57

    Western KY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    We had a reservation for a Saturday night. We were seating in a back room to the right of the entrance. A large group of perhaps 8 had occupied a table in the same room. To say they were noisy and rude would be an understatement. It totally ruined out experience. Our waitress was very apologetic and none of this was her fault. At some point a think a manager should have been called into play to ask that they tone it down as a courtesy to the other diners. The food was ok. I was a bit disappointed because my husband had eaten here before and recommended it to our group who were in town for the Keeneland Races. My fish was VERY over cooked. It was dry and tasteless. Very disappointed. The friends in the group didn't give very good review of their dishes either. The stars of the dinner were the Tiramisu, which was excellent. I would like to give this place another chance perhaps on an evening when it is not so busy and noisy.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and great service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday and they even gave me a dessert!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the top 5 Lexington restaurants.
  37. RP

    RonP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good service and excellent food
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellant ambiance and Amazing food💜
  39. C

    Chicago

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The service was very good. The food was average. We had Ravioli with Marinara and a meatball, Penne Fresco. The bread and oil was very fresh and delicious. Overall, it was a fine experience.
  40. MP

    MPMartel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were very good, as always! However, we were very disappointed to learn, only after we arrived and were seated, that their new fall menu is not available at lunch time. Due to staffing shortages, as was explained to us by our waiter, there isn't enough staff to prepare the new fall menu at lunch as well. So, if you are heading that way, and want their new fall menu, please go at dinner time. Otherwise, you will be disappointed like we were.

FAQs

Bella Notte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 245-1789.

Bella Notte is rated 4.7 stars by 1335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Bella Notte

3715 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rojay

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Convenient parking is available in the front parking lot.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kevin Toyoda

  • Entertainment

    Dine with us Friday or Saturday evening & be amazed by our magician while you're enjoying your meal!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 245-1789

  • Catering

    Let us know about your office lunch, an off-site party or any other event that we can cater for you. Choose from our full menu or let us know if you have any special requests. No group is too small or large!

  • Private party facilities

    We have a couple options available for private parties including an intimate room accommodating up to 22 people, and a romantic patio (heated/cooled, depending on the weather) with a fireplace and white linen covered tables, which comfortably seats up to 60 people. We offer several differently priced set menu options and we are happy to accommodate any special requests to the best of our ability. Contact our private party manager to set up your next event!

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Blair: (859) 245-1789

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