Bella Notte

3715 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington
(859) 245-1789

Recent Reviews

Cathy Arnold

Friendly server! Food was tasty with originality and flavor awful spices.

Sam Hawkins

Bella Notte ALWAYS PROVIDES an EXCELLENT dining experience with excellent food and selections, attentive and accommodating staff, and very reasonable prices. Last night I waited for a parking spot. I recommend reservations. Bella Notte is a local restaurant that I highly recommend!


Arrived for dinner put our name in and it took forever to get in. Turns out the roof had a leak and they had to close down a section of tables. I ordered the Alfredo and Salad, Now I eat at Olive Garden regularly and this Alfredo is way better then theirs. It tasted more like what I had at Walt Disney's yesterland. Had the Penna Cotta because we were visiting for the first time.

Jessica Johnson Hatcher

food is delicious . freindly service love this place!

Dakota Jenkins

Great food but when I called to ask how long the wait was, the person on the phone was pretty rude. Asked how long the wait was, he said 45 minutes, I asked if I could put my name on the list and he cut me off as I was speaking to tell me, “you have to be here to get on the list.” I’ve never had an issue with it before, considering the website tells customers that reservations are encouraged for Friday’s through Sunday’s. Today is my friends birthday and I was going to bring her here for the first time. After that, I am far happier to take her somewhere else.

Christen M.

My husband and I love this place! It's our favorite Italian restaurant in Lexington. Warm bread starts your meal. Ambience and service are wonderful. I have tried several different dinner pastas and they are all good.


Upon arriving in Lexington for a few days mid afternoon on Sunday, we lucked into finding this restaurant. We loved the bread and olive oil, I really enjoyed my risotto, fresh corn, and shrimp dish, and my husband liked his salmon salad. Would love to come here again later this week.

Ami Patel

This place is conveniently located right outside the Fayette mall, so after you shop till you drop, Bella Notte, in a nutshell, is a great place for a dining experience. The décor is top notch, the staff is uber friendly, especially the bartender at the bar, and the food is pretty authentic, and this is coming from a foreigner that has travelled to Italy on numerous occasions (4 to be exact). Their portions are also Italian sized, in other words, as McDonalds would say, super-sized. The dishes might possibly last you for 2 meals, especially if you carbo load and take advantage of the complimentary bread that is served fresh from the oven to your table top. They give you a nice plate of bold, extra virgin olive oil mixed with herbs, such as Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. You definitely pay for the meal though. Pasta, which is literally just flour and water, is about $15-$18 bucks a dish. The meat and seafood options are even more pricey that may cost you around $30. They have a fully stocked bar with plentiful wine options. In fact, the whole back portion of their menu are dedicated to just drink listings. You know it’s an authentic Italian restaurant when you see panna cotta on the menu!! Panna cotta is an Italian staple when it comes to dessert, and disappointingly enough, not many restaurants in the US have them. I highly recommend it. For appetizers, we got the zucchini fried served with a chipotle sauce, and calamari for the table. Nothing too special about them worth describing. I always get their house salad, which comes with their homemade balsamic dressing. It’s a great alternative to a side dish if you’re trying to avoid the other fried options for apps. I’m giving it 4 stars only because I’ve had better Italian food in my lifetime but for Lexington, Kentucky, a small town city, I’m utterly impressed.

Misty Williams

Beautiful restaurant. The atmosphere is excellent. You receive complimentary herb oil and fresh baked bread upon seating and drink order. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The food comes out of the kitchen hot and fresh delivered by kitchen staff. The plating is beautiful as well. Our waitress was Melanie. She provided excellent service. The bill is a bit pricey,but completely valid for what you get. We will definitely return!

Christopher M.

Blackened salmon was under cooked almost raw. Then it was taken back and cooked more and reserved. You can take a half eaten meat recook it on a grill and reserve it. That's a major health code violation

Bryce C.

Bella Notte is one of my favorite Italian restaurants love the spaghetti and meatballs and the appetizers and other stuff

Amanda H.

We went for my birthday and it was amazing. Our server was a delight and did a great job. Food was amazing and I can't wait to go back.

Brent Condon

Fantastic. The pasta was perfect and the scallops were smoking the best I've ever had, and I'm from Florida, so i know good seafood. The freshly baked bread was terrific and they have a good selection of local brews. Prices were reasonable, as well. Highly recommended.

Fred Nupp

party of 18, wife and i treated. everyone loved their food except me. pork chop was not too good. great service.

Monica Elliott

We came to Lexington for our anniversary and decided to try the food here. It was some of the best food and service we have ever had. We loved it so much that we went back the next day for dinner and then again the day we left for lunch. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating, and the food was outstanding!

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