this spot on west main seems to be a difficult one for restaurants. since we’ve been in c’ville, i think there have been 4 different businesses in the space. hopefully bella’s is in it for the long haul. last night, we joined some friends for dinner at the family-style italian restaurant. you can order anything on the menu in a half portion or full portion. there is plenty of food so don’t worry about not having enough. the 5 of us shared:
(full) arancini – cheese and risotto balls with a light lemon flavor
(half) gorgonzola grilled salad – grilled romaine hearts with gorgonzola dressing
(half) meatballs – meatballs with spaghetti
(half) marsala – chicken (or veal) with egg noodles
the salad and arancini were my favorite two items, but the entrees were tasty as well. the amazing thing was how reasonable the bill ended up. since charlie and i aren’t big drinkers, our bill was $28 for the two of us.
with bella’s and the new 500 block right across the street from us, we’re going to have a hard time staying at home now for dinner!