Bella Trattoria

4.7
65 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bella Trattoria, Ascending comforts to the next level. Chef Jennifer Basanavage is creating fresh Italian inspired cuisine utilizing ingredients from local partners. She has learned from the best, spending time at Savona, Lacroix, Taquet, Monte Carlo Living Room, Bouchon, and Le Bernardin. Sourced locally, inspired globally. Chef Jennifer's favorite dish to cook is octopus, and after people try it, it is their favorite too. The General Manager Danielle Matthews has touched on every part of the industry from the Comcast Center to Rick Bayless Tortas Frontera Restaurant to a Culinary Operations Leader at Sesame Place. She handpicked and trained the FOH team so that service is one of the greatest highlights to a wonderful experience had by all. Don't miss out on the atmosphere, service and delicious dishes that Bella Trattoria has to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 65 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipdcbirkbeck
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is good at Bella! Chef Jen creates food that makes us happy! We try to come in at least once every two weeks. ❤️ The Brick Chicken was wonderful!!

Bella Trattoria
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and great review, We always love having you and your family visit. We are always looking forward to seeing your family.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the third time we have dined there. Each time the food has been excellent, the pasta was very fresh, scallops were seared beautifully. Service was friendly and attentive

Bella Trattoria
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Chris, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the great review we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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KatelinB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for brunch and LOVED it! Loved the modern farmhouse feel, and local ingredients, and the service was wonderful. HIGHLY recommend!

Bella Trattoria
Responded 6 days ago

Katelin we could not be happier that you enjoyed everything. We are looking forward to another visit soon, we cant wait to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing! I was solo on a Saturday night and the only place I wanted to be was at the bar enjoying the beet salad and a dirty martini with the best staff ever. The food is great and the staff makes you feel special every time. My favorite place to be!

Bella Trattoria
Responded 6 days ago

We are so happy you had a great time and we always love having you in Solo or on a date night. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Well keep your bar seats available.

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KtSill
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food (!), perfect portions, wonderful service, lovely atmosphere. Our new favorite local restaurant. We even got to speak with the chef. Highly recommend trying this new gem.

Bella Trattoria
Responded 6 days ago

Hello KT, Thank you for the 5 stars and we are so happy to hear that we could give you a great experience. We appreciate the recommendation, word of mouth is our greatest asset. Come see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great addition to the area! Loved the aesthetics of the space. The food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend the bread plate or burrata and prosciutto as starters. The lemon thyme gnocchi was delicious, and cocktails were great. Will absolutely be returning!

Bella Trattoria
Responded 6 days ago

Hello and thank you for the 5 stars, We appreciate the great review and we are looking forward to you returning for another great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best local restaurant. Owners are amazing and the food is delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

Bella Trattoria
Responded 6 days ago

`We can't wait to have you again, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the great review.

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Mirita
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was great, love the pork sandwich and sausage with gravy

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TracyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a quaint restaurant with excellent food and service.

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PhilipD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both the food and the service were superb. I had the cioppino and the seafood was cooked to perfection accompanied by an incredible broth. My wife had the beef cheeks. They were tender and melted in your mouth. I highly recommend Bella.

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vipPierre
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic Pasta and appetizer. A must try restaurant with friendly service

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Rabby
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fresh and delicious from start to finish. Can’t wait to go back. I thought I make a pretty good meatball, but the appetizer of meatballs served over polenta, was out of this world.

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EatFood
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cute little BYOB restaurant.Love the look of the inside. Got the grilled octopus appetizer and the Brick Chicken for dinner. Will definitely come back when I am in the area again.

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vipJuneW
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a nice evening. It was our first time at the restaurant. We definitely go back. The bread plate is not to be missed.

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LindseyN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish we had was delicious! The bread sampler and fried artichokes were a great starter. What I like most about Bella is that they change their menu up seasonally so there is always something new to try!

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Hello Lindsey, Thank you for the great review, we are so happy you enjoyed the meal. We will always keep it fresh and local. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipdcbirkbeck
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love having meals at Bella Trattoria. Everything chef makes is delicious, the decor is lovely and warm, and the excellent service always comes with a smile.

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, We love having your family join us for dinner. Please come back and see us anytime.

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vipSummerTime
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cute place but seating is very close to one another we decided to sit outside! The staff and the service was phenomenal everybody was very nice and try to accommodate. A bit over priced but don’t blame them The cost of everything has gone up!

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, we hope next time we are able to accommodate you in the dining room to enhance a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The menu offers options that are not just like every other restaurant. A bit more creative. We ordered the bread plate for the table. The breads looked like poppy or nut roll but were filled with various savory fillings such as onion, garlic, olive. It was served with seasoned oil for dipping as well as 2 butters for spreading. I ordered a vegan option, the White Bean Ragout, because it sounded interesting and delicious. It did not disappoint. I like that they source locally, too. I look forward to returning.

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thanks so much for the outstanding review, we try to make sure everyone has a great experience at Bella with plenty of options to choose from. We are really pleased you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again.

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kelly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful experience! dishes were creative, service was great. loved the carrot ravioli and i really appreciated vegan options on the menu.

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you Kelly, we are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience. We work hard to make sure our guests are pleased with the menu options as well as the service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Debbie
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adorable decor, very rustic yet comfortable and welcoming. Food was delicious. The menu offered unique items like the Lemon Thyme Gnocchi. We look forward to going back!

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Hello Debbie, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We love making sure our guests are happy with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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EllenK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fell in love with the place the moment we walked in the door! The ambiance and decor, the service, the food (burrata app, rigatoni with sausage and the carrot ravioli and then the Italian cheesecake) the chocolate martini, and most of all Danielle…top notch experience and highly recommend!

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you Ellen for the 5 start review, we try hard to make sure our guests are having a great experience and we are happy to know we did not disappoint. Thank you for the kind words about our team. We cant wait to have you join us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fire was fantastic

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Woxy
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The decor is lovely and inviting
We came for brunch and plan to return for dinner soon!!

Bella Trattoria
Responded on 4 November 2021

Woxy that sounds amazing, we are so pleased you enjoyed everything and we cant wait to see you again.

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vipCathy
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal. I enjoyed being able to bring wine with the $10 corkage fee.
Our server, Dakota, did a nice job, and the manager was very nice and attentive.the fried artichoke were a great starter. Our sausage pizza was perfection. Gnocchi with lamb Bologna’s eggs was very good, except the gnocchi kind of got lost.
We sat outside. The road is busy and loud, but it’s nice to have outdoor seating.

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vipBrynP
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little addition to the neighborhood! Exceptionally friendly staff and great, healthy food1

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MarinaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The service was not what I have experienced in the past. Burned bread and we had to ask for it to be replaced. They say if you don’t eat meat etc you can ask for them to exclude that. What they don’t mention is they still charge you full price, which mean $22.00 or so for linguine, crazy. They deducted $2.00 for the issues we had and the Manager on for that evening said that was her call!! $2.00!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and service was prompt and friendly. Will definitely be returning.

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tgb19460
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Our 2nd visit to Bella Trattoria. Just as good as the first...

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davidd
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Attractive makeover of a local pizzeria shop. Kept the rustic wood floor with shiplap on opposing walls. Attentive service, good menu with some very tasty starters, which my wife and I had in place of salads (fall beets and burrata with prosciutto). Entrees equally enjoyable. The BYOB wine option is a plus for me. We will go back.

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BarbaraB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here , 4 of us went to celebrate our friends bday , food was delicious, and we all got different things , everyone loved their dish ! Service was good , food was hot , loved that we could bring our own wine ! We will return ! Place was very pretty inside and not overly noisy !

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MarinaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been there a few times now and the food and service is incredible. Always friendly staff and very accommodating.

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PamelaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Our new “go to” restaurant!

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ChristyS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The server did not know the menu, brought a warm bottle of beer, didn’t know the specials. There was one other table occupied and the service was slow

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ConnieR
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a very enjoyable place to dine. We were greeted warmly and received attentive service throughout our visit. Food was delicious and priced fairly. Outdoor dining was pleasant for the most part. It is unfortunate that the porch is next to a very busy road so that was less than ideal. We will return to try something else in the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. The tables are very close together so there is no intimacy at all. Very loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant and the staff is superb!!
It is our go to!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Appetizers & Entrees we’re very good
Just so loud

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Vernd
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was unique and delicious

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JackP
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My first time here. Food was great, service was even better. Limited bar but adequate. The noise level was a bit high but to be expected on a Friday evening.

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PamelaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Very nice ambiance. Wait staff friendly and attentive

FAQs

Bella Trattoria offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 495-5272.

Bella Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.