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3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
+1 828-898-9022
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family had a wonderful dinner at Bella's. We had a variety of dishes from chicken fingers and pizza for the kids to Veal Parmigiana for me. The service was fast and the food was hot and very good. The dishes were large (we carried home 4 to-go plates). Yum-Yum, I recommend a visit to Bella's.

Thank PapaTide
Lugoff, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Bella's for their lunch. We got way more food than was expected and it tasted great. We will definately visit here for dinner the next time we're in town. With lunch being so good, I can only imagine how sublime the dinner tastes. The staff is very friendly, polite, and attentative. Thank you.

Thank yokotagrad
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travel to Banner Elk 2-3 weeks every year. We have always enjoyed Bella's, best Italian food in this area. However for the first time here, twice this week, we had service that was subpar. On Sunday night this past week, the staff was more interested in seeing a puppy that an employee brought in, so we waited longer than... More 

Thank Eddiespqr
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the second time, the veal was hard, dry and tough. Can't understand why. Had to request a refund this time.

1 Thank Worth W
Mooresville, North Carolina
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While on vacation in Banner Elk, we wanted pizza but didn't want to leave the condo. Bella's was a short trip and we decided to order pizza and a couple of other things. The pizza was great and would recommend it to anyone. We also got some wings, drunken calms, and meatball boat. I will say the meatballs were some... More 

Thank CaribbeanSidewinder
Dahlonega, Georgia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Bella's for lunch while on vacation in Banner Elk. First off everything seemed great smelled great and weren't very busy. We were seated immediately but then our service went downhill. When placing our order my sister asked how large is the house salad? Most would form a circle to show bowl size however our waitress response, "well... More 

Thank lizzardlee
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

We have been to Bellas on numerous occasions and have always enjoyed it. The food is generally good and the drinks very good. We sat in the bar the last time and found Liz an excellent bartender/server - much friendlier than normal.

Thank Carlos B
Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

After a morning of skiing at Beech we stopped for lunch at Bella's, what a surprise! We had the Tortellini Carbonara and were blown away...probably one of the best pasta dishes we've ever had! Saw some bad reviews about service, but our server was really attentive!

Thank brian b
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Service was good. Large portions. I would say stick with the pizza and Strombolis. Pasta Bella with chicken was very plain and had no taste. GF options are a risotto and pizza.

Thank Allison M
Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

What a great place and amazing food!! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Make sure you check the restaurant hours before going. It is worth the wait!

Thank kckc214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3585 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-9022
Give in to your cravings. Bella's Italian Restaurant & Bar of Banner Elk, North Carolina is here to offer you New York Style pizza and other authentic Italian cuisine. Choose from our large wine selection, the finest in Italian wines. Enjoy our sumptuous Italian entrees, affordable food and relaxed atmosphere with your family and friends. Sit at the bar or the high top tables and enjoy your favorite sports game with a beer or cocktail and one our delicious appetizers. Our professional staff will gladly attend to your needs in our spacious dining rooms. We will provide you with prompt and courteous service, making your dinner with us a great experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?