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La Bella in Ghent

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738 W 22nd St Ste 7, Norfolk, VA 23517-1911
+1 757-622-6172
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! I have never been disappointed. Enjoyed one of the specials. Chicken lightly grilled with fresh tomato sauce. Lemon cake for dessert. Yum!

Thank ConstantTraveler28
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were not disappointed at all. The food and service was excellent. Both of our meals were excellent.

Thank RalphTaylor
Norfolk, Virginia
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was pretty good. The service was lackluster. We arrived at about 8 pm on Sunday, ordering the fried calamari to share as an appetizer, and two entrees. The calamari were supposed to come with an aioli and marinara. They only brought the marinara. The calamari were only OK - not great - a little on the chewy side.... More 

Thank David P
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful and they treat us like family. We had great chicken marsala. The pasta puttanesca is the best I've had in Norfolk. Classic Italian cuisine and a local favorite.

Thank HamptonHog
Norfolk, Virginia
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291 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My Lady and I had a taste for olde Italian. We each ordered spaghetti with meatballs. I’m not sure what those balls were, but I suggest you avoid them.

Thank Beyondthebull
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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225 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Enjoyed a nice and relaxing dinner. Don't let the shopping front fool you. We had a nice server and enjoyed the multitude of options. The Chicken Parmesan was very good. They had a great apple flavored old fashioned, definitely worth getting!

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Norfolk, VA
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good Italian food in Norfolk is hard to find and this reatuarant is one of the best. We love their eggplant parmesan. The tomato sauce is not too tart as most americanized Italian food

Thank ootsman
Norfolk, Virginia
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174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

They have a large menu plus daily specials. The food is generally southern Italian style. Good size portions. One of our party had the sword fish special and was very satisfied. Two of our party had the mushroom and mozzarella dish which was excellent and two others had the eggplant dish, also lots of raves. I had the linguine futti... More 

Thank JoeF41
Norfolk, Virginia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Italian in Norfolk, hands down, and a great value, to boot. The outside seating is a bit unfortunate, but once dinner arrives, you'll be too delighted to care. Besides, the indoor seating is ample and comfortable.

Thank Jack M
Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Took the family for dinner. Reservations suggested. Shared some vegan dishes with the kids as an experiment. Surprisingly well done and presented. Pleasant atmosphere and attentive waitstaff.

Thank Gerry Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 W 22nd St Ste 7, Norfolk, VA 23517-1911
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-6172

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