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Bella Italia

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407 N 8th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-2203
+1 479-785-1550
17:00 - 22:00
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Holiday Island, Arkansas
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Dined at Bella Italia with friends and the food is as good as when I first ate there almost 20 years ago. I enjoyed the cannelloni--the cheese melted in my mouth! All the pasta dishes were wonderful as was the bruschetta and the desserts. The service was very attentive as well. But the interior of the building has not aged... More 

Thank 1952car
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I've made many trips to Bella over the years and I've never had a bad one. If you enjoy a quality dining experience, you won't find a better one in the Fort Smith area. This is a slow paced meal, so be prepared to enjoy yourself in the company of friends or family or, if you're flying solo like I... More 

Thank Brent D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

If you want fresh food with an authentic Italian taste, you need to visit Bella Italia! The restaurant is in beautiful, historic downtown Fort Smith in a 100+ year old Victorian house. The owner is charming and makes you feel right at home. The prices are very comparable to Olive Garden. They offer steaks, too. The food is fresh and... More 

Thank Chrisron98
Fort Smith, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife and I went to Bella Italia Thusday night, June 2, 2016. Both of us had a great experience. She had chicken Florentine that she liked very much. It had a cream sauce with several cheeses and spinach. I had a tender filet that was covered wih Portabella mushrooms and a tasty red wine sauce. We ended the evening... More 

Thank warandmar
Columbus, Nebraska
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. We read the reviews and decided to give it a try we both loved it. I had the rigatoni and my husband had the lasagna. Creme brûlée was wonderful.

Thank dmeyers
North Louisiana
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

You must try the unique calamari. See pic. Like nothing I've ever eaten: tender with a texture like scallops and a taste somewhere between chicken and lobster. It's whole instead of those nasty rings, it's not greasy at all, and about the size and shape of a jalapeno. Truly amazing. And the creme brulee is perfect and definitely big enough... More 

Thank TravelStars4Us
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This place is off the beaten path in an old Victorian home. There were only two other people there on a Friday evening. When we entered the owner looked puzzled and asked if we were from out of town and how we had heard of the place. We wondered if, possibly, we should just turn and leave but he told... More 

Thank Elmac56
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Off the charts....AGAIN ! :) I will continue to come back because when I am there I step back in time....and I feel like family. Bella is my home :)

Thank tullya0009
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been here once before and the food and service was so amazing we made another reservation before we left to return for her birthday. We reserved the elevator table. The owner is the server and he remembered us and that we were celebrating her birthday tonight. After the most fantastic meal, he brought out our... More 

Thank Tiffany M
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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260 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Belle italia has the locks on Fort Smith Italian Dining. If you are looking for a dining experience this is my first choice Italian cuisine. Mo the owner is passionate about his restaurant. You will find no frozen quick steps to preparation. Unfortunately, and it happens to everyone in the food industry, the wait staff was short this night, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 N 8th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fort Smith
  • Phone Number: +1 479-785-1550

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