Great Atmosphere at Bella Notte
3570 Brock St N
Daddy-Daughter Day was upon us and my father picked me up for dinner. It was a Saturday night and we did not have reservations. We stopped at a few places and ended up at Bella . A classy, Italian spot that we were fortunate to snag a table at. The décor and servers had all of the trimmings of a traditional Italian restaurant.
My Dad ordered half a dozen, fresh oysters. They were served cold with a lemon dressing and lemon wedges. It was my first time eating oysters. The texture was interesting, but not unpleasant. The lemon complimented their natural, briny .
What's an Italian restaurant without pasta? My Dad chose his usual, Pasta Primavera, and I went with the Spaghetti . The dishes arrived piping hot and piled high. While I snapped a few photos and ate with my eyes.....when I realized I had penne noodles. Not a big deal, but it's called Spaghetti . I expected long, difficult to eat noodles....especially since they brought me a spoon. Puzzled and hungry, our dishes didn't last. 90% of the time, I end up with a doggy bag when it comes to pasta. Not today. It was delicious. Smothered in a mellow cream sauce, full of fresh peas and pancetta. The pancetta was ok; sometimes crunchy, but very salty. My Dad was pleased and he too cleaned his plate. He uses the primavera as a test for any restaurant that serves it. He said it was pretty up there on the list!
The dessert menu looked AMAZING and I wanted it so bad, but we were far too full. I will save that for another day.
There WILL be another day.
This is a great place for dates or large groups and the service is fantastic and very professional.
I can't wait to go back!