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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
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank RalphTaylor
Norfolk, Virginia
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank David P
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank HamptonHog
Norfolk, Virginia
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287 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank Beyondthebull
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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215 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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!

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Thank Zephyr_Zeitgeber
Norfolk, VA
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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

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Thank ootsman
Norfolk, Virginia
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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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.

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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 7 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.

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Thank Gerry Z
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I was in town for a festival and discovered La Bella with a friend. Its been a few years, but we are returning to Norfolk in June for another festival and plan on dining there again. Our food was delicious, the sort of meal that you eat slowly and savor every bite.

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Thank ebostick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?