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Bella Verona

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107 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5217
+1 978-825-9911
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Cape Cod
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bella Verona is like many of the restaurants we visited when in Italy. Wonderful food, service and ambience. My husband declared the bolognese "one of the best he ever had", and he always tries it. My rabbit pappardelle (stew) was wonderful. Lovely evening. Highly recommended.

Thank ljcapecod
Peabody, MA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband is Italian and his mother was a great cook so it is difficult to find a place he loves. Well this is it! We have been coming here since they first opened and have become acquainted with owner, wife and waitstaff, they are wonderful and accommodating. The food is delicious and will even make a dish for you!... More 

Thank LovesItalyMA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Food was excellant; however it was a slow service night. Very good servings. First time I have had non-tomato based minestrone.

Thank ALMillerA
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Outstanding romantic Italian restaurant in heart of Salem. Cozy, romantic, family run, great service. Terrific food. Fun.

Thank Spiritof76Too
New Milford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This place is small and you may think too small when you first go in but you will quickly see that they are fast with the service great with the food and a reasonable price

1 Thank Kathy M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is the perfect quite romantic dinner place. The food is fantastic and authentic, they even had rabbit with home parppedelle as a special. That is truly authentic Italian. This hidden gem is owned by a nice couple and at least one of them are always there. There are probaly less than 20 tables , so there is a nice... More 

Thank John A
Yarmouth, Maine
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Went here to get a nice dinner before Halloween insanity descended on Salem. My Mum and I both got dishes off the specials menu and what great choices they were! The veal was perfection and my Mum raved about her dish. For the quality and portion sizes, the final bill did not seem right....it was a steal of a meal.... More 

Thank DVHeard
Sacramento, CA
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was exhausted after traveling on the red-eye from the West Coast and then exploring the area. I was staying at the Hawthorne Hotel and wanted a delicious dinner and the staff recommended this Italian restaurant across the street. Since I was traveling alone and was tired, I asked if I could get my meal to go and they were... More 

Thank 10643860
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Let's be honest -- the food here is barely one notch above canned spaghetti. The only non-bottle wines are a few unidentified and very undistinguished generic choices. Service the night we went was erratic; sometimes friendly, sometimes inattentive. The small dining room has its charms, but for these prices I expect food that actually tastes good. You'll do much better... More 

Thank Josiah56
sheila m, Owner at Bella Verona, responded to this review

Dear client, Thankyou for saying our restaurant was charming. We are celebrating our 21rst year in salem,ma. We actually have the same kitchen crew as when we opened our doors. My husband Giorgio was trained as a chef at a culinary school in the Veneto region of Italy. he has been in the restaurant business for about 45 years. I... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I went to Salem to enjoy the fall festivities and learn about the history of Salem. Friday night, October 14, 2016 in a random search of good restaurants, Bella Verona was first to pop up on the yelp list. As I looked at the picture and saw five stars below it, I advised this was the restaurant... More 

Thank Ambi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5217
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-825-9911

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