We are Open 7 days a week Lunch and Dinner
If you don’t live in Ghent, La Bella will make you want to move there just so you can claim this Italian charmer as your neighborhood Italian Bistro.
In 2007, a family tradition was carried out from Andrea Di Carlo, combining the warmth of the traditional Italian dining experience with signature family recipes from the original Trattoria La Bella Italia in Virginia Beach on Laskin Road. Fresh ingredients and careful preparations aren’t surprising, given that chef-owner Andrea DiCarlo learned from his mother, Anna Alaimo, making fresh pasta with her since he was a young boy at the Virginia Beach location.Attentive service and a warm atmosphere showplace the straight forward traditional made from scratch dishes, which include an array of pasta dishes, seafood, veal, freshly baked bread, and homemade desserts. Lunch offers sandwiches and scaled-down versions of select entrées, and newly incorporated vegan menu.
In addition to these offerings, our menu features a selection of daily specials that include Fresh Fish and our popular four course dinner menu. The golden and copper hues of the walls, original painted tapestry style Italian murals, and terracotta floors that come together to complete the rich ambience. It’s not only an attractive dining room with a soundtrack of lush arias.
Whether helping our guests create a unique family meal, arranging a personalized menu for a private party, or selecting the perfect accompaniment from our extensive Italian wine list, our well-trained staff reflects the commitment of the La Bella name to live up to our reputation as Norfolk’s Best Italian Restaurant. We invite you to visit us!
Hours of Operation
Monday- Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday- Saturday: 11am-11pm
"Best Italian Restaurant"
2009, 2010 and 2011
"Best Tiramisu" 2010 and 2011
Silver Winner for "Best Pizza" 2010
Platimum Plate Award 2010 and 2011