Italian >Cafe Bella Roma SPQR
1513 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003534.051795 -118.384294
Neighborhoods: West LA, Beverlywood
Nice Food and Great Service – We dined at Bella last week and what a surprise. We enjoyed the freshness and effort placed into their food and plan to return.
You are in for a treat! – My husband and I were very impressed with this restaurant. They let us come in past closing time due to a large dining party that was still eating. The chef and his wife couldn't have been friendlier or more welcoming. The bread and olive spread was wonderful as was the spaghetti bolognese and chicken milanesa which came with mashed potatoes, spinach, and polenta. Since we were in Italy last summer this restaurant brought back memories of many wonderful dinners there. We will be going back to this restaurant often.
Homemade Pasta Dishes & Table Side Chef Service..TWO THUMBS UP!! – My girlfriend & I went to Cafe Bella Roma for the first time on Saturday night. We sat outside on the patio which was absolutely charming. The owner Lisa and Roberto (Chef) welcomed our visit with the utmost of hospitality & warmth. It's a brand new restaurant that we will most certainly frequent! Great Stuff!!
This new place has a very promising start. You must taste it! – If you thrive for an authentic Italian food you must ?taste? this place out! The personable staff, the cozy environment, and the chef?s wide Italian smile would take you to Roma in a split second. Me and my wife have been huge Italian cuisine fans for many years and have visited over 150 local restaurants. We have to tell you this place has the freshest and the best home made pasta we have ever tried. The whole place has the aroma of freshly cooked pasta (they cook it in-house every day and you can tell).
I had a chicken salad and my wife had linguine. I have not tasted a juicier grilled chicken breast in my life. The beats and the dressing are an authentic European touch to the salad, and how fresh everything tasted at 4p.m. on Sunday is still a mystery to us ? these people must be growing their own produce in the back.
Don?t make us start on the deserts; we have vowed that we will try every single one of them? the list long. One problem! This place is hard to leave, so allow yourself some time for the experience.
Amazing Restaurant Experience!@#@! – I absolutely love this place! I was looking for a romantic italian place for my boyfriend and I to celebrate his birthday and I could not have asked for anything better. The food was incredible and the pasta was fresh (if you who have never tasted fresh pasta you will immediately taste the difference. The first time I tasted fresh pasta was in Italy and this is the only Italian restaurant I have ever been to that makes it). Great ambiance and the service was great. Be sure to ask the owner's wife about the story of their restaurant. It is very cute. The perfect place for a date. This restaurant is now a Los Angeles staple for me and I will return whenever I can.
Can't Go Wrong! – Cafe Bella Roma is a delicious addition to the neighborhood! We are so excited to have such a wonderful authentic Italian cafe so close by. Even if you are coming the distance it is well worth your drive. We enjoy the family style dinners and the welcoming owners Roberto and Lisa. They make us feel right at home and their homemade pastas keep us coming back for more. If you have never experienced the flavor of pistachio gelato than save room for dessert. This cafe is a real gem!
Surprisingly good local Italian – Cafe Bella Roma is about as unpretentious as a restaurant can get, located on a non-descript part of Robertson Boulevard, next to a synagogue and a dry cleaner etc. But once we got inside we were delighted with the homemade pasta -- the bolognese was particularly good -- the tasty lamb, the fresh fish among other dishes. The service is friendly and extremely personal; chef Roberto and his wife Lisa come to your table and chat; they both seem genuinely concerned that you're happy with the food. We've been there several times already and each time has been delightful. Among the special treats: orange and grapefruit sorbets. (They don't have a liquor license yet so you have to bring your own wine, but the corkage fee is very reasonable, only $4 a bottle). You'll feel like you are being served a great meal at a friend's house -- but a friend with exceptional skills. It's a real treat, go in now before others discover it.
Editorial Review – Experienced chef Roberto Amico brings his native ingredients to create authentic Italian faves and traditional Roman cuisine.
felt like in Italy – It is AUTHENTIC Italian food.
It is a beautiful place for breakfast, brunch and wonderful romantic or peaceful diners!
I went for diner and breakfast and just loved it!
Diner was amazing. Our group of 6 friends showed up and had a set up menu. The Chef Robert made a diner "a l'italiana": ANti pasti, pasta, and main course. The food is excellent and like in Italy!
You can tell that they use only great and selected products. The proscuitto, the salami, the mozarella are just awsome. Not cheap flavorless products!
I felt like I was in Italy all over.....
Just bring your wine. No wine on the menu (yet?)
Great Hidden Treasure. The Perfect Neighborhood Spot – Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with terrific, varied, and very fresh items. My wife always judges restaurants by the bread they serve. If they put care into that, they'll put it into their food. From the first moment on our first (of 4 trips to Bella Roma -- and they've only been open 2 weeks!), we knew we were in for a treat. Warm toasty bread is served with a delectible fresh tapenade that puts you in the mood for the great things to come. From hand made pastas to hand tossed individual pizzas, great salad to tasty entrees you can't go wrong.
Opened in the old Ma Cuisine location just south of Cashio on Robertson, it's easy to miss if you're not looking. DON'T miss it! Personable Chef/owner Roberto was trained throughout Europe and it tastes that way. Care goes into quality ingredients from the prociutto to the picatta. And into making the experience worth repeating. The kids love the sandwiches. My vegatarian son (the only veggie in the family) even asked if they'd make him a caprese&pesto sandwich. They did without hesitation and it's his favorite place to go now.
Even the coffee is amazing. Organic and locally roasted, if you're a fan of espresso or capuccino, it's worth a stop there for that alone.
They don't have a liquor license yet, so bring along your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy it on the romantic country/European patio for a next to nothing corkage fee.
But SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERTS! The chocolate souffle with molten indulgent center is served with a scoop of some of the best gellato in the city. The tiramisu is light, full of flavor, and the perfect treat to top off a meal. And they even have a "dessert spaghetti" for the kids. Vanilla gelato is hand squeezed through a pasta press, layered with raspberry "marinara", then topped with fresh shaved chocolate "parmesian". Fun. Funny. And delicious.
Once you find Bella Roma, you'll never forget it.
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