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Trattoria Bella Gente

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640 Bloomfield Ave # 644, Verona, NJ 07044-1804 (On the Corner of Bloomfield Avenue & Grove Avenue)
+1 973-239-4416
11:30 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Caldwell, New Jersey
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

sadly this is not our go to spot any longer. new menu and new staff have impacted this restaurant. food is still the same (usually good) but high staff turnover, higher menu prices and other minor details recently have made us feel disappointed. Sad to not be able to see Oscar any longer making fantastic pizzas and delight in some... More 

2 Thank rbsm
Port Charlotte, Florida, Usa
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Been here before and find it consistent, good and reasonable. Dined with friends at this BYOB venue. I had the special of caviteeli with broccoli rabe and shrip. Was not disappointed. I started with muscles fra diavilo. My wife has a salad an penne Zingaro. She was also pleased. Service was very good as was cleanliness of the establishment. Will... More 

Thank Phillip B
Ramsey, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I could tell that my experience at Bella Gente today was going to be horrible from the moment I walked in the door. We were hosting a party of about 55 people for my son’s baptism. I had given detailed written instructions with how the tables were to be set up in addition to confirming with someone (I am assuming... More 

Thank Lauren B
Verona, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

A group of us meet regularly on Sunday evenings, and quite often we come here. The staff is always attentive, the food is excellent, and the price is right. They are always very accommodating and never rush us even - - if it's a Sunday evening. One of our favorite places, for sure.

Thank arlene105
Caldwell, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Bella Gente seems to be an undiscovered Italian restaurant and we are not sure why it is not crowded. The service is friendly and attentive and the thin crust pizza is amazing, delicious and crisp, everything you want in a pizza! The chef has a light touch and we especially enjoy the pasta specials with seafood - yumm! Their portions... More 

Thank Deborah A
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

The day after Thanksgiving my in-laws were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. My brother-in-law recommended that we go to the Bella Gente to cater the luncheon. Wow, we were extremely happy that we did. There were over 30 of in attendance. From the age of 85 to toddlers. We were given a private dining area and our host Paul was... More 

Thank Joe L
Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This place is amazing for a small looking place from the outside. The food was amazing! The brick oven pizza made by Omar was so delicious! Their rock shrimp meal....to die for. Everyone was pleasant. I truly enjoyed all my visits there. A must go place!!

Thank maldomi1
North Arlington, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Recommended by a friend. Since first visit have returned many times with 6 to 16 friends. We all enjoy the food which is very good, the restaurant which is nicely decorated & cozy and the very friendly owner & staff who have no problem with meeting your every need. Some of the staff even sing to you! Also a plus... More 

Thank Les S
Westfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This place is just terrific!! The food was so fresh and delicious! My veal milanese was cooked to perfection, and my husband's swordfish was so tender that it melted in my mouth. The chicken fingers from the children's menu were made fresh, not from a box, and the broth on my daughter's cavatelli and broccoli was perfect. I can't say... More 

Thank C S
Union, New Jersey
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605 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I visited this restaurant with 2 friends today . . . . . for the first and last time! I ordered a stuffed chicken breast in a cream sauce which was on the tough side. One friend ordered the "Fresh Fettuccine" special with seafood and found the mussels were not fresh and gritty while the scallops were overcooked. My other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Bloomfield Ave # 644, Verona, NJ 07044-1804
    (On the Corner of Bloomfield Avenue & Grove Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Verona
  • Phone Number: +1 973-239-4416

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