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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
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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205 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business lunch here and it was very good. I started with their soup of the day, a wonderful lobster bisque with great chunks of lobster in it followed by their Romo Greco Salad with grilled salmon on top. My dining partner had the Caesar salad with grilled salmon. All was delicious.

Thank Tyler L
Norfolk, Virginia
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a grand time celebrating a family birthday. Fifteen people along with four children. Service was wonderful and the food is always the best. La Bella in Ghent really knows how to handle small and large groups.

Thank ConstantTraveler28
Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I married into a NY Italian family and have had some of the best Italian food over the years. Homemade pasta was a a Sunday occasion. Fast forward many years! When I need an Italian lunch or dinner I just go to La Bella. I have tasted many items on the menu and have a few favorites and it is... More 

Thank Susan G
Norfolk, Virginia
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious! I have never been disappointed. Enjoyed one of the specials. Chicken lightly grilled with fresh tomato sauce. Lemon cake for dessert. Yum!

Thank ConstantTraveler28
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

Thank RalphTaylor
Norfolk, Virginia
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 

Thank David P
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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.

Thank HamptonHog
Norfolk, Virginia
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289 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Beyondthebull
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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276 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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!

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Norfolk, VA
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

Thank ootsman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?