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Bella Verona

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107 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-5217
+1 978-825-9911
Today
16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Peabody, MA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank LovesItalyMA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

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

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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.

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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 19 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

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Thank John A
Yarmouth, Maine
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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Sacramento, CA
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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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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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 

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Thank Ambi M
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our waiter was rather unattentive, but the food was great! We stayed at the Hawthorn, this place was right next door-super convenient. The pasta was homemade, the veggies were fresh-I would go back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?