Italian cuisine is often served "family style"—off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners' heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine
- $40 for $80 worth of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine for four or more. This option only valid with the purchase of four or more entrees.
Chef Weisflog crafts a seasonal menu that has featured entrees such as capellini d’ pomodoro with shrimp ($18), and the chicken and scallops Portuguese in a sherry cream sauce ($19). Current appetizers include roasted garlic with red peppers, chevre goat cheese, and focaccia bread ($10).
Much like some of the dishes its chefs create, Bella Monte is a combination of eclectic ingredients. Tables draped in striped cloths gather around artificial Roman ruins, under Asian-style parasols, and around an upside-down Christmas tree—hung from the ceiling, in the European tradition. The 7,000-square-foot indoor market’s varied decor hints at the restaurant, grocery, and delicatessen found within. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Erika Weisflog oversees a seasonally changing menu and designs dishes with ingredients from local producers and Italian importers. Her culinary team draws primarily from Italian and Mediterranean cuisine as they craft classic dishes such as seafood risotto, chicken roulade, veal saltimboca, and bella meatloaf.
Wednesday through Saturday nights, performer Charlie Wiseman plays and cavorts around the 9-foot grand piano during a cabaret-style show that’s filled with music, theater, and comedy. In the marketplace, shelves teem with home decor, international imports from France, Italy, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Japan, as well as goods from small organic producers in the United States. The collection includes rows of international wines, exotic olive oils, international cookware, and gift baskets. At Gourmet to Go, the on-site delicatessen, staff members serve fresh-baked Italian-style bread, artisanal cheeses, imported and housemade meats, and specialty foods such as gourmet butters, marinated artichokes, and dried fruits.
What some people are buzzing about:
“They don't post their wine by the glass and the server does not instruct as to the price. We ordered 3 glasses and would have been better served by ordering a bottle.”
“Some of the tables are to small for five people..could use larger ones..”
“I had fun browsing the gift shop as well, they have lovely things.”
1202 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451