From Our Editors
The menu has pasta, chicken, veal, and seafood entrees made from fresh ingredients with homemade sauces. Traditional pastas, such as three-cheese meat lasagna ($12), spaghetti and meatballs ($9), and chicken penne alfredo ($13), are ascents to celestial peaks of skillfully cooked and superbly seasoned tomato, noodle, and cheese mountains. Try veal, mushrooms, onions, and a hint of tomato in a Marsala wine reduction ($18), and add a house salad and two garlic knots for $2.50. Specialty dishes include salmon piccata (pan-seared, sautéed in a lemon wine sauce, topped with capers, and served on a bed of spinach, $15) and seafood pescatore (shrimp, mussels, calamari, and fresh clams sautéed in either marinara or fra diavolo sauce on top of linguine, $19). Bellisimo also serves New York–style pizza ($10.75 for a medium cheese) and hot/cold sub sandwiches ($7 for a meatball parmigiana sub, up to $9.25 for a veal parm or Philly cheesesteak).