A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Italian cuisine at Bella Pasta.
Seasoned chefs at Bella Pasta coax authentic Northern and Southern Italian cuisine out of fresh, high-quality ingredients during lunch and dinner. A mountainous rib-eye grigliata marinates in a five-spice house blend before tempting taste buds with gnocchi gorgonzola and grill marks arranged to spell "Hungry?" ($28.95). A light tomato cream sauce blankets fresh salmon in the linguine salmone ($19.95), and a combination of prawns and chicken breast sing a flavorful duet backed up by oyster mushrooms and basil ($23.95). Show off spinning skills by twirling forkfuls of spaghetti della Mamma out of homemade meatballs and meat sauce ($17.95) while simultaneously whirling a glass of red wine and turning down the thermostat. Lighter lunch options curb hunger with hot and cold sandwiches, such as homemade focaccia layered with tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella ($9.25) or smaller portions of pasta customized into a perfect meal with soup or salad and a formal lasagna-noodle cummerbund ($10.50–$12.95).
Black and white cloths blanket Bella Pasta's tables in a colorful dining room bordered by striped walls and artwork translated into Italian captions instead of Italian dubbing. Fountains score a bubbling soundtrack to meals on the shaded patio outfitted with stone columns and propane heaters for chilly months.
In Bella Pasta's dining room, tables under black tablecloths support the weight of hearty Italian pastas and handcrafted dishes. Glasses of wine and imported beers clink over plates beneath striped golden walls checkered with Italian paintings and accented with soft burgundy curtains. The leafy patio contains tabletops warmed by heat lamps and a soundtrack of soft Italian music and the trickle of fountains. A lengthy table stretches across an intimate banquet room, where chefs can serve multicourse Italian feasts for private meetings or reenactments of famous document-drafting sessions.
7033 N Cedar Ave.
Fresno, California 93720