Jun 10, 2024 - News

Monday Munchies: New restaurant brings Italian dishes to Bella Vista

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The ricotta meatballs. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

👋 Alex here. Bella Vista's modest restaurant scene just got a little less modest.

🇮🇹 State of play: Bella's Table, an Italian restaurant, is the first installment of the Table restaurants in Bella Vista. Carl and Lindie Garrett also own six other restaurants in Bentonville and Rogers, including Table Mesa, Tavola Trattoria and Table at Hickory Inn.

  • It's a welcome addition to this pasta-loving Bella Vista resident. I'll note there wasn't a single Italian restaurant in the city at the time when Bella's Table came along.

The vibe: Set inside a strip mall where Duffer's breakfast-and-lunch restaurant used to be, it's a modern, quality spot that's unpretentious. I went for an after-work, comforting, impromptu Tuesday dinner but will definitely be back on a date night.

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The Pappardelle. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Must try: The ricotta meatballs appetizer. While $15 is a bit splurgy for three meatballs, keep in mind they're made partly with Wagyu beef, along with pork.

  • They come smothered in velouté sauce. 🤤

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