Casa Bella

Worth a detour

Casa Bella means beautiful house, which this charming in-town restaurant is. Its several cozy dining rooms and outdoor tables are a homespun setting with ambience that is casual but not the least bit sloppy.

The menu is a roster of Italian classics: pastas of every shape; veal Francese, Parmagian, piccata or saltimbocca; shrimp scampi and occasional shrimp puttanesca; and always a fish of the day available grilled, blackened, Francese, or Mediterranean. It’s all good, prepared with expertise and top-notch ingredients. One inconspicuous highlight of the menu is listed simply as “grilled chicken breast.” In fact, it is wonderful Italian comfort food, marinated in rosemary, olive oil, and garlic: easy to slice and a pleasure to savor.

All dinners begin with a length of crusty bread accompanied by a bowl full of roasted-tender garlic cloves lolling in olive oil. It’s a simple dish, rather elegant to look at and virtually lascivious to eat.

There’s a modest wine list and a full bar that offers standard cocktails as well as such specialties as a peach Bellini and a limoncello margarita.

What to Eat
Casa Bella, Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi on a bed of linguini
Casa Bella, Stuffed Shrimp
Stuffed Shrimp
Crabmeat-stuffed shrimp atop creamy risotto
Casa Bella, Garlic & Bread
Garlic & Bread
Dinner begins with roasted garlic and a length of crusty bread
Casa Bella, Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad
Small Caesar salad is an appetizer option.
Casa Bella, House Salad
House Salad
House salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Casa Bella, Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms
Appetizer: button mushrooms stuffed with sausage, topped with cheese
Casa Bella, Tiramisu
Chocolaty tiramisu
Directions and Hours
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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