***** (5 stars)
Bella Italia is definitely a level above what you’d expect in a strip mall location. The decor, food and service are all top notch.
We started with the Clams Casino, a generous portion with a delicious lemon and garlic broth.
Fettucine Alfredo was equally generous, nigh on to huge. It needed a bit of salt to bring out the flavor, but had plenty of butter, cream and cheese.
Eggplant Rollatini was a nice improvement on Eggplant Parmigiana, with grilled rather than breaded eggplant, stuffed with four kinds of cheese, baked in marinara sauce, and topped with melted mozzarella. It was delicious. The accompanying spaghetti was fine, but not needed.
All of these dishes were less than $9 at lunch, a great deal. Lunch also came with a basket of fresh bread and an excellent pesto/olive oil mixture for dipping.
Service was friendly and attentive.
Bella Italia Ristorante
13848 Tilden Rd
Winter Garden, FL 34787