After reading the other reviews, I was a bit confused. The place I ate at last night for my birthday was awesome! There was no music, just quiet conversation and the decor is muted and tasteful. The light was perfectly dim to set a quiet ambiance. The owner seemed kind of harried but our server Kelley was genuine and delightful. The menu is straight forward Italian ranging from vegetarian dishes to pasta to fish and beef. I had stuffed shrimp and they were great and a generous portion; the vegetables and potatoes served alongside were tender and tasty. My Mom had scallops that were like delicious pillows made of seafood! Our drinks were amazing, we both had cosmos that were the perfect balance of vodka and fruit juices. Maybe too strong for some but perfect for us! I would totally go back and I'm glad the location isn't empty as so many places in Waterbury are.
What a little &quot;gem&quot; in Waterbury! From the cosmopolitan decor to the really wonderful food and wine we found a real treat in Casa Bella. First of all their menu is full of traditional favorites. But the surprises just keep coming...quality reigns here from the seafood stuffing with real chunks of shrimp and scallops in a buttery light breading to the twist on tender calamari ordered with Gorgonzola and peppers...wow! Homemade ravioli and the red pasta sauce is like Sunday at Grandma's. And the wines! This list has the majority of bottles under $30!!! And they are excellent. We weren't rushed and just had a wonderful time...even the coffee was excellent. We can't wait to see what happens when this place really gets it's legs...then again, I imagine there will be a wait to get in! Bravo Casa Bella!
My husband and I went for lunch the other day. I have to say it was quite tasty. The sausage and broccoli rabe was fantastic! My husband has never been a fan, but he ate a nice size plate, which he thought was very good. They also put a piece of crusty garlic bread under the broc. rabe which was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! I had the mushroom and swiss burger which was VERY juicy. My husband had the ravioli's which were also very good (a little too much basil in the sauce, I thought, but very good). But overall really good food! The ambiance is nice and cozy. Also, it was very clean (which I appreciate)We would really love to go again for dinner. Reasonably priced (we also used our restaurant.com gift certificate) All in all, good eats and a nice lunch outing with my husband! :)