Fans of authentic Italian-American food can indulge their cravings for pizza and pasta at Bella Mia in Kaimuki. A recent addition to the Kaimuki dining scene, Bella Mia offers New York-style Italian food at affordable prices.
The menu is basic, but offers a reasonable assortment with all menu items under $20. The portions are generous and the food is hearty and delicious. The chef/owner makes all his own sauces and the dough for both the pizzas and the bread that is brought to the table when you sit down, along with a wonderful, slightly smoky, marinara sauce dip.
While many Italian restaurants these days tout their northern Italian inspired dishes, Bella Mia is unapologetically Italian American. These are the dishes created by the Italian immigrants who arrived in New York in the early twentieth century. Pasta is served with rich tomato-based sauces and the pizza is thin crust and baked until crispy.
Bella Mia's serves both lunch and dinner and the menu features standard appetizers, soup, salads, side dishes and pastas of various types. For lunch there are delicious Subs such as Chicken, Meat Ball, Eggplant or Sausage Parmigiana, all made on the chef's homemade bread.Or try a Philly Steak Sandwich or a great Italian Combo Sub. Hearty eaters can choose the very filling Stromboli, Calzone or Chicken, Sausage or Pepperoni Roll.
The dinner menu offers all of lunch items plus the authentic Brooklyn-style Chicken alla Parmesana, Marsala or Piccata, Shrimp, Veal or Eggplant Parmesan, Fettuccini Alfredo with chicken or shrimp and Linguine Clam with your choice of white or red sauce. There are also baked pasta dishes and that incredible thin crust pizza available with lots of toppings. And if you still have some room, be sure to order either the cheesecake or Tiramisu, which are both homemade and delicious.
The ambiance is relaxed and friendly, with red and white checkered table cloths and friendly wait staff .Bella Mia does not serve liquor, so you can bring a bottle of your favorite vino and there is no corkage fee. There is ample parking in the municipal lot located adjacent to the restaurant.
Bella Mia 1137 11th Avenue, Kaimuki - 808-737-1937