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Bella Donna's Italian Eatery ★★★★

1023 W. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 | 352-505-0101 | Facebook

Cuisine: Italian | Price: $$

Hours: Monday through Thursday 12 p.m. - 12 a.m., Friday 12 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. Saturday

Must try: NY style pizza by the slice ($1.75) and Bella's buffalo chicken pizza (slice $2.25)

About: Bella Donna's opened in 2012 and serves fresh Italian food fast. The recipes used in the restaurant come from the owner's family in Cleto, Italy. The restaurant owner, Joe F., learned to cook from his mother, Donna, whom the restaurant is named after.

Review: I will start this review off by saying I love Satchel's Pizza. The reason I am saying that is because even Satchel's Facebook page suggested that its customers try Bella Donna's by saying "great pizza slices! i was impressed. so crispy."

Bella Donna's has delicious pizza and hot subs that are affordable and ready quickly. The interior is below average, making this my go-to place for take-out.

Bella Donna's antipasta.
Bella Donna's antipasta. Photo credit: Bella Donna's.
Bella Donna's meat lovers' pie.
Bella Donna's meat lovers' pie. Photo credit: Bella Donna's.

Bella Donna's Ratings

Food

★★★★

Service

★★★★

Atmosphere

★★

Bang For Your Buck

★★★★

*Ratings disclaimer

Bella Donna's Features

Best for: Take-out

Breakfast: No

Lunch: Yes

Dinner: Yes

Reservations: No

Waiter service: No

Accepts credit cards: Yes

Parking: Street

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: None

Kid friendly: Yes

Vegetarian friendly: Yes

Good for big group: No

Romantic: No

Delivery: No

Take-out: Yes

TVs: Yes

Live music: No

Outdoor dining: Yes

Private/party space: No

Wi-Fi: No

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