Written by: Jacqui Mcmenamin
When I arrived at Cucina Bella, I felt as if I was in an Italian cafe straight from Tuscany. The ambiance is intimate, with beautiful Italian music playing in the background. Depending on where you’re seated, you can peer into the kitchen and see where the pizzas are made in their state of the art wood-fired oven. The service at Cucina Bella was excellent, and the staff was very attentive- it’s also BYOB, so if you’re interested in bringing a bottle of your favorite Cabernet or Pinot, expect a small corkage fee. The food is fairly priced, and depending on what you’re in the mood for that evening, they have a great selection of menu items.
I had the pleasure to dine with Carmen Pirain and his family this evening. We started out with a delicious Della casa salad that featured a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. For the main course, we had a wood fired oven margarita pizza with pepperoni, (you’re probably saying it’s just a pepperoni pizza, right? Wrong!), until you have had a wood fired oven pizza there is nothing quite like it. The pizza has an outstanding crust and the remainder of the pie is so light, that you don’t realize how many pieces you are actually consuming. I left completely full and will be back soon!
If you haven’t tried Cucina Bella over in Bridgeville, you definitely need to put it on your restaurant list. It’s perfect for families, date night, meetings and they also have a new event room downstairs.
Check it out:
1200 Pennsylvania Ave
Bridgeville, PA 15017