Our Story

Since, I was young. I grew up on two things: family, and delicious Italian food. Some of my favorite memories are from Sunday afternoon gatherings at my grandmother’s house where all of my cousins, aunts, and uncles got together for family dinner. Her and my grandfather taught me everything they knew about crafting impeccable Italian meals and I have never forgotten. It was their recipes, precise methods, and love of food that shaped my desire to open a casual family friendly Italian restaurant.


"I grew up on two things:

family, & delicious Italian food."

Since we opened our doors in 1998, Bella Cucina has always prided ourselves in taking these old world family recipes and giving them a touch of modern flair to create delicious, authentic Italian dishes to serve you. Located in the heart of Central New York, Bella Cucina offers casual dining with exceptional service in a family friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

Our signature homemade Italian dishes paired with a beverage from our bar are sure to please anyone that grew up here in the Utica area. With savory dishes like Chicken Romano or Lupino Greens, we put our own twist on the food that the people of Utica love using the freshest Italian ingredients compel you to forget you’re in a restaurant in New Hartford, NY at all...actually if you close your eyes you might swear you were in an Italian villa in the middle of Tuscany. Bella Cucina is the perfect blend of exceptional atmosphere and amazing homemade authentic Italian cuisine. Buon Appetito!


"We put our own twist on the food that the people of Utica Love"

4479 Commercial Drive, New Hartford NY 13413

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(315) 736-4885

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