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Bellanina Italian Restaurant

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6218 6TH Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-2020
+1 253-564-7994
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We've just moved to Tacoma and went here because it was close by and neighbors said it was very good. Don't let the building exterior discourage you from going (it's kind of run-down and is behind a vape shop)! Inside the restaurant is small and cozy with nice high-backed booths. The menu has a good selection of items to choose... More 

Thank Nancy S
Lakewood, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Best eggplant parm! Not soggy, perfectly paired with the al-dente pasta, with marinara. Love their dinner salad too! They had a killer clam chowder...not sure what happened there... Kinda retro...Try it!

1 Thank Anne M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

My daughter's significant other hosted a surprise party for her last night. Sure, the surroundings are dated, but the professional waitstaff and delicious food more than make up for it. Had never been here before but intend to make it a more regular event. Thanks for delivering on authentic Italian food at reasonable prices and great service!

1 Thank singlestep74
Tacoma, Washington
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

It has been awhile since I have visited Bellanina's. I was hoping to have one of my favorite soups, but it is not on the menu anymore: ( The Gorgonzola salad dressing is very delicious, and the lasagna is tasty. I do recommend the cannelloni ala sarantina:)

1 Thank Teri R
Costa Mesa, Ca
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

My husband and I found this place off Trip Advisor as we were driving through Tacoma. When we pulled up to Bellanina's, I was a bit hesitant as there was graffiti all over the side of the building and the outside looked rather rundown. But reading other reviews stating the same thing, we still gave it a shot. Once inside,... More 

2 Thank Becky K
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

What a marvelous find in a hidden part of Tacoma! NOTE TO TRIP ADVISOR: PLEASE CORRECT THE RESTAURANT'S LISTING. THE NAME OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IS BELLA NINA'S RISTORANTE ITALIANA. Do not be deterred by the plain exterior. As with the human being, the love and pleasure are on the inside. Trappings are pleasant; kitchen is superb. We were bowled over... More 

Thank Goin S
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I wrote a review of this Restaurant, but I messed it up by using the search and the wrong restaurant was posted. This little gem is the best Italian food I have ever had. I went back with my brother a week later. We both have agreed this is the BEST ITALIAN FOOD in Tacoma. Service is excellent. they have... More 

1 Thank davidbevis
Tacoma, Washington
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

Great for a casual date night, a family dinner or even a large gathering. The food is amazing, I've never had anything I didn't like, but anything with creamy pesto is my favorite. This place isn't fancy, but it's clean and comfortable. Don't be afraid of how it looks from the street. Order a bottle of the house Chianti and... More 

2 Thank PNWlove21
Lakewood, Washington
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

The building exterior is extremely unattractive. Large lighted sign outside says "Checks Cashed". The entry is hard to find -- in the back of the building next to a lot of junk. We waited at the hostess station for a few minutes before we saw anyone. Hostess was not welcoming and, although the place was close to empty (two tables... More 

Thank James P
Tacoma, Washington
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is a standard retreat for our family when we want a variety and choice of Italian food that we don't cook at home. This restaurant serves classic dishes with family recipes. The portions are large, the service is excellent after you are seated, and the décor is straight out of the 1950's - not retro, but actual, tired plastic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6218 6TH Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-564-7994

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?