Bella Napoli

★★★★☆
Best Pizza in Town Just Steps From Time Square!
  • 150 W 49th St

    New York, NY 10019

    Cross street: 6th Ave & 7th Ave

    Map & Directions
  • 212-719-2819

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Authentic, good Italian in the heart of Times Square. Can't beat the price and the food is good.

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Authentic, good Italian in the heart of Times Square. Can't beat the price and the food is good.

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We were staying in Times Square when my friend and I happened upon Bella Napoli. My niece, Bella, had just been born and I thought we should try it. I am so glad we did! The owner, probably the same wonderful gentleman mentioned in another review, was outside and welcomed us in. The ambiance was wonderful and the food melted in our mouths... it felt so authentic! I highly recommend the tortellini.

On my next trip to New York, I brought my whole family. The same gentleman out front with a welcoming and friendly manner, the same great service, and amazing food. Our experience was so great we had our family photo taken with the owner and will come back on every trip to NYC!

Now, if only they delivered to the Midwest... :-)

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★★★★★

We were staying in Times Square when my friend and I happened upon Bella Napoli. My niece, Bella, had just been born and I thought we should try it. I am so glad we did! The owner, probably the same wonderful gentleman mentioned in another review, was outside and welcomed us in. The ambiance was wonderful and the food melted in our mouths... it felt so authentic! I highly recommend the tortellini.

On my next trip to New York, I brought my whole family. The same gentleman out front with a welcoming and friendly manner, the same great service, and amazing food. Our experience was so great we had our family photo taken with the owner and will come back on every trip to NYC!

Now, if only they delivered to the Midwest... :-)

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We were strolling down 49th in search of a restaurant near our hotel. We walked passed a few places and came upon Bella Napoli. The owner, a man in a polo shirt was sitting out front asked us nicely to come in and said he would take care of us. Well, he certainly did.

The place is a simple yet warm restaurant and you immediately know you are in for an authentic Italian experience. The waiters all spoke Italian (and English of course) and so did many of the customers which we thought would bode well.

My wife and daughter found what they wanted on the menu but I didn't. When I asked for a variation on one of the dishes, our waiter Jimmy said they would make anything we wanted, any way we wanted it - no problem! After we ordered they brought us some of the best garlic bread we've ever had, oozing with garlic and oils. It's "If you didn't come here with your wife, you ain't kissing her when you get home" oozing with garlice. Yum..

The food was to die for, service was excellent and we were certainly well taken care of. Best Italian around.

We returned a couple of days later for our last meal before leaving New York. My wife and I had a pizza and our daughter had the gnocchi in cream sauce. Both absolutely to die for.

You definitely gotta check this place out. Grazie Mille to Jimmy and the staff!

The McLeans from Vancouver.

2
★★★★★

We were strolling down 49th in search of a restaurant near our hotel. We walked passed a few places and came upon Bella Napoli. The owner, a man in a polo shirt was sitting out front asked us nicely to come in and said he would take care of us. Well, he certainly did.

The place is a simple yet warm restaurant and you immediately know you are in for an authentic Italian experience. The waiters all spoke Italian (and English of course) and so did many of the customers which we thought would bode well.

My wife and daughter found what they wanted on the menu but I didn't. When I asked for a variation on one of the dishes, our waiter Jimmy said they would make anything we wanted, any way we wanted it - no problem! After we ordered they brought us some of the best garlic bread we've ever had, oozing with garlic and oils. It's "If you didn't come here with your wife, you ain't kissing her when you get home" oozing with garlice. Yum..

The food was to die for, service was excellent and we were certainly well taken care of. Best Italian around.

We returned a couple of days later for our last meal before leaving New York. My wife and I had a pizza and our daughter had the gnocchi in cream sauce. Both absolutely to die for.

You definitely gotta check this place out. Grazie Mille to Jimmy and the staff!

The McLeans from Vancouver.

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After a long day of sightseeing, our group was looking for something quick and safe as well as a clean bathroom. After a false start in a soup and salad place, we found ourselves looking across the street at Bella Napoli. We decided to give it a chance

THANK GOD!!!! This is one of those places that will now be on my itinerary EVERY time I visit any of the 5 boroughs. From the moment that Lomberto, the owner, met us at the door to the last moment when we had to drag ourselves out to finish our sightseeing, we were never disappointed.

We were just going to get a few slices, hit the restroom and quickly move on. But Lomberto interacted with our children and was very engaging with us. He convinced us to get a seat in the back away from the bustle of the street, and it was very sage advice. Instead of slices, Lomberto guided us through ordering a pie and 45 minutes later, we were refreshed, treated like VIP's, and completely satisfied with our meal.

Lomberto and his staff were very helpful and engaging. Erwin was a fantastic server, and the other servers were accessible as well. The food was exquisite and above expectations.

My good friend owns 5 pizzas shops in the Midwest that have been in his Italian family for 55 years, so I understand the different styles and ways to make pizza. If you are not sure how NY / Italian pizza is made, ask Lomberto or the staff to explain, so you understand what you are getting. They are happy to explain.

I know that I am a high-maintenance customer, as I know what I like. This is not domino's cardboard pizza for $5, and its not deep-dish pizza. But Lomberto and his staff were patient through my various requests and could not have been better. If I lived in the New York area, I would make this a regular stop for my group.

If there are negative reviews, it must have been either a very rare off-day, or the people writing the review have competing pizza shops. When a 12-yo boy in our group pressed Lomberto on how his was better than other pizza places, he politely informed the boy that in life you should never tear down others but only lift up yourself.

In the end, I would go out of my way the next time to ensure we visit Lomberto and Bella Napoli, and thank goodness we stumbled into their restaurant on 49th street.

2
★★★★★

After a long day of sightseeing, our group was looking for something quick and safe as well as a clean bathroom. After a false start in a soup and salad place, we found ourselves looking across the street at Bella Napoli. We decided to give it a chance

THANK GOD!!!! This is one of those places that will now be on my itinerary EVERY time I visit any of the 5 boroughs. From the moment that Lomberto, the owner, met us at the door to the last moment when we had to drag ourselves out to finish our sightseeing, we were never disappointed.

We were just going to get a few slices, hit the restroom and quickly move on. But Lomberto interacted with our children and was very engaging with us. He convinced us to get a seat in the back away from the bustle of the street, and it was very sage advice. Instead of slices, Lomberto guided us through ordering a pie and 45 minutes later, we were refreshed, treated like VIP's, and completely satisfied with our meal.

Lomberto and his staff were very helpful and engaging. Erwin was a fantastic server, and the other servers were accessible as well. The food was exquisite and above expectations.

My good friend owns 5 pizzas shops in the Midwest that have been in his Italian family for 55 years, so I understand the different styles and ways to make pizza. If you are not sure how NY / Italian pizza is made, ask Lomberto or the staff to explain, so you understand what you are getting. They are happy to explain.

I know that I am a high-maintenance customer, as I know what I like. This is not domino's cardboard pizza for $5, and its not deep-dish pizza. But Lomberto and his staff were patient through my various requests and could not have been better. If I lived in the New York area, I would make this a regular stop for my group.

If there are negative reviews, it must have been either a very rare off-day, or the people writing the review have competing pizza shops. When a 12-yo boy in our group pressed Lomberto on how his was better than other pizza places, he politely informed the boy that in life you should never tear down others but only lift up yourself.

In the end, I would go out of my way the next time to ensure we visit Lomberto and Bella Napoli, and thank goodness we stumbled into their restaurant on 49th street.

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We just happened upon Bella Napoli as we explored Manhattan. First time was for a quick slice of NYC pizza and we were not disappointed. We dropped by just before leaving town and ordered from the menu. Also superb. We met Mr. Dominic and he was extremely nice and made us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend Bella Napoli to visitors and locals alike.

2
★★★★☆

We just happened upon Bella Napoli as we explored Manhattan. First time was for a quick slice of NYC pizza and we were not disappointed. We dropped by just before leaving town and ordered from the menu. Also superb. We met Mr. Dominic and he was extremely nice and made us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend Bella Napoli to visitors and locals alike.

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Excellent experience, although a bit pricey. The owner was very personable and gave suggestions on all that we asked... places to see, transportation issues, and most importantly, the great food! We had talapia (off the menu!) and veal as well as gnocchi. All well prepared with wine appropriately paired. Over $100.00 for three people. Maybe not unreasonable for NY...

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★★★★☆

Excellent experience, although a bit pricey. The owner was very personable and gave suggestions on all that we asked... places to see, transportation issues, and most importantly, the great food! We had talapia (off the menu!) and veal as well as gnocchi. All well prepared with wine appropriately paired. Over $100.00 for three people. Maybe not unreasonable for NY...

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After walking for blocks with my daughter starving and only finding super expensive and long wait restaurants, what a delight it was to stumble upon Bella Napoli. Although you wouldn't think so from the looks of it, the place sat us right away (at around 8:30 pm on a Thursday night), the ambiance was great with a guy playing Italian music on the keyboard, the food was delicious and affordable, and it was exactly what we were looking for!
It goes to show that even in New York, you can have a great meal without being the fanciest place on earth.
Way to go Bella Napoli!

2
★★★★☆

After walking for blocks with my daughter starving and only finding super expensive and long wait restaurants, what a delight it was to stumble upon Bella Napoli. Although you wouldn't think so from the looks of it, the place sat us right away (at around 8:30 pm on a Thursday night), the ambiance was great with a guy playing Italian music on the keyboard, the food was delicious and affordable, and it was exactly what we were looking for!
It goes to show that even in New York, you can have a great meal without being the fanciest place on earth.
Way to go Bella Napoli!

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Midtown is a wasteland so thank goodness there is Napoli's pizza.

2
★★★★☆

Midtown is a wasteland so thank goodness there is Napoli's pizza.

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Our family was just wondering around the city and came across this great little jewel. Great pizza and what a fun time with the staff - Mario was the best - playing and joking with our 3 year old son. We had a blast and wish we could order some takeout to Cali!

Next time we are in the city we will be visiting again.

2
★★★★★

Our family was just wondering around the city and came across this great little jewel. Great pizza and what a fun time with the staff - Mario was the best - playing and joking with our 3 year old son. We had a blast and wish we could order some takeout to Cali!

Next time we are in the city we will be visiting again.

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While visiting New York on vacation for New Year's, my girlfriend and I went twice to Bella Napoli. It was recommended to us by a tour guide. We were incredibly impressed. Mario, who is the owner and chef, is one amazing cook. The food was spectacular! The prices were very reasonable, and cheaper than elsewhere (given that the area can be pricey). The staff is very friendly, and the service is great. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to friends and family...and would frequent it upon my return trip back to New York.

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★★★★★

While visiting New York on vacation for New Year's, my girlfriend and I went twice to Bella Napoli. It was recommended to us by a tour guide. We were incredibly impressed. Mario, who is the owner and chef, is one amazing cook. The food was spectacular! The prices were very reasonable, and cheaper than elsewhere (given that the area can be pricey). The staff is very friendly, and the service is great. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to friends and family...and would frequent it upon my return trip back to New York.

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Found this place driving by it on a tour bus and noticed the host outside talking to some folks. He looked very happy. So, we tried it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. We had Caesar salad, garlic bread, Chicken Parmesan, Pasta Primavera, Pizza, and a dish I forgot the name of with marinara sauce with green olives and anchovies over pasta. It was all great. The host met us at the door, visited with us and walked us to our table. He also checked on us during the meal. Entrees in the $9-16 range, very reasonable considering it is so close to Rockefeller Plaza. Will definitely go back the next time I'm in NY.

2
★★★★☆

Found this place driving by it on a tour bus and noticed the host outside talking to some folks. He looked very happy. So, we tried it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. We had Caesar salad, garlic bread, Chicken Parmesan, Pasta Primavera, Pizza, and a dish I forgot the name of with marinara sauce with green olives and anchovies over pasta. It was all great. The host met us at the door, visited with us and walked us to our table. He also checked on us during the meal. Entrees in the $9-16 range, very reasonable considering it is so close to Rockefeller Plaza. Will definitely go back the next time I'm in NY.

Pros: Great food, very nice staff, reasonably priced

Cons: Hard to find

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Food great- We make sure we stop every time we come for a day bus-trip visit to NYC. On 49th, so a perfect place to stop for dinner and a glass of wine before taking bus back home. Varied menu and everything we tried has been delicious. Prices very reasonable. It is a "must" finish to our shopping trips, and we have never been disappointed.

2
★★★★☆

Food great- We make sure we stop every time we come for a day bus-trip visit to NYC. On 49th, so a perfect place to stop for dinner and a glass of wine before taking bus back home. Varied menu and everything we tried has been delicious. Prices very reasonable. It is a "must" finish to our shopping trips, and we have never been disappointed.

Pros: Great pasta, good menu

Cons: a little run-down

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I'm glad I didn't go by any of the negative reviews on this site or we may not have stopped in.

All I know is that we arrived late in New York City, starving from long flight delays and this place was right down the block from our hotel.

Even late at night the place was busy and the food was FRESH and YUMMY! The fact it was busy while there were plenty of other places around still open, speaks for itself.

This is not my first time in New York, so I knew what to expect. To the rest of my family though, it was their first New York experience and they were not disappionted. Even though the place is a little run down we did returned once more before leaving town.

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★★★★★

I'm glad I didn't go by any of the negative reviews on this site or we may not have stopped in.

All I know is that we arrived late in New York City, starving from long flight delays and this place was right down the block from our hotel.

Even late at night the place was busy and the food was FRESH and YUMMY! The fact it was busy while there were plenty of other places around still open, speaks for itself.

This is not my first time in New York, so I knew what to expect. To the rest of my family though, it was their first New York experience and they were not disappionted. Even though the place is a little run down we did returned once more before leaving town.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: a little run down

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While working in Midtown, my friends and I would go here for a quick lunch every once in a while. The first time we went, we had a very long wait, and learned from another patron that if you wanted to be seated quickly, you had to get to the restaurant by 11:45am. The choices for food were pretty good - they have a lunch special where you pick your pasta, you pick your sauce, and you pay one price. Sometimes we'd split a salad or an appetizer, but regardless, the food was always good.

I am still hunting in the Tampa area for a similar restaurant, and hope that one opens soon. If not, then I'm going to have to fly back up to satisfy my craving!

2
★★★★★

While working in Midtown, my friends and I would go here for a quick lunch every once in a while. The first time we went, we had a very long wait, and learned from another patron that if you wanted to be seated quickly, you had to get to the restaurant by 11:45am. The choices for food were pretty good - they have a lunch special where you pick your pasta, you pick your sauce, and you pay one price. Sometimes we'd split a salad or an appetizer, but regardless, the food was always good.

I am still hunting in the Tampa area for a similar restaurant, and hope that one opens soon. If not, then I'm going to have to fly back up to satisfy my craving!

Pros: menu choices

Cons: wait staff can be a bit "colorful"

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I have to say that although the food is usually quite good . . most of the staff is very unfriendly and sarcastic. I think it's a family run business, so that might explain it. I work down the block so it's convenient. Went today and wanted a chicken dish ($6). The guy behind the counter places one very tiny chicken cutlet in a big alumunum pan for me. That's it! No sauce (it had mushrooms and sauce on the tray), so I had to ask for that! Then knew I would be hungry after just one little cutlet and decided to get the chicken/pasta combo instead for $8. Although that's not a lot of money, they certainly don't give you your money's worth. He made sure to give just a tiny amount of the pasta and broccoli I asked for. I'll make sure I just stick witht the pizza next time, although it will probably cost $5 a slice.

Also have had the eggplant parm before and the sauce had a bitter taste as if it were going bad.

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★★★☆☆

I have to say that although the food is usually quite good . . most of the staff is very unfriendly and sarcastic. I think it's a family run business, so that might explain it. I work down the block so it's convenient. Went today and wanted a chicken dish ($6). The guy behind the counter places one very tiny chicken cutlet in a big alumunum pan for me. That's it! No sauce (it had mushrooms and sauce on the tray), so I had to ask for that! Then knew I would be hungry after just one little cutlet and decided to get the chicken/pasta combo instead for $8. Although that's not a lot of money, they certainly don't give you your money's worth. He made sure to give just a tiny amount of the pasta and broccoli I asked for. I'll make sure I just stick witht the pizza next time, although it will probably cost $5 a slice.

Also have had the eggplant parm before and the sauce had a bitter taste as if it were going bad.

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PIZZA WAS TERIBLE AND THE GUY BEHIND THE COUNTER WAS SARCASTIC AND RUDE! OWNER NEEDS TO TEACH HIS STAFF MANNERS!

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PIZZA WAS TERIBLE AND THE GUY BEHIND THE COUNTER WAS SARCASTIC AND RUDE! OWNER NEEDS TO TEACH HIS STAFF MANNERS!

Pros: EASY TO WALK FROM JOB

Cons: TERRIBLE FOOD

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Went there during lunch hour on Monday, so I guess that was my mistake. I guess not being from NY and not knowing how to order pizza was my downfall. The guy working behind the counter basically made me look like an idiot for not memorizing the slices of pizza. Being a tourist, I guess I should study up on pizza ordering in NY. Anyway, as for the pizza, it was good, but not great. We have a pepperoni slice, a cheese slice, and a ham and cheese calzone. Not bad, but not great. I guess it's okay for all the people who work close over there, but I wouldn't be making a trip just to get their pizza.

1
★★★☆☆

Went there during lunch hour on Monday, so I guess that was my mistake. I guess not being from NY and not knowing how to order pizza was my downfall. The guy working behind the counter basically made me look like an idiot for not memorizing the slices of pizza. Being a tourist, I guess I should study up on pizza ordering in NY. Anyway, as for the pizza, it was good, but not great. We have a pepperoni slice, a cheese slice, and a ham and cheese calzone. Not bad, but not great. I guess it's okay for all the people who work close over there, but I wouldn't be making a trip just to get their pizza.

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This is a great place for a lunchtime slice as evidenced by lines out of the door but service is fast. Far superior pizza to other establishment in the neighborhood.

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★★★★★

This is a great place for a lunchtime slice as evidenced by lines out of the door but service is fast. Far superior pizza to other establishment in the neighborhood.

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Undercooked pizza and very uninspired pasta with tomato sauce (i.e. some store-bought ones are tastier) combined with, at times, slow service didn't make for a good dining experience. Would not go there again.

1
★★☆☆☆

Undercooked pizza and very uninspired pasta with tomato sauce (i.e. some store-bought ones are tastier) combined with, at times, slow service didn't make for a good dining experience. Would not go there again.

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The food wasn't as great as I'd expected. I had a few slices of cheese pizza. There's definitely better places to go in New York than this, but the value was pretty good and it was quick.

2
★★★★☆

The food wasn't as great as I'd expected. I had a few slices of cheese pizza. There's definitely better places to go in New York than this, but the value was pretty good and it was quick.

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My eggplant parmigana was very good and the past was very fresh. My firends lemon sole smelled and tasted funny. the garlic knots were a little well done, and there was no butter on the bread. I was hoping that we would actully get plastic cups, but we were served in paper cups and straws. Nice for a quick bite, stick witht he pasta!

2
★★★★☆

My eggplant parmigana was very good and the past was very fresh. My firends lemon sole smelled and tasted funny. the garlic knots were a little well done, and there was no butter on the bread. I was hoping that we would actully get plastic cups, but we were served in paper cups and straws. Nice for a quick bite, stick witht he pasta!

Pros: good pasta, quick service

Cons: paper everything, no fish please

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We had dinner here on Dec. 27. We were seated promptly and treated very well by the staff. The food was excellent and a great value. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

We had dinner here on Dec. 27. We were seated promptly and treated very well by the staff. The food was excellent and a great value. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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what a wonderful meal and service couldn't be beat. We took our children and their families for dinner in the city and wanted to keep it reasonable,couldn't ask for more, the food was great and plenty of it. We will deffinity go back.
We all left with a smile on our face and our bellies full.

2
★★★★★

what a wonderful meal and service couldn't be beat. We took our children and their families for dinner in the city and wanted to keep it reasonable,couldn't ask for more, the food was great and plenty of it. We will deffinity go back.
We all left with a smile on our face and our bellies full.

Pros: inexpensive, quantity, service

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The food and location were superb. I ate before I took in a show. I enjoyed the delicious chicken parmigiana and my kids had individual pizzas. The service was great and the waiter was very friendly. I would definetely come again.

2
★★★★★

The food and location were superb. I ate before I took in a show. I enjoyed the delicious chicken parmigiana and my kids had individual pizzas. The service was great and the waiter was very friendly. I would definetely come again.

Pros: inexpensive, good service, close to theaters

 

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