The address is 2602 Brandt School Road, but for locals, the easiest way to describe how to find it is “go the strip mall with the Eat N’ Park across from Soergel Orchards. Bella Frutteto is at the opposite end of Eat N’ Park, and, no offense to Eat N’ Park, at the opposite end of cuisine.
We started with an appetizer, Bella Blue Bruschetta. Fresh Roma tomatoes, basil, red onions, red and yellow peppers, and healthy heapin’ of gorgonzola cheese in garlic vinaigrette. We spread the delicious mixture over lightly toasted slices of a French baguette and it was perfect.
When it comes to Italian food, my bride is a traditionalist so she ordered the lasagna. It was four layers thick and featured a mixture of ground beef and Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese (of course), garlic béchamel and marinara. She loved it, but could not finish the generous portion. We brought it home only to have it inhaled by our 18 year old son in a matter of minutes.
I like to see what’s on the chef’s mind, so I go for the specials. I was torn between the lobster pasta and the chipotle glazed halibut. I went with the lobster pasta and was not disappointed. Linguini tossed in a light cream sauce with asparagus, scallions, and a healthy portion of lobster and goat cheese. Perfect summer dish!
Bella Frutteto’s describes its menu as an extensive combination of Italian and American favorites, with a twist and I couldn’t agree more.
We dined outside, on a perfect night, as the sun set over the apple orchards (and interstate highway,) but the noise from the roads was hardly noticeable. The inside of the restaurant is just as attractive and the service was perfect.
My bride and I are already planning a return trip.
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