Untitled by Brian Leach
This restaurant has REALLY gone downhill over the last few years. Its either that or my expectations have drastically increased.
The wonderful old house where this eatery is located has fallen into disrepair. The floors are creaky, so creaky in fact that whenever a waiter walks by it feels as if an earthquake has just passed – and, no, I’m not exaggerating.
There are still some very nice pieces of furniture in the place – particularly and old buffet that my wife and I particularly love.
As for the food…its really not better that what you can get at Olive Garden. Of course the food costs more than Olive Garden… Now the Italian chain is one of my favorites but Bella Italia had a reputation as Fort Smith’s `best` – on par with its worthy competitor Taliano’s. After eating there I understand why I was able to get a reservation the day before Valentine’s Day when I couldn’t at Taliano’s – its because the restaurant is not what it once was.over 4 years ago