Bella Italia, Oley’s Family Friendly Pizzeria

If your not from Oley you may not think much of it, but then you would be missing out on all the great food. Driving though after a long Saturday, my family and I decided to stop into a little restaurant off of Route 73 called Bella Italia.

Walking in the interior has a distinct warm feeling, the glow of the lights, wood flooring and the low murmur of patrons is very welcoming. Unlike other restaurants, you are encouraged to seat yourself. You can choose from a booth inside, table or outside seating on the patio. Although it’s spring, the 90 degree weather made choosing a booth inside very easy.

As we sat down our waitress, Ashley quickly introduced herself and asked for our drink order. It turns out it was her first day on the job so we tried to keep our order simple. With a relatively large menu, its not easy to choose what to eat, so we decided to go with the classic pizza and a side order of garlic knots.

Bella Italia Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Overal the menu is quite affordable, Appetizers range from $2-8 dollars, dinner averaging $10-12, Kids menu $4-6 and assorted lunch specials for $6. Bella Italia isn’t just for eating in, during out visit we saw several takeout orders going out the door.

You also might be asking, Jason a large pizza isn’t enough I need more. Well Bella Italia has you covered. In addition to their regular menu pizza’s, I noticed Bella Italia also serves a massive 28in pizza. Just be sure to bring your pickup truck if you decide to bring it home.

Bella Italia Pepperoni Pizza

The service was very quick, we only waited about 5mins for our appetizer and another 10mins for the pizza, which the staff is nice enough to serve you the first slice. A side note about the garlic knots, you get six large “knots” with a large bowl of dipping sauce, for only $2 you can’t go wrong.

My wife and I have very different tastes when it comes to pizza, I love pepperoni and she loves barbecue chicken. That wasn’t a problem, they managed to fit each side with a mountain of toppings for each of us all on one pizza. With a crispy crust, light sauce and flavorful cheese, we are happy to take a few slices back home.

As we brought our check up to pay we met Mario Carannante, the owner. As many small business owners do Carannante wears a lot of hats, from preparing food, taking orders to checking out customers he does it all with a smile.

I give Bella Italia Pizza Restaurant in Oley a thumbs up!

Bella Italia Pizza Restaurant
1064 Memorial Highway
Oley, PA 19547

Jason Hugg
Jason Hugg
Editor and photographer of Reading Magazine.

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