107 Essex St.
This is a true hidden gem in Salem. A very small, atmospheric place with a few cozy tables and the warm glow of candlelight makes Bella Verona by far the most intimate and romantic restaurant in the area.
Tucked over by the Hawthorne Hotel a small white door is the gateway to gastronomic delights. The menu and specials showcase many fantastic italian dishes and smell of garlic is prevolent in the air. All you need is a carafe of wine and an order of calamari to know that you’re in for a culinary treat. We have tried the veal, pasta and fish dishes and were never let down.
The wine list is decent (so I was told, wine is not my forte) and priced reasonably, inline with the food. Bella Verona offers exceptional food and service in a wonderful atmosphere. Its worth every penny.
Service, food and atmosphere, a trifecta! Rating: A