Restaurant profile: Bella Luna Ristorante
For some elegant tropical chic, head to Bella Luna Ristorante. The food is authentic Italian comfort food with a touch of Caribbean flair. Tasty dishes include the Conchaccini Bella Luna (a delectable conch dish with four cheeses and sauce tossed in fresh linguine), the flavorful Lobster Ravioli, the rich, hearty Seafood Risotto (heavy on the clams), and the inspired Linguini Tuttomare (a delicious cacophony of seasonal lobster, shrimps, mussels, clams and scallops tossed in a delicate rosé sauce. Homemade pizzas, desserts and a full wine list round things out nicely. For dolci (dessert), you can do no better than the Affogato al Caffe (vanilla ice cream, espresso coffee and your choice of liqueur) or the decadent, rich and moist Torre di Cioccolato (chocolate sponge cake with walnuts and chocolate ice cream).
The recipient of a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014, this highly rated restaurant has been pleasing island vacationers and foodies for years. Indeed, happy clients have commented, “What a surprise…….the meal was fabulous!” “Courteous staff, great atmosphere,” and “A lovely evening, with amazing pizza at this little slice of Italy.”
Cozy and warm, with red tablecloths and mood lighting, the second floor interior of this converted house is lovely, with views of turquoise waters and palm trees swaying in the night breezes. The pizza garden outside serves fresh, handmade pizzas in a more casual atmosphere. Indeed, there is something for everyone at Bella Luna Ristorante. So, the next time you find yourself in the Turks & Caicos Islands, head on down Grace Bay Road to The Glass House.
You won’t be disappointed.