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La Bella Montagna - CLOSED

26290 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
18 Oct 2015
“The kitchen is perfection!”
12 Sep 2015
“Food Pretty Good. Disappointed in Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
26290 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

From the locally sourced ingredients to the perfect prepration and pairing by the chef and owner, the entire experience was a conpletel delight! The prime rib on weekends os about thr le best anywhere , the beef with minestrone soup is the best we've ever...More

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The restaurant is undergoing transformation into a steakhouse, La Bizteca. We went for Italian food because of the reviews. House salad mediocre, but dressing fresh and flavorful. Focaccia dry and accompanying marinara boring. Chicken marsala enough to share, flavorful and tender; accompanying wheat angel hair...More

Thank maryandhumphrey20
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The place was nearly empty when we walked in, but it was mid-week out of tourist season. The only person there was the chef, Mariah, who was our waitress as well. It didn't inspire a lot of confidence but the food was a winner: I...More

Thank Debra K
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Our visit in Idyllwild has been fantastic! We were looking for special restaurant for our last dinner here.......wow were we pleased! We went to La Bella Montagna and had the best Italian meal ever. I had the Shrimp Scampi and my wife had the Chicken...More

Thank jackL5934LB
Reviewed 1 May 2015

And best pizza on the Hill - bar none. I live in Idyllwild parttime, but when I'm not here I'm in Chicago. There, it's easy to find a good food outside the home; in Idyllwild, not so easy. The institutions here are Cafe Aroma (where...More

Thank Idyllville
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

We tried this restaurant out today. We went for early dinner around 4:30pm. We were the only persons in the restaurant until a single guy was seated, just before we left. It's cute and quaint. We met the owner, whom seemed passionate about her dream...More

2  Thank susan a
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve meal here. Located in a charming house. Had a delicious fettuccine alfredo dish. Family run attentive and friendly staff. Cozy fireplace. You can purchase homemade pasta sauce to take home.

Thank JustinBrent
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

We were camping in Idyllwild and went here for our anniversary dinner. The food was wonderfully prepared- like in a good place in San Francisco . The wait staff was super friendly. The atmosphere is very homey and not pretentious. The prices are a little...More

2  Thank VNORVI
Reviewed 20 October 2014

After hike, you're hungry. Hungry with a capital H. We both got Chicken Parmesan sandwiches. Really, we could have shared one. They were that big! They weren't skimpy on the cheese either. We got good service and vowed to go back again!

Thank Patrimanch
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The portions were generous and the service was quite good, but I found the Spaghetti and Meatballs to be much too salty. I could not finish it.

Thank JerrytheMacGuy
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26290 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: 951-659-2630
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