Recently I stopped in at Bella Napoli X-press Pizzeria on Highway 150 inbetween Winston-Salem, Clemmons & Lexington to grab a quick dinner on my way home from Winston-Salem. I had driven by this place countless times but had never tried it. As a Restaurant.com Blogger, I have been compensated to provide reviews of local restaurants. Bella Napoli is one of the local restaurants that offers discounts through Restaurant.com.
Bella Napoli X-press Pizzeria is a pick up, take-out or delivery only Italian restaurant. You can find pizza, pastas, stromboli, calzones, salads and the usual Italian cuisine on their menu. I decided to try the stromboli which is one of my favorite Italian dishes. I did not see a veggie stromboli on the menu so I asked if they could make one for me. I also ordered a grilled chicken salad for my grandmother.
The staff was nice and I did not have to wait too long for my food. There is a little area to sit in and wait if you decide to do a pick up or take out order instead of delivery. The interior could definitely use some updates and renovations though. There were ceiling tiles missing and stained and the furniture was pretty run down looking. A fresh coat of paint, some new furniture, some simple decor on the walls and fixing the ceiling tiles would go a long way in making a better (and cleaner) impression for customers.
It was pretty busy while I was there. Two other customers came in to pick up their food and I saw the delivery vehicle head out during that time too. They seem to get good business. There was a little mix up when they wrung up our order, but it was quickly resolved and apologized for.
Unfortunately my impression of the food was not much better than that of the waiting area. The stromboli was loosely wrapped in foil and a paper lunch bag. It was cold, flat & kind of soggy by the time I got home to eat it. It tasted okay but would have been better with more veggies and cheese. It definitely did not compare to stromboli’s I have had at other Italian restaurants. However, it might have been better had it been wrapped up properly instead of wrapped with half a sheet of foil and stuck in a paper bag.
My grandmother said the grilled chicken salad was very good. The chicken was marinated and seasoned very well and the vegetables were very fresh. It was a very large salad for the price and she was not able to eat it all.
Based on my experience I am not sure if I would eat at Bella Napoli X-press Pizzeria again. The food we had was just okay and the interior is run down which makes you wonder about the cleanliness of the kitchen part. (They did have a 96.5 A Sanitation Grade posted though & the kitchen part appeared clean from what I could see.) Perhaps a regular menu item like their pizza or pasta is better than the stromboli I tried.
If you have a different or better experience of Ball Napoli’s on Highway 150, I would love to hear about it! If you enjoy eating there or want to give it a try for yourself, you can find special discounts on Restaurant.com.
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