City Paper reviewed Cucina Bella. Despite Cucina Bella being in Bridgeville, and me living in the south/west for many years, I hadn't heard of this place. It sounded yummy, so I added it to the 'try' list.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article from last Thursday about wines for Easter & Passover. Sadly, the viognier (Gonnet Cotes du Rhone Blanc, 2010, Southern Rhone, France) we wanted was sold out, but they had many bottles of the syrah (Domaine Durand Cornas Empreinte, 2008), so we bought a bottle and decided to try it for dinner instead.
Cucina Bella's menu is appetizers, salads, pizzas, calzone, panini. Our server was happy to share her favorite menu items with us and she mentioned that since the City Paper review, many people have stopped in to try their meatballs. SP doesn't eat beef, and I got enough beef with the burgers a couple weeks ago, so we didn't try the meatballs. Instead, we started with Pepe Fresco, fresh banana peppers baked in a secret sauce.
I chose the Capricciosa - mozzarella, artichokes, baby portobellos, prosciutto, basil:
Dessert. We were stuffed, but as usual, could not resist. As soon as I heard 'homemade tiramisu' I knew I'd be ordering it: