Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mini-Reviews

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mini-Reviews

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LITTLE FALLS

BELLA NOTTE ** This restaurant puts an elaborately designed Italian piazza in the middle of a quiet suburban neighborhood. All the Italian classics are here, as well as game dishes and made-in- house pastas.

Prices: Appetizers $5.95 to $10.95, entrees $13.95 to $29.95. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Liquor, wine: Full bar, wine list. Noise level: Generally pleasant; beware that the noise level may depend on any large parties. Credit cards: AE, D, DC, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended Fridays and Saturdays for dinner and for parties of six or more. Accommodations for children: Items available on request. Dress: Neat casual. Early-bird specials or deals: No. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Street, sometimes valet. Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2010.

* 112 Stevens Ave., Little Falls; 973-237-2005; bellanottesrestaurant.com.

PARAMUS

CHAKRA *** 1/2

The dramatic space now has food to match, courtesy of new chef and partner Thomas Ciszak. Creative, deftly prepared dishes showcase excellent ingredients.

Prices: Appetizers $8 to $17, entrees $15 to $38. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday (lounge menu until 11 p.m.), 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (lounge menu until midnight). Bar open later. Liquor, wine: Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails. Noise level: Music grows louder later at night. Credit cards: AE, D, MC, V. Reservations: Recommended. Accommodations for children: Children's menu. Dress: Sophisticated casual. Early-bird specials or deals: Weekday "bargain" plates. Takeout: Yes. Parking: Lot. Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2010.

* 144 Route 4 west, Paramus; 201-556-1530 chakrarestaurant.com

TEANECK

NOBO ** 1/2 The former Pasta Factory has been transformed into a sophisticated, well-rounded kosher steakhouse with a liquor license.

Prices: Appetizers $7 to $16, entrees $18 to $48. Hours: Noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Closed Friday and Saturday. Liquor, wine: Full bar, wine list. …

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