Like many World Cuisines, Italian cooking features "authentic" dishes as well as those created in America for American tastes. Chicken Parmigiana? It may be tasty, but it's not authentic Italian. In Italy, pasta is cooked "al dente" (literally, "to the tooth," with a slightly firmer texture at the center), and it is not smothered in red sauce. Once you've tried Fileto Allo Speck E Zola (Fillet of beef wrapped in speck and gorgonzola cheese) and Spaghetti Bellagio (Spaghetti, parmesan cheese, oregano, marinara, egg, prosciutto in cream sauce), you'll want to sample everything on the restaurant's tempting menu. Seafood lovers will appreciate the freshness of the Spaghetti all Scoglio (Pasta tossed with mussels, clams and prawns, sauteed in olive oil and garlic-based white wine marinara sauce, with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley). The Insalata di Spinaci (Spinach Salad) is far above the ordinary, featuring Baby spinach, ribbons of browned pancetta topped with crumbled gorgonzola cheese in A Bellagio's house dressing. Owner Pino Spanu has invested considerable effort into creating a relaxing, visually appealing restaurant to showcase his culinary creations. He uses Angus beef and meats that are free of chemicals and hormones, as well as the freshest organic produce. In addition to soups, salads, antipasti and entrees, he offers a diverse list of Italian and American wines, tempting desserts such as tiramisu and the Italian version of flan, "Crema Catlana," plus a choice of Aperitifs and Espresso drinks to finish your meal. He's made several major upgrades to the interior of the restaurant in 2006 and continues to improve what is already a wonderful experience for Silicon Valley diners who seek a memorable (and delicious) experience.
Pros: Authentic Italian cuisine, fresh quality ingredients, an inviting atmosphere