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La Bella in Ghent Restaurant Review: If you don’t live in Ghent, La Bella will make you want to move there just so you can claim this Italian charmer as your neighborhood trattoria. It’s not only an attractive dining room with a soundtrack of lush arias, but also a convivial, cozy wine bar. The portobello appetizer, replete with house-made smoked mozzarella and roasted red peppers, is a meal in itself, so share it; this way, you’ll have room for the pasta, veal and chicken dishes, including the signature Pollo La Bella, stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella. Or perhaps a pie from the pizza oven or a nightly special such as pomegranate-glazed salmon. Vegan and vegetarian options abound. Lunch offers sandwiches and scaled-down versions of select entrées. Fresh ingredients and careful preparations aren’t surprising, given that chef-owner Andrea DiCarlo learned from his mother, Anna Alaimo of the La Bella Italias in Virginia Beach, making fresh pasta with her since he was young.