The food was fantastic. I highly recommend. Amazing seafood and pasta dishes. My husband said it was by far the best Italian dishes he has ever had!
Superb sea food!
First time ever there and it was great. Food was fantastic! Staff was nice. Would definitely go back.
Been there three times and loved it! There aren't many good places in the entire area, including state college, so it was a pleasure to find this restaurant. We moved 4 years ago from MD where there is an abundance of great places so were disappointed when we couldn't find good food. At least we have the Blonde Bistro to rely on. Thank you!! More...
The food was good. The wait staff was pleasant and quick to respond.
Nice location and atmosphere. Food was ok.
Tava Sue Jury
⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ DELICIOUS food! The fresh cut fries were crisp and tasty (I didn’t care for the dip that came with them though). The pizza was so delicious! The dough is fresh made in house and has a great taste and perfect chewiness! The pizza sauce is so flavorful with a taste of garlic that isn’t overpowering. The cheesesteak was excellent and came on a house made roll that was excellent. It was seriously some of the best food I’ve eaten! The service and atmosphere were great too! Cute decor! Friendly staff! More...
Delicious food and large portions
I had an amazing Buffalo chicken pizza. Not too spicy. Planned to eat half but it was so good I had to finish the whole thing.
Very Friendly server. Excellent experience I had. Great food as well!
Very quaint and delicious food! Ordered a calzone which was big enough for two. Not too bready, deliciously seasoned crust, stuffed with fresh vegetables. Highly recommend!
Nice atmosphere, great food. We all had different things and everyone enjoyed their meal. Reasonable price
Best food we have eaten in a long time. Such friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Loved the decor as well. Can't wait to go back!
Always amazing food and service!
Aulë wood carver and blacksmith
Great place for very good Italian food. I loved the sauce and the meatballs were great.
Fabulous food!!! We went for the first time this past week and the food was incredible! The unique decor provides such a neat atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone!
The best meal I have had in a LONG time at a restaurant! Had the Bruschetta at the Wine Walk last year and have been dreaming about it ever since! I went with We Call Her Tina tonight and WOW so so good! Finally a place that gives enough sauce for every bite! Of course the Bruschetta is what food dreams are made of. My new happy place! More...
Hands down THE BEST FRIES in town!!! You get a giant basket for a great price served with an amazing spicy bacon ranch dip which is a must have!!! ❤️The pizza also!!! Can’t wait to go back again!!! More...
Valerie Tricarico Silecchia
We are not new customers--because The Blonde Bistro always makes for a fabulous date! We celebrated our anniversary on PSU graduation weekend here. It was very busy (several large parties arrived up to 30 minutes later than their reservation time) but we happily waited--because it's worth it. The seafood was divine, the waitstaff was excellent, and--as always--we enjoyed our entire experience: from the food, to the friendly service, to the relaxing atmosphere. It's wonderful to have a delicious, freshly prepared meal in such a fantastic establishment. We can't wait to come back! More...
Fantastic Meal! My husband and I have been there a few times and never disappointed. We had Matt's dish with Mussels, clams, shrimp in red gravy over noodles. Bruschetta on homemade rolls, steamed clams all were excellent. After done eating Cirra came out to talk to us. Very sweet girl/lady. We would and have recommended to slot of ppl. And we own our own restaurants More...
Delicious food at a good price.
If you are not a fan of garlic ask them to tone it down
Awesome food, casual friendly atmosphere. Owner's family spent time chatting and making us feel totally at home. Had a large party of 12 and had great service and amazing meals all around.
Good food, good service, fun decor. The burgers are awesome, and so are the hearty salads.
monteca (Confers Jewelers)
The food here is so delicious and tasty! The service is amazing too! Mary is my fav server here!
The Blonde BistroWas under construction for glass repair when I was there but they we're friendly and the food was hot and very good. Looking forward to seeing the place after all the repairs are completed. Karen TempleArtist Sculptor More...
Delicious food and great service
Sharon Soja Massello
Awesome dinner with friends and family! Fantastic food - with generous portions . Thanks Ciara, Mary & staff. Bellefont's Best !!
We celebrated our engagement dinner at Blonde Bistro! Excellent food, service, charm. Thank you!
We stumbled across this gem on a freezing Friday in early January. The food and service we're spectacular. The atmosphere is cozy, eclectic and it looks like they are doing some renovations. It was kinda chilly when we were there . We went on a sub zero evening so your mileage may vary. I am looking forward to going back. It is BYOB and I would make a reservation. More...
02/02/2019 was our first time visiting this gem of an establishment, can't wait to go back to try something different from the menu. The Portabello Risotto was simply delicious, I am glad that I added the steak to the dish. Not sure how that they're going to be able to top this meal, but time will tell. More...
atmosphere was great and have a great cheese steak
Great customer service, very reasonable and affordable prices, and amazing food! Pictured is the blackened pepper steak and pesto shrimp
This place was wonderful and the portions were definitely worth the price. The staff was friendly and hard-working. They seated us last second on Valentine’s Day really made us feel welcome. I would recommend this place to anyone who happens to find themselves in Bellefonte. More...
Great food, love the atmosphere, and very friendly owner, servers, and staff. Extremely generous portions. Nice place to eat & love when they have live singers.
Awesome experience and really good food
One of the best margarita pizza I've had! Wonderful staff! Fantastic Bellefonte gem!
Friendly staff, good hometown eats
Amazing feel good Italian food and a welcoming atmosphere makes this hands down the best Italian restaurant in the Bellefonte/State College area. The Seafood Crustini Bowl is a must for anyone who loves seafood and garlic More...
Great food and incredible service! The ladies that run this restaurant, and wait the tables are very friendly and attentive. This was my first time here but it is definitely on my short list for places to frequent in State College. More...
Cozy atmosphere with unbelievable food, some of the best in Centre County! Their vodka sauce pizza and sweet corn risotto are top last meal candidates, and the staff is amazing. Make a reservation on the weekend, as space is limited. More...
Always amazing!! Ciara does a great job and I always leave full and satisfied. I dream of the Southern Sweet Risotto. (And usually have leftovers for tomorrow!)
Service was slow but the food was very good
It was wonderful, the Southern Risotto was great
A small unique family place. We had our graduation dinner there for my niece and I could not have been more impressed with the service, food and the people.
Michele Cadman Holt
Never disappointed. The food and staff are awesome. When people ask about a good place to eat in Bellefonte, my husband and I always send them to The Blonde Bistro.
Karen Cauley Jennis
Best pasta that I've had in State College - reminded me of South Philly - We'll be back!
Michelle Isahak Stiles
Had the shrimp and scallop pierogie special... it was AMAZING!! My husband had the vodka pasta and added a steak, again, it was so tasty. We rarely ever order pasta at restaurants (cuz I can make it better) but these were delicious! #bestbirthdaydinnerever More...
Pizza was great. Pasta needed more flavor.
Best food in the Fonte!!!
excellent food. cheese steak was awesome , pizza definitely on point
Absolutely delicious made-to-order food. Always ask about the specials, they are fantastic. Had dinner there last night, the best food ever! Just remember, all food is made to order, you will be there a little longer than usual. More...
Love this place. Friendly hospitality and amazing food. Bring your own favorite wine.
We had Vodka pasta with sausage and Alfredo. Both were delicious! Ambiance was good. Service was fantastic! Yum Yum Yum.
Amy Long Walker
Great food which is getting harder to find around here.
Excellent home cooked Italian food along with an awesome staff. We always love eating dinner and chatting with Mary who is always around to help Ciara!
Wonderful experience. Fantastic service. I had the seafood crostini and it was excellent, one of the best meals I ever had, so full of flavor! I highly recommend and will be back! Pic of my happy plate. More...
First time here and food was really good. Service was slow but they did say they were understaffed. I had their blue blonde burger - very tasty. The home made burger buns were tasty. My friend got the cheesesteak; she said it was a little salty. More...
Sweet Corn Rosoto is slightly better than incredible. Mussels are done perfect. Finish that off with Pecan Pie. Wow.
Great food and atmosphere.
The dishes are always fresh and delicious! Cierra really knows what she's doing and it shows in every single thing she sends out from her kitchen! Always get reservations if you can, especially the weekends as they are SLAMMED! We've done take out and a small catering order, too! It truly never disappoints. Her bruschetta is amazing! More...
We really enjoyed our dinner last night. Food and presentation were excellent.
Rebecca Ronan Lawson
We stopped in today for my Dad’s Birthday lunch. We had sandwiches and pasta and risotto, everything was delicious!! This was my second visit and definitely not my last. The food is outstanding. I have had the portobello and sweet southern risotto, they are both unforgettable!!! More...
Amazing food...great unique atmosphere!
Secret recipe sauces makes this restaurant a hit for one of a kind signature dishes.
We'll be back!
Great meal with locally grown ingredients...
Large portions wonderful atmosphere
The decor is at best rough, the service is good, and the pricing is questionable BUT the food is great. I would recommend most of the items here, and would visit more often if it were slightly cheaper.
Really good food. The southern shrimp rosiotto is good. Staff is friendly.
The BEST STOMBOLI ever...along with the chopped salad. delicious
A quiet relaxing atmosphere and the food is fantastic.
Wonderful, creative takes on classic meals.
Great food, great staff, and adorable decor! Bellefonte has another hidden gem!
Great food, leisurely dining, byob.
Went tonight for the first time. Very good food! Everything on the menu looked so good. Will be back for sure. Reservations are recommended!
Love the food here. Friendly staff!
Great food; I could tell it was made fresh to order. The dessert, however, was a bit expensive being that it was a frozen pie. I'm not sure if the cheese cake is made in house or if it is also frozen. I will definitely visit again so I can try some more items off of the menu More...
Great quality food! Awesome portions and spot on prices. For our first time there we enjoyed it tremendously. Thanks
Delicious food, great music and you can BYOB. Love this place!
I love everything I've ever tried!
We went to celebrate a friend’s graduation and I was impressed! The decor is very random, but the staff was polite and friendly and the food was incredible! I can vouch for the lasagana dip and the Portobello risotto! More...
Hidden gem!!! Scrumptious!
Delicious meal, wonderful service, great prices, portions are twice as big as they need to be. Would highly recommend this to anyone. I haven't stopped raving about it since I went last week. More...
My test meal for any new Italian place- spaghetti and meatballs. Sounds easy, not so. Fantastic food, great service, cozy and comfortable. Love these little family owned places in the land of opportunity. More...
Delicious Italian food
Cozy. Good food
Great food all made from scratch!
Great food, very good service. Had a great meal and look forward to going back.
This will always be the top place in Bellefonte to eat, bar none. The service may take longer on nights they're booked full, but they're limited, knowledged staff and it shows. I'm always happy to wait for their excellent food. More...
Two of the best hoagies I have had the pleasure of putting into my mouth. I want to someone to bestow sentience to one of their hoagies so I can explain to it just how much eating it means to me. I cannot understate how delicious these hoagies were. They were outstanding. More...
My favorite place to eat in Bellefonte. I was in town for a week and ate here at least three times. Great selection of gluten free options and friendly server. More sophisticated than the other restaurants in town. I recommend the caprese salad and the homemade chips with bacon dip. They also have ice cream from the Penn State Creamery. I had mint, and it was great. Will definitely be back. More...
Melanie G. Rogers
I was in town for a week with APS. I ate here 3 or 4 times. My favorite food in Bellefonte. Tasty gluten free options. Friendly staff. Charming decor in the restaurant. I will definitely come back! More...
Excellent food real personal touch and a born cook behind the scenes. Loved it.
This place is a gem and a serendipitous find for my colleagues and I as we drive across the state of PA. Located on a cute street in Bellefonte, this Italian cafe is a hit!I ordered the breaded eggplant with cheese on a bed of spaghetti in homemade marinara sauce and boy was I impressed! Firstly because of the size. They definitely gave me a WHOLE (very large) eggplant in one portion. Needless to say I had dinner and maybe even some brekky! The eggplant while breaded perfectly, with just the right crunchiness and softness, was mildly bitter in some bites. This is unfortunately the woes of cooking eggplant though!My colleague ordered the lasagne and she was super duper impressed!We got the garlic knots for the table, and while bread butter and garlic is such a great combination, I would've hoped for a little more garlicky flavor, but probably best there wasn't as much :p The decor is a mix of vintage, quirky and modern hipster, loved it! More...
My wife and I are new to the area(from Cali) and our realtor suggested this place. We went there on a weekday for lunch. It's a cute little restaurant tucked into a building with other businesses. Walking inside it explodes with unique decorations and characters. You know it's going to be awesome before even sitting down. We both had a burger and fries and it was great! No complaints. Afterwards the owner(Blondie) talked to us for about 15 minutes about the area, schools, living, etc. She was insanely nice and friendly - made us feel welcome. More...
Robin Corman Witherite
The Food is Delicious! The homemade, made to order pasta dishes are divine (& admittedly I'm picky about my food/dinner choices)! I ordered my dish light on the garlic & they always happily accommodate requests such as this. I rarely eat Italian/Pasta but when I do, this is the spot! The atmosphere is rather casual/eclectic. More...
If you're in a hurry this isn't your place. The atmosphere is unique as is the decor; Marilyn Monroe Grace's the restroom! Pricing is reasonable, and proportions are off the chart. Be prepared for a fairly limited menu. I'd give the Bower Brisket a 5 out of 5! Better than Primanti Brothers hands down. The pizzas are off the hook as well. I'd eat there again. More...
Bill Cox III
Food was very flavorful and dishes were individually prepared. Prices were reasonable and the service was excellent even though they were fully booked. Be prepared to relax and enjoy!
Adorable atmosphere with amazingly delicious Italian food. Employees are friendly and make you feel comfortable ... I love it here and can’t wait to go back! ~ I highly recommend!
Haven't eaten there enough to make a blanket statement. I had the steak salad. It was large and beautiful. I enjoyed it a lot. The place gets busy, so get a reservation. More...
Food and service was wonderful! Need to call for reservation in advance.
Cecily Marie Giancaterino
Not one awful thing I can say about this place. Everything was beyond excellent. Between the staff and the environment, my boyfriend and I loved our visit. The food was out of this world. 10/10 will definitely be back. More...
Delicious food. Fresh made. Quaint restaurant. Owner is very involved and staff care about you as if you're family. Easy affordable and they definitely undercharge for the quality they provide. BYOB with no charge of uncorking or glasses. Will definitely return. Blonde bombs are a must. More...
Debbie Russell McDade
We had the best shrimp, muscles, clams and noodles with red wine sauce - lunch with fresh bread. Thank you, loved it!!
My husband, daughter and I went here on a Saturday around 1 PM. We ordered an appetizer, two burgers and soup. It took 45 minutes to get any food. We even considered walking out since my daughter was getting very HANgry for waiting so long. It turns out it was worth the wait! EVERYTHING was on point and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back again but next time we will be prepared to wait.
- A simple kids menu would be appreciated
- The front door needs attention! It was awfully cold sitting near the door.
- I noticed you lost a table because you wouldn't give them change for $1 to pay for parking
- Spicy Shrimp soup was the best soup my husband and I have ever had!
- Best House made chips I have ever had - light and crisp!
- You have a pretty large menu. I wonder if simplifying would help the wait time... More...
A hidden gem right outside State College. My husband and I had Valentines Day dinner here. We decided to get the couples special since the meals they created for this special occasion were not on their main menu. Everything was delicious. Homemade sauces, the pear salad was delicious and the seafood pasta meals were incredible. We will be back again and again. Highly recommend! More...
It's a little strange when you walk in, but don't let that put you off, the food is amazing! The bruschetta is great and the alfredo is rich and garlicky. The best thing on their menu is the tiramisu. It's without a doubt one of the best I've had. The owner only makes it on days she feels like making it, so one day it might be there, the next it won't. That just makes it more special. More...
Not your typical Italian: creative, yet also some authentic dishes. BYO. Prices are reasonable. Service prompt and excellent. Blonde Bombs should be tried- tasted like my mom's homemade meatballs!! More...
This probably one of the best places outside state college, the drive is around 10 to 15 mins and it totally worth it.Italian places like this are hard to come by and I really recommend it. The weekly specials always give you a great variety to explore in meals.Ps come here with lots of time its a place where the food is made from scratch and it's really worth it.BYOB and spend time with the family! More...
Best meal I've had since being in the State College area. The service was friendly and the environment was cozy. The Blonde Bistro is the new go-to spot for my boyfriend and I. A family owned restaurant with character and love, you can tell by the food and the conversations they'll have with you. Thanks for a great experience and we'll definitely be back soon!!! More...
Brandon N Erika Eckenroth
Wonderful first experience at The Blonde Bistro this evening. So glad we made reservations as they were booked full when we arrived. Wings, pasta, Salad and burgers were all delicious. The portion sizes were great for the price. We wanted to try the desserts as they looked so good but we were so full from all the great food. Will definitely be back to try more ! More...
Stacy Mahoney Shilling
This was my first time at the Blonde Bistro and it was awesome! I had the Pasta with tomato and spinach. It was so tasty, light but still filling. My husband had the basketti and meatballs and actually said the meatballs were as good as his Italian mother’s meatballs and he has always said his moms were the best. The atmosphere was so eclectic and there was a wonderful band!! Sierra and her mom Mary are both living dolls!! If you want a fun atmosphere and delicious food...this is the place!!! More...
Amazing job tonight with the mac n cheese, wraps and the best pasta salad around! It was all so delicious and lots of compliments at the party! Thank you!!!
I'll start by saying that my wife and I moved to Centre County two years ago, after living in Northern NJ for 22 years. We know our Italian food, and are pretty particular. We've been to several places out here in pursuit of "real Italian" and have left most of them very disappointed, or used the disclaimer "It was OK for PA Italian" when describing our meal. Not any more! Went to Blonde Bistro to celebrate my B'Day tonight, and it was over the top... by any standards! Started with mussels, then my wife had Seafood crostini and I had Matt's Toasted Seafood... WOW! The service was truly outstanding; the owner's Mom walked us through the menu, and was truly delightful as she described the different dishes, and the subtle differences between the two that we ended up having. Portions were abundant and the price was reasonable. It's a BYOB, which we enjoy, since you're not relying on the restaurant to have a vintage that you want. Next time that you're driving Rte 80 through the Central PA area, or visiting your kids at PSU, drop by this place (reservations recommended). You won't be disappointed! It's officially on our short list" of restaurant options in the State College area. Bravo! More...
Everything I have ever had here as been absolutely killer!
My Wife and I stopped in last night for dinner for our first time. We were greeted right away by a genuinely nice staff. All menu questions were answered and even a few suggestions were made. From appetizer to the main course the food was excellent. Our waitress was very accommodating. I was hoping to get some desert but that will have to be next time since our meals had us filled up. We will definitely be going back again. More...
One of the best Italian restaurant in the area. Make sure you call for reservations. You simply can't get Italian food like this in state college. Bruchetta was to die for.
Shelly Johnson Regel
The food is excellent! Love all the uplifting quotes on the wall! The people are so personable and the service is exceptional!
Hands down one of my favorite places in the area! Ciara and the BB team are wonderful and the food is always excellent. This is a place to go when you want to relax and not be hurried - bring your own favorite bottle of wine and enjoy the amazing food that's being prepared fresh for you. Thanks for all you do, Ciara!
It's been a year since we could make it to the Blonde Bistro , and I still think about their homemade potato soup and their lasagna dip . Frequently. Some of the best food I've ever had More...
Such a quaint, amazing local spot. Places like this are what make me look forward to coming home to visit Bellefonte. This town could use more local charm like this!
Easily the best cheesesteak I've ever had. The fries were delicious and fresh cut! Creamery ice cream for dessert! We will definitely be back!
Amazing food and great service! Love the coziness of the restaurant and always feel like we are treated like family when we go there! ��
Lisa Burd Luse
Awesome Food... Love The Smiles there.... And Great Decor!
Yummy...a must stop for great food! Ciara knows what Bellefonte likes. �
Stumbled onto this charming little spot. Spicy Shrimp Bisque! YUM! Friendly staff and great service. BYOB !
My favorite place to eat in Bellefonte!!! My wife and I had a lovely diner. We look forward to coming back.
Delicious, fresh and friendly! This place is definitely a must stop. Everything is phenomenal
I love the Blonde Bistro. Everything is fresh and homemade. Great atmosphere, outstanding food. Take the time to relax and ENJOY your food. I ALWAYS recommend Blonde Bistro to my guests staying at Our Fair Lady Bed and Breakfast. Its wonderful when they return with smiles on their faces exclaiming what a great meal they had. More...
The food is amazing the staff is great the delivery is always on time hot and ready can't go wrong at the blonde bistro
Everything on the menu is amazing. From the food, to the amazing staff, you are in for a treat!
I'm from NYC and I ate here with a friend the night before the PSU/Indiana game. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Will definitely come again when I'm back in town. Thanks Ciera for a wonderful dining experience. Your mom was a great host too. More...
I am a native of State College, and never new The Blonde Bistro existed until the 2017 Wine Walk! I had your meatballs and shrimp! Then the icing on the cake was when my out-of-town guests and I ate here on Friday night! All I could say was WOW!! Everything was so much more than I expected! From the rapid reservations, to the quaint atmosphere, to the customer service, quality of food and the timing!! The Blonde Bistro is by far, the BEST restaurant! thank you!! I have recommended you highly to al my friends! More...
A surprise birthday party was held for me. The food was spectacular! The service and the atmosphere was wonderful. I had a great time.
Food is great, very tasty!! Service is great too. But keep in mind like it says on their website, the wait for your food is longer than normal, because food is made fresh.
Awsome place to eat! Delicious made from scratch italian food, very creative and fun.
Fantastic Food! BY FAR! The best "Blue" Burger I've ever had...and I've had a lot of burgers! Loaded fries were outstanding! COBB Salad set its own definition of greatness....and no I am not being paid for this review...if you are in Bellefonte...go here!! More...
Seriously generous dishes, unique menu options and very friendly and responsive service.
Our visits to the Blonde Bistro never disappoint! Ciara and the ladies are amazing, as is the food. If you have the chance, absolutely take the time to go for a wonderful meal!
Great food... LOCAL OWNERSHIP... family owned and operated... this place makes me smile
The food here is excellent. You'll spend at least an hour waiting for your entré but that only gives you a chance to enjoy each other's company. And the BYOB policy makes this place even more enjoyable. I love this restaurant. More...
Great dishes and a welcoming atmosphere
It's quaint, the food is great but over portioned! The service is however not very professional. It's a very good Italian styles restraint.
The food and atmosphere is amazing! Very friendly staff! I have never tasted a more unique flavor of Chicken Salad in their Chicken Salad sandwich. I was explained to how they make it and was told the way they make it takes longer. You can definitely taste the detail and attention they give to their amazing dishes! And to top it all off, they have Berkey Creamery Ice Cream which saves a trip into State College! Well done Blonde Bistro!!! More...
Great service, delicious food, chef prepared meals, quaint locale. A definite must-do in Bellefonte. Love also how they support other local businesses.
All around, wonderful experience! Staff was exceptionally friendly. Food came in generous portions and tasted amazing! We were helped by all staff members present, not just one person. It was our first time visiting and it most definitely will not be our last! More...
The food here is fantastic. Literally everything we've had has been outstanding. I really like hip yet homey decor as well, and the service is fast and friendly with that Central PA flair. Bring a bottle of wine to share and enjoy a fine Italian meal par excellence. More...
Good food and staff everyone should try
Great food .great people and. Great sweet tea! !!
We were one of two groups there, so it was a slow night. The staff was very friendly and the food was great.
The food here is absolutely amazing. If you go during lunch their sandwiches on their home made bread is superb
Great burgers. The service was good and friendly staff.
Great food, and nice atmosphere!
10/10 Can't wait to go back!!
The blonde bistro is an idea of a small cafe ripped from the streets of Italy and placed into a small town in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, that idea is portrayed in the form of a regurgitated mess of paintings, joking quotes and Marilyn Monroe posters. Our night started with a small conversation about the statement at the top of the menu stating that everything is made to order and that the food will take long to cook. We ignored it and ordered our food. With so many different sauces and dishes we asked our waiter what was good. Her predictable response of "everything is good" forced us to choose which dish had the best description - a vodka cream pasta for me. We placed the order and her "I'll put these orders right in" marked the hour and a half long wait time that ensued. It is not an exaggeration; we waited 90 minutes. The food arrived and we were blown away. I tried all the dishes we ordered and they were consistently delicious. The vodka cream sauce was perfectly robust from the tomato yet heavy from the cream, finished with an acidic lemon flavor and a hint of spice. The food was great, but it was not great enough to warrant that long of a wait. I don't care if you serve a Michelin starred meal; no dish should take that long to prepare. We were very patient and never complained or asked about our food, but I could only imagine how some impatient customers would react to the wait. Upon receiving the check we talked to the waiter regarding the restaurant as a whole. She informed us that there was only 4 people working in the kitchen! At that point after being in the restaurant for 2.5 hours I realized that the saying at the top of the menu regarding the food being from scratch was just an excuse for their lack of staff. If the girls working the restaurant can teach their cooking skills to a broader number of employees then this restaurant can really strive and grow into a truly amazing Italian restaurant. More...
Felicia M Davis
Stopped in tonight for a quick dinner with my husband. They were great to accommodate us even though we didn't have a reservation! Calzone was amazing and the sauce that came with it makes this Sicilian girls heart happy! Truly they could put it on a flip flop and it would be the best thing you have ever tasted!! More...
Melissa Corman Sieg
Finished off the garlic bruschetta for breakfast this morning! Still tasted awesome!
Peg OConnor Clinch
A delightful delicious surprise! Shared a chicken salad sandwich -came with carrot slaw? (not sure what to call it?) and tasty house made potato chips- and clam chowder. Sooo good!!! All made in house
Lived in Bellefonte for many years and ate for the first here tonight! Food was delicious and portions are generous. I had the Ariana Faire and it was very good! We will definitely be returning.
In a small town outside of State College, in an old house, lies this quaint little restaurant. It is family owned and operated, and you can bring your own alcohol (because they don't sell it). The appetizers were the best part. Bruschetta, bombs of some sort, even the bread was fresh and great. I ordered something that I thought was cream sauce- turned out to be red marinara sauce. It tasted like something that was thrown together at the last minute. But my mom got eggplant parmesan that was delicious. My son got a pizza he loved, and another relative got a pasta dish that they loved. The food is definitely good- just order safe. The people of this town are friendly and all raved about this place. The bathroom was weird- it doubles as a storage area- which was unsettling. The ladies who own and operate this place are fantastic. They are warm, friendly, and fun. If you find yourself in Bellefonte, check this place out. More...
First time dining here. Everything was great from the Bruschetta to the Shrimp and corn bisque to the Black pepper Alfredo. The steak was tender and juicy! Definitely recommending to friends and family. I don't have anything negative to say but the waitress seemed awkward at times. Not in a bad way I just wasn't sure what to say. More...
Debbie Markle Shelow
I had bought gift certificates at the Elks Home Service auction for 2 large 1 topping pizzas. They were delicious. Thank you.
Jane Bailey LaMar
Oh wow! So delicious, unique dishes in a cozy fun atmosphere. From appetizers to dessert these made to order meals are superb! We will go back.
This was by far the best find ever. We were a party of 3 initially and then 5 (two tag-a-long friends) which was accommodated for nicely. We were in the area for our daughter's graduation. It was so easy to make the reservation weeks prior online. The food was so good we wanted to lick our plates. The portion sizes were big. It's a BYOB which is always nice. The staff - especially the chef's Mom - was so much fun. We look forward to coming back and to check out the quaint town of Bellefonte. More...
We were there 2 nights in a row last week and are going again tonight ... food is great, service is great, very friendly, interesting menu ... bring your own wine ... great food that is very inexpensive. Go soon! More...
We came here with a party of 7 for a graduation dinner, and every aspect of this place was fantastic. Everyone at the table ordered something different and really liked what they got. Our service was also really good.. We had the owner's mom serve our table and my family kept raving about how awesome she was after we left.They were really accommodating... We brought a cake and they offered to put it in the fridge without us even asking! They even cut it up for us and put it on party plates. It's a BYOB, but we brought wine and they had glasses for us to use.The décor is also awesome.. Lots of stuff to look at but not tacky! This place really was a great find, I'm glad we came here More...
First time here. The food was amazing! The chips and steamed clams were delicious. Tried one of your specials tonight. Not sure what it was called, I think it was your New Orleans pasta. All I know is, I got to take a lil heaven home in a to go box. ;) I hope you add this to your menu. Thank you for a wonderful experience! More...
BIG portions, yummy food (a bit more experimental and creative than your average Italian) and friendly service. A great asset in Bellefonte. The open kitchen let's you see the food being prepared right before your eyes. Recommended. More...
Best food ever! The environment is just so comfortable and the food is sooo good & fresh! I loved it! � definitely will be going back!
Casey Nicole Fisher
Oh my gosh, this place is to die for!! Amazing food that fills you up but doesn't make you feel bloated or overly filled up! Great hand made food, amazing ingredients, and the atmosphere is perfect! The owner is fantastic and always cheerful!!! And the prices are totally reasonable!! More...
Best steak salad ever! Delicious food and great service!
Overall, I liked this place. However, the chef has a heavy hand with the butter/garlic/oil/cream which makes it all a bit too greasy for my tastes. The pepperoni rolls were the best I've had and I'd probably come back just for them! The pasta dishes were ok - in 2/3 pasta dishes at our table, the noodles were overcooked which brought down otherwise pretty good dishes. The pizza was also tasty (if a bit greasy). I was not a fan of the soup - the shrimp soup just tasted like cream and I don't think the chef used the shrimp shells/heads to make a bisque and give it that true shrimp flavor. Bottom line - I'll be back to try some other dishes! More...
A great find in Bellefonte PA. Superb food, pleasant waitstaff, owner greated us after dinner. There was a family there and the staff asked if our party of 8 wanted to wait til they left for their table. I opted not to, so she gladly put tables together for us. I did not like the cool breeze coming in through the door, but after some wine I warmed up. The chips are the thinnest we have ever had. They are delightful. I ordered a salad and fish special. I should have ordered only one since the portions were large. We will go back for sure. More...
food was excellent and service was equally as excellent...warm and friendly people.....highly recommend...and very reasonably priced and BYOB
Great food, extensive menu of items you don't normally see. Wait staff are attentive and pleasant. Been there twice. Shrimp and Corm bisque, spicy shrimp soup are great. Has Blonde Bombs, killer salads, and pizzas... bring your appetite to this place for sure. The ambience is very nice too, lot to read on the walls... More...
To say the food was fabulous would be an understatement, the blonde bistro NEVER disappoints! Ciara is so talented and the service is very warm and inviting. Thank you so much! Great work! �
Carl J Bower
The pizza is awesome! I've have the BBQ chicken, shrimp pesto, and glitterati and they are all fantastic. I never would have thought to put apple on a pizza, but it works!
My wife and I lived in Philadelphia before moving to Bellefonte, so we've had really good Italian food. Our biggest complaint about the State College metro area was the lack of authentic cuisine, especially Italian. We complain no more however, since the Blonde Bistro came to Bellefonte. The food is like your Italian grandmother would make it. It's "the real deal", made to order and prepared onsite (other restaurants nearby use frozen pasta and canned sauce). We've visited several times and never had a bad meal. Service has been friendly and attentive. They have a standard menu with specials that change regularly. Part of the fun has been trying new offerings from the specials. Some specials have been so popular, they were added to the menu. One of the best features is BYOB! It's a great place to go to avoid the State College crowds and the traffic on busy weekends. And for us, being within walking distance is a plus. Highly recommended. 16March2017 update: Four of us had another excellent dinner at Blonde Bistro. All had different entrees. All would order them again. My wife who is very picky about lasagna loved her dinner. Even the salads were exceptional. More...
Outstanding dinner at The Blonde Bistro! While my spouse has been there before for lunch and had a great experience, last night was our first visit there together for dinner. I started with a cup of the spicy shrimp soup. The serving size was much more generous than the typical "cup" of soup you get at most places. More importantly, the quality of the soup--which was more like a bisque--was wonderful. Based on my wife's recommendation, I had one of their specialty burgers for dinner. Served on some kind of homemade roll with fries, it too was excellent. My wife had their lasagna, which she said was exceptional. Again, the portion size was so generous that she brought half of it home for lunch! It is a "BYOB" establishment, so take your favorite bottle with you and enjoy a really nice local treasure! More...
Cindy Thome Amick
Met a friend who lives in Bellefonte for lunch on our way to the PSU hockey game and he suggested your restaurant. I ordered the Allegheny St burger and it was fabulous! We also shared some of the garlic twists which melted in your mouth with the homemade sauce. My hubby ordered the Spicy Blonde sub and he said it was great and our friend ordered a pizza and raved about it too! Loved the décor and cuteness of your place too! The staff was friendly and when we are in town again, we'll definitely stop again! Thanks for a wonderful experience! :0) More...
Second time eating here and again it was fantastic!!! The homemade chips are addictive. We'll be back again soon�
I work beside this wonderful place and the people there are amazing and the food is even better!
Looooooooved their new wings. I got garlic parm and they were amazing. I also got a cheesesteak and it was hands down the best cheesesteak I've ever eaten. My husband got a stromboli and buffalo wings and also loved both. We will be back for sure! More...
Warm and homely decor. Bruschetta and tiramisu were fantastic!
We had an array of food (pizza, Stromboli, risotto, chicken) and everything was fantastic! Fresh tasting, full of flavor, and the perfect temperature when it came out. I wish I lived closer so I could eat here weekly. And what a sweet waitress on top of it! Reach for the stars, BB! Can't wait to eat here when I come to visit Grandma :) More...
I've had the burgers twice, and they are delicious. I detect a hint of brown sugar, which is how I do them at home. The Italian sub was pretty fantastic! I'm very particular, and I can't say enough about the burgers, salads and subs. More...
Great little italian restaurant in historic Bellefonte, PA.Went here with a friend for the first time and was very pleased. The decor is warm and inviting, very homely. The food was delicious, and while it took a while to make, (cooking is a labor of love people, don't forget that! A gorgeous lasagna doesn't just appear out of nowhere...) the food was delicious. We ordered the spaghetti with tomato and spinach in a white wine sauce, and the eggplant rotini. Both delicious and filing. Be sure to ask for a nice side of bread to soak up the sauces with!If you have the time, and are looking for some homemade goodness, be sure to check out this little gem of a restaurant! More...
Went here on a recommendation from a local and it was a great suggestion! The food was delicious and the decor fun. The owner greeted us and after taking our orders stood and spoke with us about the towns history, the history of nearby places and places we should see while in town. Really enjoyed everything about this restaurant! More...
The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food is delicious, but don't expect to get your food, drink or anything in a timely manner.
Food was great, servers friendly. Only took a few minutes to get to off of route 80 as we were passing by. Would stop again.
Amazingly good food! A must try!
Awesome. Friendly. Personal service. Amazing food. Quaint atmosphere. Just overall really damn good.
Authentic Italian food, and with the real New York Italian stamp of approval. The fresh in every way tomato sauce tastes like someone's family recipe, the menu items are creative and full of mouth watering combinations of ingredients.The pasta sauce in the Sauced Shrimp was a touch too salty, but that didn't stop us from devouring it. The ladies who run this place put a lot of effort into its look and offerings, and it's a standout gem. I don't think I have saved any locations on Google Maps east of Manhattan before. We will definitely be stopping here again. More...
The Blonde Bistro is the best quality for the best price in Bellefonte. It takes longer to get your food, so don't go when you're in a rush, but it is well worth the wait. The Italian wedge is my personal favourite. If you've never been there, I highly recommend it--you will soon be a regular. Also please note! They do close in mid-late August for a deep clean, so if it's bad timing, make it a priority to come back! More...
Her flavored are wonderful. Every time we have eaten there we have not been disappointed. The Southern Seafood Risotto is a must try
We drove thru this quaint little town and ran into this little gem of a place. Everything was super fresh, home-made, and portions were huge. It's a tiny place with that small town feel. The carmelized onions on my balsamic steak sald were my fave :) More...
Found this little gem on google because the restaurant we drove 30+ minutes to visit, was closed and we wanted something close by. Incredibly happy we gave it a try!! The food was absolutely amazing, every employee we encountered was incredibly friendly and the atmosphere was calm, intimate, inviting and relaxing!! We both had pasta (he tried something he's never had before) and both dishes were absolutely delicious! Neither of us knew what to expect but were more than pleasantly surprised!! Perfect for our first dinner date and we will most definitely be returning!!!! More...
My first visit was ok. I will start off my saying I ordered a burger and it was extremely delicious! There were a couple things that made the service not so great. We ordered water and received glasses with room temperature water and no ice. Maybe we need to specify that we want ice? We received our food, I don't think it took too long but then we never saw our server the rest of the meal until we got our check. Willing to go back because the food was delish, hopefully the service will be better next time More...
We ate at your restaurant tonight and the food was delicious! You are now on my favorites list for Bellefonte.
Delicious! Funky decor, uber helpful and friendly staff. Fantastic bread, chips, sauces, etc.
Me and my wife were looking for a nice place to eat, we had our 5 month old son with us and he was mildly cranky. Our waitress (the owners mother) happened to notice and help us calm him down. When our food came she proceeded to play with him and give us our own lil date! My wife order the blue blonde burger which was delicious. and I got the chicken alfredo which was the best I had. When ever were back in the area we will be back for more. Thank you ladies!! More...
Lori R. Stepan
Awesome seafood lasagna! Rich and cheesy, full of huge chunks of delicious seafood. Intimate, personalized service, wonderful to listen to Biscuit Jam live! Thank you! BYOB.
Michele R Sweeley
Had dinner here tonight and was fabulous! Ordered white clams and linguine. Highly recommended.
Had a hoagie platter catered from the Blonde Bistro for lunch today, and it was great! Finally got to try the house salad dressing, and it was to die for!!
Was in the area with no idea of where to eat. Stumbled upon The Blonde Bistro and so glad we did. Small, quaint and great food. I ordered a turkey wrap with their homemade chips. They make their own bread wrap, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and their delicious homemade dressing with mayo. Soo good! The chips were really great too. My friend had their wedding soup. She said it was one of the best wedding soups she ever had. Along with a cheesesteak sandwich. It too was wonderful. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The only thing is the size of the sandwiches are Big. I'm sure it is good for some people but, I'm a small eater and I got two meals out of one sandwich. Would definitely go back and recommend for anyone to try. More...
My husband and I ate dinner here for the first time this past weekend. It took us so long to decide on what to eat because it all sounded so amazing! I chose the sweet corn risotto with shrimp and my husband had the sausage with peppers over pasta. The levels of flavor in each bite were amazing! The Blonde Bistro knows what they are doing!! Not only is the food great, the atmosphere is romantic and cozy. We'll definitely be back! More...
We moved to Bellefonte about 2 years ago and have not been able to find good food around here... We've literally eaten or ordered from every business in the area, we even listened to friends recommendations and were consistently disappointed with pretty much everything! Then a coworker said that the blonde bistro is fantastic! We are currently eating our first meal from blonde bistro and We are in heaven! The garlic bruschetta, shrimp citron, and Stromboli are to die for! Thank goodness I found you! The delivery person was very sweet. Congrats! More...
I loved their food and cozy atmosphere. Their food is obviously made with care and love and is so tasty.
Soooo good! Haven't had anything I haven't liked. We had a surprise b-day party for my grandfather's 70th birthday and it was catered by the blonde bistro, hands down the best catering I've ever had!
The pasta here steals the show. If you are looking for GREAT pasta please ditch the chains and come here. It is perfectly flavored with lots of meat and veggies! Also the portions are HUGE! Nobody I have taken here has been disapointed yet! More...
Great Food, Fun Atmosphere! Support for Local Foods and Music! What more could you ask for?
We had a lovely meal here. The food was clearly prepared with care. Décor is fun and quirky. Prices reasonable. Excellent bistro experience!
Who knew!?My expectations for this place were decidedly low (no offense to the proprietors). The city of Bellefonte has oodles of charm but is past its sell-by-date. A lot of storefronts are closed and everything for sale seems to be "antique" but mostly just old and used up. The Blonde Bistro has definite charm and LEGITIMATELY good (dare I say authentic?) food. The bruschetta was fabulous and my veggie pizza was unlike anything I've ever eaten before (in a refreshingly wonderful way). The only complaint from our table was that some items were a tad over salted and there did seem to be a lot of oiliness to just about everything. However, I didn't come here expecting macrobiotic food so I wasn't too bothered. Serving sizes are pretty large and the food is heavy so splitting a main course might be helpful. Oh and the blondes working the joint are saucy! More...
Absolutely amazing... If you're thinking of going to Olive Garden drive the extra 10 miles and come here
Stephanie Ashbaugh MacNicol
Wonderful and relaxing dinner to celebrate our daughter's Penn State graduation. The owner and her mom were so attentive throughout the meal and the desserts were excellent!
On par with NYC/NJ Italian food, love, love love !!
Stacy Krepps Miller
This place is fabulous!! The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious!! I highly recommend it! The garlic bruschetta is amazing! I had a pizza with minced garlic and tomatoes and it was delicious!! More...
Mindy Stiver Meyers
This is definitely a hidden gem in Bellefonte! We brought some friends on Saturday night and they loved it, and can't wait to come back! Garlic Bruschetta is my favorite along with the Carnival! The best Italian food in the area! More...
Love ur pizza it is great and very affordable love is
This is a special place for fantastic food and a wonderful atmosphere in Bellefonte, PA!
Have had the pizza twice now and it is amazing! Can't wait to try some of the other yummy looking things on the menu sometime soon.
My sister & I love this restaurant. It is our new favorite restaurant. Service is always great! Best cheesesteaks & fries around!
Kathi Webber Suckar
WOW!!!...Just catered our office meeting and it was soooo good! Salad was so fresh and the wraps and subs were amazing!!! Folks were fighting over the Zappoles...LOL They also have the best eggplant in town. I'm a Jersey girl and it's hard to find good eggplant parm around here....Love Bella II's!!..great food More...
My husband and I were in Bellefonte Sunday, and stopped at Bella II. The food there was way better than we expected. The variety of food they serve is excellent. The service was great!Wish they weren't about 3 hours away. We definitely would frequent Bella II a lot more if it was closer to home! More...
My wife and I specifically went to Bellefonte to try a "newly T.V. renovated" restaurant, but it was closed on Sunday, so we went across the street to Bella II and I am glad that we did. Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by the owner (recognized from a brief T.V. appearance) and seated. The space was quaint and and empty with the exception of one other family eating, but it was 2 p.m. on Sunday. We ordered the garlic knots with gravy....OMG!!!...a large portion and they were delicious. For our entrees we ordered the Egg Plant Parm and Linguine with white clam sauce...the food was delicious and portions were filling.. some Egg Plant and Garlic Knots went home. The Linguine with white clam sauce was to die for...the sauce was creamy and the clam was plentiful. Our beverage glasses never ran dry, and the staff was very friendly. The prices were appropriate and I felt like we got our money's worth. Definitely making a return visit to Bella II. More...
Jamie Lee Millward
The best pizza ive had in central pa! As close to nj and ny pizza as anyone is going to get. I keep trying new things from their menu and am never disappointed. Superb food! Thank you!!!!!
Chicken Alfredo pizza is awesome! You can tell the Alfredo sauce is made from scratch.
Fantastic food at a reasonable price!
ok if this place had ten stars it would get ten stars from me. had the pizza shortly after they opened. wow soooooooooooooooooooooo good.after four pizza we decided to try the subs. well i had the cheesesteak and my boyfriend had something different. well we both were so impressed. my cheesesteak was absolutely the best. so yesterday we went for Stromboli. ordered a small. well let me tell ya it takes two people to eat it. saw the large one at a neighboring table and it is HUGE. the small is huge. AND DELICIOUS! had opportunity to meet the owner Sierra (hope I spelled it correctly) and her mother. very nice people. folks if you want a good homecooked taste,at a competitive price, you will not go wrong eating at the Bella II. More...
Stephanie Smith Snook
Absolutely amazing! I was so impressed with the food. I can't even begin to say all of the good things about this restaurant and I'm not even a fan of restaurant Italian food! Give it a try!
Hey guys ..Ever try stuffed crust...like a pepperoni pie with bacon and mozzarella stuffed crust Let me know
Wow!!!! We left a neighboring restaurant because of a horrible menu renovation and I am glad we did. THIS is what a great Italian restaurant should be. Their menu is one of the best in State College/Bellefonte area. Plenty to choose from, and very descriptive. Their Garlic knots were fantastic on their own, their home made "gravy" puts them over the top. The Pizza Frittes were amazing. Fresh cut fries topped with sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Now for the Pizza... I have had pizza in 4 other restaurants in Bellefonte, and this was truly the best. The crust was crisp without being crunchy, the meats were flavorful, in fact, their sausage comes from a local butcher, Hogs Galore, so you know it's fresh. Everything was made perfectly. My buddy got a Chicken Parmesan Sub, and it was HUGE! It was thick with chicken sauce and cheese on home made bread. In fact it was so big, he took half home!They offer a large variety of desserts, but the second I heard the word "Cannoli", my choice was made, and I enjoyed every bite. The shell was sweet and crisp, but didn't shatter when cut. The filling was probably the smoothest ricotta filling I've ever had, and I've been eating cannoli for 30 years. Let's go into the last section and that's the service. The people there were awesome, they explained the menu to us, great service and great conversation. The manager or owner talked with us, told us a little about the place, and was a genuine nice guy, and our server was wonderful as well... I never got to the bottom of my soda...All in all, I am glad we left the restaurant across the street, because we found a new place that we, not only will eat there frequently, but bring our friends as well. More...
Melissa Misercola Heredia
Fabulous food and super nice owners!! We will definitely be going back and would recommend to everyone!!
This place serves the best Italian food in Bellefonte, and that is saying a lot since there are many Italian restaurants in town. The sauce tastes of fresh tomatoes and is perfectly seasoned. Best of all, it is not sweet, a rarity in Bellefonte. The pizza is delicious with a crispy crust that is soft on the inside. The lasagna is cheesy and filling. More...
Friendly staff. Open later than other downtown restaurants. Ample portions and amazing lasagna! Take your own wine or beer and buy your dinner with the savings.
I went there for supper on Sunday, 15 June, the weekend of the Bellefonte Cruise, and, as such, was surprised to find that it (and really the rest of the village) wasn't busy. I ordered the linguine alla fresca. It was a healthy portion and prepared well; it was served quickly and preceded by a garden salad and a slice of garlic bread. The service, at first, was rather gruff. Upon my entering, the waitress kind of looked at me, 'What the fuck are you doing here?', and somewhat continued with that attitude through the first part of my meal. However, I remained polite, and she reciprocated on politeness and pleasantness after a while. Personally, I like it when people treat others the way they are treated, but some people might be turned off by that attitude. To be clear, the service was fine, overall. Recommended. Though I haven't tried any of the other Italian sit-down places in Bellefonte, Bella II seems to compare favourably to Faccia Luna in State College and be a bit better than Rotelli in State College. More...
Alicia Trude Gehret
I try and make it once or twice a week for the delicious pizza! Everyone that works there is so friendly and you must try there food! It's amazing!!
We discovered Bella II this evening while driving through Bellefonte, and we decided to stop for dinner. I tried a pizza, and it was perfect! The co-owner told us that they make their own pizza crust and bread dough by hand completely from scratch. The crust was crisp, not at all soggy. They must also use a high-quality cheese, because this pizza was not oily at all. The mushrooms were also fresh and not canned. Great work, Bella II. I will be back soon! More...
Cindy Lockard Hallahan
Delicious pizza !!
Brent Michael Farmer
Great atmosphere. Not fancy, decorated on a budget, but very charming. I think I will take away some decorating ideas for my own house. Staff is very friendly. If we weren't traveling through, this would be a regular place for us. More...
Bella II.....whether it's lunch or dinner......the food is fabulous!!!