Bella Donna Catering Reviews

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Stephanie · Married on 09/02/2017

    5.0
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    Bella Donna Catering was great and helped make our wedding experience stress free! Steve was very responsive and was easy to get along with. The food was enjoyed by everybody. They were able to accommodate our last minute requests and all our needs. Would definitely recommend for any and all events!

    Sent on 09/11/2017
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    Jason · Married on 07/15/2017

    5.0
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    Bella Donna is a great Catering Business. Steve was very Professional and was there to help us select the Catering Service and Package that was best suited for our Wedding party. He will sit down with you and go over every detail, food type, package, and of course price. The quality of service that you will receive for the price is amazing. What impressed my wife and I the most is he was willing to let us go and do a full tasting of the plate style that we selected. My wife and I were very concerned with whether or not the food would be to our liking. He arranged for us to go to another venue that he was catering for that was serving the same plate style. He had a table and chairs set up in the back kitchen for us and the waiters served us two plates. We selected the Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken. The flavor of the food was excellent. We both had a large wedding with about 200 guests. I would highly recommend his business to any couple that is looking for an excellent Caterer. The price is affordable. One thing we liked about the package is that linens, plates, and silverware were included.


    Thank you Steve.

    Jason and Mayra Vidrios
    (07.15.17)

    Sent on 01/01/2018
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    Leah · Married on 07/04/2017

    5.0
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    Great for a budget-friendly wedding, with also QUALITY food

    Bella Donna Catering did a beautiful job at my wedding this fall! We heard about him through a family member's wedding and it was a great fit for us. He was easy to communicate with, especially planning my own wedding in another state. It made things so much easier for me. The service and staff were great during our outdoor wedding. The food was amazing, our guests especially loved the lemon dill salmon. I think the best thing was that it fit in our budget, which was very important for us. I would recommend Steve and Bella Donna Catering to anyone doing a budget-friendly event. Thank you so much, BDC, for making this day such a great one for us!

    Sent on 12/19/2018
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    Natashia · Married on 11/11/2016

    5.0
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    We found Steve and Bella Donna Catering off of yelp and wedding wire. We were blown away by the quality of the food from our tasting. On the day of our wedding, we received nothing but positive compliments on the food and service. At the end of the night, we even were able to take home some left overs so we could savor those delicious garlic mashed potatoes again the day after. Not only was the food absolutely delicious but it was affordable. I highly recommend Steve and Bella Donna Catering to any couple looking for a great caterer at a great price.

    Sent on 12/09/2016

    Bella Donna Catering's reply:

    Loved working with Natashia.. She was always agreeable and very smart with understanding how the packages and flow worked.. Loved her style and especially the venue- Ruby Street.. Hope we can run across Her soon at some other friends or family's event!
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    Mayra · Married on 10/22/2016

    5.0
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    The best wedding venue good excellent food excellent staff it was just wonderful everything clean ready for my guests to sit down there's no words to explain the good quality of service that Donna Bella had thanks to Steve that was an amazing always answering my questions text you really quick when I had a question it was just marvelous will recommend welcome back thank you Donna Bella catering

    Sent on 12/09/2016

    Bella Donna Catering's reply:

    Thanks Mayra! So fun to work with you- you were a such an easygoing bride ..
    Made it a pleasure to work with you !!
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    Sara · Married on 05/29/2016

    5.0
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    We loved working with Steve and his team!! He was always very responsive, even when I had a ton of silly questions! He quickly responded to me via phone, text, or e-mail. I found Bella Donna catering online via Yelp. I was a little apprehensive, but I needn't have worrried! He worked with our menu and budget! We had a fun wedding/reception, with the wonderful food, service and professionalism of Steve and his team. The bartender learned my husband's special martinis and they were a huge hit! I definitely recommend Bella Donna Catering. I'm hoping we can have a party ot special event again just so we can work with Steve and his team again!

    Sent on 06/18/2016
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    Jason · Married on 01/30/2016

    5.0
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    Couldn't give higher praise to Steve and his staff for how they catered our wedding. They were top notch, attentive, listened and overall just made the whole experience a true joy for my now wife and I (and our guests). Highly recommend.

    Sent on 02/02/2016
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    Melissa · Married on 12/05/2015

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    Bella Donna Catering is awesome! Their food tasted wonderful and the service was super professional. Steve worked with our budget and came up with a menu that really looked like we spent more! The chicken was cooked perfectly and we heard our guests talk about how great the food was -- which is what you want!

    Steve is easy to get a hold of and really nice to work with. He made us feel comfortable and less stressed with all the planning. I will gladly recommend Bella Donna to friends and family!

    Sent on 02/10/2016
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    Paolo · Married on 08/29/2015

    5.0
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    From the very beginning of our talks with Bella Donna Catering all the way to the big day, Steve was an absolute gentleman and professional. He made the process so very easy--such a comfort for those who find themselves overwhelmed with all the minutiae of wedding planning.

    We spoke to other caterers who who couldn’t match the services that Bella Donna provided for the price they offered—not even close. The food was delicious (we recommend the Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Garlic Mashed Potatoes!) and their table settings were just lovely. To top it off, their servers were very efficient and courteous, and even jumped in to lend a hand with things that weren’t part of their regular duties when they saw we needed help.

    The Mrs. and I can’t rave enough about Bella Donna. They made us feel taken care of. We can’t imagine our wedding having been catered by anyone else, and are so very grateful that we found them.

    Sent on 10/04/2015
  • User5378152 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    From the very first phone call, Steve at Bella Donna Catering was extremely helpful! We planned our wedding from New York and doing so was made possibly by Steve and his team. We only met once in person to finalize all of the details once we were in town for our wedding. He was extremely thorough, thought of everything and gave us the confidence to not worry about anything the day of our wedding. The place settings were beautiful, the food was great, cake was awesome and the staff was so accommodating. Our venue also had to be flipped from the ceremony to the reception and they did this so seamlessly!! They really took care of everything!!! And they were a fraction of the cost of many other caterers we looked into. We HIGHLY recommend Bella Donna!

    Sent on 10/13/2015

    Bella Donna Catering's reply:

    Thanks private user!!
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    Loraine · Married on 07/17/2015

    5.0
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    We've been working with Steve since late last year on our wedding event. He was detailed snd really gave us the selection of the buffet style catering with what we really wanted to go for. They are diligent and detailed and on point with the details, colors, style etc. The food they prepared for my parents during the tasting were pot roast beef, sage chicken, pasta salad and sauteed vegetables which were all so tasteful. They're very vertically integrated in which they were our one stop shop as far as food and beverages go; we were able to have them create my dream naked cake as well. So far, my experience with Steve has been forward and easy to work with since he's very accomodative and really worked with pricing with us.

    Sent on 05/30/2015
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    Jamie · Married on 10/18/2014

    5.0
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    Bella Donna was amazing! Steve was an absolute joy to work with. Professional, attentive, and very accommodating. Not to mention, the food was absolutely delicious. The Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is to die for! Quality food at an amazing price? Bella Donna takes the cake. Hands down! We can't wait to book them for future events and we will definitely recommend them to all of our friends and family. All in all, a wonderful experience. Thank you Bella Donna!

    Sent on 11/24/2014
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    michael · Married on 10/18/2014

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    Bella Donna catering was amazing!!! The food was outstanding and the prices were well within our budget. Steve was a pleasure to work with and was always very responsive when we had any questions. After looking at many many food vendors out there Bella Donna was really an easy choice for our wedding due to their professionalism, superior food quality and affordability. Steve was very helpful in the planning process as well. His experience as a caterer was quite apparent and it really set his company apart. I would definitely recommend Bella Donna to anyone look for a delicious catered food at a reasonable price.

    Sent on 11/24/2014
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    Diana · Married on 10/18/2014

    5.0
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    Bella Donna Catering was perfect! It provided service from beginning to end. For us we had Bella Donna Catering because it provided great food, location, tables, linens, bartender and security. A one stop shop you can say. Bella Donna Catering had a variety of menus or select from variety of appetizers. salads, main entrees, or sides. We also had Bella Donna Catering provide the cake; it too was delicious. Our guests raved about the food and cake days after our party. The place was beautifully set up, the servers were pleasant to work with and Steve Berrett, the man behind it all, was pleasant and always available to answer questions or help out. I highly recommend Bella Donna Catering for your next event!

    Sent on 12/26/2014
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    Cynthia · Married on 09/26/2014

    5.0
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    Very pleased to have Bella Donna Catering at our wedding. Steve was very easy to work with. Easy to contact, flexible in meeting times. He went out of his way to meet us at locations convenient to us. Steve also helped us plan a buffet menu with personal recommendations of crowd pleasing items.

    We appreciated the flexibility in the menu and the ability to taste so many menu items prior to the making our final selections. Steve was also very prompt with email and phone communication with us and our wedding coordinator.

    We had a special whole roasted pig delivered at our wedding and Steve and his staff did an awesome job of slicing and serving as well. Our family and friends, who are a pretty diverse and at times hard-to-please bunch, all commented on how much they enjoyed the food, many even going for seconds.

    We know many wedding couples who are so busy that they don't get to eat their wedding food, but we're so glad that we ate because it really did taste yummy! And anyone who knows us knows that we are super picky about great tasting food! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to a friend.

    Sent on 10/14/2014
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    jessica · Married on 09/14/2014

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    I had the pleasure of having Bella Donna Halls & Catering cater my wedding in September 2014. First let me say, Steve is such a pleasure to work with! Not only was the food amazing but the service was excellent.

    Steve was in constant contact and always very easy to reach. We changed things a few times and it was never an issue. Steve even arranged for us to sample the food and cake prior to the wedding which made us switch our choices in food because what we tasted was so delicious. Steve accommodated us in any way that he could. On the day of the wedding, Steve and his staff always made sure our needs were met and treated my husband and I so great.

    On to the food. We had garlic mashed potatoes, tri-tip, seasoned vegetables and a creamy sun dried tomato sauce over chicken. Everything was delicious. Even my 7-year-old son, who is the pickiest eater ever, said that the food was the best he ever had and he loved the mashed potatoes and he NEVER eats potatoes, not even french fries! My son also commented on the chicken being the best he ever had. We had several appetizers but I didn't get to try them. As far as the cake, I can't remember....but Steve and his staff were definitely a pleasure to work with, they kept us fed, our drinks full and even worked longer than they were supposed to to help with the clean up. Their price range for catering service far out beats many of the quotes we were getting and I feel like we couldn't have made a better selection.

    Sent on 11/21/2014
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    christine · Married on 06/28/2014

    5.0
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    As an event planner for 517 Events, I work with many caterers on a day to day basis, but when my clients ask who they should use I always respond "Bella Donna Catering". There food is delicious, their price is amazing, and the service is top notch. I have worked with Steve and his team over the last 3 years and every time they have been on their A game. From getting an estimate, to planning a menu, to event day, they make their clients feel like they are the only one. They are always flexible with whatever the clients want. On event day, they show up on time, dressed well, ready to work and with smiles on their faces. The food is always hot and delicious and the service impeccable. You cannot go wrong with Bella Donna Catering.

    Sent on 10/16/2014
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    angela · Married on 08/04/2013

    5.0
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    Bella Donna's made us the most beautiful and best tasting cake ever!! The entire cake was eaten!! We had three different flavors.... Chocolate cake with Nutella ganache, banana cake with peanut butter cream and french vanilla with coconut custard all covered in butter cream. It was yummy!!!!!
    We had a four tier cake with homemade white chocolate seashells on it. It was amazing!!

    Sent on 06/02/2015
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    Emilia · Married on 01/11/2013

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    Bella Donna was so good to us! They seriously took care of everything, we told them what we liked and what we wanted and they took care of the rest. The food was so good, everyone kept commenting on it all night. Food was really important to us so we were very happy with our pick. It made our wedding memorable to our guest and stress free for us! Five stars all the way!

    Sent on 09/13/2014
  • User7476445 · event on: 07/02/2016

    5.0
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    I would like to thank. Steve and Bella Donna Catering for making our day so special

    Sent on 12/09/2016

    Bella Donna Catering's reply:

    Thanks!!
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    Cynthia · Married on 09/26/2015

    4.8
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    We were so happy with the service we received from Bella Donna Catering. Lee Hall was the perfect venue for us and it all fit perfectly into our budget.
    Steve and his complete staff were so attentive the whole night, and made sure every detail was taken care of. They checked in with us throughout the night and helped keep me on time with the schedule we had planned!
    The guests loved the food. The chicken, veggies and mashed potatoes were delicious.
    The bartender was so friendly, as well as Steve, Edgar, Richard and the whole staff!
    Thank you for making our special day perfect!

    Sent on 10/09/2015
  • User4591475 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
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      4.5
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    Steve and his crew is awesome! You won't be disappointed !

    Sent on 12/06/2014
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    Judith · Married on 11/29/2013

    4.4
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    I had a very positive experience with BellaDonna and I will review the highs and lows here. We used the Lee Hall location in Northridge for our event and the hall is just the perfect size and set up. Three restrooms plus a private restroom for the bride and groom, an elevated level for the head table and four guest tables and a stage for the DJ set up. Here are my highs and they are most important - Food was excellent, served promptly, great value for the price which included hall rental set up and clean up. The location, linens, dinnerware and glassware were clean and in good condition. Cake was very good and we did not have a tasting of that so I had my fingers crossed and the guests loved it. Plates were removed in a timely manner. There were three issues we had that day regarding the room temp, bar and set up of the chocolate fountain. I am putting this under the highs because they corrected those issues promptly and checked with us frequently to make sure all was well. I had to rate a little low on responsiveness and professionalism only because their kitchen is actually in Orange County so for the tasting to be done locally it had to be done at one of their events. So the dates and times available made it difficult to schedule our tasting and to have a proper tasting locally were week days and we were only given a day or two's notice which we could not accommodate. if I had to do it over again I would have made the appointment at their Orange County kitchen for a proper tasting. We chose a cash bar but were not told it was beer and wine only. I have to say that the caterer knows his job very well and has been doing this a long time and he has a better understanding of the timeline at hand and I think he could do a better job of conveying that to the client in the beginning and should make a tentative appointment for the final appointment to settle the final details.

    Sent on 12/02/2013
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    Ashley · Married on 09/28/2014

    4.2
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      4.0
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      4.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    We are still getting guests telling us how wonderful the food was at our wedding. That was very important to us from the beginning, the food had to be good ! We had a wonderful Italian buffet, I am so pleased that we were able to choose the food we wanted. It was nice to have the linens also provided with our catering so that we did not have to use another vendor. I highly recommend the Chimichurri for an appetizer, trust me people loved it ! I was sad when my plate was cleaned up before I finished my last bite, that's how much I loved it !

    Sent on 10/15/2014

    Bella Donna Catering's reply:

    Thanks Ashley!
    You guys were so easy and fun to work with!
    Glad you liked the Chimichurri!!!

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