Our Story







Lead Staff

Nino & Liz Cutraro

Francesco Apollonia
Executive Chef

Kevin Mazziotta
General Manager



Our Vision: Italian Lifestyle at its BesT

 Exceptional Food, Wine and Celebration

Bella Piatti, the "hot spot" in downtown Birmingham, has been re-invented with new ownership in 2013.

The interior of the restaurant has been revitalized with the help of designer Jeff Fontana. The warm and whimsical décor is an unexpected change from the original interior. The antique chandeliers, renaissance and baroque murals, caramel colored linens and the unusual stainless steel drape create a cozy, warm and inviting environment.

Venetian born Chef Francesco Apollonia created a traditional Italian menu with a contemporary presentation and flair. His take on foods and flavors from around the Italian boot have been receiving rave reviews. The menu is comprised of traditional meals such as pastas, risotto, seafood and mouthwatering steaks, veal and lamb. Also offered are a variety of hot and cold antipasti, daily specials and delectable house-made desserts. Fresh seasonal produce, exceptional quality products and artisanal ingredients make this dining experience authentic and simply Italian.







Contact us
tel. 248-494-7110
167 Townsend Street
Birmingham, MI 48009



Three years into its run under proprietors Nino and Liz Cutraro, Bella Piatti, the jewel box of a restaurant in the heart of downtown Birmingham, is establishing itself as one of the places to go in Metro Detroit.
— The Detroit News
We have watched the restaurant industry’s ups and downs and re-emerge stronger and more imaginative. Bella Piatti’s route to where it is today has been very solid. Its owners have created a good, desirable small Italian restaurant that is different and very inviting.
— Hour Detroit
The only thing worrying me about the new Bella Piatti in downtown Birmingham is whether I’ll ever be able to get in again after word gets around about its inviting new look and approach.
— Sylvia Rector of the Detroit Free Press