Beginnings in the old country
Ristorante Bella Roma serves truly authentic Italian cuisine. The executive chef and owner, Davide Giuliani, was born and raised in Rome, Italy and had his first cooking lessons in his grandmother’s kitchen. Growing up in a culture where food and wine are celebrated topics of conversation on a daily basis, you can’t help but develop a true passion for cooking. Davide furthered his home grown education by attending pastry school and becoming a certified sommelier. Pasta, desserts and wine education in Italy combined with fearlessness, determination and a one way ticket to the United States eventually resulted in the opening of Ristorante Bella Roma.
Ending up in Helena, MT
If there is one question Davide gets asked the most once folks find out he was born and raised in Rome, Italy; it would be, “How did you end up in Helena Montana?” Amore brought him to this little mountain town. Davide’s wife was raised in Helena and after meeting in Las Vegas and then trying out cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle while building their family, they settled back in Helena. What does and Italian do in Helena, MT? Create a piece of home right here of course! The design of Ristorante Bella Roma pays homage to his home town of Rome, Italy. You’ll enter through a garden and be greeted by a fountain that resembles the drinking fountains found on the streets of Rome. Once inside you can enjoy a table next to a grand mural of the Fontana Di Trevi while you enjoy homemade pastas, breads and desserts. Everything is made from scratch, in-house everyday just as they do in Italy.
A family affair
The Italian culture is lively, vibrant and centered around the family. Davide’s mother joined him in Helena to help with the restaurant. You’ll find signora Barbara making bread and pasta in the kitchen a mano everyday. The staff become honorary Italians when they come to work each day and you’ll even catch Davide’s wife and five children (pictured above) enjoying a family dinner on the patio from time to time. The Italian family culture spreads past just the immediate family and if we’ve done things right at Bella Roma, each of our guests will leave their dinner experience feeling like a member of the Bella Roma family as well. Come to the restaurant for a truly unique dining experience and soak in an evening of Italy right here in Helena. You won’t be disappointed!