575-894-YUMM (9866) | 303 Jones Street | Truth or Consequences NM

Reviews

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The “Fried Calamari” is misnamed

Took my wife for a romantic dinner tonight. The “fried calamari” is misnamed. It is wonderful, probably the best I’ve ever had, but it seems prepared far beyond anything “fried” describes. We shared a Santa Barbara calzone and it was equally incredible. Again, the best I’v had in decades. Two drink, an appetizer, dinner, and the bill was $33 plus tip. The service was personal, friendly, quick, and unobtrusive. We’ll be back, with friends.~ Thomas Day | 2017 Feb | via Facebook

Incredible meal!

We decided to try Bellaluca for our anniversary. Incredible meal! The lobster carbonara was incredible as was the chiopino. Awesome food and service. Great wine selection. We will be back many times.  Thanks!~ Forrest W, Boise ID | 2015 Jan | via Yelp

Italian Quality Comparable to Italy

Having traveled to Italy three times and loved the food we were not expecting a similar experience in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico. The dinner was superb by any measurement with the Braised Beef Risotto the star of the evening. I can’t wait for our next visit! ~ Mike | 2015 Jan | via TripAdvisor

A True “Family” Restaurant

We had a wonderful dinner at Bella Luca and a lovely conversation with Jessica, who owns the restaurant. Two of her three children were on hand as well, eating dinner (a fabulous looking pizza) and doing homework. They were charming, lively and well behaved. How many parents are confident enough to bring their kids to work regularly!? Their company lent itself to a warm and attractive dining room. Coffee is fantastic, too.~ Katie S. | 2015 Jan | via TripAdvisor

Excellent

Had the grown up mac and cheese for my birthday dinner and it was excellent! My fiancé, who is really picky about his alfredo, loved theirs.~ Natsu C, Austin TX | 2015 Jan | via Yelp

Who Knew?

Who knew that there was such fabulous Italian food in the New Mexico desert. If you ever have the chance, you need to stop and eat at Cafe BellaLuca. All of the food is fresh and the wood fired pizza is outstanding. Also, their wine list is beyond what one would expect.~ Obliex4, Denver CO | 2015 Jan | via TripAdvisor

The Jewel of the High Desert!

The Jewel of the high desert! Great food! Great Wine and Beer selection!  Great people!~ Pylonyous P | 2015 Jan | via Yelp

Modern & upscale (but not pretentious or expensive)

What a surprise to find this in T or C! It is so modern and upscale (without being pretentious or too expensive)! We stopped in for dessert and a bottle of wine. They have a great wine selection. The creme brulee was really good, and the flourless chocolate cake with berry sauce was rich but not overly filling. The service was so great and friendly. I would love to come back and try their food!~ Amanda, Tucson AZ | 2015 Jan | via Yelp

Wow!! Go Here!

My husband and I had a wonderful meal and exceptional service here. We ordered the calamari, risotto and scallops, pizza (I believe it was the Santa Barbara?) and we had an amazing creme brulee for dessert. All were absolutely incredible. Additionally, my husband loves beer and I love wine and BellaLuca was able to cater to both of our tastes with a large assortment of both, and our server, Jessica was very knowledgeable and helpful and actually paired us each with the right drinks to accompany our meals. The atmosphere was very nice, low lights, soft music, upscale, rustic charm. We live in Taos, but will be making many, many trips back to T or C in the future, if only to visit BellaLuca again.~ Laurie | 2015 Jan | via TripAdvisor

Excellent Italian restaurant

Excellent Italian restaurant in T or C. Stopped for dinner with friends and had a great meal. Great wine and bottled beer selection. We shared the Arugula salad and Calamari as an appetizer. The Calamari was excellent and the salad was just the right amount of goat cheese and roasted red peppers. We also ordered the Capone pizza. It was baked perfectly with a crispy crust and just the right amount of sauce. We finished off sharing the Pistachio Gelato, flourless chocolate cake and pear bread pudding. They were all excellent! The price point is just right for the food and portions sizes. Will have to stop by again one day if traveling through there again. I would have rated 5 stars, but they were out of Tiramisu and the restrooms needed a little more TLC, especially the ladies restroom according to my wife and our friend.~ Noel C, Austin TX | 2014 Dec | via Yelp

Great beer selection, even better food

Great beer selection and even better food. There was an issue with our order but they more than made up for it with some free drinks. They obviously cared about the customer experience and wanted to ensure that each person was taken care of.~ Craig L, El Paso TX | 2014 Nov | via Yelp

Incredible Find in T or C

Are you traveling anywhere near T or C? Even if you’re in Las Cruces or ABQ, you should make a trip over to Cafe BellaLuca for an unforgettable meal! One would only expect a diner or NM joint in T or C. This jewel is unexpected and well worth even a 2-hour drive! I had the best scallop dish of my life (U-21, I believe they are called – forgive me if I’m wrong). They were the size of my fist, and seared in brown butter. Good grief! Appetizers and desserts were also delish. Check it out!~ Barto Hound | 2014 Oct | via TripAdvisor

Could not have been more pleased

My husband and I recently had a wonderfully delicious dinner at your restaurant, and are looking forward to coming again soon. I’m vegan, and your chef kindly made a perfect vegan entree. I could not have been more pleased!~ Lin | 2014 Oct | via our contact page

Truly, my compliments

I ordered take-out last night and I just want to compliment your Chef. I was raised in a Sicilian home and am always weary, and not very hopeful, when I order Italian. I had the Eggplant and it was perfection. The penne wasn’t drowning in sauce and was tender, no al dente and the eggplant was cooked just right. Thank you. I am regretting having committed to a home cooked meal tonight but I’ll be back tomorrow for pizza. Truly, my compliments.

~ Kathryn | 2014 Oct | via our contact page