Wanted to report that I dined at Bella tonite with 4 friends and had a very good meal. There were some small flaws, but overall, it was really good.
We had the braised short ribs with wasabi mashed potatoes (YUM), the salmon (so-so), the farfalle with Kennet Sq mushroom ragout (good), and the chicken (good). All with a fantastic dry creek Sonoma Zin ($32). And for dessert, an apple tart w/ ginger gelato (awesome gelato), twin cupcakes (ok), and banana split (yum). The service was friendly, the predinner cocktails were great (one hell of a pomegranate martini, those the price $8, was a bit high).
Really very impressed. Dinner for 5 came to $140, with the predinner drinks, to $175.