Welcome to Nota Bene Restaurant & Bar
Rooted deeply in Italian/mediterranean tradition and inspiration, Nota Bene showcases modern variations on fresh pasta made in-house, local vegetables, Neapolitan pizzas and wood-fired proteins. Built from our humble "mobile" beginnings Nota Bene has become Richmond’s premiere brick-oven restaurant. Our name means "to take note", and that is the approach that drives every aspect of what we do; beginning with the simplicity of cooking fresh, locally sourced food in a wood-fired oven.
At Nota Bene our focus is on putting out food and libations that reflect the same philosophy. The menu inspires the nationally recognized wine list, which informs the cocktail list. It reads as a love letter to simplicity and excellence. Our focus on natural, organic and biodynamic wines celebrate the artisans who put out a product while being mindful of sourcing, technique and environment, the same approach we take in the kitchen.
We strive to promote food and wine that elevates dining, reflects our mediterranean inspiration while sparking conversation and education. It’s a guest first approach for embracing a movement in a town where the food culture is peaking interest on a national level.
There's more to great food than great ingredients. Nota Bene was built by the love of family, friends and food all coming together.
Sourcing locally and making all of our pasta, bread, sauces and pizza dough by hand makes for delicious results.